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Title: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on April 12, 2012, 12:56:29 AM
Hey now!

I figured I'd restart a thread that was wiped out in the Great Outage, and once again ask...

...how did you come by your RF Generation user name?

Is it based on a fave hobby? A tribute to a hero of yours? The humiliating result of a lost bet? Be it painfully obvious or painstakingly esoteric, feel free to give us the lowdown.

My handle comes from a name my father's former coworker gave his dog. (Actually, Zagnorch was the dog's first name; her full name was Zagnorch Welinskivich)

Sad but true: I didn't even come up with my own user name. But then, I've considered originality to be overrated anyway. None the less, it's the nom-de-web I've gone by since I established my Hotmail account fifteen years ago.

So, what's your story? Don't be shy, now...


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Bildtstar on April 12, 2012, 02:07:13 AM
Bildtstar is actually the name of a potato race. It's developed by farmers in the area where I live, the municipality Het Bildt. They wanted to name it 'The star from Het Bildt' and so Bildtstar was born.

Like Zagnorch I didn't come up with my name too, but I like the name and I'm a proud citizen of Het Bildt! So next time you eat potatoes, it could be me lying on your plate  :o



Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: mumboking on April 12, 2012, 03:44:45 AM
mumboking comes from "Mumbo Jumbo" from Banjo Kazooie.
For some reason I decided to add "king" on the end.
The first time I used that name was on ROBLOX (http://www.roblox.com/) in 2007.

I've used this username ever since...


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Izret101 on April 13, 2012, 12:18:22 AM
I've been Izret since i first got online in '99. It is my last name backwards.
I ended up having to use various numbers do to lost passwords and what not. I have used 101(longest running/most common), 102(on 360/AIM), 103(360/netflix/AIM), 159(AIM only),369(360/AIM).

I did use the tag Toizy at an adult site/forum. It was during that time when not everyone realized i was still a minor and i didn't want to get the member who invited me in trouble should someone decide to google me.

My username on eBay was originally my mothers account. Since i was not old enough to have an eBay account i used hers all the time and just kept it when i got older so i could keep the feedback. Never changed the handle since i always thought that was sketchy of people.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Tynstar on April 13, 2012, 03:21:35 PM
Tynstar is a character from a book. I have been using it for 15+years.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 13, 2012, 04:09:16 PM
Originally, I went by the handle of Wolfbaine002. The name came about because I was playing MechWarrior with a friend, and I'm horrible with names. I wanted to play with Clan Wolf (I like wolves), and ironically he came up with the name Wolfsbane. However, because of the connotation of the name and because it's a commonly used name, I modified it a little and added my favorite number to further prevent it being confused with another person's name.

Later, when playing a PvP modified World of Darkness MUD, I convinced an Admin to allow me to use an abandoned class - Shadow Dragon. I had to come up with a name, so I came up with Shadowclaw. After a while, when I transitioned to another MUD, I made a ninja character and wanted a Japanese-sounding name. Taking inspiration from Japanese mythos and also from my favorite anime character (Major Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell), I again modified the name a little bit and came up with Shadow Kisuragi.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Duke.Togo on April 13, 2012, 05:09:29 PM
Because Golgo 13 is the ultimate bada$$.
</thread>


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on April 13, 2012, 05:31:32 PM
Because Crabs need to be controlled under an iron fist before they rise and destroy us all!!


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 13, 2012, 05:36:43 PM
Because Crabs need to be controlled under an iron fist before they rise and destroy us all!!

But the year 2000 has already passed.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on April 13, 2012, 05:38:39 PM
Because Crabs need to be controlled under an iron fist before they rise and destroy us all!!

But the year 2000 has already passed.

They need to be reminded how I crushed the uprising 12 long years ago....


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: blcklblskt on April 13, 2012, 05:44:58 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/southpark/images/4/43/CrabPeople.png)

They're rising again!


