Because I’m on the fediverse 😉

@today
127M

Well you know when I made this account.

@1st
87M

found a bug

Maya
admin
87M

I wanted a short twitter handle and I read somewhere that the name xkcd came about because no username with actual meaning sticks as long as you yourself are changing. sure enough, it’s been a long time with it now…

@Lofenyy
27M

My username was inspired by Randal Monroe’s write up on the xkcd name. I wont go any further into explaining it, because it’s a bit of a puzzle. My name however, was chosen because it’s meaningless. It represents only me. Same with the pic I’m using. It’s a render of a drawing I did with pencil and paper. I’m the only one with the master copy, and the only one who can create true derivatives.

Maya
admin
37M

there’s probably an artcrit to be written there about the nature of a “true derivative” in the age of digital reproduction

@roadrunner56
creator
17M

I can never use those kinds of usernames, because I always forget them. :P

Maya
admin
27M

see, for me it had to be pronounceable. kick-sick-queue. that did the trick

@nice
87M

I read this question then I signed up.

@vlad
27M

Nice.

@Blacktop
77M

I’m a black man and a top (gay slang)

@thomas
87M

My parents came up with it.

That’s the most user name I’ve ever read!

I use a different usernames on each website, each one coming from something on my mind in the moment I choose.
This time, I was in-between soldering a bunch of leds for a binary clock and I just happened to read of lemmy during a break.

@Herbstein
77M

I was playing Counter-Strike: Source when I saw that one of the opponents were called “Doctor Derpstein”. So I jokingly called myself “Doctor Herbstein”. The name stuck somewhat. I shortened it to “DrHerbstein”, and later still to just “Herbstein”. I don’t really like the name that much, but at this point I’m used to it.

I think I was in 7th grade when I came up with the original version. When I started my bachelor people started calling me “Herb” for short - even IRL. At this point it would simply feel weird to change it.

Fun fact about the name: it’s also the name of a small-ish city in Germany. I only found this out relatively recently when I tried searching the username on google. That got me a nice chuckle.

I got my username from a random American name generator.

It’s the name of the beer I was drinking when I registered.

@pgp
67M

My initials, that happen to match a very well known encryption software.

I like rollercoasters

@wraptile
banned
57M

I like reptiles, I like wraps.

Coheed and Cambria fan here, their album The Afterman had a huge impact on me.

@Nitros
47M

High five man, I have been a fan since IKTSSE3

Fan since YOTBR here, didn’t know about them before. IKSSE3 is perfect. Glad to meet another child of the fence.

@Nitros
37M

Year of the Black Rainbow is an epic album. I still remember getting my collectors addition with the novel. I had the CD on repeat and could not put the book down. I ended up finishing the book in like a day or two.

@mukt
57M

My username means free/independent/unconstrained in my mother language, which is Hindi. I have been using it in one way or other since a few years now.

@byteheadLW
27M

Wow high five fellow Bharatiya!

@mukt
27M

Hello, and welcome.
Do check out communities c/India and c/Bharat here.

Just {Firsname}{Lastname} 🙈

@junta
57M

It’s a combination of my favorite month plus my first job. As well as a few coups I did back in the 60s.

@max
57M

I picked the most basic name that is somehow related to me.

@vlad
27M

Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor? Maxine? Maxolomew?

When I was young my mother chose this name for me so I just kind of stuck with it and now it means a lot to me

@onlooker
57M

I tend to lurk a lot.

@Panzerfaust
banned
57M

Some punk took my username that I use on other sites so I had to choose another one that is similar to my first choice.

@roadrunner56
creator
27M

What was your first choice, if you don’t mind me asking?

@Panzerfaust
banned
37M

Panzer.

vendion
47M

Personally I like Panzerfaust better as that makes someone (or something) that punches tanks. ;)

@Panzerfaust
banned
37M

Ok. :)

@asonix
47M

i put a bunch of words into a word mixer & picked one that looked cool

@yeah
47M

Yeah, idk man

art
47M

It’s my name.

@crackmacs
47M

I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I live in the downtown core, and have been here since the early 2000’s. In 2009 I moved beside this place locally referred to as ‘crack macs’, a 24-hr convenience store known for people selling drugs, fighting, craziness and other things like that. After moving here and noticing the shenanigans happening outside at all times, I wanted to keep a journal of it, or a log, just for fun. Twitter was relatively new at the time, and it’s 140 character limit seemed like a good fit, so on August 31st 2009, I made @crackmacs on Twitter. I think FB/IG came in 2014, and the blog. The nickname for the location has existed since sometime in the 1980s.

It’s been over 10 years now and blogging/social media is now my full time job. I write about Calgary things, share news, fun stuff, emergencies, etc. Have over 100k mostly local followers, 30+FB groups for local topics, and a busy Discord server. We sell ad space and stuff. It’s really turned out great. The name itself hasn’t aged very well tbh. The 24-hr convenience store, “Mac’s”, re-branded to Circle K a couple of years ago, and the city has changed significantly in that time. It’s not nearly as bad as it used to be.

