85 votes

Why did you choose this username for your Tildes account?

I think mine's pretty obvious.

294 comments

  1. [15]
    Administrator
    Link
    Always wanted this for a username

    Always wanted this for a username

    81 votes
    1. [4]
      root
      Link Parent
      Same, buddy.

      Same, buddy.

      36 votes
      1. [2]
        r5d
        Link Parent
        Damn! Missed that opportunity...

        Damn! Missed that opportunity...

        8 votes
        1. Moderator
          Link Parent
          I just checked and I'm surprised this wasn't taken.

          I just checked and I'm surprised this wasn't taken.

          14 votes
      2. ssh
        Link Parent
        Hey, we'd make a good team!

        Hey, we'd make a good team!

        3 votes
    2. [2]
      User
      Link Parent
      I tried admin and administrator to test whether or not they were allowed and both were taken. I wanted to try user and see if it was a valid option and registration went through!

      I tried admin and administrator to test whether or not they were allowed and both were taken.

      I wanted to try user and see if it was a valid option and registration went through!

      18 votes
      1. Administrator
        Link Parent
        Admin was already taken when I tried as well, so I just went for the next best thing.

        Admin was already taken when I tried as well, so I just went for the next best thing.

        9 votes
    3. Amarok
      Link Parent
      Ugh. That's my 'work' username, I definitely don't want that for my handle. :P

      Ugh. That's my 'work' username, I definitely don't want that for my handle. :P

      11 votes
    4. Archimedes
      Link Parent
      Is "admin" still available? I think that would be just as desirable.

      Is "admin" still available? I think that would be just as desirable.

      1 vote
    5. rib
      Link Parent
      I'm jealous this didn't even occur to me.

      I'm jealous this didn't even occur to me.

      1 vote
    6. Guyon
      Link Parent
      I snagged "God" on a website once. I was pretty proud. I don't even remember what website that was anymore.

      I snagged "God" on a website once. I was pretty proud. I don't even remember what website that was anymore.

  2. [21]
    tori
    Link
    it's my name

    it's my name

    27 votes
    1. michelle
      Link Parent
      oh hey me too. this was a good opportunity to nab my name for once.

      oh hey me too. this was a good opportunity to nab my name for once.

      9 votes
    2. [2]
      ian
      Link Parent
      Same

      Same

      8 votes
      1. Courtsauce
        Link Parent
        Beat me to it, had to go with PS4 username...

        Beat me to it, had to go with PS4 username...

        3 votes
    3. [3]
      mat
      Link Parent
      Yup, me too. Also I do like getting in early enough to grab a three letter username. I have one on Twitter too, which I never use but it's there.

      Yup, me too. Also I do like getting in early enough to grab a three letter username. I have one on Twitter too, which I never use but it's there.

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        Rainier
        Link Parent
        Did you ever hear about the @mat guy on Twitter? They attacked his Google and Apple accounts for the Twitter handle. Interesting read. Shows why 2FA is so important....

        Did you ever hear about the @mat guy on Twitter? They attacked his Google and Apple accounts for the Twitter handle. Interesting read. Shows why 2FA is so important.

        https://www.wired.com/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/

        4 votes
        1. mat
          Link Parent
          Oh yeah, I remember that. that wasn't me (I have @m4t). Scary though. That was the article that made me get off my arse and sort out 2FA on my important accounts, then make my wife and parents do...

          Oh yeah, I remember that. that wasn't me (I have @m4t). Scary though. That was the article that made me get off my arse and sort out 2FA on my important accounts, then make my wife and parents do the same.

          1 vote
    4. Cliff
      Link Parent
      Same, kinda cool since it's usually taken whenever I make a username somewhere

      Same, kinda cool since it's usually taken whenever I make a username somewhere

      3 votes
    5. [4]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Do you put any meaning in it? Also, where is it from?

      Do you put any meaning in it? Also, where is it from?

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        tori
        Link Parent
        do i put meaning into my name? i mean, it's the name my parents gave me. not sure i understand the question. where is it from? um, it's short for victoria.

        do i put meaning into my name? i mean, it's the name my parents gave me. not sure i understand the question.

        where is it from? um, it's short for victoria.

        11 votes
        1. [2]
          MyTildesAccount
          Link Parent
          Well, if it's short for Victoria, maybe you think of yourself as victorious?

          Well, if it's short for Victoria, maybe you think of yourself as victorious?

          2 votes
          1. tori
            Link Parent
            Hmm, interesting question. I don't at all. I don't think my name has actually had an effect on my life at all.

            Hmm, interesting question. I don't at all. I don't think my name has actually had an effect on my life at all.

            3 votes
    6. [2]
      Comment deleted by author
      Link Parent
      1. tori
        Link Parent
        wow, really? there’s tori amos and tori spelling, so i didn’t know people didn’t know it was a name. it’s short for victoria for most toris but not all.

        wow, really? there’s tori amos and tori spelling, so i didn’t know people didn’t know it was a name. it’s short for victoria for most toris but not all.

        4 votes
    7. Guyon
      Link Parent
      Represent. Not many Guyons out there, so nothing too spectacular (also my reddit u/n). I used to have that Twitter handle but deleted my Twitter account at some point and lost it. I regret that.

      Represent. Not many Guyons out there, so nothing too spectacular (also my reddit u/n). I used to have that Twitter handle but deleted my Twitter account at some point and lost it. I regret that.

  3. [2]
    Cetera
    Link
    So that when people say 'etc' (et cetera) it's like they're talking about me ;)

    So that when people say 'etc' (et cetera) it's like they're talking about me ;)

    26 votes
  4. [4]
    what
    Link
    wait where am i?

    wait where am i?

    24 votes
    1. [3]
      HannibalAnthrope
      Link Parent
      LMFAO!!! I'm dying here laughing at all these names! I'm embarrassed that I didn't even think about the opportunity before me! LOL So many absolute classics here! I didn't see a "who" to go with...

      LMFAO!!! I'm dying here laughing at all these names! I'm embarrassed that I didn't even think about the opportunity before me! LOL So many absolute classics here!
      I didn't see a "who" to go with "what" tho, is it really not taken?

      2 votes
      1. Algernon_Asimov
        (edited )
        Link Parent
        As I wrote elsewhere in this thread:

        As I wrote elsewhere in this thread:

        We all have a user profile page. Yours is https://tildes.net/user/HannibalAnthrope

        Change that last bit of the URL ("HannibalAnthrope") to a username you're interested in checking out. If it comes up with a valid web page complete with posting history, it's taken. If it comes up with a "404 Not Found" error (like https://tildes.net/user/who does did at the time I wrote this comment), it doesn't exist, so that means it's not taken.

        1 vote
      2. Amarok
        Link Parent
        You can always PM Deimos to get him to change your username, he's done it several times for new accounts. ;)

        You can always PM Deimos to get him to change your username, he's done it several times for new accounts. ;)

        1 vote
  5. [3]
    Algernon_Asimov
    Link
    Reddit was the first place I developed a strong online presence (outside of Facebook). I created a generic user account for my initial forays there but, after a few weeks, I decided I wanted...

    Reddit was the first place I developed a strong online presence (outside of Facebook). I created a generic user account for my initial forays there but, after a few weeks, I decided I wanted something a bit more distinctive. So I chose this name because it represents quite a few things which are, or have been, important in my life:

    • Isaac Asimov is my favourite writer in any genre, but I came to him via his science fiction. Science fiction is my favourite genre.

    • Asimov was, at one point, the President of the American Humanists Association, and I'm a humanist.

    • I aspire to Asimov's clarity of writing, and his ability to explain things.

    • 'Flowers for Algernon' is my favourite story, in any genre, of any length.

    • I played the character of Algernon Moncrieff on stage. This represents my acting past.

    • Oscar Wilde, who wrote 'The Importance of Being Earnest' in which Algernon Moncrieff appears, is another favourite writer of mine (and he's gay like me).

    With such an appropriate username, that represents so many facets of who I am, I've come to identify with it quite strongly. Since creating it for Reddit, I've used it whenever I've branched out to other websites: I am "Algernon Asimov" pretty much everywhere I go on the internet.

    The only change I might make if I was doing things differently would be to include a Star Trek TNG reference (Science_Officer_Algernon_Asimov or Commander_Algernon_Asimov would work!) However, this is my internet name now, for better or worse. It even has name recognition! (https://tildes.net/~tildes/1bo/clicking_on_a_reply_should_mark_it_as_read#comment-b8z)

    21 votes
    1. [2]
      Skuld
      Link Parent
      It's a great name all round. Very memorable. Thanks for sharing the backstory.

      It's a great name all round. Very memorable. Thanks for sharing the backstory.

      4 votes
  6. [3]
    rorso
    Link
    I choose different usernames for each site, and also make new accounts every year or 2, so I've rarely really had a regular username. Now that I'm getting into some open source stuff, and sharing...