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on April 13, 2012, 06:27:12 PM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk189/Crabmaster2000/CrabCrusher.jpg)


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: NES_Rules on April 13, 2012, 08:29:10 PM
I want to enable forum karma just so I can applaud that.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Izret101 on April 13, 2012, 08:54:24 PM
I want to enable facebook just so i can          Like                that


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Ghost Soldier on April 13, 2012, 09:21:01 PM
My SN came about when I was discharging and distancing myself from the Army.  I was lost and different from those around me that have not served. 


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: bombatomba on April 13, 2012, 10:24:29 PM
My name is a corruption of the drunk Russian stereotype DJ, Bumbatumba from Grand Theft Auto 2.  The name of the station was WKTBH "In Fantastic Medium Wave."  Man it's been a while since I thought about that.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: James on April 14, 2012, 03:37:59 AM
There once was a man who played games
He couldn't think of any good names
He is not creative
He's uninventive
And so he settled with James


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: den68 on April 14, 2012, 04:40:57 AM
I don't remember what mine means. I've been kind of forgetful since I turned 44.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Sauza12 on April 14, 2012, 06:22:21 PM
I sat blankly at my computer screen way back in the VGB days trying to think of a screen name.  Seriously for like 10 minutes.  Then I went with the name of a tequila, because why not.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Sirgin on April 14, 2012, 07:25:13 PM
I can't remember. :(

It doesn't really mean anything, nor is it a part of my name or something like that. I guess it could be "Sir Gin" (as in Gin, the liquor) but I don't think I thought of that when typing in the name way back when.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on April 14, 2012, 08:47:54 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/southpark/images/4/43/CrabPeople.png)

They're rising again!

Cra-a-a-a-a-b people, Cra-a-a-a-a-b people, Cra-a-a-a-a-b people...

BTW Don't be fooled, folks; he hasn't told you the type of crabs he masters.

Here's a hint:

(http://www.e-firstaidsupplies.com/store/graphics/00000001/922-90190-020612.jpg)

So when you start feeling a burning itch in a tender place, you'll know who sent 'em...  :evilhappy:


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on April 14, 2012, 08:52:11 PM
I can't remember. :(

It doesn't really mean anything, nor is it a part of my name or something like that. I guess it could be "Sir Gin" (as in Gin, the liquor) but I don't think I thought of that when typing in the name way back when.

Oh, so it isn't this, then:

http://www.dictionaryslang.com/Sirgin

Good thing, eh?


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Sirgin on April 16, 2012, 11:06:53 AM
I can't remember. :(

It doesn't really mean anything, nor is it a part of my name or something like that. I guess it could be "Sir Gin" (as in Gin, the liquor) but I don't think I thought of that when typing in the name way back when.

Oh, so it isn't this, then:

http://www.dictionaryslang.com/Sirgin

Good thing, eh?

Never heard of that in my life. Really.

Now I kind of want to change my name! :P


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: singlebanana on April 16, 2012, 12:48:57 PM
My handle comes from many hours in college of drunken Mario Kart 64 where my friends and I came to the realization that if you're in the lead, all you're gonna get is that damn single banana.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 16, 2012, 07:06:22 PM
When I was in Jr High I misspelled Shinobi as Shoboni, it's never taken so I just keep using either Shoboni, or Shobonimaster for usernames.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on April 21, 2012, 11:57:00 PM
When I was in Jr High I misspelled Shinobi as Shoboni, it's never taken so I just keep using either Shoboni, or Shobonimaster for usernames.

I've mentioned it before, but Shobrony is the next logical step in your moniker's evolution...  ;)


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Sirgin on April 22, 2012, 11:57:19 AM
A few weeks back I watched one of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic episodes and I don't understand it. Why is it popular?


