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What does your screen name mean? Or, how did you come up with the idea?

Feb 20, 2012 at 1:45:18 AM
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I would be interested to see some of the responses. Some might be self explanatory, but others not. At least if they seem obvious you can tell us how you got the idea.

I will start with mine. When I was growing up in Sydney a few friends and I had a silly band named Christine Equine Veola and the Down Syndrome Architecs. We later changed it to Flatus Walrus just because the name popped into my head, it was kind of catchy and stupid and I liked it. As a result I have pretty much used it as my user-name for everywhere I join up on the net.


Edited: 02/20/2012 at 01:45 AM by flatuswalrus

Feb 20, 2012 at 7:08:37 AM
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Mine is one of the self explainitory... It's very uninventive. just my initials... and 2000 is b/c i started using it right before the millenium.

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Feb 20, 2012 at 1:41:15 PM
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Wait, your name isn't really flatus walrus? I thought Dane was just a nickname.

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Feb 20, 2012 at 2:08:57 PM
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Way to go Brad, Post in a thread and not give a reason for how you arrived at WRK

....sigh....

As for me, Johnny is my name. My previous name Timemaster11 was the title of my Fav book and my fav number. I adopted Timemaster11 back in 96 when I first got on the internet on AOL. It isn't really relevant to who I am now, so I changed it. Plus I want to be a forum Diva and be known as The Johnny, despite others on this same forum having the same first name.

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Feb 20, 2012 at 2:24:38 PM
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My screen name "samspade" is from the movie The Maltese Falcon. Sam Spade is Humphrey Bogart's character in it. He's a private detective from San Francisco. Really though, while I really do enjoy that movie, my personal favorite is "The Big Sleep" but the name Phillip Marlowe didn't have the same appeal for me. Humphrey Bogart was a badass in everything.

In general, I love classic movies and the name just sorta stuck out when I was picking usernames. One of my favorite actors of all time and one of his more popular characters, so yeah. Anyway, don't call me Sam dammit!




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Edited: 02/20/2012 at 02:25 PM by SamSpade

Feb 20, 2012 at 3:03:07 PM
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Mine is not very interesting at all nor is it reflective of my personality, but it'd be a pain in the ass to bother changing it now as I use it everywhere. I used to have a key chain version of a view master, and it came with a disk of different bird pictures on it. One of them was a parrot with its head cocked to the side, a black ring around its neck and a twig in the background positioned just right so that when you flipped through the images quickly it looked like he was hanging from a noose. My friends and I thought it was way more hilarious than it was. Anyway one of my close friends moved away at that time, and i needed an email address to keep in contact with her. I drew inspiration from that parrot photo and here I am 10 years later still using it as a screen name.

And that is the sordid tale of high adventure and intrigue that explains the origin of my screen name.


Edited: 02/20/2012 at 03:04 PM by suicidalparrot

Feb 20, 2012 at 3:15:17 PM
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An album that will never get old and the year I was born.

Feb 20, 2012 at 3:43:21 PM
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I started using my username when I joined the IGN forums in 2000ish. Nintendo - self-explanatory, but I grew up on Nintendo (and Sega too). Twizer - completely made up word. Me and my friends made it up in high school as an fill in the blank adjective. As in... "Hey man don't Twiz out", "I Twized your mom last night" or "Man, you're a complete Twizer". So that just kind of stuck with me.

Feb 20, 2012 at 3:56:52 PM
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I was sitting in 10th grade english class in the autumn of 1999. I had recently started playing TFC and CounterStrike and was tired of using the names Tempest and Kodiak, they felt a bit one-note and I wanted something a little more unique. My friend came into class and took his seat next to me and said, "Hey space bee," or "space D," or something to that effect. So, I responded, "No, I don't like bee, how about flea - space flea!" His responce was a subtle variation of WTF?! I informed him, from that point onward, my new online moniker would be SpaceFlea. And it has been ever since.

Lately though I've been exceedingly more pissed off to continually find that it is becoming more and more popular as a user name. It was already taken on both xbox live and psn when I tried to join.

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Feb 20, 2012 at 4:40:26 PM
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Did you ever play CAL or scrim back in the #findscrim irc days?

