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Title: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Valaggar on April 09, 2007, 08:30:30 am
I bet everybody is curious to hear everybody's nick origin.

For example, my nickname, "Valaggar"... if you just want to guess don't read this!  ;)

...I needed support for Heroes of Might and Magic and had to register of Ubisoft's site. I thought to choose a nick of someone in the series, and thought of Falagar(that's a Warlock from HoMM2 whose look I liked). This name was already taken, so I changed it to Valaggar. I liked the nick, and I kept it.

Now I don't acknowledge any link whatsoever between my nick and Falagar. I explain my nick as:
"Valiant agar". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agar)


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: ArneNoArm on April 09, 2007, 11:37:05 am
Well I got tired of trying to come up with a cool name that no one had taken... After alot of thougth I gave up and just took the first thing that came to me. Have been jusing this name for about a year now and its working quite nicly ;D


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Lucas Matheus on April 09, 2007, 11:59:48 am
Well, mine is the name of one of my friends, he he. Unfortunately, so far he doesn't know that I've stolen his name... *sigh*


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Ivan Ivanov on April 09, 2007, 02:32:19 pm
Ivan is the Russian version of my true name.
When I was comming up with a screenname for some other forum I had some sort of Russian/Communist obsession.
I knew Ivan was the name I wanted to use, tough it seemed rather short, so without much thought I supplemented it with surname you now see (to my surprise it later turned out it's a real Russian surname too).


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Lurker on April 09, 2007, 05:37:30 pm
Me? The name comes from the fact that I am usually not very active on any forum. You have heard the term 'forum lurker', yes? I have been lurking around the forums as a quest since UQM 0.3.
But, Valaggar, you were also right.. Kind of. Zerg Lurkers are among my favorite Starcraft units..


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Valaggar on April 09, 2007, 06:57:44 pm
What?!! I'd never have guessed that you like Lurkers... (when I used to like StarCraft, I used to like Zealots)
Of course, I knew the term "forum lurker". In fact, I was a lurker some time ago.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: countchocula86 on April 09, 2007, 07:25:01 pm
Its all about the mad zergling rush, supplemented by the occaisonal ultralisk.

My nickname comes from the fact that im brown....like chocolate....hence Count Chocula. (Also I loved the ceral).  The 86 is my birth year.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Lurker on April 09, 2007, 07:36:44 pm
What?!! I'd never have guessed that you like Lurkers... (when I used to like StarCraft, I used to like Zealots)
Of course, I knew the term "forum lurker". In fact, I was a lurker some time ago.
I dislike rushing.. I fight.. Sneaky... Terran Ghosts (nukes!) and the Protoss ship that cloaks others (can't recall name) are two my other favorites. But Zeratul is my one favorite. I like other Dark Templars, too..


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: countchocula86 on April 09, 2007, 07:46:46 pm
The arbiter. Good ship, if used effectivly. Cloak a fleet of Carriers, stop defenders with stasis field, then have a chunk of Zealots waiting to be recalled into the heart of the enemy base. Very effective.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Valaggar on April 09, 2007, 07:56:58 pm
Ah, Arbiters? I hate being stasisfielded...

Carrier fleets are not so easy to build.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: countchocula86 on April 09, 2007, 08:43:52 pm
Perhaps we need a Starcraft thread :P Only need about 7-8 carriers + arbiter + a few corsairs to deal with missile towers or photon cannons.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Anthony on April 09, 2007, 08:53:46 pm
A long time ago, I had to register for an e-mail account, and I wanted to use batman, because I think Batman is awesome, but it was taken, and I kept adding numbers at the end, and they were all taken, and eventually, I came up with 4050 (randomly), and I finally got an e-mail address.

And since then, the username just clicked in my head, and it's so easy for me to remember.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Slylendro on April 09, 2007, 09:27:38 pm
hmmmmmm I first chose this nick around 7 years ago(man this is SAD), when I entered #starcontrol in efnet to ask questions about the game. and my english was even worse than it is now, so I wrote slylandro wrong.
after a while I realized it's not written like that but I decided to stay as Slylendro when I first started 3d stuff to be better recognized. TO BE SPECIAL HAHAHA : )


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: 0xDEC0DE on April 09, 2007, 09:46:46 pm
Hex (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexadecimal) numbers that look like words.  I think it's funny.  Sod off.  :)