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: FireStar on April 22, 2012, 03:18:55 PM
My username is the name of the hero in the book series Warriors (well, the first series, before the authors decided they needed to make a million spin-offs), which is about tribal feral cats, that use the powers of their ancestors or something like that. I used it on the first two forums I joined and it stuck.
Of course, it wasn't until after I quit reading the series that people started to recognize my username.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Izret101 on April 22, 2012, 11:23:19 PM
A few weeks back I watched one of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic episodes and I don't understand it. Why is it popular?

What the fuck is wrong with you?


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: nupoile on April 22, 2012, 11:50:19 PM
A few weeks back I watched one of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic episodes and I don't understand it. Why is it popular?

What the fuck is wrong with you?


 :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: s1lence on April 23, 2012, 05:59:16 AM
A few weeks back I watched one of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic episodes and I don't understand it. Why is it popular?

What the fuck is wrong with you?

Actually, I don't get it either. That show is kinda creepy or maybe it's the mental image of grown men watching it that is creepy.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 23, 2012, 10:32:23 AM
My username is the name of the hero in the book series Warriors (well, the first series, before the authors decided they needed to make a million spin-offs), which is about tribal feral cats, that use the powers of their ancestors or something like that. I used it on the first two forums I joined and it stuck.
Of course, it wasn't until after I quit reading the series that people started to recognize my username.

Oddly enough, I was in a Books-a-Million when I read your post, right in front of this. I had to snap a picture:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n1ypeZaFz1s/T5V1v-2NIAI/AAAAAAAAAh0/pzf6V5a7g8c/s400/WP_000394.jpg)


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Izret101 on April 23, 2012, 11:26:38 AM
A few weeks back I watched one of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic episodes and I don't understand it. Why is it popular?

What the fuck is wrong with you?

Actually, I don't get it either. That show is kinda creepy or maybe it's the mental image of grown men watching it that is creepy.

The fact that grown men watch it was the reason for me asking that question.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 23, 2012, 11:40:46 AM
A few weeks back I watched one of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic episodes and I don't understand it. Why is it popular?

What the fuck is wrong with you?

Actually, I don't get it either. That show is kinda creepy or maybe it's the mental image of grown men watching it that is creepy.

Holy crap, Ryan posted...


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Tynstar on April 23, 2012, 11:43:00 AM
ZOMG s1lence has been broken


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Sirgin on April 23, 2012, 11:54:57 AM
A few weeks back I watched one of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic episodes and I don't understand it. Why is it popular?

What the fuck is wrong with you?

I just don't see the appeal. I read that it's hugely popular, so I wanted to check it out.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Izret101 on April 23, 2012, 12:01:26 PM
A few weeks back I watched one of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic episodes and I don't understand it. Why is it popular?

What the fuck is wrong with you?

Actually, I don't get it either. That show is kinda creepy or maybe it's the mental image of grown men watching it that is creepy.

The fact that grown men watch it was the reason for me asking that question.

WTF is the matter with all of you who assumed i was defending the show?

EDIT
And what the fuck does any of this have to do with peoples usernames?


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: s1lence on April 23, 2012, 12:29:19 PM
Because my user name is stupid


So is my gamertag   :P


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Sirgin on April 23, 2012, 12:42:04 PM
EDIT
And what the fuck does any of this have to do with peoples usernames?

BECAUSE:
When I was in Jr High I misspelled Shinobi as Shoboni, it's never taken so I just keep using either Shoboni, or Shobonimaster for usernames.

I've mentioned it before, but Shobrony is the next logical step in your moniker's evolution...  ;)


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: s1lence on April 23, 2012, 01:31:45 PM
Seriously....

What the fuck

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BronyCon

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Brony

Is this why it is damn near impossible to find the stupid toys for my 3 year old.  :grrr:



Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 23, 2012, 01:59:41 PM
Seriously....

What the fuck

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BronyCon

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Brony

Is this why it is damn near impossible to find the stupid toys for my 3 year old.  :grrr:



I've been terrorized by this whole fad for the past 3 years at work. I don't want to hear ANY complaints.  :grrr: :grrr:
There's actually a music genre called Super Ponybeat I've brought up previously. It's not that bad. It's music from the show, remixed with Eurobeat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDMGv3hNMes

There are other genres of Pony music too, including metal.

