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Origins of A Username

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  • 26-06-2010 5:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,101 ✭✭✭


    I know theres an optional question on the CP and a thread about the best usernames, but theres times when I see a username and think "How in the name of god did they come up with a username as clever as that? Where did it come from?"
    So my suggestion is to post the origins of your username or at least how you came up with it. Is it a clever thought out username, or something you set up when you were 13 and now regret?

    MitchKoobski
    Started using it about 5 or 6 years ago when I had to come up with an e-mail address. The name Mitch Koobski is actually a bonus unlockable character from the videogame SSX:On Tour. The character itself is a skiing glam rock unicorn.:cool:
    Alternate username is MitchVonKoobski
    Wherever you see this username, or even see it used in an e-mail address, its generally me.


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  • Posts: 16,720 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Birth certificate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,554 ✭✭✭✭alwaysadub


    Cos when i moved out of Dublin, people kept saying i was now a culchie. I'm not-i'm always(goingtobe)adub. I just couldn't be arsed typing all that in at the time,so stuck with alwaysadub :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 583 ✭✭✭PandyAndy


    God gave it to me.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭Diabhal Beag


    A stupid ****ing name that has no bearing or relevance to my life.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,138 ✭✭✭Tomebagel


    Im the tomest bagel around.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,295 ✭✭✭✭Duggy747


    Well, I go by Duggy rather than my real name (Which isn't Douglas :pac: ) and on most webshìtes Duggy747 is my username.

    Funny thing, a few years later I found this out.........heh, what are the odds :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,784 ✭✭✭Superbus


    Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (535 B.C. – 496 B.C.) was the seventh King of Rome, reigning from 535 until the Roman revolt in 509 B.C. which would lead to the establishment of the Roman Republic. He is more commonly known by his cognomen Tarquinius Superbus and was a member of the Etruscan dynasty of Rome. The historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus may have divided one historical figure named Tarquin into two separate kings because of problems with dating their legendary events. Superbus was also called Tarquin the Proud[1] and Tarquin II among other titles / names. It is said that Superbus killed the preceding king, Servius Tullius to make himself king of Rome.
    Superbus' father, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, was the fifth King of Rome reigning from 616-579 B.C. His grand-father was said to be Demaratus the Corinthian, from the Greek city of Corinth. Priscus came from the Etruscan city of Tarquinii. Disgruntled with his opportunities in Etruria, Priscus migrated to Rome with his wife Tanaquil, at her suggestion. A propitious omen is said to have led to Priscus' establishment as King of Rome.
    There are few surviving sources on Superbus' reign, and he is described as a tyrant and dictator when ruling the kingdom. He directed much of his attention to ambitious war plans and he eventually annexed various Latin neighboring city states. In 509 B.C. the people revolted as a result of his son Sextus Tarquinius' rape of Lucretia, who was an important noblewoman in the kingdom.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,132 ✭✭✭Killer Pigeon


    I like pigeons and I also like killing people.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,639 ✭✭✭Sugar Free


    It's how I like my steak.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,390 ✭✭✭IM0


    Id hate to be that curious.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,453 ✭✭✭✭kippy


    Superbus wrote: »
    Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (535 B.C. – 496 B.C.) was the seventh King of Rome, reigning from 535 until the Roman revolt in 509 B.C. which would lead to the establishment of the Roman Republic. He is more commonly known by his cognomen Tarquinius Superbus and was a member of the Etruscan dynasty of Rome. The historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus may have divided one historical figure named Tarquin into two separate kings because of problems with dating their legendary events. Superbus was also called Tarquin the Proud[1] and Tarquin II among other titles / names. It is said that Superbus killed the preceding king, Servius Tullius to make himself king of Rome.
    Superbus' father, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, was the fifth King of Rome reigning from 616-579 B.C. His grand-father was said to be Demaratus the Corinthian, from the Greek city of Corinth. Priscus came from the Etruscan city of Tarquinii. Disgruntled with his opportunities in Etruria, Priscus migrated to Rome with his wife Tanaquil, at her suggestion. A propitious omen is said to have led to Priscus' establishment as King of Rome.
    There are few surviving sources on Superbus' reign, and he is described as a tyrant and dictator when ruling the kingdom. He directed much of his attention to ambitious war plans and he eventually annexed various Latin neighboring city states. In 509 B.C. the people revolted as a result of his son Sextus Tarquinius' rape of Lucretia, who was an important noblewoman in the kingdom.
    Thats deep man.........
    Theres been a few threads on this* but my username came from a random username generator.
    http://www.username-generator.com/
    Kind of a "test tube username"


