'Origin' of Your User Name

My husband's user name is Shadoe. Since I always say he's the gamer and I'm just the wife I thought "Shadoe's Lady" was appropriate. Although, now that he's got me posting, it's harder to make the argument that I'm just the wife. :)
 

Viking Bastard

Adventurer
Mastermind = Only thing I could think of that wasn't taken when I first came here years ago.

I rather dislike it nowadays and I usually go by the name Viking Bastard or Overlord everywhere else.

I just don't like changing IDs.
 
I use a different name for each place I use to visit on the web. Having very many of them, and a very limited fantasy, I always borrow them from somewhere, at most altering them a little.

"Li Shenron" is the name of the last villain in the last series of japanese anime Dragonball, although the name is probably different in the original language, and in the english version.

In case you own the Oriental Adventures, Shenron is probably altered from Shen-Lung, the "spirit eastern dragon" IIRC.

BTW, if anybody can find for me a portrait picture of DBGT's character Li Shenron to be used as an avatar, I would be very greatful :)
 

Sir Trent

Explorer
Trent

Trent was the name of a 1st edition D&D character I played years ago. I was umpiring a Jr. Babe Ruth baseball tournament at the time and a kid named Trent drove three baseballs out of the park in one game, so it was on my mind when I rolled up the character. Plus it's half-way related to my own name (Trevis). My Trent was a Ranger and died a senseless death at the tender age of Level 12. With the entire party dead but my character, Trent fought an epic battle to escape the ungodly horde our DM dropped on us. Trent had rescued all the bodies of his friends, tied them onto a string of horses and was about to make his escape when an invisible stalker, the last living monster in the complex, killed him from behind. That was my first TPK.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Trent

Trent was the name of a 1st edition D&D character I played years ago. I was umpiring a Jr. Babe Ruth baseball tournament at the time and a kid named Trent drove three baseballs out of the park in one game, so it was on my mind when I rolled up the character. Plus it's half-way related to my own name (Trevis). My Trent was a Ranger and died a senseless death at the tender age of Level 12. With the entire party dead but my character, Trent fought an epic battle to escape the ungodly horde our DM dropped on us. Trent had rescued all the bodies of his friends, tied them onto a string of horses and was about to make his escape when an invisible stalker, the last living monster in the complex, killed him from behind. That was my first TPK.
My brother's name is Trent. But he couldn't hit three baseballs out of the park as a kid. He couldn't hit three tennis balls out of the backyard as a kid...
 

Lanefan

Victoria Rules
Lanefan was for a very long time my longest-serving and best-known character: a no-BS Fighter who would argue with anyone. Seemed appropriate for a discussion board. :)

As for the name itself, it comes from a language I and some others waved at inventing many years ago and never did anything with: in that language 'La' means 'Man' and 'Nefan' means 'Moon'; Lanefan thus means 'Man [of the] moon'...which also fits well. :)

Also, this means it's pronounced in three syllables: lan-ef-an. Can't count how many times I've heard it pronounced as if I'm a supporter of someone named Lane...
 

Salthorae

Imperial Mountain Dew Taster
Salthorae was one of my early 2e characters.

Elven Ranger devoted to Shevarash in hunting the drow. Great fun character.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
California Pizza Kitchen used to- and may still- have a policy that waitstaff name badges were supposed to use the server’s first name and- instead of their actual surname- their birthplace. At least, that’s what my server, Danny Alcatraz, told me.

Then he admitted that “Alcatraz” sounded better than “San Francisco “.

i asked him if I could use the name in a cyberpunk story I was writing, and he said yes.

Well, I liked the character I came up with, but not the story he was in. Or the next try. Or the next.

A year or two late, when I first decided to try out using a couple of message boards on the internet, I decided to use...an abbreviated form of my email. But after those boards radically altered their ToS, I left them.

When I found ENWorld shortly thereafter, I was typing in that same username and paused...thought...and repurposed my cyberpunk character‘s name. I use it almost everywhere I am recreating online. The exception: I use a different name for online games.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
It’s mostly a Doctor Who reference that turned out cromulent enough to stick.

But also it works because I am, by turns, very detached, introspective, and studious, and very “wild”, impulsive, and passionate. So, the dichotomy of the name fits.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
Lanefan was for a very long time my longest-serving and best-known character: a no-BS Fighter who would argue with anyone. Seemed appropriate for a discussion board. :)

As for the name itself, it comes from a language I and some others waved at inventing many years ago and never did anything with: in that language 'La' means 'Man' and 'Nefan' means 'Moon'; Lanefan thus means 'Man [of the] moon'...which also fits well. :)

Also, this means it's pronounced in three syllables: lan-ef-an. Can't count how many times I've heard it pronounced as if I'm a supporter of someone named Lane...
You never struck me as a fan of Lane.
 

Blackrat

He Who Lurks Beyond The Veil
So, it was back when I was 15 or thereabout, my girlfriend used to call me Rat, as I was tiny, cute and brought madness, chaos and destruction in my wake. It was easily inferred that she referred to the black rat. So, then came along internet forums and such, and I started to use it pretty much everywhere. Now ENW is pretty much the last place that I still use it 😂
 

Doc_Klueless

Doors and Corners
Mine is based on a Twilight 2000 doctor/medic character I had that we played using the GURPS system. One of his disadvantages was Clueless. He was super fun to play.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
California Pizza Kitchen used to- and may still- have a policy that waitstaff name badges were supposed to use the server’s first name and- instead of their actual surname- their birthplace.
So that they could more easily hack into their staff’s online accounts?

At least they didn’t insist on including their first pet’s name, too!
 

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