What's In An Alias?



  • NEO_PhyteNEO_Phyte We need shirtgons! Join Date: 2003-12-16 Member: 24453Members, Constellation
    edited November 2004
    I am contemplating a name change to "Dong O'Nong", "Dong O'Vong", "Dong A'Nong", or "DongONongOVongANong"


    my name is Donovan

    if that reasoning doesnt make sense, look closely at the last name choice

    and im sitting in class watching my avatar right now:edit2: i just followed a bump through the entire thing
  • BanzaiBanzai Join Date: 2004-10-19 Member: 32355Members
    I used to be Buckaroo_Banzai form the movie by the same name.
    But that got to be too much to type so I shortened it to just Banzai.
    People keep thinking its the minature Japanese tree. It isn't, the trees
    are bonsai trees. Banzai is translated somwhere along the lines of
    "ten thousands years" and was used as pretty much "long live the emporer"
    as a battle cry.
  • WarningForeverWarningForever Join Date: 2004-05-06 Member: 28503Members

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  • Har_Har_the_PirateHar_Har_the_Pirate Join Date: 2003-08-10 Member: 19388Members, Constellation
    dirtygabbsnevada: i only use this on these forums now. but i made it up because they are a town we play in sports... and dirty.... and in nevada.....

    I also used...

    Har Har the Pirate: Because who is not scared of a Pirate named Har Har?

    Fecal Fire, Fecal Fireworks: Why? Why the hell not? would fecal fireworks not be a very great invention?

    I suck as bad as you: TFC name.... meant to be humorous, except everyone thought it to be funny to say something about oral sex.... <!--emo&:0--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/wow.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wow.gif' /><!--endemo-->

    RC-RULES: Hey i was 9(or was it 11?), and was playing my first online game starcraft

    Efren the Fearless: Kid went to my highschool, had a chicken wing, was named efren, thought he was special.... and he was special, but not in the way he believed

    Efren the Baby mullet: I am an idiot, no other reason
  • MantridMantrid Lockpick Join Date: 2003-12-07 Member: 24109Members

    Stolen from a German-Candian show (which is odd, since I'm neither German nor Canadian) called LEXX.
  • Izathatch_StormcrowIzathatch_Stormcrow Join Date: 2004-11-11 Member: 32751Members
    Izathatch: This started back during my last year in high school. The first Lord of the Rings film just came out and my friends said I looked like the actor who played Legolas, the elf, in the movie so they all started to call me "The Elf." This went on for a while until they said I needed my own Elvish name so I somehow came up with Izathatch.

    Stormcrow: Surprisngly, this has nothing to do with Gandalf from LotR as many people think. I took the name of my favorite band, Stormlord, and my favorite movie, The Crow, and put them together.
  • CplDavisCplDavis I hunt the arctic Snonos Join Date: 2003-01-09 Member: 12097Members
    meh when I play MP games I like to have a character name that blends in nicely with the atmosphere so for NS it was Cpl.Davis{USCM} United States Colonial Marines like in Aliens. I also used this name as my NS forum name.

    Then I started -TSA so I shortened by game name to Davis-TSA.

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  • Bo_SelectaBo_Selecta Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9374Members, Constellation
    edited November 2004
    This was my old nick.
    One of the many, many old ones.
    I first started nicks in oldschool monochrome games (ooh aah *boring*),
    but playing Quake at school was what first introduced me to the nickname, the avatar, the legend.
    Oooooooh man, I pwned them, I pwned them HARD.
    382 vs -5 vs -4 greetz from (yet another as it seems <!--emo&;)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/wink-fix.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink-fix.gif' /><!--endemo--> )Banzai :[
    I used to change it every few months, but I think I'll stick with the one I'm using now (Kraftwerk)
  • CondizzleCondizzle Join Date: 2004-10-05 Member: 32107Members
    One day my one of my friends called me 'Condizzle' to stop the confusion of me me the other Alex. The name stuck online, although they never really use it anymore.
  • TheWizardTheWizard Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10553Members, Constellation
    In real life my friends call me Wizard. That is pretty much all I answer to now.

    We don't remember how it started but the name stuck. Then I went to PSU and became Wizard@psu. For a brief period after graduation I was simply Wizard again but I started grad school and now I am wizard@psu once more.

    I really confuses the heck out of people when my friend yells out "Hey Wizard" from across the mall or store and I respond.
  • DC_DarklingDC_Darkling Join Date: 2003-07-10 Member: 18068Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver
    Lets start with another name I used on the BnW forums.
    DemonicDC. I always played a evil god, but I thoughed Demonic would be rather.. common. So i pasted my 2 initials behind it, done. <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif' /><!--endemo-->

    After that I got cable and was able to play online. (WHOHOO) Only for a shooter (HL) that name did not seem to fit. Since I find that I fly on dark wings sometimes (long story there) I also thoughed of myself as a "Darkling". I just pasted my initials infront of that, thoughed it looked better with spaces and points as a kinda first name thingy and voila. <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/smile-fix.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile-fix.gif' /><!--endemo-->
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Members
    After years of constantly changing (but original... I was always the only one with the name I'd picked) nicks I decided it was time to make one that I could settle with. Something not based on a hobby or interest but something about myself.
    I thought about it for a while and I've always liked my starsign; in many ways I fit the description of it in most books to an almost frightening degree ^^;

    So I did my standard process where I make a name based on it and google to see if it's taken...