Also, from an email I just received, apparently it's not just my studio:
Quote
Someone sent this to me today for fun reading:

http://newcdn.flamehaus.com/Valve_Handbook_LowRes.pdf

…last page in the glossary:

“Ponies—The animals most beloved by those away from their computers,
and most despised by people who prefer to hear jokes just once”


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: s1lence on April 23, 2012, 02:22:46 PM
 just heard from a friend that is into it that it is because the show is happy and the music is excellent. (The music isn't terrible)

Still don't get it, I was wanting to cut off my ears and stab my eyes out after 5 minutes of watching the show.

Maybe deep down that is how I came up with my profile name..... (see ON topic)


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 23, 2012, 02:47:41 PM
Seriously....

What the fuck

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BronyCon

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Brony

Is this why it is damn near impossible to find the stupid toys for my 3 year old.  :grrr:



I've been terrorized by this whole fad for the past 3 years at work. I don't want to hear ANY complaints.  :grrr: :grrr:
There's actually a music genre called Super Ponybeat I've brought up previously. It's not that bad. It's music from the show, remixed with Eurobeat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDMGv3hNMes

There are other genres of Pony music too, including metal.

Also, from an email I just received, apparently it's not just my studio:
Quote
Someone sent this to me today for fun reading:

http://newcdn.flamehaus.com/Valve_Handbook_LowRes.pdf

…last page in the glossary:

“Ponies—The animals most beloved by those away from their computers,
and most despised by people who prefer to hear jokes just once”

It's only been around since late 2010. How? Do you travel through time to go to work or something. I wanna work there.

Also, I'll just leave this here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzsxfO7dBlA


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 23, 2012, 02:49:24 PM
Pony culture existed well before the show had a reboot. I never said I had to deal with MLP:FiM for 3 years.
Anyways, back on topic.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 23, 2012, 02:55:57 PM
Pony culture existed well before the show had a reboot. I never said I had to deal with MLP:FiM for 3 years.
Anyways, back on topic.

I'm just trying to fathom the pit of weird you must work in.

On topic, I also sometimes use the name NikaChameleon, which is one of my old sonic fan-characters.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on April 23, 2012, 03:03:09 PM
There's actually a music genre called Super Ponybeat I've brought up previously. It's not that bad. It's music from the show, remixed with Eurobeat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDMGv3hNMes

Oooh! Eurobeat?!

Color me there!

*TEE HEE*


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 23, 2012, 03:36:56 PM
There's actually a music genre called Super Ponybeat I've brought up previously. It's not that bad. It's music from the show, remixed with Eurobeat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDMGv3hNMes

Oooh! Eurobeat?!

Color me there!

*TEE HEE*

Here, take this comically large loaf of stale bread and leave a trail. You might get lost in there if you don't. 


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on April 23, 2012, 07:31:46 PM
There's actually a music genre called Super Ponybeat I've brought up previously. It's not that bad. It's music from the show, remixed with Eurobeat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDMGv3hNMes

Oooh! Eurobeat?!

Color me there!

*TEE HEE*

Here, take this comically large loaf of stale bread and leave a trail. You might get lost in there if you don't. 

It's a bit late for that, I'm afraid.

I've been lost in the Eurobeat forest for quite some time now, and I won't find my way out of it any time soon.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 23, 2012, 07:44:42 PM
There's actually a music genre called Super Ponybeat I've brought up previously. It's not that bad. It's music from the show, remixed with Eurobeat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDMGv3hNMes

Oooh! Eurobeat?!

Color me there!

*TEE HEE*

Here, take this comically large loaf of stale bread and leave a trail. You might get lost in there if you don't. 

It's a bit late for that, I'm afraid.

I've been lost in the Eurobeat forest for quite some time now, and I won't find my way out of it any time soon.