Been a fun ride so far.

Also Lemmy is awesome and I can’t wait for it to explode.

I come up with stupid names when I’m half asleep.

@joseph
47M

literally my first name

@otso
47M

I spent a year in finland, where bears were once revered, and loved the country. On sanakirja.org “otso” is listed as a name for bear, but it is not used commonly. I am not sure if it is foreign or antique but it seemed to fit the suomen wannabe

They’re the bane of my existence

i like fruits, they are tasty. so the german word for fruit is frucht. and fruechtchen is the cute variant of it.

@otso
37M

The cute form of a word is called a “diminutive” in english. Trivial, but I like the word.

@mFcGlNBcfr
37M

I couldn’t think of anything, so I went to random.org and generated a random string. 🤷‍♀️

It’s what was beside my laptop when I was trying to think of a name.

@NotSpez
37M

I personally am not Spez

@sphinxc0re
37M

I used to make edm when I was in my teens. I always wanted to create my own music genre and so I thought of “Sphinx-Core” 🤷‍♂️ I’ve been iterating over that name over and over until I stuck with my current

@yogthos
37M

Mine’s inspired by Yog-Sothoth from the Cthulhu Mythos.

@KindLurker
37M

I took “Kind Stranger” from Reddit and since I don’t post much, I’m a Kind Lurker.

I just couldn’t resist when making an account just now :) Wanted something pseudonymous and I don’t really feel the need to keep it consistent between websites.

It took some work to make it short enough.

3rd grade: i draw triangle, turns into character, name him angel. mages are cool, so he’s now a mage. i decided to use it as my username everywhere and here we are.

@mftrhu
37M

MalFunctioningTRansHUmanist is a bit too long for most websites, so I pruned it down a little bit.

Was listening to punk music and thinking about the 60s, Kennedy came to mind

@lainon
37M

Some years back a friend of mine started calling me lainon, which was a common way users referred to each other on the imageboard Lainchan. So technically, it is the combination of lain + anon. My friend did so because I was a bit obsessed with Serial Experiments Lain, and all of my avatars at that point were just Lain pics. I’m not really the imageboard type, but the name stuck and now here I am.

@showtunes
37M

I want people to show me music

@roadrunner56
creator
37M

Well here’s some (old) music https://archive.org/details/TinPanAlley_830

@Aeolun
17M

That’s pretty cool

vendion
37M

I got mine from when I was in school, one of my friends use to draw comics and made a character based of each of his friends and this was the name of my character.

@roadrunner56
creator
37M

That’s really cool! do you still have the comics?

vendion
17M

Sadly I do not.

@drd
37M

My name starts with D, and three letter usernames are available so I randomly chose drd. Wish there was something more interesting haha.

@k_o_t
37M

whatever was here

@nutomic
admin
47M

FYI “Kot” is a polite term for shit in German.

@k_o_t
37M

well, at least it’s polite :)

but as it is not a rare occurrence (in my experience at least) that a particular word is a curse or has otherwise inappropriate meaning in some languages, so i’d just to think of it as cat in Russian :)

Here comes dat boi

@Kamui
27M

Taken from a video game character. It just sounded really cool to me.

@byteheadLW
27M

It’s a childish reason. I liked the username bytehead but most of them are taken so I ended up adding LW because I liked Daniel Lightwing from the movie “Brilliant Young Minds” x

@Nitros
27M

I stole mine… at least that is how I remember it. I was a beta tester for Ragnarok Online way back in the day and there was a user run site with info on mobs and items from the game. I liked the name Nitros so much the next game I played I registered the name Nitros7. Since then I have used a version of that name pretty much where ever I go.

@Aeolun
27M

At some point I used Aeolus, which was taken from a song I liked, but it was never available, so changed a letter and it’s been like this ever since.

@Glagnarev
27M

i didn’t like my old one so i just kinda mashed some words together. Like “Glarg” and one of the characters of a manga i had just read.

My name and my occupation as an Android developer seemed to work well together.

@vlad
27M

It’s my name and I registered right away.

@k_o_t
27M

влад?

@vlad
17M

Hi! Yes that’s my name, but with Latin characters.

@fristys
27M

A misspelled version of my favourite radio as a kid

@rob
27M

It’s my name and it wasnt taken :)

@bLeDy
27M

Couldn’t find one that i liked, so i decided to stop actively looking for it. Found it the next day while listening to Linking Park

It’s my irl name, heh. I don’t feel like having a distinction. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So…you’re telling me your parents named you after your nickname? /s

@Timberwolf
17M

I’m a wolf! That’s, mostly all there is to it. (:

@PopeRigby
75M

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@chmos
21M

deleted by creator

@constantinople
banned
27M

deleted by creator

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@aeroplain
26M

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@Crems0n
14M

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