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Yakumo
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Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Posted:I've been using Yakumo for games, and online since I was 15, so.. lets just say over 10 years now wink



I never really particularly liked or felt attached to the nicknames I'd been called by others at school etc.



I'd felt at the time, it's not the nick that counts, it's what you make of it, choose something you like, and make it yours.



I chose Yakumo on a whim, I needed something, and didn't want to use my real name to play a game, I quite liked it and liked the character I took it from, it was years later I found out it's true meaning (eight clouds) which I also liked, but don't really feel it represents me any more. I really beleive in 'make it yours' but right now I guess I feel it's a little out of place, for the first time I feel perhaps it's not right for me, and where I'm going (wherever that may be..) and maybe I should try something a little different, I still sometimes attach 'unr' (from my old quake2/3 clan) to the end of it if 'Yakumo' is an unavailable choice, or if something requires a surname, but that is really a life I've long left behind now.



<edit: ok, much as I'd like to deny it sometimes that whim was largely based on 'Yakumo' from an anime called 3x3eyes, I liked the character, though I wish he'd opened his eyes, he made me laugh, and kept dying in stupid ways and respawning so seemed very apt for the game I was about to play with my friends (doom or Quake 1 I forget), I also liked how protective he was of Pai, I feel that way about those I care for too>



So that brings us to this topic, how did you chose your nick, how long have you used it? have you/do you change it? are you happy with it still? do you feel it represents you?



And to make more of a conversation of it,or if you don't want to talk about yourself, please comment if you can on how you feel about the nicks of other posters in this thread, (or any other HoP'er) and how well you feel their nick represents them smile




maybe I just feel I need a real, complete fresh start, bundled in with thoughts of maybe finally leaving where I've lived for 7 years. But with Spinners is where I want to stay smile

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Yakumo
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Yakumo

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Posted:hmm, does make me wonder why not "Ryn" though? smile

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Total posts: 1643
Posted:it's french for no.... smile

...but that's not the reason... my real name's RhianNOn... go figure biggrin

but it's fun, because not everyone gets that even when they find out my real name, partly because to half the world i'm known as Rhi, but to the half that have known since i was minute, i have been Non... or nonny... or nonagon... or some variation thereupon...


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if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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Yakumo
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Yakumo

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Posted:I met you briefly in gwythian, and used to live with a rhianon so it made sense to me smile

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rin_666
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rin_666

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Location: cambridge, United Kingdom

Total posts: 223
Posted: Written by: Yakumo


hmm, does make me wonder why not "Ryn" though? smile



Well I thought that to until people who had only seen it written down called me "rhine" that's when I started spelling it Rin :P


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poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Total posts: 1590
Posted:All my nicknames are:
Andy-what i call myself anyway
morris-my last name
mozzar-taken from my last name
mozzy-don't ask me why my science teacher decided to call me that
short guy-because that's what I am
bouncebounce
I like all of them biggrin


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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

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Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

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Posted:I chose yoni because it works well as a nickname, and also is my middlename. And someone had taken Max. Although have come to learn that there are many many ways to mispronounce it and confuse me :P

yakumo: personaly I always think of you as fraser which seems to suit you well, and when I do think of your display name I think it's yakumono as I seem to have trouble reading names I don't know and then having what I read stick in my mind.


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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:Well, my original logon name was AngelPhoenix: Not out of any real previous use, but because I thought it sounded cool and fiery. But then, after a month or so of lurking, I decided it was a bit pretentious and reverted to LazyAngel. I'd been playing with that name since I was living in Angel Islington and considered myself to be a bit of a slacker. I enjoy making 'tag' versions of peoples names when a bit toasted, I can sometimes get really into it! Anyway, hence my avatar (which I've had for years, made it a year or two before I joined HoP)

And I haven't really been bothered to change much since: sig and title go through the odd metamorphoses but thats it! Although I have been accused of not being slack enough, but see my sig for my objections to changing my name..


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87wt2gxq7

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Posted:awww... I dunno about lazy, but Guy is definitely an angel for his generosity and unrelenting friendliness and fantastic hugs.

(hmm, I'm not actually sure if those actually qualifies him to be included among the ranks as supernatural messengers of god, theologic'ly speakin, but he's a lovely chap anyway wink )

I wanna hear how the equally lovely Winged Avenger chose her name!


