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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #575 on: September 09, 2012, 10:55:15 AM »
My handle/nickname is Rawn (not short for anything, it's actually longer than the standard "nickname" for my full name :)) on most sites. And orange is my favorite color.

hence... orawnge :D
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #576 on: September 09, 2012, 11:10:01 AM »
My username also happens to be my pseudonym, being a digital illustrator and all that. I am quite a walking paradox when it comes to my tastes, so while I like pink and Hello Kitty and other "kawaii" and "deco" stuff, I am also very fond of gothic or otherwise dark and gorey things, so what better than than strawberries, that are the definition for all things cute and lovely and the prefix necro-?



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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #577 on: September 10, 2012, 03:32:40 PM »
I've been a Marilyn Monroe impersonator for years, so Karen as MM is the screename I use on most forums. My sim's name is Karilyn Monroe, which is my real life stage name. Its really fun cause now she is running all over town doing gigs just like me! :)

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #578 on: September 11, 2012, 01:46:26 PM »
My real name is Hillary and Hill is  nickname my family and friends use. I usually use this forum name on most of the sites I register  on .

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #579 on: September 15, 2012, 04:35:46 PM »
Toni Bologna was my childhood nickname.
I also use the name on most websites I register on, it is also my main gaming alias. I have sort stuck with it. ;)

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #580 on: September 27, 2012, 11:11:12 AM »
I used to have a toy polar bear which I was very attached to when I was little. He was Snuffles. Actually I might go and find him now...
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #581 on: September 28, 2012, 08:08:45 PM »
I simply love history and I have always been fascinated by Marie Antoinette so one day when my friends were doing a role play I called myself Antonia and was nicknamed Toni for short. Its just kind of stuck.



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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #582 on: October 08, 2012, 01:28:21 PM »
Mine's nothing extra creative, it's one of my favourite Panic! at the Disco songs ;D
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #583 on: October 09, 2012, 03:17:55 AM »
I used to have a toy polar bear which I was very attached to when I was little. He was Snuffles. Actually I might go and find him now...

Nice Snufflesxx - I have two stuffed toy polar bears which I call Mr Darcy and Elizabeth.  Hmm me thinks my next CAS will be Mr Darcy.  I wonder if I can make him look like Colin Firth...

Thanks Snufflesxx
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #584 on: October 09, 2012, 11:10:28 AM »
Nice Snufflesxx - I have two stuffed toy polar bears which I call Mr Darcy and Elizabeth.  Hmm me thinks my next CAS will be Mr Darcy.  I wonder if I can make him look like Colin Firth...

Thanks Snufflesxx

I'm happy I made you think about Colin Firth  :P
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #585 on: October 10, 2012, 01:37:40 PM »
I used to use ponies1998 everywhere I went, but after awhile it evolved into ladyaya. And ladyaya actually comes from a game where I named a character Aya...I think  ;D

It's much more unique than using my middle name everywhere I go, I think.

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #586 on: October 10, 2012, 06:08:26 PM »
I had no idea what to have as a name so i looked around the room for ideas. There was a book about bears on the bookshelf and for some reason the first name that popped into my head was Forest_Bear.
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #587 on: October 10, 2012, 06:33:09 PM »
Raia has been a nickname of mine since I was in college (my real name is Rachel). The "draconis" part refers to my love of dragons. :D

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #588 on: October 12, 2012, 02:04:54 PM »
Cedia has been the name of my Elven Ranger since Baldur's Gate.

Yes, I did make her into a sim, but her LTW involved exploring a great many tombs in WA, which I found impossible to play due to the faulty routing that Generations introduced.  Recently Twallan has added automatic ResetSim to his Overwatch mod, so maybe I'll have to try starting a legacy with Cedia again.

The funny thing I remember is that when I played her, she wanted Renauld Vanderburg.  She would have no other to be her husband.  Oh flipping well.  Catarina sent them a food processor when they got married.  :P

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #589 on: October 12, 2012, 02:07:05 PM »
I've been a Marilyn Monroe impersonator for years, so Karen as MM is the screename I use on most forums. My sim's name is Karilyn Monroe, which is my real life stage name. Its really fun cause now she is running all over town doing gigs just like me! :)

I love this!  How exciting!

