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Old 12-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #26
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From the internet, duh!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #27
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:48 PM   #28
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A combination of my last name and my wife's maiden name. Before we were married, we chose this username for our first ISP account, and I've kept it ever since.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #29
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #30
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Nick name in high school. Rash is short for my real name.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:13 PM   #31
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When I established my internet presence, I wanted to remain anonymous, but I wanted my nick to consist of things that made sense to me, but nobody else.

dj'n - used to dj back in high school
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7 - always been my favorite number
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #32
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:21 PM   #33
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My last name is Crabtree...kinda a nick-name.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #34
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It's not what you think.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #35
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Back in my young, impressionable IRC days, I noticed that one of the usual people that I conversed with had changed his name to something cool and Japanese-y! I asked him about it, and he said he could get me a Japanese name too. I was amazed, because everyone knew that something Japanese was cool as they make all the video games -- duh! Of course, I had no idea that all he did was use Jim Breen's. Anyway, he asked me what I wanted for a name, and being the (definitely not) suave teen, I said, "The Lover!" 'cause everyone knows that's what I was (not) with the ladies.

I found out a few years later that a better translation for aikouka is actually the fanatic. So instead of being "The Lover," it's more like "The Stalker."
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #36
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My last name is Perkins. Vaguely based on a radio show even I was too young to have experienced: The Shadow.

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:41 PM   #37
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I, uh... have a problem controlling my hips.
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Rashad?
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:46 PM   #38
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Chemistry has been a thing of mine since my young days. My original handle was Cyborg back in the 80's. Switched to Alkemyst prior to the end of that decade.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #39
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It's an Iced Earth song.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #40
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self given nickname because i have insomnia. contrary to popular belief it is not drug related
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #41
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #42
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #43
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:26 PM   #44
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My nick is about something I care deeply about.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:28 PM   #45
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Where did your screen name come from?
You Mom screamed it out in ecstasy while I was plowing her.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:31 PM   #46
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METH HEADS UNITE!!! Seriously, I want to kill myself after listening to 1 minute of that.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:33 PM   #47
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Character from one of my favorite novels.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #48
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Or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Fields_%28novel%29?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:43 PM   #49
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:47 PM   #50
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I needed a username for some website and wanted something original sounding. I went to Wikipedia and hit "random article" a few times. Eventually I got an article on Leros, an island in Greece. Means absolutely nothing to me, I just thought it was a neat name.

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