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Bricks-N-Sandwiches
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True that.
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In high school we had senior shirt groups. You'd get together with your group of best friends and design t-shirts. you'd have a group name on the front(ours was beatnix) a bunch of inside jokes and such all over, and we then all had a large letter on the back (on the last day of school we lined up on the balcony and spelled out something inappropriate for this forum [Evil Laugh] )

So anyways Beatnix (which we chose because of it representing original, unique and free thinking spirits) is in honor of that group of friends and the 19 was my number in football and the number of the great Bernie Kosar. I've used this as a username, or a variation, since highschool.

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I got my name from the main character of the Saber Marionette J series. At the time, it was my favorite series and I figured, "What the heck." Now, my favorite series is Trigun, and all my other message board IDs = Vash. I haven't switched here because I'm too used to it.
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Noemon
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"Vana and Lime" sounds better than "Vana and Vash"

Wasn't Vash the intergalactic Indiana Jones type that Picard had a thing for at one point in TNG?

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I already said on the insult thread and the introduction thread on the OSC forum, but I call myself "Da_Goat" because I've had hair growing from my neck since I was two or three, and, at about 5th grade, before I started shaving, the hair grew long enough that it looked like the hair on a goat. Somebody said "Who's da goat?" and it just kind of stuck, even though it never gets that long anymore since I shave.

And underscores are awesome.

[ November 06, 2003, 12:50 PM: Message edited by: Da_Goat ]

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My name is Bob and I'm a lawyer.

Or something like that.

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"Vana and Lime" actually sounds like a top-shelf drink order.

And Khav suggested that I got this name from the back of Shadow Puppets, which of course is false. It's from The Crystal City.

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I got this name because I was looking at my iTunes playlist while trying to come up with a name. My eyes landed on "Rappin' Ronnie Reagan" on Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons and voila. It's from "Homer Loves Flanders."
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I wonder where I got mine.... [Smile]

--Nick [Wave]

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I always assumed that the chick Picard had the thing for spelled her name Vache, which is even funnier, since he's French...
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I named myself after the exchange particle of the newly discovered Oaxaca force, which is believed to hold the key to formulating a grand unified field theory. The Oaxaca force is seventy five orders of magnitude more powerful than the strong force.
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My name is french for ladybug- When I lived in switzerland, the first bug word I learned was coccinelle and I always thought it was such a pretty name for a bug... plus it's usually not taken as a username!
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It's the same name of a Smashing Pumpkins song. I first heard it at the age of 14 and loved it, plus the name "Starla" fit many of my likes: star gazing, the shape, other things I can't remember (I dunno---I had a thread just like this on GreNME about a month ago).

I used the name as a pen name (signed all short stories and poems with it) and my teenage alter-ego, and then later my screen name and aol and yahoo address.

I just really like it and I think it suits me. [Smile]

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Oh, yeah---plus an alternative meaning to my real name is "star."

just had to add that little bit [Big Grin]

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I'm a fan of Black Mage from the 8-bit theater web comic.
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The year was 1983.

Wandering around in the red-light district of Surabaya, Indonesia with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black, a group of drunk American sailors happened upon a small restaurant called Moon Rabbit. The food was the most horrible combination of bland and hot. Think chunks of raw potato and onions in blisteringly hot yellow curry.

I thought "what a cool name for a band", so we started a band called Moon Rabbit and made an album of song parodies (like Weird Al but X-rated). Later, the name kind of stuck to me, and it's been my nick ever since.

/and you thought I was younger than that. [Angst]

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One who is in command of a century.

I got the name from a friend who says I still act like a stiff-necked Marine.

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The Books series, Tale of Ice and Fire, I just liked the name, but I added the fool because one, I'm a fool, and two the guy is kindof a moron, he rapes the sister of one of the most powerful lords in the land, who also happens to be the fiancee of a nother on of the most powerful lords, and both of those lords happen to both be best friends with the other most powerful lord on the land, yea that Rhaegars a real genius, kindof obvious that hes gunna get some shit from it eh? Yea revolutions are fun.

-Rhaegar The Fool

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I just figured it out, basically.

♪ I write the songs that make the whole world sing . . . ♫

[Big Grin]

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My friends think I am weird. Funny as in funny-weird, not funny-haha. Mr because I am a guy.
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Ana and kata are the directions in the fourth spatial dimension. Like left right, up down, front back, ana kata. It's also greek for forwards and backwards, which I think is sort of cool. Words from greek that start with ana- should be the opposite of words that start with cata-. Like anabolic and catabolic. So I like to substitute prefixes and see what turns up. Like, what would an anapult do, you think? Hurl things in the same direction it's cocked? Have you heard of the little known catalects of Confucious? <laughs> Yes, I'm easily amused. [Smile]

My name is Anne Kate. Not Anne or Kate alone but both together: Anne Kate. You'll also see people call me aka or ak, both of which are other hatrack names. I'm also Draetakenna, but only when I'm a dragon. [Smile] Sometimes I sign my name ανακατα, or sometimes =D- which is the symbol in electronics for an "and gate", which is what some of my friends in electrical engineering school called me.

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Ah, now I've gotten this one as well. [Smile] This is also me.
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It's my real name... how boring.

It's from Cymbeline (Shakespeare) - the original Imogen was a handmaiden.. I wasn't even named after the heroine of the play, just a bit-part character!

(and after editing, evidently a character who couldn't spell...)

[ November 06, 2003, 09:18 PM: Message edited by: imogen ]

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Mine is a dance stage name I picked out of a book of (theoretically) arabic names. It means moonlight. Over the years it's developed into more of an alter-ego...Chandani is prettier than I am, and when she's quiet it's because she is mysterious and wise, not because she can't think of anything to say.
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Gottmorder, my secondary gaming callsign.

