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aeternus1990
Metalhead

Joined: Sun May 20, 2007 9:46 am
Posts: 475
Location: Russia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:38 pm 
 

Well, I've noticed that many users here have interesting nicknames - let's talk about the origin of your nicknames and what does it mean!

Mine: first part came from the black metal band with the same name - but I don't know them yet! Seven years ago I did research in rock encyclopedia and there were two bands with interesting names under the letter "A" - Aeternitas and Aeternus. I like how it sounds and then I've translated it from Latin: "Aeternitas" = Eternity, "Aeternus" = Eternal. Then I'd like the word "Aeternus" even more and decided it to be my nickname - because I know then there is no death, so I'm eternal :D The second part is the year when I was born.

My story is not very outstanding but what about you?


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Ecliptik
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:58 pm
Posts: 505
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:51 pm 
 

I made mine when I was 15 and completely obsessed with Sonata Arctica. It started off as a play off of their album Ecliptica, but I didn't want to be totally unoriginal and use the actual title, so I just chopped off the "a" and added a super kvlt "k".
I may not be obsessed with them anymore, but they're still my favorite band so I still consider my username relevant to my interests, and thus haven't felt compelled to change it. Plus, I can use it to legitimize the space "theme" in my Last.fm account (which is also very relevant to my interests). Multifunctional!

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Commandaunt
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:31 am
Posts: 514
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:03 pm 
 

Mine is an (unintentionally) misspelled version of Commandant (a military rank used in many different countries). I heard the name said in the Medal of honour allied assault campaign quite a few times and thought it sounded badass, so with no thought of spelling or anything I started using the name for online play in, as said previously, MoHAA and also anarchy online where I was nicknamed Commy :P .. It pretty much stuck till now (started using it when I was 7 or 8, am now 17). I've thought of changing it to the correct spelling, just because I know one day somebody's gonna call me out (surprised it hasn't happened already), but it's original(ish) and I don't really care any more if people notice its misspelled, so It'll probably remain misspelled forever.

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hey
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Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:41 pm
Posts: 1389
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:20 pm 
 

I'm bad at coming up with names, and just went with the most unassuming/boring one I could think of.

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IX Leviathan
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Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:09 pm
Posts: 765
Location: Trailer Park Land
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:09 pm 
 

I think mine's pretty self explanatory. (It's named after the biblical seabeast.) The IX was thrown on the there for the fuck of it. I guess I thought it looked cool or something.
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Cinerary
Fuckin' killed a guy

Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:52 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:17 pm 
 

Rituals of Desecration rocks.
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Subrick
Metal freak

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
Posts: 5855
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:17 pm 
 

My full stage name is Prometheus B. Subrick. The Prometheus B. part comes from the old Nickelodeon show Prometheus and Bob. The Subrick part my dad came up with 8 years ago when I needed an online username when we were setting up the then-newly released Mortal Kombat: Deception's online mode. It's a portmanteau of the character Sub-Zero and my real first name.
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Marag
Veteran

Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:55 pm
Posts: 2660
Location: down there where chaos prevails
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:32 pm 
 

Some bullshit name I made up on the spot.

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swayze
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:10 pm
Posts: 306
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:54 pm 
 

Mine has a geeky origin, I think. Back in the day, me and my buddies would meet up every Friday, get drunk and high and rap off the top of our heads for a few hours. It was called Freestyle Friday and eventually became a pretty big event, but I digress. I was really into Wu Tang, and I originally gave myself the name Sunswayze (in wu tang slang, Sun means man and swayze means something along the lines of "disappear into the shadows" (it's derived from the Patrick Swayze movie Ghost, if I recall)). Anyway, after a few months I dropped the Sun and became swayze, which I just think is a cool sounding word. That's the story.

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TheStormIRide
Jesuscop

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:45 pm
Posts: 1030
Location: Altoona, PA
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:06 pm 
 

I've had my user name since the days of AOL Instant Messager. Does anyone even still use that? Anyways, I stole it from Iced Earth's "Blessed Are You". I know had that name on IM during high school, so I've probably had the username since somewhere around 1999 or 2000.

It just so happened that the awesomely badass Abbath used it as a title for his I project. Which makes it an even better username to have.
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By_Inheritance
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Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:38 am
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:19 pm 
 

Mine is simply because By Inheritance is one of my favourite thrash albums, plus I couldn't really think of anything at the time.
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JohnTheDrummer
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat May 12, 2007 2:25 pm
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:25 pm 
 

My name is John... and I am a Drummer :D
Actually, my dad's name is John as well, so when band mates would call my house they would ask for "John.... the drummer", it just kinda stuck.

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Poisonfume
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Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:26 pm
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Location: Greece
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:40 pm 
 

I came up with mine on the spot as a username for an online game almost ten years ago. It means nothing, but it just stuck, and I've been using it for most anonymous memberships ever since.
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Metalfuckingrules
The Ralph Wiggum Monologue

Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:25 pm
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Location: Buried somewhere....
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:47 pm 
 

I created this username out of random actually. It was based off the fact that I find Metal to be awesome.
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Ritual_Suicide
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:39 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:10 pm 
 

Because it sounded metal.
:-D

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Ancient_Sorrow
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:10 pm
Posts: 2215
Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:25 pm 
 

Mine was just a phrase which I liked.

But the buggers in Fen decided to time-travel back five years to 2007 to steal it from me. I quite like Fen though, so I don't feel too inconvenienced.
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rabidmadman
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Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:29 pm
Posts: 531
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:26 pm 
 

I have rabies and I am insane.

