how did you come up with your screen name???

Discussion in 'Community' started by mr.w, Jun 11, 2002.

  1. mr.w macrumors regular

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    I've seen a lot of interesting screen names out there and was wondering how you all thought of them, or what they mean to you??? I also wanted to be the first person to post on what has the potential to be the longest thread in MacRumors history :) ... If we got every member to contribute to this thread we would have 5000+
    (wow... that would be ssswwweeeeeeeeetttt)

    I'll go first... mine is easy, my last name starts with a "W," (imagine that) I wasn't feeling very creative at the time I signed up so that's what i came up with.

    Whose next???????????????????/
     
  2. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Mine is the first letter of my first name and my last name. We had a thread like this several times before, it will get completly off-topic by 20 posts anyway.
     
  3. Wildcat macrumors regular

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    I go to the University of Arizona and our mascot is a Wildcat so there you go.
     
  4. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    especially if jello gets into it...

    as for my name...I needed a new screen name for aol about 5 years ago...wanted to make a statement about my love for art...

    after a few trials..."eyelikeart" became it...

    and it's my handle for everything on the net...so don't thik about using it... ;)
     
  5. mr.w thread starter macrumors regular

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    damn jello... oh well we'll see how it goes
     
  6. Hemingray macrumors 68030

    Hemingray

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    Ha ha haaa!
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  7. Macette macrumors 6502

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    i wanted to add a 'feminine' ending to mac, cos there aren't many women posting as far as i could tell when i joined. so: Mac-ette it is!

    but then half you boyz didn't get it anyway.
     
  8. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    LethalWolfe is a old nick I used when I role played on line back in the day. I just keep using 'cause 1. It's never taken and 2. Just incase I "run into" an old friend on line they'll know it's me.


    Lethal
     
  9. MacAztec macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    hmmm....

    Well, the "Mac" part is simple...I like macs.

    The aztec is named after my school...the aztecs
     
  10. mac15 macrumors 68040

    mac15

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    mac cause my last name is mcelligott and you say it macelligott (sort of) and the 15 well I don't it just sounded cool
     
  11. britboy macrumors 68030

    britboy

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    We've had this before, but what the heck....

    A few years ago i was in austria, at a language school. Needed a login name. I was the only brit there, so someone suggested britboy, and it kind of stuck. I've used it online since.
     
  12. iwantanewmac macrumors 6502

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    Well I was drunk when I made this up.......
    (still want a new mac)... but only a G5 :)


    And I want to change my nick :(
     
  13. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

    kiwi_the_iwik

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    Easy -

    iwik - the "backwards" kiwi...

    And for you folks who don't know:
    The kiwi is the indigenous flightless bird of my home country - New Zealand.
     
  14. The Bender macrumors member

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    Back in the autumn of 1990 I was strutting my funky stuff on the dance floor of an alternative disco at Birmingham Uni, and someone sitting at a table saíd:

    Wow, look at Andy - he's so... BENDY!

    From that moment I became Bendy Andy (or just Bendy), which is what many people still know me as. Around 1994, one of my housemates morphed it into The Bender, which sounds better as a screen name. Used it for plenty stuff online since. It was only lasy year that I heard there was a cartoon character named after me. I thought about taking legal action, but... what the hell.
     
  15. Hypatia macrumors newbie

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    I was in a hurry and the only thing I could think of that I would be likely to remember in future was Hypatia.
    Hypatia was a scholar and the last librarian at the great library in Alexandria thousands of years ago. This library was the most complete and famous collection of every known book and mathematical text in the anicient world.

    She was stoned to death trying to protect the library from the invading Christian hoards who killed everyone and burnt it to the ground because they decided it was blasphemous.

    Any subtext involving Mac believers in a wintel world is entirely intentional but I hope this time it ends better.

    Please don't nick it because I really like it.

    Hypatia
     
  16. Beej macrumors 68020

    Beej

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    First inititial B
    Middle initial J
    Don't pronounce the end of 'BJ' and whaddaya get...

    Beej!

    Gimme a B!
    Gimme an E!
    Gimme an E!
    OK this is lame.
     
  17. iGav macrumors G3

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    I used to go by the name of sissystarstar for all email and online stuff... but ended up getting fed up with people asking me WTF sissystarstar meant....... :rolleyes: :p

    so I changed it to iGav last year........... i = internet, or idiot or ignoramous etc... and Gav = my name... simplicity perfected...... :D

    However I use the name BINKY the dancing clown on hotline etc..... but I'm not going into why I use that name..... :p
     
  18. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Dukestreet is the name of the street I used to live on, pretty simple.

    You might want to get your story straight, Hypatia. Muslims burnt the Library down in 640 or so.

    Hypatia was dealt a different fate.
    http://www.cosmopolis.com/alexandria/hypatia-bio-socrates.html
     
  19. resm macrumors 6502

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    getting a little bit old here...

    or at least it feels like that sometimes.....so I play it safe :eek:

    Initials of first name...middle names and last name.

    That should be easy to remember :D
     
  20. McFreggle macrumors 6502

    McFreggle

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    Well, i suppose everybody knows the Fraggles? Those hairy things (when I get my 500 posts, I will make a Fraggle-avatar ;)).

    In Dutch they're called 'Freggels'. And so I made Freggle, a combination of both, making me sort of unique *hum hum*

    Now, this has been my screen name for quite a long time. All the students on the newsgroups in Leuven know me as Freggle.

    On Mac-sites however, I like to add a 'Mc' before it. Mc for Mac of course...

    That's the whole deal.

    Oh yeah, and the little k. on the bottom of each post is just my first name, Karel. It's a habit...

    k.
     
  21. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    hmm....I noticed it right away...

    is that why u are the proclaimed #2 powerdyke? as to curb confusion?? ;)
     
  22. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Well, my night job is a DJ at a local hot spot, and I go by MC Rain...

    No, I don't know how to be a DJ, and I have no musical talent...

    It is a reference to my favorate smack dealer on the south side, shot out to my main man!!! Gotta love his deals on dime bags and talk about pure...

    No, actually, it's just my initial plus my last name. Pretty boring...
     
  23. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Look at yourself, trying to deny what you are. You're a tax man, and we shan't forget it! ;) :D
     
  24. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    jef and hatfield are cartoon characters i came up with

    i combined the two and it almost sounds like a legitimate name

    the "jef" part has one "f", just like the cartoon character from matt groenig
     
  25. McFreggle macrumors 6502

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    ... or like in Dutch ;-)

    ('Jef' is here a rather old-fashioned name. But I'm sure you're young at heart. You have a Mac :p)

    k.
     

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