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mrjamin
Jun 6, 2003, 06:43 PM
Mine's easy:

My name's Benjamin, split it in two: first name Ben, last name Jamin hence Mr Jamin. Twas my nickname at highschool for a time. Now i just get called Benj, fatty or stinky

vniow
Jun 6, 2003, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by me in a similar thread not too long ago...
vniow- Veronica Niow.

It's also arranged as an anagram, but that's all I'm going to say about that part.http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=257466

mrjamin
Jun 6, 2003, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by vniow
this has been done before like three or four times already...

ok, well i've been posting here for nearly 6 months and lurking for about 8 and i've not seen any threads like it. Besides, there have been loads of new members in my time alone who haven't had the chance to explain themselves. lets just see what happens, if not then wasteland it.

scem0
Jun 6, 2003, 06:58 PM
sc = starcraft = my life = geekiness * 10 ^ 999999
em0 = emo = nickname for my name (Emerson)

sc + em0 = scem0 = starcraft emerson.

barkmonster
Jun 6, 2003, 07:06 PM
Barkmonster.

My dog was practically ripping the curtains off barking at some cat or something out of the window. I shouted 'shut up you stupid barkmonster'. I thought it was a cool (yet stupid) name to call myself.

backspinner
Jun 6, 2003, 07:15 PM
I'm a triathlete and attended a winter training which was "spinning". That is riding on a stupid bike trainer inside with one very heavy flying wheel. I didn't like the concept so I started running it backwards to make it some more fun, hence back-spinner.

Laslo Panaflex
Jun 6, 2003, 07:44 PM
My name is a reference to my favorite Simpsons episode of all time "A fish called Selma". It's the episode that Troy McClure marries Selma to regain his stardom, the one with the planet of the apes musical. There is a scene in this episode where Troy is getting his star on the walk of fame, and well see the episode and my signature.

P.S. I know that its spelled Laszlo, but I made a mistake and just continue to use Laslo in everything to keep it consistent. Big points for anyone who knows who Laszlo Panaflex is (was).

MetallicPenguin
Jun 6, 2003, 07:54 PM
At the time I was using MetallicPenguin for everything. It just means:

Metallica=Metallic
Me liking penguins=Penguin

*=MetallicPenguin

Nowadays it just sounds girly:p

rt_brained
Jun 6, 2003, 08:02 PM
The other side doesn't work.

mrjamin
Jun 6, 2003, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by Laslo Panaflex
Big points for anyone who knows who Laszlo Panaflex is (was).

the brain behind "dance to the music"

okay, okay, credit to google on that one:rolleyes:

Cheese
Jun 6, 2003, 08:31 PM
Do you really want to know? It is more fun for you if you make up your own meaning for my MR name.

Royal Pineapple
Jun 6, 2003, 08:44 PM
i use it for evrything, my friend came up with it and i stole it, you know that kinda thng. it meens absolutly nothing.

MrMacMan
Jun 6, 2003, 08:45 PM
My AOL/AIM screen name is MrMacMan23 and I have had that forever.

Anyways on everywhere else I have this SN.

Giaguara
Jun 6, 2003, 08:48 PM
the animal that i like the most is jaguar. (other favs are leopard and black panther). giaguara is (female) jaguar in italian. i wanted a jaguar-something dot mac name, before 10.2 was out obviously... jaguar was gone, so i tried some others and it was free. so after it kind of stuck to me, and in most boards i use the same nick. i won't change me to pantera once 10.3 comes out, as jaguar is still my favorite animal.

and besides - if i would still have been using windows or linux on pc or whatever when 10.2 came out, i would have wanted it simply because it was jaguar and i like those felines so damn lot. (pity the closest zoo to here has just leopards). that would probably have been the funniest reason to switch to mac if i would have got the mac that late. :D

applemacdude
Jun 6, 2003, 09:00 PM
Well my original name was gonna be macdude but since it was taken, I used applemacdude.

