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    Harder Better Edgier Optimus's Avatar
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    Where does your username come from?

    This is a post so we can share our stories on how we decided our nicknames.

    Basically, "Optimus" is the nickname I used back in NGamer Spain. There, when I registered, I had no idea on which nickname to choose. It caught me reading some shit about Roman culture, exactly on a page which said "Jupiter Optimus Maximus", so I chose Optimus from there, lol.
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    KENTA is the name of one of my favorite wrestlers. I went through a short period of time after Mitsuharu Misawa's death where I would use Japanese wrestler names for my screen name. It went Misawa, to Kawada, to Kobashi, to KENTA. KENTA was the only one not in Japanese. Originally I was that one guy, and the name came from a general feeling that everyone knew who I was but not my name IRL, so to them I was that one guy. I figured I'd transfer it online.

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    It was randomly assigned to me on some other website, and it stuck.
    It was created as a combination of the first 2 letters of my first name, and the first letter of my last name, followed by the year I joined.

    Shitty, isn't it?
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    Milbunk is a random name for a Gnome Warlock in WoW. I thought it was catchy and I've been using it the past 7 seven years.

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    A combination of theocrat and crass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06adi View Post
    It was randomly assigned to me on some other website, and it stuck.
    It was created as a combination of the first 2 letters of my first name, and the first letter of my last name, followed by the year I joined.

    Shitty, isn't it?
    Eh, no. Like I said, my username comes from a random latin phrase I didn't even know the meaning of.

    It's cool like everyone else's here.
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    Wait, your name has NOTHING to do with Optimus Prime?

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    I guess? Optimus Prime comes from latin Optimus, and that. But... In the end, not really.
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    I booted up SMT Nocturne while eating some cereal and started a new game. It required me to enter a first and a last name for my character. I looked at my bowl of cereal and bastardized that word into 'Certis'. Since I needed a last name as well, I looked around in my room once more and saw a balloon. Repeating the earlier process, the name became Certis Baliano.


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    It's my name.

    ...No, really.

    I was surfing around maybe six or seven years ago looking for who knows what, when I came across this site translating names (ie their original meanings) into Tolkien's Elvish. My result:

    BENJAMIN (m.) - Heb. 'son of the right hand' and also 'son of the south'; unfortunately Quenya word for "south" hyarmen is related to hyarya "left", while Hebrew word for "right hand" is related to "south", but Hyarion (-ion "son") would be good
    I thought the name sounded pretty awesome, not to mention I'm a Tolkien fan, so before too long I'd switched screennames and it stuck.

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    im a bird.
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    -Was on iichan or something.
    -Was checking out the ridiculous niche boards there. Think it was the board about crying or something. Yeah, crying.
    -There was a thread about the School Days eroge, specifically Kotonoha in some bad end
    -"Huh, interesting name"
    -I steal it, nobody's going to know where it came from anyway and I needed a new username that wasn't being used by a million other people
    -School Days anime comes out a few years later
    -Goddamn it

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyarion View Post
    It's my name.

    ...No, really.

    I was surfing around maybe six or seven years ago looking for who knows what, when I came across this site translating names (ie their original meanings) into Tolkien's Elvish. My result:

    I thought the name sounded pretty awesome, not to mention I'm a Tolkien fan, so before too long I'd switched screennames and it stuck.
    Reminds me I might as well explain "neyLa" (old BL login name) for Zex or whoever else cares... I used some Elvish name generator thing (don't think it was that one, it was less... er, scientific?), got "Enelya", used it for a username somewhere, realized too late I typoed it as "Eneyla", use it anyway, drop the E for some reason, capitalize the L for absolutely no reason. The end.

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    Years ago I needed to create a nick for some forums, and I wanted it to have some reference to my real name. My childhood pet name Maa (shortening of my real name) means the Earth in Finnish, so I picked one of the Earth's other names. I didn't want to be Mother Earth or Tellus or such, but I had always liked Gaia since I heard it first time, and I'm even a fan of the planet Gaia in Asimov's Foundation and Earth.

    So I became Gaia, the goddess of the Earth. Worship me!
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    Hey Koto.......what about Neyla?

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    > Becomes fan of the trap named Ruca Milda,but no username change yet.
    > Joins RP on a certain forum, using Ruca Milda as my character
    > Becomes TOMODATCHIIIIIIS with the other RPers
    > New RPers join
    > Start calling me by my character name for no reason
    > It stuck.

    To this day I am still referenced as "Krats" by RP oldies, and "Ruca" by new RP people from there.
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    Hitokiri comes from the Japanese word meaning "Man-Slayer," and Nanaya of course is Shiki's "true" last name

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    I chose my name as self-deprecation and as a Take That (y'know...cus I'm Asian). All these OC characters I read about are stupid strong and perfect, and I thought of the Types in the Nasuverse as the strongest and perfect things in it. Since Types embody their planet, I figure I would embody the idea of wanting to be a Type, IE, the strongest. So, TypeWannabe. As in, a fan's odd desire for their character to be the toughest one in their fanfiction.

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    Bastardized latin? Somwhere in Ergo Proxy.


    I feel so cool.

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    jewish-baby eater

    and sama, cus im narcissistic like that

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    Bring is the codename of a character I had in one of my earlier doujin works. I scrapped the idea later on, but I liked the name. So Bring has become somewhat of a recurring name in my work and I often use it as a penname.
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