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I chose my nickname as a shortened version of a previous alias, which I changed because I thought it was silly and too long.

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For me, it was back in 07, where my friends who were twins, decided on making this lil nickname, fuzzykdog and fuzzyhdog. The letter being the first letter of their names. And so they invited me and the trio was born! And it worked out because fuzzy, I'm on the fuzzy side... My head hair for all you people who enjoy misinterpreting things, G for my name and dog, well Mah motha always calls me her lil big dog. Lil cuz I'll always be her baby, and big cuz I'm big. So fuzzygdog is my everything when it comes to user names

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For me, it was back in 07, where my friends who were twins, decided on making this lil nickname, fuzzykdog and fuzzyhdog. The letter being the first letter of their names. And so they invited me and the trio was born! And it worked out because fuzzy, I'm on the fuzzy side... My head hair for all you people who enjoy misinterpreting things, G for my name and dog, well Mah motha always calls me her lil big dog. Lil cuz I'll always be her baby, and big cuz I'm big. So fuzzygdog is my everything when it comes to user names

There are so many things here I could totally poke fun at. But the mother thing would make me feel like an ass if I did.

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Its totally fine xD since you clarified it it wont be taken personal. I could use a laugh. Its been 84 years...

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Well, I have always been the ultimate nerd among my friends, having read the Harry Potter books at least fifteen times and every single book in each of the school libraries which I attended in my younger years (except for the sports section. Couldn't do it.) 713, on the other hand, is Voldemort's vault number, the vault which held the Philosopher's stone.

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My name is Jim, and back in 1984, Van Halen released the song "Top Jimmy". That became a nickname of mine. My first ever email address was a Hotmail address and I incorporated a variation of Top Jimmy into it. The Hotmail account is long gone, but I stuck with the name and the random number Hotmail assigned me.

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I don't even know how I came up with this. I was trying to make a new account for something and none of the names I wanted were available. So I was like "whatever" and typed in any name that was in my head. Boingshi just seemed to work lol.

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I don't even know how I came up with this. I was trying to make a new account for something and none of the names I wanted were available. So I was like "whatever" and typed in any name that was in my head. Boingshi just seemed to work lol.

lul

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Hullop

I made a noise once and my group of friends found it hilarious so they found the best suited onomatopoeia.

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Hullop

I made a noise once and my group of friends found it hilarious so they found the best suited onomatopoeia.

Care to explain more? My brain refuses to comprehend.

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Care to explain more? My brain refuses to comprehend.

I was bored and started making noises with my mouth, like flicking my tongue down towards my bottom lip. One of them was found funny, and they started saying "How are you making that hul-lop noise?" ;D

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I was bored and started making noises with my mouth, like flicking my tongue down towards my bottom lip. One of them was found funny, and they started saying "How are you making that hul-lop noise?" ;D

Oh ok I get it now.

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An interesting one I know ;D

Yes it is.

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!

Pics or it didn't happen.

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I got this nickname from some friends at summer camp when I was 13. We were talking about video games and other nerdy things before we even knew each other's names. When I told them my name, they misheard me and called me Tetrix. Even after I corrected them, they still called me that and the nickname stuck. Then later we joined up again in high school and still called me Tetrix. It got so bad, three of teachers called me that because they kept hearing my friends use the nickname constantly. At first, I was somewhat embarrassed by my nickname. But eventually, I got used to it.

 

(Also, the numbers are my birthday!)

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I got my name because it sounded edgy and cool. This was also during that cringey time period when I was really into neopets and fan fiction. I don't know WHAT correlation there is between those two, I just know that there is one in there somewhere...

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SB is who I am, what I represent, what God put me down here for, & my philosophy... I'm young so I just added that into it and removed the O because the O didn't look right.

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My nickname here is my nickname about everywhere! First started years ago where I decided I needed a solid nickname that might not be taken as much. I also, at the time, roleplayed as a dragon at places in forums and SL thus I needed a dragon name. Did some searching and voila: Qelrinn was created! Ever since I use that nickname everywhere :)

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Been using dukeofbeningham for a few years now and it's my Twitter handle.

 

All stems from me speaking very fast when I was young and would introduce myself as beningham (rather than Ben Ingham). Someone pointed out it sounds like Nottingham/Birmingham/Buckingham (places in the UK) and so I'm now the Duke of Beningham

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Mine is Compos An Mentis. "Compos Mentis" means, according to the dictionary, 'of sound mind' meaning that I am not insane and am mentally healthy. This is what I wish that I could verify for myself with a hundred percent truth. I always imagine that something in my mind is loose, is part crazy and that I am somewhat insane already. So by making that my nickname, I wish to remind myself that I am sane and most of all, a normal person...well aside from the gaming haha.

 

An is actually my nickname in real life.

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My name starts with a J, and JNASTY was the stupidest thing I could imagine the inhabitants of Hyrule having to say.

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