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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

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Posted:He's been an angel for me ubblove

And so has his missus ubblove


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Moloch
SILVER Member since Dec 2006

Moloch

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Location: Colorado, USA

Total posts: 47
Posted:My name is Moloch, out here you get a name "christened" unto you, as a raver name, my friend and I are both in to ginsberg's poetry and he called me Moloch, and i thought whjy not, i'll take it, most my firends have raver names, averyone has a story behind it, good times in colorado wink

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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 1848
Posted:87wt2gxq7: can i call you paste? it's so much easier than control v....

i always pronounced seye as si... or rather sigh, and not see, is that right? like... short for simon...

and i always pronounced yoni as yo-nee is that right or is it more of a younee? or yohnee?


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87wt2gxq7

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Posted: Written by: FoxInDocs


87wt2gxq7: can i call you paste? it's so much easier than control v....




Haha! If you must! Although I'd prefer 'Jon' wink


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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted: Written by: FoxInDocs

i always pronounced seye as si... or rather sigh, and not see, is that right? like... short for simon...


Yup thats it smile

I am one the million or so Simon's in the uk wink


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yoni
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yoni

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Posted:well I've always pronounced it as yohnee :P

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

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faith enfire
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faith enfire

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Location: Wisconsin, USA

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Posted:been called cat-cause i scratched a lot when i was younger
dupa-derogatory term of endearment (polish)
beccaa cause i like the name better than mary
mary mary, because my mother and grandmother were marys too
mother theresa or mother mary because i try and help everyone as much as i can when possible
faith because i have no fear voicing religion
in fire because ex's street name was phoenix and of course there is the hope of fire poi once i get up my courage


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LazyAngel
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LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK

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Posted:Jon and Rouge: awww.... thanks guys! biggrin hug

I'll let Karen explain hers (in case I make a mistake) but I believe it has something to do with her Avengers obsession (and yes I do mean obsession) wink


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

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The Tea Fairy
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The Tea Fairy

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Posted:I was named the tea fairy by my friend Helen, who is now in China. I went to uni and worked with her and she called me the tea fairy because I make so many cups of tea, for myself and everyone else who's around when I happen to be making tea. I tend to get taken advantage of a little for it when I'm at work, but it doesn't feel right when I ask someone if they want a cuppa and they say no.

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Kathain_Bowen

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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:Kathain Bowen:
Because I needed a faux-name to ward against ren fest patron-stalkers (I was a rennie- and got stalkers). I needed something that, should a friend call me by my real name (*Kat), it wouldn't look weird.

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair:
My brother and I share a mutual friend and go to clubs with her. She loves it when I put yarn-y extensions in my hair and calls me this.

Pyro Slinky:
The same friend decided I needed a new name, something involving the word "slinky" on one drunken outing to the club.

Fire Fox:
Another friend is a Fire Fox browser lover. He likes my red hair (*even if it is fakely red) and my fox tail.... so... in his eyes.... I guess it just fit.

Kat (k@):
My real name is too formal (Kathryn). That, and I'm named after someone who's legacy I can't live up to. Not ever. So I decided not to bother and kept this name when my friend Bree decided in our freshman year of high school to dub me Kat. When I became a senior, the previous "K@" passed the title to me.


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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Pele: Contrary to popular belief it is not after the soccer player or the goddess. My friend grew up on Martinique at the base of Mt. Pele. The volcanoe tends to rumble but not really blow it's top, much like my temper (according to her) so she nicknamed me that long before I got into fire.
When I got into fire performing, it seemed appropriate and since has spanned all forms of my performing.

Lynnie: My real name is Starlynne. Most of my friends and many of my family call me Lynnie...and I *love* it. It is very me.

One of my friends calls me Sunshine. He says I brighten everyday. It's very sweet of him. Whether or not it's true...I'm not stopping him! lol

My dad calls me Angel. It used to be Pooh because when I was really little I didn't say my "L's" well and so when I said my name I called myself "Winnie" so he and all of his friends called me Pooh from that. I asked my mom to stop him when I was 11. From then he called me "Ugly" and so did his friends. Not a nice nickname, btw. In recent years, now that our hatchetts have been buried he's been calling me Angel.

