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Where did your profile name come from?
« on: August 09, 2010, 06:59:21 PM »
In other words: where did your name came from? Why did you choose that one?

Thank you Telsey for putting the idea of this topic somehow in my head.



To start with mine: Leto came from the book Dune. I know there is also a Jared Leto (who is named after me :P) and a female Leto person in the Greek mythologie, but originally Leto came from Dune. 85 is the year I was born. 1985, for in case someone wanted to know that more precise.

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 07:25:28 PM »
My name is a little hard to explane...See, I had a idea for a novel, and the species of one of the main characters didnt have given names. Instead, they used a sound as a name, like a wolf howl or a crashing wave. Her name was a giant bell ringing, and bells toll when they ring, so...Tolling Bell would be her name in english.  :-[ I know it's silly, but hey, no one ever takes it.
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 07:49:21 PM »
My name then is even more difficult and elaborate to explain; you see, it was 1492 on a bright October day and Columbus landed in the Caribbean believing he had reached Asia by then. So, one thing led to another, I had trouble being creative and settled with my nationality and birthyear. *cough* Thank you. (Holding for applause)
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 08:00:26 PM »
I wanted an account on The Sims Wiki, so I used this name. I have no idea where it came from, I wanted something with "Sim" in it and it just popped into my head.
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 08:21:35 PM »
The sims 3 came out around when Temple was born and i was really excited to be a new mom so Templesmom  ;D

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 08:24:20 PM »
I use wildredchild at almost every website that I am a part of.  I am a red head, was pretty wild at one point in time and I have the childish trait to boot.  So that is how I came up with my user name.

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 09:24:43 PM »
Mine dates back to when I played Sim City 4 and always had one huge city named "Metropolis" in the middle of the region. I tagged myself Metropolis Man when I joined the Sim City forums way back when. And then you've got the biting Lurker from Starcraft as an avatar. Go figure. None of it makes sense and has anything to do with where I'm at with gaming today.

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 09:25:45 PM »
I've had this handle on various sites since 1996.  At the time I was a choir nerd and really into opera, I was looking for a handle that sounded musical and yet was actually a name as well.  Been using Aria ever since!  Almost named one of my daughters Aria, but that would just be weird to have a kid named after yourself online. lol  MY name is Aria, I don't want either of them to "steal" it.  ;D

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 10:20:03 PM »
Wow interesting. Swede I have a brother your age. Born in Sept of 92 and a brother in law born in April of 92! Leto you are only a year or so younger than me I was born in June of 84. And I have a cousin born in Feb of 85 and a brother in law in Dec of 85.
Anyways mine is a little different. I usually go with fna0626 which is Frank ~n~ Alisha and then 0626 is June 26 which is my husband and me and then the day we were married but nonetheless I couldn't get the email to allow access to the site after a day or two or resending the email multiple times I gave up and started with a new name Mom of many! Which is what I am. I am a mom with 6 kids and number 7 on the way. And to most people that is many so I went with that!

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010, 11:11:03 PM »
Well my name is Hannah, which is a Palindrome. But I couldn't get that as a username for some other sites so I changed it to Pallindrome. But I decided I liked adding a y to it so it's now pallyndrome, which I use for everything now.

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010, 12:27:54 AM »
Do I really have to tell where I got my username?  It's just so very complicated!  ;D
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2010, 12:54:23 AM »
Please tell Pam!  We would love to hear the story.

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2010, 12:55:45 AM »
Here in Florida, we have shopping plaza's that are on the water.  One little shop is called Saltypaws, it is a pet shop and I used to go in there and get my spoiled little kitty toys and things.  I had gone there one day and had not had my computer very long and was trying to come up with names and saw that bag laying there from Saltypaws and decided that is what I would use.  I have had that name since the beginning of 2000.  Get it saltwater "salty", pets "paws". haha.  I knew you would get it, lol.  ;D
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2010, 01:43:06 AM »
Please tell Pam!  We would love to hear the story.

Ok, well, *ahem*...  Pam is my real name. 
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2010, 01:51:57 AM »
Ok, well, *ahem*...  Pam is my real name.  

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Heh, actually my last name is Wright, so many years ago I started using Justwright for everything.  My son is Mr_Wright, my daughter is Ms_Wrong for some sites they use lol.

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2010, 04:33:29 AM »
Well, Samoht is backwards for thomas...   samoht|thomas
The 04 is my birthday, September 04 1996. I use that a lot since Sims 3 came, in Sims 2 I was playjmurp which stands for Play, J, Murphy. I had no idea why I put J it just sounded right, Murphy was my dog who was epic!  :D But he was put down 2 years ago.  :'( Play stands for Play. Overall I have weird random names before samoht04. Like crazymonkey...
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2010, 05:30:43 AM »
My reason for my name is boring, they are my initials. Before I married my initials were LaM, when I joined on here I was thinking at the time "why didn't I keep my maiden name too so my initials would have been LaMB so that's what I used as my username but after a few weeks I changed it to LaB.

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2010, 05:48:54 AM »
I like your user name, LaB! It's cool, and reminds me of a sciency theme.
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2010, 06:43:51 AM »
In other words: where did your name came from? Why did you choose that one?
Thank you Telsey for putting the idea of this topic somehow in my head.

Funny you should ask. My username came from Megaman ZX when I saw the "Masters" of the game. Siwel is my last name backwards. At least that was the initial origin. Several years later I picked up the name yet again because of one of my flight information thingies said "Master Lewis" which is when I "Readopted" my username.
As an extra bonus I'll even tell you where Bellom27 came from and one step better even Professor Bellom. There are two sides of the origin. Bellom was the name of Ms. Bellom from the powerpuff girl series (as I am a Tokusatsu freak, I.E godzilla, power rangers, kamen rider etc.) and the other part was when I was join a hello kitty forum just so that I could play HKO. I thought the name up quickly and thought it was a good stick. ProfessorBellom came from the GPX/GTS forum, where I played a persona known as "Professor Bellom". Me leaving the forums was another reason I adopted MasterSiwel as that "era" had ended. And now you know the origins of my username.
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2010, 09:33:08 AM »
Bellom was the name of Ms. Bellom from the powerpuff girl series...

Oh, wow! Thanks for the fun flashback. I loved that show. My almost 15-year-old daughter was really into them when it was hot. I'll still pull this on her out of the blue to make her laugh: "Use the Dynamo or you're all grounded!"

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2010, 09:39:47 AM »
Oh, wow! Thanks for the fun flashback. I loved that show. My almost 15-year-old daughter was really into them when it was hot. I'll still pull this on her out of the blue to make her laugh: "Use the Dynamo or you're all grounded!"

I'm one year younger than 15 and I still love that show. If the Dynamo was still intact it would've been power rangers all over again. I actually wouldn't mind that.
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2010, 06:13:46 PM »
Can we also share where we got and why we use our pictures?
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2010, 06:30:46 PM »
In my opinion, that might be going a little farther than we care to go.  Maybe to just stick to the orginal thread here or maybe talk about that sort of thing on the babble thread.  If I am wrong and someone says it is ok, then that is fine. ;D
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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2010, 06:37:28 PM »
Can we also share where we go and why we use our pictures?

You mean your avatar choice? That's no biggie if you want to give a sentence or two on that, but I have no idea what you mean by "where we go." I'm assuming it's unrelated to your forum name, so like Salty said, post about that stuff in the Babble thread.

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Re: Where did your profile name came from?
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2010, 06:49:09 PM »
Sorry! I meant to say "got" but the T key on this computer doesn't always work. I'll change it.
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