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Topic # 153479 28-Sep-2014 16:01
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So where did everybody get their nicknames from , was it something sitting in front of you when you came up with it ??.

How many iterations of it has there been.

Mine is actually from a car I had at the time a Mazda eunos presso. I used to go by Ice2003 back in my day of irc.

Its a funny old world and how people come up with their names.

Most places now I am Mspec which is based on my model of car.




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  Reply # 1143002 28-Sep-2014 16:04
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Mine comes from my mainframe days. The login standard for this company was FullLastNameFirstNameInitial - freitasm it was.

Nothing fancy, but going on 25 years...






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  Reply # 1143003 28-Sep-2014 16:06
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I use raytaylor because i am dyslexic and find it really hard to associate screennames with actual names, let alone remember someones actual name.
Also when I am interacting with others in the IT community at my day job, they realise who I am because they have seen my name on GZ and instantly respect me as a well known person in the industry.




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  Reply # 1143004 28-Sep-2014 16:06
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I'm afraid that there isn't much of a story behind mine; when I made a WoW character back in 2007 I couldn't think of a good name so I just kept hitting Randomise until I got one that I liked. It stuck.

Edit: And my friends started dropping the H, so it's typically pronounced "be-o-dar".

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  Reply # 1143010 28-Sep-2014 16:22
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Mine is the first username I got when I started my first job.

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  Reply # 1143017 28-Sep-2014 16:57
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I shall have a think about the origins of my name over a few rounds of coffee and get back to you.




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My PhD thesis topic was cheese about 20 years ago. Still working in the dairy industry. Funnily enough, a lot of people still call me Dr Cheese at scientific conferences. They've probably forgotten my real name.





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  Reply # 1143020 28-Sep-2014 17:11
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My first email name which was on dialup using CC Mail to a US supplier using their mail server. We were told to make it something that identifies with the country we were from and our initials.

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  Reply # 1143022 28-Sep-2014 17:22
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DrCheese: My PhD thesis topic was cheese about 20 years ago. Still working in the dairy industry. Funnily enough, a lot of people still call me Dr Cheese at scientific conferences. They've probably forgotten my real name.


Do you have a real name?






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  Reply # 1143023 28-Sep-2014 17:23
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Randomly generated user login generated in early 90s.

 

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  Reply # 1143026 28-Sep-2014 17:29
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freitasm:
DrCheese: My PhD thesis topic was cheese about 20 years ago. Still working in the dairy industry. Funnily enough, a lot of people still call me Dr Cheese at scientific conferences. They've probably forgotten my real name.


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  Reply # 1143027 28-Sep-2014 17:33
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Back in intermediate school about 10 years ago, me and a bunch of mates were making our myspace or Bebo accounts at the time and couldn't think of usernames. So we made them for each other. I got given tardtasticx because I think tardtastic was taken. The added x was cool. 

So when I needed a username for something I used that, and now I'm too far in to be bothered changing it haha




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  Reply # 1143030 28-Sep-2014 17:49
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my sons favorite video game was Vexx on the PS 2, he was 8 at the time and he set up my account for Tiger Woods , hes now at university , i still play online with Tiger Woods so i kept the name.

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  Reply # 1143034 28-Sep-2014 18:02
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Mine was based on the ol' Phantom Menace.... Butt Phantom was taken when I reg'd with blizzard and I hate the randomness of numbers on the end so I tacked on my 'geeky' version of my initials (NVD, en-vee-d= envied)

Silly now but as above... to far in to care :)

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  Reply # 1143036 28-Sep-2014 18:10
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My surname is Hand. Handle is pretty obvious from there and my number when I played softball was 9.

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freitasm:
DrCheese: My PhD thesis topic was cheese about 20 years ago. Still working in the dairy industry. Funnily enough, a lot of people still call me Dr Cheese at scientific conferences. They've probably forgotten my real name.


Do you have a real name?




Sure do 😊 But it's a secret. You have to be part of the cheese mafia to know my real name.





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