How did you come by your AV Forums names?

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  1. shadowritten

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    Okay, let me start by saying that if this is a duplicate thread, please delete it (I'm not having much luck in this department this week!) ...

    Was just curious about how we all came by our screen nicknames - obviously, those of us who've chosen names that are clearly NOT on our birth certificates!

    How did shadowritten (always lowercase 's', btw) begin life? It was actually my trading name when I was a freelance. After being made redundant, I was thinking about a new career as a ghost writer - someone who writes other people's books for them, gets little or no recognition but walks away with a handsome cheque. I figured my advertising experience was a good qualification; always having to write ads etc on behalf of others.

    Anyway, I suddenly found myself inundated with advertising work offers - but I didn't want to freelance under my own name, as I share this with a rather naff but well-known pop star! I was on AOL at the time, so I tried to acquire an email address that was some form of clever variation on 'ghost' and 'writing' or 'writer', but needless to say, all the best options were gone.

    Then I struck on shadowritten - a word I've not seen used anywhere on the web by anyone but me. It had close enough connotations to my original ghost-writing intentions, but also served well for my role as an ad copywriter. Especially when paired with the fiendishly simple strapline: 'Bring ideas to light'.

    Since then, I've used it quite liberally (I gave up freelance work in Dec 2004), and it's just stuck as my net name of choice.
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    My name is Nick, but when I tried to register as Nick, there already was one, so I added the _UK at the end, because I originally thought that this was a US-based forum (well, I hadn't been here long then !) :)
     
  3. shahedz

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    good thread shadowritten!:thumbsup: will make interesting read! i am horrendoulsy boring first name shahed ,surname zaman which i use to make shahedz . i wont forget it but its boring as hell!
     
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    number plate on my car

    gus
     
  5. Stormuk

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    Name used on other forums,weather related so was chosen for them.
    Have a liking for Thunderstorms, and would love to go storm chasing in the USA. Thats how my name started out.
    Also its easier just remembering one. Have two others though of which one is a location based one on a mainly US based modelrailway forum and one other
    on a motoring forum.
     
  6. Razor

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    Someone down the gym said my training was 'Sharp like a Razor', he basically ment I train hard (he was a yardie).
    After that the Razor stuck with him and he used to call me Razor man or Razor's. :)
     
  7. Greg Hook

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    Mine was well difficult to come up with.:)
     
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    (the only thread I am aware of that is similar to this is in x-box live and it's how did you come by your gamertag, so I think you are safe)

    My user name came from playing pro evo with my friends, there were four of us who played regularly, three of us were quite knowledgable and one guy knew nothing. So we used to make our own players with stupid names and add them into the teams... So Ludovic Debeve, Mikeal dinascimento, Eduardo Lawrenzini, Ronaldo Flenascimento came into existense and played for our respective teams.

    He twigged with the Eduardo though as it is quite close to my real name.
     
  9. shadowritten

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    Very enthusiastic response so far - cheers, guys!

    Come on you lot just reading ... get typing!
     
  10. shahedz

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    and there was me thinking you really liked the movie " a long good friday" :rolleyes:
     
  11. jackal

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    :rotfl: Well people have told me that I 'must have been born of the Jackal':devil:

    ...But it is just first three letters of first name last two of surname.
     
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    Your name could be jake anal :)
     
  13. Mep

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    mine is first 3 letters of surname (and it has therefore always been my nickname), but it bugs me on sites where it is already taken... so, on ebay for example, i am "the real mep" :)
     
  14. ash

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    I use it on other forums.
    My name is ash (well nickname) and I support Man utd (man utd footy club)
    So ashmufc :)
     
  15. jackal

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    :) Or jake is-banal -
     
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    signs....i make ...wait for it ..........wait.............



    signs :hiya:
     
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    My first name is Chris (or Christopher...).

    When I was four my grandad would call me "Christopfour".

    There was a swing in my uncles garden which I used to love playing on, so my uncle, aunt and cousins took the name Christopfour and turned it into "Christopheeeeeeeeew" because I was so fast on the swing :cool: :D .

    Then as I grew a bit older I gained a reputation amongst my family for farting a lot (although I have always argued my innocence).

    So my uncle, aunt and cousins began to call me "Christopfaaaaaaaaaar" (exaggerating the "faaaaaaaar" bit as if there was a nasty smell in the area).

    This in turn evolved into "far-far". I put up with that one for years :rolleyes: .

    Then my older brother, when I was about 12, started calling me "mcfarfs". I suppose this is a combination of our surname, Mackenzie, and far-far.

    So thats it! I thought it was quite a funny name and it is unique, so it stayed!
     
  18. GaryB

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    Guess...
     
  19. overkill

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    I use this user name on several forums. It was (is) a nickname that came about due to a mate saying that me and Lemmy would get on due to our love of total 'Overkill'. We did, and it stuck.;)
     
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    Gary B...

    You're Gary bloody Barlow arn't you!
     
  21. jackal

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    GaryBarlow - now we know where you,ve been since take that:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  22. shadowritten

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    Top job! Admire your honesty! :smashin:
     
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    Mine's just the first initial of my name, plus my surname. Pretty boring really, I guess.
     
  24. shadowritten

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    At the risk of greatly narrowing down the possibility of you lot guessing my identity, my real name DOES come from the boy band this blonde tosspot was once a member of (though I'm not Gary Barlow). To make it an even narrower field, I'm not Robbie Williams, either! :D
     
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    i met lemmy on the ace of spades tour @ the birmingham odean..nice guy
     
  26. Ian J

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    Mephistopheles ?

    Many people like to hide completely behind the cloak of anonymity that an internet forum can give them but in general I tend to trust the advice of someone who either uses his real name or adds it into his signature and oddly enough checking through my friends list I see that all except one use their real names.
     
  27. mcfarfs

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    Jason Orange?
     
  28. GBDG1

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    See shadow, now you are making everyone admit that they know the names of all the members of take-that. Howard Donald? Mark Owen?
     
  29. shadowritten

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    Well, we're getting a bit OT, but you've correctly named the other three band members. You saddos ...

    How about you tell me which I most look like: Howard, Mark or Jason?
     
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    ......Nope just you mate:rotfl: :rotfl: :D
     

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