Origin of your username

From the American Heritage Dictionary
mis·cel·la·ne·a - pl.n.: Miscellaneous items or written works collected together.
User avatar
Airbourne
Frame Rate Serial Killer
Posts: 473
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:51 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F-16 Fighting Falcon
Location: Chicago, Illinois
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 104 times
Been thanked: 340 times

Origin of your username

Post by Airbourne » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:11 pm

Tell us how you came up with your username.

I'll start:

Image

My older brother had this poster hung up by the computer and I thought the name fit well. :D
Image

User avatar
Kilo 11
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 715
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:42 pm
Favorite Aircraft: Supermarine Spitfire
Location: Rohan, Middle Earth
Has thanked: 51 times
Been thanked: 84 times
Contact:

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Kilo 11 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:25 pm

Got mine from the movie ''Black Hawk Down''. The delta operator known as Norman Hooten ''Hoot'' used ''Kilo 11'' when talking through the radio. ''This is Kilo 11, Super 64 is going down, I repeat.....''

Image
https://www.facebook.com/vnafairfest?fref=ts
VNAF AirFest staff 2012-2016
Virtual display pilot

User avatar
Honey Badger
57th Polyvalent Sq
57th Polyvalent Sq
Posts: 1843
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:17 pm
Favorite Aircraft: Anything that gets off the ground
Location: From Louisiana, stationed in Alabama
Has thanked: 226 times
Been thanked: 69 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Honey Badger » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:35 pm

I love the Middle Ages in general and the world of Middle Earth. Aragorn of LOTR is kinda my hero. 15 is a random number.
USAF Computer Systems Programmer (3D0X4)
"Powerpoint Ranger"

User avatar
Midnight Rambler
Senior Veteran
Senior Veteran
Posts: 2110
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:08 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F-16
Location: Australia
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 258 times
Been thanked: 358 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Midnight Rambler » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:50 pm

Tada
Last edited by Midnight Rambler on Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:49 am, edited 1 time in total.
Image

User avatar
Taskforce 58
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 678
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:06 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F-104, Tu-95, Piaggio Avanti
Location: YYZ VOR 062 radial, 17.5 DME
Has thanked: 52 times
Been thanked: 228 times
Contact:

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Taskforce 58 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:53 pm

Image

User avatar
redcell
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 317
Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:51 pm
Favorite Aircraft: Unspecified
Location: Brooklyn, New York City
Has thanked: 41 times
Been thanked: 22 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by redcell » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:30 am

Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin are both my favorite bands of all time. My name used to be redcell, though.

User avatar
Gunny
Business Class Membership
Business Class Membership
Posts: 3188
Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:17 pm
Favorite Aircraft: Any thing with a prop.
Location: New Iberia.LA.
OS: Windows XP SP3
Has thanked: 539 times
Been thanked: 682 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Gunny » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:04 am

My rank at retirement Gunnery Sargent E-7 the guys started calling me Gunny on YSP and when the last crash took out my first user name scanyon2 I just made Gunny my user name since they where calling me that anyway.
Image[/align=centre]

User avatar
FrenchTOZT
CVW-171
CVW-171
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:47 am
Favorite Aircraft: F-65
Location: Live music capitol of the world.
Has thanked: 52 times
Been thanked: 14 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by FrenchTOZT » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:24 am

A small play on words, if any of you remember the Marathon trilogy. (Bungie's only good game besides Minotaur and Pathways Into Darkness) The Flamethrower from it is called the TOZT. So yeah.... Decided to be witty, plus the people I played with were French.
Image
Team Awesome# Whatever. ALPHA-5 OF THE TA-RANGERS Part of the f**king problem

User avatar
Airbourne
Frame Rate Serial Killer
Posts: 473
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:51 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F-16 Fighting Falcon
Location: Chicago, Illinois
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 104 times
Been thanked: 340 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Airbourne » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:24 am

It's pretty cool where you got all of your usernames from. Thanks for sharing!
Image

User avatar
Scarecrow
Senior Veteran
Senior Veteran
Posts: 1257
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:08 am
Favorite Aircraft: T-50B
Location: IND
OS: Windows
Has thanked: 61 times
Been thanked: 275 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Scarecrow » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:26 am

The Wizard of Oz...

Image

"si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes"

Image

User avatar
Bombcat
CVW-171
CVW-171
Posts: 927
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:08 am
Favorite Aircraft: F-14D Tomcat
Location: Virginia
OS: Windows 7
Has thanked: 138 times
Been thanked: 138 times
Contact:

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Bombcat » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:03 am

In the last decade or so of it's career with the US Navy, the F-14 enjoyed considerable success as a bomber, and so the Tomcat became the Bombcat. I like Tomcats, and I like bombing things, so...

Image

Note - any F-14 configured to drop bombs can be called a Bombcat, the title is not limited to the F-14A+/B.
[CAG171]Bombcat, Commander, Air Wing 171
Team Awesome # 23
Former YSFHQ administrator.

User avatar
Dragon029
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 601
Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:09 am
Favorite Aircraft: F-35A
Location: Australia
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 84 times
Contact:

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Dragon029 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:24 am

Well, the first part is because that shit's badass:

Image

While the number is a reference to 'Spartan-029' whose name was Josh, as I used to be a major Halo fan.

