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medievalelks
05-15-2008, 11:39 AM
What does yours mean? There are some pretty arcane ones out there, including my own, which I came up with by typing my name in an anagram generator on the web.

maxorator
05-15-2008, 11:46 AM
My cat's name + random gibberish.

swgh
05-15-2008, 11:49 AM
SWGH

Is a quote combined from Red Dwarf.

Cat, fequently spoke to Rimmer with the phrase: "Say What Goalpost Head"? Hence where I got mine from :p

whiteflags
05-15-2008, 11:50 AM
Well if you take my name and scramble it, you'd get something like "irate hulks jolt", so clearly I needed something better.

P.S: Love Red Dwarf by the way

brewbuck
05-15-2008, 11:51 AM
What does yours mean? There are some pretty arcane ones out there, including my own, which I came up with by typing my name in an anagram generator on the web.

I'm a brewer (of beer), thus "brewbuck" -- I don't really have an explanation for the "buck" part.

laserlight
05-15-2008, 11:53 AM
I'm a brewer (of beer), thus "brewbuck" -- I don't really have an explanation for the "buck" part.
You get money ("bucks") for brewing beer?

twomers
05-15-2008, 12:00 PM
Mine's an orientation of my surname.

Daved
05-15-2008, 12:09 PM
Daved was formed from "Devil's advocate" when I added a second username to another forum so I could argue the opposing side of a discussion when the others arguing that side were doing it really poorly.

h3ro
05-15-2008, 12:09 PM
Mine is from way back, when I was playing counter strike. Everyone wanted a really cool name all the time, so I started calling me h3ro as a joke when I was playing. H3ro was the worst name I could come up with, but for some reason I got stuck with it.

DavidP
05-15-2008, 12:11 PM
If "Daved" stands for "Devil's advocate" it should be "Devad"

medievalelks
05-15-2008, 12:14 PM
I'm a brewer (of beer), thus "brewbuck" -- I don't really have an explanation for the "buck" part.

I was going to guess you graduated from Ohio State...

Daved
05-15-2008, 12:14 PM
>> If "Daved" stands for "Devil's advocate" it should be "Devad"
Yeah, but I didn't want it to be obvious that's what was happening.

SlyMaelstrom
05-15-2008, 12:17 PM
Given to me back in, I believe, 2001 by a clan in Star Wars Jedi Knight 2. Everyone in the clan had an equally lame name regarding how unstoppable of a force they were. "Sly" was relating to my personal character and "Maelstrom" was relating to how awesome I was. They picked "Sly," I picked "Maelstrom" because I liked the word ever since I had heard it in the song Chimera by Bad Religion.

A few years later I found that someone else was also using the name and is apparently really into porn (as if to say that I'm not). I spoke with him once two years back and to my dismay, he makes me look like a fool when it comes to programming... so not only am I not the only "SlyMaelstrom" on the internet... I'm not even the best programmer with the name "SlyMaelstrom" on the internet.

SlyMaelstrom
05-15-2008, 12:19 PM
>> If "Daved" stands for "Devil's advocate" it should be "Devad"
Yeah, but I didn't want it to be obvious that's what was happening.Call me blunt, but I don't think I would have came to the conclusion that Devad was shorthand for Devil's Advocate if you had used it in the discussion. :p

Mario F.
05-15-2008, 12:22 PM
Shouldn't be replying here since my screen name is obviously my real name. But it is indeed a mystery even to me why I chose it.

Even since the BBS days, my screename was always either marfig or Krugar. The first is obvious, Krugar was my first D&D character when I was introduced to this pen & paper RPG. This is the only place I wasn't either.

brewbuck
05-15-2008, 12:24 PM
You get money ("bucks") for brewing beer?

I wish that were true... Technically I'm a software engineer :) Although there are plans developing for a microbrewery.

twomers
05-15-2008, 12:37 PM
>> Although there are plans developing for a microbrewery.
Same here, actually. Though more of a micro-distillery...

