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Darkade
July 1st, 2008, 10:55 PM
Let me start :lolflag:

Back en secondary school we used to hand out a lot at the arcade near school. So I started calling myself the nickname arcade.
Later That turned into The Arcade. Later Da Arcade.
By high school I started spelling it as DaArcade. and later with a 'k' LOL so it would be DaArkade. Finally I got rid of the extra 'a' and it ended up as it is today. Darkade:lolflag:

speedwell68
July 1st, 2008, 10:57 PM
Speedwell is an old English tuning company that specialised in performance Volkswagens in the 1960s and 1970s, and I am into the things they did. And I drive a 1968 Volkswagen bus. So Speedwell68 it is.

jualin
July 1st, 2008, 10:58 PM
My dad came out with the username the first time we had internet service. We had to come up with a login for the ISP so we chose "jualin" a mix of my name, Juan, and my sister's and my mom's name, Alina.

starcannon
July 1st, 2008, 10:59 PM
Been using this name since my first WebTV, its a combination of names of people important to me.

perlluver
July 1st, 2008, 11:01 PM
My name is from the programming language perl and the rest means I love perl. However I really don't like perl, but I have been using the name since 1997. So I have stuck with it.

Le-Froid
July 1st, 2008, 11:03 PM
Bad translation for "awesome" in French ~ "Le Froid". Later found out le froid meant "cold" or "cool". Just kept word Froid and Le-Froid out of laziness :)

lisati
July 1st, 2008, 11:07 PM
Mine started a couple of years ago as "Lisati Leoleo", a BAD translation of my real name into Samoan. Later, before I joined the forums, I dropped the "Leoleo", and kept "Lisati".

sisco311
July 1st, 2008, 11:19 PM
I thought sisco is the short form of Francisco (Ferenc - Hun, Francisc - Rom). D'oh.:lolflag:
311 is a semi-random number.

KenBW2
July 1st, 2008, 11:31 PM
My name is Ken. My other initials are BW
Hotmail (my first account since I escaped from AOL) didn't have kenbw@hotmail.com available, and it suggested kenbw2 to me.
And so it sticks :)

Oh crap, now everyone knows my Hotmail address. Good thing I never use it ;)

Darkade
July 1st, 2008, 11:35 PM
Oh crap, now everyone knows my Hotmail address. Good thing I never use it ;)

Hehe, it's been months since I last check on mine. I wonder if it's still active... anyway I don't even remember my password... maybe firefox does. LOL

chrisccoulson
July 1st, 2008, 11:37 PM
I didn't really put a lot of thought in to my username:|

|{urse
July 1st, 2008, 11:41 PM
Because CaptainSensible sounded pretentious. And i wanted to increase | (pipe) awareness.

Moonlit Knight
July 1st, 2008, 11:41 PM
Moonlit Knight is a character in a Genesis song

Victormd
July 1st, 2008, 11:43 PM
Just my name + family name initials. :)
I usually use Shaman for everything else but it wasn't available...

flytripper
July 1st, 2008, 11:49 PM
I was flytipper when I joined a freecycle yahoo group.. I thought it was funny as people are essentially using the group to get rid of stuff they would fly tip ordinarily, hehehe... I couldn't use it on a site back along so i added the r

sports fan Matt
July 1st, 2008, 11:52 PM
Well, this is easy:

My Name is Matt and im a Chicago White Sox Fan.

days_of_ruin
July 2nd, 2008, 12:04 AM
Its my full name.

Superkoop
July 2nd, 2008, 12:40 AM
Simple really, my last name is Koopman, and well I could easily call myself superman (I have man in my name clearly), but I use koop instead. So, I'm not superman, I'm Superkoop.
Also, lots of my friends call me Koop, so it was an easy choice to use in a username. :)

gn2
July 2nd, 2008, 12:48 AM
My initials are G N, I have 2 names, gn2 sounds a bit like gentoo, which is a type of penguin.

wrtpeeps
July 2nd, 2008, 12:56 AM
Mine means nothing. No, it has nothing to do with the routers, linksys or anything like that. :)

DoktorSeven
July 2nd, 2008, 01:02 AM
Just came to me when I needed an online name way back, sort of a corruption of my first name for the "Seven" part (Stephen) and a sort of play on the old "I'm not a doctor but I play one on TV" commercial replacing "TV" with "the Internet". Then the C->K for good measure.

schauerlich
July 2nd, 2008, 01:03 AM
My dad made my username when we first got AOL. I was about 5 and didn't have a say in the matter. I would have been EricBurg, but that was taken, so I was EDavidBurg (David is my middle name, Burg is the last part of my last name)

cardinals_fan
July 2nd, 2008, 01:04 AM
I'm gonna let you figure this one out... :)

wrtpeeps
July 2nd, 2008, 01:07 AM
I'm gonna let you figure this one out... :)

I'm struggling...

:lolflag:

schauerlich
July 2nd, 2008, 01:07 AM
I'm gonna let you figure this one out... :)

You're an ornithologist?

cardinals_fan
July 2nd, 2008, 01:08 AM
You're an ornithologist?
Of course... that MUST be it :)

caver1
July 2nd, 2008, 01:11 AM
Favorite form of recreation that doesn't involve my wife.:lolflag:
caver1

Darkade
July 2nd, 2008, 01:19 AM
You're an ornithologist?
LOL good one ;)

ghindo
July 2nd, 2008, 02:58 AM
Online, I went as "Gandhi" for a while. (What can I say? He's a pretty cool guy.) I eventually got sick of not having my own identity and started using this gross misspelling of the name. I found that no one else uses this name, so I stuck with it. 99% of the time, if you see a "ghindo" on the internet, it's me.

Dr Small
July 2nd, 2008, 03:05 AM
I have a difficult time choosing a handle. On First to Fight, I made a new handle every day, but my most famous ones were:
_ISR_m3rc_

Which stood for International Spy Ring; Mercenary
And then of course, Dr Small. Taken from the Hoosier Schoolmaster, although I made a mistake when I took it, and called myself Dr William Small, and his was Henry Small.

Not a big difference though. But I used the name because I liked his personality, even though he was the villian in the book :p

the_hardy_kid
July 2nd, 2008, 05:13 AM
Well im running Hardy Heron, and im 13... :guitar:

Fair enuff, eh?

Yuki_Nagato
July 2nd, 2008, 05:23 AM
This here small-timer likens himself to the mighty super-user that is Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi.

I considered ripping Iwakura Rein's name, but that would imply I was dabbling in power beyond anything attainable using just a computer.

mkendall
July 2nd, 2008, 05:32 AM
The monkeys made me.

grimdeath
July 2nd, 2008, 05:34 AM
I originally went by gundamx9740 based on gundam wing anime, just added the X cause i thought it was cool, turns out there really was a gundam x series in the various spin offs!
http://www.ehobbyland.com/BOOK/BOOK-GundamX-3D.jpg

When I met the girl about 6 years ago (who is now my wife) she begged me to join yahoo messenger. I was past my interest with gundam and wanted something darker so I based mine off the grim reaper aka death. Ill never change it because of the tie with meeting my wife.

I also have friends in person that call me grim :P it just stuck.

davtaine
July 2nd, 2008, 06:21 AM
Because i like Megadeth. I have seen them live at least ten times over the last 20 years.

angry_johnnie
July 2nd, 2008, 06:23 AM
It's just an old song.
A girl in high school used to sing it for me.

sp0nge
July 2nd, 2008, 06:36 AM
I simply chose mine when I entered the world of Linux, I realized I would never stop learning and sucking up information like a sponge.

chucky chuckaluck
July 2nd, 2008, 07:18 AM
it's my real name.

