What's In A Name?

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AuthorTopic: What's In A Name?
Warrior
Member # 4478
Profile Homepage #25
Detta is short for Bernadette. Bernadette Van Bergen is my "fake name". I was almost named Bernadette, but my mom changed her mind when she got to the hospital. So I'm a little sad about that.

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Posts: 81 | Registered: Sunday, June 6 2004 07:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #26
My name is also semi-randomly made up. It started out as Russian translation of Latin root of my real name, but when I wrote it down in English alphabet, it looked hard to pronounce. So I played around with letters until I got something that looked symmetrical and easy to pronounce.

This is the main name I use in all games and online, so I use it almost as often as my real name.

[ Thursday, October 20, 2005 09:13: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Cartographer
Member # 1851
Profile Homepage #27
I'm one of the people here who change their monikers, though I do it less/more often than others. They usually portray something I've felt like I wanted to somehow express.. um, feelings and stuff. Except the feelings only last about a day or so. I try to come up with names I don't mind using longer.

But I'm known (I should be known! Shame on you if you don't! :P ) as Riibu around here, and pretty much anywhere else I'm registered. Except Xanga. I think Riibu was taken. Damn thieves.

I made it up when I first got a personal computer and found out my first internet game. It seemed fun and I wanted to join and of course it asked for a user name. I didn't want to use my own name, so I either made one that reminded my own name, or I used one of my character names. If I used a character name (possibly Agath, but I'm not sure), I made up Riibu later when I registered some 10 more accounts. I was pretty into the game, back then... ^^ Unfortunately it's gone now.
Aaand.. it doesn't mean anything, though it seems to be a Japaneses nickname. Or not, it' just something I've vaguely heard.

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"Son--err," her father said, "I mean... Daughter, I give you your first and only sword. Use it for with skill for great villainy." Nanoisms

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So many strange ones around. Don't you think?
Posts: 1308 | Registered: Sunday, September 8 2002 07:00
Too Sexy for my Title
Member # 5654
Profile #28
What game was it?
Posts: 1035 | Registered: Friday, April 1 2005 08:00
Cartographer
Member # 1851
Profile Homepage #29
Equinox. There were at least 6 different versions of the same game, when I last saw them. I preferred to play the 5th. It was a simple hack'n'slash game, lots of mindnumbing clicking, no pictures. I often stopped playing it for months, but every now and then I made a new character and played some. It was.. special. :\

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"Son--err," her father said, "I mean... Daughter, I give you your first and only sword. Use it for with skill for great villainy." Nanoisms

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So many strange ones around. Don't you think?
Posts: 1308 | Registered: Sunday, September 8 2002 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 6136
Profile #30
Why Chicho? Good question, my family and close friends call me like that since i was 2, god knows why, not even my mom does...

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Death to my enemies!!
Posts: 446 | Registered: Friday, July 22 2005 07:00
Too Sexy for my Title
Member # 5654
Profile #31
As far as I know, translated chicho would be somewhat as what people call rolls or pooch in english. It's like the fat around a woman's (mostly) stomach. Like when you pinch a girls stomach and there is a lot of meat on it.

I've never used it as a name until my baby cousin started calling her little brother that when she was two and the name just stayed. Surely, is not nice to call him that but it's just so sweet on him.
Posts: 1035 | Registered: Friday, April 1 2005 08:00
Agent
Member # 3364
Profile Homepage #32
Gizmo 'cause he's cute.

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Jewels of the Forest 'cause of the RP at Desp where I was the wood nymph faction with Sapphire, Emerald, and Amethyst as main characters.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
Posts: 1001 | Registered: Tuesday, August 19 2003 07:00
Warrior
Member # 5802
Profile #33
My name came from the default mage in the 3 avernum games, and then i added archmage to top it off and there came Archmage Mycroft :)

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polaris c'mon you know you want to
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Posts: 156 | Registered: Wednesday, May 11 2005 07:00
Warrior
Member # 5802
Profile #34
EDIT: UBB double post MOD please delete :o :o :o :o :o

[ Thursday, October 20, 2005 19:02: Message edited by: Archmage Mycroft ]

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polaris c'mon you know you want to
Avernum4 Averforge
Posts: 156 | Registered: Wednesday, May 11 2005 07:00
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #35
Ah, Error, YaBB eh?

Ephesus in actually mentioned in the Bible, with the book of Ephesians named after it.

My name came with my first Internet account, MSN Gaming Zone, where ben was invariably taken. (The miscapitalization was a result of a speedy job, and I haven't changed it since.) It suggested some of the assumedly only 4-character numbers at the end that were still available, the lowest of which was 4808. No point in coming up with something better when joining some third-party game forum.

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Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #36
You're going to have to visit my website to find out what my name means.

Hint: look at the bottom of the main page.