I've been called alot of names (some by HoPpers at times! lol) and generally I answer to them all, however if I am not performing, in person I do prefer Lynnie but Pele will do just fine as well.

As for some of other names here on HoP, quite honestly, I don't know a tonne of the newer people to comment. But I can comment on the ones I know.

UCOF...I love the humor of it changing. That whole aspect seems to fit him very much.

NYC...OMG yes does this fit him! If I think of many of the NYC stereotypes I know of, he definately slides into several of them ubblol

Rouge Dragon...from speaking to her a bit off HoP, I can see that blush happening. wink I also thing she exibits the qualities that I think compose a dragon..strength, wisdom, honour.

Flash Fire...heck yeah! She blazes in and out...in person and in life.

Kombi Guy...if only you knew how accurate that name is! lol

Doc Lightning... You know, Doc, obviously fits but I've never felt the Lightning part as fitting for him. Lightning to me is not just something stunning to look at and electrifying, which he is, but it is harsh, quick and destructive...which is definately *not* Mike. *shrug*


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 1848
Posted:aw, your's is a nice story too Pele. smile

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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tillymoo

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Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 107
Posted:tillymoo was a nickname given to me by a friend i worked with at woodford. he added moo to quite a lot of things, but this one kinda stuck. it is also my email address, and it's amazing how many people sometimes call me it - really random people like my trainer at work or mum's friends. but i don't mind - it's always done affectionatly.
tilly is the name i go by and it people seem very inclined to make nicknames out of it. i've had: tillymonster, tilly-biccie, tilly teapot, tils mils magills, da tillinator, tilla gorilla, tilla the spiller and many more i can't think of.
the irony is, tilly is already a nickname for matilda. being called matilda in australia is pretty harsh - i get "as in Waltzing?" quite a bit (for those not in oz, Waltzing Matilda is a Banjo Patterson poen/song which many regard as our unofficial anthem - odd seeing as though it is about a swagman stealing a sheep then drowning himself in the river when the police come to arrest him - dunno what that says about our national identity)


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(Refering to 87wt2gxq7)

Thats why people call you Control V which I find hilarious. Doesn't the name "Control V" indicate to you that people need a meaningful name to remember?



on a mac that would be *apple symbol* V!


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Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:Drudwyn: Well, I found the furry subculture in the mid to late 90s, and chose my "fursona" *shudders* as something that was me. Something that reflected my personality and my outlook on life. So naturally I chose a dog, a mongrel to be exact (if that makes any sense). The name is taken from the Mabinogion, a dog that aided Arthur in his tasks, and me being me, a sucker for heroics, it became my online handle then. 10 years later, here I am, still the same old dog (learning new tricks biggrin), and the name has stuck.

Disco: During freshers week at uni, I partied hard, drunk lots, and danced my arse off. After a 6 hour rave at the Nexus, the guys who I lived with gave me the name Disco Dan, and now everyone knows me as that.


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Yakumo
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Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Posted:awesome, that's two comments on that nick that amused me, I'm going to combine them...

87wt2gxq7, I re-dub thee "Apple Paste" ubbrollsmile ubblol hug

now lets see if I can get away with re-naming two people in one week :cheesy grin:


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FoxInDocs
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FoxInDocs

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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

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Posted:hehe i like it 87wt2gxq7 pron. applepaste

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Thanks FoxinDocs! hug

 Written by: Yakumo


awesome, that's two comments on that nick that amused me, I'm going to combine them...

87wt2gxq7, I re-dub thee "Apple Paste" ubbrollsmile ubblol hug

now lets see if I can get away with re-naming two people in one week :cheesy grin:



It's like..when applesauce goes bad! ubblol
It's awesome!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Yakumo
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Yakumo

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Posted:ooo, nooo, I was definitely thinking of apple sauce, nothing bad or gone off ...

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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted: Written by: Pele

Rouge Dragon...from speaking to her a bit off HoP, I can see that blush happening. wink I also thing she exibits the qualities that I think compose a dragon..strength, wisdom, honour.



*je rougis* redface

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i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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87wt2gxq7

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Location: Birmingham

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Posted:I hate you all angry





( wink )


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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:That's a pity, cos I love you ubblove

hug

ubbrollsmile


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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87wt2gxq7

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Location: Birmingham

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Posted:awww-hawhawwwww!!

*melts*

ubblove hug


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