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  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,375
    /sound of hamster being handcuffed and dragged away
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,375
    No, no. Just completely normal!
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,375
    "Look! Isn't that a UCS Tumbler over there!

    /runs away
  • mrfuturemrfuture NorwayMember Posts: 31
    My name comes from what a friend called me at the time when the first Back to the future came out. I was a big fan of that movie, and likes space /sci-fi.
    So I ended up with this name on a few places online.
    Now also in Lego forums
  • LegonizerLegonizer San Diego, CAMember Posts: 39
    I came up with this username when creating a Playstation network account, and figured I should do something with "Lego" in it because I like Lego. It took me a while to realize the similarity to the word "womanizer" and what that in turn suggested, but by then it was too late, as the PSN doesn't allow you to change your username, so I just decided to embrace it for every website and online thing since.
  • TheBigGuyTheBigGuy New ZealandMember Posts: 69
    edited July 2014
    Mine is pretty self explanatory I guess, I'm a guy and I'm big. (I'm 6'4" tall). Big Guy (or derivatives thereof) has been my nickname since high school.

    Awesome thread.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    My username in Star Wars and other forums so just figured I keep it going here. Jediami = Obi Wan / SW fan and 65=1965 DoB...
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310

    Simple really. Was in the US Navy for 20 years on the Lockheed P-3 Orion.

    Cool. Doing what?

  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    spanky said:

    my username is a nick name my dad gave me.:-)

    You must have been a bad kid. ;P
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    @bobabricks - Well, he didn't last long here.

  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    um,,,,my name is Renny....

    *this may be the most boring post in this thread :)
  • Mandalorian_BuilderMandalorian_Builder Member Posts: 197
    I picked something that referenced Star Wars since that is what got me back into Lego.
  • LongoneLongone Member Posts: 3
    Easy one for me. I'm almost 7 feet tall! :P lol

    But it's fun to read the meanings behid the name!
  • OrsiusOrsius Member Posts: 7
    I came up with my username by misspelling my own last name while falling asleep in english class my sophomore year. I have used this name online in games and forums for near on fifteen years now.
  • AndorAndor United StatesMember Posts: 252

    Mine is from Acts 19:11-20, where the sons of a priest named Sceva were trying to get rid of a demon in Jesus' name but didn't believe in Jesus themselves. The demon-possessed man then beats up all seven of them and strips them naked. They flee in such a state.
    It is one of those stories most people don't know from the Bible and is loosely related to an aspect of my work as a pastor. Also, it is a story that I find humorous.

    @sonsofsceva - I've always found that one a bit humorous too :o)
    I have always wanted to make an MOC out of that.
  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 235
    I like wild animals in general and think monkeys are among the funniest, have wanted one as a pet since being a kid (then I knew I didn't have the money, now I realise I don't have the facilities!)
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    monkey said:

    I like wild animals in general and think monkeys are among the funniest, have wanted one as a pet since being a kid (then I knew I didn't have the money, now I realise I don't have the facilities!)

  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,667
    edited November 2014
    Finally! I chose this username becase I thought it was cool at the time. Now I just wish it was my full name: Adeel Zubair. @Adzbadboy really gives a bad impression to people and I'm not like that at all, the avatar is cool though.
  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 235
    edited November 2014
    ^^ Oh that would sooo make my birthday.. all of them, for the rest of the life! A monkey and a piglet, the funniest animal and the cutest :)
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    edited November 2014
    Long story... Something about Legos(Ha!) and Love.
  • EddieDoesntMindEddieDoesntMind Member Posts: 329
    To be honest, my name isn't Eddie. The username has words that starts with each of my initials. I couldn't think of an E word at the time, so I chose Eddie.

    I finally thought of one for the main brickset website. (ElephantsDon'tMingle)
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    Mine is my initials and my hobby. Simple as really.
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    ....its a secret you'll guess!
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,359
    My username goes way back to my school days, I had a friend who always used to say things were "shibby" if they were good, think he picked it up from one of the generic teen comedy movies. I found it quite amusing and started doodling awful little comic strips in MS paint which featured a character based on him called Shib. The name stuck when I started using it for email addresses etc.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Chris Mccandless called himself Alexander Suprtramp on his 4 year journey which ended sadly in Alaska.

    True inspiration who followed his heart and went on to do what he believed in. He's one of the very few people i would have loved to meet if i could.

    For the record im not a tramp and hate the band
  • BrickaholicBrickaholic UKMember Posts: 342
    My name is Brickaholic, I have a drink problem and like Lego :)
  • BennyBenny Carlisle, EnglandMember Posts: 28
    Mine is becaus my name is Ben. The fact Benny is awesome in the Lego movie is a happy coincidence
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,037
    edited December 2014
    Nice thread this, have been enjoying reading it for a while now. My time to post.

