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I was catering a charity event with a gaming buddy of mine. I brought a selection of cheeses over to one of the table and an older guy said "ahh yes here comes the cheddar bearer". I thought cheddar beaer was a title I could definitely go for.

Scarab Sages

I know I've done this before, on a similar thread, but what the hell:

Mine goes back to my original gaming group. That was my nickname, partly due to my last name, and partly due to my being a skinny little bastard.

Liberty's Edge

Ubermench wrote:
Beaver Cleaver wrote:
Alle!!! Klark Von Kent ist Ubermensch!!!
Der Hund ist zu klug, ich muss das Tragen meiner Verkleidungsbrille wieder besternen.

Now, if I only knew what that meant...

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Aberzombie wrote:

I know I've done this before, on a similar thread, but what the hell:

Mine goes back to my original gaming group. That was my nickname, partly due to my last name, and partly due to my being a skinny little bastard.

And here I thought it was because you ran a clothing store for the unded.

Scarab Sages

David Fryer wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

I know I've done this before, on a similar thread, but what the hell:

Mine goes back to my original gaming group. That was my nickname, partly due to my last name, and partly due to my being a skinny little bastard.

And here I thought it was because you ran a clothing store for the unded.

I wish. Then maybe I'd actually get a treasure type.


Aberzombie wrote:

I know I've done this before, on a similar thread, but what the hell:

Mine goes back to my original gaming group. That was my nickname, partly due to my last name, and partly due to my being a skinny little bastard.

And I thought you were hacking on a retail chain. Ahh, disillusionment.

thereal thom is the fruit of many lame obscure roots.

You can add an 'e' at the beginninng, that's the primary.
Alliteration is another.
You can break apart 'thereal'.
The lack of capital letters may have something to do with my self-esteem. Or perhaps I'm a secret admirer of ee cummings.

EDIT: Doh! Beat to the punch by Mr. Fryer


I named myself after Gary Gygax's wizard. I just chose to spell it correctly. :)

Dark Archive

Cosmo wrote:

It's my name.

Of course, there is a story there, but it is already written down elsewhere, so I won't re-write it here.

I always thought you were named after the dude on the right.

Scarab Sages

The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Ubermench wrote:
Beaver Cleaver wrote:
Alle!!! Klark Von Kent ist Ubermensch!!!
Der Hund ist zu klug, ich muss das Tragen meiner Verkleidungsbrille wieder besternen.
Now, if I only knew what that meant...

I must start wearing my glasses of disguise again.

Scarab Sages

Aberzombie wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

I know I've done this before, on a similar thread, but what the hell:

Mine goes back to my original gaming group. That was my nickname, partly due to my last name, and partly due to my being a skinny little bastard.

And here I thought it was because you ran a clothing store for the unded.
I wish. Then maybe I'd actually get a treasure type.

If you open a clothing store that would make you a fashion zombie.


They already have ripped up jeans, so you got some competition. Though I would never buy pre-ripped jeans for 20$ more than a good pair.

Scarab Sages

Jal Dorak wrote:

Mine dates back about 12-15 years ago. My friends and I were obsessed with 2 things: Star Wars and ancient dial-up-based IRC. We came up with Star Wars themed names for ourselves and our "factions" online.

Since I also love the James Bond novels and films, I took the name of Hugo Drax, a Bond villain, and morphed it into Jal Dorak. It then became my Alias for all online and gaming activity.

Hmm. Interesting, after searching for the meaning of names, I find:

Jal - English, wanderer
Dorak - Australian Aboriginal, lively

So, feel free to call me the "Lively Wanderer". I think it's pretty fitting, myself.

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The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Ubermench wrote:
Beaver Cleaver wrote:
Alle!!! Klark Von Kent ist Ubermensch!!!
Der Hund ist zu klug, ich muss das Tragen meiner Verkleidungsbrille wieder besternen.
Now, if I only knew what that meant...

Everything!!! Clark Kent is Superman!!!

The dog is too clever, I must start carrying/using my disguise glasses again.

Edit: Ninja'd

Liberty's Edge

Joey Lafyatis wrote:
They already have ripped up jeans, so you got some competition. Though I would never buy pre-ripped jeans for 20$ more than a good pair.

Everytime I see some scene-emo f%&~head wearing $100 ripped jeans, I make a point to confront them, and tell them that my ripped jeans cost $18 at Wal-Mart, and the reason they're ripped is because I do ACTUAL WORK, rather than spending my F+&$ING TRUST FUND on F%~!ING HOT TOPIC PANTS, you F~$*ING M$#*@#+@%#~@! /rant

True fact: My folks are loaded. I am, for all intents and purposes, broke. It's annoying as all f@+~, and it pisses me off that they won't even contribute to my college education, but still, IT BUILDS CHARACTER.


It's my name.

No seriously, if/when the whole married thing actually happens that's gonna end up being my real name.

Boring, innit?


My gaming group gave me that name. As the DM they started referring to me as "Oh Great Silverhaired One". So I just decided to keep it. When I write them I sign it AKA Silverhair. One of the guys actually addresses his letter to me to Silverhair.


silverhair2008 wrote:
My gaming group gave me that name. As the DM they started referring to me as "Oh Great Silverhaired One". So I just decided to keep it. When I write them I sign it AKA Silverhair. One of the guys actually addresses his letter to me to Silverhair.

Cool story.


'Cos I am. The picture is not me, but it looks cool.

Peace,

tfad


Awesome-r story?


Susan Draconis wrote:

It's my name.

No seriously, if/when the whole married thing actually happens that's gonna end up being my real name.

Boring, innit?

Wicked witch queen Morticia Lacrimosa Draconis, known to friends as Susie.

Cool name :)


The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
True fact: My folks are loaded. I am, for all intents and purposes, broke. IT BUILDS CHARACTER.

This might not be helpful, but in my case, it actually did. Take it for whatever it's worth.

Scarab Sages

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Hugo Solis wrote:
Modera wrote:

I believe this has been asked before, but I'm not going to begrudge you for not wanting to go searching.

Actually I thought there may be something like this thread already and went digging into the OTD files but found nothig. Maybe I didn't do my digging very good...

Odd. I would have sworn I had written this before. Something about my avatar and name. Oh well, going crazy.

Hugo Solis wrote:
Modera wrote:


And yes, I realize I am a guy with a feminine name in Spanish.
In México there is no such name. So mybe in other Latin countries.

I've had a couple of people who know very poor Spanish. Also, every so often I get emails from Spanish men looking for women, so I just assumed.

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Callous Jack wrote:
lastknightleft wrote:
My last name is Knight, and in my family on my father's side my brother and I are the only boys born to males. My brother is older than me, therefor I am the lastKnightleft. Because until one of us has a son, the name dies with me.
I'm in the same boat as it comes down to my brother and me(and a cousin) and now the pressure is off! My son will be born in two months!

Same here. Really need to have a boy.


(rolls through)

Sovereign Court

When I was 12, a friend and I decided to come up with a name that could be spelled a countless number of ways to be used for our D&D games ... well not countless, but we were 12, so it seemed that way at the time. Zylphryx was the first incarnation of the name (followed by zilfrix, xylfryx, zylfricks, etc.). When I opened my first e-mail account, my first two choices had already been taken so I tried zylphryx which (not surprisingly) was not taken. It has since become my default handle on-line.


Strange, I thought I posted in this...But I guess not. It's the name of my campaign setting, and the position I take whenever running it.


I'm fairly sure the canny among you can figure this one out...


Mr. Fishy does not need to explain himself to you airbreathers.

Mr. Fishy's origin:
Joke name, had a gold fish that splashed me for food. Inhonor of the Great Mr. Fishy, Mr. Fishy was born.

Mr. Fishy's son helped pick the avatar and the name. Good Call little buddy!

The third person thing was to annoy people, that backfired.


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A thread resurrected, but to WHAT END?

Oh, so avatar names, right! Well, back-in-the-day, I used to go by "Larathiel" on all the first-person-shooter forums I was on, but since that was the name of my female D&D character rather than an alt-name for myself, at some point I figured I needed to come up with an actual elvish name for myself since that's my schtick at ren faires, etc.

Laithoron Aernelóth is Quenya for Eaglespirit Holy-tri-flower. The basis of this begins with my heraldry with some additional influences from the song "Eagleheart" by Stratovarius. The crest for my coat of arms is an eagle swooping to attack, while my family's badge is the trillium.

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I have no idea. It just came to my parents one day.

Oddly enough, I tried to register as "Chris Mortika" on another system, about fifteen years ago, and I was unable to do so, as someone else had already taken the moniker.

Liberty's Edge

My name is Allen. At one time I created an NPC with the name Alleyn and that spelling kind of stuck when it came to usernames. The bard part of it comes from my attachment to the concept, both historically and in-game. Bards are just where it is at for me. Lately I have been dropping the "y". It just so happens my username here was created before that time.

So, you can kind of think of it as shorthand for Allen the Bard.

I am starting to use the term Clockwork Gnome with increasing frequency, which has its origins in my blog.

The Exchange

yellowdingo - childhood memory of seeing one walking with its pups out in the bush.


My ironic sense of humor

It is pronounced 'Your Reason' or 'Your Risen', although most people seem to prefer 'Youri-Zen'


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Why do I even need to explain this?

