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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 5 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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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 12 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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 31-35 8 Responses May 18, 2014

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    OEF, Operation Enduring Freedom,

    the Afghanistan Campaign. I'm an Afghanistan War veteran, and 09 was the year I deployed. Rather simple.
    oefveteran09 oefveteran09 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I just changed my username today,

    because I got bored with my old username. I wanted PinkIsTheNewBlack but it's taken, so I used this instead. It's read as "Pink's the new black". I've never watched Orange is The New Black but I think the saying "X is the new black" is cool.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response May 24

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    Paxterra Pax Terra- Nox Arcana is an

    incredibly important song to me.
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F May 8

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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...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    I choose my username carefully.

    I believe it is important how we represent ourself. anotherlittlelamb Another - does this mean just like everyone else but nothing special. Little - I imagine I am still very young by many standards but does this also mean naive or small by experience. Lamb - This is the...
    anotherlittlelamb anotherlittlelamb 16-17, F 1 Response May 25

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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 9 Responses May 9, 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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    Roberta is one of my names sunset is a cute

    name my husband once said about my bottom after he had spanked me. it least it wasn't total eclipse!
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Sinsoftheflesh: not only is it a reference to

    the Rocky Horror Picture Show, one of my all time favorite movies and a show that helped me feel accepted and comfortable in my skin, but it describes me as a person. For one, I see body modification as a form of art. This includes every branch of it including piercing...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F May 21

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    It's a song!!! I'm not actually from New York

    more like the other side of the world tbf. Riding to New York~ passenger
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 2 Responses May 17

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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 17 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    my username was created

    after this. i beleive that to help others they need to know this story. and this is why on everything i have made an account for since my 16th is named the two inner wolves
    twoinnerwolves twoinnerwolves 16-17, M May 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, 2014

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    My real name is Lucifer,

    but when you translate it to Japanese, you pronounce it as Rushifa.
    Rushifa Rushifa 22-25, M Jun 6

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    Well people always call me crazy

    and insane and an outcast a so Insane0k just mean I'm insane OK get over it it's me
    Insane0k Insane0k 13-15, F 2 Responses May 19

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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 11 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Romanadvoratrelundar Romanadvoratrelundar 22-25, M Apr 26

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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 18-21, F 35 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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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 33 Responses Oct 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 8 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Well it's sort of all tied in with my family

    background.....Parents experiences during and after WW2.....my favorite author.....Father's name. Anyway. Vetrov is Russian for 'winds'.
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 2 Responses May 7

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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 3 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    tammy keys is the first girl I ever loved.

    so my last name and hers together make up my username. This is because I will always love her.
    weadkeys weadkeys 46-50, M May 10

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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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    " A cut can't heal unless you leave it alone,

    I open mine daily leaving BONES EXPOSED." its a song by Of Mice & Men. I love them <3
    XxBonesExposedxX XxBonesExposedxX 13-15, F May 24

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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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    . . .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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    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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    Hannahsgirl08 Hannahsgirl08 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    At school, bullies used to call me Salmon (my

    real name is Sally)... I decided that Salmon would be a good nickname for an account, because no one else would ever think of it (lol) and as for the 140301, it's my birthdate :3 (14th of March 2001)
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F 1 Response May 31

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    reef182. reef is the name i go by (not my

    actual name) and i usually use 1823 after it except i had already made my first ep account under that name when i first started using this site and had no idea how to work it XD so there you have it!
    Reef182 Reef182 16-17, M 1 day ago

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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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    93Armand 93Armand 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    143 = I love you Ily= I love you Lol I just

    took the 2 ways of Saying "I love you" and combined them. I honestly couldn't think of a good username lol
    143ily 143ily 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2014

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    My first username was boastroasttoast.

    That was just kinda by default, because I was just trying to enter my username for the first time, and I tried about 2 or 3, and they were taken, so I just randomly threw together boastroasttoast, with no meaning behind it, and I had no avi. One day, I was exploring the...
    OqSydSchizo16Troll OqSydSchizo16Troll 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Darkness is the symbol of two different things.

    The first is evil and suffering. The second is lack of knowledge, (hence the phrase, "in the dark"). I like to think I defeat the two, sometimes both at once.
    DarksBane DarksBane 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well, it is nothing special.

    But, my name is Zeus and Vaz is one of my last names (I had misspelled it by accidentally pressing 's' instead of 'z'
    zeusvas zeusvas 13-15, M 1 Response May 10

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    My user name is actually my magical name its

    Samara Sarasta Besc the number 11 represents both of us and 11 is a powerful and magical number or to be proper like a lady should it's " Lady Samara Sarasta Besc " meaning Samara Night Love ! The Lord and the Lady !
    samara11besc samara11besc 51-55 Apr 18

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    Guys, I have an awesome tale to tell you about

    my username.. Bflyboo, was my first username for club penguin. Like.. It stuck with me, so basically, I've been "bflyboo" since I was 7. .-.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses May 29

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    PoeticJay, took me forever to decide on.

    My real name is not Jay, or James, or any name that would commonly have the nickname of Jay. Instead I use that as an alias, a pen name, for my poems. I sign them all under simply J.A. Short for Jay Anarchy. To avoid controversy at a place like this, I decided Poetic Jay was a...
    PoeticJay PoeticJay 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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