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  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    In addition to Lego, I am also a cigarette card collector.

    Nothing to do with 300 or the camel x 3 site.
  • brickedinbrickedin Member Posts: 564
    Brickedin is the state I get in when working on a large moc and I end up surrounded by bricks. I'm not the most organised builder. It's when you have to do a tippy toe dance thing to get out of the room.
  • pantboypantboy Member Posts: 211
    ^ That perfectly describes my son's room all the time.
  • greekmickgreekmick Member Posts: 710

    greekmick said:

    I'm Greek and my first name is Michael. Greekmichael sounds rubbish so went with greekmick. I hate being called Mick in life though.

    Darn it, sorry Michael, didn't realise you didn't like being called Mick!!
    Think I have called you Mick every time we have chatted!

    Sorry fella!
    Forgiven :) we are normally talking lego so didn't really notice.
  • brickedinbrickedin Member Posts: 564
    @pantboy, trouble is I'm 36!
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 Administrator Posts: 2,364
    @LostInTranslation - A translator, that is an interesting job. What languages do you translate?
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    edited May 2013
    I chose mine because it's my name and where I live. I just wanted a 'plain' username that refers to me without any connotations, and I added the place where I live because it's a great place. Of course I live in a town whose name now has other connotations, particularly with Americans (and others not familiar with the town), so I added the county as well so other people don't think I'm referring to the verb.

    Of course it's kind of ironic that the love of Lego is pretty much about Dorking out, so I'll go with the verb as well.

    I added UK because I think it's very useful to know where people are in the world on this forum, gets mighty confusing otherwise, especially when talking about trades or shopping deals.

    Gonna have to change it in about 6 weeks though, so guess I'll be Si_NZ then :)
  • adiemcadiemc Member Posts: 592
    Mine is made up of a nickname derived from my first name, Adrian and the first two letters of my surname
  • jlbbluejlbblue Member Posts: 54
    Mine came from setting up an AOL screen name many moons ago and GoBlue (University of Michigan fan) was taken. Dropped the Go and added my initials and the rest is history.
  • Dread_PirateDread_Pirate Member Posts: 184
    Think The Princess Bride.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    My favorite game growing up was "Pitfall" and...well...ahem....the number is self explanatory.
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    I'm Goldchains 'cause I ain't got no time for the jibba-jabba!

    Actually, it's a screen name I've used on several other sites because no one else ever has it, and I don't want to have a number or something else after it. Then I started using the Mr. T avatar, and it was all downhill from there.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    edited May 2013
    Lovely little thread :) Nice to get to know a bit more about you all.

    For a long time I was Savage_Steel on here (and still am on the main site I think) - which is my roller derby name.

    Then someone quietly changed me to MinifigsMe when took off, which is fine by me, as it does make things clearer, but I'm still not sure who changed it!?
    My first name is Robert and obviously Bob is short for that. Along time ago me and a friend were playing a playstation game where you could design and make your own fighter. We were both pretty drunk. You had to design every aspect of him/her. It was fun at first but there was so much you had to do it got a bit boring. At the end you had to name him. I chose BOBJACK (all in capitals as he was a loud bombastic character). Then you had to choose a surname. By this time I was a bit fed up, hence JACKBOB. I've stuck with it since.
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    LegoMom1 said:

    Does anyone ever have enough bricks?

    My wife thinks I do ....

    On topic now : because my first name is Ernst, simple.

  • davee123davee123 Member Posts: 852
    Back when I started posting online around 1999, I used my real name-- David Eaton. There was no real need for a handle, because everyone used something NNTP-based (RTL or LUGNET), which used both a "real name" and email address. However, as I read, the names and emails were mostly a blur at first (before I got to know people).

    But a few people had quick-and-simple signatures that they used, like "++lar" or "jsproat" that I started to recognize. So I figured I'd make something similar. Nothing involved like a signature file, but something short and quick that I could easily type, but might be recognizable. So I started writing "DaveE" at the end of my posts.

    As time went on, other sites needed usernames, and I often tried to get "dave" or "davee", but those were often taken. So I appended my LUGNET member number "123" to the end, making "davee123", which was distinctive enough to seemingly never be taken on other LEGO websites.

