What is the story behind your username?

  • Lemushki's Avatar Squirtle 285 127 Posts Joined 03/22/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I used other username but a friend at school started calling me Lemushki for some reason as my surename is Lema (in 2006) and since then i started using that name, as I really liked it and is Unique.

    Lemushki - The one and only since 2006

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  • GoliathTheDwarf's Avatar Content Squad Explorer of Dragons 355 252 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    My name comes from my need to give a name to an otherwise unnamed character I was playing. I've always been into theater and was in a musical production of Narnia-- yes, that exists. I had the part of the evil dwarf sidekick to the White Witch. Since my character was just called "dwarf" in the script, I decided to give him a name. I had a huge crush on the girl playing the witch at the time and gladly accepted her suggestion that I name him "Goliath" for the sake of fun and irony. Later on, my younger brother talked me into making my steam account, and I opted to go with that name for the heck of it. I rather strongly identify with dwarfs in fantasy since they have great beards, appreciate good craftsmanship, and tend to enjoy singing. I'm also a bit on the short side, so that helps as well, lol. At any rate, I ended up making pretty much all my online accounts with the same name for the sake of easy identification. It's basically becoming my personal brand at this point and may even end up becoming a full-on character in some youtube videos in the future. 

    Lorekeeper and spinner of tavern tales

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  • MenacingBagel's Avatar Dragon Scholar 200 194 Posts Joined 09/24/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Quote From CableKnight

    I enjoy Pathfinder in Apex Legends and Widomaker in Overwatch. They both use grappling hooks, which are awesome in my opinion. Although I've never played it, the art for the video game Shovel Knight is pretty cool. So I decided to combine my favorite video game weapon with an awesome title and there we go ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I'm guessing you went with Grover as your avatar since he has a grapple move aswell

    Only a fool thinks they know everything. I admit that I know nothing

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  • lMarcusl's Avatar 95 71 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Mine is a combination of various inspirations. One time at school during an IT class, we had a chance to play some games together instead of learning programming. At the time, I didn't really have an online nick, as I mostly played single player games like Diablo 2 where you name your characters, not your account as a whole. So when the game put me on the spot and asked me to make up a name that instant, first thing that popped into my head back then was the name Marcus. A variation on my real name, but with a bit of a Roman flavour as I really dug ancient mythology at the time and Greece, Egypt and Rome were some of my favourite cultures. The name is also partially inspired by the sheriff of Broken Hills from Fallout 2, a supermutant, humanoid so big he could strap a damn gattling cannon to his forearm and carry it in one hand.

    Not long after that I forgot the password to my old e-mail account so I created a new one. I wanted to use the name Marcus again but an e-mail address like that already existed, even xMarcusx, and since e-mails don't allow you to use brackets and I really like symmetry, I took inspiration from what we were learing in math class at the time (absolute values) and used lower case L's as brackets around my nick. Have used that ever since, unless that name is taken, in which case I use MarcusTheAbsolute (my YT account for example).

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad Dragon Scholar 485 517 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    It was just something that popped up in my brain. Demons are cool, x and z are cool letters, and 95 is a cool number (despite not being my birth year number, that would be 99). I go through periods of loving it and hating it. It just reeks "teenage angst" despite myself not being very angsty when I was a teenager.

    It's the username that I used on Sploder, which is a game-making website aimed primarily at children and teenagers, and one that I've been a staff member on for quite a few years now. The site is still online, but has been dead for quite a long time now. The community is still together on Discord though, and I'm there every day just hanging out.

    When I made my HearthPwn account, I was too lazy to think of a different name, so I just used this one. It's kinda just become part of me. I use it here on OoC too for the sake of consistency.

    No, that's wrong!

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  • PopeNeia's Avatar 225 222 Posts Joined 07/06/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Well, Neia is one of my favourite characters from the light novel Overlord. Its an inside joke that she’s pretty much the “pope” of a religion she kind of started, so yeah. I put the two words together and it kind of just stuck as my username for a lot of things after that as I liked the ring to it..

    This ain't no place for a hero

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  • Bystekhilcar's Avatar Content Squad 230 311 Posts Joined 09/02/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Was making a trash account somewhere, needed a name, let my mind wander. For some reason recalled a daycare I passed on the way to my workplace at the time, 'Step By Step Childcare'. Removed some letters, moved things around a little... there y'go.

    I see you when you're sleeping; I'm gone before you wake

    I'm not as good as turn 4 Barnes; But I'm at least a Twilight Drake

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  • Teuton's Avatar 150 51 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I used to go by "suicidor", back in my Counter Strike days, because I always was the one who would sprint ahead, and once I died my team would know where the enemies were. Now I find that nickname a little too "on the nose", so I had to come up with something else.

    Teuton now is my go-to name for any social networks. It has a slightly germanic ring to it, so it throws some people off when I go trolling the trolls on some right wing forums. Also it has a little rebel vibe to it, from the historic Teutons fighting the Romans back in the day. 

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  • CableKnight's Avatar Content Squad Rexxar 320 172 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Quote From MenacingBagel
    Quote From CableKnight

    I enjoy Pathfinder in Apex Legends and Widomaker in Overwatch. They both use grappling hooks, which are awesome in my opinion. Although I've never played it, the art for the video game Shovel Knight is pretty cool. So I decided to combine my favorite video game weapon with an awesome title and there we go ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I'm guessing you went with Grover as your avatar since he has a grapple move aswell

    Yep, love that guy too

    Gosh dang it, cards bad.

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  • Morkimus's Avatar Serra Angel 280 93 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    In my old days of playing (and sucking at) LoL, I ran into a Veigar that was called Morky the Fucboi. He is, to this day, the only real entity that I still remember from that game. To me, Morky will always be the least threatening name ever, and I'll always have a soft spot for it.

    Wind forward a few years and you'll find me modding Skyrim to become an absolute monster and tear apart everything in my way. The only thing missing is a name. Thus, Morkimus awakens.

    Psst! Hey, you want to play a couple of fun (albeit pointless) gamebooks? Become a king here, and a babysitter here.

    Who knows? Maybe you'll like them enough to check out my first book? I promise you, you will die less in this one.

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  • Alfi's Avatar Dragon Scholar 340 257 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Nickname from childhood. Alfi is VERY unusual name here in Slovakia, but there was a child story about Alfi who learned how to tie his shoes. It stuck.

    -=alfi=-

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  • Nirast's Avatar 230 109 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    My full name is Nicolae Radu Stefan. Inspired by how my dad named his company.

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  • MisterFerro's Avatar Charmander 190 40 Posts Joined 09/06/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    My name comes from Ferrovax or Mr. Ferro whom was briefly introduce in the third book titled Grave Peril of an 20-something series called The Dresden Files.

    My profile pic is Rory Williams as "The Last Centurion" from Doctor Who. Mr. Ferro went to the gathering(that he was introduced to both the readers and the MC of the seris) dressed as a Roman Centurion and Harry Dresden(the MC) gets a very distinct feeling that Mr. Ferro's outfit was authentic and not a costume.

    I use Mister Ferro and the same pic everywhere.

     

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  • Fedrion's Avatar Zombie 285 111 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I got mine a long way back, around 2006. A friend of mine used the name Fedrion as his DnD Human rogue alias, after our 4th DnD night his character died and he was looking for a name for a Paladin to join the party again, he couldn't made his mind and I said "Hertzeid or something like that, German sounding paladin" he liked the idea and used the name I came up.

    He did impressive, his dice were on fire and his freaking paladin was critting every single time... But after that night he left the game and moved to another country with his mother.

    So I've been Fedrion Hertzeid / Fedrion / Hertzeid in every game since then, except when I created my second LoL account named "MeatPancake" to break a friends win streak.

    Heh, Greetings.

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  • smallchange's Avatar 50 9 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    It's a tom waits lyric and the way i feel playing most games... "Small change got rained on by his own .38"

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  • GingerAzn's Avatar 55 7 Posts Joined 07/02/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I'm a ginger, my wife is asian, and we always joked how funny (and extremely unlikely, though it does happen) that our offspring would be a ginger Asian. It  was our name for the little tyke before we told the fam its gender.  Still waiting to see whether or not his hair develops to be ginger. :P

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  • Lightspoon's Avatar Merfolk 440 382 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Back in the days of WoW Vanilla I was the first on our server to get the Benediction staff. Since it looks like a golden shiny spoon, guild mates started to make jokes about it and in the end I made a ticket to GMs in order to switch name into Lightspoon (since I was an Holy Priest) because it sounds nice and was also pretty unique.

    For what profit is it to a man, if he gains the world and loses his own soul?

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  • greenhatjynx78's Avatar 75 42 Posts Joined 01/26/2020
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Quote From Lightspoon

    Back in the days of WoW Vanilla I was the first on our server to get the Benediction staff. Since it looks like a golden shiny spoon, guild mates started to make jokes about it and in the end I made a ticket to GMs in order to switch name into Lightspoon (since I was an Holy Priest) because it sounds nice and was also pretty unique.

     do you mind  if  I ask what is your profile pic? it make me  remember   the milleniun eye from yugi-OH .

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  • Lightspoon's Avatar Merfolk 440 382 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    It's the Eye of Agamotto from the Dr.Strange comic (the original one, not the version used in the MCU).

    For what profit is it to a man, if he gains the world and loses his own soul?

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  • greenhatjynx78's Avatar 75 42 Posts Joined 01/26/2020
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    thanks gonna search for it

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