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Re: How did you found your internet nickname?

Posted: 01 Jul 2021, 21:45
by orihalcon
I was big into Golden Sun the for the Gameboy Advance at the time and Orihalcon was one of the items that you would use to forge into the Excalibur Sword. I believe it was the second most powerful weapon in the game and something that you wouldn't get at all unless you got fairly lucky as forged items come out at random and it requires luck to have forgeable items dropped by enemies. Good times.

Re: How did you find your internet nickname?

Posted: 02 Jul 2021, 11:59
by thefarside
thefarside is named after The Far Side, one of my favorite comics:
https://www.thefarside.com/

Re: How did you find your internet nickname?

Posted: 02 Jul 2021, 15:13
by Karmel
Salted Caramel -> Assaulted Caramel (funny) -> AssaultedKarmel (shorter) -> Karmel (even shorter) -> Whatever else I can think of if it's taken.

I decided to look it up today and "Assaulted Caramel" is also the name of some book I've never heard of.

Re: How did you find your internet nickname?

Posted: 03 Jul 2021, 08:46
by troglotype
On Deskthority my nickname is a portmanteau formed from troglodyte and type to indicate my lovely personality and love for old keyboards.

"troglodyte, n. (figurative). A person who lives in seclusion, unacquainted with the affairs of the world; a ‘hermit’. Also: a person who lives in a hovel or slum; one considered to be like a prehistoric cave-dweller" (From: Oxford English Dictionary)

My avatar proves that the world wide web holds an image of just about anything.

Re: How did you find your internet nickname?

Posted: 03 Jul 2021, 09:19
by TheInverseKey
GTA 4, Games for Windows Live. Random name generator and it stuck.... You, want to go bowling?

Re: How did you find your internet nickname?

Posted: 05 Jul 2021, 16:42
by ifohancroft
Around 2003 someone purposefully wrote a commonly used way to shorten my first name, with an F instead of a V and IFo was born. I've always disliked my "real name" and I instantly fell in-love with IFo so I started introducing myself like that to everyone.

Then, around 2007 I started playing Second Life and back then the game still allowed you to have a last name. You had the option of either writing whatever you want as your last name or picking from a list of options (and to check out new options if the existing ones weren't to your taste). That's how I found Hancroft. I liked it on its own and how it sat along with IFo.

So, IFo Hancroft was born. That worked out perfectly because now I could use it everywhere a first and last name are required.

Re: How did you find your internet nickname?

Posted: 06 Jul 2021, 12:52
by Burton
I decided not to invent anything like that and just took my last name. In my opinion, it turned out fine. Maybe if it was some kind of role-playing forum, I would need to come up with a character and play his role, it would be different.

Re: How did you find your internet nickname?

Posted: 06 Jul 2021, 13:01
by ifohancroft
Burton wrote:
06 Jul 2021, 12:52
I decided not to invent anything like that and just took my last name. In my opinion, it turned out fine. Maybe if it was some kind of role-playing forum, I would need to come up with a character and play his role, it would be different.
I mean you have a really cool last name so that totally works for you.

Re: How did you find your internet nickname?

Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 17:37
by Go-Kart
Go-Kart, a play on my surname 'Grocott'. Going to an all boys school, we referred to each other by our surnames and plays on those names were common place. Gerkin and Krog are the only other ones I can recall offhand but Go-Kart was a tag I used when I first played CS 1.6/signed up to Steam. Used it ever since.