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What does your screen name mean/how'd you come up with it?

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posted on Aug, 29 2007 @ 05:30 AM
Well i live in the Sth Hemisphere & i am always looking up at the stars .. wondering whats up there & always wishing that i could travel into space just looks so peaceful up there

posted on Aug, 29 2007 @ 04:22 PM
Chose the nick 'NotOnMyWatch' simply to reflect my attitude of being alert to what is going on around me. It just pi$$ed me off how the gubbermint is trying to sneak things past us! I cannot believe *they* are trying that, AND seemingly getting away with it! grrrrrr. If we are at least alert am hoping we won't get caught off guard again. Far too many people in America and elsewhere are blind to the truths that are right in front of their noses. Just trying to keep an open mind, open eyes, and help others do the same.


[edit on 8/29/2007 by NotOnMyWatch]

posted on Aug, 29 2007 @ 11:26 PM
one day a few years ago i decided i needed a new name for playing counter-strike under i couldn't think of anything so i bashed the keyboard randomly and ivzm came out....since that day i use it for more or less anything on the web

posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 10:22 AM
My screen name is my Renaissance Faire Charachter- Cuhail McMurphy (Pictured in my avatar is me, in garb, at Faire).

"Cuhail" (cool) is my tribute to Fionn MacCumhail (Finn McCool), an old legend of Irish Mythology and rumored to be a giant. "Mc" means "son of" or "decended from" and "Murphy" is my REAL nickname since I was three days old.
Hence- Cuhail McMurphy or Cuhail, decended from Murphy.

Oddly enough (or not, my family is VERY Irish), my real-life niece is named Niamh (nee-iv) after Fionn MacCumhail's Son's wife.

So, that's why I'm Cuhail...because I'm cool.

posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:31 PM
My name is the name I use on everything online, sometimes with a UK suffix.

Basically,I was reading a history book when I was at school when I happened on the 'Shortest War in History'. Britain shelled Zanzibar for 45ish minutes, in which time Zanzibar surrendered. Thinking it was a cool sounding name and that it had some meaning behind it, I started using it.

Unfortunately, a few short months after I started using it, Halo 2 came out and now alot of people think I got it from there, which of course, I didn't.

One day I'm going to visit Zanzibar. Can't wait.

Bit of info on Zanzibar

posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 04:15 PM
I guess mine is pretty self-explanitory. I'm a closet Star Trek fan!

Nice thread! I'm always curious about why people chose their names.

posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 04:30 PM
I was 16 and wanted an intimidating name for when I played online games (starting with Descent), so I came up with Kruel - I used a K instead of a C simply for uniqueness.

I'm really quite harmless though... mostly.

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 12:19 AM

Originally posted by GENERAL EYES

"General Eyes" - just another pair of peepers lurking about.

Also, "generalize" - because I take a middle of the road approach to some issues...

Cool. So what, if you don't mind saying, is the symbol you use for your Avatar?

I have a sense that this is a VERY important symbol for you.

If you don't want to get into it, no problem. Just curious.

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 12:23 AM
Great Thread!!!!


Latin for:

"Always Strong"


posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 02:12 PM
It's based on a state of dreaming, but being awake at the same time, kinda close to day dreaming but more lucid. I find my most creative side and catharsis when not just fully in one conciousness at a time. The movie Waking Life is a good example.

posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 12:34 PM
My name is a combination.

What it means to me is a poor man's James Bond and also from the sticky goop bondo because I tend to leave a lasting impression (so, I've noticed on other boards). Believe me, it's not always a good one either. Kinda like a piece of old gum stuck to your shoe.

Wow, I feel kind of weird giving it up even though the James Bond part is easily figured. Anyone else feel that way?

I'm actually stalling trying to decide if I want to post this or not. Why? Who knows! I'm not really paranoid....wait, what was that? Did you hear that? They're coming! I know it!

posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 08:00 PM
This is my real name.

posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 08:18 PM

Originally posted by The Parallelogram
This is my real name.

So, can we call you "The"? Or would you prefer Mr. Parallelogram?

posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 08:56 PM
i like /_/ but it's a lot of trouble. just "the artist formerly known as The Parallelogram" will do nicely, thanks.

[edit on 12-9-2007 by The Parallelogram]

posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 02:58 PM
Well, as many have noticed from my avatar, my name is from a really cool star picture. It is part of an explosion that took place roughly 14,000 years ago. As a native American, this is about the time frame when my ancestors came to this part of the world, and I find it ties in nicely.

Also, since it is the Pencil Nebula, and I enjoy writing, there's another tie in.

It's interesting to read this thread and see how people chose their name.

posted on Sep, 22 2007 @ 03:41 AM
My name was the most important lion headed goddess of Egypt (Sekhmet) tho spelled slightly wrong but its all good cause Im male! and apart from that I didnt know how to spell it at the time! First I liked the sound of the name, and I feel a strong feminine energy in me and life.. then I liked the sound of her, and besides, Im a leo so it all made sense Im born under her in egypts signs.. as I found out later.

Yes Ive changed my avatar I like this one better.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 10:57 AM
The day before I registered here me and a bunch of friends were having a beach party and... well I don't remember much what happened that night. Neither do my friends. We passed out, on the beach.

Beached and comatose.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 11:12 AM
^ Nice one!!

I couldn't think of a name so I just opened the dictionary up to a random page, closed my eyes and pointed to a word and that's the username I've been using for a couple years now, haha. It means a tingling sensation or somethin' like that.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 11:20 AM
Always have been - Always will be!

Cheeky, cheeky very cheeky!

And my boy was born in the year of the Monkey - Hence he is now the most important animal in the world to me!


posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 12:41 PM
Very cool thread !

Mine is actually quite mundane.

When I started playing EQ, I knew
I wanted to be a Rogue, but wanted
to be original in naming him.

There is a piece of agriculture equ-
ipment called a Combine.
Manufactured by Lexion.

My Rogue became Lexion Combine.

Been using Lexion ever since.

(at one point, I was ranked in the top
10 in the Mithaniel Marr server)

Reference :

Hope I don't get in any trouble.


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