Yes, but the pony music forest is far thicker.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 23, 2012, 08:58:03 PM
Zag, I've been lost in the Eurobeat forest ever since I originally heard Dave Rodgers, wandering through an arcade. It brought me to an Initial D arcade cabinet, where two people were racing each other in a downhill race. Ever since, I've been fascinated in Industrial/Techno/Trance/Eurobeat and, as a sidenote, street/road racing and tuning. I swear, there are some nights where I want to toss some Eurobeat on the stereo and drift down certain portions of the highway around here. ;D


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 23, 2012, 09:39:56 PM
Zag, I've been lost in the Eurobeat forest ever since I originally heard Dave Rodgers, wandering through an arcade. It brought me to an Initial D arcade cabinet, where two people were racing each other in a downhill race. Ever since, I've been fascinated in Industrial/Techno/Trance/Eurobeat and, as a sidenote, street/road racing and tuning. I swear, there are some nights where I want to toss some Eurobeat on the stereo and drift down certain portions of the highway around here. ;D

What would Cruxshadows fall under? I'm kind of a fan of some of there stuff and it's technoish.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Deafens Proner on April 26, 2012, 04:08:14 PM
Because Golgo 13 is the ultimate bada$$.
</thread>
Kick ass manga :evilhappy:

Deafens Proner is an anagram of my name :o



Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on April 26, 2012, 08:22:15 PM
Because Golgo 13 is the ultimate bada$$.
</thread>
Kick ass manga :evilhappy:

Deafens Proner is an anagram of my name :o

Thank you, sir, for getting this thread back on track!

For now, anyway.

Speaking of which: I wouldn't mind hearing the origin stories of Redd McKnight, blklblskt, and The Maligned Leon, among others. Come on, guys, don't be a buncha rooty-poo candy-@$$es; give us the lowdown already!


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 26, 2012, 08:31:10 PM
I've heard all of theirs before ;D


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on April 26, 2012, 08:48:49 PM
I've heard all of theirs before ;D

Well, don't leave us all hangin', guy!


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: blcklblskt on April 27, 2012, 09:17:52 PM
blklblskt

Never heard of him.

So, the way I stumbled upon blcklblskt was when I was thinking of what I should use for my email address.  I was really into skateboarding and was riding a Black Label board, so I took out the vowels and got blcklblskt.  I hated having to give my email address to other people (not that anyone emails anymore) because of all the WTF? looks I got.

My friend once asked if I just punched the keyboard and got my user name.  I think that is a better story.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on July 25, 2014, 01:43:17 AM
Hey now,

Thought I'd dredge this up from the depths to see if any of the newcomers will bite. Old-timers are welcome to regale us with their moniker origin tales, too.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Disposed Hero on July 25, 2014, 09:13:12 AM
I think any Metallica fans will know where I got my name from ;)


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: ReddMcKnight on July 30, 2014, 04:42:03 AM
The name "Redd" comes from my favorite comedian, Redd Foxx.

The name "McKnight" comes from a Character from a US-Made Manga called Aoi House.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: singlebanana on July 30, 2014, 08:19:06 AM
Redd Foxx was a genius!


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: EngineerMike on July 30, 2014, 07:29:51 PM
Engineer because I am a 4th Class Steam/Power Engineer. Mike because its my name shortened.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: SirPsycho on July 30, 2014, 08:45:20 PM
Engineer because I am a 4th Class Steam/Power Engineer. Mike because its my name shortened.

AKA Crabby's Wallet.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 30, 2014, 08:53:05 PM
Engineer because I am a 4th Class Steam/Power Engineer. Mike because its my name shortened.

I can just imagine the dreams of a steam engineer. Is it constant steam punk?


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on July 31, 2014, 10:19:22 AM
Engineer because I am a 4th Class Steam/Power Engineer. Mike because its my name shortened.

AKA Crabby's Wallet.