Oddly enough, the history of my handle on this forum is oddly more complicated than it should be.  I used to be much more active on here, and with the project at large (I'm in the Changelog so much they decided to put me in the credits, whee!) under a different name, but that account was deleted for various reasons and I switched to anonymous posting with this handle, then re-upped and made the account permanent; although I pretty much lurk anymore.  And real-life commitments have kept me from contributing to the codebase much anymore, a fact that I'm not too pleased about, but not too inclined to change.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Elvish Pillager on April 09, 2007, 09:47:42 pm
The first time I used this nick was for the online forums for Battle for Wesnoth (http://www.wesnoth.org), in which there is a unit called the Goblin Pillager... and a race of good-guy Elves... :P


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: JonoPorter on April 10, 2007, 02:45:34 am
I would always try "The Unstable Midget of Love" but most games would not accept that name so I went with BioSlayer. Which means the slayer of life; Redundant huh? 


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Deus Siddis on April 10, 2007, 03:58:00 pm
Valaggar
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What?!! I'd never said that you like Lurkers...Oh, yeah, you're a telepath. Look, Lets just get on with this, ok?

Fixed.


Elvish_Pillager
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The first time I used this nick was for the online forums for Battle for Wesnoth, in which there is a unit called the Goblin Pillager... and a race of good-guy Elves...

Who else here plays Wesnoth? I thought everyone did, but maybe not so many.


Bioslayer
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I would always try "The Unstable Midget of Love" but most games would not accept that name so I went with BioSlayer. Which means the slayer of life; Redundant huh?

Its a little foggy now, but I think I used to build forum passwords out of words from different languages mixed together. Then I used one as a callsign, "Deus" from Latin meaning "God" and "Siddis" from Sanskrit or Hindi or something meaning I think "Gifts" which in this context are the supernatural kind. So mine's a little redundant as well.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Valaggar on April 10, 2007, 04:45:07 pm
Valaggar
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What?!! I'd never said that you like Lurkers...Oh, yeah, you're a telepath. Look, Lets just get on with this, ok?

Fixed.
If ain't broke, don't fix it.

Elvish_Pillager
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The first time I used this nick was for the online forums for Battle for Wesnoth, in which there is a unit called the Goblin Pillager... and a race of good-guy Elves...

Who else here plays Wesnoth? I thought everyone did, but maybe not so many.
I was playing Wesnoth, but almost not yet. You are not even aware, and then everyone is so happy. It is so much excitement for the next time. I am not the same too much like play Wesnoth. This is the everything story.
(TRANSLATION: I played Wesnoth a bit, but I got quickly bored. It would have been better if I didn't tell you - it would have been better to postpone this so that I can surprise you with this. Wesnoth is not my kind of game. That's it.)

Quote from: Deus_Siddis
Its a little foggy now, but I think I used to build forum passwords out of words from different languages mixed together. Then I used one as a callsign, "Deus" from Latin meaning "God" and "Siddis" from Sanskrit or Hindi or something meaning I think "Gifts" which in this context are the supernatural kind. So mine's a little redundant as well.
Hey, right, what's your password? Mine is... HEY! You didn't expect me to tell you my password, DID YOU?!
 ;D


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Koowluh on April 10, 2007, 07:06:08 pm
My nickname is my last name phonetically spelled, with some adjustments here and there. It was actually Koowlûh, but I got tired of creating the '^' on the 'u'. Plus, most games/forums wouldn't accept it.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Baltar on April 13, 2007, 05:05:52 am
I have to confess my nick isn't terribly original.  I first used it back in '94 or '95 when I arbitrarily named my pilot this name when I was first getting into the original TIE Fighter.  At the time I think I had been on a bit of a Battlestar Galactica kick and picked out the name Baltar in reference to the quite cheesy villian in that extraordinarily cheesy show.  Nowadays I'm proud to continue using this monicker since Baltar is such a brilliantly written and acted character on the equally brilliant new Battlestar Galactica series.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: AngusThermopyle on April 13, 2007, 09:08:04 pm
Angus Thermopyle is the main character from the sci-fi Gap Cycle series of books.

“…he was dark and disreputable, probably the most disreputable man who still had docking rights at the Station. His swarthy features were broad and stretched, a frog-face with stiff whiskers and streaks of grease. Between his powerful arms and scrawny legs, his middle bulged like a tire, inflated with bile and malice.” – Stephen R. Donaldson, The Real Story, page 4.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Death 999 on April 13, 2007, 09:08:54 pm
A friend of mine and I were playing together at designing new ship concepts, and he would sign emails  as "Master 999" (from SC1, which was all he had played at the time). Well, the obvious reflection of that was... this.

