@vivivox
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17M

My nickname in real life is vi, I sometimes add a second vi because I think it’s cute, and vox is Latin for voice, I think. So, vivivox. My voice.

@today
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121Y

Well you know when I made this account.

Maya
admin
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91Y

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
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21Y

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
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31Y

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

@roadrunner56
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11Y

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

Maya
admin
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21Y

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

@1st
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81Y

found a bug

@nice
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81Y

I read this question then I signed up.

@vlad
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21Y

Nice.

@thomas
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81Y

My parents came up with it.

@clockwise_bit
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21Y

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

@Blacktop
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71Y

I’m a black man and a top (gay slang)

@clockwise_bit
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71Y

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
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71Y

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.

QuentinCallaghan
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71Y

I got my username from a random American name generator.

@federateduser
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11Y

Because I’m on the fediverse 😉

@strawberrydarling
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61Y

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

@pgp
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61Y

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

@wraptile
banned
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51Y

I like reptiles, I like wraps.

@theafterman
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51Y

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

@Nitros
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41Y

High five man, I have been a fan since IKTSSE3

@theafterman
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31Y

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

@Nitros
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31Y

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.

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