How did you pick your screen name

Sunday, December 7, 2008 by Brysgirl | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

I was looking at some submissions for the GUI's when I thought to myself, "What made them think of that screen name?"From that thought and many like it, I decided to start this thread to enlighten others who might be asking themselves the same question.

So, if you could please share with the community how you chose your screen name, it would be greatly appreciated!

I'll start, My husband's name is Brian so, inevitably I am Brysgirl!(I'm sure the science behind that was mind-boggling)

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ImStein
Reply #21 Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:04 PM

Reply #17

 

Too......much.......reading.

 

ImStein...part of my last name( I'm Stein...family joke) From that it has morphed into Immy at some other sites....which also stands for I am me ( an epiphany I had after my divorce, which was part of what kept me away from here for three years)

There it is, in a nut shell.

Xiandi
Reply #22 Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:12 PM

Mine is just my name in another language (Chinese) that I got off of a coffee cup that I got for my birthday. I later found out it's also the name of a Chinese emperor.

TheMasterBaron
Reply #23 Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:27 PM

In my younger days (early 80's) when floppy disks were around and I lived in Germany (thats where Baron came from), my sig was "The Disk Baron".  For many years I went by just The Baron, until I had to make an xbox live account and that along with many other variations were taken.  After tying several names prefixes like "Mr" and "Sir", i tried "Master" and it worked.

messiah1
Reply #24 Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:30 PM

Mine was my callsign in the Marines.  I chose that specifically to niggle a Sergeant of mine that was a devout Christian (I'm an atheist).  He told us we needed callsigns, I chose messiah.  He said "You're not the messiah."  And I said "How do you know?".  He tried to make me change it but it wasn't going to happen.  When I joined here, somebody already had messiah, so I tacked a real original 1 on the end and viola.

DrJBHL
Reply #25 Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:46 PM

ALMonty
DrJ

I get it you are a basketball fan.

Actually? No. Dr should be obvious. J is the first letter of my famiily name. Patients and nurses always called me "Dr. J."

If I used my call sign (IDF) I would be "Toren". I might take it again.

airwolf48044
Reply #26 Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:08 PM

Well mine is a 3 parter. Air= Air Force Was in the USAF for 8 Years

                                  Wolf= My favorite animal cause I was stationed out West in Wyoming and was always around them and would hear them at night sometimes.

                                  Airwolf= My favorite TV Show about the Helicopter that could do it all. and Jan Micheal Vincent was hot....lol

 

 

And also into genealogy for anyone else that wants to know....lol

bk13GarbageMan
Reply #27 Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:11 PM

Mine is just what I am, Within the 5 boroughs of New York City, The N.Y.C. Department of Sanitation has 59 District Garages,

3 in Staten Island (SI), 14 in Queens (Q), 12 in The Bronx (Bx), 12 in Manhattan (M), and 18 in Brooklyn (Bk). I am a Sanitation Worker (Garbage Man)   at the Brooklyn 13 Garage. Therefore, I am a bk13garbageman!!!

ALMonty
Reply #28 Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:16 PM

Patients and nurses always called me "Dr. J."

I'm afraid to ask.....A Doctor of ....?

ZubaZ
Reply #29 Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:23 PM

Back in the day the warehouse manager at the sporting goods store I worked at lost a shipment of Zubaz brand pants.  So he's yelling "ZUBAZ!!" and I happen to walk into the warehouse and say "what's up?" or some such thing.  Thus I was tagged in meatspace.  Compuserve was just allowing members to switch to names from numbers so there I was.  Zubaz.  That was back in '91 or '92.

For a short while I was a member of a A-Wing squadron on CS and went by Lurker1.  I dug that nick a lot but people would always end up calling be some variant of Zubaz. 

CarGuy1
Reply #30 Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:24 PM

What is Fuzzy Logic?

  ...Once again the story is told. I am glad to see you took the name back, Fuzzy. Now you just need to photoshop some vulcan ears on that dino.

Mine is from all the years that I've worked in the automotive industry. I work for a rental car company and trade cars every few days so the neighbors little girl started calling me "that Car Guy'.

karmat
Reply #31 Sunday, December 7, 2008 10:09 PM

When setting up my first email account on my home oomputer a long time ago, I used a mix of my name (Karen) and my son's name (Matthew) and wound up with karmat. It doesn't hurt that it has karma in it!

Wizard1956
Reply #32 Sunday, December 7, 2008 10:10 PM

Wizard was my CB handle for decades.No longer into radio,I decided to use it for my nick.The 1956 is the year I was hatched.

rustysam
Reply #33 Sunday, December 7, 2008 10:16 PM

i pray all is well with you.

rustysam
Reply #34 Sunday, December 7, 2008 10:17 PM

My nickname is Rusty and for some reason my father always called me Sam.  Hence...rustysam

Tiggz
Reply #35 Sunday, December 7, 2008 11:02 PM

When I first started online gaming, back in the days of the original Unreal Tournament, I was so embarassingly bad I would change my gaming nick every few days just to distance myself from the immense noobosity I had been displaying. I ended up calling myself EasyTiger as a tongue-in-cheek reminder to myself to relax and enjoy the game. I stuck with the nick, it got shortened to Tiggz by my gaming friends, I started skinning...

PuterDudeJim
Reply #36 Sunday, December 7, 2008 11:21 PM

My real name is Karen Lowe, so I spelled out my first initial and last name in Leet - k10w3 (k lowe).

Wow, I grew up knowing a Karen Lowe.....not from Bristol, TN. are ya? Brothers named Terry and Jaime?

PuterDudeJim
Reply #37 Sunday, December 7, 2008 11:22 PM

I use the same nick for almost everything. I am really into my "Puter" and the name seemed to fit.

vStyler
Reply #38 Sunday, December 7, 2008 11:22 PM

I just thought.. whats the dumbest thing i could use.

PuterDudeJim
Reply #39 Sunday, December 7, 2008 11:25 PM

When setting up my first email account on my home oomputer a long time ago, I used a mix of my name (Karen) and my son's name (Matthew) and wound up with karmat. It doesn't hurt that it has karma in it!

Please don't be mad....I was thinking of a car floormat.

WebGizmos
Reply #40 Sunday, December 7, 2008 11:27 PM

Mines real simple...I entered the World Wide "Web" on a webtv years ago and started building a website with it using all these "Gizmos." Needed a name for the site and it seemed pretty logical. WebGizmos was born.

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