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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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    people always assume my name means

    that I'm either psychic or that I'm a psycho... No.. I just study psychology. Lol.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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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 Jun 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 27 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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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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    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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    It basically just means cool kids.

    Why? I'm obviously soooooo cool. (Obvious sarcasm is obvious)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    I chose my username because I think this site

    can be a place to let my other person (no I don't have multiple personalities) be expressed.
    MrHyde96 MrHyde96 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    I was born and raised (for the most part) in

    West Virginia and moved to a more north state when I was a kid. I was called Johnny Reb in school even though WV is the most northern "southern" state. WV may not be part of dixie (border state) but dixie is where my heart is. I altered johnny reb to suit my name, which is Sam.
    SammyReb SammyReb 18-21, M a week 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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    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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    The bible is k!nky. Really scary kind

    though not the good kind. That's where my username is from. Someone on here told me they wouldn't take my comments seriously unless I changed my name. I changed my name alright, to an even worse one. I admire myself for my creative genius in usernames. Kiss my a$$. :)
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    It's kind of self explanatory.

    Lost follower. I am a follower. Not in anyway a leader. The lost part means I have no where to go. I just broke away from something I have been following for some time and now I am completely lost. I am trying to find something new but ending up empty. For now I just have to...
    lostfollower lostfollower 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Read my 50 things about me post,

    lol. Answers there.
    wildflowerfolk wildflowerfolk 16-17, F Jul 7

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    ok so i get a in box from some chick asking

    about my Username and why would i ever enjoy giving blow jobs...Well with the user name i have picked is the part i love to be and can play it very well..With that being said trust me i can dress up and hit the world with class too...Now your ? was why i like to give head well...
    trampgirl trampgirl 31-35, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 18, 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...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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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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    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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    'Phosphenes' are those swirls

    and dots of colors and light you see when you close your eyes and rub them really hard. When I was little, I was afraid of the dark. So, when lying in my bed at night, I used to close my eyes and rub them until the phosphenes appeared. I would focus on the little patterns and...
    LostInPhosphenes LostInPhosphenes 13-15, F Jul 8

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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 Jun 30

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 24

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 17

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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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    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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    People seem to be confused

    so I'll explain. Its pretty self explanatory though. Suicidalbieber - I'm suicidal & the last name of the person keeping me alive .
    suicidalbieber suicidalbieber 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    neeiaI doubt there's anyone here

    who changed names more than I did over little more than a year on EP.I change names, a lot. When in doubt about a new name and avi that seems creative, speaks familiar, yet, unknown, it could be me :-)I realised now, I did not post a story about the transition from...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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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 11 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Commie47 Commie47 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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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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    my username is exactly

    as it is..crazy2letuknow ..crazy to let the one guy I was in love with know that I still loved him..that time has passed now and I just kept the username..but every now and then he still crosses my mind..I still wonder sometimes what could have been if we stayed together
    Crazy2LetUknow Crazy2LetUknow 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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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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