What's the meaning of your username?

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  1. Ahmed Med profile image60
    Ahmed Medposted 10 years ago

    Ahmed: is an Arabic name which means 'the praised for good character and conduct' also' the thankful to God (Allah)'.
    Med: i study medicine .
    what about you?

    1. studentsage profile image60
      studentsageposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well, for this site, I just chose something that related to what I was going to post and wasn't already taken.

      On the other hand, on a different site, my username is PinkiedPurple. I have minor circulation problems, and my hands get cold sometimes.

      My pinkies turn purple.

    2. thesingernurse profile image75
      thesingernurseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      "thesingernurse" is my Hubpages username.

      While I'm a nurse by profession, I'm a singer-songwriter by heart and craft. smile

    3. profile image0
      Lybrahposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Lybrah is another way to spell Libra, as in the astrological sign. Back in the day, when I signed up, Libra was already taken and I didn't want to be Libra2345, so I changed the spelling.

    4. Kathryn Stratford profile image90
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      For some reason it didn't occur to me to figure out a user name other than my real name. If I had browsed the site more before I signed up I might have noticed that most people have more creative names.

  2. safiq ali patel profile image68
    safiq ali patelposted 10 years ago

    I chose to go with my name. That's because I'd rather people connect to the real me. I find it very hard to get to know people via the internet if they are something other than their name as their user names. I think being real is important even online. Otherwise the internet can be a little impersonal don't you think?

  3. SoundNFury profile image80
    SoundNFuryposted 10 years ago

    I took mine from Shakespeare "Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"

    I really love music and I like the combo of sound and fury big_smile

  4. profile image0
    flagostomosposted 10 years ago

    I thought that was the name of those things you put in fish tanks to clean them out. Plycostomos? Or something I don't remember.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    Mine describes me perfectly.

  6. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 10 years ago

    I use my nickname with 'share' because when I write, I'm always sharing a part of myself, regardless of the topic. To me, it's an exercise in giving my readers something substantial, not just imparting information.

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    thechroniclerposted 10 years ago

    Saint Nestor the Chronicler was a Russian monk and writer who authored several works on the history and people of Kiev in what's now the Ukraine. He and his fellow monks were tasked with gathering facts, details and reports on what the higher-ups ( i e the royalty and ruling class) deemed important. It occurred to me early on that what I was doing was similar in terms of gathering information from various Internet sources and creating something new out of the information. This particularly applied when I was writing for content companies where I did not pick the topic and was given instructions based on what someone else deemed most important. I still write for them, just not quite as frequently as in the past.

    Apparently Nestor the original Chronicler did such a good job that the Russian Orthodox Church canonized him after he died around the year 1114. I don't have any Russian heritage (that I know of anyway); I just liked the story and the concept. So that's how I picked my HubPages name, the name of my main blog, the name of my YouTube channel and just about any username I have on various other sites. That's more a matter of convenience now because I don't have to think of anything new and I want to keep my real name making minimal appearances on the web. I guess I almost could have created a whole hub about this LOL Thank you for reading!

  8. Quilligrapher profile image75
    Quilligrapherposted 10 years ago

    A scribe dipping into an aging inkwell to share ancient memories with a new age.

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    Sarra Garrettposted 10 years ago

    My name is officially registered in the Book of Heraldry along with my own device (crest).  I used to be a member of the SCA (Society for Creative Anacronism, the largest privately owned army in the world) and was a champion rapier fighter.  We had to come up with a unique name and device (crest).  I'm registered with the FBI under this a/k/a.  Sarra was my daughters name (she passed as a baby) and Garrett means 'unfinished room under a roof' in other words an attic. 

    I used to have an online store called Sarra's Attic.  I also made historically accurate cloth dolls from the renaissance period and sold them at the wars we had under Sarra's Garrett.  Hence my official name of Sarra Garrett.  See my hub about What your name means. 

    It was a blast to research for my official renaissance name as no name in the Book of Heraldry can be duplicated however the spellings were very important for the period you were 'living'.

    1. lindalou1963 profile image61
      lindalou1963posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sarra... this is very interesting, thanks for sharing!!

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        Sarra Garrettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        you are very welcome

  10. Any Other Voice profile image60
    Any Other Voiceposted 10 years ago

    The importance of speaking up, and the power of an unfamiliar voice.

