Your Username Created 7 years ago2012-10-18 14:14:41 UTC by UrbaNebula UrbaNebula

Created 7 years ago2012-10-18 14:14:41 UTC by UrbaNebula UrbaNebula

Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 14:15:56 UTC Post #310423
What does it mean, where did it come from?

Urby is an abbreviation of Urbanebula, a name I came up with when setting up my first email address.

It is a combination of the words Urban and Nebula, possible synonyms of City and Cloud respectively. A "city cloud" is basically smoke. So, in the grand scheme of things, Urby = Smoke.

(Some older members of TWHL may recall that many of my avatars featured clouds and skyscrapers.)
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 14:18:46 UTC Post #310424
This subjects has been discussed not long ago I think. And it spawns some ridiculous explanations.

My username... is pretty unoriginal, that's all I have to say.
Striker StrikerI forgot to check the oil pressure
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 14:29:55 UTC Post #310425
t was invented when I was but a wee little lad (6-8 years old) signing up for a MUD. (A Multi-User Dungeon.) I forget the name of it, but I remember it was because I wanted to stray away from the #1, Aardwolf. A MUD is a giant text-based multiplayer game, and it was as addictive as Hell.

And somewhere in the text, it said, "Art thou ready to disembark on thy journey?" I was thinking hard to come up with a name, and I took a close look at the word Disembark. Remove the s and the e and you've made yourself a crafty little name.

Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 14:57:00 UTC Post #310426
Mad, cow. Some of the first words I learned in English.
I was six, I thought it was funny. A few years later the mad cow disease peaked, hadn't heard of it before that. After that the alias Madcow became quite unoriginal. Nowadays I usually call myself JohnMartins, which more or less is my real name.
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 15:25:49 UTC Post #310427
My cousins quake2 clan tag was [RUF] back in the day when i was around 5 years old. Never though about it until ruf3st came to mind, obviously influenced by the tag and i still use it from time to time. Years later I dropped the "3st" and added some e's later on, so it became rufee. A new "version" drops some extra letters and we get r f e
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 15:34:17 UTC Post #310428
I had thought long and hard about what to make my name, I wanted it to signify something I was proud of. After some time, I decided on TJB, because it signifies that time President Roosevelt (the first one) awarded me the Trongressional Jedal of Bonour for saving the universe from the invasion of the Schnozzwangers from the Fifth Dimension.

But really, when I started out on the internet I didn't think of actually coming up with a name, I just used my initials.

Nowadays I use the name Alabastor Twob. I came up with that by thinking about what would make a good name. The word 'Alabastor' I got from this book, which I probably heard about from the Da Vinci Code. I thought the word sounded nice, so I used that. 'Twob' doesn't mean anything.
TJB TJBaka Alabastor_Twob
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 15:42:29 UTC Post #310429
I thought I was cool hanging out on Habbo Hotel and it needed a username / password so I came up with the amusing Habboi instead of Habboy and then I just started using it everywhere else including TWHL where I spent many years posting and making a name for myself and I've kept it since.
Habboi HabboiSticky White Love Glue
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 16:52:05 UTC Post #310431
@TJB: at first I was really impressed even though I had no idea what a Trongressional Jedal was, nor a Bonour, but then I just lold. Well played.
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 17:08:40 UTC Post #310432
On hl dm and cs I used to change my name to whetever I thought funny at the time. Then I would get to know players by their names, but they could not recognize me "before steam friends/ steam alone". So I had to come up with something unique. After a good while of thinking I came up with zeeba~G. It doesn't mean anything. I just liked the way it sounded and it was unique.

I changed it to zeeba-G because if you type tilda"~" on twhl in the name field it puts it really high, see for yourself.

Sometimes I change my name to other things depending on how i'm playing "really well or whatever" Some of these names have included; s4M4RaN4FgH4NIsT4N, Thias, Mighty Thias, crashman, sH4RpSho7DolPhiN. Two come from some of my favorite games, megaman2 (nes) and Super Metroid (snes). I used Thias because it sounded really beafy and it was in a deatmatch server for cs with longjump and hook shot included so I felt invincible. Crashman was also suitable for the server as the boss "Crashman" jumps around and throws sticky grenades down at you" in the server i'd hop around, stick to the wall and attack like a maniac".

-I like where you got your name from Urby, really cool. And I like where it is now. I also like yours Dimbark.

-Cstriker, I like yours but perhaps you could come up with an original one? lol.

-Rufee, yours reminds me of the date rape drug "ruffie"...

-I like Habboi, it sounds cool.

-Madcow makes me think of a madman, which is a good thing. Now do something crazy!

-TJB, i'd have considered my initials MEC, Albatros twab rolls off the tongue nicely.

Now if I want a change on cs or whatever, I simply add a little something to my name. I was playing with someone named [name]^coke so I canged mine to [zeeba-G]^h20. If i'm feeling the love I type it zeeba-G <3 etc...
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 18:08:53 UTC Post #310433
Before I got into PC gaming I played Metroid Prime Hunters on the Nintendo DS almost every night with friends. On that I gave myself the name "Super-X" and other variations of that like "Nightmare-X" and "Omega-X" The first word in that name was always just a word I thought was cool. The X comes from the game Metroid Fusion, which was one of my favorite games and still is, where the 'X' were the main enemy. I took the 'X' from that name and used it X-LAyer2.

The layer2 is another story all together. Back in my days of only playing Nintendo systems my friend had bought Medal of Honor for the Gamecube. When playing spilt-screen you could customize your name but it would always default to "Player1-4" My friend was customizing his name and had only gotten the chance to change the 'P' in Player which he changed to 7. He then stuck with that name whenever he played '7layer2' was his official nickname at that time and in that game. I took the layer2 and turned it into X-Layer2.

The reason that the 'A' is capitalized is because whenever typing the name in somewhere I always made the type of holding shift for a bit too long and the 'A' would end up capitol, after a while I just stopped correcting that and it became part of the name, X-LAyer2.

So basically a combination of an enemy from Metroid,and a typo of Player2.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 19:18:16 UTC Post #310434
My original one, Darkie... I'm pretty sure I had literally no motivation for that one, I think I just thought it sounded cool back when I was new to TWHL/the internet.
Scotch comes from the fact that that actually is a nickname of mine. I did realise this conflicted a bit with Archie, but I'd been looking for a change from Darkie for quite a while. Nowadays any of my usernames are derived from Scotch, usually "Scotch22" (which I thought sounds like Catch-22) and "ScotchArtist" (no idea why, I'm not an artist).
My Steam username is nearly always Scotch, but recently I've had Zap Rowsdower (a major character from The Final Sacrifice, which I only know through Mystery Science Theatre 3000) and Skötchtoberfest (just because).
Jessie JessieTrans Rights <3
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 19:28:06 UTC Post #310436
ShockMetal - the first incarnation.

When I just a wee lad on the intertubes I used to play a game in which it's name will not be mentioned, and I came up with an equally disgusting name to go along with it. Peter Gabriel has a song named "Shock the Monkey" in which I took the "Shock" from, and Coal Chamber did a cover of it in which they can be considered "Metal" or "Nu Metal" which is where I got the latter part of my name from.

Shox_The_Pwner - the second incarnation.

This one came along when I started using Steam after being coaxed to use it. Still an incredibly dumb and unoriginal name.

Joebama - the third incarnation.

This one is probably my most known handle as I really started to get into the communities of sites with it. Contrary to popular belief, I did not actually get my name off of Joe Biden and Barack Obama (the avatar was created after one person pointed that out to me, however.) I am a rather avid bowler, or at least I was. I noticed how the nickname or "slang" for a long period of bowling in consecutive games is called a "Bowl-o-rama" and infact, even some bowling alleys have this name. My name is also Joe. I wanted to merge these two without sounding rubbish, and thus "Joebama" was born after pondering the thought.

Suture - the fourth and current incarnation.

This name was conceived after a lengthy conversation in an IRC chat-room. I desperately needed a new name as "Joebama" was getting old to me and generally old to everyone else, and someone in said chat-room suggested I change my name to something that maybe would fit in with the community. I always thought the name "Stitch" was cool but obviously it's probably already taken. "Suture" was born because it's another word for stitch so yeah.

Hope you enjoyed this piece of history on the origins of my names. (There ARE other handles I used in the past [Baslo(c)k, xXx_MastaKilla_xXx or something along those lines, etc.] but, these names were used in such a small amount of time that they aren't even worth a whole back story on.
Suparsonik SuparsonikI'm going off the edge to meet my maker.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 19:31:32 UTC Post #310437
-Cstriker, I like yours but perhaps you could come up with an original one? lol.
I go by "Zeratus" these days, a "romanized" Zeratul(a character from Starcraft). I don't know how to change my name on TWHL, and I've tried in the past I think but nobody helped me.
Striker StrikerI forgot to check the oil pressure
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 19:32:29 UTC Post #310438
You have to private message one of the moderators or admins.
Suparsonik SuparsonikI'm going off the edge to meet my maker.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-18 20:49:26 UTC Post #310439
My username was a poor choice of words i thought sounded cool.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 00:30:09 UTC Post #310440
I only started signing up for communities and forums when I started mapping for and modding games. I had no clue what to use, so I went with my first name and a capital 'mod' because back then whenever I had seen someone use the term, it was always capitalized.

It was a crappy idea mixed with a short amount of time but by now it's used in so many places it's not really worth changing, especially when I still can't think of anything better. But hey, it's descriptive(ish) and not exactly common, so I guess it works.
Notewell NotewellCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 01:30:08 UTC Post #310441
It's... my name.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 01:47:20 UTC Post #310442
Fun fact: when I signed up I was distraught to find out that there was already a "Blitzkrieg" registered. Then I saw that he had not logged in for a year. So I asked Pengy if I could have the name, and in one fell sweep Pengy whiped the old Blitzkrieg off of the face of the site and the name was mine.

Funner fact: I long ago grew tired of there being so many other Blitzkriegs out there and have since adopted the name Legitzkrieg, of which there are no others.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 01:55:12 UTC Post #310443
lol legitskrieg is a great name =]
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 03:44:10 UTC Post #310444
Yes, yes it is. It's quite legit and fast.

Rimrook for the longest time I read your name as Rimrock. I think I thought this until I heard it said in a video or something. I was like, noo I liked Rimrockkk. But it eventually settled in. Either way it works.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 05:18:09 UTC Post #310445
Guess what i was doing when i thought up this name
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 05:47:38 UTC Post #310446
What about your old one, Luke?
Jessie JessieTrans Rights <3
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 06:18:28 UTC Post #310447
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 10:08:38 UTC Post #310448
Fuckin' usernames boys eh?
Aright, take a wee seat an fuck up an listen to me, ken?
aye. that's wit a thought.

So my first username, as many people probably saw and pissed themselves at, was "Mr. Good Map". I have literally no idea what possessed me to make this blatantly not true name. I was about 9 or 8 at the time I came up with this, and used variations such as M1G1M1 for Habbo Hotel and the likes. Got the piss ripped out of me here for making such shit and terribly worded journals, as well as being unable to string together a sentence that actually made sense.

Some time passed, I started playing counter strike and the like online, and for shits and giggles put my name as "Kenco Koffee". It was ok for the time being, until I went onto one of those AWP servers. Every time someone got killed, some silly message would appear like "XXX got pulverized" and "XXX got turned into jello". Smartarse little me thought "ooh hoo, how hilarious would it be if i changed my name into "Instant Mix" so it would look like I got turned into jello! LOL xD omfg" etc etc. And the name stuck. Like, really stuck. I haven't found anyone else who goes by Instant Mix, I've seen some Instants and some Mixs but none together. It's a pretty unique name and I'm quite proud of it.
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 10:09:46 UTC Post #310450
Developed From Mobius-129er
Mobius: Squadron from Ace Combat 5
129-er: Developed from a control tower operator (female) giving permission for Neptune 129 (9 is 9 er in the air), to land on runway 18 (I loved her voice when I was 3) Lots of flying on FS 2000
Ghost129er Ghost129erSAS1946 Certified Nuisance
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 10:48:37 UTC Post #310451
The thing with Urbanebula is that is is ALWAYS available. Urby is not. That's why in Battlefield I am now |-Urby-| because Urbanebula was too long and would cover part of the graphic on my dogtags. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 13:00:46 UTC Post #310452
I hate this name but unfortunately there is quite a lot synonymous with it. Even though I'm launching my platformer under the llc of Windlion which is a name I like alot.

And yes lol Legitskrieg.

I like Instant Mix's story. I think there's a good bunch of gamers out there that have done stuff like that. I used the one "too much sex" like "pwnyou345 was killed by too much sex". At least in Zelda I've used names like "what" "dude" "you ass" and "Megatron".
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 17:15:10 UTC Post #310455
Hahaha can you please save princess Zelda you ass?

My Zelda name is always Link or Myles. Next time it shall be butt muffins or something of that hilarity.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 19:27:43 UTC Post #310459
I always saved that for Pokémon. My brothers too.
Jessie JessieTrans Rights <3
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-19 21:48:02 UTC Post #310462
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Ah, that brings back memories.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-20 02:33:30 UTC Post #310474
Hahaha awesome
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-20 20:30:08 UTC Post #310476
If I may add mine guys, it's basically the word "Cabeza" ("head" in spanish). That's my nick IRL. If you remove the 'b' and change the 'C' for a 'K', you got "Kaeza".

It also has some relation to gaming. Whenever I played old console RPGs (Breath of Fire II for the SNES) which didn't allow more than a few chars for your name (4 actually), I had to come up with some name, since "Cabeza" did not fit, and neither did "Diego" (my real name). So I thought maybe "Kae", which also had some resemblance to "Kaede" (one of the characters in The Last Blade fighting series).

I use either "Kaeza", "kaeza", or "lkaezadl3" (read as "El Cabeza Del Tres", "The Head of the Three", the 3 for "3 Ombúes" my current neighborhood).

In case some of you are wondering, I'm from Uruguay.

PS: @Blitzkrieg LOL I love the look of Red/Gold/Whatever.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 02:14:37 UTC Post #310508
I love these threads.

Soup Miner:
I used to be a big VG Cats fan. "How I mine for fish?"
Then "soup" is just a funny word in general. Everybody knows that, silly.

Soup hit up VG Cats with some chlorophyll and made sweet, sweet rape with the phrase "how I mine for fish?" VG Cats doesn't believe in abortion, and my username was born 9 months later. Soup is still paying child support.

I've become quite attached to this obnoxious screen name.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 08:54:22 UTC Post #310513
That was just... so beautiful.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 14:15:48 UTC Post #310516
Except for the part when I said chlorophyll instead of chloroform. I was really tired.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 19:18:18 UTC Post #310519
Oh, I thought you just had some kind of plant fetish.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 23:01:42 UTC Post #310525
A little over two years but less than a thousand threads later, the question is asked again.

I like how some of you are telling different stories.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-21 23:21:53 UTC Post #310526
I like the fact that Soup Miner in that thread asked the same question I did in this one.
Soup Miner:Luke, get your ass in here and explain "I Eat Monkey Chow" to everyone.
Scotch:What about your old one, Luke?
Jessie JessieTrans Rights <3
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 00:05:24 UTC Post #310527
yeah did ieatmonkeychow get explained? did I has missed it? ='(
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 00:06:33 UTC Post #310528
Follow Stu's link CT. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 02:44:36 UTC Post #310529
Found out about my names mythology from super nintendo title Earthbound, before it was largely popularised by a Jonny Depp film. I picked it because I liked it as a word. I was mcmitcho before that which was a childhood which was intended to be said like M. C. mitcho but I later realised that it was only realistic to expect people to read it like Mc Mitchhich I which is a reason I hated it.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 02:49:30 UTC Post #310530
Fail dbl post soz

also by mc mitchich i mean mc mitcho
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 20:29:55 UTC Post #310545
@ Stu

I honestly don't remember writing that. I was also never an Obama supporter. What the hell.
Suparsonik SuparsonikI'm going off the edge to meet my maker.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 20:48:52 UTC Post #310546
I remember reading it, and it's why I thought your name came from Joe and Obama. :\
Oskar Potatis Oskar PotatisIt's never too late to give up. Happily lazy
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 20:49:57 UTC Post #310547
*TRUE HOMIES don't flip-flop, we just get confused easily ;)

*this message was approved by TRUE HOMIES MULTINATIONAL
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 22:51:00 UTC Post #310549
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-22 23:10:21 UTC Post #310550
What? Who? What? Why?



I'm so confused. Also I love Luke. That makes me twice as confused I guess.
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-23 00:30:43 UTC Post #310554
You know.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-23 00:51:45 UTC Post #310555
It's the origin of der 'lil-baby monkey chow! =)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-10-23 05:34:51 UTC Post #310556
Stojke (Or on English Stoykee) a simple derivation from my last name: Stojkovic (Stoykovics).

When i was a kid my nick name was StojkA (stoykaa) and than i decided to change it a bit while in middle school.

But more and more i use StojkeNS as my nick name.
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Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
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