Why we choose our usernames / avatars?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by timesurfer, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

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    hi,
    my user name is from way back when work was still fun,
    and has its roots in the company i used to work for.
    i used it for years.......
    i don`t care for avatars, i`m just mean old me, 4 better or worse,
    till you know what.....
    i like this thread. it brings out the real people, i think.
    i liked t0ad`s story, ain`t that the way all cookies crumble?
    nodnar.
     
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  2. Tellurian

    Tellurian MDL Novice

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    'Tellurian' simply means "Inhabitant of planet Earth" and implies an open, questioning mind. A work-in-progress, ever-changing, and akin to all humanity.
     
  3. ebam_uk

    ebam_uk MDL Novice

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    Just liked my username been using it since i was 10 years old ish.
     
  4. TheSkaffer

    TheSkaffer MDL Member

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    Been around PC's since mid 90's and had collected so much garbage some time ago I considered the nick Collector or variations of it. Thought of wardrobe or the french word for it "garderobe", but did not sound very appealing. Then I stumbled over a nordic acquaintance who upon my request informed me that there was this Swedish word "skafferi" and the verb would be to "skaffa" (to "get" or "collect") which I promptly adapted to English. TheSkaffer.

    My avatar is the Templar banner. Fight for justice, protect the innocent, you know the drill by now. And I had an interest for those guys long before a certain Norwegian was even born.
     
  5. bludgard

    bludgard MDL Member

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    There was a time (early-eighties through '90) when I was a part of an org that was tasked to protect the offspring of a certain royal family. We guarded the blood. Hence; bludgard.

    I stole my avatar from somewhere I cannot remember, but it expresses my emotions of being caged-up in an increasingly frustrating world.
    Edit: And I resemble the avatar closely.;)
     
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  6. spork

    spork MDL Novice

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    I was eating spicy fried chicken and red beans and rice with this spoon/fork thing called a "spork" and then it occurred to me.... ;)
     
  7. rockinmom

    rockinmom MDL Junior Member

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    #107 rockinmom, Feb 9, 2012
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    Chose my username because I'm a mom... and I rock! It happens to be my business name as well. My avatar... well it's me. And I'm me. I couldn't think of anything more clever :p

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  8. 721

    721 MDL Novice

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    Wanted something different, contains a few of my favorite numbers and it has a nice ring to it.
     
  9. Mazrim Taim

    Mazrim Taim MDL Member

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    Why the name Mazrim Taim? Because I'm a really big fan of The Wheel of Time, and Taim is one of my favorite characters.
     
  10. TheSkaffer

    TheSkaffer MDL Member

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    Loads of good names in fantasy books. Nice choice.
     
  11. VGMC

    VGMC MDL Novice

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    virgin-galactic-mission-control
     
  12. Coffeeman

    Coffeeman MDL Junior Member

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    Coffeeman-> I realy like and drink a lot of coffee. I like good home brew coffee. Avatar->well I am a military firefighter.
     
  13. SmirgeliS

    SmirgeliS MDL Junior Member

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    SmirgeliS or ŠmirgeliS because one day in Russian language class teacher said to me: Read the sentence you šmirgeli...
    And real ŠmirgeliS is this thing:
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  14. JOREL

    JOREL MDL Novice

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    mmmmmm i don't know
     
  15. Coffeeman

    Coffeeman MDL Junior Member

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    Dude, you're standing on your hands:) you gotta have a reason:).:p
     
  16. TheSkaffer

    TheSkaffer MDL Member

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    Just what the doctor ordered for my battle ax...ehmm...kitchen knifes.
     
  17. Ophysette

    Ophysette MDL Novice

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    Ophysette is the name of an old D & D character. I created my characters names, and using them as ID's I have never had to add and remember numbers.
     
  18. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    My nickname is actually SCBright, but when I registered in MDL, my fingers slipped on the keyboard and became SCBrigth.

    SC are the initials of my real name and "bright" is because I like to make a difference and shine in everything I do. My avatar was created by myself based on a supernova explosion.
     
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  19. lysy.lbn

    lysy.lbn MDL Member

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    #119 lysy.lbn, May 25, 2012
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    Nickname.. lysy (means bald in English.) becouse friends call me that (long story why) and lbn from city where i live name (Lublin, PL). First time i used it was when I created my gmail account (many simplier and cooler was occupied and any better idea didn't came to my mind so..)

    Avatar.. I recently made a "blank avatar" inspired by that one in WCP, but it was so "standard" and I thought to do something unique or funny from it, didn't have any idea for unique so here it is
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    Is funny, isn't it?
     
  20. supaduper

    supaduper MDL Member

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    When I was a lad me mam brought home a load of DC comics from her mate at work and my love of Art and words and Superman started,thanks mam !