    Jemini... ick
    Gemyni... ~sigh~
    Jeminii... grrr
    Gemm... no surprise there

    Then when I was totally stumped it just popped into my silly lil head... 'Geminosity'. I typed it into google frantically and LO AND BEHOLD!!! nothing =D
    I spent the rest of the day considering it and finally decided it would be my new and final netname and it's stuck eversince ^^

    There's one or two more reasons behind the name but for fun I keep those secret ^~
  • ConfusedConfused Wait. What? Join Date: 2003-01-28 Member: 12904Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Subnautica Playtester
    edited November 2004
    briefly i began my forray into online gaming in TFC, playing as teh engineer and the pryo. thus the name i chose "pyromaniac" as my handle but becasue i never had a broad band connection it seemed pointless to play with 500 ping. i dabbled in Totalanihilations for a bit and in jedi knight and such and somewhere along the line picked up ht ehandle "coMunist" because all the cool kids were doing it. By whoich i mean insrting random capital letters and spelling things wrong.after that i got into CS and finally DOD where i changed my name to Pants! or some times myPants!

    i became known as Confused! in my first game of NS as i humped the armslab trying to get an upgrade. it has stuck. it was really wierd being intorduecd as confused in real life though. if you change on to me late at night i may also be know as confused_drunk or confused_had_a _few. but its all in good fun at this point. i also really enjoy having the comm say "confused i need you to [perform some complex action]. while ns player has question marks shoot out of his forehead.

    also my spelling/typing abilityies don't hurt the nickname
  • AlkillerAlkiller Join Date: 2004-05-23 Member: 28847Members
    I think it was what.. 6 years ago or something like that that I found my nick. My friend showed me this mysterious game called "Diablo" that was online, so I had to think of a name. I was like "Hm, my nick is Al. But that's not enough. Al the killer!" That didn't work.. to long or something like that... so I just removed the "the" and the spaces. It became Alkiller. But mostly referred to as Alk... which is a small german bird. Go figure.

    Yes... I was 9 when I made the name. How on earth did you guess?!?!
  • AbraAbra Would you kindly Join Date: 2003-08-17 Member: 19870Members
    might have been when i was 9, when i was playing around with my first online games.

    I thought i would be cool to see the message "A Wall has killed <!--emo&???--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/confused-fix.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='confused-fix.gif' /><!--endemo-->" so my name was "a Wall" for a long time. Like many others i shortend it down to wall.

    My friends call me Abra (course its a part of my name) so iam going more and more with the "Abra" nick.

    well... i once called myself "For meget sand i st?vlen" (wich in danish means "to much sand in the boot) for the same reason as "a wall" <!--emo&:D--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/biggrin-fix.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin-fix.gif' /><!--endemo-->

    now i think about it... i did once save my game under the nick "Gonzx" ... can't remember why - it just had to have some Xs and Zs in it:P
  • FuryFury Silver Fish Hand Catch Join Date: 2003-08-14 Member: 19673Members, Constellation
    mines a bit obvious.

    i have a bad temper... well ... im a quiet person who hates crowds, if you annoy me ill do nothing about it. annoy me a lot and well .. i regret it because i dont like hurting others (physically) so i take my anger out on inanimate objects (walls, trampolines, bricks, and my wonderfun pillow .. oh has it taken a beating)

    i remember back when i used to play Subspace (now called Continuum) i used to use asglo, because .. well .. i dunno. and xias.

    but now i either use fury or arael (arael is the 15th angel from evangelion, evil bastard who only one person can beat.)
  • EpidemicEpidemic Dark Force Gorge Join Date: 2003-06-29 Member: 17781Members
    edited November 2004
    Mine was the name I took when I ravaged the TFC servers as a medic <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/smile-fix.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile-fix.gif' /><!--endemo--> Then I just reg'ed it up as that.

    Great feelings to have all the noobs infest eachother in spawn <!--emo&:D--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/biggrin-fix.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin-fix.gif' /><!--endemo-->
  • UltimaGeckoUltimaGecko hates endnotes Join Date: 2003-05-14 Member: 16320Members
    Ultima - A spell in FF games, also meaning 'final' or 'last' in latin (from ultimus...or something...although, based on knowledge or Russian and German, that would lead Ultima to be the wrong gender...if I knew what gender gecko was in latin anyway...).

    Gecko - Cool little animals that can stick to stuff; featured in video games like Gex and car commercials like Geico's. Both where they're cool.