SlyMaelstrom
05-15-2008, 12:57 PM
>> Although there are plans developing for a microbrewery.
Same here, actually. Though more of a micro-distillery...Cool, I was thinking of maybe starting up a micro-meth lab in my basement. Maybe we can cross-promote.

brewbuck
05-15-2008, 01:17 PM
Cool, I was thinking of maybe starting up a micro-meth lab in my basement. Maybe we can cross-promote.

Are you insulting us? :)

SlyMaelstrom
05-15-2008, 01:40 PM
Are you insulting us? :)Not at all... I think it's a good dream to own a microbrewery if you're into that. Personally, I hated the few microbrews that I've tried, but then I don't really like beer that much in any case... I personally like the Dell of beers: Amstel Light... or is that the Everex of beers?

I perosonally dream of building and selling creatively designed, unique computer cases... but that's just me.

Fordy
05-15-2008, 01:54 PM
It's the name the chief scientist gave me when I was first switched on.

abh!shek
05-15-2008, 02:10 PM
It's the name the chief scientist gave me when I was first switched on.

lol :D

abachler
05-15-2008, 03:11 PM
bachler, its old german, it means from down by the stream

Dino
05-15-2008, 03:34 PM
Duh mine. I'm going to change it to be just another obscure entity like the rest of you. I'll come back reincarnated as some obscure fictional character from literature. Or maybe a relational operator. Or perhaps with some latin phrase that sounds smart. And 22 posts away from 1000 too.

I worked with a guy back in '84 whose logon ID was socrates. He was about 4 1/2' tall, thick glasses, receding hairline for the young man he was, and a stereotypical attitude to go along with his height. A while went by and I got to know him better. Then, he did something really stupid one day. I asked him if his choice of logon id name was really warranted. He looked at me in dismay for about 5 seconds and walked off. He changed it shortly thereafter.

whiteflags
05-15-2008, 03:41 PM
No need, just PM webmaster or kermi3 about a name change.

Mario F.
05-15-2008, 05:19 PM
That's fine and all, but I need to know; what's the stereotypical attitude of someone 4 1/2' tall?

Thantos
05-15-2008, 05:20 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_complex

GanglyLamb
05-15-2008, 05:52 PM
Mine comes from:



awkwardly tall and spindly; lank and loosely built.

and


3.a person who is gentle, meek, innocent, etc.: Their little daughter is such a lamb.


Of course, you got to situate the time when I chose this name, I started growing very fast at young age... and at that time I was the tallest, thinnest person of the whole class .... I may have lost that tallest status by now, but I'm certainly still very thin - if anyone knows a diet to gain weight please share it with me...

I've already tried eating fastfood for a couple of weeks but to no avail.... I read somewhere that I dont gain weight because I have a fast metabolism anyhow ... it sucks because really if I would calculate my BMI it would be: 18.59 (which is just incredibly low :().

So my next attempt will be: eat healthy like I usually do, but exercise alot, this way I might gain some weight by producing muscle mass....

Sorry for bothering you all with my weight complexes :p.

As for the lamb part, at that time I was as innocent as a lamb, that might have changed as well by now.

Mario F.
05-15-2008, 06:30 PM
I suffer from a similar condition Gangly (although I'm average height). On my case it's because my body isn't efficient enough gathering nutrients/whatever from what I eat. It was diagnosed when I was 8 since at that time I was actually dangerously thin. Maybe you may want to look into that with your doctor.

As I grew up, I acquired a more satisfactory height:weight ratio. It's still low compared to an average thin person, but nothing like when I was a child. On my case it just happened naturally with no specific diet. However, if it matters, I tend to gain weight when I combine exercise with an healthy diet (ironic, isn't it?).

Elysia
05-15-2008, 06:50 PM
Well, since everyone is discussing their usernames...
This one is just a name I've found on the web. A fantasy name, I believe. According to the site where I got it from and long since forgotten, it's supposed to mean "blissful beauty."
Well, in any case, I liked the name so I picked it.