    I choose different usernames for each site, and also make new accounts every year or 2, so I've rarely really had a regular username. Now that I'm getting into some open source stuff, and sharing projects, I needed a name, so used one of those "find available domain names with X characters" sites to find a short .com, and the generator came up with this. It means nothing, but it was available, pronouncable, and I kinda like how it rolls off the tongue... So after 25 years of forums and web and tech, I finally have a stable nickname heh.

    20 votes
    1. [2]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Sounds like a word from some sort of conlang from a fantasy universe. Lord of the Rings-esque. Maybe it means a knight. Or an emerald. Or both, like a family name. EDIT: typo

      Sounds like a word from some sort of conlang from a fantasy universe. Lord of the Rings-esque. Maybe it means a knight. Or an emerald. Or both, like a family name.

      EDIT: typo

      5 votes
      1. rorso
        Link Parent
        Sir Rorso of Rothbury? I like it.

        Sir Rorso of Rothbury? I like it.

        2 votes
  7. [6]
    elf
    Link
    I just wanted that sweet three letter name. Also, I am an elf.

    I just wanted that sweet three letter name.
    Also, I am an elf.

    15 votes
    1. rib
      Link Parent
      Same, wanted something not too serious.

      Same, wanted something not too serious.

      5 votes
    2. [2]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Are you racist towards all other races?

      Are you racist towards all other races?

      3 votes
      1. elf
        Link Parent
        No, of course not! I'm not bigoted against any race. ...unless you consider the drow a race.

        No, of course not! I'm not bigoted against any race.
        ...unless you consider the drow a race.

        8 votes
    3. drakinosh
      Link Parent
      "Have you heard of the high elves?"

      "Have you heard of the high elves?"

      2 votes
  8. [2]
    Hypnotoad
    Link
    All hail the great hyptotoad!

    All hail the great hyptotoad!

    13 votes
    1. clem
      Link Parent
      I DID NOT NOTICE YOUR TYPO.

      I DID NOT NOTICE YOUR TYPO.

  9. [3]
    Silbern
    Link
    This is a name I came up with for all of my public facing things, especially related to schoolwork and programming. In the past I learned that names that are googlable are a bad idea, so I picked...

    This is a name I came up with for all of my public facing things, especially related to schoolwork and programming. In the past I learned that names that are googlable are a bad idea, so I picked this, which literally just means "silver" as an adjective in German. The only things Google finds are some translation sites, a bleach wiki article (???) And a soundtrack from Pokemon Shuffle. It's distinctive yet anonymous, and that's how I'm planning to roll as much as I can with all future usernames.

    12 votes
    1. MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Simple yet elegant! I love minimalism, reminds me of late medieval plate armor. Like a green one, that looks like a shining emerald...

      Simple yet elegant! I love minimalism, reminds me of late medieval plate armor. Like a green one, that looks like a shining emerald...

      2 votes
    2. moredhel
      Link Parent
      I did a similar thing, but should have chosen something more generic.

      I did a similar thing, but should have chosen something more generic.

      1 vote
  10. [3]
    dice
    Link
    I was pretty interested in cryptography and physics when I was in high school, back in the glory days of Applied Cryptography and A Brief History of Time. So "dice" is sort of a reference both to...

    I was pretty interested in cryptography and physics when I was in high school, back in the glory days of Applied Cryptography and A Brief History of Time. So "dice" is sort of a reference both to RNGs and Einstein's famously incorrect statement about God and the nature of the universe.

    11 votes
    1. NICE
      Link Parent
      A partner in rhyme!

      A partner in rhyme!

      4 votes
  11. compiler
    Link
    I sat there staring at the registration screen for 15 minutes trying to abuse my early invite with a "clever" name and this was all that i could think of. Creative i know..

    I sat there staring at the registration screen for 15 minutes trying to abuse my early invite with a "clever" name and this was all that i could think of. Creative i know..

    11 votes
  12. [5]
    Cirrus
    Link
    I like to have a unique username without underscores or numbers. In this case it was very easy because of how young the site is. I took my name from cirrus clouds, because I like looking up at the...

    I like to have a unique username without underscores or numbers. In this case it was very easy because of how young the site is. I took my name from cirrus clouds, because I like looking up at the sky. It seemed easy to spell and pronounce, and also has some connections with aviation.

    10 votes
    1. [4]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Nice. How do you pronounce it?

      Nice. How do you pronounce it?

      1. [3]
        Cirrus
        Link Parent
        I pronounce it like cyrus in my head, but it's supposed to be said like 'cer-rus'.

        I pronounce it like cyrus in my head, but it's supposed to be said like 'cer-rus'.

        1 vote
        1. MyTildesAccount
          Link Parent
          Well, nobody can pronounce Latin. I thought it was 'key-rus'.

          Well, nobody can pronounce Latin. I thought it was 'key-rus'.

        2. ocidar
          Link Parent
          Do you find that people take you cirrusly

          Do you find that people take you cirrusly

  13. [2]
    Grapevine
    Link
    I use this for most platforms, ones on which I don't particularly care about anonymity. I love how easy it is to stay anonymous on here, and I fight as hard as I can to keep anonymity on the...

    I use this for most platforms, ones on which I don't particularly care about anonymity. I love how easy it is to stay anonymous on here, and I fight as hard as I can to keep anonymity on the Internet alive, but I don't personally use it.

    Anyway, this name has evolved throughout my life. My name's Vinny, and in 5th grade, some kid called me "Vineyard Lombrowski" for no particular reason and I found it funny, so I used it online for a bit. I thought it was a little long, so I shortened it to just "The Vineyard", which I later shortened again to just "Vine". A few years later, an app of a ahem somewhat similar name came out, and any time I did anything someone brought it up, My favorite color at the time was purple and I liked grapes. Grapevine.

    I experimented with "Lowbrow" for a little bit (stems from the original 5th grade nickname and still connects to the theme of my modern name, it being generally used to describe uncultured people while grapes and grape-related products (namely wine) are generally seen as the opposite, thought it was a nice fit) but quickly came back to this name, as anyone I've met online knows me by some variation of Vine.

    I always thought this story was funny, your mileage may vary.

    9 votes
    1. MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Cool little story you have! I have something similar with my main account names and the password. But I don't use them anywhere now except on my computer.

      Cool little story you have! I have something similar with my main account names and the password. But I don't use them anywhere now except on my computer.

      1 vote
  14. tvfj
    Link
    Basing my username on reddit after a catch-phrase from a 90s anime that means "you're an idiot" has made forming professional relationships with people at Mozilla, over my running r/Firefox, feel...

    Basing my username on reddit after a catch-phrase from a 90s anime that means "you're an idiot" has made forming professional relationships with people at Mozilla, over my running r/Firefox, feel a little weird.

    Hey u/["you're a moron"], I was told you're the person to ask about...

    So, well, these are my initials. I figure they've got an 'xkcd' vibe too.

    9 votes
  15. guy
    Link
    I'm a dude.

    I'm a dude.

    9 votes
  16. PogChamp
    Link
    I like to surprise people with the global twitch emotes browser addon.

    I like to surprise people with the global twitch emotes browser addon.

    8 votes
  17. [5]
    Cleb
    Link
    Used to get letters in high school from various places that would massively butcher my name into things that weren't even close. Took one and now I use it.

    Used to get letters in high school from various places that would massively butcher my name into things that weren't even close. Took one and now I use it.

    7 votes
    1. [4]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Nice, @qleb. Why dod you choose this variation, @queleb? What is your actual name, @cleabe?

      Nice, @qleb. Why dod you choose this variation, @queleb? What is your actual name, @cleabe?

      13 votes
      1. [3]
        Cleb
        Link Parent
        I thought I had answered this but apparently I forgot to lmao I chose this one because it's short and looks really pleasing to me. I really like short, one or two syllable names and this one just...

        I thought I had answered this but apparently I forgot to lmao
        I chose this one because it's short and looks really pleasing to me. I really like short, one or two syllable names and this one just stuck because I like how it rolls off my tongue.
        My real name? If you spit out enough variations, you'll eventually guess it!

        1 vote
        1. MyTildesAccount
          Link Parent
          Well, I guess @cled, but how would I know which one is yours, @clad? If I were to guess it, would you tell me, @kleb?

          Well, I guess @cled, but how would I know which one is yours, @clad? If I were to guess it, would you tell me, @kleb?

          1 vote
        2. clem
          Link Parent
          I didn't steal your name, did I?

          I didn't steal your name, did I?

          1 vote
  18. [7]
    PhilosoBard
    Link
    It's my Reddit username. A combination of Philosopher and bard. I majored in philosophy in college and I play dungeons and dragons. I also majored in English in college and have a fondness/respect...

    It's my Reddit username. A combination of Philosopher and bard. I majored in philosophy in college and I play dungeons and dragons. I also majored in English in college and have a fondness/respect for the Bard, so it works on two different levels I guess.

