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How did you come up with your avatar/forum name and most pathetic in-game name you used?

CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,813
edited January 2019 in The Pub at MMORPG.COM
Mine is Cryomatrix. 

When I first started playing online games way back in the day. I thought of something cool and I was working in a biological research lab with cryo freezers and I combined two words that I thought sounded cool.

Cryo + Matrix

I have a feeling some people think my name is Cry + O + Matrix but it's Cryo + Matrix. I'll look it up on google.

 (((Stupid website named the link wrong . . . for their product))) . . .  I just contacted the company and told them that their link was wrong . . . hahaha

My in-game name in PoE is a play on my kid's name with an underscore and then something about the build. I do this so my guild knows its me. 

Most Pathetic In-game name:
In EVE, my combat guy had a pathetic name . . . "Chancellor Doom"
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  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Member EpicPosts: 4,602
    I have been in the navy and a sailor.  I am also a huge Jimmy Buffett fan and a fan of island music in general.  So parrot because who doesn't love them and ph is for parrot head in the pholk part.

    As for ingame name I am embarrassed to say it was likely Mein Groberschwanz
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,574
    Random name generator gave me Arterius and I have been using it ever since in every game I play that lets me name my characters. If the game lets me pick a first in last name like FFXIV than I use it as my last name. In my head canon it was always a last name anyway. The first name changes depending on the MMO or game though and if I am playing as a male or female.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,978
    I am blue and a turtle. Also 13 is the day I was born and my favorite number. 
    blueturtle is also the lamest name I have used in a game. I use it in nearly every single game I play. >_>

    거북이는 목을 내밀 때 안 움직입니다

  • laxielaxie Member RarePosts: 1,052
    I was making my account just as I arrived at Los Angeles airport for holidays.
  • VesaviusVesavius Member RarePosts: 7,905
    Vesavius was my AD&D 1e paladin, the same paladin that was the last man standing and succeeded in putting down Strahd mere HPs from his own death. He then got involved with Vecna. It wasn't pretty.

    But, yeah, the name has been used since, even though that campaign is long dead.
  • Quizar1973Quizar1973 Member UncommonPosts: 245
    My name came from an old D&D Wizard Character i played years ago......And my most pathetic name i beilive was GankNSpank.....LOL
    No one shall Rent space in my head!!!!!  B)
  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,388
    edited January 2019
    It's one of my Elvish characters I use, ofc. Also, kinda a spin on my real name(I swear it, I did NOT want to create a Druchii name lol ; look up the meaning of gor- like in Gorgoroth).

    As for pathetic in game names, mostly not. But I can go overboard with trying to stick to racial naming policies. So I create either boring(read: classical) or weird(my names always have a meaning even if they sound mighty odd - Twi'lek / Sith / Zabrak / Klingon etc) names with a meaning. But bad / embarassing? Nah, I wouldn't say so.
  • PalebanePalebane Member RarePosts: 3,877
    Name is stolen from a Dark Elf cleric I met in Highpass Hold on the Rallos Zek server. I also had a halfling rogue on the server named Xejá.
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  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Member EpicPosts: 3,000
    "Phaserlight" was a character name I used for playing Marathon over LAN in the 90s and I just kind of stuck with it.  It's a slightly more nerdy riff on "laserlight"; lasers being something I was mildly obsessed with around age 14.

    My avatar are the two most important people in my life and myself, with an overlay by Silk:

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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 13,294
    Mine is a auto-generated name from DAoC that became my main character there and just stuck with me. This was long before I knew there was a city in New Jersey named Iselin and a Norwegian supermodel named Iselin Steiro.

    IDK about pathetic - you may think it is - but one of my favorite current names I use in games is Ritalina... it's very suitable especially for female avatars in fast action combat RPGs :)
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  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    Quite simple. I stole it from a joke in a MST3K episode riffing a film called The Undead.

    "You have kept me at your beck and call for fifteen years. I shall never again do what you demand of me. By every rule of single combat, from this moment your life belongs to me. Is that not correct? Then I shall simply declare you dead. In all of your dealings with me, you'll do me the courtesy to conduct yourself as a dead man. I have submitted to your notions of honor long enough. You will now submit to mine."

  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,335
    Hourglass was the name of my favorite 3E Shadowrun Character.  He was an ex-CAS federal agent turned Shadowrunner in Seattle when a fellow agent was murdered and he was the prime suspect.

    I only use it here now as an alias.

    I tend to think up new character names for every game I play, rarely using the same one twice.
  • Prime_DirectivePrime_Directive Member EpicPosts: 1,919
    I never use lame names.
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    edited January 2019
    I remember as a kid playing CS: Source and I thought it'd be funny to use the name and yell French words at my comrades (they were server clanmembers/regulars and I was a regular, so it was cutting up).  It caught on and pretty soon we'd all change our names to Mad <insert countryman here> when we landed on the same team and shout at one another the only few words we knew in those country's languages as if we were bickering with one another.

