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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 4 Responses Jun 5

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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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    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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    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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    DevilsLilRebel DevilsLilRebel 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 12

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    In Da Belly Of Da Whale

    Jonah (username I chose) as my real name is da ARABIC name 4jonah. Prophet Jonah 4sm reasons by da command of our CREATOR wz swallowed whole by a huge whale & lived in da belly of ths fish 4a period of 40 days.2cut a long story short, Just like da story if we make mistakes in...
    Jonah1 Jonah1 36-40, M Mar 9, 2013

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    I like Assassin's Creed

    so much that i want to be one of them :D What about yours?
    auditore00 auditore00 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    MindvsHeartAJ - It basically describes how I am

    at this point in life. Everything I do starts a complete war between my mind and my heart and I, AJ, am at the mercy of both. Even now, my mind and heart debate and I feel torn between the two because they both present vital points but...then that just starts a whole argument...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 5

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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 2 days ago

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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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    I used to be the most prideful son of a *****

    you could find. As far as I was concerned, whatever I said was fact. The very ground I **** on was to be worshiped. Through methods I wont go into details about, I got some reality knocked into me. I still have scars of the process. Now I am humbled, humiliated, and put...
    FallenPride FallenPride 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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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 12 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Changed it recently. It's a token of love to

    someone I miss very much, but will never see again. 1 Lucrative Crescent is an address I might never forget.
    GreenManley GreenManley 18-21, M Jul 5

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    Well, my username is "IntrovertedRose".

    The introverted part is easy, 'cause I'm an introvert and proud of it :) The rose part is from my middle name "Rose" lol. I really love my middle name. I don't know why exactly, I'm not a huge fan of roses. Well, that's a lie. I do like roses, but not those cliché red ones. I...
    IntrovertedRose IntrovertedRose 18-21, F Jun 3

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    My EP screen name has absolutely nothing to do

    with anything about me. I'm not a duck and I don't drink very much. I picked my username to match my profile pic. I found my profile pic while searching for something else and I just used it because I liked the pic. EP is the only place I use this avatar and screen name. I...
    TheDrunkDuck TheDrunkDuck 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 17

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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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    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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    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. (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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    DieSchwarzeWitwe - a.

    k.a. The Black WidowThe Black Widow is a world class athlete, gymnast, acrobat, aerialist capable of numerous complex maneuvers and feats, expert martial artist (including karate, judo, ninjutsu, aikido, savate, various styles of kung fu, and boxing), marksman, and weapons...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 21

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    Oh you do, do you? Well.

    There's not much to explain. It's so clever !. 2 words. 1 word. Same meaning.
    Unknownimus Unknownimus 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6

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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

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

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    Well..I love Marilyn Manson

    and cupcakes xD And those are the only things you need in life (:
    AllINeedIsMarilynAndCupcakes AllINeedIsMarilynAndCupcakes 13-15, F Jun 27

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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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    SunshineC23 My mom calls me her sunshine.

    So I used that and my first name starts with C. And my dad adopted me on the 23rd day of May almost five years ago. So 23 has become a special number to us both. So SunshineC23 :-)
    SunshineC23 SunshineC23 18-21 4 Responses Apr 6

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    So today I thought I would tell you guys about

    my username. -BeyondTheseEyes- I chose this username because quite a few people have said I have Very pretty eyes. Although, behind these pretty eyes is a past, that no child should of had to experience. Yet I was lucky enough to blessed with a past, that has made me think and...
    WeWereNeverAlive WeWereNeverAlive 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16

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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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    My friend gave me my username

    because my friend's nickname is Shredz and everyone says I'm his sidekick at the skate park. I can't skateboard, it's just not my thing. I just like to sit and watch him and read too.
    Shredzsidekick Shredzsidekick 16-17 Jun 5

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    My...name... :( Feel

    so lame now...
    GreenManley GreenManley 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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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 10 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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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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    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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    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 8 Responses Apr 12

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    Mine has been changed from LovelyTatti to

    BrokenChessPiece I'll explain. I was just a playing piece to my ex. A little chess piece in his chess game. A pawn. He just used me as his little sex toy and when I was gone (I was literally gone seeing my grandma) he cheated. He was h0rny, I wasn't there to satisfy him even...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    Heres mine. Mine is symbolic.

    Willow=weeping willows hallowed=holy Weeping =crying Holy=soul (we generally start to think of religion and most religions believe in a soul.) Which = crying soul. So basically my soul crys out. Why? Because its tortured. Probably to some sounds like total insane babble...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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    well... i thought i was someone.

    .. but it turns out im someone else... 3? i dunno just felt like i should do a number and 3 is a fun number :)
    someonelse3 someonelse3 18-21, F Jun 23

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    Ok so I'm tired of the messages

    either lecturing me about how i shouldn't be dating boys i meet at candy stores, asking me about it, or trying to make references to things i have never heard of so I'm gonna tell what my username actually means. I took part of the chorus of my favorite song for my username. The...
    IMetHimAtTheCandyStore IMetHimAtTheCandyStore 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Well I love Rock music.

    ... That includes Jim Hendrix (that's why I have the profile pic), Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Rancid, and MANY more. Comment to suggest me some bands I should listen to.
    Rockandrollfan Rockandrollfan 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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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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    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 16 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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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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    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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    I guess I chose this

    because I have always pretended to be okay. People at work and school always say... why are you so happy all the time? You are always smiling even on Monday mornings. I have a lot of problems in my life but I am so stubborn and full of pride that I refuse to let anybody see me...
    PretendingImOk PretendingImOk 18-21, F Jun 24

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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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    I ride a big cruiser (Biker),

    and I used to hang out with a pretty crazy crowd before that was nicknamed the Mad Company (Madco). That is it in a nutshell.
    MadcoBiker MadcoBiker 41-45, M 3 days ago

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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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    how old is to old or to young.

    should a 20 year old woman fall for a 50 + man???
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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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 35 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Jericho is the name I would have chosen

    for a son. I only have daughters so this was the next best place to use it.
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 4

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    FreyrKamadeva - I came up with this

    because I needed an anonymous screen name for blogging and conversing with people. When I need discretion, this is the identity that I use. Freyr - A Norse god of verility and love Kamadeva - A Hindo god of human love and desire
    freyrkamadeva freyrkamadeva 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 5

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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 4 Responses Mar 30

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