How did you choose your username?

@ossie16d (11834)
Australia
October 2, 2006 4:34am CST
I was wondering how you chose your user name. Mine is the special family name we call our son because it is something that I can easily remember.
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
12 Oct 06
Its my real name. I will not be happy with a chosen name. It would be like a stranger to me and I cannot be myself with a stranger's name.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
Thanks Sheri for your comments and it was nice to read that you are happy with your real name. :)
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
13 Oct 06
Thanks for responding. :)
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@pormadi (1300)
• Indonesia
18 Oct 06
Me too, it's my real name. I'm happy with it.
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• India
12 Oct 06
it reflects my character
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
Thanks for your response. :)
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• India
13 Oct 06
ur gf name
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
13 Oct 06
Thanks for responding. :)
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• United States
12 Oct 06
I use my first initial and my last name. Then the 4 numbers are part of my ex's license plate. I've been using this username for as long as I can remember, that is why using the numbers that are related to my ex...sshhh don't tell my fiance what those numbers mean. He has never asked and never figured it out.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
12 Oct 06
2474 that sounds like a good pick-4 number I'm going to play it in the pick-4 in Ohio. have a great day.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
Don't worry because your secret is safe with us. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
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• United States
12 Oct 06
LOL...ok you can play the numbers 2474...if you win you half to split it with me....Now I am going to have to go play it tonight too
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@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
12 Oct 06
from my first name :)
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
Thanks for your response. :)
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@crixti (223)
• Romania
26 Oct 06
Your name is instanto?
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• India
30 Oct 06
ME 2
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@franhrnt (185)
• United States
12 Oct 06
my younger brother chose my username,he tried for fransheart but that was taken so I got franhrnt
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
Thanks for sharing with us. :)
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@britishyip (1614)
• India
12 Oct 06
my user name is on the name of company i owns.. simple..
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
That would make it easy to remember. Thanks for responding. :)
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@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 06
Its my real name.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
Thanks Dellion for your response. :)
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@Gwenshin (171)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I combined the names of 2 Celtic goddesses, used numerology to get the letters and number assighed to the letters to bring good luck.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
28 Oct 06
Western Australia
Thanks for your contribution to the discussion. :)
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• United States
23 Oct 06
I chose my username Doublehearts when i got with my fiance then I changed it and took it back when I became pregnant with my son Adam, WHY? Because then I had 2 hearts beating inside of me instead of just 1....
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
24 Oct 06
That is a lovely idea and thanks for sharing it with us. :)
• United States
24 Oct 06
yea,i like my username alot,,by the way isnt there a quicker way to get get to my comment page without searching through the wholelist of comment pages? thanks
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
24 Oct 06
I wish I could help you on finding your comments quicker but unfortunately I have the same problem as you. Maybe there will be an improvement when the new updated version hits our computers in the next few weeks. :)
@ishavasyam (1802)
• India
28 Oct 06
Very good question...this 'ishavasyam ' is the first word of a n Upnishad called "Ishavasyopanishad"....thats why...
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• New Zealand
28 Oct 06
its my daughters middle name had it b4 she was born but its easy for me to type and to remember....
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
28 Oct 06
Thanks to both of you for contributing to the discussion. :)
@anjuscor (1266)
• India
21 Dec 06
My user name depicts my Name and my Sun sign. I always use this for each and every website.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
22 Dec 06
It will be easy to remember if you use it for all internet sites. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
• United States
22 Oct 06
It reflects my personality.. I am a creative person and it is creative concepts spelled creatively using k's instead of c's to make it unique and I made it one word instead of two. I also tend to use kreativideaz as well as a username created using the same principle.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
23 Oct 06
What a good idea and it would be so easy for you to remember. Thanks for your contribution to the discussion. :)
@timmeh0910 (1169)
• United States
22 Oct 06
I choosed my username because Timmeh is my nickname, 09 is my favorite number and 10 is uhm, idk where that comes into play but ive always have timmeh0910 :-P
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
22 Oct 06
Thank you for responding to the disussion. :)
@kalyani1 (183)
• India
22 Oct 06
ususally all my ids are my dearest person's name or my name
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@kalyani1 (183)
• India
22 Oct 06
all ids mean, e mail ID, office ids etc
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@redlynn (322)
• China
22 Oct 06
for red is my favorite color,and Lynn is just a name that sounds like my Chinese given name.so I choose it!
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
23 Oct 06
What a great idea to combine those special things in your life for your user name. Thanks for responding. :)
• Luxembourg
12 Oct 06
When I had to find a yahoo ID, I took the first thing I thought about... It's in fact the nickname my boyfriend gives me and I was born in 1977. I also use this nickname to sign in everywhere.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
13 Oct 06
That combination makes it easy for you to remember then. Thank you for sharing with us. :)
@fishmore (24)
• United States
12 Oct 06
My now exwife (maybe because of this) used to say I fish more than anything else. It's also a message of sorts. Everyone should fish more.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
That is exactly what my husband says and he can fish for hours on end. Thanks for joining the discussion.
• United States
12 Oct 06
It took me a few - I'm so indecisive. One of my dogs came up to me for a scratch behind the ear, flopped sown on the floor beside me, and we both sighed at the same time. I got a laugh out of it and it also triggeres the name idea. He's a siberian husky, and I'm the mama!
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
Great idea and it will be a username that you should remember quite easily. No doubt it probably bring a smile to your face when you are signing in. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
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@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
12 Oct 06
i am divorced and wanted to write a fantasy , but with a subliminal serious message about KIds WIth DIvorced PArents. Couldn't think of a name for the book, so took the first two letters of each word and hereit is. No one on the internet has this so it is easier when signing up for something.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Oct 06
What a fantastic idea to write a book and about a topic that affects so many people. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
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• United States
17 Oct 06
I have many user names for many different sites. Some are based on writing or television shows, some are just random. I don't think my mylot name needs anyy explanation, haha. I have another user name as iflipmypancakes on another site, and one as leggomygreggo44 ... really it is just whatever comes to mind.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
17 Oct 06
How do you manage to remember them all or have you noted them all down somewhere? Thanks for responding to the discussion. :)
• United States
18 Oct 06
I must just have a good memory, because I have never needed to write them down. No problemo :)
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
18 Oct 06
If you have a good memory that will make it easy for you. :)
• United States
5 Nov 06
My user name is derived from the placement of the planets in my Western astrological chart. I am a solar Gemini, but many of the planets are stationed in the water element -- hence, "truly water" or "Truewater." The "2" is there because "Truewater" was already taken at the site where I first tried to register.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
5 Nov 06
That is interesting and informative. Thank you Truewater for your contribution to the discussion. :)
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@Asylum (45436)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 06
It is rare to encounter a well thought out and well compiled username. Too many people make do with a random mixture of number and letters. I am impressed with your choice.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
6 Nov 06
I have to agree with you Asylum and thanks for your contribution to the discussion. :)