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#21 VVonderVVaffle

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:10 PM

Well i actually use a lot of names, ex: Saber, Linegod , VVonderVVaffle etc.. some are mor obvious then others a lot of them just pop into me head when making characters in mmo's when the one im currently using is already taken.
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#22 DekkoCards

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:08 PM

Pitvipers asked for this thread to be moved from the archive section of the forums. With so many new members in our community, especially with the Star Citizen crowd I thought it'd be a great idea to revive this thread. So, where do your gaming names come from? Below is my origin story from earlier in the thread.

 

While there have been various versions of the name depending on the game I was playing (Dekko Cards doesn't fit well into fantasy games), the name has basically been my handle in every game I've played since Dark Age of Camelot in 2002. I'll try and keep it short, but doubt that'll work...

My name came about when I was creating my second character in that game, a hunter, and Episode II of Star Wars had just came out. I've always been a fan of the original trilogy, and Boba Fett was probably one of my favorite characters in the series. With the new trilogy, we were introduced to Jango Fett. After brainstorming a bit I decided to make a short, easy name to pronounce and remember. I wrote down a bunch of names, Bleko, Debo, Genbo, and various others. After going through the list and picking my top three, I decided to go with Dekko.

About 10 levels into the game you are allowed to choose a surname. Since I didn't have much care for a last name I decided to just put "Fett" as my surname as it was what influenced the character's name in the first place. Well, it turned out "Fett" was on the banned list and I logged in the next morning to the name Dekko Kronberg. Thinking it was some sort of bug, I went back and changed my name back to Dekko Fett. The next day, once again, I log into the game with the surname Kronberg. At this point I kind of put two and two together and realized Fett must be a name they do not allow. Mentioning the fact in my guild's Ventrilo and asking for ideas someone made the joke of "Why don't you make your last name Cards, you know...Deck of Cards."

I actually liked the name, and it had a nice play on words for multiple scenarios in that game. A lot of people really enjoyed the name from around the realm. I'd get random messages from people "Haha, that's an awesome name." And with the game being medieval fantasy, you got the whole "House of Cards" thing with the guild houses. It was definitely one of my favorite character names to date at the time, and when I went from DAoC to Star Wars Galaxies I continued using that name.

I've used various other names in combination or shorthand. In WoW since there were no last names I simply used Decks. Currently in Final Fantasy I am using Roland Dex, which is a name combining two characters I've enjoyed from ficitonal series. Roland Deschain is the name of the main protagonist from The Dark Tower series by Stephan King, and Ronon Dex is a character from Stargate Atlantis. I originally was going to go with Roland Decks, but decided on the shortened version after remembering the Ronon Dex character from Atlantis.


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#23 ROBOcaster

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:37 PM

On my first deployment to Iraq I was a brand new basic trainee being deployed to meet my Company of seas, they had been there a few months already and I was a "replacement". When I got there being the new guy I was treated like garbage, and was always on edge and uptight about everything. On a patrol my teams SAW gunner look over at me and said, "Hey Lancaster, you Robot looking mother Tucker! Go get security on that guy." I replied with "Roger specialist!" he then said "Don't roger me, just move the hell out robot looking Robocaster!" So I kept it and made it my own. By then end of the deployment Jones was knows as Cheeseburger Jones, C-Wire Jones, and Asshole Jones. I won the name game.


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And God said:

"Let there be Airborne!" Saint Michael snapped to attention, and the heavens let out with a loud and thunderous ALL THE WAY!


#24 milksgonebadd

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:19 AM

Back in the late 2000's I didn't have high speed internet, so all I did was play offline and play games for campaigns and stuff. Then after a few months of begging to get high speed; finally got it! I always loved the Chappelle Show (still do) and figured why not make my username from a show quote? I spent at least an hour trying to find a name/quote that worked and that would fit into 15 characters and be an original/not worn out name. I did think about using Ashy Larry but thought too many people might have chosen it... So, I settled on Milksgonebadd. (2 d's because 1 d was taken on xbox lol)

 

So every now and then, someone will yell "the milk's gone bad!" in game chat and it turns into 15 minutes of Chappelle Show quotes. 