    DaveE <-- and I still do that, for better or worse
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,308
    Ernst said:

    On topic now : because my first name is Ernst, simple.

    You, me, and Huw...

  • Jonn420Jonn420 Member Posts: 267
    My name is Jonn420.... Because, wait...oh yea because im Jonn..... Annnnnd, i forget the rest.....
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,543
    edited May 2013

    I ain't got no time for the jibba-Jabba!

    Sounds like a line from 'Quentin Tarantino directs Star wars'.
  • pricey73pricey73 Member Posts: 352
    pricey was my nickname at school 20+ something years ago and am still called it now, 73 = birth year!
    Similar to a few here.

    How about people's avatars, what and why?
    Mine is little Cliff Burton (RIP) from Metallica with his rickenbacker 4000 series bass that I had to make as Lego don't do a bass.
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 629
    edited May 2013
    Great idea for a thread! Mine's fairly boring and self-explanatory but it's very interesting to see why others have chosen what they did.

    ^ The avatars can be pretty interesting as well; you'll find several already in:
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    My surname is geddes, boring but true!
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Member Posts: 1,842
    I chose mine because the rancor is my favorite creature in star wars.
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 651
    Another almost self-explanatory to add to this spot. I have a TFOL, my 14 year old son, therefore, LegoMom. The "1" ?- well it's always good to be # 1.
  • dejavudejavu Member Posts: 235
    edited May 2013
    My avatar is a self-portrait in LEGO, complete with coffee cup.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    ECMO stands for Electronic Counter-measures Officer - my MOS for 20 years with the USMC. The number part was my age at the time of creation.
  • Darthhenry1Darthhenry1 Member Posts: 13
    I chose my name because I am Darth henry on Brickipedia. :P
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    The first part is self explanatory, Shellz is a variation of my nickname, my first ever collection was one of bells! Now how do I change it to something shorter?
  • messymessy Member Posts: 253
    It was a while ago now, but I think I chose my user name as the Mrs was ‘commenting’ on the freshly opened bags of LEGO pieces strewn across the carpet. I have a tendency to ignore the helpful advice at the beginning of a set of instructions!
    @ecmo47 - what does MOS and USMC stand for?

  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    ^ MOS = Military Occupational Specialty (long name for "job"). USMC = United States Marine Corps.
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,527
    edited May 2013
    The forum I spend most of my time on is a videogaming site called Eurogamer, and as I was one of the first to sign up, there weren't really any restrictions on names.

    My favourite manga is Megatokyo, and my favourite character in the story is Boo, a small but resourceful hamster. That's him on my avatar pic. (So a big thanks to Fred Gallagher for creating him.)

    When I signed up for EG, I was just Boo, but as the years have gone on, the chances of getting that username elsewhere are near as dammit, nil.

    So when I suddenly got back into the way of the brick, and I needed a new username for Brickset, Youtube etc. I tried a few alternatives, most of which were taken, but finally settled on BooTheMightyHamster.

    It's a bit of a mouthful, and I quite happily answer to just plain old Boo!
  • masterX244masterX244 Member Posts: 532
    got mine back when lego didnt require a email on their page to create a account and cause masterX was used already they recommended me masterX244; and like most i use that since back then without changing.
    Only Youtube was not possible yet
  • bassbisonbassbison Member Posts: 8
    Great topic!

    Mine's a nickname my mate gave my when we were jamming years ago (he plays drums and I play bass). It stuck and I use it for most things now! Plus I couldn't come up with a decent LEGO-based name for here...
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor Member Posts: 1,258
    ^Brickbison? Bassbricker? Raised_Bassplate? If I could do it again myself I would choose something other than "brick" for my portmanteau prefix.
  • carlqcarlq Member Posts: 792
    @BooTheMightyHamster, I thought your name came from the most interesting demi-NPC in the Baldur's Gate RPGs! :-)

