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Gideon
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: rooted on planet Mars, *I mean Earth*
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 11-14-2004 18:55

Well, I guess my curiosity has gotten the better of me. I was wondering if anyone would like to share why they chose the name they chose for asylum. You don't have to, I was just wondering since I am curious.

As for me, it is the name of one of Israel's ancients "judges" back before the Babylonian captivity, even before King David. He was a man with little talent, and with little capability for much of anything. God used him, though. Gideon was given strength by God, and he brought the people of Israel back to God. Even though it was difficult and he was almost killed for getting rid of the Baal idols, he still succeded in not only bringing Israel back to God, but also was successful in liberating Israel from its oppressors at that time with the help of God. He accomplished many things for Israel and I have great respect for him. I guess that is why I decided to model this name after him.

Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you, rebuke a wise man and he will love you.

Veneficuz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A graveyard of dreams
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 11-14-2004 19:40

The wonders of the Faq: Where did the inmates get their nicknames from?

I got mine when I was browsing a latin dictionary for a name for a roleplaying character. Found the word 'veneficus' which amon other things ment magician, the word sounded nice and the character was a mage so I decided to use it. Later on I needed and nick for some online place and Veneficus was taken, so I ended up using Veneficuz. After that I've been using it everywhere I go. One of the good things about it is that I've yet to come across someone who use the same nick, so I always get to use this one when I register at new places

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(Edited by Veneficuz on 11-14-2004 19:40)

I X I
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: beyond the gray sky
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 11-14-2004 21:55

I've been through several, starting with Omicron Child, just because I liked the way it sounded. then I dropped the Omicron and went for just Child, but that had been taken as a screen name so I got IXI Child IXI and from there I dropped the rest of it and kept IXI. it just kinda grew on me.




...Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most (ozzy osbourne)

Tao
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 11-15-2004 00:00

I don't think I have explained my name in any of those lists Gideon so here goes.
Basically in my quest for knowledge, spiritual and otherwise, I found that the writings of Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching really struck a chord with my spirit. So when I started to use computers and was asked for a nickname to use, someone suggested I use Tao. My first few computers were referred to as Tao's baby, hence my initial nick here was Taobaybee. I also use TaoBoogie a lot to reflect my interest in music.
Now most of that made sense in my head, but now that I look at it. it seems to have spilled out in a bit of a mess. and I'm in a rush so can't tidy it up but I hope you get the gist.

:::tao::: ::cell::

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 11-15-2004 06:14

Web = World Wide Web
Shaman = I am Cherokee, and way back then, I joined the Guru network - and I didn't really like Guru much, so...Shaman.

Dan
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 11-15-2004 07:26

Dan
Dan
Dan

Well.. my name's Steve, so I figured this would be a good pseudonym... keep you jerks from finding me.

AlterEgo
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Dark Side of the Moon
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 11-15-2004 17:32

Hmm, what could be a good pseudonym for me online?
Hey, pseudonym!
No.
Er, user name, other identity, alter ego?
And so, my children, it came from there. True story. Although recently I have been using Aken for other things. A chocolate cookie for the first person who can tell me why...

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Blaise
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 11-15-2004 18:07

Blaise is the patron saint of Sore throats and coughs, also for animal healing, when I became confirmed into the Roman Catholic religion I chose it as my fourth name (er.. second middle name)

Unfortunatly Blaise is also a French girls name and as such I find I get unwanted attention from other geezas, not my cup of tea you might say.

Cheers,

Sangreal
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the league of Professional Mop Jockeys
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 11-16-2004 04:32

Well, Gideon you know the main reason, it is the name i use everywhere (other than patch) But otherwise the others names some people use for me might get me into too much contraversy......

History is nothing but a fable that has been agreed upon.
-Napolean Bonaparte

I X I
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: beyond the gray sky
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 11-16-2004 06:22

hey, wasn't it BLAISE Pascal?




...Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most (ozzy osbourne)

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 11-16-2004 11:32

Well, the Skaarj are a group of large butt-ugly alien invaders from the Unreal series of games, and when I join up here I simply forgot how to spell it, adding the extra j to the end, so it turned from being pronouced 'Sk-har' to 'Sk-har-juh'. So why did I choose it? Frankly, it's what came to mind first, and it's stuck since then. Although I also go by the name Rien (french for 'nothing') in a few places now.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 11-16-2004 12:18
quote:
Blaise said:
Unfortunatly Blaise is also a French girls name

I've never met a girl named "Blaise", and actually that's rather a male name.

Regarding my own nick, I used Crystal until I saw virtual world by tomsoft when I was ~13yo.

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 11-16-2004 15:37

Actually, poi, I've always wanted to know how you pronounce "poi"? When I first saw your name in the Asylum I thought you were from Hawaii

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krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Right-dead center
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 11-16-2004 15:39

My last name is Kretsinger. 'Krets' has been a nickname of mine forever. It was started by my freshman highschool gym teacher. He was this big Italian guy who knew my dad real well and my dad gets called 'krets' a lot. He started calling me that and it kinda stuck with the rest of my friends.

:::11oh1:::

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 11-16-2004 16:03

Bugimus: I pronounce my nick almost like "boy", but with a P at the beginning
I've heard only lately about the "poi" thing from Hawaii. And honestly seeing the image below, I'm dubious about the taste of it



But, by curiosity I'd like to taste some poi muffins.

Blaise
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 11-16-2004 16:06

Blaise Pascal was a Religious Phylosopher, St Blaise was someone else.

Poi: I know what you mean, I've never come across a girl called Blaise but it's the other folk that go on about it.

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 11-16-2004 17:21

poi, I'm glad to hear that because that is how I've always pronounced it

I've had poi and I really don't like it much. It is *extremely* bland. But if you grew up eating it, you would love it as much as I love potatoes or rice. It's a staple food very much like the two of those.

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RhyssaFireheart
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Out on the Sea of Madness...
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 11-16-2004 17:46

Poi - There's food in that picture? ;-)

My own name is one I made up for a D&D campaign back in '98-99. I found the name Rhyssa in a book I was reading ([i]Pegasus in Flight[i] I believe, by Anne MacCaffrey) and Fireheart is from a dedication in another book. I put them together for my one attempt at a D&D mage. Hated the class, loved the name.

When I started playing online games, I actually went by the name Daremo. In AC1, I started some RP with another guild member, and I couldn't do it as the character Daremo, so I made a mage and named her "Rhyssa Fireheart." That was in late '99 early '00. There was a lot of RP going on at the time and we had a lot of fun with it. Even after that part stopped (rather hard to RP with someone when you are talking on voice comms), I stuck with the name.

Since then, I have a character named Rhyssa (with or without the last name as permitted by games) who is always a mage type ingame. I've stuck with this as my board name because it's just easier than changing from board to board. I actually have a set list of names that I use in games, and each name is tied to a character "type." For example, Rhyssa is a caster/mage, Daremo is a hunter/scout/fighter, SoulRider is a rogue type, Alleluia is a healer/priest. Those are my main names.

And that's probably far more than anyone wanted to know, but I was typing, so hey..

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phyreHazard
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Augusta, GA
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 11-19-2004 20:55

Hmm... well, when I purchased my first computer I had this foolish idea that the only thing that would keep me from being the next big underground hacker personality was the nickname... so I put a lot of thought into it, and finally came up with:

fileHydrant

Sad... I know. My friends all laughed. ("But it's just like 'fire hydrant'" I said!! "That's kEwL, right?") But I couldn't get the 'f' and 'h' sounds out of my head, and feeling like there was some sort of a time crunch (had to come up with a great nick soon, so I could start hacking away!), I settled on phyreHazard.