I like to think of him more as a purse


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on July 31, 2014, 10:20:57 AM
Engineer because I am a 4th Class Steam/Power Engineer. Mike because its my name shortened.

You'd probably be up to first class by now if you didn't annoy Crabby at his workplace so often.

Then again, Crabby needs to be annoyed. Dude's just way too mellow on the CollectorCast; someone needs to dial up his intensity a bit. Maybe turn him into the next Billy Mays... only without the heart condition or the coke habit.

(http://i.imgur.com/l9fFw.jpg)
Billy Mays reborn.


And since I'm waaay too far away to do the job, it falls on you pick up the slack. Do us proud, good sir.


'Late


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: EngineerMike on July 31, 2014, 11:05:20 AM
Engineer because I am a 4th Class Steam/Power Engineer. Mike because its my name shortened.

I can just imagine the dreams of a steam engineer. Is it constant steam punk?

I rarely dream. I wonder if Steam Punks dream of Boiler systems?


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on July 31, 2014, 11:09:35 AM
I rarely dream.

How did you become the Dreamkiller when you have few dreams of your own to practice your craft on?


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on July 31, 2014, 11:37:36 AM
I rarely dream.

How did you become the Dreamkiller when you have few dreams of your own to practice your craft on?

If he can't dream then no one will!!


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Boshamp on July 31, 2014, 12:11:07 PM
Boshamp was a nickname from middle school. I add the number 33 to my online stuff sometimes as well. It is my favorite number because Larry Walker is my favorite ballplayer of all time.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on July 31, 2014, 12:36:49 PM
Boshamp was a nickname from middle school. I add the number 33 to my online stuff sometimes as well. It is my favorite number because Larry Walker is my favorite ballplayer of all time.

Rockies for life!


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on July 31, 2014, 01:55:07 PM
I rarely dream.

How did you become the Dreamkiller when you have few dreams of your own to practice your craft on?

If he can't dream then no one will!!

Sounds like the tag line to an Inception sequel/spinoff. Or a new take on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

Anybody want to help me with the story treatment I'll be pitching to the Hollywood producers?


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Boshamp on July 31, 2014, 03:27:36 PM
Boshamp was a nickname from middle school. I add the number 33 to my online stuff sometimes as well. It is my favorite number because Larry Walker is my favorite ballplayer of all time.

Rockies for life!

Even if we turn into the Cubbies and never do well over 100 years, I will stay true to my local team. ha ha


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on July 31, 2014, 04:25:08 PM
I rarely dream.

How did you become the Dreamkiller when you have few dreams of your own to practice your craft on?

If he can't dream then no one will!!

Sounds like the tag line to an Inception sequel/spinoff. Or a new take on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

Anybody want to help me with the story treatment I'll be pitching to the Hollywood producers?

I'm in as long as there are boobs involved


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Wempster on July 31, 2014, 04:25:23 PM
Wempster is a nickname from school based on my last name Wempe.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on August 01, 2014, 12:42:31 AM
I rarely dream.

How did you become the Dreamkiller when you have few dreams of your own to practice your craft on?

If he can't dream then no one will!!

Sounds like the tag line to an Inception sequel/spinoff. Or a new take on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

Anybody want to help me with the story treatment I'll be pitching to the Hollywood producers?

I'm in as long as there are boobs involved

I'm not feelin' ya with that recommendation...  :P

Wempster is a nickname from school based on my last name Wempe.


I'm sure there were a few times where some snarky students referred to you as "the wimpster," right? Don't lie like you do a lot...


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: EngineerMike on August 01, 2014, 11:31:57 AM
I rarely dream.

How did you become the Dreamkiller when you have few dreams of your own to practice your craft on?

If he can't dream then no one will!!

Correct.




Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: EngineerMike on August 01, 2014, 11:33:29 AM
I rarely dream.

How did you become the Dreamkiller when you have few dreams of your own to practice your craft on?

If he can't dream then no one will!!

