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    The Detention Room.

    (Titled because I am in my high school's detention room.) I took longer than I should have choosing a username. I kept typing and erasing many names, trying to think of something I like, and that I'd remember. After ten minutes, I went to youtube and started looking through songs...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    Pretty simple, it's a "penname" I developed

    with my first initial and the middle name of my youngest child.
    KDartanyan78 KDartanyan78 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    My username is IwasCandyWhite26,

    then one day the EP Police suspended my old account which was candywhite26 I had to make a new one, hence the Iwas, was added. candywhite26 is not candy white as in a persons name it is actually the colour of my current car, which happens to be a candy white Skoda Octavia vRS...
    IwasCandyWhite26 IwasCandyWhite26 56-60, M 19 mins ago

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    My Username. (thought I Should Start)

    My username - Randomdriftwood. My story - The name I signed up with (which was different) I have had since I was 14, it was old and kind of lost its meaning so I had to think of something fitting. Using the same 2 word style I always use (adjective)(noun), I thought I need...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 36 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    I actually use my username

    because I close the door to my bedroom, the place where my laptop a journal are, all the time so that my parents don't see what I do and think. In other words, I become myself behind the closed door.
    throughthedoorway throughthedoorway 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Alana Unrest

    Alana Unrest is the name of my alter ego. She is everything I aspire to be. Alana means 'precious awakening' and Unrest refers to a state of discontent, of not being happy with the way things are. She stands for change & for awakening, and she will not rest until she gets there.
    AlanaUnrest AlanaUnrest 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Here Is My Story...

    Papri means flower petal in my language and i think it is the most beautiful thing God created..I love flowers :) I wanted my name to be Papri from childhood because it was the name of my closest friend and i loved her and her name obviously. She was a beautiful and very nice...
    papri papri 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    I got it from the Panic!

    At The Disco Song Collar Full and replaced the o and a with x
    cxllxrfull cxllxrfull 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I have a short first name

    so I never had a nickname growing up. It wasn't until the summer before my freshman year that I got one. I was taking summer gym and composition to get ahead on my credits. There was an older girl in my composition class. She was the typical older bad girl. She saw me, the...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 24

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    Well the first part let's you know

    that I am a gentleman. The rest .... Mwaaahahahaaaa!
    SirSpankLickPoke SirSpankLickPoke 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    nthohny nthohny 18-21, M Oct 4

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    How Plain Old John Became Atomicbelly

    My username was given to me by my kids. It has nothing whatsever to do with loud and devastating explosions connected to one's stomach usually associated with beans, brussels sprouts or dodgy curries. When my kids were in their superhero phase it was great fun to pounce on me...
    Atomicbelly Atomicbelly 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    Imaginarylife

    Well, I love to daydream. Create a new world and a different life. And here on EP, I feel as if I've entered another world. Where people could actually understand each other. Here I could truly express what I feel. That is why this is my imaginary life :)
    1imaginarylife 1imaginarylife 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    I have always wanted my name to be Tracey!

    It's been my alias since I was 19 years old.
    traceyj77 traceyj77 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 8

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    As always happens, the good usernames are

    always already taken.... I wanted HourGlass. But it was, well...., taken. So I chose the indefinite version: AnHourGlass - one of many... I'm fascinated by it! 1. It is related to time. 2. One of the first devices to measure time. 3. It has sand. Who doesn't like sand...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 5

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    ALD are the initials of my siblings,

    Adi, Leo, and Daehyun. Hari is my name.
    AlDhari AlDhari 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Lushiro

    Lushiro is brave, he's compassionate, never backs down from a fight and he's my main character in one of my fantasy stories. He's an inspiration himself as the catalyst of change.
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 8 Responses May 26, 2012

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    TheDreamyWomanThis painting has an enormous

    value to me. It has the power to transport me back in a time when I was 21... I was young and full of life and yes dreaming dreams bigger than life.Alas... 19 years fly by at the blink of an eye and here I am looking at this painting and all I see is a stranger... that I can't...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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    My name is alisha and my mum (who died) :( was

    called Colette .. So I made my username alicolette ..Everyone comment the story of your username below
    Alicolette Alicolette 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 16

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    How Cyclops Was Born

    My story is simple, and true. My user name aka: Mister Cyclops (CYCLOPS). Cyclops was born a few years back, the basics are as follows, I was stabbed in my right eye. At the time I did not realize I was stabbed, I thought my eye was grazed. It felt like a bit of sand or an...
    MISTERCYCLOPS MISTERCYCLOPS 36-40, M 11 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    S74rxed (Star-Crossed)

    I found my way to EP several years ago because I was in emotional crisis. Going through some crap with my husband (we are still trudging along, same old crap though) at the time, and had been thinking about an old friend waaay too much - not quite an ex because we never were a...
    S74rxed S74rxed 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Well. I'm not sure how I got here exactly.

    But, I want to make a difference in someone's life. I want to get to know someone, completely. I don't care who you are. I would love to learn from you.
    Jaysos Jaysos 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Denteavvelenato

    I've actually been asked about my name by some users who realize it is italian, Its literal meaning is poison tooth, as in C’ho il dente avvelenato. Literally, “I have a poison tooth,” this phrase implies: “When I speak on this topic, be aware that I am foaming-at...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 10 Responses May 9, 2012

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    n0rthernwind n0rthernwind 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Sybilla were wise women in ancient Rome.

