1. Mama Looigi

    OP Mama Looigi =<^.^>=
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    Just curios how everyone else came up with their username.
     
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  2. WiiHomebrew+Snes

    WiiHomebrew+Snes Member of GBAtemp's shadow district
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    Because when I made this account my 2 favorite video game things were wii homebrew and the SNES. A lot has changed since then...
     
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  3. XAIXER

    XAIXER Kaiser Supremissimus
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    Mine is a fancy form of Caesar/Kaiser.
     
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  4. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps
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    It's a username I came up with as a kid. You shorten the Pokemon name "Charmander" into Char...and then make it sound cute. Char-y. Chary.
     
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  5. FEF1

    FEF1 Has ran into every thinkable error on the Wii
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    I liked the name of some thing that you dump before you install b9s. It happened when you turn on b9s tool. Twas called FEF0 and I decided to make my username that. Can't find where you dump that in 3ds.hacks.guide, but it was a thing.
     
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  6. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
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    I used part of my real first name then I did something a bit bizarre I used my surname lol boring I know.
     
  7. Seriel

    Seriel Doing her best
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    I asked a friend for a cool sounding username, they went on a fantasy name generator and generated multiple of them. I picked out "Seriel" and instantly fell in love with it.
    That's it. The name itself means nothing, except it brings me back some fond memories of that friend and the conversation that happened.

    An edit:
    I suppose you could try and analyze why I chose the username Seriel out of the ones offered, that was because it combines the starter "Ser" which is a name starter I have a fond spot for (Serena is a cute name for example) and contains "eri" which happens to be the first three letters of my name. As such, when thinking of a fictional username for myself it fits quite well.
     
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  8. wormdood

    wormdood pirate booty inspector
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    i combined my real life nickname "the worm" (given for my ability to "worm my way out of anything.") and the thought that if i were a videoogame character i would undoubtedly be a prinny . . . as such i wormed a way around the only rule prinnies have regarding "dood" and thats that it cant follow a name as such its part of my name . . . hows that for a lame story :moogle:
     
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  9. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Dick, With Balls
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    I mentioned my birthday is the same day as Bilbo Baggins, so rogue (then) Supervisor @Vulpes Abnocto decided it would be humorous to change my username to Tom Bombadildo. I liked it so much I decided to keep it, and use it now pretty much everywhere I sign up. That was nearly 6 years ago now I think :unsure:
     
  10. Dominator211

    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut
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    my name was my original Instagram nickname and it just stuck
     
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  11. Seriel

    Seriel Doing her best
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    But how did you come up with that Instagram nickname? (Or how was it given to you)
     
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  12. BORTZ

    BORTZ The Amazing
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    I remember that night. That was really funny.
     
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  13. Dominator211

    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut
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    my name is dominick in real life, but
    the number im not sure how the number got there, it means one thing in my life so i maybe chose it for that reason
     
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  14. Mnecraft368

    Mnecraft368 I hate my name.
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    Lets not talk about my username....

    At the time I made it, I was using my cringe Minecraft username, which I spelt wrong during account creation. I have wanted to change it for a long time, but when I last asked, I was denied :sad:
     
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  15. NFates

    NFates Wants to understand™
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    N = Novo (new), my surname. You can imagine the "Fates" part. It was mainly for changing the course of a fight, story or whatever.

    Though it usually goes with a "^" at the end for the "better future" narrative.
     
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  16. Deleted User

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    I was making a Reddit account, and wanted a name that sounded as stupid as possible, so I went with B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N. Pepsiman meets the bepis gag. It stuck for basically all other accounts I made. Yeah.

    I was kinda different back then, and had I the same chance to pick a username today, I'd definitely go with something different. Still, most friends I know online just call me Bepis or Bep, and I feel it'd be weird to change my name to something completely different anyways.
     
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  17. Taffy

    Taffy jdfiehgvrhfvhfjkvgrjhfejvgrjkbjvr
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    It's a fun word to say and a great thing to eat.

    I mean, it's fun to eat but not great for you
     
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  18. romanaOne

    romanaOne GBAtemp Fan
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    I always liked Rolf Emerson and the first Romana from Doctor Who. The second Romana was too much of a wimpy space princess so I feel the need to be specific.
     
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  19. DeoNaught

    DeoNaught I'm here to steal memes and break dreams
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    Fancy way to say Do not, but with an E added
     
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  20. Roamin64

    Roamin64 GBAtemp Regular
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    Metallica's song , Wherever I may ROAM. Back in the mid 90s when I was trading (fserve) roms in IRC channels like #gbatemp , #n64roms and coming to this front page for my roms download, I wanted to change my nick from Zombie to something that would ring 64/N64. Then it hit me when I was listening to the song one day , Wherever I may Roam .. Roamin64. I eventually dropped the 64 , but lost my original account on this site, so I made another account and added back the 64.
     
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  21. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    Pronounced "Zee" or simply "Z," I came up with it as a shortened amalgam of the names X and Zero from the Megaman X series. My first console was SNES and those first couple MMX games were absolutely iconic to my childhood. Very gaming-themed, naturally. :yaysp:
     
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  22. VinsCool

    VinsCool Persona Secretiva Felineus
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    Literally Vinny is Cool. Nowadays I'd rather have Vin is Cool, even though most people would shorten it to Vins, while it actually is Vin, but I don't mind :P
    Been using that one from as far as 2006, where it was simply VinnyCool.


    What I am curious however, is about the older usernames people had before their current name. I remember a bunch of people who changed it over the years and I wanna know why they decided to go with a new name (and sometimes, more than once).
     
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