Elvish_Pillager
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The first time I used this nick was for the online forums for Battle for Wesnoth, in which there is a unit called the Goblin Pillager... and a race of good-guy Elves...

Who else here plays Wesnoth? I thought everyone did, but maybe not so many.

I have. I've made some suggestions, one was incorporated.

yay!


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: meep-eep on April 13, 2007, 09:47:49 pm
Ok then.
A long time ago, when the first Lord of the Rings movie was out, I wrote a comparison between SC2 and the LotR, which I sent to Chad of the Pages of Now and Forever.
And sometime in these days I once visited the efnet channel #starcontrol (or #star-control, whatever it was), just to see what was going on (and nothing much was really).
I don't recall which of these two was first, but I needed a nickname for that. I didn't intend to use it again, so I didn't put much thought in it. I just wanted to pick something related to Star-Control, and not something which anyone else would have picked already. So I chose the Yehat, which had rather uninteresting names.
I thought of "Meep-Meep", as the Roadrunner sound (which is actually spelled "Beep Beep", btw), but either I figured someone else would have thought of that already, or I actually found a reference of someone using that name, so I just picked a variation. The fact that it was an actual Terminator flagship captain might have been an influence.
And for the second of the two occasions of which I don't remember which was first, I used it again, and that was that.

Fast forward a couple of years, to when TFB announced that they would release the source code as Open Source. Before they released it, Chris Nelson was working at TFB as an intern, doing the initial work. And he was asking for some help reverse engineering some of the 3DO files. A few people responded. We communicated on the PNF board, and I needed a name. I just used the old name, still considering it a temporary name.
Then, the source was released, and the interested people used IRC to communicate, and I just used "Meep-Eep" again, because that's how they knew me.
And then I needed a SourceForge account for CVS access, and "svdb" was taken, so I used "Meep-Eep" again.
And since everyone knew me by that name by that time, I adopted it for the newly created board too.

So it was basically an accident.

Btw, if I ever need another Yehat name, I'll use "Teep-Meep'. The Dutch folks here should appreciate that. :)


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Valaggar on April 14, 2007, 12:00:15 pm
You know, you really are a good story-teller.
Apropos... Hmm... you know, Meep-eep (http://uqm.stack.nl/wiki/Meep-eep) is the name of that Terminator captain, not Meep-Eep or meep-eep. So it must have been something else involved, in addition.  ;D


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Elerium on April 15, 2007, 12:56:40 am
Well my nickname is kind of self explanitory for those who have played the X-Com games, I'm a huge fan of them you could say, so it kind of became a sort of tribute to me and the old game many gamers used to love back then to keep the flame of this old game going alive (sometimes people say 'X-Com fan?' in lobbies and such :P). Elerium basically is Elerium-115 from UFO Defense/Enemy Unknown, a super material that powers the alien technology and eventually human/alien hybrid technology. It started out as Elerium-155 but then was cut to Elerium for short, I just think the name sounds funky too :P


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Valaggar on April 15, 2007, 09:33:53 am
Hey, what a coincidence. There is a sysop of the Romanian Wikipedia named Elerium. Just on the second place as PageRank if you search for "Elerium", after a Wikipedia article about it.
I presume you're not that Elerium, are you?


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Elerium on April 15, 2007, 11:17:40 am
Somehow I really doubt it.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Valaggar on April 15, 2007, 11:25:32 am
What a synchronicity. I was doubting it too.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Koowluh on April 15, 2007, 12:05:20 pm

Btw, if I ever need another Yehat name, I'll use "Teep-Meep'. The Dutch folks here should appreciate that. :)


You could always try a variation on an Earthling name: Kurk . ;D


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Tsing on April 15, 2007, 03:25:33 pm
Mine came from the principal Ur-Quan antagonist in the awful Star Control novel.  :P

I'd originally picked it as the name of a MUD character back in Feb '98 - I'd never had an online nickname before, so just chose one based on what I was reading at the time! (Here's the character if you're curious (http://www.bat.org/help/finger.php?str=tsing), complete with obligatory SC quote at the bottom :))

I didn't really think I'd ever use it for anything outside of the MUD, but soon I began to re-use it on message boards such as Spacebattles and again for things like the creator chat IRC session... eventually it just stuck, and now I use it for nearly all my on-line escapades :)


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Grakelin on April 15, 2007, 04:36:01 pm
I don't remember where Grakelin came from. I've taken to using characters from my stage performances now, though.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Simon K on April 19, 2007, 09:47:09 pm
I tend to use my real name on Internet forums and such, although I prefer to just take "Simon" when I can. If I can't get that, I go with "Simon K". If I can't get that, I have to use the whole thing: "Simon Kongshøj".

