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Legacy_Frith5

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What's in a name?
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2015, 02:26:36 am »


               

JFK - Jay Eff Kay - My initials. I am a former President of the US, living on after my death was faked . . . er, wait that's not true. Would you believe, my mom liked Kennedy (yeah, I'm that old)? My other oft used forum name:


Frith - Frith - Well, Frith is a character in a short story I wrote more than twenty years ago. I used the name in MUDs after that, and only later realized Frith is also the name of the rabbits god in Watership Down. '<img'>


               
               

               
            

Legacy_Geth Supremacy

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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2015, 02:27:59 am »


               

How bored were you guys?



               
               

               
            

Legacy_Verilazic

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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2015, 07:55:17 pm »


               

I have two I've used for almost everything I've done online: Verilazic, and Jadyn


 


1. How do you pronounce your Profile Name?


Verilazic = vair-ill-ah-zic


Jadyn = jay-din

 

2. What are the origins of your Profile Name?


Verilazic came out of a need to think of a decent name that was one word and that I couldn't find anywhere else on the internet. It's worked pretty well so far. The fact that when you remove the "c" it becomes "veri-lazi" was actually a complete coincidence, believe it or not.


Jadyn... I'm not sure about the origin. It was just the name I picked for an alternate character I built back when I was playing WoW. I gained a certain level of notoriety in a certain sub-community there, so it stuck.


 


3. Does you nickname have a nickname? If so, what?


I've been called Veril, Veri, Ver, and V. Also Jad, Jay, and J. Or Jadyene, or other variations.


 


4. Is there anything else you want people to know about your Profile Name?


I'm pretty attached to both names, but they now also denote slightly different personae as well as different characters when used in a game.



               
               

               
            

Legacy_Jfoxtail

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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2015, 09:15:25 pm »


               

Alas I feel ancient but I recognize some friends and fun.


 


1 How do you pronounce your Profile Name?


 


JFoxtail 


 


Jay - Foxtail


 

2. What are the origins of your Profile Name?


 


J is the first letter of my true first name.


 


foxtail is a  spikelet cluster of a grass, that serves to disperse its seeds especially Hordeum jubatum (Foxtail Barley)


 


Mmmm I love what is distilled with Barley spikelets... (beer and whisky generally) 


 


3. Does you nickname have a nickname? If so, what?


 


Call Alcoholics Anonymous ? No not really. I just had a father in the (beer) brewing business and learned random brewing things.


 


 


4. Is there anything else you want people to know about your Profile Name?


 


With all due respect to you all of various nations, ethnicity, creed, and situation...


 


Canadian Beer and Whisky rock ; it is the worlds finest  ':wub:'



               
               

               
            

Legacy_boodah83

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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2015, 01:22:52 pm »


               
1. How do you pronounce your Profile Name?

 

/ˈbʊd.ə/ /ˈeɪti/ /θriː/

 

Though some people pronounce it /ˈɪdiət/

 

2. What are the origins of your Profile Name?


 


Boodah is just another name for a recreational substance I like to enjoy once in a while. Furthermore, I actually used to dabble in Buddhism (and am still a vegetarian because of that). I started using boodah as an online name when I studied abroad in China and I felt it was kinda clever back then (probably because of the boodah I was smoking...)


 


83 is just the year I was born in. I think the actual boodah on the bioware forums was me as well, but I forgot the password for that account as well as for the email account I set it up with (probably because of... well, you know where I'm going with this).


 


3. Does you nickname have a nickname? If so, what?


 


Nope.


 


4. Is there anything else you want people to know about your Profile Name?


 


Uhm... legalize it?



               
               

               
            

Legacy_Akrabra

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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2015, 06:44:47 pm »


               

1. How do you pronounce your Profile Name?


 


Not good at this, but it is pronounced Akra-brah, the H sound is important. 


 


2. What are the origins of your Profile Name?


 


It came to me while playing Warcraft 3 Orc campaign, and i used it for my first Wow character. Orc warrior named Akrabra. Since then it has been used for forums, steam, origin accounts etc. Also use it my half-orc character in D&D, Neverwinter Nights etc. It is like a second identity, and some friends called me Akrabro, yeah its lame, but i like it. 


 


3. Does your nickname have a nickname? If so, what? ''


 


Not really,


 


4. Is there anything else you want people to know about your Profile Name?


 


It is unique, or was atleast. 


               
               

               
            

Legacy_kalbaern

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« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2015, 10:09:13 pm »


               

Back in the early '80s, and while in the military, I spent some time in Northern Africa. While there, myself and others referred to each often using only our initials or knick-names derived from them. My own were "KAL". There wa actually another person in my group with similar initials, and having been the newest member, changed mine to "Kalbarn", which was part of an inside joke as tired of mostly a vegetarian diet there, I often complained and claimed that "as soon as I get out ... I'm gonna buy me a barn full of cows and pigs and spend the next five years having barbeques".


 


20ish years later, when I was creating my second Bioware Forum profile, after changing Email providers and forgetting my original login *smacks forehead*, it came to me to use "Kalbarn" after several other logins were shown as already used. Being a clumsy typist (I have gotten much better this past decade '<img'>), I ended up with "kalbaern" instead. Simply happy that I'd made a login that wasn't yet taken, I kept it that way and have used it as my primary login ever since on most gaming forums.


 


Most of those who know me commonly shorten the name to "Kal".