origins of your macrumors username

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  1. evoluzione macrumors 68010

    evoluzione

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    Just browsing the forums when I read this thread and saw scem0 give us the origins/breakdown of his username. Got me thinking, how did everyone go about deciding what to have as their macrumors username????

    mine, is from my favourite car, the "Lancia Delta HF Integrale evoluzione", before the days of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I might add :) but not before the days of the BMW and Mercedes evo's (right iGav??)

    [tangent]hmm, now there's a car that i always dreamed about owning, the BMW M3 evo.[/tangent]


    here it is, in my favourite colour (only on this car mind):
     

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  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    this has been done before...

    vniow- Veronica Niow.

    It's also arranged as an anagram, but that's all I'm going to say about that part.[​IMG]
     
  3. MacAztec macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    MacAztec

    Mac- I use macs...

    Aztec- My highschool is the Palm Desert Aztecs.
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

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    Lets see

    My AIM(aol eww) username - Mrmacman23

    23 came out of the blue... so I dropped it

    And basically that is it. I've had some quite random account over the years but I'm sticking to this.

    The 'Mr' comes from me being to serious and dealing with adult matters when too young to deal with them and macman was already taken so gimme a break. :D
     
  5. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

    RBMaraman

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    The R is the first letter of my first name.
    The B is the first letter of my middle name.
    And Maraman is my last name.

    I'm a simple guy. I have no desire to come up with some flashy nickname. Besides, I think using my initials is more professional.
     
  6. Steradian macrumors 6502

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    Re: this has been done before...

    Wasn't it...EDvniow...?



    My name was just a cool name a found in my physics book, it was handy at the time...I kinda wanna change it to "Lain" because I have always loved that series...
     
  7. vniow macrumors G4

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    Re: Re: this has been done before...

    Nah, I just threw that in there, I forget the reason..[​IMG], didn't seem to fit so I had arn change it.
     
  8. hugemullens macrumors 6502a

    hugemullens

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    my name is mitch mullens....when i was a freshman in highschool i was 6'2" and the basketball coach started calling me huge.....next thing i knew i was HUGEMullens to everyone......now i use it as all my internet handles
     
  9. GeneR macrumors 6502a

    GeneR

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    Well, mine's a no-brainer.

    First name: Gene (Wow! What a revelation!) Last name begins with an 'R'.

    Or does it? :D

    I originally thought about using a clever name. Oh, that's right... I'm not terribly clever! :D
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Re: Re: Re: this has been done before...

    So you had Ed cut off, ouch... :eek:
     
  11. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

    NavyIntel007

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    Mine's pretty obvious. Navy because I am going into the navy after college. Intel because I will be training to become an Intelligence Officer. And 007 cause it seemed like it fit.

    I was going to be phatcat625 but I'm bored with that name.

    By the way 500th post w00t w00t
     
  12. voicegy macrumors 65816

    voicegy

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    Re: this has been done before...

    Ah, yes, vniow, Deja Vu all over again with that one, eh? ;)

    Yes, this has been done before, but, hey, I'll take the excuse to get another post under my belt for that coveted 'tar.

    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.:)

    (and hey, speaking of getting closer to that 500th...Congrats, NavyIntel007!:D)
     
  13. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    I guess I just wanted to be as cool as this guy:
     

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  14. voicegy macrumors 65816

    voicegy

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    Flowbee, is Alameda the place where "...they keep the Newquier Vwessels?":p
     
  15. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    yeah...definitely done this one a few times...

    but since I'm too lazy to do a search...

    "eyelikeart" was a handle I chose for my screenname on AOL about 6 years ago. I wanted a name that spoke something about me, "I like art." ;)
     
  16. sillymacgirl macrumors member

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    I don't know...

    I have the Poop Master to thank for my name! So you'll have to ask him where it came from!
     
  17. scem0 macrumors 604

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    From another thread:

     
  18. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

    wsteineker

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    Well let's see here. My name is Alfred William Steineker IV, so my logins for different accounts (home machines, school accounts, unix accounts at old job) have all been some version of what I currently sport on the board. wsteineker was a lot nicer than awsteine so it stuck. I know it's bland as hell, but you asked. I wanted it to be TripMaster69, but I knew no one would EVER take me seriously, and I'm just not sure everyone would know it was a joke. :)

    BTW, congrats on the avatar Navy. I'll be seeing you in the 500 club real soon. :)
     
  19. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    'taint clever, but...

    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.
     
  20. bombensington macrumors regular

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    Re: 'taint clever, but...

    i used to have 2 kitties...bombay and kensington (i got bombay in the breakup, so now i just have her). anyway, when they would do naughty stuff (which was often), it got too long to say "bombay and kensington"...so we shortened it to bombensington.


    yay for stephen malkmus!!! we're from the same hometown...i love pavement. have you checked out their new dvd, slow century? i highly recommend it.
     
  21. chewbaccapits macrumors 6502a

    chewbaccapits

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    I wanted to find an original name on my yahoo e-mail account, so I guess right with chewbacca+pits...Chewbacca, because, thats my pet name for my wife....I know, its a crappy name, but she's beautiful and looks nothing like the wookie...I just enjoy the juxtaposed aspect of it. And 'pits' because the word isn't used enough in our vernacular....


    CHEWBACCAPITS :)
     
  22. MacBandit macrumors 604

    MacBandit

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    My first street bike was a Suzuki Bandit 400. Also around the same time I got internet access of my own for the first time somewhere around '93. Well I used Bandit as my handle for years and eventually it just became MacBandit. I've lucked out so far and have been able to use it almost everywhere I go without running into other people who got there first with it.
     
  23. MacBandit macrumors 604

    MacBandit

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    Is her nickname due to some sort of guttaral noise she makes when arroused?:D
     
  24. irmongoose macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    Although it has nothing to do with my name, mongoose was my nickname for a while... and the IR comes from IR Baboon form the IM Weasel show on Cartoon Network.. it all comes from back in those days... :p



    irmongoose
     
  25. DreaminDirector macrumors 6502a

    DreaminDirector

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    Ba da bing, ba da bang....

    well, I was a advertising major who loves film. I tend to love thinking and I'm working hard at becoming a director, hence I am a "dreaming director"

    I guess I wasn't dreaming too hard when I came up with my handle.
     

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