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.
Mine was a band name that I believe quickly changed their name to something completely different, although I don’t know their band name history well, haha. I thought it was quite beautiful and haunting and I wasn’t really sure what it meant, so I adopted it as my username for several different websites.
Manimal is the name of the alter persona I created, the creature I became, the ego I tamed. It’s also the name of the group I lead.
It’s easy to assume that it’s just a combination of man and animal, but that’s not even half of it. There’s much more to the word “manimal.”
First of all, the original meaning of animal is important; ani (breath/spirit) + mal (flawed,) with the m changing the meaning to “the man-made flawed spirit.” The m is also the symbol of “maso” AKA the material world. Take away the first and last letter and you’ve got “anima.” Imal is the phonetic spelling of how english-speakers pronounce my first name, Man is what I am.
Mani is “lotus flower” in Tibetan, and “dick” in Persian. “Man i mal” means “man in grinder” in Swedish. “Mani” also implies a multitude in English. Reading the name backwards you get laminam, “lami” means “to taste/lick” in some languages while “nam” is onomatopoetic for the sound one makes while eating something tasty.
The original meanings of my first name (Emil) and my middle name (Elion) when combined form another meaning, which can also be found in the word “manimal.”
Read letter by letter, each letter as the word/concept that letter reprents, in Greek you find a very profound meaning. Using the same method with Hebrew you get another equally profound meaning. In cabalistic code, yet another one. All three can be reversed to reveal a new set of hidden meanings.
On top of that, each letter represents one of the seven cornerstones of the Manimal order, created and led by me.
There are many more such hidden messages in the name, but they would require long explanations so I left them out.
Elion is my middle name. It’s the middle name of all the males in my father’s bloodline since many, many generations back, I have no idea why. But I like the name a lot.
The name is of ancient Hebrew origin, meaning “God most high” (in the mental/spiritual meaning. The maso/physical meaning is “upper brain.”)
There you have the origin of my username.
I AM the Manimal.
When I was a teenager, I was in the hobby of painting Japanese Kanji onto shirts. I wanted to write a phrase I heard on tv that went “Life is a comedy for fools”, but after consulting a dictionary, I couldn’t find the character for comedy, so in the end, I wrote “Laughter of Fools”. Or so I thought. Later, when dining at a Japanese restaurant, a waitress corrected me and said what I wrote was “Laughing Fool”. I liked the way it sounded, and it has become my nickname ever since.
This is also related to my avatar. After getting this nickname, I decided to create a symbol I could use to represent it. I wanted it to be easy to draw with simple geometric shapes, but also to represent my nickname. The symbol I came up with with was designed to look like a laughing face.
I’m actually very proud of both aspects. It fills me with an unusual amount of glee when someone in a forum like this calls me “the fool”.
Some cool, and some obvious stories. I often use two around the web, omgaz is less exciting. I’m Gaz, it’s a humorous play on OMG that a friend said to me once and it kinda stuck.
My other name I use, magintz, is the nickname my parents use for me; well, more accurately McGinty after an old humorous melody about a guy called Paddy McGinty and his goat that my parents would sing to me but as Gaza McGinty’s Goat. It got shortened to McGints and then magintz just seemed more ‘Internet’ – if I can use that as an adjective.
“Zeitro” is the way it would probably sound if people who speak english pronounced the word “Zitro” which is Ortiz backwards, which is my last name :) i liked it because of the Z and because it turns out Zeit is “time” in german so yeah :D and i feel like it goes beyond that but i won’t go into detail just now
When I was in high school, there was a janitor with a heart of gold and a sense of humor that pervaded everything else that he did and was. After school hours, I would cross a street and most days he would guide traffic. Being a really shy kid, I was an easy audience for his charades, and one of his favorite things to do was to shout “BORIBORI!” whenever I crossed the street. My last name is Boris so you can see where he got his inspiration. Plus, I was born in 1990.
As for my username, I’ve always had an affinity for the Fall. I don’t know why, but I’ve always felt more calm and centered around that time of year.
Convict Hammer is an angel-like character from a videogame I played a few years ago, in the game he is a servant, so few people actually know about it,
At first I thought the name was cool, then it got me thinking that “the convict´s hammer” sounds to me like the voice of those who are found guilty, whether they´re not
So I like the idea of this “protector of those claimed sinners”
My username comes from my thoughts for life. Live yor life Lifted above distractions and obstacles that will keep you from what you want in life, whether it be goals, dreams, aspirations etc. The Deans List, said it well, “…I’m runnin for that top spot, never lookin’ down. Keep my head above the bullshit so I can never drown..”. I also believe that we need to do things to help others live lifted because we’re all in this together. We would want someone to help us out if we needed it so why not help out eachother and make our lives more than just ordinary, and after all “Only a life lived for others is worth living”. -A. Einstein.
Sorry if I go off topic a little. :)
Mine’s a phrase from a song by the World/Inferno Friendship Society, “Paul Robeson.”
Joy beats oppression, but oppression will make you pay
’cause our joy is fleeting while oppression never goes away
Fearless leader. Way back in middle school/early high school I snowboarded with a group of friends every single weekend. We eventually began to come up with nicknames for each other, and being the only girl as well as leading the way from time to time, I became Fearless Leader.
I like to think of myself as a soul, as a individual and a being outside of my physical body. I really like the sound of the word vernal, and the fact that it means fresh and growing and suggests the spring.
So I am a growing, learning spirit [: