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  ZeldaFreakZeldaFreak

I was looking for a new Nick, many years ago, because my old Nick was to short for some sites and it was lame af. I liked Zelda and came with ZeldaFreak. The big Z and F is important and whenever possible, i chose this exact nick. When I created Accounts on Sites that has a worldwide community, I relized that this idea was not new but I never found this exact writing of my nick.
I added some numbers and the first variation was ZeldaFreak007 but I shorted it to ZeldaFreak00 and with YouTube/Google i got 0ZeldaFreak.

On my PS3, i accidentally typed ZelaFreak and didn't realized it. Whats funny is that i met someone IRL and he had inside is nick the word "darck", instead of "dark" and he didn't realized it to.

 
  OutlawnightmareOutlawnightmare

It actually started from a Joint account between my friend and myself. I was playing a lot of Nightmare in Soul Calibur and he was watching a lot of Outlaw Star. Thus, OutlawNightmare was born WAAAAY back on the OG Xbox live.

 
  TheGreatToddmanTheGreatToddman

I grew up watching Dragon Ball Z, and when the episodes featuring "The Great Saiyaman" aired, young me quickly thought it was an amazing idea to adopt the name as my own. Here we are over a decade and a half later.

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  youtubeman06youtubeman06

My name is youtubeman because some speedrunners I watch, like darbian, royLgamer, etc., they post their pbs to youtube. So if they display their chat and I say hi
they usually say Hi Youtube.

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  SqrSqr

ldk I just like cinnamon

 
  MachinationMachination

My name has its fair share of history. I started playing online games back in middle school with Roblox(emphasis on "middle school"). I created an account with a name that only a middle school kid could come up with, androidsoldier99. I thought it sounded cool at the time and the "99" was for my birth year, 1999. I also carried that over when I transitioned to playing Minecraft(also, in middle school). However, I noticed that people generally just called me "android" because it was shorter so i figured I might just use that instead. Thus, I shortened the name to "Android99" on my Steam account when I began playing Team Fortress. But then I realized, there's an entire brand named "Android", i don't want people to think I'm associated with them(Not that there's anything wrong with being associated with them. In fact, if I really were associated with them in any professional way, i'd probably be pretty well-off right now. Unfortunately, that's probably not going to happen any time soon).

And so, I tried to come up with a more original name for my internet presence(one of which was "SARCASM_INTENDED" but after using it for a while, I realized that I wasn't exactly as sarcastic as I thought when I came up with it so I scrapped it). Finally, I decided to stick with the whole "Sci-fi/robot/android" theme and thought of "Machination". Although, I realized after the fact that it doesn't really have much to do with robots, despite having a similar root with Machine("Machination" actually means a plot or a ruse with ill intent), but I still think it sounds cool so I'll probably be keeping it for a while.

 
  SayuriSayuri

In 2014 I wanted a new username. So of course I happened to be really into anime at the time, like a lot more than I am now as just a casual show watcher. One day, I googled "japanese names" and ended up on a list of them. It was really big, and I scrolled and scrolled until I found Sayuri, and I really liked the sound of it and its meaning (flower? can't remember).

Look, Sayuri is way better than 3030sonic Keepo

 
  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

I just made it up randomly.

I don't even like chicken nuggets that much.

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  paintophobiapaintophobia

When I was 4 I was diagnosed with a rare condition called paintophobia. It's a rare condition that affects every one in a million people. Paintophobia has ruined my life. Every time I look at a wall I feel sick and dizzy. Every time a 'wet paint' sign is visible, I want to vomit. My name is taken from my rare condition. God bless the souls who live with paintophobia.

In all seriousness, I wanted a new nickname (my old one was embarrassing, to say the least), went on a 'random thing generator' or something and 'pontophobia' came up, I thought it was pretty funny so I tweaked it a bit, to 'paintophobia' and then kept it. It was also kinda related to splatoon, which at the time was probably my favourite game.

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  HowlingSnailHowlingSnail

I picked something random that sounded cool.

 
  JonoJono

It's literally my name, lol. Every other username I usually end up picking is something that came from the top of my head.

 
  OmnisesOmnises

Back when I was making a YouTube account in 2012, I really wanted to get across that I played any kind of game. "Omnis" is latin for all, hence the "omni" prefix in English.
So I did OmnisGamer, and it was fine. Later, I found out that there was a (rather nice) YouTuber named "OmniGamer"
WHOOPS!

So after thinking about it, I was thinking about what I could do with my username to make it better... Well, if I add an E between "Omnis" and "Gamer", then it'll spell out "sega" in the middle of the name. "Omnisegamer" - "Omni sega mer".
I also changed it to "Omnisegaming" because that rolled off the tongue a bit easier and it was a bigger difference between "OmniGamer".

Going into 2016, I was growing up and was online a lot more and finally realized that having the "Gamer/Gaming" suffix is super canny and dumb (no offense if you've got that suffix), and just removed it, but kept the E so I'm not just a verbatim dictionary word, so then it was "Omnise".

Funny thing about making my name "Omnise", no one knew how to say it phonetically. When it was "OmnisGamer", no problems, it's just "Ah-m-niis". But with an E at the end, OOF, we've got a problem.
Some people still said "Ah-m-niis", but I was getting a lot of "Ah-m-nees", sometimes a "Ah-m-naiss", and the occasional "Oh-m-niss" (which I still don't understand).
So to fix this confusion, I figured that putting an extra S at the end would work, and further help distance my name from similar names. "Omnises"
BONUS: When people pronounce my name in either fashion, "Ah-m-niis" or "Ah-m-nees", the plural of those names both sound pretty rad.
"Ah-m-niis-es" or "Ah-m-nees-es". The former sounds like a scientific phenomena while the latter sounds like a medical problem.

 
  HakoHako

I'm gonna write here again since I changed my username:

I am a huge Spider-Man fan. That is where the "Spider" part came from. And "Hako" is just a word I made up that is close to my real name.

 
  JulzJulz

Julz has always been my nickname from friends and family. I also use 'Jluz' because my friend misspelled Julz and the name stuck. Julz is always my first username choice, though.

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  CortyezCortyez

YouTube name, but I just needed to quickly make it because I was about to go.

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  chrixiam1998chrixiam1998

Funny story, actually, since my name has gone through quite a bit.

My first name is Christian, and originally I was on YouTube under my real first and last name. I later made a Twitch account under the name ChristianTheComposer, since I'm a composer as well as a gamer.

I played a lot on the Wii a few years back and was trying to type Chris and accidentally typed an X instead of S, thus Chrix was born. That evolved into ChrixTheGamer at some point. But when I started speedrunning, for some reason I decided to update to Kryx (still pronounced the same) and the name became KryxedOff (pronounced similarly to "pssd off).

Later I decided I didn't like that name anymore and went back to using ChrixTheGamer. I later renamed it ChrixIAm (Chrix-I-Am), which eventually evolved to Chrixiam (essentially Christian but with X instead of ST and M instead of N).

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  Mega_SceptileMega_Sceptile

I got my usernqme from my favorite pokemon thqt cqn also mega evolve

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  LowPolyFreakLowPolyFreak

Mine comes from my background as a 3d modeler. I always aimed to work in the games industry so I compulsively made low polygonal models out of all my school projects. That way they could theoretically run in a game engine. People ended up calling me Low Poly, I added the Freak for fun and it stuck 🙂

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