    7 votes
    1. [2]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Bard is a class in D&D or something? Sorry, never played it.

      Bard is a class in D&D or something? Sorry, never played it.

      2 votes
      1. PhilosoBard
        Link Parent
        Ah sorry, yes! Bards are kind of jack-of-all-trades characters in D&D and are one of my favorite classes to play.

        Ah sorry, yes! Bards are kind of jack-of-all-trades characters in D&D and are one of my favorite classes to play.

        2 votes
    2. [3]
      glass_table_girl
      Link Parent
      I feel I have the most fun when I play as a bard. You can do some really goofy and creative stuff with the class (true of other ones as well, sure). And I ALSO majored in English and ended up...

      I feel I have the most fun when I play as a bard. You can do some really goofy and creative stuff with the class (true of other ones as well, sure).

      And I ALSO majored in English and ended up focusing a lot on Shakespeare! Didn't expect to fall in love with his stuff, but I guess I had the fortune of some really great professors.

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        PhilosoBard
        Link Parent
        I wish I had focused a bit more on Shakespeare. I actually ended up focusing more on 20th century American lit. No regrets except that I wish I had had more time for some additional Shakespeare...

        I wish I had focused a bit more on Shakespeare. I actually ended up focusing more on 20th century American lit. No regrets except that I wish I had had more time for some additional Shakespeare classes.

        1 vote
        1. glass_table_girl
          Link Parent
          Ah, I hope I didn't misinterpret what you meant when you said the Bard now, lol 20th century American lit sounds fun. Anything in particular?

          Ah, I hope I didn't misinterpret what you meant when you said the Bard now, lol

          20th century American lit sounds fun. Anything in particular?

  19. TurboVirgin
    Link
    Used to get called a virgin all the time in video games. Embraced the meme I guess hoping to make people laugh. Stuck with it since.

    Used to get called a virgin all the time in video games. Embraced the meme I guess hoping to make people laugh. Stuck with it since.

    7 votes
  20. Bear
    Link
    Well, Bear describes me, and I have what some might call an unhealthy love for all things bear, both 2 legged, 4 legged, teddy and otherwise. (that means I'm a gay man into bears, and I also...

    Well, Bear describes me, and I have what some might call an unhealthy love for all things bear, both 2 legged, 4 legged, teddy and otherwise. (that means I'm a gay man into bears, and I also heavily support wild bear conservation)

    Plus we're cute, damnit! :-)

    7 votes
  21. [6]
    Emerald_Knight
    Link
    This username and variants tend to be my go-to. This variant is my preferred, but it's often taken way before I sign up for a service. But why this username in particular? I like green and I've...

    This username and variants tend to be my go-to. This variant is my preferred, but it's often taken way before I sign up for a service.

    But why this username in particular? I like green and I've always been somewhat fascinated by knights, and the name "emerald knight" has a nice ring to it (I think so, anyway). It's really not any more complicated than that.

    6 votes
    1. [3]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      I've been fascinated by medieval arms and armor for some time now, and I just love late medieval plate armor! Makes me think of an emerald baron, who made a fortune by mining emeralds and has a...

      I've been fascinated by medieval arms and armor for some time now, and I just love late medieval plate armor! Makes me think of an emerald baron, who made a fortune by mining emeralds and has a fancy emerald-colored set of plate armor in his house.

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        Emerald_Knight
        Link Parent
        Plate armor or gtfo. But seriously, there's a certain allure to some nice plate armor and a good longsword. Your thought of the emerald baron is an interesting one!

        Plate armor or gtfo.

        But seriously, there's a certain allure to some nice plate armor and a good longsword. Your thought of the emerald baron is an interesting one!

        1. MyTildesAccount
          Link Parent
          If there is going to be an RP group, shall you go there?

          If there is going to be an RP group, shall you go there?

    2. [2]
      Silbern
      Link Parent
      I used to have a name that started with Emerald too ironically, so your username is very distinctive to me at least. :D I always instinctively think it's one of my own comments for a second.

      I used to have a name that started with Emerald too ironically, so your username is very distinctive to me at least. :D I always instinctively think it's one of my own comments for a second.

      1 vote
      1. Emerald_Knight
        Link Parent
        There's another user around here with the name Space_Kn1ght (I think it was). Really threw me off seeing that one!

        There's another user around here with the name Space_Kn1ght (I think it was). Really threw me off seeing that one!

  22. [3]
    Barbra
    Link
    I just went with my name

    I just went with my name

    6 votes
    1. redikulous
      Link Parent
      Isn't it usually spelled Barbara? Or is it pronounced differently?

      Isn't it usually spelled Barbara? Or is it pronounced differently?

      1 vote
  23. anomoly
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    It's a handle I've been using online for a while. It was an attempt to be clever by spelling anomaly anomalously, but I suspect that most folks just assume I can't spell. They wouldn't be...

    It's a handle I've been using online for a while. It was an attempt to be clever by spelling anomaly anomalously, but I suspect that most folks just assume I can't spell. They wouldn't be particularly wrong... though this particular misspelling was intentional.

    6 votes
  24. verglas
    Link
    I never found my old usernames very meaningful, so I was excited to think through a new username here. I like mountains, so I first considered Sierra, but that's generally a female name. I looked...

    I never found my old usernames very meaningful, so I was excited to think through a new username here. I like mountains, so I first considered Sierra, but that's generally a female name. I looked through a few lists of mountaineering and skiing terms and found verglas, which is french for a clear sheet of ice that forms naturally over an object. Could be over rock, tree branches, or something else. I googled it, some beautiful pictures came up of things I've seen after snowstorms, and since it's easy enough to say (even though it's pronounced vergla in French) I decided to go with it!

    6 votes
  25. ols
    Link
    My initials ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    My initials ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    6 votes
  26. [4]
    SaucedButLeaking
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    My friends and I discovered the joys of spoonerisms a few years back, to the point that one of us answers to the spoonerized version of history name. One night, we were playing EDH (a Magic...

    My friends and I discovered the joys of spoonerisms a few years back, to the point that one of us answers to the spoonerized version of history name. One night, we were playing EDH (a Magic format) and my one buddy's general was Azusa, Lost but Seeking. I thought that was the best spoonerism fodder we'd found since Chuckie Finster and adopted it as a username shortly thereafter

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      meristele
      Link Parent
      Love the Azusa deck. What commander were you playing?

      Love the Azusa deck. What commander were you playing?

      1 vote
      1. SaucedButLeaking
        Link Parent
        Hmm. It was early in my EDH career... probably Omnath, Made of Pissed Off

        Hmm. It was early in my EDH career... probably Omnath, Made of Pissed Off

        2 votes
  27. [3]
    MangoTiger
    Link
    I like mangoes and I like tigers.

    I like mangoes and I like tigers.

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Do you like them together or separate?

      Do you like them together or separate?

      4 votes
      1. MangoTiger
        Link Parent
        Either. I suppose my username could also be referring to a mango colored tiger.

        Either. I suppose my username could also be referring to a mango colored tiger.

        4 votes
  28. [3]
    Daniel
    Link
    My name is Daniel, and I figured, hey, why not be one of those trendy people with only their name as their username. Loving it.

    My name is Daniel, and I figured, hey, why not be one of those trendy people with only their name as their username. Loving it.

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      dan
      Link Parent
      Hey there. Nice name.

      Hey there. Nice name.

      6 votes
      1. Daniel
        Link Parent
        Thank you. I go by Daniel more than I go by Dan so I figured I'd pick up my legal name on here.

        Thank you. I go by Daniel more than I go by Dan so I figured I'd pick up my legal name on here.

        1 vote
  29. Heichou
    Link
    Hung out with a friend of a friend once, and he noted that I shared a name with Captain Levi from Attack On Titan (Which was still huge at the time). In the subbed anime, I guess he was addressed...

    Hung out with a friend of a friend once, and he noted that I shared a name with Captain Levi from Attack On Titan (Which was still huge at the time). In the subbed anime, I guess he was addressed as "Heichou", which is, to my understanding, an outdated honorific for Captain. So instead of calling me Levi, he just called me Heichou. I never had a nickname previously so this was pretty neat and it's been a lot of my usernames for a while now. I'm super glad I joined up early because I usually can't do just "Heichou"

    5 votes
  30. ajar
    Link
    I guess it's one of my favorite English words, sounds good and it's short. And it makes me think of potentiality and middle ground.

    I guess it's one of my favorite English words, sounds good and it's short. And it makes me think of potentiality and middle ground.

    5 votes
  31. Gyrfalcon
    Link
    My name is a kind of falcon. I was reading The Once and Future King and they referred to the gyrfalcon as a falcon that only kings were allowed to own. I thought that was pretty neat so I brought...

