https://www.duolingo.com/-Lost_Sun-

What's the meaning behind your username?

I'm not sure if people have done this in the past, but I think it's really interesting to hear how people came up with their creative and unique usernames. I also love to hear stories. :D

My username doesn't at all relate to my real name (Alvin), but I just thought it sounded unique. Sort of like some light that was always there, but no could really find.

What do your usernames mean?

August 3, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I originally went with a "bunny" because I saw some cool art of anthropomorphized bunny boys. So, I was momentarily "troublebunny" on an anime website chat until I got banned. I had to pick another username in order to return. :P

I chose my current username because "Usagi" means "bunny" in Japanese in honor of Usagi's character from the Sailor Moon in the manga/comic book. (The anime was not directed by the writer of the manga. I prefer her original characterization.) So, instead of choosing "bunnyboy" I changed "bunny" from English to Japanese. When I arrived on Duolingo, someone had already staked a claim on "Usagiboy", so, I put a 7 on it. I can't remember why though, considering yellow is not my favorite color. :P There were other reasons too, but, I can't recall them at the moment.

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/-Lost_Sun-

That's really unique. And I absolutely love your username. It sounds catchy when you say it (it might be because the 7 has two syllables.)

August 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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True about the syllable thing. It is rather satisfying. :D Oh, also I should probably clarify why I got banned. Kinda weird not to seeing as how I'm a mod here. A moderator over there was abusing their position to harass people and I called them out on it. They didn't like it and tossed me out, a couple of times. >.>

August 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/-Lost_Sun-

I I like the smiley face you wrote (>.>)

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Takasune_Miika

My username?

Hatsune Miku (do you know her.....?) + Takanashi Rikka ( Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions) = Takasune Miika :))

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

Personally, I'm a Gakupo and Yuuma fan, but I love Miku too!

August 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Takasune_Miika

So we both Vocaloid fans :))

August 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Speir_
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I love the sky. The fleecy, white clouds appears really attractive with the blue, and when it changes from night to day, it's a very breathtaking sight. My username, in fact, relates to the sky in a very simple way, actually.

The word "speir" (with accent mark, it's "spéir") actually means "sky" in Irish Gaelic, and it's been a nickname for me for quite a while now. The way sounds really grabs my attention, and I love the word! Initially, I had wanted to learn Irish, but French would've been much more convenient for me (which is why I'm learning it). When I first registered to Duolingo, I chose "Speir" as my username, but unfortunately, an inactive user was already taking the username. Instead of keeping numbers at the end, I added an underscore, although I'm not sure why.

Also, it was really neat to read the meaning of other users' usernames. :D

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/-Lost_Sun-

I love it! Such a creative username! I never knew the meaning.

August 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Speir_
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Thanks; I wish it was creative, but someone already had just "Speir" when I joined a couple of months ago. :)

August 7, 2017

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    It's quite unimaginative but I'll tell you. I wanted my username to be "Krtek" but it was already in use. I just added the initial letter of my name "João" which is the Portuguese equivalent of the name "John".

    Krtek is this little cartoon mole in my profile picture and he's just adorable. He is of Czech origin but he is also fairly known in other Central European countries, Eastern Europe as well as some Asian countries.

    August 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nusete
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    I used to love this cartoon as a kid. I even saw a few times Krtek in Czech without dub (probably mistake). But usually it was without voices. So adorable cartoon! ;P

    August 3, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      I found out about it on my first trip to the Czech Republic in 2011 and I fell in love with him. Last year I got my first Krtek plushie doll and I would love to watch all the old episodes as well as the new ones in Czech.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Panosaur

      I dunno, I guess nothing beats the thought of a dinosaur armed with a frying pan :P

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Deo.
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      It's not that interesting but I've been rapping as a hobby (I might make it a career) since I was just 11 or 12 and I've been trying to come up with a name. None of my friends really gave me a nickname since they just call me Deo (pronounced day-oh) which is short for Deogracias. I couldn't really decide on a cool name so one day I was listening to Big L (a great rapper who died in 1997) and decided to keep my name simple so I chose Big Deo.

      August 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/CinnamonBoy

      It just means I'm a guy who absolutely loves anything regarding cinnamon! :D I'm crazy for it.

      I like yours, by the way! :)

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/EmilyPlouffe

      my name is my BEST friends name with my last name. I know TOTALLY weird

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

      My name comes from two different things that I absolutely love: The Legend of Zelda and Dragon Ball Z.

      The "Master Sword" part is from TLOZ and the "Z" part comes from DBZ (specifically the "Z sword"). It's not that unique, but I'm reluctant on changing it any time soon. ^ ^

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/dschaeson2302

      My name Jason is just germanized into dschäson and the number 2302 describes of when I was born

      Meinen Namen ist einfach verdeutscht. Und die Nummer 2302 beschreibt, wann ich geboren wurde.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara
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      It should be: "Mein Name ist einfach eingedeutscht."

      August 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/fischerfs
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      Fischer - My surname FS - FreeStyle (football)

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/TaliaStar

      Talia is my name and Star is my middle name.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/GxusSky
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      I....dont know ._.

      Uhm.....I used this name for...no reasons....So, my name is randomly placed..?

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

      I happen to like your username!

      It seems so... Mysterious. In a way... ^ ^

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Rajabrahon12
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      There is no meaning behind my username.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Midnightwards666

      Midnight - the blackest time of the night, darkness is what's being headed towards. 666 goes perfectly with it.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Nusete
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      One day I chose my favourites signs of hiragana (Japanese syllabics system) and connected to two words. I am using one of them on duolingo. Nu-se-te. "N" one is first because this is the first letter of my real name.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/-Lost_Sun-

      Cool.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Karlsenski
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      I picked the "Lego" part because I liked lego, "Link" because I was a big fan of the legend of zelda, and "11" because that's how old I was when I made the username.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
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      Bob is my name, 2002 is my birth year, and 20 is my old soccer number, so Bob20020

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Scarlett_Lucian
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      I love a series called the 39 Clues, and Lucian is one of the branches of the family in the books. I took some online tests, and that's the branch that I got. The Lucian crest is red, so Scarlett. And my initials are SL.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/OrlesianMage
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      I was playing Dragon Age: Inquisition and studying French around the same time, and the game has a French inspired area called Orlais. Though, now that I’m not studying French, it’s kind of ill-fitting.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Kartoffeleis

      I am a German who likes to eat Murasaki imo ice. That is why i called myself Kartoffeleis (potato ice cream).

      August 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1
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      I simply use my name. The number is only for that the name combination was already used.

      August 5, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni
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      I created my own language, a conlang, and I took my own name and tweaked it a bit to fit the phonetic system of my conlang, and that is how I got Sjodni! It is pronounced (Syohdnee (The sy is kinda like the n in spanish, like saying seeyoh but without the ee. You'll get it.)

      August 5, 2017
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