    So,people used to cal me Snow White, seeing as I got black hair and white skin. I played her in school and it was mostly used by bullies who had nice tanned skin. I used to wear tights and try to cover up the whiteness but then I changed schools and decided that I did not need to be ashamed of who I was. The nickname started there as well (don't know how actually, no Internet in those days) but I've embraced it. Especially since I am a big fan of fairy tales so I guess there are worse things to be called. I did also meet my prince (well he was a scientist,not exactly the same thing) and it was love at first sight! We have been happily married for 7 years, which is the beginning of the ever after :-)

    Oh, and seeing as some places already had snowwhite snow_white or other variations, i went with snowhitie in the hope that that would work everywhere (even if technically it has a spelling mistake).
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    In my younger years I marched with drumlines (high school, parts of college, and drum corps). My username is old for me and I use it almost everywhere. drmn=drummin ez=easy. Its not so easy anymore cuz I don't practice/play like I use to. I still can keep up with some of the youngins nowadays though
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,665
    ^Oh. I always thought you were a Doctor of some sort. But more like A Dr. Dre or Dr. Strange kind of doctor than a medical kind.
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    edited December 2014
    Haha I get that a lot. I was actually thinking about becoming a doctor of some sort, but I really don't want to go to school for that long. Maybe one day
  • EddieDoesntMindEddieDoesntMind Member Posts: 329
    Drmnez said:

    Maybe one day

    Last time I checked it took years to become a doctor. :o)

  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 867
    this was my favorite topic. bumping it to see if the new members care to add their reasons...
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    My first post-dark age set was #75032, so I chose the Theron Nett minifigure as my avatar and the rest is history. #10240 is also my favourite set :-) 
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 342
    If you've ever seen Spaced, then hopefully you'll recognize Tyres O'Flaherty

  • legojoshuakerrlegojoshuakerr Wa USAMember Posts: 30
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 867
    My first post-dark age set was #75032, so I chose the Theron Nett minifigure as my avatar and the rest is history. #10240 is also my favourite set :-) 
    That #75032 microfighter is extremely swooshable!
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 292
    I have been a big fan of the Grateful Dead for close to 30 years, so that's a no-brainer. Add a part of my name, mix well, and there you have it.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,179
    Mine is another reallyy boring one, when I brought my first internet accessible computer I had also recently purchased a motorbike, at a loss to find anything funny that wasn't overly rude to use as an email address bandit778 came from the model of motorbike with the three numbers in it's registration. The email addres was discontinued when I changed providers but due to the fact that I am bandit778 on eBay, amazon etc it was just convenient to keep the user name.
    The avatar is of a pastel drawing of one of my favourite moments in cinema that I did several years ago when I actually had spare time. (The actual drawing measures 4' x 3').
  • flagsnzflagsnz Member Posts: 8
    I have had a career at sea from when I was 18. I have worked in China Navigation Company and during a roster in 1992 aboard mv CORAL CHIEF, I picked up the nick name Flags from my fellow officers. The name has stuck with me ever since.

    It is quite an appropriate nick name as I have had an interest in flags from childhood.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,481
    Little kids aren't real clever when it comes to nicknames, so growing up a heavy-set Japanese kid in Western New York - you've only got two choices:  Sumo or Samurai.

    (I kinda doubled-dipped by my avatar being the S3 CMF Samurai.)
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 506
    My username isn't actually my name--I decided I might as well cut it short and save on typing, as well as generating something people would find more pronounceable. Dunno why English-speakers have a problem with a short, simple Greek name that divides into two common English words, but they have all my life. On both sides of the big pond.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 867
    It's my dog's nickname. I was looking around the room I was in scrambling for a username, and among other things my eye fell on him. I was very nearly "soup" or "cactus".
    You had me laughing so hard bits of cracker flew out onto my iPad! 
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 785
    Jack O' Lanterns/Stingy Jack yay
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    It's my dog's nickname. I was looking around the room I was in scrambling for a username, and among other things my eye fell on him. I was very nearly "soup" or "cactus".

  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    My system for coming up with passwords is equally as "brilliant". Its like "oh... um... look here's a fork, better make that a capital R, and then... what's the zip code of the sender on this random piece of junk mail? Great. Now let's add a symbol..." I do a loooot of the "forgot my username/password" security protocol on just about every website. Super genius over here! :)
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,320
    My username started out as my handle for playing Q2 Loki's Minions CTF, HL, CS and other games online many years ago. It's simply made up of Judge (obviously), because I've always loved JD and then sort-of my own first name.
    Don't call me just "Chuck" to my face. I'll get annoyed... Or "Chuckles". Or "Chas"... ;-)
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 574
    My friends and I loved the movie Big Trouble in Little China when we were growing up. We used to quote that movie all the time (still do, actually). We were also big into playing pool and darts, one of my friends had a table and a couple of dart boards in his garage.

    When we were older (and of course of legal drinking age) if I had one too many while playing I had a tendency to squint my left eye a lot to see across the table or see the dart board (on account of my friends switching that table for a bigger one and them moving the dart board farther away, of course). One night while playing pool after they had swapped the table on me again one of my friends pointed out that I looked like Eggshen from Big Trouble in Little China whenever I shot. I started quoting the movie every time I was up to and we had a good laugh. There are a ton of really funny lines that fit into a lot of situations. From that point on my friends referred to me as Egg or Eggshen.

    Now I need to go watch that movie. If I'm not back by dawn, call the president.
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