karellen
July 2nd, 2008, 09:37 AM
whoever read A.C.Clarke's Childhood End knows what's the deal with my screen name ;)

lukjad007
July 2nd, 2008, 11:36 AM
Because of AOL and paranoia (or did I just repeat myself?). When I joined up for an AOL free trial of Dial-Up (Oh, the horror. the horror!) I didn't want anyone to get my full name. I chose to have my identity known as "Luke". Guess what? "Luke" was taken. SO I knew my Mom's favourite stone was the jade. I decided to combine the two and remove the "e" in each. That worked until the three month trial ran out. At that time I had no idea about spyware, viruses, trojans, etc. and have been besieged by all manners of ads most unsuitable for a child of 12. When I did find about them I had extreme paranoia and installed every spyware, adware, and virus killer programs. I became a spyware, adware and virus combatant. I would tell everyone I knew about this deadly plague and warn them about suspicious programs. In the midst of this turmoil my free trial with AOL ended and I didn't feel the need to continue with 26kb/s speeds for the low, low price of $22.95 per month. When I got my next free trial I couldn't use my same name (lukjad) so since I was into spies and spyware I added 007. This was before I knew who James Bond was and what he was like. All I knew was that James Bond was a spy. Now it's too late to change. But, hey! I like this name.

Top that!

BinaryDigit
July 2nd, 2008, 12:55 PM
Because I'm a geek :)

nick09
July 2nd, 2008, 01:02 PM
Its part of my name and I randomly added 09 to the name.:lolflag:

beercz
July 2nd, 2008, 04:41 PM
I was drinking Czech beer when I set the account up.

Boy! Do I like Czech beer :-)

Mancman
July 2nd, 2008, 04:58 PM
Manchester people are known as 'Mancs' (ie. 'Mancunian', which comes from the Roman name for our fair city, 'Mancunium'). The history lesson is now over.

I wasn't in a particularly imaginative mood when I chose it....

pmlxuser
July 2nd, 2008, 05:04 PM
Well mine i think when i was installing a linux distro (i forgot which one) it gave a suggestion of the name pmlinuxuser a combinationof th intitials of my fist name & surname. I decided to shorten it to pmlxuser... hence it come to stay.

John.Klockenkemper
July 2nd, 2008, 05:06 PM
I chose mine because it is my name. :)

sharkinfested
July 2nd, 2008, 06:12 PM
I used to own a Jack Russell named Shark - she got that name because of the way she attacked the supper dish. :)
Anyway, when Shark had her first litter all of her puppies assaulted food in the same enthusiastic manner so they were each named after a type of shark. To keep them out of trouble I took Tiger, Hammerhead, Mako, and Bull (along with their mom) to work with me every day. They were so much fun to watch – particularly when they ate – that several customers came in every day to see them. Closing one day I noticed a sign that one of our customers posted on or door. It read something like “Enter at your own risk! These premises are shark infested!”

J.T.
July 2nd, 2008, 06:59 PM
It's my first name.

popch
July 2nd, 2008, 08:14 PM
You're an ornithologist?

No, he/she likes pope's apprentices.

sisco311
July 2nd, 2008, 08:47 PM
No, he/she likes pope's apprentices.
There are more explanations(at least http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/b/e/4/be4c703ed73456618ed283b892c6715a.png).

era86
July 2nd, 2008, 09:12 PM
era86 - initials and year of birth

eragon100
July 2nd, 2008, 09:17 PM
I will leave you to figure it out yourself, too :wink: :lolflag:

(Oh, the 100 was because Eragon was (offcourse) already taken :()

Darkade
July 2nd, 2008, 10:42 PM
Because of AOL and paranoia (or did I just repeat myself?). When I joined up for an AOL free trial of Dial-Up (Oh, the horror. the horror!) I didn't want anyone to get my full name. I chose to have my identity known as "Luke". Guess what? "Luke" was taken. SO I knew my Mom's favourite stone was the jade. I decided to combine the two and remove the "e" in each. That worked until the three month trial ran out. At that time I had no idea about spyware, viruses, trojans, etc. and have been besieged by all manners of ads most unsuitable for a child of 12. When I did find about them I had extreme paranoia and installed every spyware, adware, and virus killer programs. I became a spyware, adware and virus combatant. I would tell everyone I knew about this deadly plague and warn them about suspicious programs. In the midst of this turmoil my free trial with AOL ended and I didn't feel the need to continue with 26kb/s speeds for the low, low price of $22.95 per month. When I got my next free trial I couldn't use my same name (lukjad) so since I was into spies and spyware I added 007. This was before I knew who James Bond was and what he was like. All I knew was that James Bond was a spy. Now it's too late to change. But, hey! I like this name.

