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What is the origin of your nickname?


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I am a person who likes to know the origin of people's nicknames.

 

So, what is the origin of your nickname? Was it chosen specifically for GTA Online or have you used it before?

 

Mine is because my name is Derek. I made a change at the end and it looks like this. I chose specifically for GTA.

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Hazzardtohimself

Referring to my forum name

 

I'd imagine me-from-almost-twenty-years-ago was referencing The Dukes Of Hazzard, and my tendencies of trying (and failing!) to perform stunts inside GTA3, usually leading to death. Hence being a danger to myself (or Claude, as it was) 

 

Referring to my in-game name

 

My first RSC account (now deceased) was... I forget. Probably another bad pun. 

My current RSC account is a bad pun, making fun of a certain infamous YouTuber (but I won't mention it by name here because PC existence is scary) 

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On the Forum, I am Sprocket. It is an old nickname given to me because I sort of look like the dog from Fraggle Rock! 😂😂 (Young 'uns feel free to google that)

 

In other places and real life, as well as Sprocket, I am Miković (Mike O Vitch) My Human name is Mike and I have Eastern European heritage. People just called me it and it stuck..and yes, I quite often channel my inner Niko and say "Start you Turd!" Hahaha!

 

 

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Arrows to Athens

My forum name is basically one of my favourite rock bands formed by songwriter David Hodges. 

 

My PSN ID is NiightRunner, which is a duo that composes synth wave music. I thought the name was really cool, but someone had already taken it, so I added an extra 'i' in there. 

 

As you can tell, I'm a big music guy.

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It was my nickname in Day of Defeat, on one map I was camping near the spawn in the water and stapped the enemies in the back with the knife in the picture, then retreated to the water where they could not shoot me, when they found out where I was they had to fight me underwater with knive only. The idea with the name I had from the A-Team though.

 

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Now I stab El Rubio's guards in the back ;)

 

 

 

 

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its a play on katamari damacy if any boomers out there remember that game.

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Up until the late 1990s I'd used the name "Bigfoot" online, but it was increasingly taken on websites I signed up for, so one day, I just decided to think up a new username - I was playing a lot of Final Fantasy 8 at the time - hence "Gunblade" - and I was a (relatively) young Scottish guy in his 20s - which gave the "lad" part.

25 years later it's still unique.  A Duckduckgo websearch for my username gets results that - aside from a few ads - are pretty much all my stuff (or stuff I've been involved in).

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ilovefreebird
3 hours ago, Hazzardtohimself said:

I'd imagine me-from-almost-twenty-years-ago

 

Wow, I know there are tons and tons of people who joined prior to me, but they rarely post - or at least, I don't always notice their join date. 

 

Mine was a reference to Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd, though I've never actually cared much for that song. I'm guessing late-teens-me was trying to be cool and/or couldn't think of a good name.

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7 hours ago, Dereve said:

Mine is because my name is Derek.

 

Mine is because my name is Barnabas Edward Sebastian Molio

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CRAZY AL WARD

Mine is basically because:

1) I thought it was cool

2) It seems i'm Not the 1st person IRL to use said nickname (There was a 70s Canadian Punk-Rocker who also had the nickname "Crazy Al" before i was even born)

3) I actually went to the psych unit 5 Times back in 2013 because of depression & stuff i don't wanna go into detail about

 

So that's the story of My nickname

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LeatherJacketSoldier

I thought for a while to start a thread or join one (like now) like this one, only that I had expected for it to be in the general discussions forum. Don't worry: it's okay for me. Now, for the topic:

I never played GTA Online, just played most of 3D Era GTA's (all of them if you don't count GTA Advance and GTA Chinatown Wars, though I believe CW is somehow from the HD Era), so I'll explain only my GTAForums nickname. Well, I'm a huge fan of Indiana Jones, and a month prior of joining the forums I played Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (extra and innecessary data: I also mastered Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine for PC, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb for PC, and Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings for PSP, I saw a playthrough for the Wii version of SoK since I can't afford Wiimote and Nunchuk to use in Dolphin emulator) and completed it almost at 1000 IQ points, and found many cool and/or funny lines of dialogue. If you approach Fritz in the Outer Ring of Atlantis (Sophia's guard), he'll stop you and ask you who you are, and one of the answers that you can choose for Indy to say is something like "Me? I'm a member of the Brown Jacket Regiment.". So, identifying myself with Indy, I chose my nickname to be a soldier from that same "regiment" XD. And so LeatherJacketSoldier nickname was born.