Sounds like the tag line to an Inception sequel/spinoff. Or a new take on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

Anybody want to help me with the story treatment I'll be pitching to the Hollywood producers?

I'm in as long as there are boobs involved

Crabby's only vice in an otherwise Straightedge lifestyle.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: singlebanana on August 01, 2014, 02:23:29 PM
I   <3   ( o ) ( o )


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on August 02, 2014, 12:28:45 PM
I   <3   ( o ) ( o )

I love Cookie Monster eyeballs too, big guy.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: nupoile on August 02, 2014, 01:12:44 PM
I   <3   ( o ) ( o )

I love Cookie Monster eyeballs too, big guy.

I thought that was 1337 speak for, 1 is less than 3101101.

Which is true.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on August 02, 2014, 01:16:02 PM
I   <3   ( o ) ( o )

I love Cookie Monster eyeballs too, big guy.

I thought that was 1337 speak for, 1 is less than 3101101.

Which is true.

Good thing you had a calculator nearby to figure that out, huh?

In other news: what's YOUR story?


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: nupoile on August 02, 2014, 01:44:34 PM
Have I not told it here before? I know I've not made a secret of it, must have said in chat and pm's and the like....

Back in the 90's a friend and I (ironically I just emailed him not 5 minutes before I saw this) needed a user name for something. He literally just mashed his hand on the keyboard and "nupoile" appeared. We both were like, "Hey! That actually looks like a word." So we used it.

I like it because it has no meaning, isn't related to anything, only uses letters and no one else has it. That's also why there's no capitalization.

I'm not really a stickler for pronunciation either (because it's not a word) normally I say it like, "new poil ee" though.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on August 02, 2014, 02:18:03 PM
Have I not told it here before? I know I've not made a secret of it, must have said in chat and pm's and the like....

Back in the 90's a friend and I (ironically I just emailed him not 5 minutes before I saw this) needed a user name for something. He literally just mashed his hand on the keyboard and "nupoile" appeared. We both were like, "Hey! That actually looks like a word." So we used it.

I like it because it has no meaning, isn't related to anything, only uses letters and no one else has it. That's also why there's no capitalization.

I'm not really a stickler for pronunciation either (because it's not a word) normally I say it like, "new poil ee" though.

When I first saw it, I thought it might have been French, and pronounced, "new-pwahl."

Dodged a bullet there, that's for sure.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6LohnQpCm18/TCcYR12eleI/AAAAAAAAA9g/EiMmut4mMsk/s1600/freedom_20fries.img_assist_custom.jpg)


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: mumboking on August 02, 2014, 02:26:56 PM
"new-pwahl."
That's sort of how I think it is too...


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Izret101 on August 02, 2014, 03:00:26 PM
"new-pwahl."
That's sort of how I think it is too...

If that is the same as new-poil. That is how i have always read it and i agree.

EDIT
Damn typos.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: InvadErGII on August 09, 2014, 09:17:13 PM
My real first name is Erik, and 'ErGII' is the result of my attempt to spell out my name in the original Dragon Warrior...with the Power Glove. It had already been a half hour, and that seemed close enough.

Adding 'Invader' was meant to make it sound like an Invader Zim character, I think. I'm not very clever.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: slackur on August 09, 2014, 11:18:04 PM
While it would seem mine is pretty obvious, like anything to do with me it has a long-winded story...

Back in my college days, due to some interesting developments concerning an engagement, homelessness, medical issues, and close friends, I ended up paying $150 each month for rent to live in a walk-in closet at a 3-bedroom house shared amongst 24-hour-partying twenty-somethings.  There was a constant presence of anywhere between a dozen to fifty anything-goes people hanging out everyday, and the place was colloquially if not universally coined "The Slacker House."

Years after its inevitable collapse, I was setting up my Xbox Live account, and despite getting in early, 'slacker' was taken.  'slackur' was the first derivative that worked.