Image
Royal Australian Air Force
Per Ardua Ad Astra
>>> Dragon Addon Pack <<<
(PAK-FA, F/A-52, F/A-36, MQ-21)

ToxicSkylinesMH10
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 127
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 10:30 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F-22C
Location: 626
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by ToxicSkylinesMH10 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:30 am

Basically, my name is derived from the pollution in the Skylines. The pollution being Toxic.
sooooo ToxicSkylines :)


Image

and the MH10 was just my old clan tag from Combat Arms a while back.
I was a pretty good player :)

User avatar
Airbourne
Frame Rate Serial Killer
Posts: 473
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:51 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F-16 Fighting Falcon
Location: Chicago, Illinois
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 104 times
Been thanked: 340 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Airbourne » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:39 am

Scarecrow wrote:The Wizard of Oz...

Image
:lol: my guess is that it was your favorite movie?
Bombcat wrote:In the last decade or so of it's career with the US Navy, the F-14 enjoyed considerable success as a bomber, and so the Tomcat became the Bombcat. I like Tomcats, and I like bombing things, so...

Image

Note - any F-14 configured to drop bombs can be called a Bombcat, the title is not limited to the F-14A+/B.
I never knew that. That's so cool!
Image

User avatar
halberdier25
Senior Veteran
Senior Veteran
Posts: 1380
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:05 am
Favorite Aircraft: Unspecified
Location: Pgh
Has thanked: 98 times
Been thanked: 196 times
Contact:

Re: Origin of your username

Post by halberdier25 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:59 am

Image

A friend of mine would only ever play as the Byzantines. I had to counter those goddamned cataphracts somehow. A full army of halberdiers backed by a full army of skirmishers could wipe out almost anything he threw at me in terms of cavalry.

EDIT: Before anyone makes any jokes about the tutorials and playing as William Wallace, let me say this: DEATH TO LONGSHANKS! And it fucking pissed me off when I didn't get all the galleons and one or two were still yellow and I couldn't control them. Fucking trigger condition zones. That said: I was stellar at making custom scenarios for that game.
FrenchTOZT wrote:A small play on words, if any of you remember the Marathon trilogy. (Bungie's only good game besides Minotaur and Pathways Into Darkness)
*twitch*

User avatar
Robert Sanderson
VFA-49
VFA-49
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:16 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F/A-32C Risstile
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Robert Sanderson » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:04 am

Originally, I used to be Pvt. A. (Andrew) Sanderson. Andrew is my real first name; Sanderson is from an unknown origin. Back then I was trying to create a fake name that would stick with me for a while.

Later I "ranked" up to Cpl. and even later on I changed my name to just R. (Robert) Sanderson. The name Robert is a name from a childhood friend of mine who is probably not in the town I live in anymore.

Ever since I changed the name, I used the name for every game/online account, almost.
Currently semi-active.

User avatar
Gennaro
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 672
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:07 pm
Favorite Aircraft: 777, F-16
Location: Jakarta
OS: MacOS Sierra
Has thanked: 18 times
Been thanked: 35 times
Contact:

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Gennaro » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:18 am

Simple , Gennaro is my real name :D
I like coffee and mexican food, but not at the same time.

User avatar
Crazypilot
Honorary Contributor
Honorary Contributor
Posts: 2578
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:22 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F-16C
Location: Pakistan
Has thanked: 191 times
Been thanked: 92 times
Contact:

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Crazypilot » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:32 am

The way I flew in the virtual PAF air force in FSX.
Boneless Pizza

User avatar
Shiny Rice
57th Polyvalent Sq
57th Polyvalent Sq
Posts: 1389
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:28 pm
Favorite Aircraft: Su-35
Has thanked: 28 times
Been thanked: 42 times

Re: Origin of your username

Post by Shiny Rice » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:57 am

When I got Gmod I heard of Half-Life 2, and loved it's plot. Pity I don't have it, but I have the first one. The thing is, that G-man become my favourite supervillian, and watched a lot of videos in Youtube about him. And you may ask "Then why your name isn't G-man?" Well, I liked more this name because he said it at the start of HL2, then when I registered here and saw your comments in my introducing topic I didn't knew what you were talking about. Then I googled it a bit and found out that it was another way to say "wake up". I LOLed at myself. But I thought it was still cool and decided to keep it.
CO of the 57th Cloud Rippers
"We rip those clouds apart so you can see the sun!"
Now 100% more decomissioned!

User avatar
iqmal_97
Senior Veteran
Senior Veteran
Posts: 1762
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:47 am
Favorite Aircraft: Sukhoi Su-30MKM
Location: Somewhere in Asia
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 762 times
Been thanked: 190 times
Contact:

Re: Origin of your username

Post by iqmal_97 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:42 am

-> Iqmal_97

- My 2nd username. Have been using it since I first got access to the Web. The 97 came from my birth date. Usually use it when I enter forums and chat rooms.

-> Nynaiqmal_90

- My first ever username. My sis is the person who originally helped me learn how to use the internet. So, we usually share this username together*. I use it when entering online servers, and first used it on a game called Ace of Aces, which is sadly gone. I frequently choose it over Iqmal_97 mostly because its easier to type in 'nyn' than 'iqmal' .

*and still is...

Thinking about changing my name to Nyn or something, but I still cant decide. BTW, nice thread.
Image
[N007HA]Nynaiqmal_97 <= My usual online callsign
Mein Imgur gallery. Feel free to use any of my screenshots (Crediting me is optional, but greatly appreciated)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest