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#1 | Back to Top07-13-2007 09:24:03 PM

Razara
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From: Wuzzy Happy Akio Town (What?)
Registered: 10-17-2006
Posts: 4691

Your Username...

Why did you choose it? I was talking to BioKraze about the story behind our names a while ago, and it got me wondering why the rest of you chose to go by the names you use here. Is it your real name, a name you made up, or are you named after a character?

I've been using the name Razara for a few years. When I was signing up to play an online game called Dragon Realms, I had to use a name that wasn't modern. Out of all the names I've made up for original characters I used to use, Kealdrea was actually the one who thought up the name, "Razara," so I can't really take credit for it.

My sister and my closest friend also got their names that they've been using ever since from that game. "Kealdrea," (which is actually pronounced "Keel-dreh-a," was a typo off of the name, "Kaldra," from The Dragon Chronicals. My friend Ranthozyk's name was just "Rantho," which sounded cool, combined with the word, "hawk," though it's spelt funny. Combining his name with an animal at the end was something that another one of our friends had done.

So, what's the story behind your username?

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#2 | Back to Top07-13-2007 09:38:59 PM

dollface
Postmistress Elf of Subtext
From: North Carolina
Registered: 11-17-2006
Posts: 5086
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Re: Your Username...

I was named 'dollface' a while back, when I was getting into the SiHK. A friend just loved to call me Dollface, day and night. So, eventually, I changed my name on my old [now deleted] Myspace to 'Dollface', to please her. People began to think that was my nickname, calling me by it at concerts and gatherings and the like, and it just stuck. From that point, I stopped capitalizing the D, and became dollface. Maybe it's supposed to symbolize that Dollface is not my name, as it isn't used as a proper noun. A lot of people here let their 'alter egos' consume them, and refuse to be called by their real names. Or maybe it was something else? To be honest, I don't remember. emot-rofl

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#3 | Back to Top07-13-2007 09:40:08 PM

MissMocha
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From: Tallahassee, Fl
Registered: 10-19-2006
Posts: 4632

Re: Your Username...

Tama asked once in another thread that's buried somewhere, but my best friend, the one that's geting married, used to write a LOT, and she wrote a short story called Morose Mocha. It was a vignette with characters from a long term project she was writing. The project itself was interesting, really symbolic and layered and very very cool. I wish she'd finished it. Boiled down to its most basic premise, the main characters were basically voluntarily posessed. The demons were...not really demons, but more of a... noncoporeal entity... all wuth varying degrees of faith, but one of my favorites was a priest who was conflicted about the whole mess.

In the vignette, he has coffee with a girl in a shop on the nature of faith and love and a few other things, really making a connection, which was difficult for him. Through a set of circumstances she finds out about the demons and he's forced to eliminate her. He tries to just get her to keep her silence, but as she is also a religious person, she flips out that he's a demon and goes nuts, and he tries to stop her, and she ends up dead. It's a lot more tense and gorgeously sad, and more then a little nihilistic (one of the reasons I love it so much).

I liked alliteration, at the time I liked mocha (this was before chocolate started making sick) and if the term had existed back then, I would've been emo. emot-keke I use it for just about everything, and even if I don't use the service, I've probably registered my name with it so that people can't use it.

My other favorite username is superstarnobody which comes from the thought that everyone is famous to someone. I've been using it for about ten years on and off.


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And the glances you took, took hold of you and demanded that you stay
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#4 | Back to Top07-13-2007 09:51:02 PM

KissingT.Kiryuu
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From: Somewhere and Nowhere
Registered: 10-20-2006
Posts: 4090
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Re: Your Username...

self explanitory...thought id just throw that out there.
no secrets here
I LOVE TOUGA!!


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#5 | Back to Top07-13-2007 10:04:19 PM

Aine Silveria
Pumpkin Bride
From: Allegan, MI
Registered: 11-03-2006
Posts: 2098

Re: Your Username...

I've been using this name, or assorted variations on it (just Chani, chani_sama for places that don't allow spaces or caps, ladychani once or twice), ever since elementary school. The full name, which I barely ever use, is Lady Chani Atreides. I use that variation for my most-frequented e-mail address (chani_atreides_sama(at)yahoo(dot)com), which I got after I had all my passwords taken away from me by my father as a punishment.

Those of you who recognize the name, props to you. It's the name of Leto Atreides' Fremen wife from Frank Herbert's Dune novels. I can't remember at this time if she had a different last name from her father, but I made it into Chani Atreides for sentimental reasons (I want nothing more than to be with someone. Sad, I know). I tend to try to keep my real life and my Chani-life separate, but they mix a lot. I've tried in the past to make Chani my RL nickname, but it doesn't stick. It's easier that way, I guess. I suppose then if I meet someone from online IRL, then I'll know right off, because they'll call me Chani! etc-love

It's also just a better name that plain ol' Jessica. Thus why I've kept Lady Chani forever and not come up with anything else. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, ya know?

