Name Inspiration

Any story?

By on May 2, 2013 10:31:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Had just been wondering where some of you got your name from - what inspired it and so forth. Jafo's I know and I am mostly the same.

 

Is there a story behind your names here, folks?

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May 2, 2013 11:16:16 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Mine comes from Xiahou Dun.  Historical figure, general, governor, warrior, and adviser during the Three Kingdoms period of China, about early 3rd century AD.  When I was growing up, the first Strategy wargame I ever played was Romance of the Three Kingdoms.  I always played as Cao Cao, my friend RJ played as Sun Jian, and our friend Ryan played as Liu Bei.  We were around 10 I think at the time.  Well, Cao Cao's most bad ass General was Xiahou Dun, and when you are 10 eyepatches are cool too.  As the years went on, and playing every new installment of Romance of the Three kingdoms that came to the states, and reading the novel and other histories, I became a big fan of the time period.  Well, when that internet thing got big, and I joined gaming sites, I chose the user name "Xiahou Dun".  Eventually over the years is morphed into Lord Xia.  I have accounts at some sites that are over 12 years old using that name.  

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May 2, 2013 11:23:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I was PuterDudeJim, but I have always been a redneck at heart. So, when a nick change was required of me, it had to be RedneckDude.

I am still PuterDudeJim at some sites, and DXDesigner at others.

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May 2, 2013 11:26:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I know....lame story. That's the Reader's Digest condensed version. The full story is soooo boring!

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May 2, 2013 11:30:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I know....lame story. That's the Reader's Digest condensed version. The full story is soooo boring!

 

Nah! Not boring to me. I remember the other name, as well - from years ago. Thanks for sharing.

 

I have accounts at some sites that are over 12 years old using that name.

 

Interesting. Heck of a story, yep. Would, perhaps indeed could not have guessed such a story behind a name. Neat how something can fascinate for so long, isn't it? Good onya for sticking with that over these years and, if you care, I approve of the name.

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May 2, 2013 11:54:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Lord Xia,
Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Love that game, had the Amiga version

Ok ... my name is a tag I've used since the BBS days. Taz - because I'm in Tasmania, Gecko - was my old nickname from school ... because I was a very good swimmer, went flat out like a lizard drinking thus I was called Gecko or Gecks.

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May 2, 2013 12:05:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

2of3...... inspired by 7of9

 

I am second born of 3 kids.

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May 2, 2013 12:41:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh, the ignored middle child!!  Now I understand....     

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May 2, 2013 2:42:09 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

A focal point of my life's work is studying the history of mythology and religious thought, promoting a positive direction.  Plus, my name contains one of the four cardinal points, and I used to be the PM and "cardinal director" for my companies.

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May 2, 2013 4:09:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

By my momma, it's my real name but you can call me Don.

And don't forget...

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May 2, 2013 4:15:24 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I had a random name generator in EQ i think it was give me the name "Matop" and i used it only saying my name with some southern redneck accent (no offense redneckdude) but then i when i moved to eve i wanted something that sounded a bit better and i had just watched the movie 300 so i added a greek "Icus" to it leaving me with "Matopicus".

Been my name in almost every game since

 

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May 2, 2013 5:42:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I will bore you. I installed and serviced overhead doors and rolling steel curtains, along with high speed fabric doors for twelve years,I am a master door technician.Now, I am painter-carpenter, go figure, So, I am bound to doortech1 I guess, thanks for asking.

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May 2, 2013 5:46:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

DP, awesome sign, that a lawn ornament?LOLWhere ya been,lets see some work.......

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May 2, 2013 7:02:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting doortech1,
Where ya been,lets see some work.......

Right here dude you just haven't been looking.

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May 2, 2013 7:12:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My nickname predates the internet, as far back as the early 70's. It was given to me for my ability to fix the unfixable and break the unbreakable. It was my radio "handle" for several decades as well.

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May 2, 2013 8:21:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
my ability to break the unbreakable.

 

I'll vouch for that. 

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May 3, 2013 7:54:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I start my website, LightStar Technologies, back in 1996 and my user name and site name at the time were both inspired by just science fiction in general. I wanted something with the word "Star" in it, and then a Light went off in my head, so the name "LightStar".

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May 3, 2013 8:08:05 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

While making the ID for yahoo mail, I condensed Geek Shall Inherit The Earth, to gsite, but yahoo needed minimum 8 characters, so I added Thats For Sure.

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May 3, 2013 3:49:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

No way in 1,000 years would I have guessed that, gsite. lol Nice one.

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May 3, 2013 4:29:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Mine was very simple. My first "Pc" was a WebTv back in 2002. I then built a website for webtv users...just about everyone that had one built a website...and they all pretty much looked the same...lol Anyway...I needed a nick so I thought...I'm on the web...and my site has all these gizmos on it...webgizmos it is...the rest is history.

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May 3, 2013 6:22:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WebGizmos,
the rest is history

Yeah, ancient history...         

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May 5, 2013 11:51:38 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Mine came from a couple of Douglas Adams characters....

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May 6, 2013 4:50:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Now my little kittehs, shall I tell you where my name came from?

 

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May 6, 2013 11:02:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yours is quite obvious, Fuzz. 

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