When I do use internet nicks, my typical nick of choice is "kampfhamster". This means "fighting hamster" in German, and was inspired by something a little German kid remarked when he saw my family's Chihuahua getting angry and trying to look mean, some years back.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: XR4-IT on April 19, 2007, 11:20:29 pm
I happen to really like the Androsynth.... I tried to use one of the captain names XR4-TI, but I spelled it wrong and got XR4-IT.


Oddly I use XR4-IT just about anywhere now on the net. or when writing letters to friends... I know I'm odd.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: RTyp06 on April 20, 2007, 12:06:34 am
R-Type was taken on another board and suggested RTyp06 instead. I went with it and use it on several boards now. Never bothered to try R-Type again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-Type


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: NamelessPlayer on April 23, 2007, 11:18:39 pm
When first coming up with an Internet alias, I found myself rather horrible at coming up with names.

Then, the idea struck: If I can't think of a name, why not go nameless? Disregard the irony of such a name for a moment.

I tacked on the "Player" bit to convery my gamer nature, though I think I'm about to dump it for "Fragger" since it sounds cooler to me.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Gaeamil on April 26, 2007, 08:31:34 am
EverQuest.  This was my most successful character on that game, a great Wood Elf Bard.  The name was a slightly-altered version of a randomly generated name.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Lukipela on April 26, 2007, 06:36:55 pm
When I first started at University, I got my first personal computer. It ran the immensely powerful Win98, and for some reason insisted that I create a "user account" (Something good old DOS never did). At the time I was reading a book by Stephen King (or possibly Dean Koontz). The story escapes me, something about a mad stepfather and a little girl, and some unlikely heroes that saved the girl from an abandoned house or some such. Anyhow, the girl had a brother who was born with sever deformities. Their drug-addled mother named him Lukipela, which apparently means "The Devil" in Hawaian. The kid was already dead when the book began, he was just mentioned in a few lines. The crazy parents told the girl that her brother was "with the aliens now".

To cut a long and boring story short, that name had been floating around my subconscious, so I used it. Then, about a year later my part of campus was finally connected to the net, and this opened a wealth of possibilities (ICQ, forums, and so on). At this point I just decided to stick with Lukipela. It's not as original as I'd like, but neither am I. So it'll do.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Valaggar on April 27, 2007, 03:34:27 pm
Lukipela is a very original nickname. When I did a search some time ago on Google to find out what it means, I was very surprised that it's "devil".

Well, to be honest, I even accused you of a bit of satanism.  :D


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Kaelos on July 19, 2007, 03:36:41 pm
Wullh. Kaelos has a bit of an interesting name, and he only uses it in about three sites. See, long time ago, he'd just sat down to his first game of UQM. But whatever should he name his captain? Normally, he names his characters Pyrogoeth (another nickname, with a dumb, Runescape related story behind it, so don't ask) or Pyleic (A combination of the aforementioned Pyrogoeth, and his first and one of his middle names, Eric and Alex, coined by an old friend who called him all three), but none of them seemed right.

Well, he tried naming his captain Artur, and his ship the Excalibur, but that got boring. So, off he went to do some random web browsing while he thought.. Later that day, he went to the lake, and had fun, and when he got home, he decided to just forget about naming the Captain anythign special and just give him the first word he thought of. Which happened to be Lakes, for obvious reasons. But, his sister said that was a dumb name, so he made it Laekios, for good measure. Then, of course, his brother decided that that wasn't manly enough, so Kaelos re-arranged the letter to the less melodic Kaelos. The i got lost somewhere.

And that, also, is why Kaelos talks in the third person, because it's been a running joke since that day that he has no personal pronouns since he lost his i. That, and it seems to annoy certain people, always a plus.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Zarnium on July 19, 2007, 04:01:17 pm
My nickname comes from a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, in which Calvin brings a supposed alien to school for show and tell in a "zarnium coated bag."