    * Each thread I give different reasoning.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,515 ✭✭✭✭admiralofthefleet


    oh look, its this thread again


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 5,524 ✭✭✭owenc


    Duggy747 wrote: »
    Well, I go by Duggy rather than my real name (Which isn't Douglas :pac: ) and on most webshìtes Duggy747 is my username.

    Funny thing, a few years later I found this out.........heh, what are the odds :D

    Pitty that wasn't a 747.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 37,607 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha


    I'd unwittingly amassed a collection of phone numbers of several of my female co-workers.

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith



  • Registered Users Posts: 228 ✭✭BickNarry


    If someone guesses mine ill give em 500 quid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,101 ✭✭✭MitchKoobski


    Goddamit I searched and I couldn't find an old thread....oh well. Can't search to save me life. Thread's gone the route I expected anyway.
    Read the responses while on the phone in work and just called a customer "Mrs Fingerbob".:(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭Hank_Jones


    BickNarry wrote: »
    If someone guesses mine ill give em 500 quid.

    Your name is Nick Barry.

    You just switched the first letters of your first name and surname.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,740 ✭✭✭Asphyxia


    I'm only 5"2 so all my friends keep saying I'm pocketsized!! While my friends as usual were taken the mickey about my size one of my friends shouted out "She's a little Pocketfizz!" :D and it stuck every since. I use it alot, although I have came across other people using it!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭Hank_Jones


    Read the responses while on the phone in work and just called a customer "Mrs Fingerbob".:(

    Is that you Mrs. Fingerbob?

    And people have called her it since...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,148 ✭✭✭✭KnifeWRENCH


    Scrubs used to be funny :(



    I reallywish the last 3 seasons of Scrubs didn't exist.


  • Registered Users Posts: 228 ✭✭BickNarry


    Hank_Jones wrote: »
    Your name is Nick Barry.

    You just switched the first letters of your first name and surname.


    WINNER!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,159 ✭✭✭✭phasers


    Scrubs used to be funny :(


    I reallywish the last 3 seasons of Scrubs didn't exist.
    Season 5 was the worst season...

    Season 8 was alright, not great but ok.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 439 ✭✭minister poxbottle


    I'm a minister and my surname is poxbottle,my brother's a priest :eek:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,670 ✭✭✭✭Wolfe Tone


    I had just watched a program about the Mussolini family and how his granddaughter is a very successful politician (Member of the EU parliament) and a former playboy cover girl. So, for sh1ts and giggles I decided to see if the name was available, and it was.

    \o


  • Registered Users Posts: 688 ✭✭✭Roomic Cube


    Mine is the name of an album by takako minekwa, she did that song that was in the miller ad with the dude going down the hill on the bike


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭Hank_Jones


    BickNarry wrote: »
    WINNER!

    Now, where's my money?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭Hank_Jones


    MUSSOLINI wrote: »
    I had just watched a program about the Mussolini family and how his granddaughter is a very successful politician (Member of the EU parliament) and a former playboy cover girl. So, for sh1ts and giggles I decided to see if the name was available, and it was.

    \o

    Aren't you lucky. :p

    You fascist pig. :p


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 558 ✭✭✭Mick Daly


    118132.jpg


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,756 ✭✭✭InkSlinger67


    InkSlinger is a translation of the name "Koobé Tabé" which was bestowed upon me by a little known South American tribe during a spiritual journey I made accidentally one day while travelling to Dolphin's Barn Tesco. That and it sounds cool - the 67 just enhances it's coolness.

    But seriously, I hope to write a book or two later in life


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