I'm done rambling now~~


[Edit for spelling..... >>;;;;;;;;;;;;]

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#6 | Back to Top07-13-2007 10:08:38 PM

Mylene
Fighting Evil By Moonlight
From: Next to Paradox
Registered: 10-19-2006
Posts: 3704

Re: Your Username...

For some reason, when I first signed up for this forum I decided not to use my usual internet moniker.  Trying to think of another, I chose the first name of my Asheron's Call character, because it's fitting for a redhead to have a name meaning "cherry" eh?  Anyway, the character's full name was Cerise de l'Aube (Cherry Sunrise).

I'm having a hard time getting used to Cerise, but c'est la vie, I suppose.

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#7 | Back to Top07-13-2007 10:13:14 PM

Raven Nightshade
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From: Louisiana
Registered: 12-17-2006
Posts: 2916

Re: Your Username...

I've always liked the name Raven. It has nothing to do with Raven-Symone, Teen Titans, or Edgar Allan Poe. It just happens to be on a short list of nouns that double as good first names.

I liked the word Nightshade because it sounds pretty and it's a poisonous plant, like belladonna or foxglove. However, Raven Foxglove or Raven Belladonna don't sound as good.  So we put it together and get Raven Nightshade, Miss Nightshade if you're nasty. emot-biggrin

It came together when I thought of the idea that everyone needed a "goth" name, a stripper name, a drag queen name, and/or a porn star name. Raven Nightshade functions as all of the above in various combinations.

I used to use the name Astraea on several IM programs, because I'm a Virgo. Astraea is a star goddess from Greek mythology who was the last of the gods to abandon mankind after the end of the Golden Age. Zeus rewarded her by placing her in the sky as the constellation Virgo.


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It's so far and out of sight.
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#8 | Back to Top07-13-2007 10:14:34 PM

wingedbeastie
Nest Boxer
From: Sandy Eggo, CA
Registered: 03-28-2007
Posts: 1011

Re: Your Username...

Okay, lamest explanation ever

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I'll explain the real reasoning when I am not tired.


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#9 | Back to Top07-13-2007 10:28:11 PM

Imaginary Bad Bug
Revolutionary
From: Connecticut, USA
Registered: 10-16-2006
Posts: 2168
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Re: Your Username...

I picked Imaginary Bad Bug specifically for IRG when it was launched.  I wanted something SKU-related, yet abstract in some way, so IBB it was.


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#10 | Back to Top07-13-2007 11:02:27 PM

Romanticide
Cow Bellhop
From: Mazatlan
Registered: 10-18-2006
Posts: 447

Re: Your Username...

It's from a song from Nightwish, I'm not actually a big fan but I liked how Romanticide sounded. That is all.


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#11 | Back to Top07-13-2007 11:16:32 PM

Ragnarok
Caption Captor
From: Canada
Registered: 10-20-2006
Posts: 4472
Website

Re: Your Username...

Hi, my screen name is Ragnarok and so obviously I use it because I'm deep into Norse mythology.

... right?

Actually I started using it because of Final Fantasy VI. emot-redface

I do like Norse mythology and I researched what Ragnarok meant before I ever used it as a name. But my first encounter with the word was the Esper/Sword, that's what made me interested in the first place.

The first several boards I ever posted at were Final Fantasy based, so it was a logical choice, if not an original one. I've gotten used to it over the years, though I often wish I had something a little more unique. Nothing ever comes to mind, I think I said that in my first post here. emot-smile


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#12 | Back to Top07-13-2007 11:16:46 PM

Hiraku
Easter Elf #40
From: Singapore
Registered: 02-21-2007
Posts: 6340
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Re: Your Username...

Imaginary Bad Bug wrote:

I picked Imaginary Bad Bug specifically for IRG when it was launched.  I wanted something SKU-related, yet abstract in some way, so IBB it was.

Nice, it would reference back to the whole Shiori hatching out of the cocoon thing in the movie as well as the butterfly -> leaf thing in the elevator in BR Arc

As for me, I've been using the username Hiraku at some point during 10th grade. At first, I used the name Hiroki because that's the player name I chose when I still play Pokemon game (I don't have them anymore, those used to be so much fun emot-frown ). But, then, after watching Card Captors Sakura, the second opening song has the word "hiraku" where the line of the song basically says, "Dreaming, Dreaming, and then the door will open for you."

