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Title: Why did you choose......
Post by: B'rrr on February 29, 2004, 03:46:35 PM
Why did you choose your screenname? It is obvious that some used their (partially)name. But there are some strange/nice/weird/cute names among them, so I'm curious why you chose that name...

feel free to share ; )
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: Yonkey on February 29, 2004, 03:53:46 PM
Mine used to be an old nickname I had years ago. ;D  It was actually the first username I used when I got the Internet.  I decided on using it as my main alias (compared to some form of my real name) because I knew the majority of the time the alias would not be taken already.   :)
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: Jeysie on February 29, 2004, 04:36:22 PM
I don't know if my nick qualifies as  strange, nice, weird, or cute, but I'll answer anyway. ;D

It all started way back when I first got Net access in November of 1996. I opened an account with AOL (yes, you can all either laugh or radiate sympathy in my general direction, depending on your disposition), and needed a username. I knew I wanted something more unique than just my name or initials, and didn't have lots of random numbers after it, but all of my childhood nicknames were... well... decidedly less-than-flattering. (The only two that weren't horrible were "The Brain", which I feared would set up an incorrect first impression, and "The Walking Computer", which would have been amusing, but was too long.)

Finally I somehow hit upon "Jelsie". J from my middle name Julia, and "Elsie" from my first name, as well as a friend whose middle name was Elizabeth and sometimes liked to go by that nickname. Well, "Jelsie" was taken. And so was "Jelcie" and "Jaycie" and so on, until I finally hit upon "Jeysie". It wasn't taken, it sounded kinda neat, and it meant absolutely nothing. Perfect! ;D And since I'm a creature of habit (not to mention desiring to keep a consistent online "persona") I've just used the nick for every online thing I've done that needed a username... and it's never been taken so far. 8)

I've been using the same "post signing off" method for all this time now as well, for similarly boring yet quirky reasons. ;)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: Storm on February 29, 2004, 05:12:58 PM
When coming to register for stuff, I can never think of anything interesting, witty, expressive or that would otherwise impress all those who see it and/or make them think I'm a really great and wonderful person...
So I just used my own name :-[
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: Oldbushie on February 29, 2004, 05:21:51 PM
And a cool name it is. :D

My username is completely random, I picked it cuz my mind feels old and my hair is bushy. ;) Other usernames I have are hourija and Aeridus, both which mean nothing in particular except that hourija is supposed to sound Japanese and Aeridus sounds like it has to do with flight. ;)
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: ilkilk on February 29, 2004, 05:21:54 PM
I think my story is interesting. I got mine when I was playing DigDug. So you know when you have to type in three letters when you won. Well I type in Ilk then I notice that those letters are close together on the keyboared . So from then on when ever I play an arcade game I just type that in .So then I just type it twice and you have Ilkilk :)
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: StephieSama on February 29, 2004, 06:23:52 PM
Well, my name is Stephanie- thus the Stephie.
Sama is a Japanese suffix that is a "term of highest respect, for deities, rulers, someone you respect a great deal, or people with big egos." In my case, its the big ego thing.
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: StephieSama on February 29, 2004, 06:52:28 PM
BRR I LIKE YOURS A LOOOOTT :D
its like secsay and fun and wtf a sound or stuff... GRRRZ ;P hahahaha

why you chose yours? Im really really curious :P


lol, he's probably cold. I'm know I'm cold right now.

Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: Say on February 29, 2004, 07:01:45 PM
HAHAHAHA omg its so obvious I feel stupid not even considering that hahahaha :D

yeah that could be it :P
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: B'rrr on March 01, 2004, 02:35:18 AM
actually I'm cold yes ; ) ...but that wasn't the reason for my screen name

At Highschool my fellow students called my by my inverted name. Since I didn't really liked the pronunciation I removed the vowels.

I thought 2 letters looked a little bit... small, so I repeated the last letter twice.