    The term then began to be used in relation to seeresses across the ancient world. This became my nickname during the two years I had latin classes in highschool. I always guessed lots of things since I was a child. Even the girls at school noticed. So they started to call me...
    Sybilla89 Sybilla89 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 15

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    I've always been small in stature

    for a guy. This led to me being the target for bullying when in school. Even the girls were often bigger then me, and would push me around. My tourmentors would often taunt me by calling me "wimp", or "small guy", and other derogatory names, while holding me down, or shoving me...
    SmallGuywimp SmallGuywimp 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    BiNiceBoy It has two meanings: 1.

    I'm a bisexual and (at least my friends say) nice boy 2. Like someone says "Be nice, boy!"
    biniceboy biniceboy 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Tiger

    It's been a long trip to get all the pieces of my name, and the help of BeautifulDreams42 to put them all together in a single name. This story is about my name, and everything that is behind it, the many questions and some requests could only be properly answered by sitting down...
    DreamingTaoTiger DreamingTaoTiger 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    I was lazy, and I fangirl over Marvel

    superheroes. The Winter Soldier is my favorite, so I tried that. But the name was already taken, so I tacked his real name onto it- Bucky. It worked. So now I'm WinterSoldierBucky.
    WinterSoldierBucky WinterSoldierBucky 13-15, F Oct 14

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    September Freshness

    When those first chilly days of September come, a new freshness comes over me. Life changes gear and something primal looks forward with a new soberness.   Someone once said that life is a series of new beginnings. For me September invigorates my perspective - it's like...
    septemberchild septemberchild 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    TheMaverickWomanI was

    for about a month and a half TheDreamyWoman.When I look back, I see how important it is to me to identify the way I feel at a period in time with the username on EP.I admit, it might seem somewhat childish, but my presence here on EP, has helped me in ways I could never imagine...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I'm an ex love to many

    that were in my life. To them. I'm just an ex love.
    xluhhv xluhhv 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Well, ladies and gentlemen of the jury,

    it's a play on the term "badgering the witness." I like to play with words, and that's what I did. What I came up with does suit me, but not for the reason I'm starting to see people on this site think. When I'd used this site under a different name, my jokes and opinions didn't...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 8 Responses May 18

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    blackscribbles blackscribbles 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    American Witch

    Since a lot of people ask me about my username I figured I'd write this story. No, I am not Wiccan. I am not a witch. American Witch is the title of a Rob Zombie song. I am a huge fan of his and that is one of my favorite songs and thought it would make a fun username. That's the...
    americanwitch americanwitch 36-40, F 31 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Color Me Stupid.

    I get really bummed out, person after person, saying how my name is a put down to myself and asking why I set it as that. For one, I am not stupid, and I know that. Color me stupid is lyrics from my favorite band, in one of their best songs.  When I was 14 or 15, I was looking...
    colormestupid colormestupid 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    electriccloud electriccloud 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    What's In A Name?

    ??Originally posted July 2012.  Edited November 2013 to remove names of actual people in my life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, the 1995 part is easy right? After all, it was such an epic year; I'm truly surprised more of you don't have it in your usernames...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    TheWeepingWomanAs part of an important personal

    revelation and breakthrough in my life, I think that this image and name is what best represents me right now.I'm planning my exit from a life of unhappiness.About Dora, the woman who inspired this painting and other important works of Picasso, he says:"For me she's the weeping...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    Well you can see the name on the keyboard

    (computer keyboard) ..ignore the 'K' haha its pretty lame yeah And i just want to have a user name start with 'M' Oh and i like how it sound like 'Mozart' but then it depends how you pronounce it i guess haha
    mozaq mozaq 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Lex2420 Lex2420 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 4

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    Aria means a solo melody in Italian,

    which is a language that I love. And I put Silent 'cause sometimes I feel like I have no voice.
    SilentAria SilentAria 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Journeyfulloflaughter

    this is actually my second username. my first username was a nickname i actually go by in real life. i decided it was too connected to my real life self, so i changed it to "journeyfulloflaughter". my very favourite videogames are final fantasy x and final fantasy x-2...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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    Pentupfreedom

    pentupfreedom is an oxymoron. I picked this name at a time when I was mildly depressed. Well, more than mildly depressed. I once heard depression described as being locked in a room with open doors. This description was more than adequate for me, hence the moniker, pentupfreedom...
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 12 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    closetosix closetosix 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I have had Heart or Wings

    as part of my email address for the last 10 years. I was going through a rough time in life, my heart had felt like it was ripped to shreds. I thought there was no hope at all for me. That I would never feel the same again. Something happened...and I soon found out that my...
    Wings1969 Wings1969 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    PaganPoet is no more.

    Back in June, I quickly needed to change my username to escape detection from my then-wife. I chose PaganPoet in a hurry. Contrary to the assumptions of most people who don't know me, I am neither a Pagan nor a Poet. The name comes from a Bjork song, Pagan Poetry, on her album...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 10 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Benginm team I have had suggested by Xbox live

    registration .. then i removed 'team'. Sary is my name!
    benginm benginm 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    "It's better to light a candle

    than curse the darkness."- John F. KennedyEvolution, has been good to me.After suffering for so many years, I finally found the strength to stand on my own two feet, I finally found the strength to stick my chest out, I finally found the stength to hold my head up high!I have...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 20

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    What does my username really mean?

    This is the question that I got asked through a private message a while ago and, lazy as I always am, I thought it would be a good idea to create a story out of it. The word leveler refers to an equalizer. A person or thing that promotes the abolition of inequalities or other...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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