    Wanna talk about some confused server newcomers.  :D 

    Since then, it's been a pretty available name around the web, so I've stuck with it. I don't generally use it for character names, and I've debated leaving this account behind to select a new name, but hate the idea of confusing forum members who have come to know me here and have context surrounding my opinions much as I have for theirs.

    Lamest name I've ever used...  MuhGobbies.  

  • Prime_DirectivePrime_Directive Member EpicPosts: 1,919
    edited January 2019
    I just remembered I did use a dumb name way way back for counter-strike :D

    [ P O o P ] *

    just remembered another counter-strike name :D

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  • Truvidien88Truvidien88 Member UncommonPosts: 462
    I usually go by the name Truvidien and will name my alts in game with the name "Tru" somewhere in the name. Rarely do I ever play games without having this name. I met my girlfriend online years ago and she'll call me by Tru in person and so does her friends/family.  Now the only time I hear my actual name is either at work or by my own family lol. 

    Lamest name would be.. I had a Human Priest back in Vanilla Wow named RisingLight. 
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    edited January 2019
    Oh wait!  I didn't even consider my CoH hero names.

    Second Son, a pun referencing "sun" (fire powers).  Idea was for a family of superheroes all possessing fire powers.  That might've been the lamest.

  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,962
    edited January 2019
    I didnt come up with it- my friends did at an MK tournament. DM does not stand for dungeon master.

  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,378
    This name started with Battlefield 1942 Desert Combat.  Instead of my normal fantasy based name I needed a military callsign.  Right after watching TopGun, the movie Slapshot came on.  Eureka!

    And thus it it has stayed with me for a long, long time.


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  • VinterkrigVinterkrig Member UncommonPosts: 1,809
    Vinterkrig means Winter War

    I made Friar in DAOC named Gigglestick or something like that LOL
  • LimnicLimnic Member RarePosts: 1,116
    edited January 2019
    Thanks to last names and titles in SWTOR, I had a character named "Amity Innocent The Pure".
    Irony being, that character was an Imperial spy and I know I didn't do particularly friendly things with her. 

    Used Limnic here because it was the name of a long-running D&D character of mine that was a water genasi, who I happened to have revived for play in a campaign at the time I made this account.

    Neither of these are all that common for me to use though.

    Oh, I also had a character in Planetside 1 named "ImASplat". They were named so because I used them as my pilot, and I wanted everyone to have a good heads-up on my piloting skills at the time.
  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 2,923

    There is a long story about this name, and I started using it before I even knew of Orwell's work, (note, before I personally knew of his work, which had no relation to when his work was published) but, since it works so well, I have long since embraced the irony of it, and just went with the flow on it.

    Notable names of ill repute, in Everquest, back in the day, I had a Druid, named Wicked Wood. (and in case you are wondering, yes it was a dick joke) but because it was on a Wood Elf Druid all the cries of being "lewd" got overlooked, it lasted till I chose to deleted them (wood elf druids sucked anyway) and among the legions of Maple Leaf, and Mist Forests out there.. I actually got a lot of positive complements on my name.

    The worst name I think I took was "Yamommas ahoe" which was a disposable bard I made in EQ, on the Rallos Zek server, to run around and troll people, but the reality of life is, I was no Fancy.
  • BloodaxesBloodaxes Member RarePosts: 4,176
    I have to come up with new names frequently in games as I have no imagination (They're always taken xD), but here? It's from warhammer 40k. As I was playing dawn of war, I really like the orks factions. One of them being called the "Blood Axes", and so the username came about. Sometimes in games I also like to name my characters ork names from that genre (If they're not already taken). When it comes to games that also need a surname, I'm really stumped xD

    As for the most lame/cheesy names?  
    When I was younger, I was one of those that used popular names like: Darkshadow, Raziel/Razil, and so on. 

    I said it already, I lack creativity haha. Never liked any names that came up from random generators. For the time being, I'm sticking with Rorik as (Based on wiki at least), it's a name of some viking (Rorik of Dorestad) that is similar to my real name (It's also usually taken so fml). 

  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,692
    edited January 2019
    I went by Icon for many years--I had to tell everyone that it was from Paradise Lost and not Windows! :grimace: But that also led to my signature badass in-game comment: "double-click on me and find out!" 

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  • d_20d_20 Member RarePosts: 1,878
    edited January 2019
    My name here goes back to my original interest in RPGs from the time I saw polyhedral dice back in the mid 1970s.

    My avatar is from my favorite RPG. But I change it from time to time, often with one of my favorite authors.

    Lamest name? Well I always like to pick an original name that could fit roleplay and still be funny if possible even though I don't roleplay. I haven't named a character this yet, but I've been thinking about Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran. I did some 80s nostalgia youtube watching recently and he cracks me up. Seems like it would be a cool/lame character name from some reason.

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