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Old 10-02-2012, 08:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Haven't seen a thread about this, and it's something I'm interested in. Some people have really interesting usernames, and it would be fun to know how they chose them. Of course, no-one has to say: if you'd rather keep it to yourself then that's your prerogative. Here's mine anyway, for those who are interested.

Some people (not surprisingly) equate my username with being a troll, in the sense of a forum troll, though people who know me will understand that's certainly not the case. I have been asked on occasion does it stand for "trolling for hearts" or "the heart of a troll"? Well, neither really.

My original name when I went onto the internet back in about 1986 was Lestat, due to my interest in and love of Anne Rice's Vampire novels, but as they became more popular, and with the release of the movie "Interview with the vampire" in 1994, more and more people started using it, so I had to look for an alternative.

Determined to use something no-one else was, I looked to my unfinished fantasy novel, in which trolls play a major part. However, unlike typical fantasy they are not slavering, murdering beasts or slow-witted simpletons: my trolls are a proud, noble people with a long lineage stretching back to the elder gods, and would probably be best compared to the Klingons in Star Trek, or maybe the Vikings.

Their best warrior, a general and a statesman, and a legend in his own lifetime, Aman Trollheart, is a central character in the novel, and I thought of using the name Trollheart. Nobody else seemed to be using it --- probably it had been heard of nowhere else --- and so it stuck. Now, it's my login, username, internet presence, email and anything else I join or am part of.

And that's the story behind my username. Anyone else want to share?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My username comes from one of my favourite songs by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band. I picked it because Trout Mask Replica is my favourite album and I guess that I wanted to show my avant-garde roots. There wasn't too much thought put into my username because I originally came here to promote my own music, but that passed and I'm glad that I picked a fairly good one.



I plan on getting "my smile is stuck, I cannot go back to your Frownland" as a tattoo when I can afford it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Phish fans are called phans. Phish's guitarist is Trey Anastasio. My user name is a mixture of the two. ThePh(an)astasio.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think there's another one of these, but they're always fun, so I'm in. Mine is taken from a story I read in a ghost story book my mom got me. I don't even remember if I read any other of the stories, but when I saw "Canwll Corfe", it got my attention. Mainly because I had no idea what the hell it meant. As it turns out it means "corpse candle", and they're lights that are supposedly seen at night bobbing around graveyards. I went to look for pictures, and funnily enough, pretty much all of what came up are from things I've posted here and on Basenotes.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine is taken from the t-shirt I bought at my first ever gig, which was Metallica in '91.

The shirt said 'In Vertigo You Will Be' on the front. I was going to be 'In Vertigo' (as the shirt suggested) but shortened it to just 'Vertigo' at the last moment.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just use my name.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think there's another one of these, but they're always fun, so I'm in. Mine is taken from a story I read in a ghost story book my mom got me. I don't even remember if I read any other of the stories, but when I saw "Canwll Corfe", it got my attention. Mainly because I had no idea what the hell it meant. As it turns out it means "corpse candle", and they're lights that are supposedly seen at night bobbing around graveyards. I went to look for pictures, and funnily enough, pretty much all of what came up are from things I've posted here and on Basenotes.
I'm sure there is too but I can't find it.

I chose my name because I thought it is a beautiful sounding word and describes my porcelain skin. I'm no Vanilla in the sack however.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Usually I go by the username Rjinn. I added an x because it sounded like *jinx* and sounded a bit more magical. Anyway, the R is the initial of my first name. Djinn as in genie since I well, fancy them as mystical being. So I thought I'd fuse all of it.

It seems strange though not using my usual username. Can you change your username here?
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think there's another one of these, but they're always fun, so I'm in. Mine is taken from a story I read in a ghost story book my mom got me. I don't even remember if I read any other of the stories, but when I saw "Canwll Corfe", it got my attention. Mainly because I had no idea what the hell it meant. As it turns out it means "corpse candle", and they're lights that are supposedly seen at night bobbing around graveyards. I went to look for pictures, and funnily enough, pretty much all of what came up are from things I've posted here and on Basenotes.
See, that's why I started the thread. Your name in particular always intrigued me, as it didn't even seem like an English word (too many consonants, not enough vowels) --- is that a Welsh word? Usually when you have "w" and two "l"'s together it tends to be from Welsh...
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