How did you settle on your username?

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edicehouse

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So how did you pick your user name? What''s the story behind it?

Mine was from years ago, when I first got on AOL. At the time I drank Ice House beer, so it started there. I was unique because for some reason everyone wanted "69" in their username for some reason. So since then most things I register for it is under Edicehouse.
 
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BillyBoy63

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Will you can see mine happened in 1963 the year I was born my real name is William
So on that point my sister thought she would pick on me so she picked a nick name that
I didn't like at that time .But it don't bother me anymore when someone call me by that name.
 

pshrynk

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On the internet of the Old West (Compuserve) I was a part of the science fiction interest group and we had a weekly chat room and the random numbers and letters of my CS assigned username were uninteresting so I changed it. I had been reading Isaac Asimov's autobio and noticed that he called his wife (A PhD clinical psychologist) Pshrink. Since I'm a psychiatrist, I stole the name and modified it to be different from a psychologist. Been pshrynk (lower case) since then.
 

Humongous

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Mine is a nod to the movie "The Road Warrior" (one of my favorites). I'm a big guy and used to lift weights a lot in my younger days, so the guys at work started calling me 'The Great Humongous, Ruler of the wasteland". The rest is history.
 

Dalecamino

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Most people familiar with Nascar can figure out my username. Some think my name is Dale.:cool: I used the photo to help out a little. When I built the '78 El Camino using the decal package from Richard Childress Racing, my nephew deemed it the Dalecamino. The late Dale Earnhardt drove the #3 race car. Since changing to the new forum, I haven't been able to get the avatar into focus, or sized properly to show the whole car.
 

jeff

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Most people familiar with Nascar can figure out my username. Some think my name is Dale.:cool: I used the photo to help out a little. When I built the '78 El Camino using the decal package from Richard Childress Racing, my nephew deemed it the Dalecamino. The late Dale Earnhardt drove the #3 race car. Since changing to the new forum, I haven't been able to get the avatar into focus, or sized properly to show the whole car.
Hey DALE :p

If you send me a clear photo, I'll see if I can get your avatar improved.
 

jttheclockman

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Mine came from my other hobby. I make and sell scrollsawn items for over 35 years and many projects were clocks of many different styles. I have shown many of them here over the years. But a few of my customers always referred to me as The Clockman whenever they saw me at shows. I also met a few away from the shows and they would say hey you are the Clock Guy from the craft shows. Well I just added my initials in front and thus JTTHECLOCKMAN was born. :)
 

Texas Taco

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My username came up because I had forgotten my original username and had to sign up again.

Old username was Hemibee, named for a red 1969 Dodge Super Bee that had a hemi under the hood that I missed purchasing by just a few minutes. The name was more to kick myself for not purchasing the car when I first saw it.

So I came up with Texas Taco this time for the Taco I drive. I have a Toyota Tacoma (Taco) manufactured in San Antonio. . . Texas Taco
 

Cwalker935

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Purely by chance and a typo. Years ago when trying to come up with an email address and everything using my initial and last name was taken, I got an electronic suggestion for cwalker934. When choosing a username here, I meant to type cwalker934 but my fat finger typed cwalker935.
 

Mortalis

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I am a big Sci Fi fan and was reading a series by RA Salvatore called Demon Wars Saga and one of the books in the series was titled "Mortalis". I just thought it was an awesome user name for a gamer and have used ever since I started gaming approx 20 years ago.
 
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