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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 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    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 5 days ago

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    I have had Heart or Wings

    as part of my email address for the last 10 years. I was going through a rough time in life, my heart had felt like it was ripped to shreds. I thought there was no hope at all for me. That I would never feel the same again. Something happened...and I soon found out that my...
    Wings1969 Wings1969 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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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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    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 14 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Seasalt. My nickname during 4-7 grade

    because the way I act or speak is like rubbing salt in your wounds. I've improved myself though, mostly on the Internet than in person.
    SeaSalt38 SeaSalt38 13-15, F 2 days 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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    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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    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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    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 11 Responses Aug 8

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    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 6 days ago

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    I work waaay too much.

    More than a woman my age should. But it will benefit me one day. I already have a mortgage on a small place of my own and a car, might aswell want more.
    AngelMom062013 AngelMom062013 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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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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    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

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    In case any body cares It's my live

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

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    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

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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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    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

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    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

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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 25 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    nthohny nthohny 18-21, M Oct 4

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    I got it from the Panic!

    At The Disco Song Collar Full and replaced the o and a with x
    cxllxrfull cxllxrfull 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 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 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 10 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    electriccloud electriccloud 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    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

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    So While i was making an EP account i was

    eating Orange and Bananas, i wasn't really on my creative mood at that moment so i just made Orangeandbananas my username. Whats your story?
    Orangeandbananas Orangeandbananas 13-15 2 Responses Aug 28

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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...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Well, I love everything old school,

    my music, TV shows, actresses, movies, etc. Some things made in the 2000's bother me, especially most music. So, this lead me to believe I was born in the era.
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 13

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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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    People can NEVER pronounce my name correctly

    and it sounds exactly like the word Llama so I put them together :)
    AlanaLlama AlanaLlama 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    At first it was a subliminal message Of

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

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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...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Bernie is the shortened form of my real name.

    ..which I am not giving out to everyone on EP. I might be short for Bernice, it might be short for Bernadette, or it might be short for something else. The "just" and "girl`` is just suppose to tell people I am a regular girl...although sometimes people *coughs* men want to...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Mines quite simple actually.

    Riukkuyo. The first part is Riu, which is my OC (Original Character). The second half is the "kkuyo" part which was used in the creation of my first username. Rikkuyo. Now where I got that username...Which I did indeed create, is a story for another time. :) Most of the time...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F Sep 11

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    Kyprioi Kyprioi 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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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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    I probably should have used a less provactive

    username and avatar, but there is an innocent story behind its origin. Mom sent us three girls late at night to the 24 hour grocery Store. My two older sisters where already well endowed in my eyes and I was younger and also maturing late and very concerned about my two none...
    Boobs2go Boobs2go 22-25, F 12 Responses Apr 12

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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 1 Response Aug 2, 2012

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    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 2 days ago

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    FaerylightAt the time the healing properties of

    light played on my psyche. Light illuminates darkness. White light is sacred and embodies compassion. At the time my Avatar was white light filling a hand. The light, symbolises blessing and the hand is the channel through which the light is disseminated. After a difficult time...
    faerylight faerylight 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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

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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 5 Responses May 18

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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 5 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 11 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    Mine is quite embarassing aha.

    It stems from when i was at college and i was in a public library. I was on youtube and dailymotion ... looking at ... err... stuff... haha but because its all content rated i had to create a username. Trying to be clever and think of something easy i went for surfdanet... as...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Sep 8

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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 4 Responses Jan 20

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    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 1 Response 5 days ago

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