And thus a new name was born ; ) I first used that name with MSN - messanger, and ever since everyone (well, not everyone) calls me that online. Never heard it offline though ; ) ...they must have been a little bit hard for them to pronounce something without vowels ; )

...care to guess the original (not too hard I suppose)?
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: Say on March 01, 2004, 03:21:05 AM
Rob? ;p
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: B'rrr on March 01, 2004, 03:29:17 AM
idd,

That wasn't too hard, was it? ; )
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: Say on March 01, 2004, 03:46:31 AM
LOL, it was a lucky guess... that I had to think for over an hour :D lol
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: B'rrr on March 01, 2004, 04:01:15 AM
congrats anyway, guess you're a good guesser ; )  (an HOUR!?! there was only one letter missing ; )

Your reward:   :-*  *




My real name is actually Robert, but it is only used on official papers ; /


* on your forehead
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: racx_00 on March 01, 2004, 05:19:50 AM
Well Actually i was using racx_00 as my hacker name ;D, i didnt actually ever hack into anyones computer but i knew how to do it :), anyway i decided it wasnt for me so now i use my skills to block others out of my computer XD

So now i use it as a nickname ;B
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: Say on March 01, 2004, 01:58:44 PM
congrats anyway, guess you're a good guesser ; )  (an HOUR!?! there was only one letter missing ; )
lol, I was at that moment working, so I had 4 windows opened -> fireworks, dreamweaver, the forum and cesar's msn ;P so hahaha, it was funny cuz I was between places, I didnt even move last night from this thread I guess, I've been so busy that I dont even recall myself :P, SO the thing is that I think it took me an hour to reply but I did think of it :P


Your reward:   :-*  *
OMFGIGOTAKISSIEH  :lovegoggles: <3

My real name is actually Robert, but it is only used on official papers ; /
I knew that, but if you used Brr its because it was for Rob, if you used Brrt then I would have asumed it was aimed for Robert ;P, Brrt sounds weird... lol I think Brr is better, honestly! I do believe its cute and original, (same as racx's name :D), cuz people in forums always tends to use either their real nicknames or just their fav nicks, and yeah short names call my attention :P


* on your forehead
aaww pooh :(
lol ;P oh well I got one anyways :D yay
*happeh dances*
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: Say on March 01, 2004, 02:00:09 PM
Well Actually i was using racx_00 as my hacker name ;D, i didnt actually ever hack into anyones computer but i knew how to do it :), anyway i decided it wasnt for me so now i use my skills to block others out of my computer XD

So now i use it as a nickname ;B

you know, you bring that up it reminds me of my old days when ->I<- got hacked even more than once and I had to learn how to do that, in my life I knew crapz about trojans and suck :P

was a really bad experience, and even so afterwards I wonder why ppl just like to hack for the heck of it :P
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: B'rrr on March 01, 2004, 03:28:29 PM
idd, I think you all have cool names ; )  that's why I posted this thread in the first place (to see how/why you get them)


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lol  oh well I got one anyways  yay
*happeh dances*

...I'm glad you liked your reward, you've earned it


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now i use my skills to block others out of my computer

I've noticed that the best way to block others out of my comp is to disconnect it ; ) ...glad to say that I've never been hacked... yet


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I was at that moment working, so I had 4 windows opened -> fireworks, dreamweaver

...never really liked dreamweaver, I always preferred notepad
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: copycat on March 02, 2004, 02:49:09 PM
Way back when, when I first discovered forums, i.e. the MoE-forum, my nick was copyman, 'copy' was because I just got a CD-(Re)Writer, so I could copy CD's, and secondly my gender. Afterwards I got to know my feline side, so when the MoE forum moved, and I had to re-register, I chose copycat and someone made me a fitting cat-like avatar. So now, wherever I can, I use the nick copycat, and if I can't (like on ezboard) I go by another cat-incarnation. :P
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on June 15, 2004, 07:31:00 PM
Drunken Chinchilla...I'd love to say where this came from but I can't lol. Does anyone actually remember? Maybe I've ALWAYS been Drunken Chinchilla....
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: MATTANDALEX on June 15, 2004, 09:39:03 PM
Just go to www.homstarrunner.com you'll understand
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Jael on June 15, 2004, 09:43:04 PM
I love that site! Go the Cheat! ;B
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Louisiana Night on June 15, 2004, 09:45:12 PM
I've never heard the name, outside of the Bible. I did know where it came from though.
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Jeysie on June 16, 2004, 03:30:53 AM
Just because I'm too lazy to retype it, I'll copy and paste from an old post (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?board=10;action=display;threadid=806;start=msg19790#msg19790). ;)

