https://www.duolingo.com/Kat-aclismic

How Did You Get Your Screen Name?

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Reading another discussion I saw lots of interesting names out there, and I wanted to know how you came up with yours. I use Kat-aclismic as a pun to my name (Kat) as well as a reflection of the never ending trouble hunt that got my into Duolingo in the first place. What's your story? I'd love to hear it!

12/31/2017, 2:46:33 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/LeiferB

Fine, ONE last post for 2017. Just for fun.

My mom created this account, so I kinda have a rough idea why she chose this name. Leif is my real name (shhh!!!), and my nickname is Leifer, and my last name begins with a B (shhh!!! again), so she put them together and made LeiferB.

If I created this account, I would have SupersonicXD1 as my name.

Why? When I was like, 9, I was trying to think of a screen name for myself other than LeiferB or something like that for a game called Trackmania Nations Forever, and I was like, "Why not SupersonicXD?". Looking back, I don't really know why I chose that name. I kinda liked the Sonic The Hedgehog games, so I'm guessing that's why I chose the "Supersonic" part of my name, but now I realized that I didn't really like Sonic at the time! I actually liked Silver The Hedgehog more than Sonic. And the "XD" part? I really liked Disney XD because it had Phineas and Ferb on it, so yeah.

Oh, now you're wondering about the "1" part, right? Well I have one thing to say to you:

W E A R E N U M B E R O N E

No, I didn't add the one because I really like that meme. Not that I'm hating on Robbie Rotten or anything. I love that meme!

But anyways, when I was 11, I got Minecraft for the first time, and my dad made the account, and he put a one at the end of the username because someone already took "SupersonicXD" already, so I guess he just added a one to make my username complete with a number! So yeah!

That was waaaaaaaay longer than it needed to be...

12/31/2017, 4:43:37 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Kat-aclismic
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You can always go to settings and change your name...

12/31/2017, 4:19:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/dasfasf

Zatfel is just the first three letters of my surname + the first three letters of my first name because I like how they look written together. That's it.

12/31/2017, 7:05:10 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/skyflakes95
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Skyflakes is a brand of saltine crackers that's popular in the Philippines. My mom is from the Philippines but I grew up in the US. About 10 years ago, a Filipino grocery store opened up near me and one of the first things we bought from there was a big plastic container of skyflakes crackers. When we finished the crackers, my mom saved the container and used it to hold small things in the garage. She put a label on it that says "nuts & volts." What she meant was "nuts & bolts," but v's and b's sound the same in her accent so she often misspells words like this. I thought that a recycled skyflakes container with that spelling error on it was the perfect symbol of my culture so I use it in a lot of my usernames.

12/31/2017, 7:07:30 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/YozakuraHime

Fun thread idea! Mine means "Night cherry blossom princess" in Japanese. As for why I picked it. I know Japanese and one of my favorite words is "night cherry blossom" because I went to a night cherry blossom event in Japan and it was so pretty, I really loved it. They put lights on all the cherry blossom trees and it kind of reminded me of Christmas tree decorations, but with pink and white cherry blossom trees. :) "Hime"/"princess" was added because "Yozakura" was taken and I didn't want to add a number, so it ended up being the first thing I thought of.

12/31/2017, 12:12:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/LasCicatrices

I heard a Spanish cover of the famous song "Stitches" and one of the lines said "Tengo cicatrices" (I have scars). I then changed my name to "LasCicatrices" (the scars) because somehow the name "TengoCicatrices" was taken on a lot of different websites. Not too interesting of a story, but yeah, I got it from a Spanish cover haha.

12/31/2017, 3:49:25 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/King_Of_Beasts

black panther is the king of wakanda so I thought why not I just do "King_Of_Beasts"?

12/31/2017, 3:54:24 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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I came up with it 5 years ago in my friend's house when I was making my first ROBLOX account. It was originally theomegaGmaster, but it was deleted a few years later. Before that, I made a different account, theTrueomegaGmaster, and a few years later I shortened it to OmegaGmaster, which is my username for everything I have nowadays.

