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What your nick means?

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 19:50
by kanbera
What do your nick means? For example, mine is a capital of Australia in my native language. :D Share.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 10:26
by End Of An Era
Secretly i admire nightwish but i will never admit it.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 12:32
by Dentarthurdent
The standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom wrote:"Come," called the old man, "come now or you will be late."
"Late?", said Arthur. "What for?"
"What is your name, human?"
"Dent. Arthur Dent," said Arthur.
"Late, as in the late Dentarthurdent," said the old man, sternly. "It's a sort of threat, you see." Another wistful look came into his tired old eyes. "I've never been very good at them myself, but I'm told they can be very effective."

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 14:58
by Sleeping Dragon
they used to call me the sleeping dragon in the army because I got really angry at people who interrupted my sleep.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 15:44
by End Of An Era
Sleeping Dragon wrote:they used to call me the sleeping dragon in the army because I got really angry at people who interrupted my sleep.
since when are festivals and meetings considered an army? :?







:mrgreen:

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 17:06
by Gandalf de Grijze
Is there really a need for an explanation? Ok maybe a small one... It is in dutch!

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 17:40
by Sleeping Dragon
End Of An Era wrote:
Sleeping Dragon wrote:they used to call me the sleeping dragon in the army because I got really angry at people who interrupted my sleep.
since when are festivals and meetings considered an army? :?







:mrgreen:

nah, with you guys I just got grumpy. Back in the army I had serious anger management issues. :mrgreen:

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 23:06
by rdyfrde
rdyfrde = ready Freddie

Back in the Dark Ages (aka early 90's) I was thinking of things to put on a license plate in high school. That's the one I chose because I loved Queen (it comes from the song "Crazy Little Thing Called Love") and I thought I would do it phonetically.

Then flash forward to 1998 when I started at Amazon.com. I had to pick something for an email account so I could order stuff off the website. That's the first thing I thought of. In fact, early passwords back then were "chickenfeet". Bonus points if you know where that comes from ;)

Anyway, in 2004 or so I started joining forums and again I just used it because it was name that was rarely ever taken already. In fact, I've only run across three websites (Pogo, my bank, Tumblr) that I had to put something after it to join.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 14:29
by Palantyre
Was thinking up a name for a game character years ago. I think the game was The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall.
Grabbed my copy of LotR and browsed through the appendices for inspiratioin. Came across the word palantír, decided to turn that into something a bit more like a person's name.
A bit later I found this here fine forum. Sat there for a while thinking of a nickname since I was new to the internet and didn't have a regular nick yet. Remembered this one, went with it. That was a lot of years ago and I still use the same nick in most places.
I don't even particularly like it, it just stuck with me. :lol:

EDIT: Inb4 Oro comes in going PALANTIR PALANTIR PALANTIR PALANTIR

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 14:40
by Joost
I bet you saw the movies just once and didn't even read the books! -- The Dark Nazgoth

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 14:50
by Baby_Kürsch
My love affair with Blind Guardian started with the first Demons & Wizards albums (I still remember playing Everquest and listening to it over and over again, I had no idea metal existed outside Metallica and Ozzy at this point in my life). The next 2 albums I got after this one were Nightfall In Middle Earth and Horror Show. In the Horror Show booklet Schaffer is thanking people for inspiration and he thanks Hansi, Hansis wife and Baby Kürsch?? Im assuming Hansi and his wife were just finding out they were pregnant or not. I thought it was kinda funny at the time so I chose it as my forum name.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 04:08
by Metal Fan
I was 11 when I joined this forum. Nuff said.

I liked Blind Guardian and only Blind Guardian so I guess considered myself a fan of metal.

Or a metal fan.

Hell, I don't freaking know!

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 05:49
by Led Guardian
Metal Fan wrote:I was 11 when I joined this forum. Nuff said.

I liked Blind Guardian and only Blind Guardian so I guess considered myself a fan of metal.

Or a metal fan.

Hell, I don't freaking know!
I feel like we must have played a part in corrupting you. :lol:

My nick is a portmanteau of my two favorite bands at the time. Tough question: can anyone guess what they were? :roll: I don't really like the name anymore, so I've stopped using it on forums I've registered on in the last couple years.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 19:56
by Metal Fan
Yeah, you probably did! But I still turned out pretty good...

Led Zepplin and Blind Guardian?

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 21:43
by Belgarion
Metal Fan wrote:Led Zepplin and Blind Guardian?
No, probably Amon Amarth and Limp Bizkit.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 13 Mar 2013 01:26
by Metal Fan
Belgarion wrote:
Metal Fan wrote:Led Zepplin and Blind Guardian?
No, probably Amon Amarth and Limp Bizkit.
Was that a joke?

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 13 Mar 2013 08:54
by Gandalf de Grijze
no, he's dead serious! and I agree!

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 13 Mar 2013 15:00
by Sarah
Mine's not really anything that needs be explained, it's my actual name. I was never a fan of nicks, at least for myself, I even get uneasy when people use my last name, on the phone or stuff. I'm just "Sarah".

I did have a couple though, back in the superearly days. Rowën as I thought it sounded nice, and Dead Cinderella after an unreleased Alanis Morissette song (hence, rare at the time) called "the Death of Cinderella". Although Cinderella doesn't actually die in the song, it's more of an image.

Anyway, I'm just Sarah.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 13 Mar 2013 15:29
by Gandalf de Grijze
you're not "just" Sarah, you are THE Sarah ;)

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 14 Mar 2013 00:46
by Sarah
Oh yeah 8)

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 03:55
by Angus
My high school English class was doing popcorn reading of Macbeth and when it was someone's turn to read the lines of a character named Angus the teacher said "Okay you get to read ANGUS because that's such a manly name." He had an extremely deep voice so it sounded amazing when he shouted Angus. I put Lord in front of it because Angus alone is taken by most forums and (I think) the character Angus was a lord. And 1992 is my birth year.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 14:28
by Little Dragon
Angus wrote:My high school English class was doing popcorn reading of Macbeth and when it was someone's turn to read the lines of a character named Angus the teacher said "Okay you get to read ANGUS because that's such a manly name." He had an extremely deep voice so it sounded amazing when he shouted Angus. I put Lord in front of it because Angus alone is taken by most forums and (I think) the character Angus was a lord. And 1992 is my birth year.
Funny that your nick only says Angus.

ANGUS would have been more manly.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 20:38
by End Of An Era
Little Dragon wrote:
Angus wrote:My high school English class was doing popcorn reading of Macbeth and when it was someone's turn to read the lines of a character named Angus the teacher said "Okay you get to read ANGUS because that's such a manly name." He had an extremely deep voice so it sounded amazing when he shouted Angus. I put Lord in front of it because Angus alone is taken by most forums and (I think) the character Angus was a lord. And 1992 is my birth year.
Funny that your nick only says Angus.

ANGUS would have been more manly.
yes, but leave out the part where you mention your year of birth is 1992 :mrgreen:





dammit i feel old now.... :(

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 21:29
by Gandalf de Grijze
End Of An Era wrote:
Little Dragon wrote:
Angus wrote:My high school English class was doing popcorn reading of Macbeth and when it was someone's turn to read the lines of a character named Angus the teacher said "Okay you get to read ANGUS because that's such a manly name." He had an extremely deep voice so it sounded amazing when he shouted Angus. I put Lord in front of it because Angus alone is taken by most forums and (I think) the character Angus was a lord. And 1992 is my birth year.
Funny that your nick only says Angus.

ANGUS would have been more manly.
yes, but leave out the part where you mention your year of birth is 1992 :mrgreen:





dammit i feel old now.... :(
you are :mrgreen:

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 16 Mar 2013 14:27
by Little Dragon
you are even older! :mrgreen:

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 16 Mar 2013 18:34
by Gandalf de Grijze
sshhhht, they don't know that :p

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 16 Mar 2013 21:58
by Metal Fan
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:sshhhht, they don't know that :p
Would you like a walker? ;)

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 16 Mar 2013 23:58
by Little Dragon
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:sshhhht, they don't know that :p
Ahh come on. Should i keep quiet about you not being the oldest aswell?

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 17 Mar 2013 00:28
by Gandalf de Grijze
I'm a wizard, my age is immaterial

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 17 Mar 2013 09:18
by Palantyre
A wizard is never too old. Nor is he too young. He is precisely the age he means to.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 16:34
by West Virginia Mule
My name means I'm not the man on the silver mountain.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 12:09
by Palantyre
West Virginia Mule wrote:My name means I'm not the man on the silver mountain.
Indeed, you're the mule on the silver mountain.

Re: What your nick means?

Posted: 20 Sep 2018 14:55
by Catanduva
Mine is the city where I was born. I got this nick in real life when I moved to a bigger city. Like Caravaggio, the painter, whose real name is not Caravaggio.
It's in native language and it means "lands where nothing grows". It was the name given to the vegetation that was common here.