1. mightymuffy

    mightymuffy fatbaldpieeater
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    Mine is due to my near legendary cunnilingus skillz. ;)
    Interestingly when creating an IGN account years ago I found that, amazingly, mightymuffy was taken, so the bot suggestion for an alternative was mightymuffdiver, I shit you not... clearly news of my epic skills have crossed the pond too.

    But actually: 'back in the day', flew the nest, instantly got blazing fast 56k dialup internet (mum and dad wouldn't have it) in my new house - AOL: £10 per month plus 1p per minute, wowsers! ...And after pushing an hour trying to come up with some username you had to have to log in, not wanting a bunch of letters and numbers but rather something unique, I landed on this. Matthew is a tough name to say as a toddler so mum used to say I called myself muffy, and combined that with mightymouse for some reason while creating the username, and voila! Stuck with it since.
     
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight
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    on early internet access (1995-1997) I needed one.
    I just played and enjoyed Final Fantasy 6, and I thought that Character from that Game matched my personality : shy, alone, always in my corner away from others, curious and learning about technology, helping others without asking in return.
    I guess it didn't change that much.
     
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  3. alexander1970

    alexander1970 Austrian Guy - allowed make grammatical Errors
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    Hello.:)

    In the past i choose nicknames from an actual "event" (movie,music etc.).
    Today it´s me,my name and birthyear nothing more nothing less.:)
     
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  4. 1NOOB

    1NOOB GBAtemp Fan
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    just learned what a noob was wich was aproriate at the time , put a 1 in front of it cause noob alone was already taken . it was on gbatemp and now eventually some random forums , but as of today i usually just put my full name "JordanVachon" . its never been taken so far xD
     
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  5. Niels Van Son

    Niels Van Son Unspecified Life Form
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    I use my real name on GBATemp because I signed in via FB but my actual username is Mouse's Mistake.

    I was formerly using my name as a username for everything but my parents warned me that it would eventually lead to problems, especially as I was pretty dang young at the time.
    So I thought like "Oh yeah, Mouse Mistake sounds good" Just like that, it came to me.

    A few years later, as I started to have a decent English level, I changed it to "Mouse's Mistake" to be grammatically correct.

    Now, I use it for everything, games, personnality, online friends, and most importantly my musical career. It's nothing much but my worst nightmare would be to hear people saying that I copy deadmau5 since I love his music and get inspired by him while retaining the "Mouse" aspect. Oddly enough I didn't even know about him when I created my username...
     
  6. GhostLatte

    GhostLatte GBAtemp's Official Van Master™
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    Leafy's snapchat username was ghostcoffee. My favorite form of coffee is a latte, whether iced or hot. The rest is history.
     
  7. Deleted User

    Deleted User Newbie

    Because I have an affectionate nature and foxes are pretty.
     
  8. Hardline

    Hardline GBAtemp Advanced Fan and Power Metal Fan
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    I like the Hardline group
     
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  9. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.
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    A friend of mine's eyeliner. It was bright green, which I've never seen before or since in any other's set of eyes.

    I had a previous nickname that was a mixture of QuarK (Quake level editor) tool names that I used in a few forums but after a few years just didn't feel right to use, for some reason.
     
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  10. Nobody_Important4u

    Nobody_Important4u Just Another Shitposter
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    Because i used mine for ages.
    I actually don't like it now and i am naming most of my accounts "nobody important" from last year but sometimes i use this one out of nostalgia.
    And i used this one because i liked Minecraft too much at the time
     
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  11. AirbusX

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    A professional pilot and my love for the Airbus A320
     
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  12. darkshadow1997

    darkshadow1997 GBAtemp Regular
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    Mine was mainly due to the sonic x. I am a huge fan of shadow the hedgehog and i really liked the dark sonic form and later on saw a dark shadow fanart and that was how I came up with my username. As for the number, well that is the year I was born in.
     
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  13. Pk11

    Pk11 GBAtemp Regular
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    My old regular username was Epicpkmn11 which comes from when I was making my Pokémon Trainer Club account way back like 10 years ago my friend's friend's Minecraft account (which I used before I got my own account) was epic1236 so epic + Pokémon account so pkmn + no number and 1 were taken so 11 and I ended up using Epicpkmn11 and that was the first account I can remember that didn't use my real (dead)name so it stuck.

    Over the past year or so I've been switching mostly to just Pk11 since I've preferred to be called Pk or Pk11 since when in Unturned you could just use partial names to teleport and such so I'd use pk since it was easy to type and ended up preferring that, I decided to actually switch my account names since people would usually call me Epic for short and It'd make me feel kinda anxious that they were talking about me even if they clearly weren't when people said "epic" at all and its not a thing I've even even liked saying...

    I also sometimes use Evie11, mostly on trans things I don't want to directly connect to my normal accounts, which is just my first name and 11 which I've come to like after using it for so long. But now I've said it's me so Google's gonna catch me

    Edit: Just remembered one more, I often use coolgirl99 for throwaway accounts because that's what my brain thinks is the hippest of cool fake names :P
     
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  14. zecoxao

    zecoxao GBAtemp Fan
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    it's my first and last name (first name is a diminutive, last name is missing an i)
     
  15. Emyth1

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    Emy is my real name (Emily) + the1 - I like to be the 1 )
     
  16. skullkeeper94

    skullkeeper94 Professional USB Corrupter
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    I watched somebody in my childhood try to make an Xbox 360 name and he started with "skullkeeper" which was taken so it offered numbers, one of which was 94 and he chose.

    So I stole someone's username. Tbf he doesn't use it anymore.
     
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