  11. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 10 years ago

    I have good and bad patches. In every area of life and work.

  12. Shanna11 profile image76
    Shanna11posted 10 years ago

    My first name (because I'm apparently very vain and I like the sound of my own name) and 11 because Shanna was already taken, and I graduated high school in 2011.

    It's really a boring story. tongue I need to spice it up a little.

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image90
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Shanna is a pretty name, so it is ok to like the sound smile

  13. lindalou1963 profile image61
    lindalou1963posted 10 years ago

    linda is my real name, however lou is not my middle name, it's just what everyone calls me... so I adapted it as my 'pen name'. 1963  is the year I was born. smile

  14. Hollie Thomas profile image60
    Hollie Thomasposted 10 years ago

    My real name is Lisa. Hollie is my daughter's name and Thomas my sons.

  15. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 10 years ago

    A few things. My name is Brian, yet some friends just call me Bri for short...There's Bri.

    The next two is I am a Man and I like Candy. So put the three together. Brimancandy.

    I have also been called man candy. That has a little to do with it as well. LOL!!

  16. Cardisa profile image86
    Cardisaposted 10 years ago

    My username is actually a sort of acronym for my real name

    Cardisa =
    Car - Carolee
    Di - Diane
    Sa - Samuda

    I started a company some years ago and registered Cardisam Ltd. but for HP I dropped the "m" because Cardisa sounded more natural, like a real name.

  17. NornsMercy profile image61
    NornsMercyposted 10 years ago

    I like mythology from all over the world and throughout history whether I believe in it or not. Norns are Norse beings who rule over destiny. When I made my Hubpages account, I was feeling warm and fortunate... so, "Norn's Mercy" just popped into my head and BAM.


  18. misstoughcookie97 profile image60
    misstoughcookie97posted 10 years ago

    My username is misstoughcookie97.

    I've been doing karate for over 10 years now. I was never one of the 'big kids' yet I'm strong and smart. At training, I fight guys in their 20s and 30s who are 6"+. I've developed the name misstoughvookie through that.
    97 is my birth year.

    1. Pearldiver profile image69
      Pearldiverposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Wow... that really is tough!  Especially coming from a 15 year old on HP roll

      I am sure though that you are not the only girl who has grappled with 6 inch men!  yikes

      I know my sister used to always complain that 3 inch men who used to always try to 'flip her' she said!  sad

      But most short guys often just give up when they are attacked by a larger woman, don't they?  smile

      1. Any Other Voice profile image60
        Any Other Voiceposted 10 years agoin reply to this


  19. JimTxMiller profile image77
    JimTxMillerposted 10 years ago

    My username is my brand identity, my given name and surname with my birth state in the middle. I use this username for everything online; Linkedin, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, WordPress, Blogger and here at the Hub. Makes me easier to find, and I can type it in my sleep now!

  20. eternals3ptember profile image61
    eternals3ptemberposted 10 years ago

    The Eternal September, the day the Internet both died and rose anew.

    1. eternals3ptember profile image61
      eternals3ptemberposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Or less specifically, month, or even year, take a pic.

  21. seanorjohn profile image72
    seanorjohnposted 10 years ago

    My user name is Seanorjohn . Sean is the name I go by. Sean is Irish for John. My birth certificate says John and so does my passport. However most of my documents such as Bank cards Driving Licence etc are registered in the name Sean. This is what happens when you are born to an English father and Irish mother. It has caused me a few difficulties on occasion. Almost missed aflight because of booking in the name of Sean and turning up with passport saying Sean.

  22. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 10 years ago

    I bought this ID off someone who was already on HubPages.  They said and I quote "I'm pulling 4 g's a week with this ID but I have to leave the country".

    I negotiated him down to $2,500 dollars for the name plus articles.

    No sooner had the money left my account then I log in to find he deleted all the good stuff and left me with a load of crap about stickmen.

    1. seanorjohn profile image72
      seanorjohnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That explains everything. Thanks for being so honest. A rare thing in the internet age. I have just set up a new Hub account called "stickman". Perhaps I can make my fortune through this monicker.

