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How did you come up with your Avatar name?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Discussion' started by RavenJade, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. WhiningSkeptic

    WhiningSkeptic Active Member

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    There is a workaround.

    You are allowed to change your name, if it matches your real name. So, if your real name is Kara, you get to change it. If it isn't, you could just get Kara added to your real name as a second middle name (free of charge in some countries), upload an image of your new id with a support case explaining you'd like to change your avatars name as it partially matches your real name...

    Uhm. Guess it all depends on how important it is for you....
     
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  2. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    EwoK has been my gaming handle since the days of Quake and Duke3D, it's served me well over the years :D
     
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  3. Daka

    Daka Member

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    When I registered, because this is RCE and possible to withdraw earnings I assumed that my avatar name must be my real name.
    And, like usual, it has been proven that "assumption is the mother of all screw ups".
     
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  4. Kiddoo

    Kiddoo Deactivated User

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    Since I mostly hang out with my brother and his friends (which they all are at least double my age), Kiddoo is what I'm also called IRL most of the time, and naturally usually my first pick in any online game. :)

    Being forced to pick more than one name, I had to come up with something else, so I picked my second used online name (yeah, I have a tendency to like to start over and try to "do everything right" once passed the learning stage, so usually I end up having at least two characters in any game I playe) - Lovefall, which is not about falling in love or have a falling about love, but just similar to Niagara Fall for example, just that spreading love all around, not water. :)
     
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  5. Louise Ranavolana Brooks

    Louise Ranavolana Brooks Active Member

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    It is interesting where avatar names come from, the meanings behind why they are chosen, either consciously or unconsciously there is more to it that just the name sounds. I always think this when looking at players names.
    I chose Louise Ranavolana Brooks
    My name is in there,+Louise Brooks- such an amazing movie star from years gone by, much more to her than just an actress.
    Ranavolana - last queen of Madagascar, conservative - maybe even reactionary. Intelligent, maybe a bit bloodthirsty - kept French colonial ambitions in check for quite a while.
    Its my av that maybe I rushed into - I set out to model it on how I actually look - and other than the fact it ended up looking nothing like me I was successful - from the front. From the side (which I did not bother to inspect) I sort of look like a denizen of 6 toe county Inbredville.
    Still I am used to how I look now & am most comfortable with my name & appearance :D
     
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  6. Spawn

    Spawn Active Member

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    Storm from the comic.
    Spawn bootcamp from a character in halflife and anog online map in halflife. I chose spawn because he was barely visible in dark places in that halflife map
     
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  7. sholle

    sholle Active Member

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    I readed and loved all stories you guys put, so here is mine
    "Sholle" is my RL nickname used only by my friends, "Von" meaning from/of in German and "Cartiz" it was a little town now lost and dispersed. btw I am not German ^^
     
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  8. Slipnaet

    Slipnaet Member

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    Simple anagram of my RL name ^^
     
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    Aileen Wuornos last named misspelled. :whistling:
    I took it as an avatar name in 2008 in a different game and it has stuck since.
    Amos is just the last name of one of my alltime favourite singer-songwriters - Tori Amos.
     
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  10. Holyfield

    Holyfield New Member

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    I remember the first time I used my name, it was when playing a game called Delta Force: Land Warrior some 15 years ago. Some friend's friend had access to a local IT company's office for the weekend and invited his friends for a LAN. We brought our own PC's. Some were very serious about it and from what I understood had played the game alot. I have myself never like FPS or PvP and each time I play games that require lightning reflexes I get owned by dismissive teenagers.

    This session started out in a quite unusual way since I was boldly running about and in quite an aggressive manner quickly disposed of some of the best opponents thanks to some lucky headshots. That caused one of them in affect to jump up from his chair and scream from the top of his lungs - WHO THE #!$%ยง& IS ROCKY HOLYFIELD??!!?? The silence in the room was tense. I could understand the guy was out for blood but fortunately for me his intentions were entirely digital. I haven't played the game since but used the name since that first time and I have over the years in different games seen it's potential in awakening feelings in people, something that enriches my experience too and makes games connect with the real world more.
     
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  11. the Prophet

    the Prophet Active Member

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    i was dreaming about planet zen in 2005 already, when EU was still PE and there wasn't even a universe around the first planet.

    then over the years i learned to know mindark, and planet zen now won't come into this universe ever, kinda like one of the few of MA's unfulfilled promises.

    but nevermind, i'm not mad, because i guess hunting mobs ingame will always be more fun than working with MA anyway! and maybe a tiny bit cheaper... :biggrin2:
     
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  12. Spike Black

    Spike Black Active Member

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    I picked up a dvd from my anime collection and chose the first name from one character and the surname from another however I now use it on any game I play.
     
  13. Medb Lefty Lucy

    Medb Lefty Lucy New Member

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    Medb - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medb

    Lefty - A few reasons.
    - I lost sight in my left eye
    - Said sight now exists only virtually
    - Left handed people are smarter on average
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasyte:_Part_1

    Lucy - I needed a distinctive surname which tied into the character's backstory from other games while concealing its own origin. Medb ni Cianan nan-Coireachain somehow cycled its way into the surname Lewissey, altered to Lucy at Ellis Island to conceal her family origins.
     
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  14. Daphne Jones

    Daphne Jones New Member

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    Daphne Jones is the main character in a series of books I'm writing (and the first of them has now been published)
     
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