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I Want to Know the Story Behind Your Username

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Lex2420 Lex2420 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    blackscribbles blackscribbles 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    Mine means little girl lover.

    The 700 means nothing. Perhaps, I should have chosen, 2213, or even maybe 22n for the number part, with n being a variable. You know, tbh and all.
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    closetosix closetosix 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    DCsins DCsins 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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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 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Tdirish = tall, dark

    and Irish!!! Lol
    Orangeman2 Orangeman2 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    What does your username mean to you?

    Mine has three meanings. The first being bc I am in fact a mama proud mom of 4 children and the other part is because well, I love butterflies they hold symbolism to me. The third part of how I came up with mamabutterfly is because I was named after an Italian restraunt...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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    undefinedKass undefinedKass 16-17, M Feb 3

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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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    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...
    IamCandyWhite26 IamCandyWhite26 56-60, M Dec 29, 2014

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    Well funny story actually.

    I was 12 and I decided to start using a new username for my gaming and other stuff. My old one being BluePuppy2 as of Blue's Clues and that I was the second born. So I thought and decided that Spider sounded cool. And what if it was a gilded spider. A golden spider. So that was...
    goldenspider666 goldenspider666 16-17, M Feb 1

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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 4 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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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, 2014

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    n0rthernwind n0rthernwind 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    This is my second name here with the same

    profile. 455cargirl, formerly known as needalifeboat. I changed so much from the time I had joined and decided I no longer needed a lifeboat. I would have preferred "cargirl" but I had to make it different somehow so I put "455" in front of it. One of my dream cars is the Super...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 13 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 11 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Kims1cuckold

    I came home to find my beautiful wife who I adore and am deeply in love with in our marriage with my best friend having sex. They didnt even act surprised to see me and she said "hello cuckold come in here." I was in shock and wondering what she called me cuckold for. I didnt...
    kims1cuckold kims1cuckold 36-40, M 15 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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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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    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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    . . .am Not A Cd Lol

    I have posted my entry for a while to this group, before I decided to delete it just the same.I was approached through PM and asked if I am a crossdresser LOL because of how I've written the story.For one, I have nothing against CDs, but I got a bit perplexed at the remark. I...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 5 Responses May 3, 2012

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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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    Cluedo. I hate the endless username searching,

    typing in, this one is taken etc. I really wanted professor Plum but had to settle for this on from 1986 version of Super Cluedo Challenge. Apparently I am a super sleuth who blocks spaces. Must have seen me park my car.
    InspectorGrey InspectorGrey 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 12

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    I wanted it to b Jim Jones But the I typed

    juelz and it was to short I added donny as I'm a juelz type of guy And donny were in from means geeza
    JuelzDonny JuelzDonny 22-25, M Jan 27

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    Mayi06

    Well my name is 'Anandamayi' its kinda big for a user name and also its pretty old Indian name. well my name means happiness. i love that, but since its big, i wanted it to be short :) PS: I was named after my Grandmother since she was the reason i was born safely(old rural...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses May 11, 2013

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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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    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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    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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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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    chronicxo - severe ecstasy.

    I lived a lot of ways, but ecstasy has to be the thing I lived with the most. I could be the biggest pothead (I was, I relaxed), but damn I have to say x never failed me. it's an insight into my past.
    chronicxo chronicxo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    My username has a double meaning,

    referring to two ways I could accurately be called a QuadrupleThreat: 1) I'm a musician who is can play four instruments proficiently. 2) I'm an obsessive-compulsive manic-depressive. My username helps to remind me that suffering from mental illness is worth the trouble for...
    QuadrupleThreat QuadrupleThreat 26-30, M Feb 3

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    There's a comic ***** called Pearls

    before Swine and there's s character in it by the name of Guard Duck. He's a military vet, who still uses military solutions to fix problems, even if they aren't the most appropriate. Kinda like me, a army vet who still uses army solutions to fix things.
    GuardDuck GuardDuck 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Sweetcrystalynn... I choose Sweetcrystalynn

    because I used to be sweet, if I have a daughter I want to name her Crystal and the last syllable of my name is Lynn.
    sweetcrystalynn sweetcrystalynn 13-15, F Feb 1

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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 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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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    i have always wanted to turn into a wolf.

    ....... i want to be a wolf. i want to go to paradise, and i will.i want to go to wolfs paradise.i want to be with Toboe, Hege, Tsume, Kiba, and the others, living in peace with humans. that's my story. what`s yours?
    WolfsParadice WolfsParadice 36-40 Feb 3