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topic of the moment : usernames

our names or identities far away from that which is given unto us at birth ~ but, are we content with what our parents thought we should be called? for myself, not so much.. =. i'm more the advocate in believing in power within a name, & having a singular name means far more to your's truly than a first, last & middle name all squeezed into one..

perhaps some enjoy more than one & more power to those that do; but i prefer simplicity, so one works far better than three.. ;p *muses* now comes the interesting part for those that read, what is the special meaning behind your username(s) & why did you choose them for use at ~athq?

ja' ;)
Crushinator
I'm Crushinator because during the summer of 1999 Diablo 2 came out, I picked a Barbarian, and I needed a name to fit with his play style. Futurama had just started the previous TV season, and being a big robot fan, and an even bigger Bender fan, the choice was obvious.

"Aw Bender, you didn't go back for the Crushinator, did ya?"

I ended up using it on PSO for the HUcast, and have stuck with it as my "Official" internet handle since then.
DarkEpyon
DarkEpyon - I'd been using the name Exdeath for a while (then changed it to X-Deth, then X-Deth2000). I eventually grew weary of it. I came up with this back in the beginning of 2000 before Gundam Wing got as big as it did. I tacked "dark" at the beginnig because I knew there would be a slew of Epyons running about. It also fits the fact I have a dark and morbid sense of humor. I used to have it spelt DaRkEpYoN, but it got annoying typing it out like that, and I took some heat for it.
Retehi
Needed a name for my net usage when I got my Dreamcast back in the day. . had Retehi in mind already, but used Lt. Sid mostly on PSO. Use mostly Sgt. Retehi for forums, and my AIM name now a days.

Though I use RDfox for all FPS/RTS gaming, used that handle since lan Quake on macs back in school. beigelaugh.gif:

Wasn't hard to make the name at first, I like being creative with names really.
Knightsword
My user name comes from the first DnD character I made some 13 years ago. It was the last name, they first being Link. (Ya, I'm a doof.)
Omar
my name is my name...

hah i win!
Nynaeve
Picked up PSO on the day it came out (was a birthday present actually). Had also just started getting addicted to the Wheel of Time series. Have 2 favorite characters in that series...in my complete non-unique way of doing things (ie. I have no imagination) and my attraction to the magic classes, I created "Nynaeve". Then when I wanted a second character, and it had to be Pinkal, I used the PSOW class generator thing, and Faile Aybara fit. Other family members created "Lord Perrin", "Lan", and "Galadedred". *grin*

How original, huh?

Of course, as I'm not the only one lacking in imagination, both Nynaeve and Faile were taken on FFXI, so I fudged the spelling for my character...but otherwise, I've stuck with "Nynaeve", which everyone shortened to "Nyn", since...oh god, when did PSO come out? *grin*
tanshin
I've read the first 5 books in wheel of time series, and Nynaeve is one of the more...interesting characters. beigebiggrin.gif

My name is just the japanese word for alone. Big deal.
Dive
I stole my name from an obscure Industrial band from Belgium.

Why did I choose to use it? It just came to mind one time when I was signing up for some site long ago. It has stuck since then, and it seems to fit me for some reason.

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Nynaeve
QUOTE (tanshin @ Jun 7 2004, 04:45 AM)
I've read the first 5 books in wheel of time series, and Nynaeve is one of the more...interesting characters. beigebiggrin.gif

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That's putting it mildly. Thus my interest in her. Takes no crap from anyone. (I wish! But that's my aim at least... *grin*)
AC9breaker
I use to be Van then after curroption on PSO switched to Lord Folken. I got those names from the "Escaflowne" anime one of my favorite animes. After another flurries of curroption I went with AC9Breaker and have stuck with it since.
Fits me better since it is my E-mail address and I am rather fond of the Armored Core series. Although Im not a huge fanatic like Ive seen on other websites I consider my self a pretty big fan of it.
AC9Breaker is the rank given to top ranked pilot in the arena where pilots battle with giant stell behemoths for glory. Whats also cool about it is that one of my favorite hip hop artist "Common sense" has a song called "Breaker 1/9" which is like a chill back get high type of song. Yea, just a few useless facts. luna.gif
Afroforce
Um, when I started forum hopping 3 years ago, I had to think of a name, at this time I was creating my FOnewm who I also named Afroforce... Voila
Astrid
When writing, one of the hardest things for me to do has always been to name my characters. They had to be symbolic, but also pleasing to the ear. Upon searching for 'strength' in an online baby names search, I stumbled upon Astrid, which means "of unusual strength and beauty." The latter is completely useless to me, but the former is very appealing.

Since then, Astrid's stuck.
Gabriell
I used the name BlackWolf in this native american pioneer-era simulation we did in 3rd grade. I was using it as a screenname and website title since the 4th, but back then I was on AOL, and I had to shorten my SN, so I took out the c, which is why everyone calls me blak. So I've been using this SN for umm, 8 or 9 years? heh.