    On-topic, I've used Carlq (or carl_q) on almost every forum I've ever joined (Bugwort being my other choice - my family nickname). My first name's Carl, my initial's Q. Not clever, but since surnames beginning with q are pretty uncommon, it's distinctive!
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Member Posts: 801
    edited May 2013
    GothamConstructionCo came about late one night after stumbling across Brickset during some research and I thought I've gotta be a part of this.
    Gotham due to being a Batman fan, construction (building with Lego) and Co just rounded off the rest of the mouthful.
    I just need to change my avatar now as I've made Bruce Wayne into a bit of a fat head.
  • Canuck26Canuck26 Member Posts: 55
    Canuck because I am Canadian (although I have lived in the US for forty years). 26 because I was born on July 26th.
  • 14hours2save14hours2save Member Posts: 24
    anyone apart from Boo seen Flash Gordon?
  • messymessy Member Posts: 253

    anyone apart from Boo seen Flash Gordon?

    Gordon's ALIVE!

  • piratemania7piratemania7 Member Posts: 2,146
    My all time favorite theme is classic pirate. me thats why LEGO exists in my life! So pirate, and mania, well, mania just to express how I feel about pirate's and my birthday is April 7.
  • carlqcarlq Member Posts: 792
    messy said:

    anyone apart from Boo seen Flash Gordon?

    Gordon's ALIVE!

    "Flash, I love you, but we only have 14 hours to save the Earth!"

    Enough of that now...;-)

  • sirrich69sirrich69 Member Posts: 528
    Just stumbled on this thread.

    Mine is the same as others.

    I am Mark Richardson in real life

    So chose the first 4 letters of my surname and then my birth year.

    However people call me Richard, when in fact I am Martina ( Sorry joke from another thread)

  • chakinochakino Member Posts: 159
    One day when I was meant to be studying at school I made u a joke that wasn't funny , I then told the person that it was called a chakino (I have no idea where the word came from) .so like many when it came to emails pokersites etc I use that my names James which is not as exciting .
  • TyoSoloTyoSolo Member Posts: 539
    edited May 2013
    Mine originated in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. When I generated a character, the game gave him the name Tyo somethingorother (not literally). Since my fave SW character is Han, I changed it to Tyo Solo. As most usernames don't allow spaces, I changed it to TyoSolo for forum use. Now that's what I am everywhere.

    The avatar is an instagram picture of my favourite CMF with a different head. No other reason.
  • yys4uyys4u Member Posts: 1,093
    Mine originated as many of yours have, I needed a user name quick for something else. For me it was Xbox Live. I wanted to sign up quick and just wanted to pick some user name so I could start gaming only, although at the time I thought you could change it later. So I picked something and found out you can't change your name unless you pay Xbox Live, so subsequent sites and forums, I always signed up with the same name so I wouldn't forget it. And in case your wondering

    yys4u = Too wise for you

    If I could do it again, I would have had my Xbox Live account and other forums use some name that refers to my real name, and any LEGO sites to refer to my youtube channel I started a couple years ago, MobyBrickFlicks.

    Although if I could redo my youtube channel it would be MobyBrickFliX but when making it I had a total brain fart and accidentally went with Flicks. I made the channel to mess around with brick films so Flix would have been more logical. I don't use my youtube channel much, but regardless it would have had made more sense to have my account names consistent. However I was a member on Brickset LONG before I made a youtube channel so that wouldn't have really worked.
  • John7RyanJohn7Ryan Member Posts: 8
    mine is my name ,the 7 is so ill remember what D.O.B. ive told lego club ,not wanting to come out as a nearly 40 kid.Not much of a rebuilder,just a modder
  • klatu003klatu003 Member Posts: 729
    Part of the phrase "Klaatu barada nikto" from the classic scifi movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Like others, it got propagated from a string of online sites with random numbers added for uniqueness. My spelling "Klatu" is wrong per usual. Now, the script page is on Wikipedia, then I only had my ears to understand Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,543

    Did you also know that George Lucas names Klaatu and Barada as two characters of the Nikto/Klatooinian species in star wars? And also that Bruce Campbell in army of darkness uses the line 'klaatu barada nikto' when forgeting the correct incantations to release the book of the dead.

    More fun facts here:
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