It all started way back when I first got Net access in November of 1996. I opened an account with AOL (yes, you can all either laugh or radiate sympathy in my general direction, depending on your disposition), and needed a username. I knew I wanted something more unique than just my name or initials, and didn't have lots of random numbers after it, but all of my childhood nicknames were... well... decidedly less-than-flattering. (The only two that weren't horrible were "The Brain", which I feared would set up an incorrect first impression, and "The Walking Computer", which would have been amusing, but was too long.)

Finally I somehow hit upon "Jelsie". J from my middle name Julia, and "Elsie" from my first name, as well as a friend whose middle name was Elizabeth and sometimes liked to go by that nickname. Well, "Jelsie" was taken. And so was "Jelcie" and "Jaycie" and so on, until I finally hit upon "Jeysie". It wasn't taken, it sounded kinda neat, and it meant absolutely nothing. Perfect!  And since I'm a creature of habit (not to mention desiring to keep a consistent online "persona") I've just used the nick for every online thing I've done that needed a username... and it's never been taken so far.

I've been using the same "post signing off" method for all this time now as well, for similarly boring yet quirky reasons.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Jael on June 16, 2004, 03:37:09 AM
Awww . . . geez. There's already been a username thread? Well, I feel stupid ;].

And I would never of guessed that you got Jeysie from Elizabeth (even I've never gotten that far ;P). The only nickname I have using my middle name is Lizzy-Annie, which sounds like a Southern christening gone very, very wrong ;B
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Storm on June 16, 2004, 10:46:57 AM
I've never heard the name, outside of the Bible. I did know where it came from though.

I didn't recognize where it came from... darn name transcripts :P

I do have other usernames for other places, but giving them here would be kinda missing the whole point of having them ;)
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 16, 2004, 06:45:41 PM
Well, when I signed up in Yahoo, I needed a username...came up with Koko, named after the siamese cat from "The Cat Who..." books by Lilian Jackson Braun.  Eventually, we ended up getting a siamese whom we named Koko...and with my name being abbreviated to Cat...it all fits!  Whoo hoo!

Cat
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 17, 2004, 05:49:10 AM
Don't forget Rhett!  Can't forget that one Colin!

And Alex, you're not kidding when you say that you've had the name Drunken Chinchilla forever!  Before I disappeared about April 2003, I seem to remember a guy on the forums named Drunken Chinchilla...and when I reappeared in February(ish), you were a_c_saunders...(sad how I remember this, isn't it?)

Cat
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Yonkey on June 17, 2004, 08:53:36 AM
OMG deja vue! (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?board=10;action=display;threadid=724;start=msg21282#msg21282)

 XD
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Mary Jane on June 17, 2004, 02:43:45 PM
Oh yeah, Cat calls me Rhett, and I call her Scarlett. We started our own little version of Gone With the Wind when we found out that we are both from the southern parts of America.
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: copycat on June 18, 2004, 03:45:06 PM
Link! (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?board=10;action=display;threadid=806;start=20173#msg20173)
 
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: B'rrr on June 18, 2004, 06:00:40 PM
I just have it cold... o wait there is another explanation for my name... it's in that thread somewhere too ; ) ...lol, i post it again if i have finished reading all new posts ; )
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: daventry on June 19, 2004, 03:22:02 AM
My first game was King's Quest 6 in 1995, i played it on my Cousin's Computer.

