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What's the story behind your username?

03-21-2012, 03:06 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Seattle WA (USA)
Posts: 315
What's the story behind your username?

My name is the one that I use everywhere. GameCenter, my computers name, my Xbox Live profile, and all sorts of other usernames everywhere. My name started when my sister did that name for something, and it's one of those user-names that is always open and I always use it. I just used it for TouchArcade automatically! I have always thought that it sounded a little to much like 'steroids'. Oh well.

Favorite games:

League of Evil 2, Rocket Bits, Super Crate Box, Retro Racing, INC, Choco Run, Swordigo.
03-21-2012, 03:12 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
I genuinely wish I knew. Been using it since then for everything game-related and other informal online things like TA.

Edit: I want to say it's from when I started playing StarCraft online again about five years ago during my freshman year in high school after having not played it for quite a few years. Made it for Battle.net. So, in essence, I was coming back to the game. That didn't last long though, lol. Quit a few months later. Found it to be a pretty attractive moniker, and most people would agree, I think.

I'm pretty sure it's from when I was in high school already in any case.

Twitter: @back2this

Last edited by backtothis; 03-21-2012 at 03:29 AM.

03-21-2012, 04:00 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: The red Skittle
Posts: 5,751
You know, I was just pondering this very question not so long ago.

I actually recently found out that Echo Seven is the call sign for a small unit in Star Wars - one that has generated a small following, as many brief and unimportant fragments of famous movies are bound to. There's also a guild under the same name in any SW-related MMO, lol.

But as for where it came from... //shrug
I often write down notes for words/phrases/plot segments and this was one of the names on my list when I was deciding who to register under. I always have a hard time picking a name (spend two hours naming my laptop, lol) so I often refer to my list and I rather like this one.

And I very rarely re-use usernames, so as time goes on it's harder to pick fresh ones.

Sorry about the rant.

Edit: Plus it compresses into E7 rather nicely, lol.

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Last edited by Echoseven; 03-21-2012 at 04:02 AM.
03-21-2012, 04:18 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,772
Mine is easy: My last name is Frost, and since the "Frost" username cant be used anywhere (dont know the reason but is ALWAYS taken) I added "The", so... just call me Frost
03-21-2012, 04:44 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,400
The Jason Kidd / Kenyon Martin era defined me as a sports / basketball fan. Living in NJ at the time, I was fortunate enough to experience THE most explosive Guard-Forward combination in the NBA back then. With Martin's "Griffin-like" dunks being set up by and Kidd's dazzling passes, it was a great time to be a Nets fan (with the exception of the Finals games, of course).

Gamecenter: KineticBlur
Now Playing (iOS): Hearthstone, Battleheart: Legacy
Now Playing (PS4): Watch Dogs
03-21-2012, 07:05 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Norway
Posts: 84
My nick makes no sense at all, but it's just something i randomly came up with when i registered at the forums. I tend to read the forums and TA more than i actually post.
03-21-2012, 07:46 AM
Cool thread topic.

My son's name is Cole. Hence, my username. Why not "ColesDaddy" you might ask? It just sounded better sans the "S".

"@ColeDaddy - My wallet hates you. That is all."
03-21-2012, 08:12 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,074
Mine is nonsense, but I use it everywh ere on the Internet or anytime I have to create a user name for some account. I know it hasn't been taken by any site that tracks names and only allows them to be used once. My real user name is dumas1000. Then I have some variations. It's a combination of the fact that dumas sounds like it could be French for dumbass (although it's not) and a T-1000 terminator. It's really nonsensical though. Purposefully nonsensical. My friend likes to use the name Boogar, with sounds like it could be French for booger.

I like to try to bait trolls into calling me a dumbass too. Like I haven't heard that before. They probably think they're been cleverly or something. In reality, that's the entire point.
03-21-2012, 08:13 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: York - United Kingdom
Posts: 1,141
Game discussion? Shouldnt this be under the general discussions threads...
Basically when asked to type a username i put this one
Always used this name for years so i forget why lol

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03-21-2012, 09:22 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 36
Mine is a little lame - but it is my favourite car! - the Ford RS200. It also is my initials too, so that kinda fits.

I would like to hear Oooooooomonkey's response to this ...