12/31/2017, 4:25:33 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AsiyahLater123

My name is Asiyah, and a teacher came up with the idea of AsiyahLater a while back. It sounded like sia later or cia later like the saying of "I'll see you later". So yeah. That's how I got my name for this. Sounds kinda cool to me so I use it for most of my usernames. Also I did AsiyahLater123 because AsiyahLater was already taken.

12/31/2017, 4:46:35 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

My name is a combination of references from a videogame and an anime: The Legend of Zelda and Dragon Ball Z.

I'm a part of both fandoms and both stories have a sword in their plots. TLOZ has the Master Sword and DBZ has the Z-Sword. I put the name of the two swords together and got MasterZsword. ^ ^

12/31/2017, 5:09:40 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Actually my screen name was NeonDragoness just because I thought it sounded cool and than after 2 years of being in the site I decided I wanted to change it so I just deleted the first part of the original name and the gender marker in “dragoness” and added the word “polyglot”. I thought it suited the site and what I wanted to achieve with it. So far I’m confident in 2 languages (native English and okayish Spanish) but I can push a basic conversation with a few others.

12/31/2017, 5:21:37 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Arakkoa
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Arakkoa is a species from World of Warcraft. My favorite one. It's what's in my profile picture. From a wiki page about them: "Arakkoa are able to become fluent in languages at a remarkable rate by observing speakers for only a short time." https://wow.gamepedia.com/Arakkoa

12/31/2017, 6:42:41 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/carptoon

Over sixty years ago, I wanted to be a cartoonist and in most of my jobs since I used that skill as an extra way of helping out in about all of my jobs. The first syllable of my last name is Carp. Hence, Carptoon.

12/31/2017, 7:30:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/KlenovvySyrop

I just found a rhyme and went with it.

12/31/2017, 3:15:52 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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fun question! I think mine is pretty obvious! Camilla is my first name, and I am danish, I am learning spanish from english

12/31/2017, 5:14:16 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/fatty_wombat
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Many years ago I played Australian rules football in the country town where I was living and working as a young teacher, as I was short, slow and a bit fat I found myself with the nick name "fatty wombat".

12/31/2017, 5:29:03 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Well, I used to be obsessed with dogs, and so I made my username "Woof." At some point I decided to change it but I couldn't find a good one, and people already called me Woof, so I didn't.

12/31/2017, 5:48:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/elfinoz
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My nickname is Elf and I'm from Australia...should say it all. :)

12/31/2017, 6:18:26 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/F1shlegs
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For a few personal reasons, but more forefront because of the images it brings to mind. :)

12/31/2017, 6:33:39 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/EmperorIguana42
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I have no idea. I've never used EmperorIguana42 before Duolingo and only ever use it for language learning websites. Iguanas are one of my favourite animals though.

12/31/2017, 11:41:50 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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I've been using it for more than 10 years by now. Where it comes from is one of the best kept secrets of all times xD. But it has 3 different references / meanings in it.

12/31/2017, 12:11:18 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum
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I'm writing a story. Lemniscatarum is a name of one of the characters. Lemniscatarum is Latin for ribbon (I think?), and lemniscate (English word) is the symbol for infinity.

12/31/2017, 1:26:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/periculosum

I was thinking of something language related and Periculosum was the first thing that came to my mind. It's Latin, from TV series Grimm, was written on a cloth.

12/31/2017, 2:28:33 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Alison

Hmm, not sure. I guess it just came to me. ;)

12/31/2017, 2:41:39 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/5UPER_50NIC

At first I was a totally different named user and I changed every month. but I finally thought about it and since I love sonic I picked supersonic and on khan academy my name is Super Sonic Studios(as for the picture<-- I drew it myself).

6/1/2018, 2:01:00 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Supermann

My user name is a nickname given to the protagonist of the book in my profile picture, "The Fountainhead." I find that I have strong personal similarities with main characters of novels written by Ayn Rand. I do not have as great an interest in the world-famous comic book superhero.

1/6/2018, 1:53:55 AM
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