  23. UnnamedHarald profile image93
    UnnamedHaraldposted 10 years ago

    When the company I worked at was a good place to work, we used the company's LAN to play a lot of first-person shooters and so the employees could destroy each other over lunch. I had a habit of not signing in and so the games assigned me the name of "UNNAMED SOLDIER". The other players gave me a raft of s#!t and started calling me "Unnamed" during work hours. I decided that was okay, but it needed something more identifying, more unique. It so happens I have an uncle named Harold who was on the (London) Metropolitan police force years ago and I've always thought the Nordic "Harald" was cool. You can Google "David Hunt" till Doomsday and never find me, but Google "UnnamedHarald" and I'm all over that first page.

  24. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 10 years ago


    "Fat Freddy's Cat" is a character in my all time favorite underground comic book series, "The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers" by Gilbert Shelton. The Cat is sort of like a hippie "Garfield" and he serves as the voice of reason in the strip, as he is way more intelligent than the three stoners he lives with.  I'd been using "FatFreddysCat" as an online alias on various internet forums and bulletin boards for years, so when I joined HubPages I saw no reason not to continue the tradition.

    1. A Driveby Quipper profile image57
      A Driveby Quipperposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. I saw the Zaps in the day. I would be Mr. Natural, except that it isn't even close to an original thought.

  25. A Driveby Quipper profile image57
    A Driveby Quipperposted 10 years ago

    It means I drive by and make a relevant quip. If your response interests me, I may stay and elaborate on the subject or banter incessantly . . . the choice is yours.

    1. brimancandy profile image80
      brimancandyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds very much like a line from "The Big Bang Theory." TV show.

      1. A Driveby Quipper profile image57
        A Driveby Quipperposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Right. Not quite.

  26. mary615 profile image84
    mary615posted 10 years ago

    Well, my real name is Mary, and I can't divulge what the 615 means.  One of my pet peeves are Hubbers who choose user names that are 4 or 5 syllables long and hard to type.  When I respond to a comment, I like to "call" the Hubber by their user name.

    1. JimTxMiller profile image77
      JimTxMillerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I agree totally, Mary, about the multisyllable thing and even curse myself at times when I have to type my username! Feel free to type me Jim! ;0)

  27. Scottie Futch profile image65
    Scottie Futchposted 10 years ago

    I just used my real name for this site. I'm all over the place on the net now anyway, so might as well be real.

  28. fastfreta profile image72
    fastfretaposted 10 years ago

    My name is Alfreta, aka, Freta, and I've been known to do things very fast. So my friends have called me, over the years,  fastfreta,  the name has taken on a life of it's own, so I adopted it for this site.

    1. Abbyfitz profile image75
      Abbyfitzposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      When I was a girl I liked to draw. I would always draw this one girl and I named her Abby fitzsimmons. I eventually started signing all my drawings Abby Fitzsimmons. When I joined hubpages I considered this another creative outlet so I stuck with the same name but shortened it to fitz.

  29. agilitymach profile image93
    agilitymachposted 10 years ago

    I teach and compete in dog agility.  In American Kennel Club agility, the highest title you can get is the Master Agility CHampionship title (MACH), and one of my shelties has four of these titles.  Another is 1/2 way to getting his MACH.  I use "Agilitymach" on a few other sites including youtube.

    I also write about dog agility and dogs in general, so my name is descriptive to my main writing topics.

  30. ptosis profile image67
    ptosisposted 10 years ago

    ptosis means "droopy'. My grandma had ptosis of the eye, (upper eyelid hanging over pupil) - mostly in Asian folks even though she is all German.

    My full net name is ptosis theseus as in sleepy eyed wrestler like in the saga of Beowulf fighting Grendel who pretended to be asleep so that the monster would come close enough for Beowulf to grab and twist the arm off from the shoulder socket since Grendel was protected with spells from edge of iron.

    BTW Theseus is the guy who took a knife, (given by the witch Ariadne), into the maze of the Minotaur - basically - cheating at the wrestling match.



  31. Saloca profile image90
    Salocaposted 10 years ago

    My username is an acronym for my actual name smile

  32. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 10 years ago

    We are traveling Australia and love to free camp wherever possible ! Soon we will be exploring Europe/Britain/USA /Canada and still hope to do some free camping as we are on a budget !

    1. freecampingaussie profile image62
      freecampingaussieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We did a lot of free camping around Europe and the UK + Ireland .Now in Spain!