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20 minutes ago, LeatherJacketSoldier said:

I thought for a while to start a thread or join one (like now) like this one, only that I had expected for it to be in the general discussions forum. Don't worry: it's okay for me. Now, for the topic:

I never played GTA Online, just played most of 3D Era GTA's (all of them if you don't count GTA Advance and GTA Chinatown Wars, though I believe CW is somehow from the HD Era), so I'll explain only my GTAForums nickname. Well, I'm a huge fan of Indiana Jones, and a month prior of joining the forums I played Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (extra and innecessary data: I also mastered Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine for PC, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb for PC, and Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings for PSP, I saw a playthrough for the Wii version of SoK since I can't afford Wiimote and Nunchuk to use in Dolphin emulator) and completed it almost at 1000 IQ points, and found many cool and/or funny lines of dialogue. If you approach Fritz in the Outer Ring of Atlantis (Sophia's guard), he'll stop you and ask you who you are, and one of the answers that you can choose for Indy to say is something like "Me? I'm a member of the Brown Jacket Regiment.". So, identifying myself with Indy, I chose my nickname to be a soldier from that same "regiment" XD. And so LeatherJacketSoldier nickname was born.

And also my rank "Bullwhip Crackshot" makes a reference to Indy's skill with his bullwhip.

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Long story short mine started as a CB radio handle, Frogger. This was because I had a nearly stock powered radio and got squashed regularly. Yes I'm that old. 

Later on my name morphed into Froggmann because Frogger was usually taken and in my early 20s I was a rather avid SCUBA diver. Like 300 hours a year avid. 

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It's just a nickname I had in highschool. I've grown to appreciate it nowadays. Forum avatars are various bosses from an old racing I love.

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i have been carimbohanky for over 20 years, my nickname was given to me by my friends when i was in like 8th grade, the name "carimbo" they got it from a old salsa song about a slave named carimbo, a while later they added the name "hanky" in honor of mr.hankey(southpark). so since 1997-98 i have been known as carimbohanky for so long that theres people that think thats my real name 🤣😂

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Slammer is my original ID on the original XBox and the original Halo. Began playing LAN parties not very well. Improved a lot after playing Ghost Recon on my PC. In Halo I started sneaking up behind people and "slamming" them with my rifle.

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Mine originates in a prophecy from the book of Genesis

 

The best translation of Shiloh is "messiah" or "annointed one".

 

Although it has a long and complex backstory, too long to list here, essentially it's a prophecy of the birth of Christ.

 

Shiloh was Israel's first capitol city and the location of the Ark of the Covenant for 400 years until their defeat by the Philistines.

 

It's just north of Jerusalem and will be the location of the third and final temple, built by the anti-Christ during his reign and the place where he will declare himself to be God and demand the whole world worhips him. After his defeat, the temple will be cleansed and will be the place from where Jesus rules over all the nations.

 

Building it there, as opposed to the Temple Mount avoids problems from the contentious ownership dispute between Jews and Muslims and will further enhance the lie the anti-Chrst will use to fool the world that he is "the great peace-maker". The Temple Mount will be split in two by an earthquake anyway and a river will flow through there, so not really prime construction land anyway.

 

Amusingly, I played with a guy from northern England recently who thought it was a corruption of "Sherlock Holmes". Never in a million years would I ever have heard that in my head when I said it, now I laugh every time I think of him saying it in his broad regional accent.

 

 

 

 

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Yellow Dog with Cone

My original username (Voodoo-Hendrix) was based on my PSN account, which I named as such cuz the song I was listening to when I came up with that name was "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

 

My current username is because of the Casino Penthouse decoration of the same name.

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LeatherJacketSoldier
10 hours ago, CarimboHanky said:

a while later they added the name "hanky" in honor of mr.hankey(southpark).

Lol, what an awesome nickname... Not for you being a turd, but for Hankey being a great and likable character in the series XD

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MechanicMammal

My forum name is different to my GTA name,

Mechanic Mammal is my Xbox live name and it was suggested by MS when I could not get the name I wanted, and I thought it sounded ok.

My Rstar social club name is "Beeblebrox42" because I was watching the BBC series of Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy when I was signing up to Social club.

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On 3/30/2021 at 7:07 PM, LeatherJacketSoldier said:

I thought for a while to start a thread or join one (like now) like this one, only that I had expected for it to be in the general discussions forum.

Nevermind, I saw one just now (revived by some user), I'll follow that thread too.

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suicidal_banana

Waaaay back when worms armageddon just released i used to play it with a mate who would always hoard all the healthkits and make one of his worms have like a 1000 health, then i would take one of my low health worms, stand next to their high health worm, throw a 'super banana nade' at the ground, and (because my worm took dmg from it) it would explode all the cluser-banana's at once, instantly destroying their worm or flinging it far out off the playing field.

 

This became my signature suicidal banana attack, so thats how i ended up with this nickname.


In recent years more and more websites (google stuff etc) try to deny me my nickname because it isnt PC or whatever lame bs, and so far i've always won the argument by going "but i've been using this nickname for longer then your website exists"

 

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Also, everybody that keeps changing nickname every few weeks, stop that, it's ANNOYING AS F*CK, for a few years now i just delete ppl from steam/discord/etc if they keep changing their nickname, stick with one or f- off
 

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Kiethblacklion

I've been using this nickname since '98. It is based off of the original Voltron: Defender of the Universe cartoon.

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