What's the Story Behind your Username?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by FluffyShutterbug, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Impulse-8

    Impulse-8 That one guy.

    "Impulse" was used to describe one of my basic traits around people in real life and online. It's stuck with me for less than a decade, though also primarily because I don't know what else to call myself.

    I used to like the idea of being called the same online name across all sites/game platforms, but now, I'm uncertain if I always want to be called "Impulse". But again, I don't know any other name that fits me as well.
  2. Ian Duchesne

    Ian Duchesne Stubborn cigarettes addict

    It's my name , Literally !
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  3. Yvvki

    Yvvki Sassy lesser panda.

    When i was a little kid I had this one manga that I really loved called dream Saga. I still have all the books, anyways the main characters name was Yuuki and it just kind of stuck with me. n.n
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  4. Wristan

    Wristan New Member

    Mine is mostly simple, I got into a lot of Dragonlance series of books written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. There's a character named, "Raistlin Majere" and basically me and some friends played D&D back in the day. Well I was trying to think of a name for my mage I created and I really like Rasitlin in those books. Well I didn't want to flat out use his name otherwise my friends would have thought me being super lazy. So I changed out the and add some letter in Raistlin name and Wristan was born(in a sense). Basically I removed the first A, the L, and I and I added a W and A before the N. That's it in a nutshell. I really suck with coming up with names and my friends still thought it was lazy at the time, but it's become my username since. Though recently I've also been using Broderick as a secondary, which also was a name for my cat folk pistolero in a Pathfinder game we played.
  5. Kellan Meig'h

    Kellan Meig'h Kilted Coder

    My name, Kellan Meig'h comes from an ancestry search. Found this name while searching my paternal grandfather's side of the family. Some 1880 census taker mangled my paternal family name and the folks next door, too. He wrote out their name M e i g h, using his bad penmanship. The little tail you're supposed to put on the top bubble of the lower case 'g' was gigantic, looking more like an apostrophe. The head of the house was Killian but it was mangled by the census taker into Kellan. The next census had the "May" family still living on the same land with correctly spelled names, by the way. They were Irish/Scots so they probably pronounced their names "Mee" and the census taker took grand grammatical liberties to spell it out. The May family were probably illiterate itinerant farmers.
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  6. Sombry

    Sombry New Member

    I used to roleplay all the time, especially back when WolfQuest was a thing. Pretty much everyone's character names were just random names that sounded cool, but Sombry was one of my first characters and one of my favorites, so his name has just sort of become my username for a lot of things
  7. Wolf-Snipe

    Wolf-Snipe Member

    Well....my user/nick name was created when i was making another account in Quake Live, when i thought about that weird "combo" i got now("Wolf" - because i like wolves that's should be obvious, but "Snipe" part its more from my IRL nickname Sniper as i'm called in the neighborhood without "r"). It sound weird at first but when after some time playing under that alias i've noticed there's literally no-one with same nick which was(and still is) damm amazing ^^
  8. dozenfish

    dozenfish New Member

    I love fish.
  9. dozenfish

    dozenfish New Member

    WolfQuest! Man, that brings me back.
  10. PixelVixen

    PixelVixen Guest

    Okay, so...

    Pixel Vixen was a hypothetical pseudonym that I would potentially use if I were to ever become a professional illustrator/graphic designer ~ my real name isn't illustrator-y so I thought I'd be all edgy and cool and shit, thinking "yeah, this'll look effing great on my business stationary" XD I was even designing a logo for it and everything XD

    So I just stuck with it as a username for this site. I wasn't entirely clear on the whole username/actual fursona name concept, but since Pixel would represent me *as a hypothetical illustrator*, it might as well be my Vixen 'sonas name XD

    I have another 'Sona, Mai the Celtic Fairy Cat, who I identify as on Fur Affinity. Again, I wasn't entirely clear on the username versus actual character name, so I went with YAMA NEKO as my FA username *mountain cat* XD Plus, I didn't really have my characters totally sorted when I signed up to these sites, so...it's all a bit confusing. I had to just come up with usernames that I would remember XD

    I'd say Pixel is my main character, to avoid confusion, but I just wanted a way to represent Mai as well :) Plus, you can't change your username on FA without starting your account all over, and I'd already posted art and made some fur friends and stuff XD
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  11. Zaddict16

    Zaddict16 Guest

    This is kinda cringy but... Zootopia Addict 2016.
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  12. PixelVixen

    PixelVixen Guest

    XD XD XD
  13. PixelVixen

    PixelVixen Guest

    Yeah, totally sucks :( I just came up with usernames that I could remember thinking I could change them at a later date. Turns out you have to create an entirely new account just for the sake of a name change :S
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  14. Kit H. Ruppell

    Kit H. Ruppell Exterminieren! Exterminieren!

    My fursona's name is Kit Heinrich Ruppell. Simple.
  15. GigaBit

    GigaBit A hyperactive computer lovin' nerd.

    I wanted a "computery" name so I used "MegaByte" for everything. (I'm Such an original person.)
    I then wanted some name that was distinguishable and uncommon from other computer related names so...
    "GigaBit" Was born!
    I sometimes go by GigaBitFloppyDisk. (I find this amusing, since a 3.5 inch floppy disk can only transfer around 500 Kbits/sec)
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  16. spacerogue

    spacerogue New Member

    ok why the hell not.

    Some time 10 years ago I wanted a change, I wanted a name that was completely neutral and not a character like my previous, thus a good friend of mine and me started brainstorming in the chatbox and just throwing words around.
    eventually 'rogue' and 'space' dropped, I put together 'Spacerogue' from that event and never looked back.

    Today the name is still not a character, its a vague link to aiko, but thats all. I'm okay with it being a link like this.
  17. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    I stole mine from a furry friend from Finland, who came to visit for a week, some years back. He was a really awesome person, and a gracious house-guest. Me and my housemate wanted to keep him!

    So I kept his name, instead, which he found funny.

    This was also around the time I changed fursona, from Malamute to Skunk, and Simo sounded like a good name for a Skunk.
  18. Old Fashioned

    Old Fashioned Active Member

    The reasoning behind Old Fashioned is because I love history, there is nothing I would rather do than read some old tome or research some dead person's life.(totally not creepy) I was also thinking about roses so maybe that just cemented it down.
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  19. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    Old rose varieties are quite interesting. Lots of them in bloom now; especially in the backyards of rowhouses, some of the climbing and rambling varieties have gotten really huge, remnants of when so many brick/brownstone rows went up here, during the building boom of the 1890s-1910-ish era. Also, very very fragrant, and ahpids seem to leave them alone.
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