Top that!

Yep that kindda things just stick don't they? I've been using the same screen name... well kind of the same. since 12 also:lolflag:

trevelyan
July 2nd, 2008, 11:12 PM
i chose mine when i was like 15 becuase my favorite game was Goldeneye for the nintendo 64. and my favortie character was alec trevelyan becuase me and all my friends though that ppl missed my head beucase trevelyan was short. so when i made my first email account around that time.. i chose alek_trevelyan becuase alec_trevelyan was taken. so now every time i open an account my first choice is Trevelyan. second is Trevelyan006
i had never seen the movie at that time.

jose158
July 2nd, 2008, 11:30 PM
Jose is my name and 158 is just a fast way to type #s

number pad:

789
456
123

Methuselah
July 2nd, 2008, 11:33 PM
The longest lived man in the Bible and the name I gave to an old Pentium II computer and which I wrote in for no sensible reason when I joined the forums.

jesusprice
July 2nd, 2008, 11:36 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rZ2zf5%2BrL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

This was just a really good hip-hop album

by sean price, called Jesus Price Superstar

kaibob
July 2nd, 2008, 11:38 PM
Kaibob was a nickname given me during a hiking trip in the Grand Canyon. It is a combination of kaibab, which is a rock layer and a trail in the Grand Canyon, and my real name, which is Bob.

Saint Angeles
July 3rd, 2008, 01:41 AM
there used to be a wonderful website at overgrow.com a few years ago while i was living in hollywood. i used Saint Angeles for my username there and i had about 3500 posts on that site when it was shutdown.

its nostalgic for me

names i've used in the past are "netrophyte" (a more 'internetty' neophyte i guess), "Dual Malaise" (a name i use for my music creation), and i'm currently using "darkmusic" because, well, i'm just getting tired of thinking up clever names.

paul101
July 3rd, 2008, 01:43 AM
paul and the 101 reasons i should be banned :D

Bubba64
July 3rd, 2008, 02:54 AM
I are Bubba.

Pythagoream
July 6th, 2008, 07:02 AM
My name has always been "nork_23" (cause I'm a little bit of nerd and a whole lotta dork, yeah...my sister gave it to me back when email was huge. But it's like an online surname.

but then I thought might as well give myself an online first name and then one day in math class i thought...mmmm Pythagoream (from Pythagorean Theorem) is a pretty sweet name.

I know technically it should be spelled Pythagorean but my math instructor seems to spell it with the m and I'm pretty sure that it can be spelled either way. Plus Pythagoream just sounds better.

But since I like math and science, although political philosophy reigns supreme in my subjects of interest,

I chose Pythagoream.

So then I started using both.

rokytnji
July 6th, 2008, 07:17 AM
Mothers maiden name.

eternia
July 6th, 2008, 11:08 AM
Eternia

hmm well a few years ago 6 years to be exact i needed a username ( i hat for the first time an internet connection) and i did not wanted to have a cheap name XD
so after 30 minutes of thinking i came with the name eternia lord of the Eternal ^^ :lolflag:

ynnhoj
July 6th, 2008, 11:19 AM
i signed up for something, 'johnny' was taken, so i spelled it backwards. then i kept using it :o

Canis familiaris
July 6th, 2008, 11:40 AM
It's my real name.

Eisenwinter
July 6th, 2008, 11:56 AM
My nickname on this forum is a band name.

HansKisaragi
July 6th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Iv had to many nicknames over the years, the current one iv had for a year.

There was this awesome anime that aired last year called "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann" .. (my all time favorite anime)

There was this cool character called Viral .. well .. I added an "i" and the rest is history. :)

TheAJKMan
July 6th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Mine has it's roots in the good old days when I started frequenting IRC chatrooms, I needed a nick to login with, so I used my initials (AJK) and 'The' and 'Man" are pretty self explanatory. And TheAJKMan was born. Have used it ever since :)