 

 


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#25 Soviman

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:27 AM

Well having read all of yours it seems there is a story behind some of them. For me this name is quite ironic having been a soldier in the US Army.

 

As far as I can remember this name derived from the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert game. As you can probably guess, I loved playing as the soviets (cause mammoth tanks are just so badass). I as playing this game when I was about 12 or 13 back in the early 2000s, so when my parents finally got DSL for our computer, my horizons expanded greatly. I had to create an email so my first email was sovietmaster1@aol.com (dont use it anymore, but I still use the first part for my other emails as I am too lazy to change it)

 

Fast forward about a few months later, still love playing Red Alert. I decided that I wanted to play with other people and I saw one of those website banners for Runescape while looking up some thing for Red Alert. I decided to try it since it was free and when it came time for me to choose a name I really had a hard time. I took about half a day thinking of what to name myself as I considered it a big deal. I gave up and went back to playing Red Alert on the Soviets, and thats when it hit me. Sovietmaster was way too long however, by about 3 or 4 characters, so I shortened it to Soviman.

 

I have tried to use other names but I always come back to this one so I just accepted it and now this is what I use for 95% of things. However recently I have started using Yolo Swaggens (swaggins is usually taken), when I feel like being a troll.

 

TL;DR this name literally derived from Runescape not allowing me to put the full name I wanted in at the time.


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#26 digitalFatteh

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:25 AM

Darque calls me Fatty, pet name, but the way her pronunciation comes across its sounds more like Fatt eh!.  Must be a Canadian thing :P

Aaaand as I'm on the internet digital Fatteh seem'd the way to go.

 

Usually respond to digital but mostly perk up to Fatteh 'Fatty'.

 

Boring I know but meh eh! :D


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Eternals I hear your call gladly, Dictate swift winged words. & fear not, To unfold your dark visions of torment.

 

Steam: digitalFatteh  |  EA/Origin: digitalFatteh  |  UPlay: digitalFatteh  |  Blizzard: Fatteh#2560 | PS4: digitalFatteh


#27 Truksama

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

I love that everyone vividly remembers how and why they chose their game name.

I normally use Truk, which is actually my name backwards (Kurt for those of you that couldn't figure out the puzzle  ;) ), but that game name seems to be taken regulsrly so I added sama to the end of it. The sama suffix is an honorific from Japan and is something more polite/respectful than san, mister in english. Unfortunately, by designating myself with the that particular suffix it can be construed as arrogance since I am indicating myself to be above average, which I most certainly am not. Since I have been using this moniker for quite a number of years now, I have elected to not change it.


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#28 Kevlar_Moustache

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

This is kind of a new name. I used different names before.It was Monveda when I first started watching Wes. Sometime last year I decided to play Planetside 2 and thought this was a funny name. So did the leader of my outfit. And immediately registered the name for himself on all the other servers , the bastard. So I created a twitch account just in case. And so far I am happy with it.When I am bored , I'll think of something new. :) 


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To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.


#29 pyso_

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:28 PM

Pyso is short for Pysolos, my old nickname used all over the place. I was a young boy when I went looking for my first nick to use somewhere, I was going to my first lan party with a bunch of friends and I remember we were all very focused on coming up with a really cool name! I looked everywhere for inspiration and finally found it in a Donald Duck pocket book, of all things. In one of the stories they went to an island called Pysolos and I thought that name was pretty cool, so I picked it up. I being a kid and it being the 90's I of course had to do something special with it and I decided to make it really super extra awesome by writing it PySoLoS.

Fast forward to 10 years later and I'm sick of looking at it, so I shorten it and I take away the oh so awesome capitalization and poof, Pyso. When I signed up on twitch it was already taken and I ended up adding the underscore behind it, damn you people who think like me -shake fist-


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#30 KrustyMac

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

My first online game was C&C: Yuri's Revenge.  You had to give an alias, if I remember correctly, but at the time I was watching some Simpsons, and Krusty the Clown just slayed me.  My last name is scottish, so I came up with KrustyMac.  I've also used CrustyMac in other games. 


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#31 Darque

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:48 AM

Nickname in real life started out as Darkwoman because of my interests in gothic culture and all things dark.

