How did Everyone Come up With Their Username?

Pythia

Member
I was just wondering how everyone came up with their username?

For my first username, Cobra507, I was thinking of my cobra guppys and I just took the word Cobra and added 507 in it.

For the username I have right now, Pythia, I thought about a greek myth (I enjoy reading them). The god of prophecy, Apollo, has a sacred oracle called the oracle of Delphi. The priestess that spews out all the prophecys is called the Pythia, named after the monster, Python.

Python had once taken over the cave of the Oracle and Apollo defeated him. I don't know why he would call his priestess of Delphi the Pythia after his enemy.

Anyway, I'd like to hear how you guys came up with your usernames too!
 

Val1

Member
Um, my name is Val. On another forum someone claimed that name two weeks before I joined, so I am Val1 every where I post.
 

Joshaeus

Member
'Joshaeus' was a villain in a video game I was developing. I never finished it, but the name has stuck as my alter ego.
 

Wrench

Member
I'm a mechanic, the old term for that is "a wrench"
This new wave automotive technician label is nonsense.....technicians are closer too an engineer than a mechanic. Big difference
 

bmuckluck

Member
bmuckluck was my runescape username (hahaha) a friend made for me a long time ago (probably around 12 years) when she wanted me to get into the game, and it just stuck!
 

Hugooo

Member
Nice thread! My name is Hugo, so I just added two extra O's.
 

jkkgron2

Member
Mine was completely random. No clue why I did it lol
 

Feohw

Member
Feohw is a typo. I tried to type Fheo, which is a name I used on a game I used to play with some friends. I wasn't bothered to fix it, or to take care when typing it, as I was planning on making a single post and leaving.

Clearly things went exactly to plan, but I still haven't fixed it as I'm averse to change.
 

CrayfishAreAwesome

Member
i think mine is a little obvious.
 

Wrench

Member
Feohw said:
Feohw is a typo. I tried to type Fheo, which is a name I used on a game I used to play with some friends. I wasn't bothered to fix it, or to take care when typing it, as I was planning on making a single post and leaving.

Clearly things went exactly to plan, but I still haven't fixed it as I'm averse to change.
That's awesome hahahaha, I use wrench on other things like games online and am also slow to switch it up so wrench it was again
 
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Pythia

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JettsPapa

Member
Jett is my only grandchild, and he calls me Papa (the paternal grandfather has been called Papa in my family for at least 4 generations, and maybe more).
 
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Pythia

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JettsPapa said:
Jett is my only grandchild, and he calls me Papa (the paternal grandfather has been called Papa in my family for at least 4 generations, and maybe more).
Nice!
 

Sorg67

Member
Sorg is the builder of the boat we had when we were kids. 16 foot wood boat with a 55 hp Johnson outboard. Learned to water ski on that boat. My dad bought it in the 1960’s

‘67 is the year we bought our cottage on Lake Temagami in Ontario Canada.

Great memories summers in Ontario Canada.
 
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Pythia

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Sorg67 said:
Sorg is the builder of the boat we had when we were kids. 16 foot wood boat with a 55 hp Johnson outboard. Learned to water ski on that boat. My dad bought it in the 1960’s

‘67 is the year we bought our cottage on Lake Temagami in Ontario Canada.

Great memories summers in Ontario Canada.
Cool! Wow, all these stories are so cool!
 

Sorg67

Member
Me at our cottage - Bad to the bone!! Late 1960’s or early 1970’s



The Sorg, my brother Bob driving. Late 1970’s



Our cottage - bought 1967



Cottage living room

 

julifhy

Member
My name, Julia - the “a” + one of my favorite songs = julifhy

lol idk if that makes sense but that’s what I did
 
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Pythia

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julifhy said:
My name, Julia - the “a” + one of my favorite songs = julifhy

lol idk if that makes sense but that’s what I did
Umm...it's a bit confusing?
 

FishGirl115

Member
I love horses, so in most other things I'm HorseGirl115. 11/5 is my birthday. So I just decided to go with FishGirl instead of HorseGirl. Seemed more relevant I guess
 

Kjeldsen

Member
My fraternal grandparents are from Denmark and Kjeldsen was her maiden name. My maternal grandparents are from County Roscommon Ireland.
 

nikm128

Member
Nickname, Nik, last initial, M, and 128 because nikm was taken
 

AJE

Member
They are my initials
 

thewisdomofplants

Member
Plants have taught me a lot, they hold a lot of knowledge and power. They have much to teach us if we slow down and listen.
 

goldface

Member
Goldface seems like a terrible choice, in hindsight.
 

mrjohn

Member
Hmm.. well my name is John but there is some backstory to the "mr". We had a friend group in which I was one of two John's. To curb confusion another friend labeled me mr.john. that sort of stuck and it worked out well for a band nickname as well. It gets odd though. People unassociated with my personal or musical life randomly would call me mr.john. As in former bosses, ex colleagues, etc. I felt at that point it was just meant to be.
 