I like the word because I want to be able to build the strength and courage that I solely need to open myself to the world despite the billions of swords that would love to skewer the life out of those who carry that kind of ideal. I also thought that opening myself to the world is a way for me to become closer to myself, and before I know it, Hiraku becomes my pen name when I write letters to friends, my online account name, etc, except my aim screenname :p

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#13 | Back to Top07-13-2007 11:31:35 PM

Imaginary Bad Bug
Revolutionary
From: Connecticut, USA
Registered: 10-16-2006
Posts: 2168
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Re: Your Username...

Hiraku wrote:

Imaginary Bad Bug wrote:

I picked Imaginary Bad Bug specifically for IRG when it was launched.  I wanted something SKU-related, yet abstract in some way, so IBB it was.

Nice, it would reference back to the whole Shiori hatching out of the cocoon thing in the movie as well as the butterfly -> leaf thing in the elevator in BR Arc

I was thinking more Black Rose Arc myself when I picked it, but you know... that part with Shiori is hands down my favorite scene in the movie (not to mention the music behind it. emot-aaa ).  In fact, that scene may be my favorite scene in all of anime, period.  (That I've seen, anyway.)



Scene scene seen... fun with alliteration and homonyms! emot-tongue


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#14 | Back to Top07-13-2007 11:49:02 PM

Stormcrow
Magical Flying Moron
From: Los Angeles
Registered: 04-24-2007
Posts: 5971
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Re: Your Username...

Stormcrow is something Gandalf is called by Theoden if I remember correctly. The implication was that Gandalf only showed up when things were about to go to hell. I used to be really bad about sticking my nose into people's business, and I was always most interested in people with problems. I chose the nickname to remind myself that there was no reason I'd be better at solving people's problems than they are. I'm not sure how much sense that makes, but I'm sleepy.


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#15 | Back to Top07-14-2007 12:20:47 AM

Nilamarthiel
The Icon Icon
From: Northern Michigan
Registered: 02-05-2007
Posts: 3972
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Re: Your Username...

After I saw Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring in theatres on my 12th birthday, I got really into LotR. So, one day, I decided to do this Middle Earth Name Generator, and I got Nilamarthiel as one of my Elvish names. Well, I thought it was so pretty that I used it everywhere I went. etc-love

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#16 | Back to Top07-14-2007 12:43:19 AM

satyreyes
no, definitely no cons
From: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registered: 10-16-2006
Posts: 10328
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Re: Your Username...

Raven Nightshade wrote:

I liked the word Nightshade because it sounds pretty and it's a poisonous plant, like belladonna or foxglove. However, Raven Foxglove or Raven Belladonna don't sound as good.  So we put it together and get Raven Nightshade, Miss Nightshade if you're nasty. :grin:

Well, I think Raven Foxglove sounds badass, so there.

Hiraku wrote:

As for me, I've been using the username Hiraku at some point during 10th grade. At first, I used the name Hiroki because that's the player name I chose when I still play Pokemon game (I don't have them anymore, those used to be so much fun emot-frown ). But, then, after watching Card Captors Sakura, the second opening song has the word "hiraku" where the line of the song basically says, "Dreaming, Dreaming, and then the door will open for you."

I thought hiraku meant "to enlighten."  I even had ikuni make a joke about it that one time.  You said that butterflies represent decay in the movie; ikuni responded, "no, sorry. butterfly shiori is an inside joke between me and ms. saito. same as mickey's stopwatch and the black rose story. hiraite sumimasen. (O_~)"  (That should mean "sorry to enlighten you," which is admittedly a little forced.)

I honestly have no idea why I use satyreyes, which is the same name I use everywhere.  I first came up with it off the top of my head to join a wordplay association, and I guess it stuck.

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#17 | Back to Top07-14-2007 12:58:19 AM

Archambeau
Muffy, the Forums Trophy Wife
Registered: 11-20-2006
Posts: 499

Re: Your Username...

It's just my last name. 

I...........am boring!

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#18 | Back to Top07-14-2007 01:07:21 AM

ShatteredMirror
Yaoi Pet #1
From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: 10-22-2006
Posts: 8858

Re: Your Username...

I'm not really sure why I picked this name for this board. I was originally thinking "Broken Mirror," but for whatever reason I decided that it sounded dumb. Also, my initials are SM.

And it's an anagram for "thread terrorism," but I only found that out after the fact.


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#19 | Back to Top07-14-2007 01:08:02 AM

dlaire
A Whole Orange
From: Poland
Registered: 04-08-2007
Posts: 2322

Re: Your Username...

Stormcrow wrote:

Stormcrow is something Gandalf is called by Theoden if I remember correctly. The implication was that Gandalf only showed up when things were about to go to hell. I used to be really bad about sticking my nose into people's business, and I was always most interested in people with problems. I chose the nickname to remind myself that there was no reason I'd be better at solving people's problems than they are. I'm not sure how much sense that makes, but I'm sleepy.