Also, in case no one has figured it out, my signature is palindrome. I read it in a book.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Davey Yungblud on July 19, 2007, 05:53:38 pm
Well, I got this name a few years ago when I first started playing the port of Doom for 32-bit Windows systems known as ZDoom, I needed a name for my marine (And I was estatic about this feature, because as many of you probably know, there was no naming of your marine. Hell, there wasn't any kind of character customization in the original Doom). I first used Badass, but, that got old really fast, especially when that obituary was displayed that said "Badass was splattered by a Cyberdemon".

So, I went and downloaded ZDaemon (which was pretty much a CS system for it). Of course, I had to go do something (I don't remember right now), so dad took over and made his own account and started playing. When I got back from doing whatever it was I was doing, I asked him what his character's name was. "Rico Yungblud" I asked him where that came from, and He said he used it when he played Quake online, and that it came from "The Untouchables", as a combination of two of the characters' names. I thought for a minute, because this gave me an idea. Since dad's first name is Richard, and Rico is kind of a snazzy version of that, I could make a snazzier version of my first name, and throw Yungblud at the end of it, and it would work well. Well, after 5 years, it hasn't gone away, and I still love it.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Lukipela on July 19, 2007, 05:55:54 pm
Heh, it sounds really sweet somehow that even in the virtual world, you and your dad share the same last name.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Davey Yungblud on July 19, 2007, 06:15:46 pm
 ;D Thanks. btw, has anyone checked my Taalo Project thread yet?


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Cedric6014 on July 19, 2007, 10:55:32 pm
And that, also, is why Kaelos talks in the third person, because it's been a running joke since that day that he has no personal pronouns since he lost his i. That, and it seems to annoy certain people, always a plus.

Well, if that is your aim then your are succeding! :P  I can presume and hope that if you hang around the UQM for much longer you'll start talking like a normal hunam.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Davey Yungblud on July 19, 2007, 10:58:50 pm
>.>...<.<...>.>...seriously. Taalo Project. General Discussion. You people need to see it *thumbs up*  ;D


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Novus on July 19, 2007, 10:59:37 pm
Well, if that is your aim then your are succeding! :P  I can presume and hope that if you hang around the UQM for much longer you'll start talking like a normal hunam.
Novus is amused. :)


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Kaelos on July 19, 2007, 11:29:52 pm
And that, also, is why Kaelos talks in the third person, because it's been a running joke since that day that he has no personal pronouns since he lost his i. That, and it seems to annoy certain people, always a plus.

Well, if that is your aim then your are succeding! :P  I can presume and hope that if you hang around the UQM for much longer you'll start talking like a normal hunam.
Normal? Kaelos? Nevar happening, nevernever. Except the odd occasion where he is too tired to remember, but it /is/ a fairly deeply engrained habit, so not likely to happen ^-^


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Gaeamil on July 21, 2007, 08:25:16 pm
Gaeamil is from EverQuest.  When I create names, I use a random generator which, in this case, gave me something like "Gaeolo", and Gaeamil came to mind.  He was a great Bard in that game (only about level 12 though).


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Galactic on July 21, 2007, 09:59:47 pm
My nick has not a mysterious origin because this is a forum for a space game. Too bad people confuse me with Galactus. He's gone, just accept it!

No more asking about Galactus.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Cedric6014 on July 21, 2007, 10:20:31 pm
Is that a bit like asking the Orz about the Androsynth?


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Lukipela on July 21, 2007, 10:32:00 pm
Probably. Lets see if we can make him *frumple*!

So, where is Galactus these days?


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Davey Yungblud on July 21, 2007, 10:33:51 pm
DAMN IT, GALACTIC, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO GALACTUS!  ;D


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Galactic on July 21, 2007, 11:32:37 pm
Oh well. I just wandered around and a saw a post of his, posted this month. So he will probably see himself here. But I guess he won't get mad at me.

Feel free to ask more.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Davey Yungblud on July 21, 2007, 11:34:13 pm
Aww, damn. You're not gonna turn red and make weird noises at me now?


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Galactic on July 21, 2007, 11:35:40 pm
No can do. Red paint is unhealthy and I do not have any gas balloons.

But have some juice. It's on the house. (not my someone else's)


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Sargon on July 22, 2007, 09:11:38 pm
Sargon is the name of a babylon king as far as I remember.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Resh Aleph on July 23, 2007, 11:26:45 am
My initials (two letter names), reversed to get zero hits on Google and to avoid forming the word "resha", which means evil (noun).