Daniodude

Member
Well I really like danios...
 

BigSteve

Member
Strangely my name is Steve and i enjoy the odd cheeseburger. Hence BigSteve
 

AquaticQueen

Member
My username was mostly inspired by other members.
 

StarGirl

Member
Well I love stuff with Stars on it and My favorite number is 15.
 

goldface

Member
StarGirl15 said:
Well I love stuff with Stars on it and My favorite number is 15.
And here I thought it was after the DC superhero Stargirl.
 

VeiltailKing

Member
I have a Veiltail and his name is King ****
 

StarGirl

Member
goldface said:
And here I thought it was after the DC superhero Stargirl.
Haha awesome outfit! I didnt know there was such a thing! hilarious
 
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Pythia

Member
thewisdomofplants said:
Plants have taught me a lot, they hold a lot of knowledge and power. They have much to teach us if we slow down and listen.
Thank you for teaching us that lesson!
 

Falena

Member
Mine is a nickname I've had since childhood. It means moth, my parents called me "little moth" because I've always been primarily nocturnal, fascinated by astronomy and moths navigate via celestial bodies
I'm pretty clumsy too lol
 

FinalFins

Member
first name I used here, 5gallonguy was becasue I had a 5 gallon,

Not sure why I have this username.
 

goldface

Member
StarGirl15 said:
Haha awesome outfit! I didnt know there was such a thing! hilarious
I just googled goldface, because it sounds like a Bond villain. Apparently, he's a DC supervillain.
 
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Pythia

Member
FinalFins said:
first name I used here, 5gallonguy was becasue I had a 5 gallon,

Not sure why I have this username.
Yeah, sometimes I come up with usernames but I don't know how I came up with it.
 

AvalancheDave

Member
Natural disaster plus random first name (only for aquarium forums).

I tend to use different usernames for different forums.

Next one might be "Coronal Mass Ejection Carl." I wish I thought of that earlier since it's way cooler than what I'm using now.
 
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Pythia

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AvalancheDave said:
Natural disaster plus random first name (only for aquarium forums).

I tend to use different usernames for different forums.

Next one might be "Coronal Mass Ejection Carl." I wish I thought of that earlier since it's way cooler than what I'm using now.
Same, I use different usernames for different forums.
You could just change your username although I'm not sure if the forum will allow that much characters in a username. Still worth a try, though.
 

Sauceboat

Member
I needed a name for something so I opened up the dictionary I keep next to my bed and chose the first word that I saw. I just kind of stuck with the name and use it for a most stuff now.
 

NBettas83

Member
I make usernames with combinations of letters, words, and numbers that are significant. Usually.

But they have too make some sense.
 
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Pythia

Member
Sauceboat said:
I needed a name for something so I opened up the dictionary I keep next to my bed and chose the first word that I saw. I just kind of stuck with the name and use it for a most stuff now.
Hmm...I should try using that way sometime soon...it's way easier that making your brain explode trying to come up with a username.
 

Gel0city

Member
As crazy as my story sounds I made the name when I was pretty young and use it for everything when asked for a username. I wanted to use the name Velocity but it was taken, so I just thought of something that rhymed with it. I chose Gel0city, since Gelocity was taken and I thought the 0 was pretty unusual for a name.
 
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Pythia

Member
Gel0city said:
As crazy as my story sounds I made the name when I was pretty young and use it for everything when asked for a username. I wanted to use the name Velocity but it was taken, so I just thought of something that rhymed with it. I chose Gel0city, since Gelocity was taken and I thought the 0 was pretty unusual for a name.
Yup, 0 is pretty unusual all right!
 

julifhy

Member
Pythia said:
Umm...it's a bit confusing?
I was trying to say it’s my name combined with one of my favorite songs. I over complicated it lol
 

Fisheye

Member
Sauceboat said:
I needed a name for something so I opened up the dictionary I keep next to my bed and chose the first word that I saw. I just kind of stuck with the name and use it for a most stuff now.
Around these parts, you'd be called Gravy Boat.
 
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Pythia

Member
julifhy said:
I was trying to say it’s my name combined with one of my favorite songs. I over complicated it lol
Ah. That makes sense.
 

LifeGivesYouLemonOscars

Member
I have 2 lemon Oscars so I combined the saying "when life gives you lemons you make lemonade" with lemon Oscars........
 
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Pythia

Member
LifeGivesYouLemonOscars said:
I have 2 lemon Oscars so I combined the saying "when life gives you lemons you make lemonade" with lemon Oscars........
An excellent combination!
 

NBettas83

Member
LifeGivesYouLemonOscars said:
I have 2 lemon Oscars so I combined the saying "when life gives you lemons you make lemonade" with lemon Oscars........
Yes, very good.

The only sad thing is your name goes across two lines.
 

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