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    Reason behind your username

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Arannir, Sep 17, 2013.

    Is it a nickname? Something close to you? Why did you chose your username?

    Personally I chose "Arannir" whilst searching for an authentic name for my Wood Elven character in Skyrim (Arannir appeared during the original game). But I've only just started using it; Starting with naming a character in a book. I've also named my youtube account, KingArannir, after it.
     
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    My name is Wrey. Wreybies sounds like rabies. I thought it would be fun. :)
     
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    There is actually a story involved here. Despite the feminine qualities of my username, I am in fact a male. Now, how does a male end up with a girls name as a handle? It starts out with listening to a band called Eluveitie which is a folk metal band heavily influenced by the culture of the Gauls. In 52 B.C. the capital of Gaul was the city of Alésia where the Gauls made their final stand against Caesar's onslaught (though they eventually lost their city to the Roman empire.) Anyway, when I started writing my book, my MC started out as Alyssa, then morphed into Allison, then eventually Alésia, so I guess you'd say my username comes directly from studying the Gauls, and secondly from that being my MC's name.

     
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    Greatest city in the world, plus my name. Easy. It's been my 'net "handle" since I first got online, back in 1995.
     
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    My name's Charlotte, I'm a dancer :)

    I actually have a very strong affinity to my real name and feel unsettled if for some reason I can't use it. I must have a very big ego or something! There was no way I was going to change my surname when I got married either.
     
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    I like your name, too, Charlotte. (I didn't change my surname, either.)
     
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    My username is a pun on the phrase "to catch a second wind." Not the greatest username in the world, but meh.
     
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    I am, among other things, a folksinger. I can't define myself with just one word, but if I had to try, "minstrel" probably comes closest.
     
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    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

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    A gar is an ugly ass fish that is popular with some to eat, especially in the South (my beloved home). Sometimes gar meat is so mealy (you can pull the spine and ribcage right out), the best way to cook the gar is to pack the meat into golf ball sized bites and fry them-- garballs. I have an affinity for trash fish, mainly choupique (bowfin to some) and gar, but gaspergou is most fun to say. I have harvested many a gar and sold them to local stores, but have never actually eaten one.

    However, I was told on another forum that if you google "garball", you will get images of old school pin-ups. Purely coincidental.
     
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    Tara's my name. No stories, no deeper meaning behind it, just my name; I safe my imagination for my stories and artworks. Oh, and of course I like my name, it just kind of fits me... I suppose
     
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    obsidian_cicatrix I ink, therefore I am. Contributor

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    Mine is a combination of two of my other interests. The 'obsidian' part is to do with the RPG game developer, the 'cicatrix' part refers to the fact I'm heavily tattooed. I know cicatrix is singular, but my tattoowork is one piece that just happens to cover about 70% of my body.
     
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    Kinda my own premarital initials...
     
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    Way back in the 1990's, I created this name to be my online persona. I'm not sure how I thought of it but it stuck and has been around ever since. The full name is Jason James Maxximillian but I only use the full name for formal engagements.

    Fun Fact: Back in the 1990's I became involved with the forums over with the guys at Neversoft, (the company behind the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater) and I became a staple member of that community. I gave a lot of input on the sequel, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, and if you ever come across the game there is a pre-made park called 'Props Park' and if you jump the gap between two halfpipes, you will get the JJ_Maxx Gap bonus, worth 500 points. ;)

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    That's awesome! I used to love playing Pro Skater 2 as a kid. I even remember some of the music in that game.
     
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    Me too, the music still brings me back! This one was my favorite:

     
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    I've chosen to use my real name because I think there's a slim possibility that something will come of what I do here.

    There's no point in making a name for yourself if no one knows who you are.
     
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    Erébh is one of my MCs - the word itself is As Gaeilge (Irish) for dark/darkness/evil. The little slant over the E is called a fadá (Fa-duh) which writingforums sign-up page wouldn't recognise originally so I lost it :(
     
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    Tell that to the published authors who use pseudonyms. Different strokes for different folks.
     
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    I remember that game! I remember it very well. In fact, I think I remember that bonus, but I don't know if that is just my mind playing tricks on me.

    My user name is just a name of someone in a dream I had when I was very young and thought it was cool. I have always used it as a name for when I am online, especially on games. And especally on online Half-Life games. It's just something I've kept, it has it's uses. Specifically the fact that I don't have to use my real name which I do rather like for some reason. Looking at it now, with the distance of many years, I can't help but notice a similarity between 'Lemex' and one of my father's three middle names, 'Lennox' - interesting.
     
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    It's the name of my main character in my book, and she was the first char I ever made up, though under a diff name then lol
     
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    Yukine is a reference to Yukine Miyazawa from CLANNAD, and Suoh is because I love Tamaki Suoh from Ouran Host Club.
     
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    When I started visiting online chats and discuss (mainly) music, almost everyone there used their favourite band's or musician's name as a nickname. So I named myself after Idlewild, then my favourite band – and part of the fun was that hardly anyone's heard of it, at least over here. Later I decided that naming myself after someone else wasn't such a great idea, but by then all my online friends remembered me by that name, so the only thing I could do was to shorten it. And I'm a procrastinator, so it fits anyway.
     
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    I'm an adoptee. My middle name is David, which is also unbelievably the first name I would have been given by my birth mother (whom I have reunited with). My 'real' first name starts with D also and is a name I don't much care for. My last name starts with a V and is also a name I don't much care for. Thus, D. David V.

    I use it on pretty much every message board out there because it's easier to remember than 14 other names.

    I intend to use what would have been my birth name as my writing pseudonym...assuming the need ever arises!
     

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