I've never really liked it, but I've used it in so many different places for so long that it'd be like cutting off an arm to get rid of it entirely. I'm currently in the process of transitioning over to 'genjo'.

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 11-19-2004 21:41

RhyssaFireheart: I fear, there really is some food in this pic

Syntax Influx
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Nov 2004

posted posted 11-27-2004 23:48

I got my nick from one of those Geek Name Generators where I just wrote my own name and got this.
I've had tons of other nicks before, but all of them kinda sucked..

zavaboy
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 11-28-2004 15:27

I don't remember much of the birth of my name, but I know it all started in my head, a little peice of paper, and a pencil. I wrote out "zava" and I have no clue how I got "boy" on there... maybe I thought it was a little short... hmm... anyhoo, I don't know if zava has any meaning, I just know people in some forigen country have names with zava. So really my name has no meaning to it exept "boy," my name is like "[whatever you make of it]boy." I'm pretty much tied to the name now, even if I tried changing I couldn't because I own my own .com and I've used the username just about everywhere (100 some places). So, umm, that's it...

silence
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Melbourne, Australia
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 12-09-2004 11:43

I know this is an older thread, but I'd like to get in before/if it gets archived.

My first ever I think was ace685 which is really embarrassing now. Not ace because I thought I was number one, but because my initials were A.A.A.

Then, after years in chat rooms I got really tired of the constant arrogance so I changed to Humble, which is a bit arrogant if you look at it right. Finally, I got tired of all the noise altogether and I settled on silence.

In MMORPG's and other places where silence is taken I usually just vary the spelling: sylense, sylence, sai-lens, etc.

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 12-16-2004 23:58

Yannah because most of the letters that composes my username is from my real name I just added "h".

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Gideon
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: rooted on planet Mars, *I mean Earth*
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 01-09-2005 03:04

Wow, those are some neat stories. I'm sorry I haven't posted on this thread but I have been *cough* tied up in some other ones.

I'm sorry about making another name thread, I wasn't aware that there was one already. Well, at least some people who didn't get them on the last one can have them on this one.

I think it is really interesting how things like nicknames get attached to people, and sometimes they get attached to them.

I guess I could post about my other two pseudonyms because those have a little different story behind them. I guess I got tired of using stupid names like "killer" on video/online games, so I decided to make up something on the computer one day. I got on Word and just started typing out random letters and spaces. I came up with two names after about a half a page of nothingness: Paois, which is kinda whimsical and makes me think of the elegant elves from Lord of the Rings, and Kahal, a blunt and oppressive sounding name. They both suited me well for different games, and I have stuck with those on things since.

Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you, rebuke a wise man and he will love you.

norm
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 01-09-2005 03:24

My Asylum name was chosen because I decided to to use the name of someone I really admire. Some one who is witty, charming, hardworking, and really good looking.

Since I (oops...I meant 'he') is also very modest, I thought I should make the first letter lowercase.

regards,
Norm

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 01-09-2005 05:02

*cough*

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Ensellitis
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: New York, USA
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 01-09-2005 05:17

Well, my last name is Ensell. Back in middle school, I was "thought" to be hacking school computers, and being a skater/nerd/stoner/class clown, one day a "friend" of mine walked up to me and said "Ensellitis, you're like a disease." I don't know where it came from, or how he came up with the name, but it stuck and 6 years later, alot of my friends only call me by Ensellitis, some of my family even calls me it...

White Hawk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 01-10-2005 01:33

Mine was the meaning for the modified gaelic name from which my own real name is derived. It turned out to be more commonly used than I would have liked, but I've stuck with it on quite a few sites.

Bit dull really, but less cheasy than 'Battle Hawk' or 'Hawk of May'...

*ADDENDUM* - Oh yeah, Alterego; is Aken chosen as the name of the watchman of the ferry that carried Egyptian souls to the ever-after? That or a place west of Dessau...? lol

==I don't believe it! Somebody stole my sig!!==

(Edited by White Hawk on 01-10-2005 01:43)

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