+ Post New Thread
Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 97
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 ...
  1. #46
    harrno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Stansted Mountfitchet
    Posts
    13
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    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 ...

  2. #47
    Pete10141748's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,365
    Thank Post
    106
    Thanked 220 Times in 130 Posts
    Rep Power
    86
    "pete" as thats my name
    !10141748" as that was my Uni ID number, and I used it so much I'll never forget it

  3. #48
    DSapseid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    1,152
    Thank Post
    130
    Thanked 54 Times in 47 Posts
    Rep Power
    38
    Yep another boring one my initial and my surname

  4. #49

    tmcd35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    5,620
    Thank Post
    845
    Thanked 883 Times in 731 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    326
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    !10141748" as that was my Uni ID number, and I used it so much I'll never forget it
    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

  5. #50

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    127
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    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

  6. #51

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,734
    Thank Post
    1,272
    Thanked 1,645 Times in 1,101 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    505
    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Mine has been shortened from "Gattancha" which I used back in my CounterStrike days
    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.

    Useful as its always free when signing up to sites.

  7. #52
    Pyroman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,200
    Thank Post
    433
    Thanked 140 Times in 105 Posts
    Rep Power
    72
    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.

  8. #53

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,734
    Thank Post
    1,272
    Thanked 1,645 Times in 1,101 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    505
    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    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.
    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.

  9. #54
    silver_hippo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Isle of Man
    Posts
    50
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    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)

  10. #55

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
    Posts
    23
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Mine was developed from Sanguinius the primarch of my Blood Angels, which is an army from Games Workshops: Warhammer 40'000. And it stuck!

  11. #56
    somabc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,337
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 388 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    111
    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.

    The Meaning of Soma

  12. #57
    richard.thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    491
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    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

  13. #58
    MyDejaVu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    106
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    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.

  14. #59

    powdarrmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Alcester, Warwickshire
    Posts
    4,859
    Thank Post
    412
    Thanked 777 Times in 650 Posts
    Rep Power
    182
    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

    Arrr!

  15. #60

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,622
    Thank Post
    1,240
    Thanked 777 Times in 674 Posts
    Rep Power
    235
    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    I wonder how many others have instant recall on their uni number? I do!
    w9628746. Me too!

    --
    David Hicks

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. GP by username
    By rhyds in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17th July 2007, 08:01 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •