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clockwork creation
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« Reply #275 on: November 19, 2008, 10:33:18 pm »

clockwork creation ... i just think it has such a lovely ring to it Smiley besides it sure as hell beats my real not so steamy name samuel taylor
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« Reply #276 on: November 19, 2008, 10:46:32 pm »

Not so steamy? I beg to differ Tongue.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Taylor_Coleridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_adams
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Taylor_(Thames_Ironworks_F.C._founder)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_(surname)

I actually think the name Samuel Taylor has a rather steamy twang to it.
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living_soul12066
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« Reply #277 on: November 19, 2008, 10:47:47 pm »

Sadly, I really do wish I could change my username on this site. It's not really applicable to my steampunk character...

This requires a bit of a story. When I was in 8th grade (junior high), I was introduced to this wonderful place most call the Internet. My friend who introduced me to it went by "Silver11016" and still does in many places. I also required a username, so I picked "Neko12066" because I like cats, I like the Japanese language, and.. random number. The "12066" has stuck on to most of my usernames. Anyways, about a year ago, I decided to stop making a different name for every site (I am lexichu12066 and living_soul12066 on Yahoo, GIRS-taco-lady on deviantArt, akuma_divine on LJ, and Jenny Colt on GaiaOnline), and came up with "living_soul12066" on the spot. I sometimes use "livingsoul12066" because some forums detest underscores.

So I found this place right after last year's San Diego Comic Con, and entered my default name by well... default. AKA Before I saw the kinds of names steampunks actually use on this forum. Could I go back and change it, it'd be Lady Pirate Anita, because that's who I am.

~Lady Pirate Anita

P.S. I do not believe in changing accounts simply to change your name. That's just idiotic.
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Marrock
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« Reply #278 on: November 19, 2008, 10:54:26 pm »

PM a mod and see if they can help, sometimes, on very rare occasions, if you can grovel accordingly, they'll make the necessary adjustments to one's account for a different username.
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Miss Honey Bare
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« Reply #279 on: November 20, 2008, 02:32:56 pm »

My name isn't very 'steamy' in the steampunk sense, but it's my burlesque performing/pin-up name.
I go by the same name on all forums  Smiley
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karoshi
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« Reply #280 on: November 20, 2008, 03:02:41 pm »

wiki link for Karoshi

Originally started out as the Name of my Enchanter character in Everquest.. it was fairly fitting as the class specialised in crowd-control, meaning that you spent the most time a single screwup away from death Smiley

Also used Karoshi as the name for my Rogue characters in World of Warcraft, and as my forum name anywhere i've signed up to in the last three years or so

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Thipp
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« Reply #281 on: November 23, 2008, 01:38:41 am »

I was playing a text based MMO some 12 years ago or so and I needed a character name that met certain criteria. I was bored and my first few names had been rejected so I hit four keys at random T H P I. I changed it to Thip and went with it. Unfortunately the class I had chosen was not to my style so I made a new character and just added a second P resulting in Thipp.

It has been my nickname since, many people only know me by it. When I run my blackpowder rifle range at a boy scout camp during my summers I go by Thipp exclusively. About half of the documents I sign use it as well, several of my bills come to me by that name. I tried to fight my parents insistence that I be confirmed (a catholic thing), part of the ceremony involves taking a saints name as your new middle name. I lied and made up a saint Thipp and was subsequently confirmed in his holy name. It is also my Viking name in the SCA; Thipp Hrafnsson.
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« Reply #282 on: November 23, 2008, 05:27:18 pm »

Several years ago, I began traversing the internet. At that time, I was young and reading Dante's Inferno, so I came up with a name that "sounded cool". It has proven to be a fairly unique name, so I have used it and its variants (dantestorment, dantes torment, dantes_torment, dantes-torment) as my defaults since.
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« Reply #283 on: November 23, 2008, 06:52:52 pm »

To find out, just do an internet search for mine. It will be easier that way.
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« Reply #284 on: November 23, 2008, 08:07:53 pm »

I've been using this name for about ten years now. It's basically a "latinisation" of my real name, Nils. Also a common variant of Nils as a nickname here in Denmark is "niller".

And it happens to be fairly adaptable to most settings Smiley

Before that, I used Voondoon for a bit, a planet from Douglas Adams Hitchikers Guide.
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Mercurielle
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« Reply #285 on: November 24, 2008, 05:31:28 pm »

Mercurielle = mercurial, but a bit more feminine and vaguely French-ified.  Or mercurial + mademoiselle, if you prefer.  Wink
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« Reply #286 on: November 24, 2008, 06:55:46 pm »

A tribute to my dearly departed grandfather, who was a stationary engineer, worked on boilers, and rode the rails across Canada Three times during the 30's. His last name was Christo (mine is not.) He always said that if he had a son he'd name him Monty. Fortunatly he had two daughters.
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« Reply #287 on: November 24, 2008, 07:16:53 pm »

A tribute to my dearly departed grandfather, who was a stationary engineer, worked on boilers, and rode the rails across Canada Three times during the 30's. His last name was Christo (mine is not.) He always said that if he had a son he'd name him Monty. Fortunatly he had two daughters.

