How did you come up with your username in Mylot?

Philippines
July 18, 2007 11:13am CST
My name was actually an alias of one of my dearest friends. This friend of mine and I, during our college days decided to come up with names that would describe ourselves , have a personal meaning,or something that we like. Mine has my favorite color in it and how i see myself. You might ask, how come i am using my friend's alias? Well, it started when i was creating a username in the net(not this one though). I repeatedly tried to get a username with my own alias but kept getting either an error message or notification that the name is being used already ..I've tried so many times, that eventually, out of desperation, i just typed "swendellshayne" and voila! It was accepted and i got so used to typing/using this name that it just came naturally when i started my lot here. Well of course, my friend knows about this and being the true friend that she is just laughed at it. I just hope that she'll find some way to use my alias also. So now, i'm using the name of one of my most favorite persons. Whew! So how about you?
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29 responses
• United States
18 Jul 07
Mine is simply my name followed by the year I got sober.
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@compumom (738)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Congrats on being sober for so long. How'd you do it?
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• United States
19 Jul 07
It was an entire lifestyle change beginning with a dashboard confession while listening to a DC Talk CD on my way to work one day. I dove into the Left Behind series of books as a way to give me something to do while I was home at night. I started the Atkins diet and began working out and running everyday. As time went on, I found that I loved God and running more than I loved drinking. I have been living a sober life ever since.
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@emckee (465)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Spell Check: "Sober"
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@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
18 Jul 07
My user name is a nickname I have had for years minus the 1234, lol....My family always called me kitty, my brother when he was little used to walk around looking for kitty and I would answer so it stuck....no one calls me kitty anymore but I use it on various sites as my name...
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
That is so cute..! And i like your avatar also..Thanks, my friend! God bless!
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Well I love the sun, I spend quit a bit of time in it, so my body is pretty dark and tan, therefore I say it is sunkissed!!
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• Philippines
21 Jul 07
Hello my dear friend! I wonder why I always feel so glad whenever i see your avatar or read your name..your sun seems to have that effect on me. =) God bless you for brightening this discussion!
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@Jessem (372)
• Mauritius
18 Jul 07
Behind my username there is neither history nor mystery. It's my name. By the way how do you find it?
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• Philippines
20 Jul 07
I think it's actually nice. =) I just had trouble at first, in determining whether you're a girl or a boy. I know several persons named jesse but you're the only (& the first)jessem i know. God bless!
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• India
18 Jul 07
Well i didn't think much while choosing the username. I put my complete name for username as i was in a hurry to join mylot. Ur one sounds interesting though
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
Thanks muditgoyal! Well, at least you will not have trouble remembering this one. God bless!
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@vampoet (825)
• Singapore
18 Jul 07
My name has been stuck to me since I was seventeen. I am twenty six now so that juvenile nickname has been stuck on me. See, I used to be a fan of sarah michelle gellar, well, still am crazy about her sometimes, anyway, she had this show, Buffy the vampire slayer. Hence the Vamp in my nick. As for poet, she used to be my muse for my writings and even sent one of my poems to her fan club and received an autographed photograph of her. Hence the Poet in my nick. Join them together you get vampoet!:p
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• Philippines
19 Jul 07
Nice! My kids(my eldest especially) and I used to watch also Buffy but the show was being aired rather late already that we were not able to follow the series. But the fascination with vampires and slayers remains. God bless and continue writing poems as being able to do such is a gift.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
18 Jul 07
I love to write novels with a bit of suspense. I have started several, but am working on one right now. I decided to use the name suspenseful to emphasize it and to have a mysterious lady busybody much like Miss Marple of Agatha Christie invention. I shows I am a bit of a snoop.
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• Philippines
19 Jul 07
Hehehe..no wonder, saying your name makes me hold my breath. I also enjoy reading novels and watching movies with a considerable amount of suspense--though I haven't read as much as i would like for years already. God bless!
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@inked4life (4228)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Mine is pretty self explanatory as I have a bunch of tattoos over my body. I used to use a different username online for everything which was the last name of one of my favorite soccer players but after he left my team I decided it was time for a change. I always have a difficult time remembering my usernames and passwords and I figured even I couldn't forget this one...LOL
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• Philippines
19 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing this one my friend! I honestly looked into your profile to see if you are really inked..and lo! What i saw was simply amazing. Your username is as unique as you are..and i myself will not have any problem remembering you also. I think this is a very smart choice! God bless!
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• Philippines
19 Jul 07
Well, I've had my share of really corny usernames before. But this one I started to use in all things about two years ago. I love alternative/rock music and my brother calls me a "rocker" because of the way I dress sometimes. So I used that. And I absolutely love Harry Potter so there, I'm a witch. I just put it together. Lol! It's kinda silly but oh well! It's a bit better than the ones I came up with when I was younger!
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• Philippines
21 Jul 07
Your username rocks!! =)
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
cefaz is an apostle's name, it is actually peter which also means rock, and my closest friends call me rocks,so that's it, but it is also my husband's username on other net.I prefer to use it since it's both connected with us.
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• Philippines
21 Jul 07
That is so nice! =)
@_hope_ (3917)
• Australia
19 Jul 07
I chose my name _hope_ because there is always hope for anyone even though most days i seemed to of run out but really everyone needs hope and so well here i am .
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• Philippines
23 Jul 07
You are so right my dear hope..This is exactly we all need. God bless!
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
it came from my nickname; toyi. This name is a sentimental word for me because its the first word that came to my mouth when i was a baby. :D
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• Philippines
21 Jul 07
That's really a lot of history behind your name =) Thanks for sharing this one!
@tomysole (457)
• United States
18 Jul 07
My name is Tom and my wife's name is soledad. Hence, tomysole
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• Philippines
21 Jul 07
I think this name is a wonderful tribute to your wife..=) May God bless you for being so sweet!
• India
28 Jul 07
I wanted a username which was short, simple and didn't gave any hints about my name or date of birth. So I chose one which has two meanings, Some Income and So Me In Come:)
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@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
23 Jul 07
my user name is one that i've used for years with about everything i sign up for. i created it in highschool, so i guess thats why it kind of translates to "black sky" lol. I don't even remember why i picked that name i've had it so long. i just never decided to change it.
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
23 Jul 07
My username didn't take much thought at all. I just went with my first name and my last initial. I figured it's be easier to remember that.
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• United States
23 Jul 07
Well, I came up with this screen name when I was making a new yahoo screen name. I had just got married at the time and was so happy and proud of being a married woman and a mommy... so i just went with Mrs_Lidwell. I wanted a way to show everyone that I was married and happy about it... and a way to ward off all the pervs on the net! So I just made it my screen name for just about everything! So if you go to another site and see Mrs_Lidwell a member there (which I am a member of quite a few different things on the net lol) it is most likely me!
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@compumom (738)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Oh about 100 years ago when the internet was first invented, I had a website called compumom. I thought it was appropriate because I was attempting to earn an income on the computer and my children were small so the combination of the two was compumom.
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@nahtan (150)
• United States
19 Jul 07
This is my first name =)
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@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I think this is an interesting discussion. I posted a discussion how did you come up with your Avatar but I didn't get many responses. I think it is interesting to find out about others. I came up with my name as I live in the Country. We used to live on a farm and my father in law had lots of milk cows. So I came up with UDDERONES - for otherones, I thought it was cute. We have a side business doing karaoke and I always thought the name UDDERONES Karaoke would have been neat, but we went with something else. I thought we could put on our business cards "Better than all the UDDERS" and make the card black and white. But my husband didn't go with that idea. LOL
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