I've actually been working on writing 'The Slackurhouse Memoirs' off and on for a few years now.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: TheSaintOfPain on September 08, 2014, 09:18:04 PM
I briefly did some backyard wrestling back when I was in high school, and The Saint Of Pain was my "ring name."  I didn't do it very long, but the name just stuck with me, and I've used it and variations thereof for various email accounts, my XBox Live handle, here of course, and a variation (Saint Pain) is the codename of a superhero character I created for a comic book idea I've been developing off and on for a few years now.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Fokakis79 on December 11, 2014, 01:16:47 PM
My name comes from my days when I worked at Tattoo shop. I was mostly a customer service and clean-up person but I also did piercings. So, the boss at this place starts calling me Fokakis because there is a guy with that last name who runs an Amusement Arcade Distribution company. My boss says he always is busy and gets shit done no matter what, so he thought the same about me. The nickname stuck and soon everyone that I knew started calling me this.

I have since used the name for any username, character names on video games. D&D characters.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on January 17, 2019, 09:29:17 PM
Hey now! I'm dredging up this thread in the hope that some of RF Generation's newer members will share their user-name origin stories. Have at it...


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: MetalFRO on January 18, 2019, 10:37:36 AM
I suppose I've been here long enough, I should explain mine. It's not that complicated. "FRO" was a high school nickname I had, because of my hair. I hated it at first, but it stuck, and eventually I embraced it. I'm still "FRO" on the shmups forums. Most other forums either wouldn't allow a username that short, or it had already been taken by someone, or by a bot. So I added "Metal" to the front because, well, I love heavy metal. Thus, MetalFRO was born.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on January 18, 2019, 10:48:57 AM
He's the funkiest dude in the mosh pit


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: RobotWillie on January 19, 2019, 03:00:43 PM
I don't think I explained this yet. I am too lazy to look back through this.

My real name is William but my family and friends call me Willie. In high school one of my friends starting calling me this one day and I hated it. Soon some other started to, thankfully it was only a few people. He explained he thought I talked like a robot, in a kind of monotone voice. I disagree but maybe when I was younger I was more like that. I think the older me speaks with more emotion. But I don't think I ever agreed with this assessment. However even though I hated it I realized soon after it gave me a unique nickname I could embrace and use on social media platforms such as this. I always had trouble thinking of usernames before and now I had a good one to use. An example of a username I used on the music sites LastFM and Rate Your Music were CantDecideAName and ThisDesiredName. I literally just used the fact I couldn't think of one as the username. I loved the wittiness of those but RobotWillie is more personal and has more to do with me. I also used the name of the city I live in, its a good sized city and there isn't really any other cities with the name so it was often not taken when signing up for services such as the main Shenmue fansite which a member there showd me this place (Ryudo) as he went by then. If it was used I would put Will on the end, another shortened version of my real name. I did this on MySpace. It is dangerous to use the name of where you live in retrospect but its large enough that I don't fret about being picked out of the haystack somehow and my first name is common enough, and I never told anyone my address unless I trusted them (such as a guy who exchanged games with me).

The bottom line is I finally had a name that was more unique and personal and ironically I hated it at the start. I do like being called Bill less for some reason. Its because I have been given the nickname Willie and calling me Bill sounds wrong to me.


Title: Re: Moniker Mania: RF Generation User Name Origins
Post by: Zagnorch on January 19, 2019, 04:55:53 PM
I suppose I've been here long enough, I should explain mine. It's not that complicated. "FRO" was a high school nickname I had, because of my hair. I hated it at first, but it stuck, and eventually I embraced it. I'm still "FRO" on the shmups forums. Most other forums either wouldn't allow a username that short, or it had already been taken by someone, or by a bot. So I added "Metal" to the front because, well, I love heavy metal. Thus, MetalFRO was born.

He's the funkiest dude in the mosh pit

The first time I read "MetalFRO," it conjured up images of some guy wearing a wig made out of Brillo pads.