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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    My Profile Name Faithfullcarrie

    Faith my middle name & my first name Carrie. i'm faithful always tell truth never lie unless christmas & someone birthday. i told few lies about christmas presents. yes 1 time april fools day i told my mom i was pregnant. i had her believe it until 2 minutes until midnight i said...
    Faithfullcarrie Faithfullcarrie 36-40, F 24 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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

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

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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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    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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    DCsins DCsins 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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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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    undefinedKass undefinedKass 16-17, M Feb 3

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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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    My username is Boulier.

    When I was in 8th grade (so... 2010, I think?), for a class, I wrote a short story about a girl who owned a lemonade stand; I think her name was Sheila, and her last name was Boulier. My own last name doesn't even have any of those letters in it, I just looked up "unique last...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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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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    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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    . . .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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    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 5 days ago

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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 9 Responses May 18, 2014

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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 7 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    Tdirish = tall, dark

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

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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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    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 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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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