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Story behind your forum username?

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

  1. Azza


    Joined: Dec 6, 2005

    Posts: 35,340

    Location: Birmingham

    Just a nickname.
  2. Greboth


    Joined: Aug 6, 2010

    Posts: 4,845

    Location: Birmingham

    A name I created I don’t want to work out how many years ago when I needed an hotmail email address to sign up to msn messenger. It’s a simple portmanteau of greebo* and goth but I didn’t like the extra ‘e’. I started using it is my name in games and it stuck to the point outside work and family most people refer to me by it.

    *By my music tastes, not Nanny Ogg’s cat.
  3. BigBoy


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,955

    Location: Bath

    Back in 1999 I walked into a LAN gaming lounge in the new town we had moved to. O was 18/19 and 6ft 4 and 17st if solid muscle (the days before computer games took hold!!), The owner looked up from the car and said bloody hell yours a Big Boy and it stuck ever since, was my gaming tag on Barry's world and Jolt playing original CS Alphas and Betas, Half Life Death match, and Unreal Tournament.
  4. d_brennen


    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

    Posts: 15,670

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    Signed up for a charity bike ride in, ooh, 2002/3 I think. The admin messed up our bibs and I was apparently David Brennen. The format of the bib was d_brennen and it's been my online alias since.

    Was stone last give or take but they held everyone outside town so we could do a ride through en mass, got my picture in the local rag finishing first :)
  5. Mushy Peas


    Joined: Sep 1, 2010

    Posts: 10,598

    Location: Under the thumb.

    When I first got online in the very early 2000s, I was a very active poster on the Linkin Park Message Board. I think my first username was 'Satan's Best Mate,' because I was like 12 and a turbo edgelord. By my seventh or eighth rereg i had settled on Theophany as a username because what else would a teenage edgelord settle upon other than a word that literally means 'the human incarnation of a deity'?

    For some reason, the name stuck with me just due to familiarity and back then people in unrelated parts of the internet recognising the name from online games, random forums and IRC. I registered domain names just to lock down my internet identity. Probably 9/10 accounts named 'Theophany' are mine. The downside is that I am now incredibly easy to doxx, but to balance it I really don't give a hoot :p

    So I guess the beauty is that even after all these years and the Freeserve and AOL free trials, I came into the internet the same way I am on it today - moments away from a permaban :D
  6. Bluecube

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 20, 2011

    Posts: 2,031

    The name I would usually use was taken when I tried to sign up so I was struggling to make up a new one. Looking about my room, I saw a blue dice lying on a shelf. Didn’t like BlueDice so Bluecube it was.
  7. Street


    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 7,715

    Location: Liverpool

    Mine is my nickname, and also my last name. It's what everyone called me when I was a kid, no idea why, and it's just stuck.
  8. lunar


    Joined: Jul 18, 2015

    Posts: 353

    Location: London

    Mine is based on nostalgia. I recall the moon landings in the early 70s and was very fascinated with the Moon. Hence, I went on to work as a scientist.
  9. Unicorn


    Joined: Dec 24, 2011

    Posts: 4,726

    I have literally no idea, Perhaps i was high in 2014
  10. garsands

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 29, 2009

    Posts: 1,669

    My name is Gavin Sands
    When the internet first started you had to post your details off using the good old post office to open a internet account and email address.
    I chose gavsands@whateveritwasbackthen.co.uk but they took the v as a r so I ended up with garsands.
    So from that point on I used it as my gamer tag and forum names.
  11. Unicorn


    Joined: Dec 24, 2011

    Posts: 4,726

    could of been worse :')
  12. LiE


    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 20,265

    Location: Milton Keynes

    An old email address I randomly decided on many years ago Life is Epic which I shorted to LiE.
  13. Lysander


    Joined: Aug 1, 2005

    Posts: 14,246

    Location: Flatland

    A song title by the band Aesma Daeva. However, I like it so much I may incorporate it into my own name.
  14. C@ppy1961


    Joined: Dec 27, 2010

    Posts: 12

    Mine was first used back in 1997 when I used to chat on a site called "The Park."
    It's just an abbreviation of my star sign Capricorn and my year of birth.
  15. Russell Crowbar


    Joined: Apr 7, 2013

    Posts: 3

    Hi C@ppy1961 my fellow lurker :)

    Russell Crowbar was my first online gaming name when I started playing original Half Life Deathmatch many years ago (still dialup internet when I started!). It fitted nicely with Half Life since the Crowbar was a weapon and, in case anyone didn't realise, it's a play on Russell Crowe's name.
  16. C@ppy1961


    Joined: Dec 27, 2010

    Posts: 12

    @Russell Crowbar
    Just a few thousand more posts each and we'll be able to view the Corona thread. ;)
  17. EdwardTeach


    Joined: Mar 18, 2010

    Posts: 3,457

    I just have been into pirates at the time!
  18. eggyoke


    Joined: Jun 25, 2005

    Posts: 2,526

    Location: On a hill

    Misspelt egg yolk :p
  19. Acme


    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 32,297

    Location: Acme's chair

    I'm honoured you two chose to make 1/3 and 1/4 of your posts over the last decade in my thread. :p
  20. KillBoY_UK


    Joined: Apr 20, 2004

    Posts: 4,052

    Location: Oxford

    I was a boy (11 or so ) killing stuff online (in quake) and I lived in the uk.......now im 35. KillMan_UK doesn't have the same ring to it