Explain Your Username

Ashley S

Adherent
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Jul 16, 2011
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What is the reason you chose your username? What's the story behind it?
 

Phillip

The Priest
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Aug 28, 2013
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4,547
I have chosen my name cause obvious reasons, hah. It's my name.
 

Klaatu

Fan
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Mar 1, 2010
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I usually choose my usernames based on music, movies, TV shows, or books that are fresh on my mind. So I must've chosen this username based on either the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still or the band Klaatu (I'm a fan of both.)
 

Ryan Ashbrook

IPS Developer
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Jan 26, 2004
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I used to have specific aliases for specific sites, but decided it's just easier to use my name.
 

Joeychgo

TAZ Administrator
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Feb 28, 2004
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Way back in the day - pre internet - there was AOL...

AOL had chat rooms. One of the common questions was "where are you from" - and the other was "What is your real Name" --

I'm from Chicago. My name is Joey.

Hence - JoeyChgo - It cut 2 common questions out and made things faster.
 

zappaDPJ

Administrator
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Aug 26, 2010
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I was a member of a Frank Zappa tribute band for long while and a life long fan of the great man himself. When I first joined the Internet my ISP asked me for a 'user name' :unsure: I had no idea what that was but after an explanation I suggested 'zappa' which of course was taken so I added 'DPJ' which means nothing to anyone but me :)
 

KimmiKat

Adherent
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Mar 21, 2005
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346
Mine was originally my cousins when she ran a mboard. When she turned it over to me, I simply kept it since Kim is also middle name.
 

PoetJC

⚧ Jacquii: Kween of Hearts ⚧
Joined
Jul 9, 2006
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You'll love this then -- My wife's cousin is Kate Mulgrew
WOW. Amazing. One of my fave star trek characters of all-time! And then her roll in OITNB. Wow!!! <3
I'm Jacquii Cooke and my first forum was a poetry forum. I'm a poet = PoetJC

J.
 

LisaMcdowell8

Neophyte
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Feb 4, 2020
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I don’t know how to come up with different pseudonyms, I feel uncomfortable when people call me not by name, so this is just my full name. I would like to come up with something more interesting. Have a nice day, everyone!
 

PoetJC

⚧ Jacquii: Kween of Hearts ⚧
Joined
Jul 9, 2006
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I don’t know how to come up with different pseudonyms, I feel uncomfortable when people call me not by name, so this is just my full name. I would like to come up with something more interesting. Have a nice day, everyone!
Welcome to TAZ! Great profile pic.

J.
 

Gamecharmer

Aspirant
Joined
Dec 26, 2006
Messages
28
I came up with this name for the Game Shark forums in the early 2000s. It worked fairly well at the time. To separate another world from this username, I totally stole "The Ignorant Masses" from the ultimate move in the game Chaos Legion when that came out. Years later, that lead to my more modern username of "Gene Timothy Cromwell", a combination of GC and TIM. :D
 
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