How and Why Did You Choose Your Username?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by OnceUponaTime, May 5, 2019.

    1. OnceUponaTime
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      I'm curious... I know a lot were chosen because of tinnitus... mine was.
      Once Upon a Time I lived happily without tinnitus...

      Hopefully one day will change to...
      Once upon a time I HAD tinnitus. Not anymore!

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    2. Greg Sacramento

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      @OnceUponaTime

      Once Upon A Time is so Life, but I hope that you will be able to add I HAD tinnitus.
      You have such a kind and caring heart. You give others content with wishes.
       
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    3. emmalee
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      Hi, Once. Did you ever watch the TV show Once Upon a Time? I think about it every time I see your name pop up on the forum. I never missed an episode, it was a good show, so entertaining.

      emmalee was the name of my very beloved cat, she was with me during one the hardest times in my life. I made it through that time. It seemed very appropriate to use the name when I signed up as a member here on TT.
       
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    4. AUTHOR
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      OnceUponaTime
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      Of course I did! One of my favorites!!! :)
      Ha... I thought you were going to say you chooses Emma because of the show...lol

      Lovely memory Emmalee.
       
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    5. emmalee
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      Oh wow! I never even thought of that. It was meant to be then. How strange.
       
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    6. AUTHOR
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      OnceUponaTime
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      Awww thank you Greg. :huganimation:
      This morning I just had to let all my frustrations out with a good alone cry before everyone got up... My screename always reminds me of how it used to be and what I wish for...

      I shake it off...
      I just put on my cute jeans and pretty smile and start my day.
      No one needs to know... (but you guys here... who bear with me...lol):p:ROFL:
      One day at a time...the struggle is real.
      We must keep going... life is still precious.

      Once
       
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    7. Ajaans
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      Ajaans Member

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      It's a tag I've been using for years for gaming. It's my username on the PlayStation network too.
       
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    8. AUTHOR
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      OnceUponaTime
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      It was!!!

      I am the evil queen...lol, Regina Mills!!!
      What a great actress!
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    9. emmalee
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      You actually resemble her, Once. In a good way, of course. The character of Emma was my favorite, a true fighter and survivor.
       
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    10. AUTHOR
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      :eek: That woman is gorgeous! I'm flattered!... lol..
      I gotta get my eyebrows looking that striking... bahahaha :ROFL:

      And my heart is not black!!!!!!! lol
       
    11. emmalee
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      No, it most certainly is not. No way, No how. :huganimation:

      In the end Regina turned out to be on the side of good, not evil. I miss the show. 'Lost' was a good show, too.
       
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    12. AUTHOR
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      OnceUponaTime
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      Yes, she did! Was perfect chick flick...lol... @Jcb would agree if he was here. :(. I miss him.

      I never watched Lost! :eek: Am I missing something??
       
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    13. Tanni
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      My first name is kind of unusual and I didn't want anyone to recognise me (I know, what are the chances lol) so I changed one of the letters to a random letter. Sort of wish I had chosen something else now - it reminds me of 'tinny', which is a bit close to the bone with Tinnitus! :)
       
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    14. AUTHOR
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      Trying to figure out your name now...lol

      Wondering if we could change our screennames now that you mentioned that...at least once.
       
    15. Lilah
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      First name is unusual, so used my middle name.
       
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    16. Ed209

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      When I first joined up I didn’t give any real consideration to my avatar as I was mega distressed. Basically, I named myself after the killing machine in Robocop: ED-209.

      We both shared the same name and we both had a processing error that led to some pretty dire consequences, and not to mention the loud noise (when it’s guns go off). I didn’t give it this much thought at the time, but on a subconscious level, I guess this is what made me pick it.

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      Sorry that it’s nothing more poetic :p
       
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    17. GSC
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      GSC = GOLD SILVER CRYSTAL. AKA THE POKEMON GAMES FOR THE GAMEBOY.
       
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      Interesting Ed! Now when I think of you I'll see that scary robot...bahahaha:eek: :ROFL:
      Please dont chase me!...hahaha... You are loud!

      Gotto go see Robocop now....lol
       
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      @Lilah … that's my beautiful Mom's name.
       
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    20. AUTHOR
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      I know nothing about Pokémon...:eek::p:ROFL:
       
    21. SugarMagnolia
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    22. Agrajag364

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      Because of a childhood obsession with the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
       
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    23. Tanni
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      Tanni Member Benefactor

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      Ah, memories! :cat:
       
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    24. GSC
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      Pokemon is the ish.

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    25. Tanni
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      Tanni Member Benefactor

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      ???
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    26. Strife_84
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      Mixing music for long hours and too loud I guess.
      It's from a video game character from Final Fantasy 7, Cloud Strife.

      I've used this user name since late 90s in certain places. But the character in my avatar is from street fighter game.
       
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    27. Jazzer

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      I obviously use the name ‘Jazzer’ because ever since picking up a cornet at ten years of age I knew that I wanted to be a musician.

      Then at about fifteen I heard the majestic phrases of Louis Armstrong, and knew that it was the only music that would give me the freedom to express my melodic ideas.
      In 2014 I experienced a devastating acoustic trauma, I went to bed just as normal, and woke up in hellish noise, with my music ripped out of my heart, never to come back.
      I still have the heart and mind of a jazz musician, but my ears are wrecked.
      My job is to accept it, and make ‘something’ of the rest of my life.
       
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    28. Tanni
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      Tanni Member Benefactor

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      Unfortunately we can't, they advise that when you first choose your name. Problem is that when we first sign up we're in such a bad place, we just put in any old rubbish and regret it later! :D
       
    29. Ed209

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      What would you choose if you had another chance, Tanni, and I promise any time I see you post in future I will imagine that name instead :D
       
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    30. Ed209

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      It’s real crap to have music stolen in this way.
       
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