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Weekend Open Forum: What was your first screen name?

By Matthew
Oct 21, 2011
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  1. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,286   +232

    My first screen name (in the 80s) was CoinSpin - still use it quite often in MMOs and other locations. Fred Saberhagen and his Book of Swords series gave me so many good nicks/screen names/handles.
     
  2. r0b0h0b0

    r0b0h0b0 TS Rookie

    I can't remember. Some early ones, on WebTV(hahaha) were DrunkenEwok & BigDirtyOgre.
     
  3. jplex

    jplex TS Rookie

    this screen name jplex was my first one. Had to think it up when joined neopets back in my childhood. Couldnt think of anything so i took j from my first name josh and plex from an external plexor (or something like that ) cd drive next to my desktop. Now i go by the screen name themajesticmoose or thesavagedonkey, born from the beginning of monty pythons "the holy grail".
     
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,517   +318

    I've always used Burty117 and hopefully always will do.

    Burt is my last name and when I was at school we had alot of Chris's (I think 4 in my class and 10 in our year overall). Was a Nightmare!

    So we all got called by our last names. For me it was either Burt or Burty!

    The 117 part is due to the launch of Halo all those years ago, when I first started getting into FPS's and later found out his code name was 117 after a friend lent me a book explaining the story line.

    I believe i've had an online presence since 2004, My parents didn't have internet and definately didn't like me using the computer or hooking up my ps2. So had to wait till I moved out.
     
  5. hassaan

    hassaan TS Rookie Posts: 90

    has_3210
     
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,341   +280

    My first AOL username was PapaDogg... back in 1995. I can't remember my old Compuserve or Prodigy usernames from before those days and I certainly don't remember any of my old BBS aliases.
     
  7. blackcat77

    blackcat77 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    At the very beginning, it was blackcat but as the web got more populated, that name was already taken more often than not so it's been blackcat77 for over a decade now. Sometimes I have to put a hyphen or a 0 in there but it's always something close.
     
  8. His Gay Lover is what I use when playing online games. People hate it when the screen shows: X was killed by His Gay Lover :)
     
  9. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 616

    I chose Sebulba as my first 'nick' in 1999 just after the release of Star Wars I. The only game genre I played back then was racing, particularly NFSIISE, hence Sebulba was a suiting name. As an ode to my first screen name, I still call myself Sebulba when I'm playing racing games.

    Otherwise it's always been 'Lokalaskurar', ever since 2002.
     
  10. lucifer.. because the gaming clan i was in required an i in the name
     
  11. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    The same screen name you see here is the one I've always used.
     
     
  12. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    My very first was Dax for in-game but due to low characters I went with Relic and have been using it for over a decade. As of late I've been sadly forced to use Relic28 due to one handle per registration which is lame =/ .
     
  13. My first handle (mid 90s) was Eco_Aardvark because it sounded cool and I like environmentalism and aardvarks...
     
  14. Mr_PyRoGoD was my first screen name which I started using in 1996 when making geocities websites was the thing and hotmail was just introduced to the WWW. those were the good old days with the use of midi's and 56k was the fastest internet connection to have at the time...

    those were the days...
     
  15. PheasantPlucker (don't stutter!)
     
  16. I was Momma Bear and I ran a C-64 BBS called Bio Feedback. Sometimes I miss the simpler 'puter daze....
     
  17. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 241   +18

    Sourkraut--self explanatory
     
  18. My dad made my first one for me in AOL back in the 90's. I don't even remember what it was specifically anymore, something about dirtbikes.

    First one I made was "z50r_bandit". the first part was from the '86 Honda Z50R minibike that I still have. Last part is from being a big fan of the Smokey and the Bandit movies.
     
  19. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,060   +76

    Back in the mid 90s, my first screen name was BlackZero ................... in fact couple of old friends still call me BZ for this reason :rolleyes:
     
  20. Tomcasts347-after a 1986 Gibson ES-347 guitar that I own and love.
     
  21. Gars

    Gars TS Enthusiast Posts: 228

    Terminus Est - name of the sword of the executor Severian (check wiki for more)
     
  22. The first one I can remember was Magic, which I used on CompuServe back when 300 baud was something else.
     
  23. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,583   +104

    u02bsk (University username), but more generally "Arris" (from Privateer 2 - The Darkening game).
    Also use "Zapirian" quite a lot. Usually results in not having to enter a name again as it's already taken.
    Back in my late teens/eary twenties I played a mud with pking(player killing) and went by quite a few names with alternate characters... My favorites were Eitzsataux and Eitzsautax or something along those lines. Often to initiate an attack on someone you had to type /kill username or /cast spell username. So just threw together those characters to make it awkward. Also having two characters with very similar names meant other players had to look carefully to check whether I was playing the character that was in level range to kill them or not (was +/- 5 levels of the players current level).
     
  24. nugnamnivek

    nugnamnivek TS Rookie

    I've always used nugnamnivek, just my entire name spelled back words. Everyone ALWAYS thinks i'm from india lol. Privacy is not an issue with using your real name. We tell people we've never met before that live in the same town we do our names everyday. It's all about how you conduct yourself online.
     
  25. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 730   +30

    My first netname was reznet. I was playing quake and duke nukem. Trent reznor did the soundtrack for quake so I took "rez" from reznor and "net" from internet. Simple :)

    Since then I've also used yukka which was the name of a great kebab shop :)
     


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