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How did you arrive at your ID?

Asked by YoH (1414 points ) March 16th, 2010

How did you come to the fluther name you use?

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faye's avatar

It’s my name. I wish I had felt a little more inventive that day.

Shae's avatar

My parents gave it to me.

lillycoyote's avatar

My username here and on a number of other online sites is sort of an “analog” of my real name.

ragingloli's avatar

It is my real name.

bob_'s avatar

When I first joined another site, my user name was my real name. Then I quit, but after a while I wanted back in the game, but keeping a “low profile”. Ergo the name.

I also quit and came back to Fluther. Check out my profile for a little story.

bob_'s avatar

@ragingloli Das glaube ich nicht.

MacBean's avatar

Mine’s just my name, too.

TexasDude's avatar

Well, I’m part Creole, I’m learning to fiddle, and I guess I’m a bastard. A very dear lady friend of mine pointed this out to me back in my answerbag days, and the name stuck.

ragingloli's avatar

@bob_ glaub doch was du willst

thriftymaid's avatar

I use it for several sites. Originally I joined a site to answer a question about saving money and wanted to use the name thrifty. It was taken, so I just added maid.

bob_'s avatar

@ragingloli Touché.

Milk's avatar

I was drinking a glass of milk and couldn’t think of anything better.

Naked_Homer's avatar

It was what I chose to come back to the sight with. Sort of a nod to those who knew me before so they might recognize me.

escapedone7's avatar

I escaped a bad situation.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

It’s a long story, but it involves an inside joke, free stuff, and a clumsy waitress.

starshine's avatar

a dear friend of mine started calling me starshine this summer. it kinda stuck. only nickname I’ve ever had. Aside from Doogan, but that’s not very flattering, now is it.

Coloma's avatar

It’s the name of a state park near my home.

Vunessuh's avatar

It still pronounces my name correctly, but it’s just spelled differently. cooler.

Violet's avatar

Violet has been my internet alias for years
I guess I came up with it originally because it was my favorite color.

Sarcasm's avatar

I used it on AIROW (Q&A site, kinda like Fluther). Some time after AIROW shut down, I was told to come join Fluther.
I figured it made the most sense to keep the same username, for the sake of my fellow AIROWians recognizing me.

I chose Sarcasm in the first place because I’m a sarcastic person, surprisingly enough. I’m kind of getting tired of this name. but I don’t know what I’d want to use instead of it.

TheLoneMonk's avatar

I’ve been using Thelonemonk or Lonemonk since 1995 back in the Prodigy days. I was way into Thelonious Monk at the time and Lonemonk has a nice ring to it, at least in my ear.

chamelopotamus's avatar

Sometimes I feel like I change to match my surroundings, like a Chameleon, and the “opotamus” is so my name wasn’t just “chameleon”. Gives it that mutt, mashup vibe. Like a platypus: a mixture of completely different things that have no business being mixed together into one animal; and I guess that’s me in a way. I always like to come up with ridiculous user names that represent me in some way. I chose HuckleberrySlim for my YouTube as a nod to my favorite band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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