Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Want to Know the Story Behind Your Username

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 10,094 People

    electriccloud electriccloud 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 30

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 13 Responses May 11, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    my name is jovan and i like pokemon

    and the newest game had megastones which were names as the pokemons name but with ite at the end so jovan + ite = jovanite pretty clever if i do say so myself c:
    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M Oct 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    There are many usernames I have

    and many social sites I use. Some I let others know about offline and some I don't. I have a system where when I make a username, it tells a true and inspirational story about me positively. I do the same with account passwords but I make them complex. I did the same with...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am a very big fan of History,

    particularly WW2 and especially the German point of view because it is a taboo subject. I couldn't think of a good username so I looked to my bookshelf for inspiration where I saw a book on the Waffen SS which reminded me of the Schutzstaffel (SS). There is my story.
    MrSchutzstaffel MrSchutzstaffel 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Sep 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 Response Nov 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Here's my story: Every other username I tried

    was taken. Has this happened to somebody else, too? I felt really not original.
    cosinus cosinus 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    . . .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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 20 Responses Jun 20, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    anhourglass anhourglass 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    First of all I'm an American with 100%

    Norwegian blood, (I'm third/fourth generation) and our last names Norse meaning is "Legendary wolf" and in the basic Norse mythology there are three wolves, one is a killer of gods, named Fenrir. The other two are Skoll and Hati, two brothers that chase the sun and moon around...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    nthohny nthohny 18-21, M Oct 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Oct 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My username 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, the 26 is the street number of my house. I have other different usernames on different social media sites, on tumblr I'm bluegalant
    candywhite26 candywhite26 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    In case any body cares It's my live

    for ford trucks mixed with ers.
    Forders2 Forders2 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Okay. I Have A Story To Write.

    Well. Since I know that I wrote that I don't want to change my username anymore. Well. I did it. I find out that supermother2010 is not  me anymore. So I changed to mother1983. I'm a mother of a daughter and I was born in the year 1983. I was trying to change it to mother2010...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 7 Responses May 30, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 10 Responses Jul 21, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I heard the word in one of my favorite shows,

    and I love the definition of it. For those who don't know, a crucible is an event or situation that causes people to make tough decisions or change. I used to feel like my life has been in a downward spiral for the past few years, but now I see it as a personal crucible. My...
    Thecrucible13 Thecrucible13 22-25, M Sep 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My username is based on the notion of me

    exploring possibilities on EP and elsewhere to satisfy the needs of my psychological emotional inner child component that got swept aside in development and adult life. Getting in touch with my feelings by exploring that part of me is a process of breaking out of the shell...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M Sep 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 6 Responses May 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    If yu r saved great I will meet yu someday!

    !! This is for u all with out Christ!!! Accept him just say "Jesus save me" Love Jinnah!!!
    jinna69 jinna69 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "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 4 Responses Jan 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 5 Responses Aug 5, 2013

    Your Response

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    At first it was a subliminal message Of

    death But then I decide to use it in a more positive light
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Kyprioi Kyprioi 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1

    Your Response

    Cancel