Gabriell came from just wanting to use a totally unrelated handle for ffxi. I used the first thing that came to my head, which was Gabe. However, I think I spelled it using the more feminine version, so people call me "Gabs" and "Gabby" instead of "Gabe", haha. But it's ok. guitarist.gif
Azrael
Azrael was one of the names I cam across when I was looking for a Pinkal name for my FOmar on PSO. I can't remember ifI ever used it or if it got Pinkal. Jeiran was a name I came up with when I was playing FF10 for the main character. I've also used this in PSO.
AC9breaker
QUOTE (Gabriell @ Jun 7 2004, 11:58 AM)
I used the name BlackWolf in this native american pioneer-era simulation we did in 3rd grade. I was using it as a screenname and website title since the 4th, but back then I was on AOL, and I had to shorten my SN, so I took out the c, which is why everyone calls me blak. So I've been using this SN for umm, 8 or 9 years? heh.

Gabriell came from just wanting to use a totally unrelated handle for ffxi. I used the first thing that came to my head, which was Gabe. However, I think I spelled it using the more feminine version, so people call me "Gabs" and "Gabby" instead of "Gabe", haha. But it's ok. guitarist.gif

LoL yea, I remember thinking youre avatar was a girl at first intill I finally meet up with your character. He looked more butch and hairier then my Galka. beigelaugh.gif
Dorian
My name, is many things I guess. A tribute to my favorite author, Oscar Wilde. As well as to my favorite book, The Picture of Dorian Gray. But it also symbolizes alot of characters I role play. Very nieve at first but grow more intelegient as the story progresses. Alot of mycharacters usually end up dieing just like Dorian at the end of the book also. Kinda weird actually, lol.
Bri-N
My username is my name also.

Bri-N=Brian beigebigrazz.gif
Gabriell
QUOTE (AC9breaker @ Jun 7 2004, 12:13 PM)
LoL yea, I remember thinking youre avatar was a girl at first intill I finally meet up with your character. He looked more butch and hairier then my Galka. beigelaugh.gif

Shhh, you're going to hurt Riker's feelings :(
Frosty
Frosty...hmm. Tough to remember since it's been so long. At one point, I was _xIcYBlAdEx_ on a very popular MSN game called "Ants". In my clan, there was a person named _xFrosTx_. We became very good friends, and after a while he stopped playing. So I decided to coin the name for my own. I named my PSO HUcast Xx_FrosT_xX, I'm sure a few people may remember him. As I gathered a circle of friends on PSO, they started reffering to me as "Frosty", so I guess the name kind of stuck with me.

Lyrical...I love writing poetry, and I love music. When I got SBC DSL, I needed a new e-mail, so I thought of something that would describe me I guess. That came out to be lyrical.dreams. As with Frosty, people started reffering to me as just Lyrical, so the name stuck. My custom title is a spin-off of "King Leer". King Lyrical =)
Light_Strata
Hmmm...Actually, the name I use at the moment is actually my latest one, I used to use really stupid names before. In grade school I had this Bob stage so my name would be Bob001, cuz of the name then my favorite number (001, dont ask, I dont remember haha). But, Lightstrata huh. Its hard for me to trace back why I chose this name, however I remember the first time I used this was for my support priest in an mmorpg Ragnarok Online. Letsee, I know the light came from the whole cleric class thing, but strata I think was used by complete coincidence. I think it was a word I looked up after reading it from somewhere and it meant a layer. So, I figured, layer of light sounded pretty good and voila, Lightstrata was born! (I think =P) I remember I alsa used Firing_Strata and Strata_of_Fire for other things too...I gues I just liked the word.

-Light
ArekuReiesu
Mine's plain simple... it's my first and last name roughly translated in Japanese. I forget what website it is, but I used it and found out my name had a cool meaning so... I stuck with it.
DivA
great power there be in words, especially oneís name - i am known as either DivA or SparxX to those that know me; SparxX being the current evolution from my former (Sparxx-3) from the early days of PsO.. ^^ i like both in sound & style, as each seems to fit different aspects of my nature - DivA much closer.. but there are deviations, though i like the sound of DivA - iím not so fond of the karmic associations tied to the dictionary standards - diva or deva..

so iíve taken the liberty of reclaiming the words by empowering both with new meaning, hence the capitals A & X at the ends.. redeemed, both translate as follows:

SparxX - swift light
DivA - astral beauty

simple, oui? ;)
Horosha Onikage
'Horosha Onikage'... boy, that takes me back. I had an idea for a DnD character a long while ago, when I still lived in Guam and took part in regular sessions with an old friend back there.

However, this name of mine really stuck after I made a Thief in the first alpha of RO, which later became my sword and dagger wielding Assassin. I had to figure out a japanese-esque name... At the time, the name just seemed so... appropriate for that character. Hence, I kept it, and have been using it ever since.