What an excellent backstory.  It seems you share his sense of humour?
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« Reply #288 on: November 24, 2008, 07:40:58 pm »

I try.
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Pheobsky
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« Reply #289 on: May 26, 2009, 03:24:14 pm »

Earlier I realised that I respond to 'Pheobsky' as easily as I respond to my own name, this was after having spoken to my brother and he used it jokingly, and I didn't particularly notice untill afterwards.... Anyway I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
Also on a related subject I had a coversation with a friend who moderates on another forum and we ended up talking about the phenomena of knowing someone by their online name and not knowing their real one.

Does anyone else find it well...odd?

Your thoughts!
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« Reply #290 on: May 26, 2009, 03:27:51 pm »

I am MORE likely to respond to someone yelling Lilibat than my given name.
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« Reply #291 on: May 26, 2009, 03:47:54 pm »

One of the reasons I use my given name (sorta) is to prevent future confusion on my part....
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Honeythorn
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How unfortunate...


« Reply #292 on: May 26, 2009, 03:57:26 pm »

I have responded to Honeythorn, but that's only happened once. The person shouting didn't know my real name so they had no option  Cheesy

I'll respond to Honeythorn or Claire, I don't mind either way.
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MechanicalMouse
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« Reply #293 on: May 26, 2009, 04:18:19 pm »

Its been a long time since I've used my Birth name. When I move to Nottingham, I took the name of my Roleplaying character "Vincent", and it stuck.

Though I find it odd when I have to talk to an eBay/freecycle user on the phone and say its Mainframe Mouse.
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« Reply #294 on: May 26, 2009, 04:25:32 pm »

Actually, I find that I've gone through so many nicknames over the years, that almost every name sounds like one of mine. Most people don't bother to address me with a name anymore...

Yours,
Messr. Delaney
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« Reply #295 on: May 26, 2009, 04:27:31 pm »

Some names do seem to "stick" I changed monikers on a forum but everyone still calls me by the old one and very few by my real name even though they know it
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« Reply #296 on: May 26, 2009, 05:12:10 pm »

Well, for personal and security (job security, that is) reasons, I don't use my given name on line.  I don't make it hard to find out, nor keep it a deep dark secret; it is just my paranoid nature.  I can foresee a time when some of the posts I make, or have made in the past, might come back to haunt me "IRL"; so this way the posts are not quite so closely tied to my "real" name.

The name I use is from my Great-Great-Grandfather; it is a fairly rare name.  It still shocked me to the core when I read of the death of a real "Captain Lyerly" - a Reservist who must have been a distant cousin went down in a chopper crash near Baghdad.  Deeply moving, and I had an internal debate as to whether I should continue using the nick.

But yes, it is occasionally odd to be addressed as such, though it is getting less so.



Cheers!

Charles.
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« Reply #297 on: May 26, 2009, 05:25:34 pm »

This the first forum I have joined as an "alter ego", in fact I only go on a couple of other fora, for sound engineering (SOS and Cubase). So it is very strange. My real surname is so obviously steamy that I felt it would have been over-used already, so worked out a suitable moniker. As I understand it, fitz is the bastard son of a monarch, which in deference to my engineering past, I chose to be "iron". Having Scottish roots, I looked up Irons in the clan lists to find that the family have no clan and so wear a tartan of the district, which is, Angus. People have called me Mr.Fitziron, Angus, but not ffitz yet, which I sometimes sign. As Angus, I have my own e-mail account and currently get discount offers from a nearby hostelry. I am quite getting to like him, unfortunately I haven't found a way where he and I can share the 2 meals for the price of one offer...... I have not yet any of you in "real" life yet, but I hope to be Angus to you nevertheless.
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How unfortunate...


« Reply #298 on: May 26, 2009, 05:30:51 pm »

I know I'll be Honeythorn till my dying day as I am tattooed on the neck,  pictorially with a bee and a thorny blue rose.  I felt the actual word would look...crap. I want some honeycomb around the bee to sort of emphasise the point, and possibly some more leaves and thorns for the rose.
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« Reply #299 on: May 26, 2009, 05:45:27 pm »

My wife and I used to play EverQuest together, and at some point she was on the phone with her mother and referred to me by my character's name in the video game.  Her mother asked her, "who?" and it took her a while to realize what she'd done.

I don't really find it odd that people would know me by different names.  Everyone who has cause to consider you considers you differently.  Essentially, you're not the same person to any two people.  If you really think about that, give yourself time to imagine who you are to people who know you in different capacities, whose understandings of you are shaped from different points of reference and by different experiences, and with different sets of perceptual and conceptual tools, is it really all that strange for them to use different sets of markings to label you?
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