    My name is a kind of falcon. I was reading The Once and Future King and they referred to the gyrfalcon as a falcon that only kings were allowed to own. I thought that was pretty neat so I brought it into my rotation of usernames.

    5 votes
  32. [3]
    SpaceCowBoi
    Link
    Some people call me the space cow boy Also a fan of cowboy bebop

    Some people call me the space cow boy
    Also a fan of cowboy bebop

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Did you have to spell it like that, though?

      Did you have to spell it like that, though?

      3 votes
      1. SpaceCowBoi
        Link Parent
        YE BOIIII. But no lol the boi part is just a running meme with my friend group

        YE BOIIII. But no lol the boi part is just a running meme with my friend group

        2 votes
  33. [4]
    anti
    Link
    I think that a four letter username is desirable, and often this one is taken.

    I think that a four letter username is desirable, and often this one is taken.

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      Ten
      Link Parent
      I find four letters for a username to be excessive.

      I find four letters for a username to be excessive.

      13 votes
      1. jgb
        Link Parent
        If you're not squashed up against the lower size limit you're not trying hard enough.

        If you're not squashed up against the lower size limit you're not trying hard enough.

        3 votes
      2. ocidar
        Link Parent
        What is your opinion on ten letters though

        What is your opinion on ten letters though

        1 vote
  34. [7]
    asdf
    (edited )
    Link
    When I first made a reddit account I wanted asdf as my username but it wasn't available so I went with asdf1617. So when I made my tildes account I wanted to take asdf but I instinctively types in...

    When I first made a reddit account I wanted asdf as my username but it wasn't available so I went with asdf1617. So when I made my tildes account I wanted to take asdf but I instinctively types in asdf1617 because I've gotten so used typing that. I only realized the next day so now I'm stuck with it.

    Edit: deimos came through and my username is now asdf.

    5 votes
    1. iiv
      Link Parent
      That's unfortunate! Maybe you could ask if you can change the name, if I remember correctly @Whom did that.

      That's unfortunate! Maybe you could ask if you can change the name, if I remember correctly @Whom did that.

      2 votes
    2. [5]
      Algernon_Asimov
      Link Parent
      "asdf" is still available...

      "asdf" is still available...

      1 vote
      1. [4]
        asdf
        Link Parent
        I know it is, I meant to take it. But when I was signing up for tildes I instinctively typed in asdf1617 since I'm so used to logging in to reddit with that username.

        I know it is, I meant to take it. But when I was signing up for tildes I instinctively typed in asdf1617 since I'm so used to logging in to reddit with that username.

        1 vote
        1. [3]
          Algernon_Asimov
          Link Parent
          Let me be blunter: "asdf" is still available if you want to create it for yourself to use. I've also seen comments around the place which indicate that Deimorz is open to changing usernames.

          Let me be blunter: "asdf" is still available if you want to create it for yourself to use.

          I've also seen comments around the place which indicate that Deimorz is open to changing usernames.

          2 votes
          1. [2]
            asdf
            (edited )
            Link Parent
            I've sent deimos a pm asking to switch my username, hopefully he's cool with it. Also out of interest, how do you know what usernames are taken?

            I've sent deimos a pm asking to switch my username, hopefully he's cool with it.

            Also out of interest, how do you know what usernames are taken?

            1 vote
            1. Algernon_Asimov
              Link Parent
              We all have a user profile page. Yours is https://tildes.net/user/asdf1617 Change that last bit of the URL ("asdf1617") to a username you're interested in checking out. If it comes up with a valid...

              how do you know what usernames are taken?

              We all have a user profile page. Yours is https://tildes.net/user/asdf1617

              Change that last bit of the URL ("asdf1617") to a username you're interested in checking out. If it comes up with a valid web page complete with posting history, it's taken. If it comes up with a "404 Not Found" error (like https://tildes.net/user/asdf does), it doesn't exist, so that means it's not taken.

              4 votes
  35. HAL9000
    Link
    Cuz 2001: A space odyssey is awesome! :)

    Cuz 2001: A space odyssey is awesome! :)

    5 votes
  36. hook
    Link
    Hook is my primary nick name, even some people from school and most hackers I know call me that. I actually turn around if I hear it on the street. How it came about … Well, in high school we had...

    Hook is my primary nick name, even some people from school and most hackers I know call me that. I actually turn around if I hear it on the street.

    How it came about … Well, in high school we had a Linux box ran by the students and you needed a username for the login (max. 8 characters). At that time (late 90’s) I was very much into the real history of pirates and how their society worked (they had a type of social security, pensions, even for widows, democracy …). So I learned that both cpt. Silver and cpt. Hook were real and quite fascinating, I took it as mine (my fall-back nickname is usually silver_hook).

    Later, hook turned out to be quite a fitting choice for different reasons. If you know me, it seems to fit me well, even though not in the same sense as the name-bearer I took it from ;)

    5 votes
  37. [3]
    r5d
    Link
    My nickname has been through several iterations. As a kid, I dreamt up an online name for myself that ended in -blue. That got boring, so I changed it to -red. Then it needed to be 1337, and it...

    My nickname has been through several iterations. As a kid, I dreamt up an online name for myself that ended in -blue. That got boring, so I changed it to -red. Then it needed to be 1337, and it changed to -r3d. That username is taken most often, so r5d it is. Coincidentally, R is the first letter of my real name and D is the last, with 5 letters in between. So it fits.

    Who can guess my name?

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      joseph
      Link Parent
      Richard? You can probably guess mine easier :)

      Richard? You can probably guess mine easier :)

      1 vote
      1. r5d
        Link Parent
        That's right. Yours is.. Christian?

        That's right. Yours is.. Christian?

        2 votes
  38. [3]
    789
    Link
    Minimum length is three digits and 123 was taken, so why not get in while the getting is good?

    Minimum length is three digits and 123 was taken, so why not get in while the getting is good?

    5 votes
    1. Archimedes
      Link Parent
      Plus it's the punchline to the joke "Why was six afraid of seven?".

      Plus it's the punchline to the joke "Why was six afraid of seven?".

      4 votes
  39. [4]
    Zlyme
    Link
    I use this name for everything. Started as a name I used for terraria

    I use this name for everything. Started as a name I used for terraria

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      I found this. Does this have anything to do with your name?

      I found this. Does this have anything to do with your name?

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        Zlyme
        Link Parent
        No but that's fucking awesome you found that!

        No but that's fucking awesome you found that!

        1. MyTildesAccount
          Link Parent
          You can steal it for your avatar on other sites.

          You can steal it for your avatar on other sites.

  40. [2]
    jackson
    Link
    Normally I'm jackson1442 (see literally anything on the internet) but I decided to change it up a little. Yes, I know being invited is a privilege and all, but I thought it would be really cool to...

    Normally I'm jackson1442 (see literally anything on the internet) but I decided to change it up a little. Yes, I know being invited is a privilege and all, but I thought it would be really cool to just be 'jackson' for once, especially with all the other Jacksons in the world now, where I always have to be on my toes for someone else to have the same name.

    4 votes
    1. MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Yeah! Show all those other Jacksons in the world that you're unique!

      Yeah! Show all those other Jacksons in the world that you're unique!

      2 votes
  41. [2]
    Gabe_DeGrossi
    Link
    My name is a reference to Gabe "The Inconceivable Glue Man" Degrossi, a character created by Jerma985. Why? Cause Jerma is hilarious.

    My name is a reference to Gabe "The Inconceivable Glue Man" Degrossi, a character created by Jerma985. Why? Cause Jerma is hilarious.

    4 votes
    1. MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      Ah, I forgot about this video! Love Jerma and Ster and their content.

      Ah, I forgot about this video! Love Jerma and Ster and their content.

      2 votes
  42. [2]
    PontiacBandit
    Link
    It’s a reference to my favorite tv show right now, and I happen to drive a Pontiac.

    It’s a reference to my favorite tv show right now, and I happen to drive a Pontiac.

    4 votes
    1. glass_table_girl
      Link Parent
      I've just started watching this show, and that episode was amazing!

      I've just started watching this show, and that episode was amazing!

  43. HutchinsonianDemon
    Link
    It's an obscure ecological thought experiment describing a hypothetical super beast that I thought sounded cool

    It's an obscure ecological thought experiment describing a hypothetical super beast that I thought sounded cool

    4 votes
  44. Jedi
    Link
    It's my first name. I normally have to do my full name, but it was actually available for once!

    It's my first name. I normally have to do my full name, but it was actually available for once!

    4 votes
  45. [2]
    Ten
    Link
    It's my name.

    It's my name.

    4 votes
    1. r5d
      Link Parent
      Your name is Ten? Like the number 10? What's the origin of that?

      Your name is Ten? Like the number 10? What's the origin of that?

