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    Old 08-25-2010, 08:03 PM
    Isosto Isosto is offline
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    I assume this is a common post/thread topic for most online communities, but as I don't recall seeing one, and this forum is new and a bit quiet, I'll start it here.
    In game/Forum names, where did yours come from, whats the story behind it?

    Mine was a randomly generated name for a character I had on Star Wars Galaxies, before it was ruined by an "Upgrade", which I have since kept in all of the games I've played after that.
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    Old 08-25-2010, 09:06 PM
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    Mine comes from when I first started playing the original Neverwinter Nights (back in, ohhh... late 2002, a few months after it came out - seems so long ago ).

    My first character on the server I stuck with ever since (and still playing now, in one way or another, with totally different characters nowadays) was called Shade, an Elf Druid/Rogue, hence "ShadetheDruid".

    I've been known as Shade ever since and I use "Shade", "ShadetheDruid" or "TheBlackDruid" in most games, forums etc (I tend to use the longer ones in the more public forums, since "Shade" is a very commonly used name). "TheBlackDruid" comes from the fact he used to always wear a black hooded robe (while sneaking around and stabbing people with a greatsword).

    So yeah, that's the "exciting" story of my name.
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    Old 08-26-2010, 12:47 PM
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    I started playing a game called Evony with a friend with the intention of starting a guild, and I had assumed we would do badly, so I choose the name MWHAHAHAHAHA (yes all in caps :/)
    It then turned out that we became the 8th best or whatever and me and leader looked like a right knob XD
    The price for a name change was massive so I couldn't do much about it, I luckly got it in a random draw that you get once a day, so I had to choose a new name coincidently one of my first lieutenant's had left the game a week or so earlier and his account had already been deleted. (efficient game)
    He was called Bl4ck.
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    Old 08-26-2010, 11:34 PM
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    Xzalander is my irl middle name, due to my father's choice. It lent itself well to a online persona. Been using it since I was about 13.
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    Old 08-26-2010, 11:53 PM
    Ronin Jellyfish Ronin Jellyfish is offline
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    In my tribe we are given a name based on the first thing we see when we leave our tent at birth. There just so happened to be a Ronin Jellyfish washed up on the shore. Turns out his retainer was killed in a bloody conflict with a rival lord over 20 years previous and he has wandered alone ever since.

    Or... I was sick of seeing "User name already exists" whenever I thought I'd come up with a cool and unique ID so I though "Right, fuck it, no bugger will have this combination". Plus its easy to remember.
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    Old 08-27-2010, 04:56 PM
    M_the_C M_the_C is offline
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    The first forum I ever joined was The Official Elder Scrolls Forum. I'm not very good at coming up with names and couldn't think of a good one to use, so I just used the name of my best character in Morrowind, Marlot the Conjuror. He was a mage specialising in conjuration and the only character I have beaten the main quest with, he also reached the top of the Telvanni guild within a very short time. I'm not sure how I came up with that name, but I liked how it sounded like a real-life magician who would perform at some cheap, back alley theatre.

    I can't remember the next time I had to come up with a username but whenever it was I considering using Marlot the Conjuror but felt it was a little strange for general use so I shortened it to M_the_C. It has been fun hearing various people trying to pronounce the underscores in multiplayer games that support microphones. If I were ever to speak it I would simply say "em the sea".

    When it came time to join Wurm Online I found it didn't support underscores so I shortened it again to MtheC, but Wurm then de-capitalised the C since your username is meant to be just that, a name. I think I actually prefer the way it turned out, Mthec.

    In various multiplayer situations I've been further shortened down to just M, I'm perfectly happy with this since time can often be an issue. This has actually grown on me because it makes me feel like I may be M from James Bond.

    [SIZE="1"]Phew.[/SIZE]
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    Old 08-28-2010, 09:36 AM
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    Mine is from the Shakespere Play "The Tempest"..

    The Story is that my eldest daughter had a major part in her last year school play (Ariel).. and I liked the
    play so much I decided to name myself after one ofthe characters.. Also for Wurm being sort of medieval Prospero kinda fits..

    On other games MMOs or Online play, I usually go by the names of Lima14, Lima and that names goes back to when I was playing Counterstrike and Counterstrike Source in one of the online gaming leagues for BoozePlatoon. Story being a few of my friends wanted military type sounding names and as I'd not heard or seen anyone else using this name.. Lima (Peruvian city) kinda stuck.. It's fun hearing Americans trying to say it.. 'Lie-maaah' and not 'Leee-maahh' lol.. I also found out in Norweigan or Swedish Lima I think meant dirt.. :O

    In WoW where most of my characters are named after Stars and on starTrek Online I'm making a play on words for the Vulcan names always begining with a T' something.. so T'Ippex was a complete pisstake (say it quick and you'll see).. lol..
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    Old 08-30-2010, 10:21 PM
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    I got mine much the same as Isosto,but from a names list site. I had gone by many names when i played shadowbane,usually something with iron in it but everyone liked bohdan and i really liked it so i've kept it in every game since then.
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    Old 09-03-2010, 09:45 PM
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    i wrote half of mine in when iwas naming my dawn of war profile, the other half is my youtube account, i merged them because i had people who knew me as either
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    Old 09-06-2010, 04:46 PM
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    Great post Isosto, very interesting to hear the origins of people's character names. And so to...

    Barbaresco.

    Italian wine/municipality or 15th century time and dimension travelling Italian noble? The latter, as the back story I have promulgated since his inception, atests to. I was looking for a name for my first character in Nexus War, which I joined after drifting away from Urban Dead, that sounded vaguely Itialian (I'm not Italian in anyway shape or form, as far as I know, as it happens) so I Googled some miss spellings of Barbarella, I didn't want that particular name, being as it's female but it had the right sound I was after and stumbled across the Italian wine, Barbaresco. Pefect! There are so many hits for it that it obscures my version nicely...anonymity assured.

    So, that's where "I" come from and I've tried to use that name in all game related things from then on, except in BF2, where it seems someone had already taken plain Barbaresco!, so I settled for Barbaresco_2.
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