And no, contrary to what you may think, the name does not occur in any of A.E. van Vogt's books. I made it up myself. How it became attached to my webiste is a long, boring story. And if I could go back in time and do things differently, I wouldn't associate the word "Icshi" with the website.

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[ Thursday, October 20, 2005 19:58: Message edited by: Icshi ]

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Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #37
I'm the only TM. Ever.

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人 た ち を 燃 え る た め に 俺 は か れ ら に 火 を 上 げ る か ら 死 ん だ
Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 5555
Profile #38
quote:
Originally written by Archmage Mycroft:

EDIT: UBB double post MOD please delete :o :o :o :o :o
What is an M.O.D.? Or did you mean a mod? :P
Posts: 20 | Registered: Sunday, February 27 2005 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 5555
Profile #39
quote:
Originally written by Icshi:

Icshi: (pronounced 'IK shee)
short for Icshicoath (pronounced ik shih 'KOE ath)
best translated as "Guardian(s) of Knowledge"

What language is it?
Posts: 20 | Registered: Sunday, February 27 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #40
quote:
Originally written by Error:


Opkam7, Kaxacif, Xasdignahm, Sros, Ewriu, Ipcvu, Onmren, Hyaliw, Retvibh, Rteyiu

Kaxacif is great, and so is Onmren (you just try pronouncing that :P )!

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"Polaris leers down from the black vault, winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey." --- HP Lovecraft.
"I single Aran out due to his nasty temperament, and his superior intellect." --- SupaNik
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #41
I pronounce it how it is spelt. Easy.

And I'll try a couple of random letterings:

Sufe, Sigbr, Fowbb.

I did get Dcpwn, somewhere.

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Polaris
Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #42
The problem is that I know my keyboard so well that whenever I try to hit random letters I instead come up with random words. I close my eyes and what comes out is no different form what I wrote before I did so.

Well, except for the "form".

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Caainyendor, Oidemkymaotir Caskcay. Nitneros. Tarilsein Oilsemef imemslaklepops Poloiosok Oisdemae Oikffik ekklas ölal dooofl Akkooko.

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The Encyclopaedia Ermariana <-- Now a Wiki!
"Polaris leers down from the black vault, winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey." --- HP Lovecraft.
"I single Aran out due to his nasty temperament, and his superior intellect." --- SupaNik
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #43
aughaghaughuaguhuaguhuaghuaguhaughuaguhaugh

...was too long to use as a name. -_-

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人 た ち を 燃 え る た め に 俺 は か れ ら に 火 を 上 げ る か ら 死 ん だ
Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Skip to My Lou
Member # 40
Profile Homepage #44
I'm a fantasy nut (especially concerning magic/psionics/other mental powers) and my name is Alex. Pretty simple.

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:

If you ever take the Meyers-Briggs personality test, I'll bet you anything you'll have a great big "N" in there (iNtuitive).
Speaking of which, you fairly scream NF (iNtuitive Feeling). Are you? From your knowlege of the system, I'm betting you've tested.

[ Friday, October 21, 2005 06:16: Message edited by: Archmage Alex ]

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Posts: 1629 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 258
Profile Homepage #45
...Honestly I have no idea. I just thought he was nifty because he was one of the few monsters that could stand up to a high level party for a little while with no problem. That and the added fact that he's a red dude with no shirt could be interpreted as a plus, don't cha think?

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...well I thought it was funney...? didn't you?
Posts: 296 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #46
SupaNik wasn't a name I coined for Spiderweb, and is about 4 years old. I don't remember the funny story behind it, or if there is one...

Well, my real name is Nikki, so that's the "Nik" bit. As for the "Supa", I think I was going for "super", but either spelled it wrong, or it was taken. And it sounded okay, so I kept it.

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"I am a living sign..."

Thus endeth this post.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #47
You do know that if you misspelt it, you can change it at any time.

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The Encyclopaedia Ermariana <-- Now a Wiki!
"Polaris leers down from the black vault, winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey." --- HP Lovecraft.
"I single Aran out due to his nasty temperament, and his superior intellect." --- SupaNik
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #48
quote:
Originally written by Atrus:

You do know that if you misspelt it, you can change it at any time.
Yah. I also said that it was okay, so I kept it. "SuperNik" just doesn't look right, does it?

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"I am a living sign..."

Thus endeth this post.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 4682
Profile #49
I got my name from the book The Merlin Conspiracy(by Diana Wynne Jones). When I first got my name on IM, I mispelled it and left out an h(in the book, it's Nichothodes) and I couldn't fix it. I now spell it without the h because it's sad when you have to tell people 'on IM I'm Nicothodes, without an h, on Spiderweb I'm Nichothodes with an h, etc.'.

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If anyone ever asks you why you did something, say "Because I could".
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