Kwyjibo
Jun 6, 2003, 09:12 PM
To quote myself in this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24478&perpage=25&pagenumber=1)
"To simpsons fan mine is obvious, but to everyone else the simpson family was playing scrablle and bart had a W,j,y,i,o,b,k. which all seem like impossibl to wrk together. So Bart laid down Kwyjibo.

BART
K-W-Y-J-I-B-O... Kwyjibo.22 points... plus 50 points for using all my letters! Game's over, I'm outta here...

HOMER
Wait a minute, you little cheater -- you're not going anywhere until you tell me what a Kwyjibo is!

BART
Kwyjibo? Uh... a big, dumb, balding,
North American ape with no chin...

MARGE
And a short temper!

HOMER
Why you little!! (chases Bart)

BART
Uh oh, Kwyjibo on the loose!"

Mal
Jun 6, 2003, 09:14 PM
Mine should be easy. My last name's Walker, and since I love Star Wars anyways, this just came naturally.

JW

janey
Jun 6, 2003, 09:16 PM
*shrug*
someone once called me an übergeek, that's where i got mine

Vlade
Jun 6, 2003, 09:32 PM
I spent a while thinking of an awesome name for Diablo 2, and I came up with Vlade (pronouced like Blade but with a V instead of a B). I thought it was awesome, and it was 100% original. Then I found out that Vladd and Vlade were russian names, and people confused my name with the russian name! It made me so mad, and it proves that no thought is 100% original, one of those other 6 billion people thought of it first~!

evoluzione
Jun 6, 2003, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by Kwyjibo
To quote myself in this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24478&perpage=25&pagenumber=1)


thanks dude, saved me doing a search to link back to heh. so yeah, mine is in that thread..... :)

settledown
Jun 6, 2003, 09:47 PM
well, i had been a reader of this forum for a few months, and there was a thread started about a Macwhispers rumor.

(remember the small chunk of plastic with a hole cut in it?)

Anyway, within a half page of posts this chunk of plastic was billed as the iPod/PDA/Phone/Tablet/BackScratcher.

At this point I had had it, and I flamed. I created a name, and logged in, and that was that.

So I still dont post much, I prefer to sift through and pick out the details. But I can be brought out of my hole from time to time.

pEZ
Jun 6, 2003, 10:21 PM
My initials are E.Z. - and so pEZ just came about. Plus, everyone likes SOME flavor of Pez....mmmm....cherry.....

Huked on Fonick
Jun 6, 2003, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by Royal Pineapple
i use it for evrything, my friend came up with it and i stole it, you know that kinda thng. it meens absolutly nothing.

DIRTY THEIF!!! allways steelen my idears, come up with your own.... just kidding

Edit: forgot to say what my name means, my names means i am an idiot who cant spell because i am huked on that evil evil drug fonicks,,,, err phonics err i give up...

pivo6
Jun 6, 2003, 10:41 PM
I couldn't think of anything clever when I first got online, so I chose pivo which means beer in Croatian.

Huked on Fonick
Jun 6, 2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by pivo6
I couldn't think of anything clever when I first got online, so I chose pivo which means beer in Croatian.

I LIKE BEER!!!:D (not bud, bud light, miller, miller light, coors, coors light, sam adams and various others but i like beer!!!:cool:

Wardofsky
Jun 7, 2003, 06:05 AM
My name evolved, I used to have it on my signature, but it was too big.

Edouard
-Edouardo
--Dourdo
---Wardo
-----Wardofsky

(How to pronounce)
-(Ed-wah-d)
--(Dwa-doh)
---(Wah-doh)
-----(Wah-dof-skee)

tpjunkie
Jun 7, 2003, 12:22 PM
I use this name for everything-- AIM, other forums, email, Diablo II, you name it...It came about when I fisrt got AIM and needed a screen name. As for why I picked it...the TP stands for toilet paper, because one day in 5th grade we were sitting around, bored at my friends house on the 4th of july. one of us said "hey the pareds gonna come down this street, lets jump into it!" I came up iwth the idea of the "Toilet Paper Lovers of Montclair" as our theme, so we totally wrapped me up in TP from head to foot, made a banner on a roll of paper towels, and jumped into the parade an marched a few blocks (when someone with a super soaker started shooting me)