      2 votes
  46. v0iD
    Link
    Chose the name that I have used since the good ole BBS days :) At least now I do not have to wait in a queue for days to get access to information :=

    Chose the name that I have used since the good ole BBS days :)

    At least now I do not have to wait in a queue for days to get access to information :=

    4 votes
  47. [2]
    insubstantial
    Link
    Because it describes every single thing I would ever post anywhere.

    Because it describes every single thing I would ever post anywhere.

    4 votes
  48. [2]
    ZaphodBeebblebrox
    Link
    I really like the book the hitchhiker guide to the galaxy. The extra b in Beebblebrox is because ZaphodBeeblebrox is usually taken. I would always add an extra b because of that. I could have...

    I really like the book the hitchhiker guide to the galaxy. The extra b in Beebblebrox is because ZaphodBeeblebrox is usually taken. I would always add an extra b because of that. I could have taken the real name here, but at this point I'm just used to the extra b.

    4 votes
    1. APassenger
      Link Parent
      It's you! You explained some tildes things to me recently (me under a different handle) on Reddit. Definitely appreciate the time and attention!

      It's you! You explained some tildes things to me recently (me under a different handle) on Reddit.

      Definitely appreciate the time and attention!

      2 votes
  49. [4]
    flowersforchance
    Link
    My favorite book is Flowers for Algernon, plus my name. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve grown quite weary.

    My favorite book is Flowers for Algernon, plus my name.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve grown quite weary.

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      Algernon_Asimov
      Link Parent
      Same! It's one of the reasons behind my username. You say the "book" is your favourite. Have you read the original novella, or only the later expanded full-length novel? I think the shorter...

      My favorite book is Flowers for Algernon

      Same! It's one of the reasons behind my username.

      You say the "book" is your favourite. Have you read the original novella, or only the later expanded full-length novel? I think the shorter novella packs more of a punch than the novel.

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        flowersforchance
        Link Parent
        Only the full length novel. I know about the original novella, I just have to pick up a copy of it.

        Only the full length novel. I know about the original novella, I just have to pick up a copy of it.

        2 votes
  50. Mechangel
    Link
    I've been using this handle for several years. I was really into the idea of synths and cybernetics when I made it up. the "angel" part is from a story my partner made up when we were much...

    I've been using this handle for several years. I was really into the idea of synths and cybernetics when I made it up. the "angel" part is from a story my partner made up when we were much younger. I still love both the story and him, and it's nice to have a username that reminds me of that every time I see it.

    4 votes
  51. meristele
    Link
    Meristele is a name I've used for 10 years or more. Before that I was Chanterai. (No, I don't sing well. I just like to!) I like one word names with no numbers or symbols. While meristele does...

    Meristele is a name I've used for 10 years or more. Before that I was Chanterai. (No, I don't sing well. I just like to!)

    I like one word names with no numbers or symbols. While meristele does have a modern scientific meaning, I am using an archaic meaning documented from the 17th century in the unabridged OED. It's an archeological term for a two headed stele.

    I suppose you could consider it a marker for many life changes that were going on at the time. :)

    4 votes
  52. [3]
    beryl
    Link
    Beryl. Rhymes with peril. The Crown S02E04. The dark room scenes. Beautiful episode.

    Beryl. Rhymes with peril.

    The Crown S02E04. The dark room scenes. Beautiful episode.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      I haven't watched The Crown (is it any good?), but I do know that a beryl is an emerald, and now, emeralds always make me think of knights and their shining emerald armor.

      I haven't watched The Crown (is it any good?), but I do know that a beryl is an emerald, and now, emeralds always make me think of knights and their shining emerald armor.

      1. beryl
        Link Parent
        oh it's a very good show. gorgeous visuals and soundtrack.

        oh it's a very good show. gorgeous visuals and soundtrack.

  53. [4]
    RespectMyAuthoriteh
    Link
    I just chose the same name as my reddit username, which is based on one of Cartman's catchphrases from South Park. The original intention was for it to be a novelty account where all my comments...

    I just chose the same name as my reddit username, which is based on one of Cartman's catchphrases from South Park. The original intention was for it to be a novelty account where all my comments would be what Cartman might say.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      It's so hard to keep up a personality. Maybe you can revive this idea here?

      It's so hard to keep up a personality. Maybe you can revive this idea here?

      2 votes
    2. IDontKnowHowToPM
      Link Parent
      I did the same thing for this username on reddit. It was originally going to be a novelty where I would respond to all of those PM_ME_X users and I would just drop a comment with whatever their...

      I did the same thing for this username on reddit. It was originally going to be a novelty where I would respond to all of those PM_ME_X users and I would just drop a comment with whatever their name requested. But I got bored of that after like two times, and then I nuked my old main account and just started using this one full time.

      2 votes
  54. Yuli-Ban
    Link
    I use this name on every account for familiarity purposes. If I ever actually "make it", I'd probably use this as my official penname and whatnot.

    I use this name on every account for familiarity purposes. If I ever actually "make it", I'd probably use this as my official penname and whatnot.

    3 votes
  55. [3]
    Luna
    (edited )
    Link
    Luna is a nickname I go by on Twitch (edit: not my username, but people tend to abbreviate it in chat as Luna), and also because I'm a Brony and my favorite princess is Luna.

    Luna is a nickname I go by on Twitch (edit: not my username, but people tend to abbreviate it in chat as Luna), and also because I'm a Brony and my favorite princess is Luna.

    3 votes
    1. [3]
      Comment deleted by author
      Link Parent
      1. Algernon_Asimov
        Link Parent
        Go to ~tv and create discussions with a "my little pony" tag. That's the way to get ~tv.mylittlepony to happen.

        Go to ~tv and create discussions with a "my little pony" tag. That's the way to get ~tv.mylittlepony to happen.

        3 votes
  56. Teskeria
    Link
    I have a different username that I've used for absolutely everything online, including reddit. I decided I wanted a bit of a fresh start, what with the aspirations to greater privacy. Dunno why I...

    I have a different username that I've used for absolutely everything online, including reddit. I decided I wanted a bit of a fresh start, what with the aspirations to greater privacy. Dunno why I picked this particular name; it just felt good.

    3 votes
  57. [2]
    Comment deleted by author
    Link
    1. Neverland
      Link Parent
      You can ask our lovely admin to change it, he’s done it once so far.

      You can ask our lovely admin to change it, he’s done it once so far.

      2 votes
  58. not
    Link
    I took my usual name and shortened it to the shortest I could get, because I have to show I was early somehow, right?

    I took my usual name and shortened it to the shortest I could get, because I have to show I was early somehow, right?

    3 votes
  59. toaster
    Link
    I like toast

    I like toast

    3 votes
  60. [4]
    acr
    Link
    I like this name. Short, doesnt mean anything, anonymous.

    I like this name. Short, doesnt mean anything, anonymous.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      APassenger
      Link Parent
      But... It does mean something? To your point, it doesn't seem to have a lot of connotation or baggage, though.

      But... It does mean something? To your point, it doesn't seem to have a lot of connotation or baggage, though.

      1 vote
      1. acr
        Link Parent
        Technically it does have a definition. But I don't mean for it to be taken that way. Just a name to me basically. I forgot to add, I do like the idea of this being an ironic name. I pride myself...

        Technically it does have a definition. But I don't mean for it to be taken that way. Just a name to me basically.

        I forgot to add, I do like the idea of this being an ironic name. I pride myself on being positive and cheery. So I think it'll be funny for someone with this name to be hopefully seen as a good guy.

        1 vote
  61. [3]
    Amarok
    Link
    Eh, since I spend so much time modding music, it's about time I had a username that reflects my favorite album.

    Eh, since I spend so much time modding music, it's about time I had a username that reflects my favorite album.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      Paradoxa
      Link Parent
      Did you used to mod a League of Legends subreddit?

      Did you used to mod a League of Legends subreddit?

      1. Amarok
        Link Parent
        Nope. I only mod a half-dozen music subs on reddit. This username was taken over there, though. Before that I modded on other sites and forums, mostly under my old handle of evilnight.

        Nope. I only mod a half-dozen music subs on reddit. This username was taken over there, though. Before that I modded on other sites and forums, mostly under my old handle of evilnight.

  62. spacepeach
    Link
    I’ve been playing a lot of Mario Party and I like space ✨ 🍑

    I’ve been playing a lot of Mario Party and I like space ✨ 🍑

    3 votes
  63. [4]
    zptc
    Link
    It's my reddit name.

    It's my reddit name.

    2 votes
    1. [3]
      MyTildesAccount
      Link Parent
      But what does it mean?

      But what does it mean?

      1. [2]
        zptc
        Link Parent
        Nothing in particular, sorry. Just some of the letters from an older online account rearranged.

        Nothing in particular, sorry. Just some of the letters from an older online account rearranged.

        1 vote
        1. ols
          Link Parent
          pztc is that you?!

          pztc is that you?!

