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Old 05-01-2019, 02:05 PM   #1
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What's the story behind your username?

Just like the title says: where does your username come from? How long have you been using it? Did you coin it just for UPN, or did it originate on another forum?

At the time I made a UPN account over three years ago, I was in a gender-swapped production of The Importance of Being Earnest where my character's name was Geoffrey Fairfax.
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:34 PM   #2
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I named myself after the Dopplegangers of the video game Baldur's Gate, because while only appearing in Act V+, they were the defining antagonism of that story and the expansion Tales of the Sword Coast. The spelling comes from how they are spelled in those BioWare games.
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:14 PM   #3
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Mine's in two parts:

Mew was because it's how I mostly went with in old video game forums. Well, more precisely it's because I'm completely obsessed with Mew, its discovery being one of the main starting points of my love of Pokémon.

As for the Okiku part, it's a bit more complicated. A bit before the time of my username's creation, I was still feeling pretty angsty about a breakup from a long term (abusive) relationship. One day, while searching for cool Japanese stories and names, I came across the story of Banchō Sarayashiki. I felt a connection to Okiku, the loyal servant who stayed true to herself, which ended with her being killed, going crazy and haunting those who wronged her, all for a wrongdoing that was not her fault. So with that, I used Okiku on its own for MMO character names and some usernames a few times.

But when I joined the Serebii forums, I decided to combine both my uber old Pokémon-based username with my new one, and the username of OkikuMew was born and got stuck with me since.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:01 PM   #4
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I hit L-O-K-I on my keyboard. It's very easy to type thanks to their position on the keyboard.
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:40 PM   #5
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Basically because I idolised my older brother as a kid. I nicked his old copy of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, he'd called his clan in it Concept, I stole the name.
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:00 PM   #6
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It's my name! Used to have super appended to it, by virtue of being 13 and all. As for why I was given the name? Well, maybe the river was just that good. I've been there twice and it certainly seems possible.

As for my usual username, Raddaya, anyone ever played that old flash game, Need For Madness? Used to love the car 'Radical One' and the word 'Radical' in general. From there, a short step to 'rad' and only a flash of imagination away from adding the 'daya'.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:59 PM   #7
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whoops i'm trans

This actually isn't the name I go by anymore though.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:15 PM   #8
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:04 PM   #9
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It's my name! Used to have super appended to it, by virtue of being 13 and all. As for why I was given the name? Well, maybe the river was just that good. I've been there twice and it certainly seems possible.

As for my usual username, Raddaya, anyone ever played that old flash game, Need For Madness? Used to love the car 'Radical One' and the word 'Radical' in general. From there, a short step to 'rad' and only a flash of imagination away from adding the 'daya'.
I played need for madness back in the day...never got past the "EL KING" level. Fucker would waste you in one. Though I went over the one miniature ramp from the side of it, and some glitch made my car spin like crazy. Managed to land the jump anyway. Game referred to the insane amount of tricks and stuff as merely "your a superstar!"

I'm in the same boat as Emi, personally. My forum deadname was cringe anyway so we'll leave that in the past where it belongs.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:30 PM   #10
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Altaria funfact: my /very first/ fursona name was Twilight

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Old 05-16-2019, 01:28 AM   #11
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When I first joined my name was Naruxami which was Narukami but with an edgy X instead of the K. Now I'm just Naru because most people took to calling me that and it looks way nicer.
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