Although in hindsight, I wish i could change it to Lord Glockenheinen XXXVIII, who is simply an alter ego I made up for myself when someone wanted me to do an online survey.

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When I served as editor of my high school newspaper, I tended to be a bit glibe to the lowlier staff members. The advisor compared me to the old men in the balcony, and when I tried to incorporate it into a new screen name, this emerged. I think it's pretty cool.

I'm also Her Royal Sweekiness, which is sort of an inside joke between me and five or six people who I was talking to on AIM chat. I was trying to say "sweet" and a typo turned it into "sweek." Everyone was all, "sweek? What the heck is sweek?" so I came up with a bogus definition:

Sweek-- n. The state of being sweeky.

I always evade the question when someone asks me what it means, but if I call someone Sweeky, it's usually a compliment.

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I went to an Allen Ginsburg reading at Harvard and during the Q&A portion, I asked him what I should use for my screename at Hatrack.

Without pausing or missing a beat, he said "Zalmoxis" and signaled for the next question.

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Khavanon wrote:
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My name is Shon. It is pronounced like Shawn. And I'll be damned if there isn't a human on planet Earth who can pronounce it when they read it or doesn't have a comment about its "uniqueness."
Well, I've seen your name spelled that way before so I'm not sure it's as unique as you think. [Smile]

Frisco, if you're not named after the City, are you named after the famous PNW fast food restaurant, Frisco Freeze?

Sopwith wrote:
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It was also Snoopy's plane.
Funny, I thought it was a camel! [Wink]

Well, many other people have posted about previous SNs that never got tossed aside because they lost their password, and mine was Amontillado. So I went searching for a new one. My first name is Jon, a cousin calls me Jonny, I watch Cartoon Network every once in a while and I definitely was the opposite of the cartoon guy, and in a fit of madness and desperation, JNSB was born. I kinda like the sound of it, though 'tis a mouthful...

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I stole it from Pat!

Bring on the Ralphie Luvin'!

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it's the story of my life. every day is a fiasco. the spelling is because, when i got personalized license plates, 'fiasco' was already taken.
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Mine is boring. No fun story even. It's just the first 2 letters of my names (first, middle, and last) and I've never used it before for anything.
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actually, your first two letters make a decent name. that doesn't work for everyone. i would be kagipi. that's ooky.

pajeba = [Smile]
kagipi = [Wall Bash]

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kagipi looks cool, how would you say it?

And ooky is the funniest word, btw [Big Grin]

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I'd be immasa
hmmmm...

On the other hand my boyfriend would be atthea which does sound like a name, but kinda girly... [Smile]

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when i was a child I would go to bed at night and act outr this great adventure story to keep myself entertained till i felt sleepy. Once i decided to write a novel about what i had created i needed a name for my character.

In texas history one day a friend and i were goofing off trying to think of cool fantasy names. We somehow started taking real names and spelling them backwards. My seemed really cool...

Robey row-be my real name became
Yebor Yay-Bore my fantasy name

from then on I would have at least one character named yebor in any game or rpg i would play

Heck if I was playing A final fantasy game i would even take the name of my current g/f turn it around and use it

siri
harobed
annaed
irret

hell i still do it

any numers i use before or after are merely becausethe particular server will tell me a previous yebor variation has beeen used.

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helebo---funky [Big Grin]
idieh---nifty

edited to see what first name looked like backwards [Smile]

[ November 07, 2003, 06:20 PM: Message edited by: Starla* ]

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jedabi. Interesting.
Wiezoreck is from the Ender books (Ender's father's name).
A friend of mine and I, when chatting online or sending emails, will spell each other's names backwards. It's the last names that sound so funny. [Wink]

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ankaar ... hmmm, not so great.

Draetakenna ... very nice! [Smile]

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so, wieczorek, how do you pronounce your name again? [Razz] [Wink]
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I'd be Dadafi.
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I got Scythrop from a novel I studied at Uni called Nightmare Abby and Crotchet Castle. I just thought it was a cool name, and not at all likely to be taken as a username.

In Smurfland I'd be "Super absorbant smurf" which is a bit of a worry, but good for cleaning down the kitchen benches.

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Interestingly enough, mikesa is pretty close to being my actual name.

Right on Kung Pao Smurf!

[ November 07, 2003, 07:26 PM: Message edited by: saxon75 ]

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I wish I could remember how to pronounce my name! Vi-chor-ek? Close? When I read the books, I always pronounced it as Wee-ek-zor-ek. heehee [Blushing]
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vye-cho-rek [Smile]
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[Embarrassed] How could I have forgotten? [Smile]
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Doing the thing with the first two letters, my name would be Libeki. Kinda cool! [Big Grin] I got Eruve Nandiriel from a website that translates the MEANING of your name into Quenya. I also use the name Tigerlily. I use that one 'cuz 1)I love tigers, 2)tigerlilies are my favorite flower, and 3)Tigerlily is the cool indian warrior princess in Peter Pan. [Big Grin]
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Sorry if this isn't exactly on topic, but - does Wieczorek mean something in Polish or is it a name?? [Smile] Just curious
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Uhmmm,...Assuming everyone knows Mazer Rackham was the "long dead" space marine of EG.
I am a Marine, and when I signed on this forum in August'98, I hadn't read much besides the Ender Series, Homecoming and Alvin Maker. I didn't like Homecoming that much, and I thought everyone here was roleplaying characters from Hatrack, so I didn't want to take someone's name. EG was all that was left sooooooo,......

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It's a dimunitive form of "wieczór", which means "evening".
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pajeba, i was thinking something like kuh-gee-pee. kuh-jee-pee is just as bad, as is every other pronunciation i can come up with.
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