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Feb 20, 2012 at 4:55:47 PM
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Originally posted by: SamSpade

Anyway, don't call me Sam dammit!
I originally thought your name was Sam, ha ha. Quite interesting to hear how everyone came up with their names.

Feb 20, 2012 at 6:46:25 PM
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Damnit wrk! 2 posts in this thread and no explanation. Really?

Joey, as you know I am also a Bogie fan and a noir fan, so naturally Maltese Falcon is a fav of mine.

As far as my moniker, about 10 years ago I worked nights at a newspaper press with a bunch of older guys who gambled and drank. I started hanging out with them after work playing poker. It was exciting because I was 19 and it was my first real taste of being a man so to speak. You know, drinking beers, smoking stogies, bitching about the women in our lives. I don't think I really fit in with these guys, but they let me hang around. Well, I picked up the game pretty quickly. I started winning a lot of cash at these games and they started calling me "professor." It caught on too. I don't think anyone at work called me Adam after that. There was a poker player back then who was a young guy and was very successful named Howard Lederer who was nicknamed "the professor," so I think that's where they got it from. Anyway, shortly thereafter I discovered online poker and I had to come up with a user name. Naturally "professor" was taken, so I used a variant with my nickname, last name and birth year. Hence, profholt82. That's been my online name pretty much everywhere ever since. Funny thing is, I haven't played poker in years. They passed some legislation in the states, so I couldn't even if I wanted to.


Edited: 02/20/2012 at 06:48 PM by profholt82

Feb 20, 2012 at 6:53:18 PM
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Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos

"I kinda made it up. It’s sorta a mix between Juan Ponce de León (a Spanish explorer) and bouncing lemons(?). If you were to pronounce it, it would sound like “BOWN-SICK-DAY-LAY-MAS”. People just call me “Bounce” or “Bouncy”."

 

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Feb 20, 2012 at 8:10:20 PM
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I was in a video game cover band called Subcon named after the world of SMB2 and there were 3 of us.

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Feb 20, 2012 at 8:27:01 PM
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I enjoy final fight cd.

Feb 20, 2012 at 8:42:00 PM
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My name is Doug, I'm from Cincinnati and have been a lifelong UC Bearcats fan. That and it's also my eBay user ID.

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Feb 22, 2012 at 7:19:00 PM
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golden silver is the name of the final boss in my all-time favorite game, gunstar heroes. perhaps the most badass robot of all time. i want to be him and have actually gone so far as to create music under that nom de plume. at any rate, yeah...he's from gunstar heroes.


Edited: 02/22/2012 at 07:19 PM by iamgoldensilver

Mar 13, 2012 at 7:28:19 AM
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Originally posted by: final fight cd

I enjoy final fight cd.
Ha ha, great answer.

Apr 7, 2012 at 10:20:19 PM
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Anyone else?

Apr 8, 2012 at 12:42:20 AM
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Mine is from Miracle Warriors. One of the continents on there is called Areos. I was known as Areos on Everquest for 12 years. I wanted a twist on it so I turned it around.


Edited: 04/08/2012 at 12:42 AM by Soera

Apr 10, 2012 at 9:30:23 AM
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I got mine from the marvel comics character blade..i like blade from the comic book series..and i liked the movies..and well in the movies and the comics. When the vampires mention blade..they also called him daywalker.so that is how i got mine..it sounded cool..daywalker..i only walk during the days lol and the 2k2..that is the year i got out of prison..aka..high school..so you put it together you get daywalker2k2

Apr 10, 2012 at 9:43:57 AM
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Mine's pretty damn boring .... I used to have a different screen name, but back when NA chat was cool circa '09/'10, I would long on while at work and use the name wrk. More people came to know me as wrk than my old name. Yup, that's it.

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Edited: 04/10/2012 at 09:44 AM by wrk

Apr 10, 2012 at 10:01:13 AM
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what was your old name??

Apr 10, 2012 at 12:06:05 PM
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Originally posted by: daywalker2k2

what was your old name??



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Apr 10, 2012 at 12:06:46 PM
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my name is a secret, ok ok my name is really my name WOW original I know.