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Why did you choose......
« 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...

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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #1 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.   :)
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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #2 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. ;)

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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #3 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 :-[
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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #4 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. ;)
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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #5 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 :)

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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2004, 06:23:52 PM »
Well, my name is Stephanie- thus the Stephie.
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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #7 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.

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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #8 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


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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #9 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)?
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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2004, 03:21:05 AM »
Rob? ;p


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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2004, 03:29:17 AM »
idd,

That wasn't too hard, was it? ; )
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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #12 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


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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2004, 04:01:15 AM »
congrats anyway, guess you're a good guesser ; )  (an HOUR!?! there was only one letter missing ; )

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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #14 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
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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #15 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


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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


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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #16 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


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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #17 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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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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Re:Why did you choose......
« Reply #18 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
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« Reply #19 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....
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