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    How did you choose your user name?

    I've been wondering where people got their handle from. *For instance, I took mine from the J.R.R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" books -- Strider, modified to stryder plus I added the numeric form of my last name, Gross. *Where did you get yours?

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    Re: How did you choose your user name?

    I kinda just stole the name from the movie The Net. My other handle, Maverick, I just liked the sound of it. I know other people, sites, or movies have the name but I didn't get the idea from them.

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    Re: How did you choose your user name?

    It's my middle name. (I'm not very creative.)

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    Re: How did you choose your user name?

    Ooh, I like telling this story

    Ok, when I was in grade 7 (holy crap, that was 6 years ago... heheh ), my friends nicknamed me "Fester", as in Uncle Fester (from the Addams Family) because I was bald at the time.

    Then in grade 9, I grew out my hair and the nickname didn't fit very well. Also, at the time, the 'l33t-sp34k' fad was catching on in the gaming community. My friends were getting tired of my nick and told me I should change it. I wasn't crazy about using numbers, so I just changed the S to a Z. I thought Fezter sounded pretty stupid, so I made it Feztaa.

    I really like it because it's unique: Occaisionally I'll run searches for my name, and to this day I've never found anybody else who uses it. "Fez" is quite common, but not "Feztaa".

    ;D

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    Re: How did you choose your user name?

    let me see my first name is paul, my middle initial is b and my last name is smith. wait no - that would make me pbsmith....

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    Re: How did you choose your user name?

    my first name is bob and i took the last 5 letters of my last name ( that's what all my friends call me lucci pronounced "lu-chi" or bobby-luch ) i liked boblucci better , i think it sounds better!

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    Re: How did you choose your user name?

    I already explained this once here, so I'll make this brief. I created it in the shower from a cross of Tenchi and Kenshin to use for the name of a character I wrote in a story. I only expected to use it temporarily at first, but I grew to like it and it ended up being my nickname. The stories are here:

    http://206.254.198.93/~kenshi/kenshi.html

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    Re: How did you choose your user name?

    I use to use it on IRC when I was in 8th grade. Came up with it just trying to find a name that I liked and wasn't taken allready (Zephyr was more popular than I thought).

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    Re: How did you choose your user name?

    In 5th grade for a project I made a comic book entitled "James Bund" poking fun at all the James Bond movies. The guy who was supposed to be like Q I named Cheeves. To this date I have no clue how it popped into my head. One day several years later I made a sequal to the comic and put it on my webpage. I thought the name of Cheeves was so cool I renamed the website Cheeves. Then I started using Cheeves as a username for stuff. Then my page got killed by homestead.com so I packed up and moved my site to geocities where it presently is. I started using cheeves more and more for a username and nickname, and everybody at school started calling me Cheeves because they thought my website was so funny, so it just kind of stuck. well thats my story.

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    Re: How did you choose your user name?

    It's my middle name. *(I'm not very creative.)
    My user name is AGAR which is my lastname. I'm less creative then you. People can't insult my name. I just say I dont' care

    Sometimes I also go by 3 when playing counter-strike

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