          6 votes
  64. lesalecop
    Link
    Lesale is the name of Venomancer from Dota. I love everything about his appearance, gameplay, and lore. "Cop" came from "QoP" which stands for Queen of Pain, another Dota character I sometimes play.

    Lesale is the name of Venomancer from Dota. I love everything about his appearance, gameplay, and lore. "Cop" came from "QoP" which stands for Queen of Pain, another Dota character I sometimes play.

    2 votes
  65. [4]
    OzPoider
    Link
    I am from Australia hence the Oz bit. And Poider is a funny bogan character that actor Eric Bana played in a few comedy sketch shows. I'm just as big a bogan as Poider I reckon!

    I am from Australia hence the Oz bit. And Poider is a funny bogan character that actor Eric Bana played in a few comedy sketch shows. I'm just as big a bogan as Poider I reckon!

    2 votes
    1. [3]
      Algernon_Asimov
      Link Parent
      Just to clarify for our non-Aussie friends: "Poider" (actually "Poida") is how someone with an exaggerated Aussie accent pronounces "Peter". Eric Bana's character's name was actually Peter, but...

      Just to clarify for our non-Aussie friends: "Poider" (actually "Poida") is how someone with an exaggerated Aussie accent pronounces "Peter". Eric Bana's character's name was actually Peter, but it's pronounced Poida in his Ocker/bogan accent.

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        OzPoider
        Link Parent
        Struth. I've been spelling wrong all these years!

        Struth. I've been spelling wrong all these years!

        1. Algernon_Asimov
          Link Parent
          You can spell it however you want - it's your username, after all. I was just choosing a more phonetic variant to demonstrate to non-Aussies how we pronounce the "-er" ending: without the "r"! :)

          You can spell it however you want - it's your username, after all. I was just choosing a more phonetic variant to demonstrate to non-Aussies how we pronounce the "-er" ending: without the "r"! :)

  66. [2]
    TildeSwinton
    Link
    Nameplay mostly.

    Nameplay mostly.

    2 votes
    1. tomf
      Link Parent
      I was just joking with a friend who is signing up that he should be TildeSwinton -- and then I found you. Great username!

      I was just joking with a friend who is signing up that he should be TildeSwinton -- and then I found you.

      Great username!

  67. apoctr
    Link
    I took a shortened version of a past username and combined it with another old username. I just like the look/sound of it.

    I took a shortened version of a past username and combined it with another old username. I just like the look/sound of it.

    2 votes
  68. [2]
    Alii
    Link
    Part of my name but common enough that I can remain anonymous until I choose to

    Part of my name but common enough that I can remain anonymous until I choose to

    2 votes
  69. Arbiter
    Link
    The first two I tried where taken, and then typed this in. Not sure I love it.

    The first two I tried where taken, and then typed this in. Not sure I love it.

    2 votes
  70. Tang_Un
    Link
    I've been using this username everywhere for a decade.

    I've been using this username everywhere for a decade.

    2 votes
  71. sundubu
    Link
    It’s an ingredient in my favorite soup. And it’s fun to say, is pronounced soon-doo-boo.

    It’s an ingredient in my favorite soup. And it’s fun to say, is pronounced soon-doo-boo.

    2 votes
  72. BBBence1111
    Link
    I use this name for everything. I've been using it for years. No point in changing it.

    I use this name for everything. I've been using it for years. No point in changing it.

    2 votes
  73. ELFAHBEHT_SOOP
    Link
    Because it's my current Reddit name and people know me by it

    Because it's my current Reddit name and people know me by it

    2 votes
  74. [3]
    ubel
    Link
    I tried getting "Nil" but someone already had it ... I've actually been lucky enough to get that on a few established websites/forums that have been online for years! Whoever you are Nil, here's...

    I tried getting "Nil" but someone already had it ... I've actually been lucky enough to get that on a few established websites/forums that have been online for years!

    Whoever you are Nil, here's to you.

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      nil
      Link Parent
      Thanks! It's the first time I'm using it. Normally I choose my real name, but then I thought, I'd enjoy some anonymity for a change! :)

      Thanks! It's the first time I'm using it. Normally I choose my real name, but then I thought, I'd enjoy some anonymity for a change! :)

      3 votes
      1. ubel
        Link Parent
        That's great, I also chose it because it stands for nothing and it's about as short as you can make a username. Some sites don't even allow less than 4-5 chars. I chose ubel because it's also...

        That's great, I also chose it because it stands for nothing and it's about as short as you can make a username. Some sites don't even allow less than 4-5 chars.

        I chose ubel because it's also short and simple.

  75. APassenger
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    It's part of my overall philosophy on life and such. It's not that I'm passive or simply a lurker. It's more that I think we confuse our conscious experience and pretend it's the entirety of our...

    It's part of my overall philosophy on life and such. It's not that I'm passive or simply a lurker.

    It's more that I think we confuse our conscious experience and pretend it's the entirety of our experience. I'm just an emergent property of my brain. A passenger.

    If I can add value to myself, it's in helping my brain better serve me, my family, my community. It's an odd thought, but it's worked for me. In the end, happy or not, I get to own all the results of my brain, even if "I" disagree with them.

    2 votes
  76. PersonA
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    I choose my name because I like an unwanted or used person. I know it's boring most likely. I've been diagnosed Bi-polar and with Complex PTSD amoung other issues. One of my previous therapists...

    I choose my name because I like an unwanted or used person. I know it's boring most likely. I've been diagnosed Bi-polar and with Complex PTSD amoung other issues. One of my previous therapists pointed out at least 23 life events that in their self could cause long lasting severe mental illness. So with a said. I feel like I am alone on a planet of billions of people. Thanks for taking the time to read my comment. Hope you all have fun filled day and life!

    2 votes
  77. lobster
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    I usually use lobster or some variation of it on all my message board accounts.

    I usually use lobster or some variation of it on all my message board accounts.

    2 votes
  78. [2]
    roadrunner
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    I’m curious about why @DefSci chose that name... :) This person is one of the finest humans I know.

    I’m curious about why @DefSci chose that name... :)

    This person is one of the finest humans I know.

    2 votes
    1. DefSci
      Link Parent
      Definitely Science. (When given a choice) ha!

      Definitely Science. (When given a choice) ha!

      2 votes
  79. phedre
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    Same as on reddit. :)

    Same as on reddit. :)

    2 votes
  80. Dogburn
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    It's my normal online handle but it's a combo of my first and middle name, Dale + Ogburn = Dogburn. I have no desire to combine fire and dogs.

    It's my normal online handle but it's a combo of my first and middle name, Dale + Ogburn = Dogburn. I have no desire to combine fire and dogs.

    2 votes
  81. suspicious_taco
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    I use this username for several other sites/services. It is unique enough that it is usually available at the time I register for a new site Easy to remember I've stuck with it for a while, it's...

    I use this username for several other sites/services.

    • It is unique enough that it is usually available at the time I register for a new site
    • Easy to remember
    • I've stuck with it for a while, it's pretty "me" at this point
    • It imparts a sense of mystery; what's so suspicious about this particular taco?
    • I like tacos
    2 votes
  82. ContemplativePanda
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    Honestly idk, gonna have to think about this question a bit more...

    Honestly idk, gonna have to think about this question a bit more...

    2 votes
  83. giant_flying_spiders
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    I'm arachnophobic and the concept terrifies me. Exposure therapy I guess

    I'm arachnophobic and the concept terrifies me. Exposure therapy I guess

    2 votes
  84. papasquat
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    It's my rap name, if I ever became a rapper

    It's my rap name, if I ever became a rapper

    2 votes
  85. mftrhu
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    I have been using this username for at least a year now - it stands for malfunctioningtranshumanist, a monicker I assumed, together with the name Zero, at a particularly low point in my life....

    I have been using this username for at least a year now - it stands for malfunctioningtranshumanist, a monicker I assumed, together with the name Zero, at a particularly low point in my life. Though, I think that it describes me pretty well, so it stuck.

    2 votes
  86. unknown user
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    It's one of those traditional Lisp functions for accessing parts of nested lists, long and obscure enough to generally be available, and it rolls of the tongue nicely (I pronounce it k(a)h- dah-...

    It's one of those traditional Lisp functions for accessing parts of nested lists, long and obscure enough to generally be available, and it rolls of the tongue nicely (I pronounce it k(a)h- dah- drr).

    I used to think that programming would be my métier, but I ended up switching to humanities research (I'm studying to get a master's in linguistics, and am quite into literature). But I still use Emacs and other Unix tools, and write little scripts for myself here and there.

    2 votes
  87. kaitlyn
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    I chose this name because it's nice and short, and it isn't searchable. It also sounds like sticks if you try to pronounce it.

    I chose this name because it's nice and short, and it isn't searchable.
    It also sounds like sticks if you try to pronounce it.

    2 votes
  88. LiLyyy-yuri
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    In Japanese, lilies are called 百合 (yuri), which is what they also call the genre focusing on lesbian relationships. As for the three y's, it's a reference to Reol's Twitter handle @RRReol. The two...