    Unfortunately, mine's not as exciting as other peoples. Sometimes I throw a Sturm in there instead of Ultima...usually in games where I'm playing as a german. Suffice it to say; if you ever see an UltimaGecko - anywhere...that's me <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif' /><!--endemo--> . I've yet to see it taken on anything I've ever registered for (but now, everyone will take it to spite me, bah!).
  • AnarkiThreeXSixAnarkiThreeXSix x_x Join Date: 2003-12-31 Member: 24894Members
    ive got my new forum name on account of that i cant have my old one (Anarki3x6) since of the numbers >:( originally got it from Q3 tho
  • ModChaosControlModChaosControl HiveMind NS bot creator Join Date: 2004-03-31 Member: 27613Members
    I dont know... just made it up lol
  • kuperayekuperaye Join Date: 2003-03-14 Member: 14519Members, Constellation
    edited January 2005
    4 Years Ago In a game not to long ago that many still play Called Diablo 2.

    Many People you would see would have names like EliteAznBarb EliteAznZon and so forth to have matching names with all your characters.

    Well I wanted to be original (i hate names liek OMGOMGHACKERS!!!!OMGOMGOGM PWND NOOBS) so i put a few random letters together to form Kuperaye. So I had names such as Kuperaye KuperayeZon KuperayeBarb KuperayeSorc KuperayeNecro. But suprisingly though i played FPS games as Bluntman because im a huge kevin smith fan. But about a year ago i switched back to the name kuperaye.

    when i get my car the license plate might happen to be kuperaye :o or if it needs numbers in leet speak :o or some form of kupe/kuper in it
  • Dead_ManDead_Man Join Date: 2004-03-19 Member: 27417Members
    Well, as embarassing as it may be, I got mine from the MSN zone namerator thingy. It came up with dead man58745 or some random nuber like that, but i shortened it to just Dead Man <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/smile-fix.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile-fix.gif' /><!--endemo-->
  • SkySky Join Date: 2004-04-23 Member: 28131Members
    I have no idea where mine came from. I was like 10, my brother was setting up my e-mail account, and he asked, "What do you want your screen name to be?"

    "....skyhigh." Not a clue why, but I've stuck with it for 7 years now in some form or other. <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/smile-fix.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile-fix.gif' /><!--endemo-->
  • Fade_DunawayFade_Dunaway Join Date: 2003-05-12 Member: 16235Members
    edited January 2005
    I have a certain player who goes by Yoko Onos to thank for mine -- me and my roommates were inspired to make our own pun-based NS names.

    For those who don't know (I've met a few), there's a actress named Faye Dunaway, so the name is a spin on that.

    My roommates go by Lerk Douglas and Kevin Beacon.
  • akechiakechi Join Date: 2005-01-08 Member: 33654Members
    i stole mine from onimusha =o
  • SinSpawnSinSpawn Harbinger of Suffering Join Date: 2002-11-12 Member: 8359Members
    I can't even remember if its an actual word from Final Fantasy 10, but its the first monster you fight, its Sin's Spawn hmm together combined, you get me!! or it was one word in the first place, I still took it as it was alien/monster related = fit with NS.
  • KaineKaine Join Date: 2002-08-07 Member: 1096Members, Constellation
    Kaine - from my middle name and my mother's maiden name Kane. just... with an "i". if you see me ingame or on irc or just about anywhere else i'll have a [zof] attached to the end. this tag is kept in respect to a fellow gamer (kept in high respect by many) Matt "Zofran" Hallemeier, and also in part to the others that have been lost to leukemia and cancer.

    occasionally i appear as Eighty-Four or Eighty4. This is a nod to the book by George Orwell, as well as being my year of birth.. and a few other things i can't remember right now.
  • SilverwingSilverwing bulletsponge Join Date: 2003-11-23 Member: 23395Members, Constellation
    Silverwing, after the song by Arch Enemy. I was looking for a new nick for onling/gaming use and that song came up on rotation. Alternative was Angelclaw but I stuck with Silverwing.

    My first ever online nick was Postal in Quake 1. Had blue kit on. Changed it later to PostmanPrat. Became Cerberos. Then Trinity (yeah. This was YEARS before Matrix tho). Now, I am Silverwing in everything game-related. Oh. When I first joined this forum I was Pvt. Mulligan. Richard Mulligan was my BF45 nick. Richard=D1ck. Mulligan... Well, know golf?
  • MantaManta Join Date: 2005-01-12 Member: 35056Members
    Ever heard of a manta ray? I saw one once when I went scuba diving. It was gigantic for a ray, so there's my alias, though a lot of people think it's "Mantra". There is no "r"!
  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Members
    kwikloader: the name I had to register with on these fora when my real nick was already taken. For 25 years I drove a car-carrier, the last 3 of them in the city. I ran 4 to 5 loads a day in the Florida heat because first off, I was in damn good shape, and secondly, I was a damn "quick loader".

    Depot: my online nick forevuh, stemming from my 2 year hitch with Home Depot. In my TFC days i was in the [GAS] clan (Geriatric Assassin Squad) with a bunch of old farts, known as [GAS]DepotDood.

    I have never seen a "Depot" post on here, so I don't know why my nick was taken.
    Nor am I in "damn good shape" any longer ... .. . <!--emo&???--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/confused-fix.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='confused-fix.gif' /><!--endemo-->
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