That and a few other things that I should dare not mention. ;)
hamstar
hamstar...the story and how a vegetarian became obsessed with having the "ham" in all of his usernames/characters.
About 5 years ago now I was involved with the rave scene doing harm reduction (ask me what it is if you don't know) and out educating the public on the various substances they would put into their bodies.
This one guy was spouting off about rodents and hamsters while under the influence of ecstasy. Recently I had purchased 2 hamsters from Petsmart, they insisted both hamsters were male, however I begged to differ as from these two hamsters brought forth a legacy of 21 hamsters (it took me a while to realize which ones were male/female). I related the story to the drugged up person.
his quote: "damn boy...you the fuckin hamsta masta. They should call you ham-muthafuckin-star!"
And from that night forth I was known to people in the rave scene, and parts beyond as Hamstar. A good amount of people only know me by that name and don't know my real name (it's Alex, btw).
Hamtaru - I like hamtaro...I called myself hamtaru in the game because...well...there is indeed a taru race. Though I like elves more than midgets and enjoy melee more than magic so I became a taru with a gladualar problem.

-Alex
Henge
I decided uppon Woe back before FFXI, when i was in the process of developing my character... i've always prefered a darker, villianous style as opposed to the righteous hero. i also like short names, that say alot.

Woe
n.

1. Deep distress or misery, as from grief; wretchedness
2. Misfortune; calamity

Can there be a woe or curse in all the stores of vengeance equal to the malignity of such a practice? --South.

Woe was this knight and sorrowfully he sighed. --Chaucer.


Woend©!
Crushinator
QUOTE (hamstar @ Jun 8 2004, 08:29 AM)
This one guy was spouting off about rodents and hamsters while under the influence of ecstasy. Recently I had purchased 2 hamsters from Petsmart, they insisted both hamsters were male, however I begged to differ as from these two hamsters brought forth a legacy of 21 hamsters (it took me a while to realize which ones were male/female). I related the story to the drugged up person.
his quote: "damn boy...you the fuckin hamsta masta. They should call you ham-muthafuckin-star!"
And from that night forth I was known to people in the rave scene, and parts beyond as Hamstar.

This is the greatest story ever wrought by man. buttrock.gif beigelaugh.gif beigelaugh.gif
Vitamin D
Vitamin D...quite the story for this haha. The name started with a milk commercial (go figure eh?). You remember those milk commercials with the guy dressed up as a milk carton? (probably not huh? beigebiggrin.gif) One of the commercials had him talkin' trash to some kids playing basketball. "Sports drinks? Colas? Is that workin' up there? You need something good, Vitamin D. Hey, if you need the D, you need me." Since my name is Dave, I used the "You need the D, you need me" part of the line. From this, my close friends called me Vitamin D (When and how exactly...I don't remember haha). Previously, I had no internet persona, and GameFAQs became the first site that I used Vitamin D as my name. Luckily, this was also JUST in time for PSO, and it became my name for the game. The line "You need the D? Then you need me!" is a slightly altered line from the commercial that I use as "my line." beigebigrazz.gif And there you have it.
Nynaeve
QUOTE (Crushinator @ Jun 8 2004, 02:07 PM)
QUOTE (hamstar @ Jun 8 2004, 08:29 AM)
This one guy was spouting off about rodents and hamsters while under the influence of ecstasy.  Recently I had purchased 2 hamsters from Petsmart, they insisted both hamsters were male, however I begged to differ as from these two hamsters brought forth a legacy of 21 hamsters (it took me a while to realize which ones were male/female).  I related the story to the drugged up person.
his quote: "damn boy...you the fuckin hamsta masta.  They should call you ham-muthafuckin-star!"
And from that night forth I was known to people in the rave scene, and parts beyond as Hamstar.

This is the greatest story ever wrought by man. buttrock.gif beigelaugh.gif beigelaugh.gif

Amen! However...unless you are the slightly deranged person behind this page:

http://hamstercurry.com/noodlebar.htm

someone else likes that name too... *grin*
Merodi
My name is my real life name in Japanese.

Woe be to someone who asks me to choose a name...I take forever and a day, especially when it comes to playing RPGs. I like including to many things into a name...so I figured my name alone is just as good as any, lest I stay in front of the computer for a year trying to think up of just the right name.
hamstar
QUOTE (Nynaeve @ Jun 9 2004, 08:03 AM)
QUOTE (Crushinator @ Jun 8 2004, 02:07 PM)
QUOTE (hamstar @ Jun 8 2004, 08:29 AM)
This one guy was spouting off about rodents and hamsters while under the influence of ecstasy.  Recently I had purchased 2 hamsters from Petsmart, they insisted both hamsters were male, however I begged to differ as from these two hamsters brought forth a legacy of 21 hamsters (it took me a while to realize which ones were male/female).  I related the story to the drugged up person.
his quote: "damn boy...you the fuckin hamsta masta.  They should call you ham-muthafuckin-star!"
And from that night forth I was known to people in the rave scene, and parts beyond as Hamstar.

This is the greatest story ever wrought by man. buttrock.gif beigelaugh.gif beigelaugh.gif

Amen! However...unless you are the slightly deranged person behind this page:

http://hamstercurry.com/noodlebar.htm

someone else likes that name too... *grin*

Yikes...no.
Only webpage I have is www.monkeytalent.net
and I haven't done anything with it.
I also learned that this name indeed means hamster in japanese...that was unintentional...and yes I have seen many many episodes of hamtaro.
If you google image search my name you come up with this:
http://www1.plala.or.jp/noa2/photo/hamstar.jpg
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