What made you choose your nickname?

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Post by Breeze » June 20th, 2013, 1:04 am

Breeze was a name a couple of my friends thought of once. They were calling me something else which sounded rather stupid(thought I), so I asked to be called something else. They have since forgotten all about and I am not going to remind them, but I thought it was kind of cool and started using it on the internet. It's also kinda short for my real name.

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Post by Morlock » June 21st, 2013, 11:37 am

Fits your location, Breeze. :)

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Post by ShiNeko » June 21st, 2013, 2:32 pm

Shi Neko means Purple Cat in Japanese (or so I think, I don't actually know Japanese. Well I know that "Shi" has many meanings). I have this nick for a long time already. At that time I was a huge anime fan, that is why it is in Japanese. Why it is "Purple Cat"... well, I don't know myself.

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Post by ekzemplaro » June 21st, 2013, 8:09 pm

Hello Nastya san,

So your nickname is 紫猫.
These are Chinese characters used in Japanese.
紫 means purple.
猫 means a cat.


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Post by ShiNeko » June 24th, 2013, 6:33 am

Thanks, Masa-san! I'll save this :)

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Post by ElleyKat » June 26th, 2013, 9:37 am

What fun responses! :)
My real name is Rochelle, but I generally go by Elley. At the time I came up with this user name, cats were my favorite animal, and I thought "ElleyKat" was cute, sounds like alley cat... Which is why lots of emails and messages and things never get to me, because when I tell someone my username/email/whatever is "elleykat" they go send to "alleycat". LOL. Whoops!

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Post by GardenerOfStars » June 26th, 2013, 9:46 am

So many cool names and responses here :)

My nick originates from a poem by Francis Thompson- "A Dead Astronomer"

Begins with

Starry amorist, starward gone,
Thou art--what thou didst gaze upon!
Passed through thy golden garden's bars,
Thou seest the Gardener of the Stars.

Hey, maybe I should go ahead and record that, LOL...

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Post by WoollyBee » June 30th, 2013, 7:38 pm

My real name is Rochelle
I have wondered for quite a while what your real name was! :roll: :lol:

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Post by MissTARDIS » July 17th, 2013, 1:11 pm

My nickname is a rather new one (to me at least) as I've always gone by something Japanese or vaguely East European in the past, and I thought it was time to return to my roots a bit. I've recently been reintroduced to Doctor Who and I'm loving everything I can get my hands on (especially the classic series), and because my favorite colors are royal purple and T.A.R.D.I.S. Blue :!: I thought it rather fitting to go by Miss TARDIS.

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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 27th, 2013, 6:51 pm

Common Sparrow was the name of a series of essays I scribbled a few years ago, mostly thoughts arising from the weekly discussions with my group of church friends. I started using it as an online nickname because it seemed to fit me -- (not one of life's rare and beautiful birds, but loved anyway). One time, I couldn't use the name commonsparrow because it had been taken already, so I used commonsparrow3 instead. After that, I'd often get mixed up and forget which version of the name I was using where. So now I just use the version with the added "3" everywhere, even when the simpler version might be available, to save unnecessary wear and tear on my memory!

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Post by MultiMrWeb » November 28th, 2013, 10:03 am

A long time ago when I joined YouTube, My username was a suggestion
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Post by SkyRider » November 29th, 2013, 10:40 am

I used to be an enthusiastic boomeranger. No prizes for guessing my favourite model of choice...

Someone else seems to be using the name though as I often found it taken so in a few cases I also go by the name LittleGreenAlien - no real significance other than a couple of hours of trying to find a name that wasn't already taken on one site!

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Post by wib66 » November 30th, 2013, 5:20 pm


When I first met my husband back in the 80's he was really into a UK band called 'The Stranglers'(sang Golden Brown) they also did an album called Men In Black (MIB) before the Men in Black films were around. They wore black at lot of the time and so did my husband(he still does now actually) On our first date I wore a very short black dress and he used to call me his Woman in Black (WIB). We worked for the same company but at different times of the day so we didn't always see each other. We used to leave little notes to each other at work on the days we didn't see one another. I would sign mine WIB and he would sign his MIB so if anyone found them they wouldn't know who they were from. The 66 is the year I was born and I have been using this as a username for a long time.

Love reading all the stories I hope this thread keeps going. :9:

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Post by MultiMrWeb » November 30th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Sincerely, Me
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Post by Slithy » December 7th, 2013, 8:28 pm

wib66 wrote: Love reading all the stories I hope this thread keeps going. :9:
The stories can be pretty amazing. Yours is a really sweet story that I would never have guessed from your username!

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