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    Default The origin of your username

    Some of us have, well, interesting usernames. Our pal Force, Pucsicsal, Slave4Metal and Bawareca come immediately to mind. I wondered if you all might be into sharing where your names came from. I'll even go first.

    My name is Brett (not Brent; I still don't know who he is) and I graduated from UCF in Orlando. About 10 years ago, I was trying to figure out an email name for a Hotmail account that would not involve a lot of numbers because so many others had chosen the same name. When I typed in UCFBrett, it was still available, and I've been using it ever since.

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    I'm too embarrassed to explain mine, but it is something i made up, it doesn't use any numbers, and the odds of someone else thinking of it are extremely unlikely.

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    Unsatisfactory answer. Out with it.

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    My user name was created when I was setting up a Gmail account and all the ones with my name were take and I did not want one with a bunch of numbers so I just banged out some random keys. Almost everyone erroneously thinks it is some sort of combination of my name. Don't cut yourself on Occam's razor here. My name is actually Boris.

    Now my avatar picture was actually very carefully selected from a portfolio of my modeling pictures. I wanted one that captured the essence of my beauty and sensitivity. I must thank The Sheriff for his distinguished skills in artistry as he personally selected this fabulous image for me out of my private portfolio.
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    My name is a combination of 2 themes. Red 5 was Luke Skywalker's call sign during the battle that destroyed the first Death Star in Star Wars A New Hope. Also, I have a red MX-5.
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    Mine is actually a very funny story... My name is JJ but most forums require 3 characters for usernames.

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    Dutch oven:
    1. Colloquially, a "game" in which one person traps another under a doona after a pungent rectal emission in order to "share" the odour.
    2. An oven located in the Netherlands.
    3. An oven made by a native of the Netherlands.
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    Pretty boring. My real first name is Richard, and at the time I was tracking an Evo VIII RS and hung out on SoCalEvo.net at that time when I first used that screen name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchOven View Post
    Dutch oven:
    1. Colloquially, a "game" in which one person traps another under a doona after a pungent rectal emission in order to "share" the odour.
    That's what I thought, but what's a "doona"? I would have said blanket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Some of us have, well, interesting usernames. Our pal Force, Pucsicsal, Slave4Metal and Bawareca come immediately to mind. I wondered if you all might be into sharing where your names came from. I'll even go first.

    My name is Brett (not Brent; I still don't know who he is) and I graduated from UCF in Orlando. About 10 years ago, I was trying to figure out an email name for a Hotmail account that would not involve a lot of numbers because so many others had chosen the same name. When I typed in UCFBrett, it was still available, and I've been using it ever since.
    I thought UCF was University of California at Fresno (I don't even know if there is one).
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    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    Similar story to Richard.

    My name is John, and I have an Evo IX GSR SE. Pretty boring.

    I too hail from the land of socalevo.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Unsatisfactory answer. Out with it.
    Fine, fine. There was this game i used to play a lot at the arcades called Dance Dance Revolution. In the early versions of the game the hardest difficulty was called "Catastrophic". I was on a team that played that game i i was the one who would play to get the highest score, so i would play on the Hardest difficulty, all the time. I was one of the new kids on the scene, (sadly there was a scene) and came up with the name Neo(New)Cata(Catastrophic)Boy(the "i" was just to be cool).

    I was frequenting the DDR forums at the time and it just stuck.

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    No offence, but I would be embarrased of sharing that too! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neocataboi View Post
    Fine, fine. There was this game i used to play a lot at the arcades called Dance Dance Revolution. In the early versions of the game the hardest difficulty was called "Catastrophic". I was on a team that played that game i i was the one who would play to get the highest score, so i would play on the Hardest difficulty, all the time. I was one of the new kids on the scene, (sadly there was a scene) and came up with the name Neo(New)Cata(Catastrophic)Boy(the "i" was just to be cool).

    I was frequenting the DDR forums at the time and it just stuck.
    Man am I ever from a different generation than you. I just barely get what you are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neocataboi View Post
    Fine, fine. There was this game i used to play a lot at the arcades called Dance Dance Revolution. In the early versions of the game the hardest difficulty was called "Catastrophic". I was on a team that played that game i i was the one who would play to get the highest score, so i would play on the Hardest difficulty, all the time. I was one of the new kids on the scene, (sadly there was a scene) and came up with the name Neo(New)Cata(Catastrophic)Boy(the "i" was just to be cool).

    I was frequenting the DDR forums at the time and it just stuck.
    Hahahaha, omfg I didn't know there was a "DDR scene". Ironically, I always thought it was cool to see all those kids playing "Initial D" and "Battlegear" but I didn't have that much $ to blow on a car video game, instead got my first car: a 500$ 1988 accord that I beat the **** out of and then sold for 1000$.

    My name is pretty self-explanatory, but I usually run by "eunos" which originates from my first "proper car", a 1992 JDM Miata, which was badged as a Eunos Roadster. I spent most of my student loan on that haha, and it was worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Man am I ever from a different generation than you. I just barely get what you are talking about.

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    What can I say after Oli's confession,everything will sound terribly boring I wish that my nickname was somehow related to my rocket science degree,but I dont have any It is just something I made-up in the dawn of the internet forums (14 yrs ago,or more ) and is something like "a guy from Bavaria"(Bawaria in german) in my native language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neocataboi View Post
    Fine, fine. There was this game i used to play a lot at the arcades called Dance Dance Revolution. In the early versions of the game the hardest difficulty was called "Catastrophic". I was on a team that played that game i i was the one who would play to get the highest score, so i would play on the Hardest difficulty, all the time. I was one of the new kids on the scene, (sadly there was a scene) and came up with the name Neo(New)Cata(Catastrophic)Boy(the "i" was just to be cool).

    I was frequenting the DDR forums at the time and it just stuck.
    I do DDR as a workout at home, but I'm not very good at it. Somewhere between Standard and Heavy on the PS2 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    I thought UCF was University of California at Fresno (I don't even know if there is one).
    Fresno is Cal State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neocataboi View Post
    Fine, fine. There was this game i used to play a lot at the arcades called Dance Dance Revolution. In the early versions of the game the hardest difficulty was called "Catastrophic". I was on a team that played that game i i was the one who would play to get the highest score, so i would play on the Hardest difficulty, all the time. I was one of the new kids on the scene, (sadly there was a scene) and came up with the name Neo(New)Cata(Catastrophic)Boy(the "i" was just to be cool).

    I was frequenting the DDR forums at the time and it just stuck.
    A DDR scene. That's a new one on me. It's OK, Manny. You're on the right track now.

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