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    Carefully created over ten years ago.

    It's sort of a play on words that depicts the definition of my real name. The 75 obviously being my birth year. I have been using this username for so many years that it truly has become a part of my identity. Even the very few who know my real first name.....still call me...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 8

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    I just changed my username a few minutes ago.

    Oq is the first part because its my nickname (pronounced ock). I legally changed my name to Oq, and years later changed it back to my birth name, but Oq is still my nickname. When I changed my name to Oq, I was just trying to craft a name that looked and sounded exactly perfect...
    OqSydSchizo16 OqSydSchizo16 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    Tjwolfe. Hmm well the story is simple tj is my

    nickname and wolfe is my last name.
    tjwolfe tjwolfe 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Romanadvoratrelundar Romanadvoratrelundar 22-25, M Apr 26

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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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    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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    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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    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 26 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    I'm unfinished. I'm confused,

    lost, I don't know who I am or where I'll be. Let's take a deep breath. Now peer into my head. Careful not to get lost. In my head I see a painter. A painter of stars. He's French I suppose, he's old and has a long grey beard. His eyes are worn, yet still filled with...
    LonelyRollingStar LonelyRollingStar 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    My username's naive i mean u get were do brown

    and eyes come from, dead's because I show a lack of emotions.
    browndeadeyes browndeadeyes 13-15, F Mar 8

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    Area S4 is part of the famous 'Area 51' United

    States military base located in Nevada. S4 or 'section 4' is thought to be an experimental aircraft testing facility consisting of a series of hangars. It was made famous when alleged ex-Area 51 employee Bob Lazar claimed to have worked there and that it was housing a number of...
    AreaS4 AreaS4 26-30, M Apr 8

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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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    so mine is quite obvious,

    my nickname is aj and im a gamer, so thus was born the username ajgamer. I know it's pretty lame but it fits because i am soo lame. Ok im not that lame i'm just not creative:(
    ajgamer ajgamer 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    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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    Silver Rose its a wolf name I gave myself

    after joining a wolf pack in hoghschool
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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 2 days ago

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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 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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Paxterra Pax Terra- Nox Arcana is an

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

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    Profweird meaning Professor Weird.

    Not that I have doctorate or anything, but I am purely a weirdo. I was going to call myself drweird, but it was taken.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Mar 10

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    The day I decided to become a member of EP I

    was inspired by the pictures of nature I was scanning through on Googleimages.com. I also was scanning through inspiring pictures on Facebook too. That's my story. :)
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    hunginlycra hunginlycra 22-25, M 5 days ago

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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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    because bruno is my real name,

    and im packing a black snake with me, 24/7.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm a curious person about many things,

    and I live in Omaha, Nebraska. Pretty straightforward.
    curiousinomaha3 curiousinomaha3 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 10

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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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    Salvador Dali is my favourite artist of all

    time. Gala Dali his wife and Muse is the subject of this work from 1952. The painting shows her pieced together through a series of spheres representing the synthesis of Renaissance art and atomic theory, illustrating the ultimate discontinuity of Matter with the spheres...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 3 Responses May 5

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