The next year it got more high tech, we built a float for me to sit on, and one of my friends towed it, and we marched to the end of the parade, where a confused mayor actually announced us...it went on for another year, then kinda died...oh well...:p

neut
Jun 7, 2003, 12:41 PM
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=neut

MacFan25
Jun 7, 2003, 12:58 PM
Well...I am a fan of macs, and 25 is just a random number. :D

caveman_uk
Jun 7, 2003, 01:16 PM
I used to go caving (spelunking I believe it's called in the US;) ) and a friend of a friend (who eventually became a proper friend) who didn't know me that well a few years back asked the first guy 'How's that mate of yours....you know...caveman' and it stuck through LAN Quake, Unreal etc deathmatches. The '_uk' part was because 'caveman' was already taken :(

P-Worm
Jun 7, 2003, 01:41 PM
The answer can be found on the FAQ of my wesite. Go (http://home.earthlink.net/%7Epworm420/FAQ.html)!

P-Worm

mactastic
Jun 7, 2003, 02:03 PM
'Cause I think macs are well... fantastic!

evil
Jun 7, 2003, 02:26 PM
mines because i hate a lot of thing and people.
so dont piss me off!

SumDumGuy
Jun 7, 2003, 02:33 PM
Mine means....i forget....what was the question?

King Cobra
Jun 7, 2003, 03:08 PM
Mine has no meaning now.

I need my username changed.

Doctor Q
Jun 7, 2003, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by evil
mines because i hate a lot of thing and people.
so dont piss me off! Are you a relative of Doctor Evil from Austin Powers?

evil
Jun 7, 2003, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by Doctor Q
Are you a relative of Doctor Evil from Austin Powers?
nope unfortunately.
i wouldnt mind being rich.

mkaake
Jun 7, 2003, 05:19 PM
clearly i have the most original name out there...

m=matt
kaake=kaake

who woulda thought?

matt

trebblekicked
Jun 7, 2003, 06:17 PM
[i]originally posted by trebblekicked
my favorite band is (or at least was for a while) pavement, fronted by steve malkmus. it's a three part reference:

1. from the song "mercy snack; the laundromat"-- i'm chosen for a mercy snack / i'm regular, i'm treble kicked

2. from malkmus' music publishing company (name)= treble kicker music, bmi

3. it's trebblekicked because i can't spell.


the end

tazo
Jun 7, 2003, 07:33 PM
tazo comes from the beverage 'tazoberry' at starbucks, which is my favorite drink. I also like the way it rolls of the tongue: tah-zoe.

scem0
Jun 7, 2003, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by tazo
tazo comes from the beverage 'tazoberry' at starbucks, which is my favorite drink. I also like the way it rolls of the tongue: tah-zoe.
http://www.blizzforums.com/images/smilies/spit.gif
http://www.blizzforums.com/images/smilies/sick.gif ewwwwwwwwwwwwww.... http://www.blizzforums.com/images/smilies/puke2.gif

That is the worst one... Caramel frappiccinos are the best...... by far. I live for them actually. I am going to have a starbucks in my house when I am ultra rich. :D

http://www.my-smileys.de/signs/f9cc7c1b1b0efefd4106b1aca99cfb4e.png

tazo
Jun 7, 2003, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by scem0
http://www.blizzforums.com/images/smilies/spit.gif
http://www.blizzforums.com/images/smilies/sick.gif ewwwwwwwwwwwwww.... http://www.blizzforums.com/images/smilies/puke2.gif

That is the worst one... Caramel frappiccinos are the best...... by far. I live for them actually. I am going to have a starbucks in my house when I am ultra rich. :D

http://www.my-smileys.de/signs/f9cc7c1b1b0efefd4106b1aca99cfb4e.png

what is wrong with a raspberry smoothie?

scem0
Jun 7, 2003, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by tazo
what is wrong with a raspberry smoothie?

