Why we choose our usernames / avatars?

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

  1. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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    When I was a teenager I loved watching Johnny Bravo on TV and playing Street Fighter 2 on arcades! (thank you MAME for keeping my teen memories alive)... and PT is my country :D
     
  2. Pantharen

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    I have had the NN of Pantharen since about 1991, the name was created for the BBS System Nightline in Vancouver BC, the home of MajorMud.. in 1994 MajorMud was in general release, and Nightline BBS changed their name to DreamScape Entertainment.
     
  3. salvadorp2001

    salvadorp2001 MDL Novice

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    My name and my kid's birth year.
     
  4. Jamsnderson

    Jamsnderson MDL Novice

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    great "A long story ... on another forum ... "The Bitch" :D"
     
  5. gDrive

    gDrive MDL Novice

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    #165 gDrive, Sep 27, 2015
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    Seeing as I have now got 20 or so posts under my belt here, I might as well explain why I have chosen my current avatar (correct as of 2015-09-27).

    The reason as to why I have chosen this avatar, which is Re-l Mayer from an anime called Ergo Proxy is because even though I am not really a big fanatic of anime, I was actually on the lookout for music by an "indietronica" band called Iris and then I saw this particular video upload:




    After seeing said video, I actually like the character design and I am usually a sucker for good character designs, especially when it comes to the opposite gender (sorry, I'm not an LGBTQ+ person), and seeing as Re-l Mayer was not only designed well, she also looks similar to Evanescene's Amy Lee, and bizarrely enough, this actually led me to watching Ergo Proxy from start to finish.
     
  6. DixieKongJD

    DixieKongJD MDL Novice

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    I like Dixie Kong and my initials are JD. There you have it.
    I use Termingamer2-JD everywhere else, but I plan to change it in a few boards and use DixieKongJD on future registrations.
     
  7. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Ok Jane Dixon
     
  8. NeverCleanARunningSystem

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    Because I effed up my system encrypted with VeraCrypt and now seek help here
     
  9. winmaniac

    winmaniac MDL Novice

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    I love OSes specially Windows and like to tinker with them.
     
  10. MrG

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    MrG or DrG
    I chose MrG
     
  11. bluebilly

    bluebilly MDL Novice

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    I chose bluebilly because they are the names of my dogs.

    Blues: half chow. expert counter surfer. Would probably lay down her life for me.

    Billy: Half Australian Shepard, half mystery. Old. Has trouble climbing the stairs. Loves my housekeeper more than me.
     
  12. Tarwin

    Tarwin MDL Novice

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    I started to use this username (though it is but one among others) when I had to use one and was playing Darwinia at the time, as that was taken I changed it to Tarwinia and then simplified it. It EVOLVED :p
     
  13. nexus^6

    nexus^6 MDL Novice

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    I love Bladerunner and this character Nexus 6 played by Rutger Hauer.
     
  14. Jon_Snow

    Jon_Snow MDL Novice

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    I love Game of Thrones. Hell of a great TV show!!

    Of course that doesn't mean I'm an "official HBO subscriber" :p
     
  15. Juniper Phoenix

    Juniper Phoenix MDL Novice

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    My username is my name, conveniently, and my avatar I just thought was funny.

    It's pretty simple.
     
  16. jadinolf

    jadinolf MDL Member

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    jadinolf was easy for me.

    It just happens to be the first letter of my first name and then my last name.

    I'm not smart enough to come up with names like you folks did.:)
     
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  17. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Mine is easy. I have always liked cats. And my name, which may look ominous to some, only means in German "friend of cats".
     
  18. More as easy:
    mine cuz its just a temporarily account. ;)
    few days and Im out.
     
  19. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Nothing is more permanent than the temporary. Thus, the few days have already lasted almost 3 months.
     
    hehe :) yea, but the first 95% of time, i had no posts, created acc just for get access links.
    right now i just communicate a bit, but i will stop very soon i guess

    i will come back with a real account then any time in future and keep it then over years as i already did with another.