How did you end up with your gaming name?

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Re: How did you end up with your gaming name?

Post by Allana » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:36 pm

As a teen I was adoring The Lord Of The Rings and everything that had to do with it. I spent hours in a chat only for lotr and created a character to play roleplays with. But how to call it? As it was an elv it had to be Elvish. Luckily i got a Sindarin dictionary (a must have at that time). I choose the word for rainbow 'cause it was unknown to most, not too smooth nor too difficult --> Ninniach.
My first games a played with that name. But by time I thought it doesn't fit too well to certain types of games (like UT). So I was looking for the word rainbow in different languages until I found the Gaelic version of it --> Alanna was born. Later I changed the spelling to Allana 'cause its handier to type.

As I just realised - my memory is cheating on me. There is absolutly no connection between Allana and rainbow - lol.
Well, I like the sound of it and everyone can say it without problems ;-).

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Re: How did you end up with your gaming name?

Post by Projectblue » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:23 pm

It comes up as Gaelic for Serenity. So you could be the name of the coolest spaceship ever to fly on TV?
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Re: How did you end up with your gaming name?

Post by Allana » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:56 am

Projectblue wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:23 pm
It comes up as Gaelic for Serenity. So you could be the name of the coolest spaceship ever to fly on TV?
that sounds pretty cool!

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Re: How did you end up with your gaming name?

Post by darkdeamon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:42 pm

My name comes from my D&D days in my teens and relates to an extremely neurotic and psychotic dark paladin that was my favourite character at the time. Looking back now I was a seriously fucked up teenager with some bad, unresolved issues! Nothings really changed in the intervening years!
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Re: How did you end up with your gaming name?

Post by AnimusEradico » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:20 pm

I haven't had any other PC gaming names that I can remember at least.

Wanted something cool sounding (which I think is a bit of a theme for most) and sounded a bit threatening for FPS games, decided something with Latin would do the job and after many hours of research, Soul Destroyer was born - or 'AnimusEradico' (possibly roughly translated). Though that does get shortened to 'Ani', which is a bit less threatening!
Animus seems quite popular though so I have some variations of it for games if it's already taken.

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Re: How did you end up with your gaming name?

Post by Cold Blood Nor » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:32 pm

Lets see if we can bring this thread back for us new peeps!

I have had my name since I started gaming way back in the Moder Warfare 2 days (back when COD was a good game IMHO). Acdording to steam, that is almost 10 years ago...
When I made my name, I wanted something that I thought were cool. First I tried just Cold_Blood, but as that was taken I added _NOR behind it for Norway (Represent!).

Not an exciting story, but it's my story :P
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Re: How did you end up with your gaming name?

Post by Harrod200 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:54 pm

My first email was Harrod_2000. I signed up for Planetarion (the general school trend at the time), which had a 9 digit username. Harrod200 has just stuck since.

It has nothing to do with the 199 previous prototypes of my design. That's just a coincidence.
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Re: How did you end up with your gaming name?

Post by eyzpick » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:11 am

Djeez, started gaming early '90 as Two Eyes. This was changed to 2Eyes after I saw someone else used the same name.
During my BF period this was changed it changed fast a couple of times: to 2Eyz, then short after TwoEyz and then at some point to Eyzpick.
Basic instinct was one of the reasons ;-) and didn't want to lose the eyes (Eyz).
So "Eyzpick" is finally 18+ :mrgreen:
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Re: How did you end up with your gaming name?

Post by Chimp » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:17 am

Someone, whilst I was in 6th Form, said that the name Chimp would suit me as I fling shit (slang for talk bollocks) all the time. Took it on as a nickname then my online name.
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