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Offline tessspoon

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Re: Usernames
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2010, 03:05:30 PM »
Made mine up when I was twelve or so. Was trying to think of a username for Neopets, and my mom had left a wooden spoon on the office desk (something to do with my sister's girl scouts project), so  I just added spoon to my name (which is just Tess, not short for anything) :P

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Re: Usernames
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2010, 03:48:35 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2010, 03:53:26 PM »
Mine came from my email address. I got the Koko from "The Cat Who..." series by Lilian Jackson Braun. The _99_2001 came from needing random numbers when I initially set up my email in 2000 XD
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Re: Usernames
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2010, 01:50:43 AM »
For once, mine is pretty obvious!  The "AE" gets tacked on when "Gwydion" is taken, no real reason for it - I'd just seen TitanAE and swiped it for a name I knew wouldn't be taken.

I chose Gwydion, however, as my first email account.  I wanted to "surprise" a friend of mine by sending her puzzles to figure out my "true identity!".  I chose "gwydion-3" as I loved KQ6/Alexander at the time - and I'd just bought her a copy - but I thought a direct reference would be too obvious.  So "Gwydion" for his other name and "3" referencing which game he first appeared in.

...of course she knew all along it was me and never bothered with the puzzles.  Never even played the game. :P  But I loved the name, so it stuck.

And it makes me feel quite appropriate to be a "Wizard's Slave", lol.
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Re: Usernames
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2010, 11:17:32 AM »
I named my laptop Ygg, which is a name of Odin, because I was really into Norse mythology at the time....

Then, I joined the forums but being called "Ygg"(which literally means "the terrible one" and had figuratively come to mean my laptop that had video card issues and turned itself off a lot and was just in general terrible (I mean boxbot-terrible, not Odin-wielding-Gungnir-terrible)) did not appeal to me. I considered using a different name of Odin (Havi, which means "bright one" for instance... or Baleyg or Bileyg or Gangleri or Gagnrad or...) but ultimately went with Delling, the Norse god of the dawn, more or less completely unrelated to Odin... and yet my avatar still ended up as an image of Odin. ::)
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Re: Usernames
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2010, 11:45:37 AM »
I named my laptop Ygg

You mean just as your computer name or you are actually referring to your laptop as Ygg when you speak to people?

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Re: Usernames
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2010, 11:55:53 AM »
My mother named all of our computers after surnames of our ancestors. She's really into genealogy. Right now I'm on Gilmore.
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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2010, 12:00:51 PM »
I named my laptop Ygg

You mean just as your computer name or you are actually referring to your laptop as Ygg when you speak to people?

> Hey can I use your computer for a moment?
- Sure, use Ygg, he is still on.

Both, but then my family is quite nerdy.
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Re: Usernames
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2010, 02:44:58 PM »
Yea, I would be suprised by it, but I have 2 friends who do the same. One named a server after me and the other a printer  :-\
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Re: Usernames
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2010, 03:19:24 PM »
My computer has a name, Little Sonic. :yes:  My car has a name too--Josie.
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« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2010, 02:09:33 PM »
My name, Tolin, comes from my early high school days where I came up with a pen
name to write under.  It's the last name of that pen name, which is Davin Albreicht Tolin.

I rarely use the whole thing any more, and I keep it mostly out of honor for the high school
teacher who helped me come up with some of it.  He died about 5 months after that...

Other than that, I've had various names but I've since stuck with Tolin or direct variations
of that for the aforementioned reasons.
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Re: Usernames
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2010, 03:34:26 PM »
My computer has a name, Little Sonic.

I am curious: what's the origin of that name?

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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2010, 04:25:05 PM »
My old computer was really laggy and slow, so I named him Sonic.  When I got my tiny new slimline computer, the name Sonic carried over. :yes:
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Re: Usernames
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2010, 01:26:56 AM »
Kings Quest 6 was my First Ever Game and then when the Internet came, i called myself Daventry on Many Forum Boards  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2010, 11:16:23 AM »
Shocking. ;)
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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2010, 08:59:22 AM »
I choose the name Icarus because itīs very close to how my life passes me. Several times I died by a crash. After the crash I always revive.

furthermore I love old fairytails.
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« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2010, 09:21:07 AM »
I'm always lazy when it comes to find usernames. I take them from movies, tv, games a come across. "Ravager" is named after a halberd I picked up in "Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal". I usually don't like using halberds in CRPGs, but this one was must use!
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« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2010, 12:05:47 PM »
Me next!

My username "Bad Asp", comes from winning a contest Telltale had for "Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People", in which you had to come up with a tagline for a game Strong Bad played in Episode 1 called "Snake Boxer 5".  My tagline was "get ready to kick some asp"!  My username comes from both Strong Bad's name and the tagline I submitted.

Also, my name "David D." appears in the very first episode as an Easter egg.  I'm the "Assistant Tongue Forker"!  Not bad, huh?
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« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2010, 02:15:39 PM »
Mine comes courtesy of the space janitor himself.
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« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2010, 04:47:14 PM »
Sweet, Strong Bad!  He was my avi for a little bit, but then the C&D happened and I had to show my support. ;)
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