I first considered separating the two letters, but that made the nickname too long for traditional IRC servers.

I've used quite a few other nicknames before, but I'm making this my universal one.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: lakota.james on October 17, 2007, 01:40:11 am
Lakota and James are the two names I use in real life.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Dancing Fungus on October 17, 2007, 07:32:41 pm
 My nickname actually comes from the Mycon. In the game, when you talk to the Mycon[I'm sure you know this already anyway], they have a bunch of little tendrils that wiggle around constantly. These tendrils wiggle in a motion that makes it seem like the Mycon is dancing to the music. Mycon are fungus[sort of], and they dance, hence the name Dancing Fungus.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Garrett on October 18, 2007, 12:24:22 am
My last name, that's all there is to it.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Fsi-Dib on January 25, 2008, 12:17:23 pm
Despite this being an old thread, I reply.

My nick was born the instant I punched my keyboard with both hands. It spelled out "fsidib" and I added the hyphen in-between. Ta dah!


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Prowler2885 on February 05, 2008, 05:37:14 am
Oh, what the hell... Another bandwagon to jump on.

My NN is based off my old gaming skills, usually in Halo. I used to be rather stealthy, and then it transcended into reality, and I was either a master at being stealthy, or just plain ignored. Considering my *skills*, I labeled myself "Prowler".

Plus, with a short story/series I was working on (writing, artwork, etc.), I gave my main character the same title. It just seemed fitting (being the character in the story as well) to bear the title.

Oh, and the 2885? That's my birthdate. It looked like a neat number combo to follow the title. Happy birthday to me in 4 days.  ;D


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Cedric6014 on February 06, 2008, 09:25:29 am
Despite this being an old thread, I reply.

My nick was born the instant I punched my keyboard with both hands. It spelled out "fsidib" and I added the hyphen in-between. Ta dah!

Er, so how did you get two of the same letter in there?


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Fsi-Dib on February 06, 2008, 10:52:53 am
Despite this being an old thread, I reply.

My nick was born the instant I punched my keyboard with both hands. It spelled out "fsidib" and I added the hyphen in-between. Ta dah!
Er, so how did you get two of the same letter in there?
I'm skilled at mashing with vibration!


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: NECRO-99 on March 04, 2008, 08:40:34 am
Originally I liked the cold, calculating aspect of the Androsynth, so I figured I'd pick a name of theirs. However, I myself am not exactly a cold, calculating individual, so I might just change it to a name I use in other places (Diablo II, Broodwar, TF2/CS:S and plenty of places), Savage, J_P_Savage, JPSavage, Jackpine Savage or other variants thereof.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Halleck on April 11, 2008, 10:52:58 pm
I picked this name when I registered on the pnf forums and wanted something star-control related. I liked the earthling cruiser captain name "Halleck" so I used that.
A year or so after I read Dune and was introduced to my namesake proper, the excellent Gurney Halleck. So this is really an embarrassing example of my occasional idiot savant nature.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Particleman42 on April 12, 2008, 06:50:45 am
Particle Man in a song by They Might Be Giants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_might_be_giants). 42 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy) is of course, the answer to the question of life, the universe, and everything. 

I picked this name when I registered on the pnf forums and wanted something star-control related. I liked the earthling cruiser captain name "Halleck" so I used that.
A year or so after I read Dune and was introduced to my namesake proper, the excellent Gurney Halleck. So this is really an embarrassing example of my occasional idiot savant nature.

Aren't all of the Earthing ship captains references to other science fiction?


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Novus on April 12, 2008, 03:58:09 pm
Aren't all of the Earthing ship captains references to other science fiction?
Yes (http://wiki.uqm.stack.nl/Influences_and_references#Human).


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Serosis on April 22, 2008, 11:25:55 pm
well a few know that my first name was "jhguitarfreak"
thats an easy one, i love guitar and the "jh" stands for either Jimi Hendrix or James Hetfield
both of which i base my playing style off of, but more recently fell out of favor with metallica and am looking for a new influence that sounds as good or better. (Warning, I am very shortminded and stubborn when it comes to music)

When I changed it to "Kohr-Ah Death" I wanted something to signify the fact that I love SC2/UQM
The Kohr-Ah have been my favorite race since i started playing SC2 on the 3DO when i was a kid
and also my name was quite simply my personality at the time, and still partially is.
i want to cleanse  :o, i'm very evil minded and i enjoy watching others in pain.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Alvarin on April 30, 2008, 11:09:11 pm
My NN was given to my character in the very first Live Action RPG I attended , and i have it ever since (about 13 years) .