Yoshi
05-15-2008, 08:00 PM
The green thing that runs around and eats things.

whiteflags
05-15-2008, 08:06 PM
Nice to see you're still around, Yoshi.

zacs7
05-15-2008, 08:13 PM
Mine is just my first & second name combined along with a 7... I don't know why.

Yes people hate names with numbers in them, but it's a username -- eventually they'll have to use numbers. Was going to change it but, cbf + any new sites I register on 'zacs7' is never taken :)

brewbuck
05-15-2008, 09:55 PM
Well, since everyone is discussing their usernames...
This one is just a name I've found on the web. A fantasy name, I believe. According to the site where I got it from and long since forgotten, it's supposed to mean "blissful beauty."
Well, in any case, I liked the name so I picked it.

Elysia is a genus of sea slug.

zacs7
05-15-2008, 10:10 PM
Suits him well then :)

MacGyver
05-15-2008, 10:40 PM
Suits him well then :)

Ouch.

manav
05-15-2008, 10:55 PM
I will stick with "manav" :D
manav is HINDI word which means Human in ENGLISH

edit: by the way there is mike_g clone on the board, mike__g
did anyone notice?

Wraithan
05-16-2008, 12:39 AM
I needed a name for a character I was starting in EverQuest, it was an Iksar, which is a lizardman. I had just finished reading a book, The Last Dragonlord I believe was the name, the main character was a human that could shapeshift into a dragon and his name was Linden Rathan, Linden being his human name and Rathan being his dragon name. So I was going to reverse it and use it, but Rathan was already a taken first name, so I modified it a couple times until it went through, the fact that it starts with Wraith is purely accidental. My full gaming name now a days is Wraithan Lindane, so if you see that name, or just Wraithan you can assume it is me, not many/anyone else uses it, though there are some variations I have ran into over the years (been using it for ~8 years now) I am the one true Wraithan.

zacs7
05-16-2008, 01:21 AM
I thought you were some dude from Stargate Atlantis ... Oh well :(

CornedBee
05-16-2008, 01:42 AM
Just search for the last such thread.

Elysia
05-16-2008, 05:26 AM
Elysia is a genus of sea slug.

Whatever you want to say. I don't use a definition myself, it was merely the one on the site I found it.

(::)
05-16-2008, 05:49 AM
i am from four dots planet hence my user name contains a picture of my planet.

(::)

nakedBallerina
05-18-2008, 09:34 PM
Naked Ballerina is just the name of a recent series of paintings I did. People started tacking it to me. In reality I am neither naked nor a ballerina.

Dale L

cboard_member
05-19-2008, 01:23 AM
Mine's my dog's Kennel Club affix and I think it's a province in South Africa... I would check but, weird, neither google nor wikipedia are working for me.

P4R4N01D
05-19-2008, 01:38 AM
P4R4N01D is a reference to gaming when very likely there is someone out to get you, I first used in in Starcraft, and now I use it for everything. Incase you haven't noticed, I enjoy writing things in 1337, it looks better. Without watching the Surreal vid, I wouldn't have noticed how using Clawfinger's "They're out to get me" as a soundtrack worked so well with CS (and RTSs as well).

cboard_member
05-19-2008, 02:10 AM
>> I enjoy writing things in 1337, it looks better.

Does it really?

zacs7
05-19-2008, 04:52 AM
> Does it really?
y3r dn uno? 1 h4s ro3p.

CornedBee
05-19-2008, 05:55 AM
ro3p???

twomers
05-19-2008, 11:01 AM
>> I enjoy writing things in 1337, it looks better
I can only guess that you're joking as I can't see any spelling errors or punctuation errors in your post... which means your name is ironic. I like you. You'll go far.

brewbuck
05-19-2008, 11:27 AM
ro3p???

Enough ro3p to hang yourself?