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Hey, How'd You Get Your Username(s)?

aL

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hi i'm aL and i like stuff

Anyways, here's a simple question, how'd you get your username(s)? To start off this thread, I'll start off with mine! (Also, yes, I love commas.)

Anyways, it all began with a simple download of TF2 and then I hoped it, I started off with that boring real life name user, as in Jose.Gonzalez.2020, and then I switched to 'Sniper' (Please, don't make fun of me.. :c) and at this time I was like very young, and my first server in TF2 was actually PBFortress on Jailbreak, and although I had no clue what I did and or what I was doing, I had fun! Then I swapped out to 'Mickey' and I was playing a crap ton of TF2 at this time, basically whenever I'd get back from school I'd legit play until midnight, and then after years, I swapped out to 'Dorky' and then continued to play PBFortress, but then after some years the downfall of PBFortress came, cause now it's like dead and then after the death, I started playing a crap ton of pubs, and after months, I saw this one guy that just had this simple name 'Alex', and by the way that is my middle-name, so I was like "Ya know... Why not try it?" But I wanted a twist with it as well, cause I ain't no basic boi, so I added an extra 'w' to it. Now, we're at the name 'Alwex' and I was extremely comfortable with that name and for most of my time I had that name for most of my time playing TF2, and then I found Wonderland, and then I felt like a name switch would be a bit more suitable... I guess.

So now I'm at the name Al, and people already know why I switched it but I'll say it again, so when I joined the server, I would always like type in chat, people got to see that the 'l' looked like a 'i', so basically I was called ai which was uh... Great I suppose, and then after ALL those name switches I'm at my current username... aL! (And boio I feel hella g u c c i) And now I still kind of change my username from time to time, such as 'Pokeman aL', 'Master Chef aL', and so on, mainly for the reason that I still play jailbreak and I get myself into the minigame.

So uh, that was the history of all my usernames...
okbai c:
 

Captain Weeb

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So since I have a lot of usernames from when I was a young lad, I just stuck with the name "CloakandDagger" (mostly because it sounds cool). So about 6 months ago, me and a few of my freshman friends from high school (Im a sophomore) and I were playing some brawlhalla. Now the thing is, I could play most of the people but only played two of them against my friends. Koji and Yumiko were the two. After a few games, my friends started calling me "Mr. Weeb, pro brawlhalla player." So to them, I responded with "How dare you insult me like that? You may call me Captain Weeb." So they did. I then changed my steam name to it and since then, have just stuck with it.
 

Youtuberchris

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I was a Youtuber many years ago, I made my name YoutuberChris, then I retired and I couldn't be bothered to change it. The end. Unfortunately not that interesting however that's pretty much the name in a nutshell.
 

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Mushrooms are neat.

-mycin
combining form
  1. in names of antibiotic compounds derived from fungi.
    "streptomycin"


I liked how it sounded.
 

Shadow

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I've always been fond of shadows & darkness (No, I'm not edgy I swear.) I were either too lazy to come up with a better name or I just thought that ''Shadow'' is good enough of a name. Why not just have it simple eh?

Though a few years ago I went by the username of ''Turquoise Shine'' which yes is my mlp OC's name.
 
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So, I've been playing a game called Need for Speed Black Edition
Every time I escaped from the cops, I get the "Reckless Driver" infraction title. And I liked the word.

In every single things where a username was required, I used 'Reckless "*myname*" or any word accompanied after, even in school projects/assignments where nicks were required. But I cannot put my real name everywhere, so I used 'flute guy'.

Plus, I play the flute. I was well known in college for playing flutes, until I had to stop (not completely) because I had a breathing difficulty problem. I could not maintain a good breath and produce good vibrato.
The first place I used the name "Reckless Flute Guy" was in a national level assignment for a club in my school (for being friendly to other stranger students or some sh*t like that) where it was the last time I played the flute in front of a decent audience.
Later, I started using Wreckless (Wreck+less) to keep it short and simple.

And the =WL= or wln.tf tags are just from this Community server.
 

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It was christmas 2017, my original name was Balleen but I wanted to make it festive. "Holly Jolly Balleen" was the name I gave myself, then people started calling me Holly. I decided to change my name to Holly cause uuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 

Eight

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Well, I used to have a cringey name, that being "KN1GHT" and previously "Smokepelt" (least I find them kind of cringey now oh well anyway), and I had wanted to change it to something else as a sort of "fresh start." So, I observed this weird drawing I loved (link), and decided to name myself after it, aka. "8." How I spelled out the 8 in my name has changed many times as well, from "█ 8 █" to "< 8 >" to "8. wln.tf" etc. etc. eventually to just "Eight" spelled out, because I was never fully satisfied with any of the username styles where it was just the number (except "█ 8 █" sorta).
 

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Gug (My current name)
No history behind this name really, just something I randomly thought of when I needed a new name.
jGag (an older name)
This is the name that most of my friends know me by, and it took a lot of inspiration from jbird, a god-like sniper main that I sometimes still watch nowadays.
 

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People have such reasons behind their usernames. One of these days I'll have to ask someone to teach me how to keep a name.
I think Rain was the name I kept the longest since most of my longer-time friends know me by it, and I just got that name because it played a big role in a song I liked. And because rainy weather is the best weather. If you think otherwise, I'm down to fight.
 
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My father was making an account to a game but didn’t want me to know because it was planned as my birthday present, so he made an account with the username ‘Deaboy2001’

But what does this ‘Deaboy2001’ mean?

Dea = Daniel Erik Andersson (My full name)

Boy = I’m male

2001 = My birthyear
 

-=WL=-Sness

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I just liked Sans and my Original nickname was Saness, but <3Symmetry<3 called me Sness and she is a nice person so I renamed myself Sness and it stuck.
 

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I tried to play a retarded pvz game when i was 11 which required a username and everything was taken so i came up with a list of random names and picked one. I never liked making a name with a word that already exists even though most people have that. So instead i just generated random things in my head until i found someting that had potential and wrote it down. I planned to only use my current name once but it really grew on me and i needed a good username when i made a steam acc anyway. I still use some of the others i came up with for alt accounts and such.

I shortened my name to koko once but i quickly changed it back since "koko" alone is just awful.
 
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I forgot when I started steam...I think when I was around 9...uhh I got the name because I was a fanboy of bo1 and 2...how I got my name "sentry" or "Sentrypro" was me being a fan of sentryguns and I put the name pro after sentry because I was pro at building sentry's(lie)...but I get called PSR alot now sense I'm an astronomy person now and it is still my original name(and flare)
 

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I main Malzahar so I just have it as my name now.

INSANE BACK STORY
 

Ra Ra RasPOOTIS

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Fighting Phoenix I got from my first unit I was in when I was in the Army. We were Foxtrot Company 787th MP BN Fighting Phoenixes. As far as Ra RA RasPOOTIS, Rasputin is prob one of my favorite songs outside of my normal genre.
 

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i just found a picture of a cat with a devils tail so i made the name devilcat
 

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in-game biggest hacker ever he could always remove ban,had multi-accs so developers had problems with him(its not tf2)
 
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Its like this, when I create one Username, I stick whit it.
Its quite easyer for others to remember me who I am.
Plus I see a ton of freinds changing their nickname daily, so I just add a tag for them, so that I know who am I talking to.
 
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