The Exchange

Urizen wrote:

My ironic sense of humor

It is pronounced 'Your Reason' or 'Your Risen', although most people seem to prefer 'Youri-Zen'

I was pronouncing it er - is - zen

see sometimes I admit to being wrong. It does in fact happen.

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Eric Swanson wrote:
Why do I even need to explain this?

oh come on Eric, you know you want to play along.


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Crimson Jester wrote:
Eric Swanson wrote:
Why do I even need to explain this?
oh come on Eric, you know you want to play along.

Fine fine fine. Think it was a couple of years ago, I bought some stuff from the Paizo store, and I needed to register for the store, so I used my first and last names. Then I kept it to buy stuff from paizo, worked out ok for me, since it was easy to remember, he he


Crimson Jester wrote:
Urizen wrote:

My ironic sense of humor

It is pronounced 'Your Reason' or 'Your Risen', although most people seem to prefer 'Youri-Zen'

I was pronouncing it er - is - zen

see sometimes I admit to being wrong. It does in fact happen.

Oh, I'm sure there's a # of other ways people have been pronouncing it. I am a master of the shibboleth. I may as well be Zen. ;)

Liberty's Edge

Cosmo wrote:

It's my name.

Of course, there is a story there, but it is already written down elsewhere, so I won't re-write it here.

The links in your profile don't work...


No. Mystery.


Kirth Gersen wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
True fact: My folks are loaded. I am, for all intents and purposes, broke. IT BUILDS CHARACTER.
This might not be helpful, but in my case, it actually did. Take it for whatever it's worth.

+1

My first character in 3.0 was a ranger named Thorn. The rest is pretty obvious.

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Binders (Tome of Magic) are badass. Orthos is one of the higher-level Vestiges. He's also loosely based off Azathoth, so bonus points.


Bitter Thorn wrote:
Kirth Gersen wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
True fact: My folks are loaded. I am, for all intents and purposes, broke. IT BUILDS CHARACTER.
This might not be helpful, but in my case, it actually did. Take it for whatever it's worth.

+1

My first character in 3.0 was a ranger named Thorn. The rest is pretty obvious.

Conspirator Thorn? Damien Thorn? No, I can't figure it out.

:P

Sovereign Court

lastknightleft wrote:
My last name is Knight, and in my family on my father's side my brother and I are the only boys born to males. My brother is older than me, therefor I am the lastKnightleft. Because until one of us has a son, the name dies with me.

Heh, technically come june 23 I will no longer be my namesake (stupid brother couldn't have stupid girls)


Mine is the running name of a Shadowrun rigger character I had about 15 years ago. The characters real name was the same as that of the 8th Dwarf through a certain hobbit's door. In game it was usally shortened to the 8th or 8D.


...I like this thread :-)

Funnily enough, this *WASN'T* the first name I tried to post with:
When I first registered with Paizo I chose the name "Doctor Joy" (with Doctor as my "first name"), which although I'm not a M.D. it seemed to fit with a certain flair and "Joy" is really my family name (no new-age hippies involved). For whatever reason, I couldn't figure out how to select an avatar/icon for this 'main' name (it's kept slightly separate from 'avatars' in the preferences, but I didn't figure that out until much later), and since I REQUIRED a visual representation*, I thus needed to come up with a NEW name. Racking my brains for like 5 minutes straight, what would I come up with... of course, a QUANDARY ;-).

* More funny is that this icon doesn't really look anything like me personally, but I thought it HUGELY resembles this guy I knew in middle school/ high school that I first played D&D (2nd Ed) with (him usually DMing). I couldn't resist jumping at the coincidence, though normally I would have no need to impersonate this person. :-)

I've considered going back to using the "Doctor Joy" moniker I originally chose, but it seems like it would cause too much confusion for what it's worth, so... Quandary it is?


After years of using Darkwolf or Darkwolf71 I got fed up with the over abundance of Darkwolves out there on the interwebs. So, I decided I wanted something original. Inspired by the artwork of the Akatas in Children of the Void, I combined my longstanding Wolf nickname with my love of all things Lovecraft.

Originality, she is mine. :^D

Liberty's Edge

When I joined a Star Wars RP site (which I'm still on) I had to pick a name and liked the idea of Havok from X-men, but it was taken but a user that wasn't active anymore. So I just added the C and made it Havock, which was phonetically the same. Name's stuck, I use it everywhere now.


Dies Irae was an honorific I got many years ago as a crew chief in the army.

A Private in my unit was overheard to describe me as " He's like the *EXPLETIVE* WRATH OF GOD!"

"Dies Irae" stuck.

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