General Chat Thread, Where did your username come from? in General; Mines an easy one ... back in the days of PDP/VAX networking uniqueness was needed therefore first 4 of surname ...
6th November 2008, 04:32 PM #46
Mines an easy one ... back in the days of PDP/VAX networking uniqueness was needed therefore first 4 of surname plus first two of christian name. Mostly worked but there were exceptions.
I also use Earwig 'O' (hence the earwig avatar) - from what they shout at football matches ...
6th November 2008, 04:33 PM #47
"pete" as thats my name
!10141748" as that was my Uni ID number, and I used it so much I'll never forget it
6th November 2008, 04:35 PM #48
Yep another boring one my initial and my surname
6th November 2008, 04:36 PM #49
That's interesting, I wonder how many others have instant recall on their uni number? I do! However, I can't disclose it here as I use it for other things - It'd be a security risk
Originally Posted by Pete10141748
6th November 2008, 04:37 PM #50
- Rep Power
Mine comes from an old Gary Numan song 'Machman' just changed to include my name. And that song is old, 30years next year!! God I'm old
6th November 2008, 04:41 PM #51
CS for me too. Originally my nickname at uni was Sparky, but far too many people used it online and at tournies, so it became Sparkeh.
Originally Posted by Gatt
Useful as its always free when signing up to sites.
6th November 2008, 04:45 PM #52
Mine came from school, used to make homemade fireworks/explosives (not in a terrorist way, just for fun in the back garden) and it just stuck.
6th November 2008, 04:51 PM #53
Oh wow, for a brief time my nickname was pyromark, however I don't know why as there didnt seem to be a reason for it.
Originally Posted by Pyroman
6th November 2008, 05:08 PM #54
I was watching a movie while creating a profile for an online game a few years ago and I saw a silver hippo.
I was like BAM! That's me baby
(not literally I do try to stay a little fit while fiddling with computers and not violent at all... Unless Mr computer doesn't want to turn on grrrrrr)
6th November 2008, 05:19 PM #55
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Mine was developed from Sanguinius the primarch of my Blood Angels, which is an army from Games Workshops: Warhammer 40'000. And it stuck!
6th November 2008, 05:27 PM #56
Well mine is from Aldous Huxleys 'Brave New World' with my initials added on to make it unique enough that no matter what I sign up to that username is not normally taken.
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6th November 2008, 05:58 PM #57
Mine is very boring. The names I normally use for online things may cause offence so I went for the name my parents gave me :P
6th November 2008, 06:18 PM #58
my nick has been the same since I started using the Internet 12+ years ago, I use it because of two reasons, firstly (obviously) because Lots of premonitions happen to me on a very regular basis, and secondly because its the name of a song from my favorite group, Ace Of Base.
6th November 2008, 06:40 PM #59
Mine's pretty old, as a teenager we'd play msn pirates, boarding other conversations and generally being a nuisance. A powder monkey is a cannon-loading dogsbody, but it needed a nautical twist
6th November 2008, 07:34 PM #60
w9628746. Me too!
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