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#1 Old 02-28-2010, 05:25 PM
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We've got a thread about avatars. But there are also some pretty interesting usernames on here. What's the story behind yours?



I'll start, although mine's pretty obvious. I wanted something music related, but 'saxophonist' seemed boring so I jazzed it up a bit with a more interesting vowel.

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#2 Old 02-28-2010, 05:32 PM
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I have a fat cat, a large breed dog, and a boyfriend with a fast metabolism. Somedays I feel like it is my sole purpose in life to make sure these three are fed. However, Lola, the dog, seems to be the loudest whiner at dinner time, so I chose KibbleforLola. Plus, with the Avatar, it seemed fitting.

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#3 Old 02-28-2010, 05:37 PM
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I'm interested in ancient history and mythology so it seemed a natural choice for me. Andromache (an-DROM-uh-kee) is the name of a mythical Greek character.



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In Greek mythology, Andromache (pronounced /ænˈdrɒməkiː/; Ancient Greek: Ἀνδρομάχη) was the wife of Hector and daughter of Eetion, and sister to Podes. She was born and raised in the city of Cilician Thebe, over which her father ruled. The name means "battle of a man", from ἀνδρός (andros) "man" and μάχη (machē) "battle".[1]



During the Trojan War, Hector was killed by Achilles, and their son Astyanax was thrown from the city walls by the Greek Herald Talthybius. Neoptolemus took Andromache as a concubine and Hector's brother, Helenus, as a slave. By Neoptolemus, she was the mother of Molossus, and according to Pausanias,[2] of Pielus and Pergamus. When Neoptolemus died, Andromache married Helenus and became Queen of Epirus. Pausanias also implies that Helenus' son, Cestrinus, was by Andromache. Andromache eventually went to live with Pergamus in Pergamum, where she died of old age.

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Mine is a acronym for a memory that is very special to me.
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#6 Old 02-28-2010, 05:54 PM
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A few years ago, I kept hearing the words 'puppet master' being said throughout the day on TV. Plus, I'm a big ATLA fan, and there is an episode where there is a puppet master (who is a blood bender. Tee hee) (which I first saw on that same day). It sounds cool, and has a tone of mystery to it, I think. So I use it.

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i chose mine cuz if id have chosen someone elses they probably wouldnt have been all that happy
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#8 Old 02-28-2010, 06:40 PM
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I didn't. My parents did, when they named me. The S and the F are the first letters of my middle and last names.

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I live in New England and I am a Vegan, hence New England Vegan.

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My name is Kirsten, I like cats and my nickname from boyfriend is kitten, so I changed the C to a K.

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All the other names I wanted were already taken. I tried a good half dozen, and finally said "Crap, they're all taken. I guess I'll have to be somebody else here.





... Oh, wait!"

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Many, many years ago, I was playing a text based game called Trade Wars, on a local BBS system (before the days of internet). My ship was named The Whisper and I kind of liked the name and decided to keep it.

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I live in the desert so I am a desert-dweller.....
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I live in the desert so I am a desert-dweller.....

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I've had mine forevverrr! Haha I've always loved Aurora's and its been my dream since I was like 7 to go see one somewhere. There were a lot of other Aurora's out there so I experimented with different words until I got Auroraglare It has also become my raver name!
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My username is my spiritual name. It means "wolf" in Old Irish.
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my name is Jennifer and I am anti-fur.
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#19 Old 02-28-2010, 09:17 PM
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My parents, LuckBeALady and HardKnockLife, gave me my username at birth.



Seriously, some years ago, when I learned the word was forerun by the word, capstone, I became intrigued. In modern usage, capstone generally means "crowning achievement" or the final, or topmost stone in a wall or building, but in very ancient times, even before the pyramids, it was a cylindrical stone placed at the apex of a roof; a rope could be thrown over it, so it could be used for hauling up heavy objects. It was the forerunner of the pulley, one of our basic machines, and of the capstan, or windlass, used for raising ship's anchors and for driving magnetic tape through recording devices.



The word, cap, suggests stylishness, as a debonair chapeau, while 'Stan' is a name used by the masculine gender. The phallic connotation is just frosting on the cake.



Why did I choose it? They told me, for security reasons, I shouldn't use my real name.

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My name is Kirsten, I like cats and my nickname from boyfriend is kitten, so I changed the C to a K.



Off-topic, but who is in your avatar?





I chose mine from a Pat Benatar song, and I just like the way it sounds. Five points to anybody who knows the song.

Did you write the book of love, and do you have faith in God above,
If the Bible tells you so? Do you believe in rock Ân roll,
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It's from a Glassjaw song. Also, my first name starts with the letter B and I dig alliteration.
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#22 Old 02-28-2010, 11:19 PM
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Well, I am a vegetarian and I am a bit of dick.....so....veg--me--dic.
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My old one, rockindancer86, I made when I was 12 I think. And, surprise surprise, I'm a dancer born in 1986. The new name is my nickname in Spanish. My friends in Spain all called me that.
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My old one, rockindancer86, I made when I was 12 I think. And, surprise surprise, I'm a dancer born in 1986. The new name is my nickname in Spanish. My friends in Spain all called me that.



How does Clarita Osita translate?

"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
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#26 Old 03-01-2010, 12:50 AM
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How does Clarita Osita translate?



I believe it's Claire Bear, but I could be wrong.

Did you write the book of love, and do you have faith in God above,
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#27 Old 03-01-2010, 12:56 AM
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I believe it's Claire Bear, but I could be wrong.

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#28 Old 03-01-2010, 12:58 AM
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Yay, for me not using Spanish for 4+ years, I'm doing pretty darn good!

Did you write the book of love, and do you have faith in God above,
If the Bible tells you so? Do you believe in rock Ân roll,
Can music save your mortal soul, And can you teach me how to dance real slow?
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Myria was a character in one of Terry Pratchett's books. I identify with her, and I didn't think she ended too badly (died by jumping into a vat of chocolate). At that point, she was named Unity, but I'm not quite there yet.

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1. Envy is an awesome character from Full Metal Alchemist

2. Envy is also the sin which I commit the most.

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