    In Japanese, lilies are called 百合 (yuri), which is what they also call the genre focusing on lesbian relationships. As for the three y's, it's a reference to Reol's Twitter handle @RRReol. The two capital L's in turn reference iLLness LiLin, a boss track in the rhythm game SOUND VOLTEX.

    2 votes
  89. Jaker420
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    It's my name and i love cannabis 😁 (pretty obvious lmao)

    It's my name and i love cannabis 😁 (pretty obvious lmao)

    1 vote
  90. AirStryke
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    It's the username I've always gone with. Not sure if I like it that much anymore, but until I'm dead set on a username I like better it's what I'm sticking with because at least there's...

    It's the username I've always gone with. Not sure if I like it that much anymore, but until I'm dead set on a username I like better it's what I'm sticking with because at least there's consistency there.

    1 vote
  91. asdf
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    When I first made a reddit account I wanted asdf as my username but it wasn't available so I went with asdf1617. So when I made my tildes account I wanted to take asdf but I instinctively types in...

    When I first made a reddit account I wanted asdf as my username but it wasn't available so I went with asdf1617. So when I made my tildes account I wanted to take asdf but I instinctively types in asdf1617 because I've gotten so used typing that. I only realized the next day so now I'm stuck with it.

    1 vote
  92. [3]
    zowesiouff
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    It just has a nice “rot” to it, I’ll let readers figure it out though as it’s not something that should be written out loud :)

    It just has a nice “rot” to it, I’ll let readers figure it out though as it’s not something that should be written out loud :)

    1 vote
    1. [2]
      guy
      Link Parent
      soy sauce!

      soy sauce!

      1 vote
      1. zowesiouff
        Link Parent
        Not the right kind of rot :) ( that said now I’m hungry, good job guy :o )

        Not the right kind of rot :)

        ( that said now I’m hungry, good job guy :o )

  93. starchturrets
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    It's the same as my protonmail username, which was made by DuckDuckGoing "random passphrase."

    It's the same as my protonmail username, which was made by DuckDuckGoing "random passphrase."

    1 vote
  94. szferi
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    I’m using this name everywhere I can since the first time I used it for my first VAX/VMS mainframe account.

    I’m using this name everywhere I can since the first time I used it for my first VAX/VMS mainframe account.

    1 vote
  95. thinkfirst
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    Because I try to

    Because I try to

    1 vote
  96. Tzupi
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    To not to make hard to the evil corps to connect my profiles on many platforms. I use that almost everywhere.

    To not to make hard to the evil corps to connect my profiles on many platforms. I use that almost everywhere.

    1 vote
  97. EightRoundsRapid
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    This is the first time I've had the same username on more than one site. It happened more by accident than design.

    This is the first time I've had the same username on more than one site.

    It happened more by accident than design.

    1 vote
  98. drakinosh
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    This has my go-to online username since about 2014. Origin: I wanted a manly but also unique semi-permanent username, so, being about 15 at that time, I modified 'draco', which means...

    This has my go-to online username since about 2014.
    Origin: I wanted a manly but also unique semi-permanent username, so, being about 15 at that time, I modified 'draco', which means 'dragon'(well, more like serpent) in Latin, and there you have it - drakinosh.

    1 vote
  99. MindsRedMill
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    Line from a poem I really liked. Moving away from prior Reddit username as seemed time for a change.

    Line from a poem I really liked. Moving away from prior Reddit username as seemed time for a change.

    1 vote
  100. Paradoxa
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    I've been using this name for a while. I was happy to get it without having to add numbers to the end. It's a combination of the Greek "para-" meaning abnormal, and "doxa" meaning opinion. Then...

    I've been using this name for a while. I was happy to get it without having to add numbers to the end. It's a combination of the Greek "para-" meaning abnormal, and "doxa" meaning opinion. Then there is the obvious connotation with "paradox" which of course means "self-contradictory statement", to sort of poke fun at myself, yet "paradox" itself comes from "para-orthodox" which takes us back to the original meaning.

    1 vote
  101. Dr_Douchebag
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    It's the nickname my highschool friends gave me after I got an MD

    It's the nickname my highschool friends gave me after I got an MD

    1 vote
  102. basicbaconbitch
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    This phrase randomly came up in a conversation with my boyfriend. I'm also trying use a different username that isn't so obviously connected to me that people in real life can find me.

    This phrase randomly came up in a conversation with my boyfriend. I'm also trying use a different username that isn't so obviously connected to me that people in real life can find me.

    1 vote
  103. biscuits
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    I was looking at a plate of biscuits at Bob Evans, and my fantasy baseball team is the Montgomery Biscuits because I got drafted to that team in Road to the Show in the Show '14.

    I was looking at a plate of biscuits at Bob Evans, and my fantasy baseball team is the Montgomery Biscuits because I got drafted to that team in Road to the Show in the Show '14.

    1 vote
  104. frostycakes
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    This username started as a nickname I got from a guy who I played football with as a kid, and it's stuck as my username for almost everything online since. No point in breaking the trend here.

    This username started as a nickname I got from a guy who I played football with as a kid, and it's stuck as my username for almost everything online since. No point in breaking the trend here.

    1 vote
  105. Icecapman10
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    I chose mine because I've always used it for websites.

    I chose mine because I've always used it for websites.

    1 vote
  106. rhencke
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    In an effort to lay claim to the title of the most boring username on Tildes, mine is the first letter of my first name, then my last name.

    In an effort to lay claim to the title of the most boring username on Tildes, mine is the first letter of my first name, then my last name.

    1 vote
  107. Durinthal
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    I wanted a name for a dwarven character in an RPG years ago so came up with something that sounded appropriate to me, been using it most places since then as it's usually not taken.

    I wanted a name for a dwarven character in an RPG years ago so came up with something that sounded appropriate to me, been using it most places since then as it's usually not taken.

    1 vote
  108. Bobbings
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    I've used this name for my online accounts since my first runescape account at the age of about 10. Its not a real word so its never taken anywhere but its nice to grab it this early in the life...

    I've used this name for my online accounts since my first runescape account at the age of about 10. Its not a real word so its never taken anywhere but its nice to grab it this early in the life of something like this.

    1 vote
  109. Reasonable_Doubt
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    I feel I'm fairly reasonable, open to changing my opinions. I also try not to take claims at face value without due diligence.

    I feel I'm fairly reasonable, open to changing my opinions. I also try not to take claims at face value without due diligence.

    1 vote
  110. dde
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    it's short, easy to remember and my initials! Win win [win]!

    it's short, easy to remember and my initials! Win win [win]!

    1 vote
  111. [2]
    xxx
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    damn, now i feel shitty about my username.

    damn, now i feel shitty about my username.

    1 vote
    1. elf
      Link Parent
      Don't feel bad, you're in the elite 3 character club 😎

      Don't feel bad, you're in the elite 3 character club 😎

      2 votes
  112. zohan6934
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    I use this for almost everything, have since I created my steam account

    I use this for almost everything, have since I created my steam account

    1 vote
  113. JuanPotato
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    I have this username everywhere, I'm extremely googlable though. Not like I was trying to hide anything by making online accounts though.

    I have this username everywhere, I'm extremely googlable though. Not like I was trying to hide anything by making online accounts though.

    1 vote
  114. Cloberella
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    This is the one I use the most online, when available. It's from an episode of Futurama.

    This is the one I use the most online, when available. It's from an episode of Futurama.

    1 vote
  115. 10thTARDIS
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    Picked /u/10thTARDIS on Reddit a few years back (apparently 6 years ago... wow, it doesn't seem that long), and I've generally used it for everything since then since it's almost always available....

    Picked /u/10thTARDIS on Reddit a few years back (apparently 6 years ago... wow, it doesn't seem that long), and I've generally used it for everything since then since it's almost always available. Though apparently somebody used it a few years before me and grabbed the gmail username before I could... but they didn't get the .com domain!

    1 vote
  116. Awoo
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    Awoooooooooooo

    Awoooooooooooo

    1 vote
  117. xoryo
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    I wanted to claim this username.

    I wanted to claim this username.

    1 vote
  118. [3]
    tcp
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    V is my nick, but Tildes does not allow single letter usernames. So... now I am wondering if its possible to change the username

    V is my nick, but Tildes does not allow single letter usernames. So...

    now I am wondering if its possible to change the username

    1 vote
    1. [2]
      ZaphodBeebblebrox
      Link Parent
      It is. If you ask @Demios, he has changed a few other people's names for him. Just send him a PM.

      It is. If you ask @Demios, he has changed a few other people's names for him. Just send him a PM.

      1. tcp
        Link Parent
        okay, I will do. Thanks for the tip! :D

        okay, I will do. Thanks for the tip! :D

  119. NamelessThirteenth
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    I was doing a reread of one of my favorite books and decided to name my username after one of the "Gods" from the book. I didn't use the same username as my Reddit account because my personal rule...

    I was doing a reread of one of my favorite books and decided to name my username after one of the "Gods" from the book. I didn't use the same username as my Reddit account because my personal rule is to never reuse usernames.

    1 vote
  120. hitchano
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    This is the name I use for literally everything since when I first made it it only pulled up a couple Spanish websites and a mis transcribed pdf document

    This is the name I use for literally everything since when I first made it it only pulled up a couple Spanish websites and a mis transcribed pdf document

    1 vote
  121. tyoverby
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    {first-name}{lastname} is my go to for usernames since about 2008. It's a great reminder that anonymity on the internet is a thing of the past.

    {first-name}{lastname} is my go to for usernames since about 2008. It's a great reminder that anonymity on the internet is a thing of the past.

    1 vote
  122. KCoyote123
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    Didn't want it to be incorporated with my tumblr and online persona so I used my personal and reddit username

    Didn't want it to be incorporated with my tumblr and online persona so I used my personal and reddit username

    1 vote
  123. MidnightMadness
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    I had Golden Girls on last night for background noise. The episode with Blanche's "Moonlight Madness" party came on. I went with this.

    I had Golden Girls on last night for background noise. The episode with Blanche's "Moonlight Madness" party came on. I went with this.

    1 vote
  124. Singularity
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    The technological Singularity is near!

    The technological Singularity is near!

    1 vote
  125. SevenandForty
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    I use this username in lots of places. And 47 is my favorite number.

    I use this username in lots of places. And 47 is my favorite number.

    1 vote
  126. IncreaseTheDosage
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    I was listening to a song by At the Drive-in. I don't usually share usernames between websites.

    I was listening to a song by At the Drive-in. I don't usually share usernames between websites.

    1 vote
  127. chocolate
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    It was available.

    It was available.

    1 vote
  128. 666
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    Websites quickly run out of available 3 letter usernames and I wanted something easy to remember.

    Websites quickly run out of available 3 letter usernames and I wanted something easy to remember.

    1 vote
  129. Sloth
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    First name already taken. Went with an animal I like c: Gotta get in on those simple short usernames while they last :)

    First name already taken. Went with an animal I like c: Gotta get in on those simple short usernames while they last :)

    1 vote
  130. ChangeOfMomentum
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    Came up with this username on other domains on an impulse(heh). I really like the concept of a paradigm shift, and was taking a physics course at the time and really liked what I came up with.

    Came up with this username on other domains on an impulse(heh). I really like the concept of a paradigm shift, and was taking a physics course at the time and really liked what I came up with.

    1 vote
  131. Thrabalen
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    For starters, it's a name I use everywhere, almost like a brand. But where did it come from, I hear no one asking. Well, way back in the 90s, I was a user of America Online (shut up, it was BIG...

    For starters, it's a name I use everywhere, almost like a brand. But where did it come from, I hear no one asking.

    Well, way back in the 90s, I was a user of America Online (shut up, it was BIG back then!) In AOL, I was a frequenter of freeform roleplaying rooms, most notably the Red Dragon Inn. The RDI was essentially a multiversal pitcher plant... people from everywhere wound up there, and such was the case for my Selunite priestess from Iriaebor... Kindra Thrabalen.

    1 vote
  132. mrbig
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    Because that’s the sexy nickname that Monica gives to Chandler in the TV show Friends.

    Because that’s the sexy nickname that Monica gives to Chandler in the TV show Friends.

    1 vote
  133. [3]
    SAKO4444GODZ
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    It's my Reddit name. Great, you gotta scroll all the way down to comment.

    It's my Reddit name.

    Great, you gotta scroll all the way down to comment.

    1 vote
    1. [2]
      Whom
      Link Parent
      This is intentional, and here is the reasoning if you'd like to know.

      This is intentional, and here is the reasoning if you'd like to know.

      3 votes
      1. Randomacts
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        And people could always just press END if they want to comment right away. Actually perhaps we shouldn't let people know that as it is better for people to read the whole thread first. ... I also...

        And people could always just press END if they want to comment right away.

        Actually perhaps we shouldn't let people know that as it is better for people to read the whole thread first.

        ... I also just realized how old this post is but I'm going to go ahead and still post my reply.

  134. Diff
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    It's just a shortening of the username I've had since 1st grade. Picked the first word that popped into my head and my favorite number repeated twice (because 0 times and once were both taken),...

    It's just a shortening of the username I've had since 1st grade. Picked the first word that popped into my head and my favorite number repeated twice (because 0 times and once were both taken), and I've used it more or less for everything ever since. Recently I've started shortening it to just Diff when I can get away with it.

    1 vote
  135. Crocodile
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    IDK I just like crocodiles I guess

    IDK I just like crocodiles I guess

    1 vote
  136. Boricua
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    I have this username because I'm puertorican and we often refer to ourselves as boricuas (while speaking spanish) rather than puertoricans. Another bonus it's that's its pretty short and easy to...

    I have this username because I'm puertorican and we often refer to ourselves as boricuas (while speaking spanish) rather than puertoricans. Another bonus it's that's its pretty short and easy to remember.

    1 vote
  137. stepdad
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    this is my username in most places

    this is my username in most places

    1 vote
  138. PopeRigby
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    When I was in elementary school, Poptropica was pretty popular, and I really liked that game. I think my name for my first account was something like 'mumbo1553'. So, in Poptropica, when you first...

    When I was in elementary school, Poptropica was pretty popular, and I really liked that game. I think my name for my first account was something like 'mumbo1553'. So, in Poptropica, when you first create your account, you get a few starting credits to buy cosmetics with. I spent all those and thought I wasn't able to get anymore, so I made another account, 'wumbo4886'. Then I did the same thing again. This time it was 'lumbo7332'. When I created that one I realized getting more credits was possible, so I felt kind of stupid. Then I just stuck with that name and I've used it for everything else since because I think it's funny.

    1 vote
  139. cgrrr
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    Shortened the username I've put to use on other sites. Still addicted to cigarettes, too, so there's that.

    Shortened the username I've put to use on other sites.

    Still addicted to cigarettes, too, so there's that.

    1 vote
  140. HanakoIsBestGirl
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    Because it is a factually correct username

    Because it is a factually correct username

    1 vote
  141. Randomacts
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    Back when I was a wee lad I played world of warcraft and before any of the expansions I was in a guild called Random Acts (of Kindness). At some point I wanted to make a mage and as a joke I named...

    Back when I was a wee lad I played world of warcraft and before any of the expansions I was in a guild called Random Acts (of Kindness). At some point I wanted to make a mage and as a joke I named it after the guild as joke. The name stayed and I am now the namesake of the guild of sorts. Keeping the name alive.... Although I'm not the only one on the internet name uses this name but either way I have used this name for a bunch of stuff since but it is still a 50:50 shot if you google and search to get me or the other person that uses my name. Well I was able to beat the other person to holding onto the name this time.

    1 vote
  142. HannibalAnthrope
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    MyTildesAccount <GolfClap><GolfClap>!!! First part of mine refers to one of the two greatest military strategists in history (Alexander being the other) - this is just IM[!]HO of course - second...

    MyTildesAccount <GolfClap><GolfClap>!!!
    First part of mine refers to one of the two greatest military strategists in history (Alexander being the other) - this is just IM[!]HO of course - second half is my middle name (obviously not the one I was born with LOL).
    Don't ask me why I got all serious when I decided on it.
    PS: I was "unknown_error" on, I think StackExchange. That's about as witty as I got LOL It's also my Wifi network name, along with "network_error" for the 5g.

    1 vote
  143. maze
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    I wanted something short and anonymous. My user name on most other sites makes it too easy to figure out who I am.

    I wanted something short and anonymous. My user name on most other sites makes it too easy to figure out who I am.

    1 vote
  144. firstname
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    It was the first name i could think of

    It was the first name i could think of

    1 vote
  145. TheyThemDawn
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    Wanna share my pronouns and encourage that practice and I think it just sounds catchy

    Wanna share my pronouns and encourage that practice and I think it just sounds catchy

  146. Spicyhot
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    Lol..... I have a bit of s temper, red hair and I'm hot

    Lol.....
    I have a bit of s temper, red hair and I'm hot

  147. Askme_about_penguins
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    Thought this was going to be more like Reddit.

    Thought this was going to be more like Reddit.

  148. NeonHippy
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    I am TieDyeHippy on another site and wanted to be a different kind of hippy for Tildes, so I came up with this one.

    I am TieDyeHippy on another site and wanted to be a different kind of hippy for Tildes, so I came up with this one.

  149. izik1
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    It's the name I use everywhere else

    It's the name I use everywhere else

  150. Grand0rbiter
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    I just found the name of this song cool so i stole it.

    I just found the name of this song cool so i stole it.