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Offline Haids1987

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« on: July 04, 2010, 02:54:36 AM »
So I'm being nosy--how did you guys come up with your usernames?  I read certain ones and I'm like, "Wow, how'd they think of that one?"

My username is actually my nickname.  My name is Hailey, and for as long as I can remember my family has called me Haids.  1987 is the year as was born.  Yawwwwn. :zzz: Pretty standard and boring.

So please, enlighten me.  How'd y'all come up with yours?
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 03:52:44 AM »
It was my nickname in highschool *nods*
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 04:06:14 AM »
For me it's a character from the KQ novel "See No Weevil", the apprentice magician Farquhar. :)
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 04:40:35 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 04:42:16 AM »
I was here, but then one day I was gone. I came back, but I'd been gone too long. I'd missed too much here and I just wasn't me anymore.

Somewhat cryptic, but it's the best explanation I've got.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 06:33:36 AM »
Uber boring...mine is just  nickname!

By the way Rob, why were you called B'rrr in school?? I'm intruigued  :)
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010, 08:49:50 AM »
A friend used the word nifty a lot--it sort of become her catchphrase--and it somehow made it's way into my username.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010, 09:30:49 AM »
By the way Rob, why were you called B'rrr in school?? I'm intruigued  :)

Because they were all out of good idea's for nicknames when it was my turn! They just inverted my name; so it became Bor, then Borrie, then B'rrr.  ::)
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 10:20:31 AM »
By the way Rob, why were you called B'rrr in school?? I'm intruigued  :)

Because they were all out of good idea's for nicknames when it was my turn! They just inverted my name; so it became Bor, then Borrie, then B'rrr.  ::)

Huh, that's interesting. XD

Three guesses as to where my name came from. :P

I'm honestly not sure when I started using it as a username. When I was into Harry Potter, I used Hermione500 on Mugglenet IRC (I guess the number 500 appeals to me? XD) so on the KQ forums I registered on, I used Rosella500 (you know, for my favorite character in that series :P) and just from then on, I've used Rosella500 as my username pretty much everywhere (But I like to try registering it without numbers just for fun, and was somehow successful at this forum :P).
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2010, 11:15:35 AM »
In my second semester of college I took a dance class, and my favorite was the Waltz! I was so good at it, still am, that I just turned it into Waltzdancing a user name for my email and brought it over to the forum when I registered here.

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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2010, 11:50:41 AM »
Cray Auchtin (or variations thereof) is my MMO character.

Questing Character was because characters are my favorite part of any fictional world (as you might notice if you look at my High Fantasy Wiki because that's basically all I have on it so far :P) and it's a King's Quest forum so the characters were presumably questing.
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2010, 11:57:13 AM »
Very interesting, all!  Thanks for sharing.  Does anyone but me find this interesting?  ;)

And Rob, is it partially 'cause you're Robert?  "Ro-BRRRR-t?"  ;D
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2010, 12:03:50 PM »
No.
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2010, 12:13:16 PM »
Oh.  Well then.
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2010, 12:25:31 PM »
 :P

Naw, seriously, noone calls me Robert anyways. don't think my classmates even knew that was my official name.
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2010, 01:12:17 PM »
This is a really cool thread. Its fun to see how people think up these names and to read the back story to them.

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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2010, 01:26:07 PM »
Well...er...my name is Jafar.
















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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2010, 01:37:47 PM »
My first username (not here, but the forums over at Sierra, during MoE) was 'copyman'. You see, it had just bought a CD-writer and naturally, was doing some copying work with it. After all, we've always been entitled to make one copy for back-up purposes. Not that that was always the case, but ;P
Then, the forums switched and since in the meantime I'd become a bit obsessed with cats (too) I asked for my username to be changed to 'copycat'. Asked another member who was good in graphics to alter a picture I downloaded from somewhere and thus my avatar and current username was created.
When I register at a forum, I always go for 'copycat' at first. Naturally, if that's unavailable, I take variations on it. Lately, I've been using 'phoenixcopycat' rather a lot, three guesses where I got that idea... Sometimes, I use 'copycat1973', which incorporates my birth year. On one forum (that was way before my KQ9-days too), I took a completely different turn and became 'the infamous cat'.
Don't remember at all what I was called in school. If anything, it had to with with me wearing glasses. :-\
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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2010, 01:46:32 PM »
I guess I should explain how "Cray Auchtin" came to be my MMO character name.

It's a really complicated story....
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It's a couple of syllables I thought sounded like a fun name. I was fifteen, but I still like it to this day.
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2010, 03:00:09 PM »
My first username (not here, but the forums over at Sierra, during MoE) was 'copyman'. You see, it had just bought a CD-writer and naturally, was doing some copying work with it. After all, we've always been entitled to make one copy for back-up purposes. Not that that was always the case, but ;P
Then, the forums switched and since in the meantime I'd become a bit obsessed with cats (too) I asked for my username to be changed to 'copycat'. Asked another member who was good in graphics to alter a picture I downloaded from somewhere and thus my avatar and current username was created.
When I register at a forum, I always go for 'copycat' at first. Naturally, if that's unavailable, I take variations on it. Lately, I've been using 'phoenixcopycat' rather a lot, three guesses where I got that idea... Sometimes, I use 'copycat1973', which incorporates my birth year. On one forum (that was way before my KQ9-days too), I took a completely different turn and became 'the infamous cat'.
Don't remember at all what I was called in school. If anything, it had to with with me wearing glasses. :-\

I still remember you from the official KQ forums. XD
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