How or why did you choose your nickname?

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How or why did you choose your nickname?

Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:39 PM

Sometimes it's easy to tell why a person chose their nickname. Others are harder to tell.


Here's why I chose OliveOyl:
I was in a Christian chat room about seven years ago. You chose a different nickname every time you logged in, and you had a choice of colors for your font. People tried to pick different colors so their words would stand out from the rest and it was easier to keep track of who said what. I wasn't very imaginative, so if my font that day was red, my nickname that day was Red. One day I decided to pick the ugliest color, because it wasn't very popular, and I would be the only one with olive colored font. So my name was Olive. That was kind of plain, so I added Oyl to it. The name stuck with me, and now I'm always OliveOyl for the Internet sites I use.


So why did you choose yours?
:)

This post has been edited by OliveOyl3471: 20 June 2008 - 11:41 PM


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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:59 PM

I chose mine some 7 years ago as well, in an entirely different environment. I was getting Xbox Live for the first time, and needed to come up with a cool username to say who I was online. I wanted somethign that people would be able to remember, and yet something that was more than just a bunch of letters mashed together. After a while of playing around with names, and because I was into a lot of beta applications back then I decided that Beta is a cool word, and because the primary reason I was getting xbox live was for Halo 2 I chose War, upon smashing the two together I came up with BetaWar. My GamerTag, adn Username for all forums I go to.

It is fairly simple, but I enjoyed it and it began to stick with me, so I kept it.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:02 AM

It's a song name from one of my favorite bands.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:18 AM

Wow, that is a lot more simple than I would have though it would be :)
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:49 AM

My name was created by a psuedo-random letter generator.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 01:20 AM

My nickname d10x1d3 or dioxide, was picked at random. Most of my past nicknames have to do with a chemical name, a random word, or what ever. So then i just use numbers instead of letters to jazz it up a bit. xD
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:05 AM

hmm... every1's name is so kewl.

i used to use 2 nicks: goku and silverblaze.

Silverblaze is the most common one i used.

I was a great fan of Sherlock Holmes and Silverblaze is the name of a horse in one of the stories in it. When i read that story i suddenly feel so close to tht name nd i decided to make it my pet name. also i havnt seen this named used by others much. :) . This name is with me for the past 5yrs.

Goku.. well i think u all kne hu it is.. its my fav charater. ;) ...
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 04:28 AM

my name have no meaning at all. it just came pop up in my head at that time and I've been using this name for long time now. :rolleyes:
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:26 AM

My name is my name.... no need to guess...

loke id my surname
f and s is first word in my firstname
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 08:42 AM

Once upon a time, many many moons ago, I was a pen and paper D&D nut.

My first character was a dwarven warrior named Aldora Benign. She was the bearded bitch.

Three years ago, when I started my Guild Wars addiction, the first character I created was a warrior named Aldora Benign - named after the D&D character.

When I was asked to make a website for my guild, just as a personal joke, I added a copyright for "BenignDesign".

The name stuck and became the name of my freelance business.

When I came to DIC, I was looking for help on a freelance project and used my business name for my username.

And here I am - from D&D nerd to code monkey. Yay!
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 09:55 AM

My name goes back to my days (you guessed it) in Cambodia. We were given orders to search and find a sniper who we knew lived in a friendly village, otherwise do no harm (aka DNH) We got all the villagers together, lined them up, walked up and down showing this assholes photo, and no one talked. Since no one talked, I gave the order to burn the village. My corp. reminded me of the standing dnh order, and my reply was "Piss on the orders"... all the way back to the camp they called me Sgt. Whiz, and since I generally have a "piss on it" attitude the name has kind of stuck in one version or another, Whiz, Whizzer, but since my life has toned down a bit with the wife, and kiddies, and since I have mellowed and chilled out a bit, I prefer the more distinguished title of "Whizzy"...
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 11:08 AM

nice name heh

-Simply no need to guess, My username is my First name.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 11:26 AM

I'm pretty sure I saw a thread like this a few months ago. :P

Anyway, my screen name is absolutely meaningless. It was a word that I made up in German class a few years ago, and it just really annoyed my German teacher. (I'm one of those annoying people) So it just kinda stuck.

I actually said it when I was trying to be clever and answer a question (No smart arse comments, this is when I first started learning):
Q: Say "I can't go out, because I have work [to do]"
A: "ich kann nicht ausgehen, weil ich gabe habe"
(I took gabe from Hausaufgabe)

Probably too much information there, but I'm bored... -_-
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 11:37 AM

Yes this thread has been done a few times over.

But anyways, look at my sig and it will explain mine.
Also I would like to note I am the one and only Nykc - there is an imposter running around on Xbox live with the Nykc handle.

I was the only Nykc since 2000.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:43 PM

I like the cat off Austin Powers (Mr.Bigglesworth) and thought id add a 2008 to it. :)

Its easy to remember so i use biggles for most internet things :P
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