It's all grainy, and it just doesn't taste good. Rasberries are gross. :(

http://www.my-smileys.de/signs/77430bbce83afc89881430e177cabb9b.png

job
Jun 7, 2003, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by scem0
http://www.my-smileys.de/signs/77430bbce83afc89881430e177cabb9b.png

What's with all of the ego-centric smilies? :p ;)

My user handle stems from the Bible.

voicegy
Jun 7, 2003, 11:32 PM
Ah, yes, vniow, Deja Vu all over again (and again@) with this one, eh?:rolleyes:


voicegy

http://www.shamonfreitas.com/malevoices.htm

Look for the description of the guy with the "Authoritative, articulate and urgent" voice. Have RealPlayer handy, download, and hire me.

Giaguara
Jun 7, 2003, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by scem0
http://www.my-smileys.de/signs/77430bbce83afc89881430e177cabb9b.png

:D :D you are calling the other people scemos here? at least you know what it means ;)

shadowfax
Jun 8, 2003, 12:04 AM
Originally posted by scem0
I am going to have a starbucks in my house when I am ultra rich. :D

http://www.my-smileys.de/signs/f9cc7c1b1b0efefd4106b1aca99cfb4e.png you'll have to learn to spell all those coffee terms too. wor the third time in my MR experience, a post on handle origins. but i like to answer them :)

mine is shadowfax, gandalf's horse from LOTR, given much more time in the books than the movie, thankfully. he's übercool.

i picked the name for two reasons, and i really use it everywhere i can: 1. i love horses, and he is one of the coolest i've ever read about. 2. my grandfather always would rename his computer name to "Gandalf," so when he built me my first computer (Pentium 266 MHz with windows 95)--that is, that was totally mine-- i named it shadowfax, gandalf's horse. so yeah. it made sense then.

i guess if there is a third it's that it sounds cool.

shadowfax
Jun 8, 2003, 12:09 AM
Originally posted by job
My user handle stems from the Bible. dude, that is hilarious. i thought it was job as in work. seeing how your last handle was "hitman," it made sense. i didn't even think of the book of the bible. damn, this is like Mission: Impossible when he is seeking for max. "Job 314, job 314.... Job 3:14! my god of course!" oddly, this is still relating to spies and hitman type stuff. lol. so anyways, why did you pick job? have you been especially afflicted lately?

Sun Baked
Jun 8, 2003, 01:14 AM
I know there's a reason, but I've been unable to put it to ryhme lately. :(

tazo
Jun 8, 2003, 01:17 AM
Originally posted by scem0
It's all grainy, and it just doesn't taste good. Rasberries are gross. :(

http://www.my-smileys.de/signs/77430bbce83afc89881430e177cabb9b.png \
if its too grainy tell em to put it in longer.

it should be of a slurpy type consistency. 'splooshy'

QCassidy352
Jun 8, 2003, 01:31 AM
Quenton Cassidy is the hero of a book by John Parker called "Once a Runner." Cassidy runs the mile in 3:52.
So my name is the character's first initial + last name + mile time. (I'm a track dork, in addition to being a mac dork.)

maradong
Jun 8, 2003, 02:28 AM
well i will not tell you. all i can say you is that is comes out of one of the aborigene languages... as I am a bg fan of australia, newzealand and island, i had to find a nick in that language... I m using it everywhere.

WinterMute
Jun 8, 2003, 05:32 AM
WinterMute: A part of the AI Ummon that communicates with Case in William Gibson's Count Zero trilogy.

Been using it as a handle for years, seemed appropriate on a computer forum.

evoluzione
Jun 8, 2003, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by WinterMute
WinterMute: A part of the AI Ummon that communicates with Case in William Gibson's Count Zero trilogy.

Been using it as a handle for years, seemed appropriate on a computer forum.


you techy cyberpunk you ;)

WinterMute
Jun 8, 2003, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by evoluzione
you techy cyberpunk you ;)

Well, I was going to use Hiro Protagonist from Stevenson's Snow Crash, as he's a swordsman and a techy, but I couldn't be arsed in the end:D

Techy cyberpunk on goes so far...