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What does your gamertag/username mean?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 Forum' started by Bamford38, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Bamford38

    Bamford38 Member

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    I thought it would be interesting to find the meaning behind peoples choice of gamertag, and username (if theyre different)

    My gamertag is pretty boring, my surname/nickname and my DOB.

    But my username (which i would have had as my gamertag, but it was taken) is my name again and my lucky number.
    Its my lucky number because it was the number of jelly beans that i guessed was in a jar to win a competition when i was in primary school, it was also one of the numbers i used to win the lottery once (nothing big, just a few hundred).

    So, what about you guys?
  2. jason g

    jason g Well-Known Member

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    there was a thread a long time ago i think with this idea, mines just my name initials and my house number.


    :D
  3. I Spiritus I

    I Spiritus I Active Member

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    Mines was from my school days. It's Latin for Spirit. I love the latin language and just liked the word, so went for it :)
  4. TcT Sid

    TcT Sid Active Member

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    My nickname has been Sid since school days. Of course most tries for a gamertag were already used until the Xbox give me Sid skills as a choice. So i grabbed it :smashin:

    Saying that im still trying different "Sid" tags i'd rather have and will happily pay for a change if one becomes available.
  5. Guns_LotsOfGuns

    Guns_LotsOfGuns Moderator/Games Reviewer

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    Yeah this thread pops up periodically, super old version over here...

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/xbox-360/405530-whats-story-behind-your-gamertag.html

    Always good for a new one to get some input from newer members though :smashin:

    Ill move it into the general 360 forum so it gets more eyes.

    Finally just in case no one knows what my tag is in reference to (if so shame on you!), then here it is



    Still my favourite movie quote to this day :)
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  6. oasismark

    oasismark Active Member

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    mines boring.

    fave band & name
  7. B0ttinat0r

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    Back when I used to play CS:S one of our clan members just randomly started singing "Botty, Botty, Bottinator!" over Vent. Added the zeros to make it look a little less boring!
  8. d0ct0r46

    d0ct0r46 Active Member

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    the great Valentino Rossi's nickname and his famous race number. :cool:

    His nickname came about because of his race craft.........he's cool, calm, collective and precise like a doctor also in italy bizarely most doctors are called Dr Rossi :laugh:
  9. Dinky Dragon

    Dinky Dragon Active Member

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    Guns, you are still alive?

    Good to see!

    My new tag is a combination of a Baby Name and my Spirit Creature...

    Ok, now go back and read that out in a camp accent... Damn.
  10. Doug the D

    Doug the D Active Member

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    Mines a nickname and last 3 numbers of Army number - God, how boring!:boring:

    I'd like to hear from Xxx Sniper_Skillz xxX, or Skillz_Shotz to find out what inspiration they used, and to ask how I can be so super cool:suicide:

    Then we can all lay on the abuse!!:laugh:
  11. mufc4eva

    mufc4eva Member

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    Name, year I was born and football team.
  12. chrislee

    chrislee Member

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    Mine's the title of a Muse song from the excellent Origin of Symmetry album

    Chris
  13. o THE CHAD o

    o THE CHAD o Member

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    Mine is my Brazilian football name :D

    My surname is Chadwick and have always been called 'The Chad' but seeing as Chad is quite a common name in America i'm not left with much choice.

    Former Gamertags i've used in almost 9 years of XBL-

    TheChad25
    o THE CHAD o
    Slackchadders

    I expect i'll change again in a year or so when i get bored.
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  14. jj75

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    Seem to recall wanting "dogs blllx". Taken. Then tried "must nuts". Taken. Tried several versions of animal genitalia before settling on badgers nadgers. 1 typo later and here we are. :thumbsup:
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    Arrrggghhhh. Happened again. I meant "muts nuts". Stupid iPad spell correction.....
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    Mine is my Bulldogs pedigree name 'Warrgrave Warrior' minus an 'r', he's just Dillon to his friends :)
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    Badger Nadgers is one of the best here. It almost sound Monty Python-Esque.
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    bigmike20vturbo

    my name is mike, i am big and at the time i used to drive a fiat coupe 20vturbo.

    The car has gone but i refuse to pay to change my GT
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    Mine started as a joke when someone got off upsetting people on a forum and people thought it suited me.
    A few trolls have bitten the dust, in real life as well but I am much happier as a fluffy kitty.
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    Used to be 'Hitman R I P' when I was in a former clan as I'm a baldy and Hitman is one of my favourite franchises. Once that disbanded I decided to completely change it a decided upon the name of the C64 sound chip as I have always loved C64 chip music :)
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    Mine is just the name of my workplace and my permanent state of mind lol

    Actually my names Andy but when I started my new job someone called my Randy and it has kind of stuck every since :rolleyes:
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    English Bob Snr

    Because I am a fan of Eastwood and he is a character from "Unforgiven"

    The Snr on the end because (a) someone already had English Bob and (b) because I am old!

    I chose the name because it would leave the worldwide players in no doubt where I was from/based.
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    Mine is my dogs name with gang attached, not exactly orginal ! :)
  24. RandomLee

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    I like dark stuff... horror, skulls, zombies etc. Also the name I originally wanted was taken (Bawbag - a Scottish insult).
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    English bob off NTSC UK what was?
    Anyway, one of the best I've seen is pornoperm, baldbabywilly and XxX sikk sniperz XxX. The last one is a classic and must've taken loads of inspiration from every call of duty fuelled fifteen year old boy in the country.
    Mine's Ozzzy189.
    Last name is Osborne, fire service no is 189.
    Boring I know, but i use it for every forum etc going.
  26. manowar68

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    My gamertag is from the metal band manowar and not the(jellyfish:laugh:) and 68 is the year i was born.
  27. ozzzy189

    ozzzy189 Active Member

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    Manowar!
    Black wind fire and steel!
  28. AvSP

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    Mine comes down from a discussion down the pub when he were taking about celebrities involved in sex scandals (Barrymore, Glitter etc etc) and how they would never work again. I came up with the idea that they could all be cast in a film called Aliens v Sexual Predators.

    A day or two later, my mate set up his own forum and decided to register a few of us (without permission :nono:), giving me the login AvSP. It sort of stuck after that.

    Unfortunately the AvSP gamertag was already taken, so AlienvSP it was/is.
  29. RandomLee

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    You should pitch that idea to ITV... gotta be better than all the other reality **** they always show :laugh:
  30. jason g

    jason g Well-Known Member

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    u should have chose RandyAndy then.



    :D

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