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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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    Out of Eden is the name of a gospel group

    who sings r&b and contemporary Christian music. I used to listen to them back in the day, especially the song called Meditate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auC0C9j1gFU and I like the name so its my username. I found an avatar to match the name, so I found Eve in the garden...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F Aug 10

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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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    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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    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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    sophieirwinnxo sophieirwinnxo 13-15, F Aug 16

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jun 5

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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 1 Response 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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    ı don't know why ı registered this site,

    ı don't know, every thing ı do right or false.ı don't know but keep doing. like everyone. life be like "just do it" sometimes
    idunnowhttodo idunnowhttodo 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    Historical Myth. Blodeuwedd is a Welsh

    Dark/Death Goddess. She was made out of 9 flowers by two male magicians, Gwydion and Math, to be thebride of Llew. Blodeuwedd wanted to marry another man named Goronwyn. She had him spear Llew. Gywdion saved him by turning him into an eagle and then turned Blodeuwedd into an owl...
    Blodeuwedd1 Blodeuwedd1 56-60 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Room 101

    I wanted to use “Room 101” but, unfortunately, the powers that be at EP didn’t accept it so I added the x’s. Consequently, they should be ignored. However, if you want to interpret them as kisses, then please include them ;) Room101 is taken from George Orwell’s...
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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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 6 Responses Jun 9, 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 4 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    I actually used to have a different username

    that had my real first name in it, but I didn't particularly want everybody knowing my first name. I was so ecstatic to see I could change it. I really had no idea until last night. I wanted something unique, but all my other usernames involve my name in some way. And I wasn't...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I needed a name so I ran through words in my

    head. "Consider" is a nice word. "Butts" is a funny word. Take time to consider a butt.
    ConsiderButts ConsiderButts 22-25, M Aug 12

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    Hellcat is a nickname from an ex boyfriend in

    my 30's. I graduated High School in 1988. Not too exciting, but that's why 'hellcat88'. =^. .^=
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    My username's probably pretty obvious now.

    I wonder a lot about random stuff and so people often leave me alone because they don't want to hear stuff that I think deeply about.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 29

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    To start with, Hillary is my name.

    Hilly is a nickname I've had throughout my life. Hana is Japanese for flower. I love nature and other cultures, along with the alliteration of HillyHana. The story to my username is fairly simple, I suppose. c:
    HillyHana HillyHana 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    My username comes from a Neil Gaiman poem,

    which has a phrase something along the lines of "It's hard to be a sinner/ When you're friends with saints..." His poems really mean a lot to me, as they paint parts of my childhood. I'm not very religious, and more or less, someone, somewhere has called me a sinner multiple...
    FriendsWithSaints FriendsWithSaints 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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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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    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 37 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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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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    My middle name is Jean

    and there was this guy i met my first year of college. I was very suspicious of him so i didn't give him my first name lol he was a little creeper to me. Every time i saw him on my way to class, my room, breakfast, dinner or whatever he would scream, " Hey Levi Jeans " in front...
    JeanNoLevi JeanNoLevi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 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 1 Response Aug 2, 2012

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    Favorite color and one of my favorite stuff.

    Plus, it sounds pretty and a lilac galaxy looks pretty and it clicks :)
    lilacgalaxy lilacgalaxy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    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...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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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...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 13

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    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

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    AJEckle sounds like a cool alias

    for an author. What about you guys?
    AJEckle AJEckle 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    The Name Game .......... Kathieredart

    My username is nothing profound ...... No hidden meanings ...... No wittiness ..... BUT ! Indeed, it is me : Kathie ....... My name, spelled correctly Red ....... The color I have always loved the most Art ........ My sanity. My outlet. My passion. And WHO are you ? Do...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 5 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    The Steps - From Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf.

    The novel combines autobiographical and psychoanalytic elements, the novel was named after the lonesome wolf of the steppes. The story in large part reflects a profound crisis in Hesse's spiritual world during the 1920s while memorably portraying the protagonist's split between...
    TheSteps TheSteps 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    My two doves' names are Aristotle

    and Silvano... Add them and you get Arivano :)
    Arivano Arivano 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I called Dibbs on She Hulk,

    but Hulkgirl sounded more casual. So every time I would play a game I always chose her as my username, to symbolize strength, uniqueness and beauty that comes in any shape, colour and size.
    hulkgirl hulkgirl 18-21 Jul 22

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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 7 Responses May 26, 2012

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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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    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 9 Responses Apr 12

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    DevilsLilRebel DevilsLilRebel 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 12

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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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    how old is to old or to young.

    should a 20 year old woman fall for a 50 + man???
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    baconette baconette 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    ygti ygti 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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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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    Double Meaning

    My username has a double meaning. BlueMetalChick. Break it down into the three words. I put blue in there because is one of my favorite colors (green is my true favorite color, but blue has a lot of meaning to it for me from my past). Metal is in there because I love heavy metal...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I chose Shinook26 because Shinook is my drag

    name. I added a 26 on the end because I'm nearly 26 (at the end of August). I chose Shinook as my drag name because I wanted something that connected me to my country (Canada). If I where to travel around the world on a world tour, I want people to know where I'm from. I know...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    My middle name is elizabeth,

    friends call me Oreo and my birthday is in May
    oreoelizabeth oreoelizabeth 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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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 12 Responses Aug 8

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