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Where Did Your Name Come From?
« on: June 17, 2010, 02:14:13 am »
Ok, so for a while now I've been curious about peoples names. I'm not talking about your real name, I'm talking about your name on here (like mine is "Meishe91"). No one is forced to share or anything, I just thought it would be cool to see how some people came up with their names, developed them, changed them, or got given them. Who knows. Everyone's may be different. Could be a favorite thing, an interesting story, a "I have no idea how I got this name, actually..." thing, or anything else.

I shall start:
So it all started over 6 years ago or so, I think. I'm not entirely sure how long. But I had just started to get back into RuneScape and I couldn't think of a name. One of my friends had the name of He_is_me0 (I believe there was a "0" at the end anyways, not relevant though :P) so I kind of just reversed it to be Me_is_he (which is still my RuneScape name still, not on as much now though :(). This was my tag for a lot of things for a quite awhile until one day I stumbled upon a site (I don't remember which) that didn't let me use underscores (the "_") so it got shortened to Meishe. Then I got to another site that made me have numbers and letters, for what ever reason, so I just added the 91 since '91 is the year I was born in. So now I have the tag Meishe91. Yup, not that interesting of a story but ya know, it works :P
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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 02:46:14 am »
Lol, these threads are always fun for me.

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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 03:42:16 am »
Ya, that was what I was hoping :) Just to have a little fun and get to know some back stories and such :D

Sweet, I am rather fond of mine as well :)
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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 04:12:08 am »
Initially I used either Kevin or Kevin9999 on forums (the later when Kevin was already taken. I put the 9999 since I like RPGs a lot and 9999 is a number that appears a lot in them).

Eventually I switched to xlibman, because I was a big xLIB fan (despite not having coded a lot after the app came out)

Later I switched to DJ Omnimaga after quitting programming for a while and getting into music again (including doing some mixes)

Omnimaga means Omni+Magic (which was changed to a made-up word "maga") and the name dates back on September 1st 2001.

Long before those nicks, I went under the name Metranor on Battle.net (way back in 2000-01). It was the name of the final boss of my two game comic books that plays like AD&D books.
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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 04:23:50 am »
Mine was from high school.  I made up this mathematical operation called "Quiginentials" which much later I discovered already existed called a Tetration.  But I liked the way the name sounded so it kinda stuck with me and evolved to Quigibo.
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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 04:28:22 am »
Until you told me that on chat several months ago, I always thought Quigibo was a Pokémon. Darn I can be so Pokémon-illiterate sometimes x.x


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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 04:37:03 am »
So basically you thought of the idea of nx (which basically means that 3x is equal to  xxx; 42=2222=224=216=65 536) by yourself without knowing it existed? Sweet :)
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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 05:41:26 am »
It's an attempt to establish a gender-nonconformative alias, and influence fluid relationships that are independent of male-male territoriality and sexual rivalry. "Zera" doesn't sound at all masculine. It's a figurative manner of self-castration to avoid eliciting primal jealousy / antagonism from other males.

... yes - that sort of thing happens online. :P

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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 06:32:16 am »
I was creating a game with my cousin, like 5 years ago. Mapar is Matthias+Parsifal (our first names). The 007 is not from Bond, it's from the Traxis Tower room 7, where the High Council of Decision holds its meetings in the imaginary world involved in the game. :P

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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2010, 07:17:06 am »

So basically you thought of the idea of nx (which basically means that 3x is equal to  xxx; 42=2222=224=216=65 536) by yourself without knowing it existed? Sweet :)
Wow, one time I was playing around the idea of studying X^X, then X^X^X behaviour of the function. It grows even faster than exponentials. xD I did not know it had name.
In school sometimes I get ahead of class because I start to study by myself math that I don't know.

It's an attempt to establish a gender-nonconformative alias, and influence fluid relationships that are independent of male-male territoriality and sexual rivalry. "Zera" doesn't sound at all masculine. It's a figurative manner of self-castration to avoid eliciting primal jealousy / antagonism from other males.

... yes - that sort of thing happens online. :P
I noted how neutral in gender the name is, the first time I saw you in forums. :P Even with my abbreviated form of the nickname (Gal or Gala), my gender was confused. (so I use it in games that some types of character are female only)
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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 07:31:32 am »
Raylin is actually Raylin Tazukoma if you extend it.
Raylin Tazukoma is the first character I ever put into a story.

Raylin is a combination of my name + the character's fighting style, Shaolin.
Tazukoma mutated from Tachikoma, as in the machines in Ghost in the Shell.
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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2010, 08:14:55 am »
well, I would like to say mine did NOT come from the animal, and it came from the game character 'Snake'... aka the dude in the box.
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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2010, 08:20:29 am »
Snake?
SNAKE?
SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2010, 08:50:42 am »
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Can't help but wonder what was added to that post :P

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Re: Where Did Your Name Come From?
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2010, 10:30:09 am »
An extra "E"?
My name was originally Component.  Stupid, but whatever.  I put this into my DS when I first got one, and this was the first time I ever had a screen name.  Later, I was "knighted" among my friends at school for tremendous video game achievement, a special thing we do to honor the best of our players.  Unfortunately, Sir Component does not fit into a DS, so I shortened it to SirCompnt.  It wasn't long before I saw the alternative, SirCmpwn, and changed it for obvious reasons.