My story is actually kind of boring. I created my psn name when i was combining two other accounts (one that had dude in it and one that had jellyfish), but dudefish was already taken and i was in a hurry so i added a lot of extra u’s to make sure it was unique.
At the time I had no plans to ever use it for online gaming, so never imagined anyone would have to count how many Us every time they talked to me in Twitch chat! I love how many people do that though😁❤️
Post by platypusmarximus on Aug 17, 2018 14:24:18 GMT
Lol duuuuudefish, that‘s sweet that everyone tries to spell your name correctly
Well, I don‘t know how to explain that properly, but somehow people identify me with a duck or duck-like animal sometimes, irl. Ok that makes no sense 😅
I can look like a duck. Is that better? No...
So there is a very weird connection between me and ducks that a lot of people think is suiting, please don’t ask me why or how. I adopted it cause I think it’s fun. Now I did not choose a duck for my username because we all want to be a tad cooler than we are, right - what‘s cooler than a duck? A freaking Platypus. They have a duck-like beak and otter-like fur and lay eggs and give milk and are strange, like somebody invented them (people actually thought they were a hoax at first). But they aren’t. They are just weird little creatures, swimming round and doing their thing. I liked that. If a duck ever dreamed of something slightly cooler than herself, it would be a Platypus. Since there are 1000 Platypus nicks on the net already, I wanted to add maximus because it rhymes and I thought it would be funny to give such a small creature such a big name, like a roman emperor. Turned out there are lots of platypusmaximus too 😆 After that I just thought let‘s go all the way and make it a socialist platypus. Who could fight better for social justice than an animal that combines the features of so many different species?
Post by -InFiLtRaToR- on Aug 17, 2018 18:09:38 GMT
Mine's also pretty boring, but it was based off of the skin-covered Terminators from said film franchise. I added the alternating caps letters (even though it's a pain to type) and the hyphens just because I think they look cool.
haha platy. thank you for clarifing. i was wondering for some time now, how someone can come up with that name :D mine is literally "nothing". i guess i am not the only one, when in need of another nickname or password you just drop both hands on the keyboard to see what you get? after some tries i had lirewu and liked it a lot. stuck with it every since (aprox over 15 years now). another that i created like that was Rsi Aum :D which i really like too, but dont use often.
Post by aravshetikolava on Aug 22, 2018 8:05:32 GMT
Great name stories! Thank you for sharing!
Some time ago i was really into studying religion, and liked the name Avalokiteshvara because it was sooo much fun to pronounce, lol. When on some site i had to create a name, Avalokiteshvara appeared in my head and seemed like a nice idea. However on most sites this name is already taken, and when i first ran into this problem, i mirrored the name to get Aravshetikolava, and it stayed with me. But this is why i am ava rather than ara, haha
zestful_omyt appeared because i really wanted to have a lowercase ID. I just googled "words starting with z" and zestful seemed like a fun one. omyt is for russian омут - a folk name for a deepest part of a pond or a river bed. Омут has a mystical fleur to it, because its impossible to know what is happening in the deep dark waters. Some russian tales and sayings are about omyts. It's pronounced like "omoot" and now i regret not writing it like this :D
My choice is plain and simple. When I began my gaming carrier , I did not know ANYTHING! I was shocked that I was expected to have a username. All I could think of was the reason for my being in this strange place of gaming at that time in my life was twofold: my son is an indie dev and his studio (along with his friend) is stoicstudio; just stating the facts with 'mom' . Have not had any imagination to create anything else as an alt(s).
Well like some of you mentioned, i feel i have NO imagination when I'm forced to invent passwords or usernames. Additionally, i require something easy enough to remember over a period of time. So my PSN ID is actually a concatenation of Kali (the Hindu goddess of destruction and rebirth), the first 3 letters of my name, and the town in which i live. Amazingly, it was unique and BONUS...i can remember it!
It's funny to me though that many ppl find the entire name confusing to pronounce, so we shorten it to kali (which would actually be pronounced like "collie", rather than cali, lol). Ava, I'm sure you know this experience! 😆
As a side note, i am not Hindu, but i respect the attributes of Kali, and under the right circumstances, can turn blue, grow arms, and destroy things!