 

Back in 1995 when the internet was commercialised, I started frequenting IRC chat channels where you could only have 8 character usernames so removed the "a" to spell out Drkwoman. I then went on to use this nickname for the next 10 years or so. 

 

Most of my guildies and online friends called me "Dark / Drk" for short and eventually decided to update my nickname to something a bit more grown-up/personal and ditched the "woman" bit.

 

So I opted to keep "Dark" + used the "que" from my middle name Monique, to make DARQUE (prounounced DARK)  :D

 

The extra "e" on twitch is unfortunately because the username was already taken  ;)


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#32 YsFanatic

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:12 PM

Well, as is rather obvious my name is because I'm a huge fan of the Ys series.  Watched my parents play the games that were out on the Turbo and then played them myself many times over the years, so finally about 8 years ago I made this name and have been using it for just about everything since then.


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#33 okiraan

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:51 PM

I'm a bit fascinated by the names people use in games / on the internet.  We all have our given names, but our gaming names are ones that we choose ourselves.  In this space we don't flinch at names like pitvipers, Mud_Mud, or okiraan.  I think that's great.  Imagine if we used our chosen names in the 'real' world.


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#34 RomanticsWes

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:16 AM

I'm a bit fascinated by the names people use in games / on the internet.  We all have our given names, but our gaming names are ones that we choose ourselves.  In this space we don't flinch at names like pitvipers, Mud_Mud, or okiraan.  I think that's great.  Imagine if we used our chosen names in the 'real' world.

That's an excellent observation and I think it speaks a great deal to the influence that society has on us throughout our lives. Why does something like Pitvipers weird us out if it was a person's actual name? Because it's not typical and because we're conditioned to think it's strange when in reality, it's just a made up word like any name.


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#35 Grey_dybbuk

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:42 AM

Agent Smith: "It seems that you've been living two lives. One life, you're Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, pay your taxes, and you... help your landlady carry out her garbage. The other life is lived in computers, where you go by the hacker alias "Neo" and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for. One of these lives has a future, and one of them does not."


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#36 Palaciouss

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:50 AM

The Matrix is such a postmodern film, I've used it in pratically all of my social science/communication classes, it's just a massive underlying description of modern day society. Such a good film too!


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#37 RomanticsWes

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:31 AM

Agent Smith: "It seems that you've been living two lives. One life, you're Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, pay your taxes, and you... help your landlady carry out her garbage. The other life is lived in computers, where you go by the hacker alias "Neo" and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for. One of these lives has a future, and one of them does not."

And you can NEVER look at anything from Agent Smith without Hugo Weaving's voice playing it out in your head. :D  So much emphasis on that "help your landlady carry out her garbage" part when it played in my head lol.


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#38 Pegley

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:22 AM

Well my name Pegley  just happened to be a spelling mistake from when i first started playing mmo's in a game called Myth of Soma.

it was just after i had made Acl repaired so i thought for a laugh i would call myself Pegleg but misspelt it and was a wile before i realized my mistake but by that time the name had stuck and was to lazy to change it.


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#39 RomanticsWes

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:28 AM

Well my name Pegley  just happened to be a spelling mistake from when i first started playing mmo's in a game called Myth of Soma.

it was just after i had made Acl repaired so i thought for a laugh i would call myself Pegleg but misspelt it and was a wile before i realized my mistake but by that time the name had stuck and was to lazy to change it.

Lol. Best way to get a nickname :D

 

I also had major ACL reconstruction. It stopped me from playing basketball in college sadly :(


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#40 NukerNoah

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

Heh, my name origin story is something of a curiosity to myself. It happened in a way that makes sense if you consider a couple of facts.

1. My real name is Noah Duke

2. I made this name when I was 13, so about 6 years ago.

3. I wanted something 'cool' but not overly offensive.

The specifics of how I got this name are as follows. I like explosives and explosions. I heard about Duke Nukem. Sharing the name Duke I immediately wanted to use something related to that. I always wanted my name to be two words that if shortened to two letters they would be the same (NN). I opted to use my first name as I knew I would more readily respond if it was called out over VOIP. A quick mutation of 'Nukem' into 'Nuker' and there you have it.


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