...so I have another web-pal whose nickname was taken from "Lord of the Rings" (Nindalf was first) emot-smile

My nickname was figured out 6 years ago. At first I wanted to call myself Claire in RPG (I loved this name), but it was already used by someone else. Dlaire is my nick for now, sometimes I use "godly August" (empress from book) or "porcelain doll" (invective from chistian camp, but I liked it).


Archambeau: Your name is really amazing, I like it. emot-rolleyes

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#20 | Back to Top07-14-2007 01:13:17 AM

dollface
Postmistress Elf of Subtext
From: North Carolina
Registered: 11-17-2006
Posts: 5086
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Re: Your Username...

For a while, I was 'Galadriel'. LOTR was my SKU at one point.

And Archambeau, if I had a last name that gorgeous, I'd use it too. Actually, when I saw you posted in this thread, I scrolled down quickly to see what such a lovely word meant, because I was always too embarrassed to Google it, thinking everyone else already knew the origins. emot-redface

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#21 | Back to Top07-14-2007 01:20:47 AM

Hinotori
The Notable Death Mantis
From: Soviet Ohiostan
Registered: 10-23-2006
Posts: 1333

Re: Your Username...

But it's a nice last name. My last name is tragically ugly so I don't use it anywhere and I've been tempted to change it to my mother's maiden name, or my grandmother's maiden name. The only thing stopping me is my grandad and my father are easily the two people I respect most in my life and since neither of them have had the experience of carrying someone for 9 months I'd feel a little disrespectful to shirk my name like that.

....</ramble>

Anyway. This isn't my usual internet monkier either, because I was kind of between internet monkiers at the time. I had a pretty long stream of animu related names that I cut off about four years back that I didn't even know WHY I was masquarading as Washuu from Tenchi anymore. Then I fell into a similar pattern of dark, mythology related names, but most of them were taaaaaaaaken when my friend wanted me to sign up for Second Life so I could converse with furries and penisgrief. I forget what actually made me choose Hinotori other than it meant fire bird/phoenix and I like Tezuka, but it followed me here. I've since regretted changing my internets name so many times and forced myself to settle for a unique form name I can use damn near everywhere other than WoW and this is basically the only place other than my occasional jaunts to SL where this gets any practise.

Part of me kind of wishes I'd have just sucked it up and kept using the name Kaiou Arisugawa even after I started thinking Sailor Moon was lame. Utena never got lame though. o:

OH AND FUN FACT: I know a girl who found a name on a Jedi Name Generator and got her LOL IRL name legally changed to it. She's my hero.

Last edited by Hinotori (07-14-2007 01:22:09 AM)


Hinotori made this post, and then went back and changed it later. Such is life.


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#22 | Back to Top07-14-2007 01:35:43 AM

Archambeau
Muffy, the Forums Trophy Wife
Registered: 11-20-2006
Posts: 499

Re: Your Username...

Hinotori wrote:

OH AND FUN FACT: I know a girl who found a name on a Jedi Name Generator and got her LOL IRL name legally changed to it. She's my hero.

Please tell me "Jabba" was a part of this name. emot-frown

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#23 | Back to Top07-14-2007 01:56:36 AM

Hinotori
The Notable Death Mantis
From: Soviet Ohiostan
Registered: 10-23-2006
Posts: 1333

Re: Your Username...

Now you're making me wish it was. emot-frown Sadly it's a fairly normalish sounding name that could've concievably came from somewhere else if she hadn't told everyone about it.


Hinotori made this post, and then went back and changed it later. Such is life.


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#24 | Back to Top07-14-2007 02:30:15 AM

Yasha
Bitch Queen
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Registered: 10-15-2006
Posts: 6018
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Re: Your Username...

Spare moment-- for LOVE!

etc-loveetc-loveetc-loveetc-loveetc-love I miss you all etc-loveetc-loveetc-loveetc-loveetc-love

My username was chosen specifically for the site. Yasha, Japanese for female demon, because I'm the one who gives out the rejection notes and other unpleasantness. I haven't found it to be more or less comfortable than any of my other names, but then I have a weird tendency to answer to whatever people choose to call me. My names have no real association to the person I think of as being me.

.......signing off, reluctantly, your Rejection Demon.


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#25 | Back to Top07-14-2007 02:36:34 AM

Maarika
Someday Shiner
From: Estonia
Registered: 10-17-2006
Posts: 2510
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Re: Your Username...

I'm so uncreative with names. emot-redface Which is why I'm using my real name.
I remember having several screen names a few years back, but I didn't like them and it felt less personal to me to use them so I started signing up with my own name.

And we miss our Rejection Demon, too. etc-love


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