Origins of your EG user ID Page 5

  • andytheadequate 7 Feb 2019 17:49:48 9,042 posts
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    I'm called Andy and I'm fairly realistic about my gaming ability.

    I think this thread shows that there aren't many exciting background stories for people's online username.
  • KnuttinAtoll 7 Feb 2019 18:02:11 6,965 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Four pages and still no user Alastair?
    Too busy tickling DFawkses' corpse... who will never be able to tell us how he came up with his ID.

    : (
  • Kay 7 Feb 2019 18:04:00 19,953 posts
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    It's the initial of my first name, basically. A friend of mine at uni called me that as a nickname, so I just used it when I registered. Soon afterwards I realised that it was also a popular female name.

    The name I use for all other accounts is much more interesting... when creating my Xbox gamertag, it popped up on the list of random name suggestions. It was silly and made me laugh so I decided to stick with it. I'd change it to that on here too, but I get annoyed when people randomly change their UID and you have no idea who they are.


    dmj wrote:
    My initials. I was really struck by inspiration the day I registered.

    I kinda wish I'd done it in lowercase as it's more pleasing to the eye. Ho hum.
    Should have changed it to DmJ
  • cov 7 Feb 2019 18:08:08 1,911 posts
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    Another from wireplay/q2 days - originally covenant taken from.the fantasy novels of that name. Hero with uber powers he is unable to use and invariably ends up weeply gently in the corner after everyone dies. Seemed suitable after playing q2dm3 or being drilled 34-0 in a duel by CoG E^Z when i first started playing (and you had to trial to join a clan)

    Morphed into covavoo because of another q2 player called vorvavoo and shortened to cov (pronounced cuv cos northern). Also played as Orga[sm]

    Halcyon days
  • RawShark 7 Feb 2019 18:08:20 529 posts
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    Mine's a pretty straight forward mispelling of Rorschach, obviously.

    More interesting is the origin of my PSN handle - DieFliedermouse. I got home from the pub, set up my account while half cut and completely bollocksed up the spelling of die fledermaus.

    When I started I want my handle to be Die Fledermaus, Die! But during the long period of typing out the name one button at a time I forgot all about that and the rest is regrettable history.

    Edited by RawShark at 18:08:47 07-02-2019
  • retro74 7 Feb 2019 18:13:54 2,715 posts
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    Mine is just 47orter backwards so not very interesting
  • RunningMan 7 Feb 2019 18:15:26 2,955 posts
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    I am a man and do enjoy running.
  • Armoured_Bear 7 Feb 2019 18:24:15 26,212 posts
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    KnuttinAtoll wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    Four pages and still no user Alastair?
    Too busy tickling DFawkses' corpse... who will never be able to tell us how he came up with his ID.

    : (
    Where is DFawkes?
    What happened?
  • prettyvacant 7 Feb 2019 18:51:03 202 posts
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    There's no point in asking you'll get no reply
  • JamboWayOh 7 Feb 2019 20:08:48 12,179 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    JamboWayOh wrote:
    No really exciting history behind my name, my nickname from school added with WayOh.l because there was a song at the time that sounded like JamboWayOh, so it stuck.

    Imaginative I know.
    Glo, that's the fucking song! Ahhh, memories of every cunt at school singing that shit at me.
  • elstoof 7 Feb 2019 20:10:53 22,703 posts
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    Spare a thought for my classmate Carolina, who had a fun 1993
  • monkman76 7 Feb 2019 20:33:38 14,544 posts
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    My mate Noel Imit had a nightmare that year too
  • mongo116 7 Feb 2019 20:33:49 61 posts
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    Blazing Saddles, and like my namesake, I love candy...
  • Armoured_Bear 7 Feb 2019 20:35:11 26,212 posts
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    prettyvacant wrote:
    There's no point in asking you'll get no reply
    I don't understand.
  • elstoof 7 Feb 2019 20:42:36 22,703 posts
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    Imagine if James were around in the 70s. They’d have been nothing like the Sex Pistols
  • JamboWayOh 7 Feb 2019 20:51:12 12,179 posts
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    "Come back on ELO and carry on playing."
  • Armoured_Bear 7 Feb 2019 20:51:23 26,212 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Imagine if James were around in the 70s. They’d have been nothing like the Sex Pistols
    Thank god, the sex pistols and most punk was utter shit.
  • fontgeeksogood 7 Feb 2019 21:31:40 5,245 posts
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    Even the album of Crucifucks covers Katie Melua did
  • Armoured_Bear 7 Feb 2019 21:36:15 26,212 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Even the album of Crucifucks covers Katie Melua did
    It can even taint goddess Melua.
  • DakeyrasUK 7 Feb 2019 21:55:30 2,463 posts
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    Any other David Gemmil fans?

    Dakeyras is the main character from Waylander, a rather cool assassin with a double firing crossbow!

    I chose it as at the explosion of the Internet in the early/mid 2000s I was at uni and loving all things David Gemmil (Waylander being my favourite character).

    The UK just ensures it is available as I have it on psn, xbl, nintendo, eurogamer, domino's, BBC etc etc.
  • Poorandugly 7 Feb 2019 22:50:28 594 posts
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    I'm, uh....

    /cries
  • Dirtbox 7 Feb 2019 23:04:05 91,038 posts
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    The name of my server box in a shared house many years ago that people would deposit random and more often than not vile filth to. It began life as a music/movie server, but you know how these things go.
  • Trowel 7 Feb 2019 23:34:08 22,329 posts
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    The benign name I pulled out at random to register for the Underworld telnet talker in 1995.

    .g bed
  • ZuluHero 8 Feb 2019 00:05:29 7,270 posts
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    KnuttinAtoll wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    Four pages and still no user Alastair?
    Too busy tickling DFawkses' corpse... who will never be able to tell us how he came up with his ID.

    : (
    Ohh what happened to DFawkes? He hasn't posted in a while but did access 6 days ago?

    https://www.eurogamer.net/profiles/DFawkes

    Hope he's OK!
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 8 Feb 2019 00:35:07 9,614 posts
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    Someone had the one I wanted so I change a few letters to the first word I could think of
  • JamboWayOh 8 Feb 2019 00:36:13 12,179 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    KnuttinAtoll wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    Four pages and still no user Alastair?
    Too busy tickling DFawkses' corpse... who will never be able to tell us how he came up with his ID.

    : (
    Ohh what happened to DFawkes? He hasn't posted in a while but did access 6 days ago?

    https://www.eurogamer.net/profiles/DFawkes

    Hope he's OK!
    That was probably Alastair wiping the remaining evidence away.
  • prettyvacant 8 Feb 2019 03:10:18 202 posts
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    DakeyrasUK wrote:
    Any other Gemmil fans?

  • 01011001 8 Feb 2019 04:02:49 5 posts
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    from this album ^^^
  • Alastair 8 Feb 2019 08:45:23 23,311 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Four pages and still no user Alastair?
    I'm a big fan of newsreaders Burnett and Stewart, actor Sim and cricketer Cook.
    I thought it was obvious.
  • challenge_hanukkah 8 Feb 2019 08:47:25 10,244 posts
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    Darling?
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