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #590 on: October 12, 2012, 02:13:38 PM »
Ok stay with me on this one:

My family is Santie (grandma), "Mom" (agreed upon by the whole family for this purpose - mom), Raul (dad), L'Lani (sister) and Dewald (myself). Now, if you take those initials they neatly coincide with the initials of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splinter, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello. SO when I was only half my current age I realised the four Turtles' names (Splinter's a rat) are derived from legendary Italian artists. So... Then to my shock I foun out that Donatello was ACTUALLY Donato do Niccolo di Betto Bardi... So my simself is Donato Bardi, and my Forum name is Donatello :)

I'm a first generation Italian-American and my father's name was Donato (which is Daniel in English).  Donatello actually means "little Daniel".  It's kind of like the way we say Tommy or Johnny.

My name is Gina, which is a shortened version of Luigina, which is the feminine of the diminutive of Luigi (Luigino).  Luigi is Louis in English.  How's that for complicated?

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #591 on: October 12, 2012, 02:25:03 PM »
I'm a first generation Italian-American and my father's name was Donato (which is Daniel in English).  Donatello actually means "little Daniel".  It's kind of like the way we say Tommy or Johnny.

My name is Gina, which is a shortened version of Luigina, which is the feminine of the diminutive of Luigi (Luigino).  Luigi is Louis in English.  How's that for complicated?

I didn't know that! Awesome... Strangely coincidetal that some (non-Afrikaans speaking) people in our country don't get "Dewald" to fall comfortably on their tongue... And they end up calling me Daniel...
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #592 on: October 12, 2012, 04:10:00 PM »
I didn't know that! Awesome... Strangely coincidetal that some (non-Afrikaans speaking) people in our country don't get "Dewald" to fall comfortably on their tongue... And they end up calling me Daniel...
. You are from South Africa? That is so awesome to meet someone else from my country on the forum!


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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #593 on: October 12, 2012, 04:28:30 PM »
I stole it. From my son.
His is ShadowRaven, so I stole the Raven part. Kay is my name and I put the two together. I have been RavenKay in one form or another since 1999 when I first got internet.

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #594 on: October 12, 2012, 04:56:02 PM »
I have always been fascinated by crows, ravens and the rest of the Corvid family, so that is part of it.

The other influence comes from my favorite author, Charles de Lint. He has two recurring characters, Maida and Zia, who are known as the crow girls. They are always together spreading happiness, being boisterous  ;D and generally making people feel good wherever they go, like the line "two for joy" in the old saying about counting crows or ravens, though I believe it originally referred to counting/seeing a certain number of magpies.

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #595 on: October 13, 2012, 02:59:04 AM »
My nickname came from my love for bubbles and the fact that I can be a bit of a chatterbox sometimes.
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #596 on: October 13, 2012, 08:03:09 AM »
Nice Snufflesxx - I have two stuffed toy polar bears which I call Mr Darcy and Elizabeth.  Hmm me thinks my next CAS will be Mr Darcy.  I wonder if I can make him look like Colin Firth...

Thanks Snufflesxx

Who's Colin Firth?
Yeah, I know: 'Leto, Google's your friend', but still I don't get it. :)

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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #597 on: October 13, 2012, 08:21:46 AM »
Who's Colin Firth?
Yeah, I know: 'Leto, Google's your friend', but still I don't get it. :)

Oh Leto, Google is only good for the facts.  This is about dreams... ladies of a certain age fell in love with him when he played the lead role of Mr Darcy in the BBC series of "Pride and Prejudice".  You probably know him as the fellow who won an oscar for this portrayal of King George IV in "The King's Speech" a couple of years ago.

But for us older (and even some younger) ladies, there has never been a more broodlingly handsome Mr Darcy on the silver screen or TV.  Mind you, if Hugh Jackman played the role, I might shift my allegiance.
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #598 on: October 18, 2012, 07:31:23 AM »
My nickname is pretty recent, hence the 2012. A friend and I agreed on it for the blog she writes. We figured Magpie because I tend to chatter a lot and I'm often distracted by shiny objects ;D Usually I use RavenAngel888 and you can find me by that username on the official Sims 3 forum. That one is simply because I adore ravens and angels and 8 is a spiritual number so I figured 888 had a nice kick to it.
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Re: Where did your profile name come from?
« Reply #599 on: October 27, 2012, 08:33:40 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.


 My name is basically my first name IRL merged with my last name's first letter (as I say it "Ell") and my birthyear 1970, and A is for my middle name. I came up with it when I got into Youtube and I use it for my main X-Box 360 account.