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Zelkiiro
Pounding the world with a fish of steel

Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:30 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:37 pm 
 

Picked random letters from a dictionary for a D&D character about 10 years ago.
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Veracs
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Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:56 pm
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:09 pm 
 

this is my name:

Image


Mainly picked because the helmet looks incredible.
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HamburgerBoy
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Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:40 am
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:13 pm 
 

After the mascot of the Honker Burger, because I loved the cartoon, sympathized with Doug's character in that episode, and thought that it adequately described me at the time (a 9 year old male with a love for hamburgers). Started using it on Starcraft Battle.net.

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theposega
Poser Slayer Grindman Arselick Level X

Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:42 pm
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Location: Moon's Spawn
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:44 pm 
 

I put a "the" in front of my last name. Whoosh.
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Metantoine
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Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 pm
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Location: Québec
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:47 pm 
 

I put "met" in front of my first name. Wheesh.
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inhumanist
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:09 pm
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Location: 50 Forts Along the Rhine
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:57 pm 
 

It's the inversion of the word humanist by combining it with the word inhuman. Like a fictional character who idealizes inhumanity.
It's a metal thing.
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The_Beast_in_Black
Metal freak

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:34 am
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Location: Australia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:29 pm 
 

From Judas Priest.
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Necroticism174
Kite String Popper

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:46 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:30 pm 
 

Alternately, the lamest of the X-Men.
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circleofdestruction
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Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:15 am
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:31 pm 
 

Mine's is the name of my zine, which was named after a line in Metallica's "Battery" before Metallica started to suck. ^_^
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Razakel
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Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:35 pm 
 

I can hardly remember, but I'm pretty sure some friends and I tried to put together a black metal band and decided we needed stage names. We decided that the stage names should start with the first letter of our real name so, naturally, I begin researching the names of demons and shit that begin with the letter 'R'. I can't remember how I stumbled upon 'Razakel' but to this day I think it's a pretty cool sounding username.

And hey, apparently someone else had the same idea: http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Razakel/159959

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PhilosophicalFrog
The Hypercube

Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 7:08 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:38 pm 
 

was a huge Chrono Trigger Fan, liked Frog a lot....and well...ehh. I am not the biggest fan of my name all these years later, but 'Frog' is good and I'm used to people referring to me as that.
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Crick
Despised by 17 Corners of the Universe

Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:11 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:00 pm 
 

Veracs wrote:
this is my name:

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Mainly picked because the helmet looks incredible.


I find it interesting that you chose your name for the look of a set that has actually been graphically overhauled for months, but do not actually have a picture of how it looks now. :D
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Thashierthanthou
Not Semi-Witty Enough for his Own Title

Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:04 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:02 pm 
 

I was banned for being dumb and didn't feel like coming up with a unique name for my new account, was listening to Metallica's Holier Than Thou, replaced Holier with Thrashier since I like thrash, but forgot to put the r in, and thus the legend was born.

Fuck, that Razakel guy has huge arms.
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Metantoine
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Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 pm
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Location: Québec
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:06 pm 
 

Razakel wrote:
I can hardly remember, but I'm pretty sure some friends and I tried to put together a black metal band and decided we needed stage names. We decided that the stage names should start with the first letter of our real name so, naturally, I begin researching the names of demons and shit that begin with the letter 'R'. I can't remember how I stumbled upon 'Razakel' but to this day I think it's a pretty cool sounding username.

And hey, apparently someone else had the same idea: http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Razakel/159959

I prefer your real name, SAY WHAT!

Also, to all users with numbers (or typos) in your nick, you suck.
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IntoNevermore
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Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:31 pm
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Location: Venezuela
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:09 pm 
 

Mine is from the time I was really into Nevermore (Haha!) pretty simple, still love that band. :-P
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Aurone
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Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:17 pm
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:10 pm 
 

Got mine from one of my favorite Final Fantasy characters.

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Necroticism174
Kite String Popper

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:46 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:12 pm 
 

Screw you, Metantoine.
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DullMetalJacket
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:20 am
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:14 pm 
 

I made mine to troll metalheads, because I find over done patch jackets to look rather dull, and I know metalheads love their patch jackets. It also represents peace, hence the bullet being dull, and I know metalheads hate peace!

Just kidding. I made a typo, and decided to keep it. Kill me, Metantoine. Lol. It's sort of a pseudo-play-on-words for one of my favorite movies, Full Metal Jacket, due to my sloppy fingers flopping around on the keyboard.

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Metantoine
The XVI, dominar to over 258714 subjects

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 pm
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Location: Québec
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:27 pm 
 

Nah, you're safe, your username is cool. Necro, you are not.
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ScratchMyBack
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Joined: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:04 am
Posts: 1077
Location: Malaysia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:37 pm 
 

I was literally Scratching My Back when I signed up. =( I'm the equivalent of the guy who names their kid Superman The Boss or something. =(

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OzzyApu
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:11 am
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Location: Seattle, United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:52 pm 
 

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AIM in 2001: Couldn't think of a name, so a friend used "Ozzy" (shorter nickname of my first name, Osman) and slapped "Apu" at the end, even though I don't watch The Simpsons (though I know who Apu is). He told me to use that and I've pretty much stuck with the name for most of my accounts.

At the time I wasn't a metalfan at all and hated it when people asked me if I liked Ozzy or Black Sabbath. Now, however, I love Sabbath and I like most of what Ozzy's done up to No More Tears.

I still don't watch The Simpsons and I couldn't care less about that Apu character.
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Snowgrave
Under The Plaintive Sky

Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:31 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:58 pm 
 

I don't know, it sounded cool at the time, I guess.
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soul_schizm
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Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:55 am
Posts: 659
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:03 pm 
 

My soul...is in a state of schizm....

That is all :)


No seriously, it sounded cool so I used it. A friend agreed and with that peer group confirmation, it became my online name. Nothing more to it than that. Although, since then others have commented that it sounds stupid. To hell with them! I'm keeping it.

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