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: chenjesummrnmhrm on May 04, 2008, 05:21:34 am
My name is usually either knockout or chenjesummrnmhrm.  Knockout, because that's the only basketball game I could beat my friends at.  Chenjesummrnmhrm, because I like star control, chenjesu and mmrnmhrm are my two favorite races, and I like to flaunt the ability to spell mmrnmhrm.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Battlefrank on June 01, 2008, 08:16:47 am
A LAN party. Someone said "Hey let's play Battlefrank 1942". I found this mispronunciation amusing. So it became my nickname. I try not to use it in public because I don't want anyone using google to uncover the evil deeds I have done on the internet. Please don't look into what I've done in the past.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Ph on June 01, 2008, 01:03:32 pm
It's the first two letters of a name I use elsewhere.  That name, however, is rather juvenile  :P


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Resh Aleph on June 01, 2008, 10:58:23 pm
Phallus?


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Cedric6014 on June 02, 2008, 12:39:55 am
Phallus?

Hahaha


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Ph on June 02, 2008, 11:34:21 am
You're close.

Anyway, my gmail account uses that name, so if you care enough you can just look in my profile.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Particleman42 on June 02, 2008, 09:35:12 pm
You're close.

Anyway, my gmail account uses that name, so if you care enough you can just look in my profile.

No, your email is hidden in your profile.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: jaychant on June 02, 2008, 11:34:12 pm
It seems to me that everyone's email is hidden when they are logged out. I haven't performed a study by any means, but I've never seen someone's email address when they were logged out. (This includes me, and I am quite sure I do not have it set to hide my email address.)


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Ph on June 04, 2008, 02:04:16 am
No, your email is hidden in your profile.

Oops, sorry.  Well, I don't know how to set that, so I'll just have to post the name here; it's
(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: bubonicfish on June 11, 2008, 09:16:37 pm
I chose bubonicfish - No one uses it for anything, so I use it for everything! ;D
But seriously don't use it at all, I will get REEAALLY annoyed and hunt you down...


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: ATG on June 22, 2008, 07:13:16 pm
ATG is an abbreviation for "Apostolos The Greek",my username at Battle for wesnoth server.I liked it because it sounded good and now I use "ATG" on every forum possible.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: bubonicfish on June 23, 2008, 05:49:26 pm
Hooray! Battle for Wesnoth! :P


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Lance_Vader on June 28, 2008, 12:49:45 am
My name's Lance and I sound like Darth Vader.

This name was a logical extension of myself.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Kwayne on September 05, 2013, 05:23:01 pm
Hope nobody minds me reviving this post but it's so nice I couldn't resist.

My name is the deliberate misspelling of the word "Queen" spoken with accent, inspired by the Sex Pistols song God Save the Queen, my appreciation of the band Queen, and Green Arrow comics. Sometimes I amend it with "64" for my love of the Commodore 64.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Glory_device on September 09, 2013, 07:53:26 pm
hehe! Obvious reason for me ;) at the time I picked a name, it sounded nice and I loved it. Since then, I switched to Slylandro for most of my other accounts!

Always SC2 related tho!


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Foxbat1701 on August 07, 2014, 04:30:39 pm
Many moons ago, in a restaurant far far away...!  Back in the day there was a trivia game that was played at Damon's, TGI Fridays,  BW3 and other restaurants(and maybe still is.)  Rather than each of us getting a game controller, we would get one because she was better at entertainment trivia and I was better at general trivia.  Together we often kicked butt!  She's my Stone Fox and I'm batty, hence Foxbat.  I later added 1701 both for my love of Star Trek and because at one website I liked to frequent the name Foxbat had already been taken.


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Grand Master Planet Eater on June 11, 2016, 02:38:46 am
Take a wild guess...



Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Death 999 on September 08, 2016, 05:03:53 pm
Take a wild guess...


... Casey and Andy!


Title: Re: Your Nickname's Origin?
Post by: Wcarr_ on December 24, 2016, 04:08:58 pm
I was going to do an orz related name but I ran out of ideas so I put my first initial with my last name and added an underscore at the end