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Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:27 am
by Steve the Pocket
<!--QuoteBegin-Octan+Nov 10 2005, 03:41 PM--> <table border='0' align='center' width='95%' ><tr><td class='quotetop'><b>Quote:</b> (Octan @ Nov 10 2005, 03:41 PM)</td></tr><tr><td class='quotebody'> <!--QuoteBegin-Tom Flapwell+Nov 10 2005, 09:10 AM--> <table border='0' align='center' width='95%' ><tr><td class='quotetop'><b>Quote:</b> (Tom Flapwell @ Nov 10 2005, 09:10 AM)</td></tr><tr><td class='quotebody'> Octan, did you get your name from a partial anagram of your hometown? <!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table> <!--QuoteEEnd--><br>Naw. This isn't even technically my hometown; it's just where I go to college. "Octan" was the name of the fictional gas station chain in Lego sets; I used the name in another forum where it seemed appropriate for my own reasons. It was only the second message board I ever registered for. The fact that I ended up using it <i>everywhere</i> after that can be blamed on my laziness and lack of originality. <!--emo&:P--><img src='http://definecynical.mancubus.net/forum/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /><!--endemo--><!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table> <!--QuoteEEnd--><br><br>This got me thinking... where did everyone's usernames come from? I know a few, but some just seem totally bizarre. So what's the story behind the name? Inquiring minds want to know!

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:04 am
by Dr. Doog
Dr. Doog. it's a family nickname, I'm not sure where it originated, but I think this was the first place I used it other than just filling out forms for e-mail and stuff and having Dr be my first name and Doog be my last.

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:47 am
by Zaaphod
I first used it back in my Internet dark ages (that is, AOL). It's from "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," the character of Zaphod Beeblebrox. I put in the extra "a" because the name "Zaphod" was already in use, unsurprisingly.

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:12 am
by The J.A.M.
"Jaguar Amorosamente Mexicano"

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:20 am
by Richard K Niner
Got mine by replacing my last name with "Niner". Figured it would be a good piece of word play.

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:41 pm
by VisibilityMissing
VisibilityMissing was an error message that the automated weather station at Gambell, Alaska used to play just about every time the barometer made a rapid shift (this was a fairly common occurance). It would dutifully go down its list "Temperature: Missing, Wind: Missing, Visibility: Missing, Altimeter: Missing . . .", even though it was transmitting no useful information. It became the name of one of my computers, and then I decided to use it as a user name back in the dark ages when I was first signing on to message boards and forums.<br><br>And, unsurprisingly, I have made no improvements <!--emo&:P--><img src='http://definecynical.mancubus.net/forum/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /><!--endemo-->

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:06 pm
by Rikirk
Mine is a combo of my two most admired Starfleet Captains...<br><br>Captain Riker, Captain Kirk...<br><br>Rikirk<br><br><br>*let the ribbing commence*

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:42 pm
by norsenerd
<!--QuoteBegin-Richard K Niner+Nov 14 2005, 05:20 AM--> <table border='0' align='center' width='95%' ><tr><td class='quotetop'><b>Quote:</b> (Richard K Niner @ Nov 14 2005, 05:20 AM)</td></tr><tr><td class='quotebody'> Got mine by replacing my last name with "Niner". Figured it would be a good piece of word play. <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table> <!--QuoteEEnd--><br> I actuly have Niner's in my famlily history. MY maternal granmothers madian name was Niner. My family was Wright and Wise befroe they maried the Niners and the Mouldans.<br><br>My name is a combination of the two owrds norse adn enrd. I'm not from scandinavia but I am a nerd adn I am into norse junks.

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:47 pm
by Bocaj Claw
As I said ... somewhere... Bocaj is Jacob backwards, aka my first name. Claw is just my default internet screenname. Put the two together and what do you get? Bippity boppity boo.

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:55 pm
by VisibilityMissing
Actually, this thread on usernames is very similar to this <a href='http://definecynical.mancubus.net/forum//index.php?showtopic=1786&st=0&#entry61610' target='_blank'>earlier thread.</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:28 pm
by Holyman83
I got mine I long time ago. I needed a Username so I thought of this.

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:42 pm
by Tai
Back when I first got started with the internet, I was admittingly addicted to Digimon. Therefore,I chose the main character from there and squished the first and last names of the english version together, and as with most people here, was too lazy to change anything <!--emo&^_^--><img src='http://definecynical.mancubus.net/forum/html/emoticons/happy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='happy.gif' /><!--endemo-->

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:08 pm
by Dr. Doog
<!--QuoteBegin-VisibilityMissing+Nov 14 2005, 10:55 AM--> <table border='0' align='center' width='95%' ><tr><td class='quotetop'><b>Quote:</b> (VisibilityMissing @ Nov 14 2005, 10:55 AM)</td></tr><tr><td class='quotebody'> Actually, this thread on usernames is very similar to this <a href='http://definecynical.mancubus.net/forum//index.php?showtopic=1786&st=0&#entry61610' target='_blank'>earlier thread.</a> <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table> <!--QuoteEEnd--><br> except that one's about avs and titles and this is about usernames

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:12 pm
by Tom Flapwell
I had a private comic which I did not put online due to copyright problems. In one episode, I wanted to come up with an alphabetical list of animal surnames that would not be recognized by a spellchecker by default. I almost wrote "Flapwell, Henry" but then decided that the list could use another O, so I changed "Henry" to "Thomas." (It seemed quaint, appearing between "Egretta, Moira" and "Giraffalo, Jeanine.") At the time, I figured it was a name for a bird. When I decided to introduce myself here as a flying fox, the name came back to me.

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:17 pm
by DesertFoxCat
Desert Fox = Rommel (and it sounds cool) <!--emo&:wag:--><img src='http://definecynical.mancubus.net/forum/html/emoticons/tailwag.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tailwag.gif' /><!--endemo--> <br><br>Cat = I got lots of cats