  33. Astra Nomik profile image65
    Astra Nomikposted 10 years ago

    The meaning of my user name Astra Nomik was not planned - it was initially to respond to a word astronomic. (It refers to Astronomy or something immense or of enormous magnitude.)  It is something that friends used to ascribe to some of my poems and writing when I was in school. I didn't think anything of it, except smiled at it, and I was never called never called Astra, though it's a nice name.

    I also wanted to ensure that I came first in Search Engines in any look-ups for that word. LOL.

  34. JyurriOukan profile image60
    JyurriOukanposted 10 years ago

    Jyurri Is a translation of my name in another language. And Oukan is the meaning of my last name translated in that same language.

  35. Thelma Alberts profile image90
    Thelma Albertsposted 10 years ago

    I was supposed to used my pen name I was using when I was still a child thinking of being a writer, but I changed my mind and used my real name instead because I was thinking that I´m sharing my real me.

  36. Anaydena profile image82
    Anaydenaposted 10 years ago

    My username, Anaydena, is a combination of all three of my children's names (Anaya, Ayden, and Layla). My username use to be Anayamama - when it was just my daughter, then it became Anaydena for my daughter, Anaya, and my son, Ayden. When my youngest was born I tagged an 'a' at the end to create Anaydena. Every since my youngest was born in 2008 my username, no matter what site I am on, has been Anaydena. You can even search Anaydena and find me everywhere. I have made a brand name for myself online and it helps to keep my username constant.

  37. profile image0
    Aleister888posted 10 years ago

    Personally i am a Musician, and "Aleister Solandris" is my stage name in my local band, so i tend to use the variation Aleister888  for gaming and things like that.

    Where did the "idea come from" ... the top of my head smile

    Very interesting to hear the back story of peoples names on the boards ^_^ keep the tales coming.

  38. ct92 profile image65
    ct92posted 10 years ago

    It's pretty much just my initials and birth year. Not very fancy wink

  39. Ivan Ivanov profile image60
    Ivan Ivanovposted 10 years ago

    Ivan = Bulgarian (russian) version of John big_smile

    It means the one who is closer to god, or something like that .. smile

  40. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 10 years ago

    The name most people know me by is Tom.   I have long been an oral storyteller, telling my tales to live audiences as well as writing stories.  Some time back a fellow, whose group I had addressed many times, began to refer to me as Tusitala Tom.   He told me that the word meant 'Storyteller' in Polynesian; that the great Robert Louis Stevenson was known by this name.

        He continued to introduce me to his group as a Tusitala so, eventually, when I discovered Hubpages, I decided to use the name - hence Tusitala Tom.

  41. Theophanes profile image91
    Theophanesposted 10 years ago

    I traced the history of my given name (Typhani/Tiffany) as far back as I could and came up with its masculine ancestor. I felt I often wrote in a masculine tone so my moniker should match.

  42. livewirez profile image69
    livewirezposted 10 years ago

    The meaning of my username which is "Livewirez" is energetic person.

  43. Sphinxs Sanctum profile image61
    Sphinxs Sanctumposted 10 years ago

    The Sphinx of Greek Mythology was known as "The Great Riddler," which I identified with because I tend to write poetry where most readers would need to think about the meaning of the words for themselves.  I also quite enjoy the strength & image that the Sphinx gives as she was said to have the head and breasts of a woman, the wings of an eagle, and the body and feet of a lion.  (I'm a Leo.)  She was a beast; a demon of arcane wisdom. I should only hope to someday possess some degree of wisdom, but like the Sphinx, I am made of many parts; as we all are. Wouldn’t it be a wondrous thing to have the physical power of the lion, the mystery of a woman and the ability to fly?

    Writing takes me to a safe, secure, inviolable place; hence the second half of the pseudonym “Sanctum.” When I asked myself what would the Sanctum for the Sphinx be, my answer was, it would have been a safe haven which contained an atmosphere, a barrier – preventing anyone from ever guessing the correct answers to her riddles.  For if they correctly guessed the answer, she would die.  When Oedipus correctly answered her riddle, she threw herself from her perch to her death.  Anyhow, I felt a connection in many ways to the Sphinx.

  44. profile image0
    Timothy Andersonposted 7 years ago


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    Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 7 years ago

    Mine is my name. When I came back to HP after several years, I forgot that spaces count. Hence Bronwyn Joy Ellio (Bronwyn Joy Elliott)

  46. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
    Phyllis Doyleposted 7 years ago

    Phyllis is of Greek origin and means 'greenery', 'idealized country lass'.


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