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Your nickname - what's behind it?

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So, a general question to the community, just to our entertainment.

Why did you choose your nickname here in Radar? Is there a reason behind it? Is it recent, or an MSN/mIRC's veteran?

 

Mine - "Jprivady" - is basically this:

J - the initial of my first name.

privad - from 'privado', or private. I'm kinda reserved :-P The 'y' in the end was just to make it different. Sometimes, in other websites, I just end it with 'o', or even nothing else.

Started using it in the last months of 2016 (never had any internet presence before that).

 

So, what about you?

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Mine is my business name Fenrir's Lair Painting. I do commission painting of model miniatures and other asosiated items. I am also planning a youtube channel under that name for model reviews as well as the review of gaming hardwear if I can get that far.

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Years ago on a forum before, I just went by Link. The double last letter thing is because I did that to my friends' nicknames to be different, so a Sky would be "Skyy". Then someone was like "then imma call you Linkk." It just kinda stuck.

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I got the name Dusty from an old Norse name. It means: tough like the stone of Thors Hammer. Hence, DustyHammer. I'm also really into Desert/Stoner Rock which was part of the reason I chose Dusty. Here's some of my favourite albums I've found over the years. Enjoy! They are all start to finish, epic albums in my opinion.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjZXmJJc2Gs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiUkIyyUwww

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mXg9Vkd3OE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Db0J0iSYU

 

 

I also go by "Dusty The Cosmic Wolf Wizard" sometimes ^^

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Shout out to my main man Chuck Berry. My name is Jon and I love that 50's Rock n' Roll. RIP to one of the most talented and influential men in music. There would be no Rolling Stones without him. No Jack White. Music would be very different.

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Mines really simple, i've loved monkeys since i was little, been one of those childhood favourite animals, and i tend to lean towards gothic style dress and culture

 

And in my head i thought it'd be funny to have a gothic looking monkey (which i now have a tattoo of!) and just rolled with it!

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Mines really simple, i've loved monkeys since i was little, been one of those childhood favourite animals, and i tend to lean towards gothic style dress and culture

 

And in my head i thought it'd be funny to have a gothic looking monkey (which i now have a tattoo of!) and just rolled with it!

You can't tell this story without a photo of the tattoo

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Mine's simply the latest iteration of my gamertag. I tend to get tired of them and replace them every few years, usually with a character name I've created for some game or another. This particular one was a favorite character I made for a tabletop gaming campaign. A tiefling if I remember right. Don't remember where I got the name back then.

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You can't tell this story without a photo of the tattoo

 

:P Well here it is! This was when it was freshly done so it's still a little red in the picture

 

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:P Well here it is! This was when it was freshly done so it's still a little red in the picture

 

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o.O..... Are you secretly Tim Burton?

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I have a very unhealthy obsession with the word "potato". Why? I'm not entirely sure. But I thought this name would be good.

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Mines was created by AOL back in the day when the username I was trying to create was already used & it stuck since I liked it. The W represents my name and could also represent the nickname of my city. And I like chillinman because I like to relax when I can and also where I live the weather can be cold/windy at times. So, it fit and I've been using it ever since.

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My wife was thanking me for making her breakfast. She called me her hero. I had always knew the force was strong with her but when she uttered those words, I felt empowered. I then looked at her... Staring into those brown eyes and I said, always and forever. Since then, and also because we game together I have been going by the nick name Hero4ever. Well its 7am here. Good morning people, and have a great day!

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I played a lot of League of Legends and were looking for a new name. One day i looked at the summoner spell "Ignite" and thought that Ignoty sounds pretty good. My teammates then called me more Madnoty than Ignoty because i get mad way to often :P

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Fiscus means moneybags in latin

 

Fiscus means moneybags in latin

lololololololololol

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I am simply Lonz, as that is a nickname my friends give me. The 9804 are my favorite numbers as I could not decide on one.

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Mine is a character from Fire Emblem Awakening/ Fire Emblem Fates. My friends and I were just comparing ourselves to the characters, someone said I was like Odin (tending to be flashy and dramatic at times).

 

Then I started using it for everything, and they regretted it forever.

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Mine is a character from Fire Emblem Awakening/ Fire Emblem Fates. My friends and I were just comparing ourselves to the characters, someone said I was like Odin (tending to be flashy and dramatic at times).

 

Then I started using it for everything, and they regretted it forever.

Please tell me you own super over-the-top gold-glittery parachute pants. It's what I'm picturing you in now that you've said your flashy and dramatic sometimes.

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Please tell me you own super over-the-top gold-glittery parachute pants. It's what I'm picturing you in now that you've said your flashy and dramatic sometimes.

 

Oh dear God, no. It's mostly just my words and actions.

 

Then again... hm. Something to consider...

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Oh dear God, no. It's mostly just my words and actions.

 

Then again... hm. Something to consider...

You don't need to wear them all the time. Just whip them out for that moment when you need to make a really dramatic, over-the-top speech. The expressions on the faces around you will be worth every bit of gold and glitter.

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