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Game Handles - Where'd yours come from?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Thanatos, Aug 4, 2014.

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  1. Thanatos

    Thanatos TD Member

    Did you ever wonder where someone got their game handle from? I get asked all the time if mine is from x game or y book though the answer is much simpler, I took it straight from Greek mythology.

    I've been using Thanatos for almost 20 years (fuck I'm old) starting in grade 9 where during lunch hour a bunch of us went to the computer lab to play Descent II (we were super cool). At the time we were doing a class on Greek mythology and being the bad ass I was I chose the handle Thanatos which is the greek personification of death.

    What's your story? How did you come up with your gamer name?
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  2. Steve

    Steve TD Admin | Bacon

    Its my name
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  3. Thanatos

    Thanatos TD Member

  4. HappySticks™

    HappySticks™ TD Admin

    I got mine from your wife yesterday.
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  5. Cmp™

    Cmp™ Retired Scrub

    Mine is shortened from my old Minecraft username, cmptrzd1592.
    The story behind THAT name is a little more interesting.
    I used to play Halo 2 a lot with my older cousin, who used the name Spclzd244. The Spclzd is the word specialized with the vowels taken out,
    s p e c i a l i z e d.
    As I was just getting into IT at that time, I decided to use the same kinda thing, but with computerized.
    c o m p u t e r i z e d
    As for the 1592, it's not quite as fancy.
    I was born on the 15th day of a month in 1992.
    cmptrzd + 1592 = cmptrzd1592

    tl;dr I overcomplicated shit, then uncomplicated it.
  6. Thanatos

    Thanatos TD Member

    :yaoming: she has standards. Also, holy shit fastest thread derailment ever.
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  7. Cmp™

    Cmp™ Retired Scrub

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  8. zackychuu

    zackychuu TD Admin / Wanker

    I always thought it was because you were a fan of CM Punk...

    I've already told this story but sure for the purpose of this thread.
    There was a girl called Laura (Lauz for short) I used to sit across from in my Science class when I was around 11/12ish. I had known her for quite some time and she was a pretty good friend.
    One day she had 4 or so Pokemon cards in her pencil case, on one of them she had changed the name from Charmander to Lauzmander.
    So I sat thinking about what kind of name I could use and came up with Zackychuu. Used it ever since.

    TL;DR: Zackary + Pikachu = Zackychuu.
    (or Raichu, it doesn't really matter)
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  9. Shotgun Jesus

    Shotgun Jesus Professional Cocksucker Staff Member

    I used to only use the pump shotty in the CS betas. Someone called me Shotgun Jesus and that was that.
  10. DARKLY | Pixar's Ham

    DARKLY | Pixar's Ham DARKLY Regular

    I like Ham and I combine it with whatever else I like, which ends up with a lot of name changes.
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  11. Freak

    Freak DARKLY Regular

    Control Freak was my original thingy, then I shortened it to Freak because reasons.

    I dunno, drugs?
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  12. Gatherix

    Gatherix Death by Darkly

    I was just trying to think of a username and came up with Gatherix :shrug:

    Dunno where the mouse potato come from though.
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  13. swan

    swan DARKLY Regular

    The Last Archelon (my alt ID) comes from the name of a band I was in which we chose after a trip to the ROM to see the Darwin exhibit some years back. It became kind of a running theme for our album and we built a whole mythology around it, which is summarized in this short music video we made:

    With swan/swanington, I'm pretty much on the steve boat. It's just my name. Caught on in highschool and never dropped.
  14. Matthew

    Matthew TF2 Staff

    Mine was a very long process to come up with, I started out as a sperm, I then was in mom, than 9 months later boom, Matthew was chosen. It's complicated shit.
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  15. Tiki

    Tiki I'm New Here

    I just like tiki heads that's why i made it my game handle
  16. 14bux

    14bux Senior TF2 Admin

    I was 14 at the time of making the account. "Bux" is actually a shortened form of what my friends call me irl. And no, my name isn't Buxton. I get that one a lot.
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  17. Matthew

    Matthew TF2 Staff

    Princess Buxton the fourteenth. I like it. :smug:
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  18. AAA

    AAA A Little Darkly

    To be honest I dont even know how mine came about, I guess at the time i was thinking about buying some batteries and AAA came about, and just decided to stick with it ever since. Not really an acronym or anything.
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  19. Matthew

    Matthew TF2 Staff

    You should have went with "XXX".
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  20. nb

    nb DARKLY Regular

    Well, I got "Newb" from my Minecraft username: Newb_The_Gamer2

    And I got that username when I was in grade 5, when people from my school kept calling me a noob (I didn't know how to spell it back then... Lol) because I didn't hang out with them, and I didn't play CoD like they did. They wern't cool at all, they were just dumb, that's why I didn't hang out with them.

    Then, when I got Minecraft, I named myself Newb_The_Gamer2 because I thought I would become a big gamer in the future (kinda true), and I thought noob was spelt "Newb".

    So, really, I have been called Newb my whole life so far, so I decided to stick with the name. :)
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