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Story behind your forum username?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Acme, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. NVP

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,194

    See, now I would have gone with it being about a divine presence...
     
  2. Blackjack Davy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 16, 2009

    Posts: 3,542

    Just the name of a character in a song and I liked the sound of it...

    I saw it and thought "I wonder if he's named after..."
     
  3. Elku

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2018

    Posts: 235

    Thanks Mate! Keep well!
     
  4. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 2, 2011

    Posts: 9,255

    Location: Woking, Surrey

    Years ago I was fatfurryelephant. I think this teacher had a software at school called furry elephant, and I was quite rotund so I added fat to it. My steam login is still fatfurryelephant@hotmail.com as I can't change it.

    Eventually I ended up going to a LAN centre where my friend played as Treebeard, so I became Bilbo Baggins. This was back in the CS 1.6 days. eventually I had to think of a new name and randomly came up with dirtychinchilla. There's no special story behind it...

    Pretty dull!
     
  5. Cleisthenes

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

    Posts: 7,552

    Location: TN1

    I was in to old Greek people at the time

    oo err
     
  6. MoRT489

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 21, 2006

    Posts: 6,661

    I was gaming under the username MoRT back in the RS Raven Shield and COD4 days, having been a big fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels at the time I liked the idea of death's apprentice, so took his name - Mort. Have also used Morticus and more recently MoRT489, which was BF3's suggested username when neither of mine were available :mad:, so changed my forum name to match that.
     
  7. McBain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 21,936

    Location: Lancs/London

    Rainier Wolfcastle aka the Arnie character off the Simpsons.

     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2020
  8. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,229

    Location: In the radio shack

    Damnit, I always think of the 87th Precinct books when I see your name and I often wondered if that's where you got it from.
     
  9. NVP

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,194

    [​IMG]
     
  10. McBain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 21,936

    Location: Lancs/London

    Haha sadly not :p

    Favourite clip from that YT video is "Bye book" - good memories :)
     
  11. something daft already!!

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 11, 2007

    Posts: 4,864

    Location: South East

    I was bored with the old one and asked it to be changed. The rest is history.
     
  12. almoststew1990

    Mobster

    Joined: May 12, 2011

    Posts: 4,973

    Location: Southampton

    During my edgy teenage years I decided wasn't quite whole so I am almost Stew. And clearly I was born in 1857.
     
  13. marc2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 6, 2004

    Posts: 20,022

    Location: England

    First name + year of birth. I then joined the forum when I was 1 because I'm a precocious little scamp. :p
     
  14. just Scott

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 15, 2006

    Posts: 4,809

    Location: Liverpool

    H2F = halo2forum.com. Was super active back in 2005 when Halo 2 was massive.

    @Feek if just Scott is available I would like to take it please :D
     
  15. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,229

    Location: In the radio shack

    My pleasure.
     
  16. just Scott

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 15, 2006

    Posts: 4,809

    Location: Liverpool

    :o
     
  17. mrbios

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 7, 2003

    Posts: 15,835

    Location: Engerland

    It was a sticker on a bios chip in an old RM desktop PC back in school. Certainly beats the super cringey standard young teenager style name i was using to play delta force land warrior online prior to discovering it...
     
  18. FBi7

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 838

    Location: Central Scotland

    Mine is a combination of my then career, the CPU I wanted and my sheer ineptitude at selecting a forum username.

    I had been a long time lurker of this forum, reading, educating myself about all things IT.

    It was only when I needed to ask a question that I signed up. At that time, I was serving in the Royal Air Force as a Policeman. We had many (un)affectionate names amongst Servicemen, one of the least insulting was 'The Feds'. Much akin to the FBI.

    At the same time, I was building a new machine about the same time the 1st gen iProcessors were released by Intel. I desperately wanted an i7 920, so the username FBi7 was born.

    FWIW, I couldn't afford an i7 920, so I got an i5 750 instead. When that died, I bought my current i5 4690k.

    About 9 months ago, I built my mate an i9/RTX2080 rig with all components purchased from ocuk.

    I've never owned an i7 CPU :mad:
     
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  19. Rannoch

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 15, 2012

    Posts: 5,248

    Location: Rannoch

    @Feek can I change me handle to - Rannoch
     
  20. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,229

    Location: In the radio shack

    Handle? This isn't CB :p

    I've changed your name, if that's what you mean.