How'd you get your username?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Sduibek, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Mine is from back in the days of AOL being synonymous with "The Internet", at least where I lived anyway. The year was 1997.

    I was trying to come up with a super-cool username but all the totally rad stuff my 12-or-13-year-old brain came up with was already taken. Literally EVERYTHING that I came up with. So after about an hour I tired of that and just wanted to be done with it.

    So I did what anyone would do in such an epic dilemma -- I button-mashed the sturdy IBM AT keyboard of my 486 and looked at the results. After trimming a bunch of leading and trailing characters, I had what to me looked kind of like a name. I pulled out a couple letters and had my shiny new username. I don't remember where or what the extra letters were (sorry) but after those two or three letters were out, what I was left with was "Sduibek".

    People seem to have trouble pronouncing it, wanting to pronounce the first part as "squid".
     
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  2. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    thewesdude = my first name is wesley

    murzin = guy in DAOC had a RM named mahzrim, and i liked it so i bastarized it to be murzin for my RM.
     
  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    My first username was RestInPieces, I used that at quake.de, formerly one of the largest german Quake fan communities.
    Later I started using Spidermett. When the Simpsons-movie came out, the Spiderpig was a huge hit in Germany and as with every huge hit, it got chanted at music festivals all over the place. Which was hugely annoying of course, so the Spiderpig was declared dead.
    And what do you do with dead pigs? Minced meat of course, with Mett being a form of minced meat in Germany.
    Yeah, not very clever.
    Hassknecht is derived from a fictional person on a satirical news-broadcast called „Gernot Hassknecht“. That guy is not all that funny (his thing is to calmly start talking about things and suddenly yell very angry about it. Meh.), but his name is sufficiently epic. „Hassknecht“ meaning something like hate-servant.
     
  4. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Sub-Human simply sounds cool. I saw it on ICQ once and thought that it was an awesome nick.

    Besides, in the eyes of Nazis I'd have been an untermensch (being Russian), so it all 'fits' together. Same applies to my Fallout 2 character according to the Enclave.
     
  5. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Makta means power in Norwegian. Kinda like Hussein had the "Makta" in Iraq.
    Seeing how i'm Swedish i first noticed this word close to my work place at the boarder where i saw a tag on a wall saying something like we have the power/makta or something and i found the word to sound really good and it replaced my old crappy username.
     
  6. Eternauta

    Eternauta It Wandered In From the Wastes

    134
    Dec 8, 2010
    I got my name from El Eternauta, an Argentinean sience-fiction comic from the late 50's. Considered by everyone as a classic, and by some as *the* Argentinean comic.
     
  7. Prosatanos

    Prosatanos It Wandered In From the Wastes

    176
    Oct 25, 2011
    Prosatanos is some kind of devil in movie (HellBound) with Chuck Norris , the movie is not in my favorites.
     
  8. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 4, 2011
    my nickname is pera short for my last name, pera was taken in gspammail so i had to use perkan, since i copy paste my usernames and passwords it got transferred over here. Don is kinda obvious. My other widely spread nickname is sisa that's croatian for boob, and donsisa is just silly.
     
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    My moniker is a Fallout reference most people miss because it's hella obscure.

    In Fallout, if you type in no name for your character, it will simply refer to you as "None", and characters ingame will tell you that. First few playthroughs I never bothered naming my characters, and it always cracked me up when I joined the Brotherhood of Steel and they started referring to the PC as "Brother None".
     
  10. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    "hella" :) I approve.

    It's funny my roommate gets hella (ha!) angry when anyone says hella, citing that it makes them sound ignorant and blah blah. I disagree because I've lived in California for a time, so I don't give a shit about that word.

    Unfortunately for his credibility, he says "seen" as the past tense of "to see" (e.g. "I just seen Brother None's post"). :lol: Once I seen him say that for the first time, his position became hella hypocritical.
     
  11. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hQXSsbQCMs&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/youtube]

    I think both words together sound beautiful phonetically and I am a stargazer. 's all.
     
  12. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Dammitboy was the nickname given to me by my co-workers on the jobsite.

    It's on all my tools and my job box.
     
  13. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    I originally went by Mikael Grizzly, Michał (Mikael in Scandinavia) being my given name and Grizzly a reference to a childhood nickname of mine.

    I switched to Tagaziel once I decided a more unique, identifiable handle would be useful. I don't recall the source word, but I started with an obscure word for shade/shadow/dark/night and worked my way out from it.

    Either way, I like it.
     
  14. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    'alec' is my second name - after my grandfather Alec De Groote, who was a stone and brick mason and who fought in the second world war. Having never fired a shot himself, he got hit by friendly fire, but recovered in hospital and was subsequently sent home. Home, however, was largely gone. So he walked to Oudenaarde, where he knew it was much safer and where he found a 'job' diluting milk with water and making bread that consisted largely of dust and - yes - water. He also built a Holzbrenner for the mayor of Oudenaarde, who rewarded him with his only daughter. Just like in those old stories no one cares to read anymore.
     
  15. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005


    Always wanted to change my nick, but I am using it since over 10 years and I got used to it a lot. Also I just can't come up with anything better...
     
  16. Prosatanos

    Prosatanos It Wandered In From the Wastes

    176
    Oct 25, 2011
    This is really interesting argument - for sure. I like it.
     
  17. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    I'm gonna guess, if his personality was anything like yours, the manner in which he was shot wasn't an accident. He knew the guys who shot him, right? :wink:
     
  18. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 4, 2011
    Lexx that looks like a insects penis. Where's that from?
     
  19. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    It's a gigantic spaceship that eats planets.
    It's called „Lexx“, which is also the name of the TV show this thing appeared in. Watch it, it's gloriously weird.
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYoq6sovr8Y[/youtube]
     
  20. hans omega

    hans omega First time out of the vault

    35
    Aug 2, 2012
    My name is Hans, and I wanted to do something, "Falloutish", so Hans Omega. I usually do Hanzibonzi which is a big nickname I have had from tons of people who a few made up separately.