I loved that game so much that i had to have a Computer.

I played many Sierra games after that and other non Sierra games, but KQ was my all time favourite top on the list.

In 1999 when i got Internet, my first Username was Daventry.

So till today no matter what game i play, KQ is my all time favourite. Especially KQ6

So my Username is: Daventry.
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: racx_00 on June 19, 2004, 11:14:56 AM
How did you get the name Kimmie ??? :P, i mean we all know but i want a detailed explanation ;D :P
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: copycat on June 20, 2004, 01:42:18 PM
lol, i post it again if i have finished reading all new posts ; )
You must have a lot of new posts to read, if it takes  you, being a resourcefinder and such, that long. ;)
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: B'rrr on June 22, 2004, 06:14:16 AM
i still haven't finished reading all new posts cuz my time is limited here (although you might not have noticed it ; )
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Louisiana Night on June 22, 2004, 07:07:01 AM
B'rrr still posts more than me, and he doesn't have the time to  post.  :(

Oh well, I'll just try to beat his score, at Hexxawand.  :suffer:
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: B'rrr on June 22, 2004, 09:07:55 AM
i mean if i had the time i would post about 3 times as much as i do now  :-\

...btw good luck, hope you'll succeed ; )
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Say on June 22, 2004, 10:19:46 AM
wow, and I thought I had no life :P


well, I dont wish I had more time to post, but more time to work :(
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: copycat on June 22, 2004, 03:06:37 PM
i still haven't finished reading all new posts cuz my time is limited here (although you might not have noticed it ; )
If your time is limited, you need to prioritize. Like what I did today, I had to check manual payments, an automatic (global) payment (but I still have to check every payment individually), and check and approve entries into the bookkeeping program. The manual stuff had the most priority, so I did that first, and then I did the last option and left the global payment just lying there. 8)
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: B'rrr on June 22, 2004, 04:15:17 PM
i post to get my mind of things and i have a lot on my mind lately i have like 4 projects i am working on next to my part time job my house and my cwappy personal life. i so need time to relax ...real quick, to straight things out ; \
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: copycat on June 24, 2004, 02:18:21 PM
 :o I hope you find some time to relax soon. :-[ BTW, were those 4 projects entirely unavoidable? :-X
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Yonkey on June 24, 2004, 06:19:07 PM
CMS? :X  Isn't one of those beasts enough?  XD
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: B'rrr on June 24, 2004, 11:17:57 PM
i thought cms meant customer managment system, i normally use an other abbreviation (RMS, relation managment system)
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Jeysie on June 25, 2004, 05:52:13 AM
I thought a CMS was a "Content Management System"? XD (Talk about confusion!)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Say on June 25, 2004, 10:05:50 AM
I thought a CMS was a "Content Management System"? XD (Talk about confusion!)

well... I thought so too :P
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: Yonkey on June 25, 2004, 12:21:04 PM
Same here.  :o
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: B'rrr on June 25, 2004, 04:53:16 PM
wheeee, abbreviation aren't my strongest suit.... so i might be wrong, i usually use the dutch version anyway... still i really thought it was customer, well perhaps the same abbreviation is used for both of them ;-D
Title: Re:Usernames
Post by: copycat on June 26, 2004, 12:20:11 PM
I thought a CMS was a "Content Management System"? XD
Ditto.

wheeee, abbreviation aren't my strongest suit.... so i might be wrong, i usually use the dutch version anyway... still i really thought it was customer, well perhaps the same abbreviation is used for both of them ;-D
Never heard it being used for that, however:
CMS: Compact Muon Spectrometer; an experiment at the LHC collider at CERN. 8)
Title: Re:Why did you choose......
Post by: Oldbushie on June 29, 2005, 04:38:27 PM
I have a username at other forums called Aeridus. :)

It mostly means some kind of aerial being with greek connotations, but I'm the first to think of the word. ;)