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    I've been curious about this for awhile. How did you guys get your usernames?

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    Pinkasaurus Rex Cid's Knight Pumpkin's Avatar
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    I had used my go to screen name for yeeeaaarrrs and it made it hard to sign up for stuff I wanted a fresh start with. It was oddly already taken on here so I picked shion as reference to a video game character. But I didn't actually like that character, so with those two reasons combined, I needed to think of a new screen name.

    So I thought of my boyfriend, who was born in October, and I thought of something that reminds me of October, which is Pumpkins. So I went with Pumpkin on here and octoberpumpkin on most other sites because Pumpkin is usually taken.

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    Well my first username is Balthier Rocks. Balthier because I really like the character, and rocks because... oh you get the picture. On reflection, it sounds terrible. Then again, I was like, 15/16, and we all made terrible choices back then.

    I actually left the forums at that point and returned back in 2012. By that point, I was truly embarrassed by the name and made a new account (well, that and the old details were way past remembering). I called it Formalhaut, primarily because it sounded much nicer, is based on the star 'Fomalhaut' referencing my general interest in astronomy, as well as an indirect reference back to Balthier, the Fomalhaut being the best gun in FFXII. I really thought it through. It's also my go-to username in general, with variations depending on availability. I went with Formyldehyde once, which references my interest in the forensic sciences and police dramas.

    Anyway, Loony BoB merged the two accounts together (which is pretty much the only reason why I'm 10,000+ posts) and eventually the name stuck around. It even formed several adorable nicknames, mostly Formy, but sometimes Forms. I have contemplated changing my username to just Formy but it's a terrible idea, and I prefer the longer, more official looking name.


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    (charm)anders was right Pike's Avatar
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    "Pikestaff" was the name of a roleplaying character I invented back in 1998 or so? I was about 14. Pikestaff was an anthropomorphic hare with a pike, hence the name.

    Since then I have been Pike or "pikestaff" everywhere I go!

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    cos i like Galuf in FFV
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    I like Freya. I used to be Lekana. I like L names and I was a teenage weaboo who thought kana was cool. I changed it to freya to distance myself from my troutty teenage years and also cause Freya is my favorite FF character.

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    wizzyboo is the name my nephew gave to vivi in ffix and since vivi is my favourite character in that game and i liked the name i decided to make that my username ( i would usually go with something to do with L from death note but i made this acc before i got really into death note)

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    Old nickname from my early twenties.

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    Sheer lack of imagination

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    I took the first letters from my first middle and last name thus Bri


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    Famine Wolf Cid's Knight Sephex's Avatar
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    There is none. I made it up just as something to put as my name in video games. It then carried over to my online stuff. Now I am in too deep and if I change it I am sure someone will yank off my junk and throw it down a hallway.

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    Star is my actual middle name. Idk why I added on the let, I just did

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    It is my name.

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    If you've played FF12 (and I am assuming most of you have) I am sure you know where it came from.

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    You'll have to invent a time machine and ask 9-year-old me how the smurf he came up with this name.

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