Where does your username come from?

Kidd (@kidd) 9 years, 5 months ago

From where does your username come? If you want to be grammatically correct. It sounds weird like that, though. Oh well.

Anyway, as the question asks, where does your username come from? What’s the influence and inspiration behind it? Because I’ve wondered about some of your choices and I’ve grown curious. No need to share if you don’t want to, of course. :)

Mine is actually just my last name: Kidd. Nothing impressive or imaginative, really. Never been too worried about people knowing who I am, and people rarely assume it’s my last name anyway.

August 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Anonymous (364) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@kidd, My original user name ‘pipthecynical’ was a long running university joke. Obviously my name is phil leading to pip, the cynical came from an off remark one very drunk night out. yet one that stuck. It then turned out i needed a quick name for a forum sign up and so pipthecynical was born – and carried on and on and on and on,

Piptherational happened when I realised that a user name can automatically influence a persons perception of you. and so positive reinforcement from the beginning is necessary. Especially if the person isn’t aware of the origins of a name.

Pretty simple really.

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O’Reilly (804) (@oreilly) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

O’Reilly is my cats name. I also named my cat after my favorite tv show character at the time: Ryan O’Reilly from HBO’s Oz.

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Kidd (1,059) (@kidd) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@piptherational, That’s a good point. Even when people don’t mean to judge, they often do subconsciously, so it’s not a bad idea to use a respectful username. I suppose “Kidd” might come off as immature without context, now that I think about it.

@oreilly, That’s amazing, lol :D If I went with my cat’s name, I’d be Precious. :I

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Carl (47) (@birdofprey) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@piptherational, Ha it’s funny because I seen pipthecynical and went to your page to see what was so cynical. A very cool change you made there!

Birdofprey comes from a poem of someone who I’d consider an Idol, Jim Morrison. His poem is simply about a bird of prey flying high in the sky. The adjective, prey, makes it sound cynical in a way too I guess, but the bird is happy I assure you.

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Kidd (1,059) (@kidd) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@birdofprey, That’s actually really cool… To find inspiration from a poem is, well, poetic if you ask me. :) Awesome choice on your part.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Jae the Dream is my artist name. It basically means to find your inner voice and desires and follow them; think for yourself, as opposed to blindly following external influences. That won’t lead to true bliss. Jae is just the personalized factor of it since my name is Jordan.. ya.

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Matthew (1,127) (@ojai) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@kidd, From this!

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Dnonymous (18) (@udntnome) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

mine used to just be my name but I was applying for jobs and googled my name…. needless to say I decided to go the anonymous route

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Kidd (1,059) (@kidd) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@jaethedream, That’s pretty inspiring… Nice choice. The meaning there is beautiful. :)

@ojai, Lol, funky, dude. xD

@udntnome, Fair enough. I know a lot of people who seem utterly different between online and “reality.” Or, not even that. Just the people they hang out with are so different, and they prefer to keep them separate.

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Matthew (1,127) (@ojai) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@kidd, Funky? Get the funk outta my face! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQx352SGYwQ

Hahaha c;

I’m glad you made this thread, though. I’ve been curious about other peoples usernames origins aswell.

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Minch (297) (@minch) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Minch – an abbreviation of my last name.

When was about 15 I found out it was my father’s nickname in college so I decided to adopt it as my online nickname on various forums websites. If you seen another Minch out there 99% that it’s me :).

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Kidd (1,059) (@kidd) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@minch, Oh, cool :D Another last name user. Glad to see I’m not the only one

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1.61803399 (247) (@drunkmonkmeth) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Everything.

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Michaela (1) (@cosmicfire) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

cosmic from i love space and astronomy and everything about them. fire from i love fire and light

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Nightowl (260) (@nightowl) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

1.6180339 ^^^^^^^^^^^^ If this thread were a contest!

Mine is due to the fine bird that taught me to be the night owl I am today. I don’t necessarily mean the nocturnal way. That too though.

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AtheismGod (1,762) (@zonetti) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

my surname.. I like it :)

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Trek as in Star-Trek, my favorite tv show and 79 as in 1979, the year I was born. But Ray Butler is my real life name, I’m not afraid of corporate assasins, I would become a martyr :)

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Joseph (114) (@warriors41) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

I first got it when I signed up for Neopets around 9 years ago. Warriors from my favourite movie and the 41 was randomly generated. I’ve always kept it.

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zowie (115) (@zowie) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

the keyboard im using.

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Anonymous (26) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

deafening comes from this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlIpLzy5y3A song

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juliana benitez (82) (@flordestrozada) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

My nickname was flower and my friends was savage so we just combined them for a tattoo idea. My username was originally going to be savage flower but i wanted it in spanish. Although destrozada means destroyed, i wanted to change it around anyway.
So @flordestrozada it was :)

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Music alias.

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Kidd (1,059) (@kidd) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@warriors41, Wait what? Lol :D I used to chill on Neopets all the time when I was younger. So weird to find someone else from it.

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Olivia (90) (@lolivia) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

My name is Olivia and i like to lol.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@mercurial, Oh, Beyond and Beyond Earth is my alias when I make music, that’s how I present(ed) myself. That’s my pseudonym. I translated it from the Bulgarian word “izvunzemen” that we use for “alien”. It literally translates “out of earth”.

Where does mercurial come from?

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