What makes a good nickname?

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  1. pomaz59

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    my nickname sucks. i wasn't really giving it a thought the time i registered here on LPSG, just took some letters of cities/places i've visited (and liked) and added two random numbers to the whole thing.

    now, i can say the number thing was quite stupid, because if i would read this in somebody's nick, i would think he is either 59 years old or he was born in 1959 or in general he wants to say something with it (but what???)

    so i'm considering to change my nickname, but first i have to come up with something cool.


    ...so my questions:
    What do you think, what makes a good nickname?
    Should it have a meaning, a reference to something? Should it be only cool sounding? Should it imply something nasty?

    and how did you come up with your nickname? is there a fun story behind it?


    thoughts are welcome :smile:
     
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    Here it mean nothing to me, but it does have a meaning. Just google.
     
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    first i thought yours will have something to do with 'terminator' :biggrin1:
     
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    you could put 2 words together that don't really belong. there was a band that did that named relentless cookout.
     
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    lool, not bad actually :)

    thanks for the advice!
     
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    Your screenname should, IMO, either be funny/clever (at_your_cervix is arguably the greatest example of this there), personally meaningful on some level (mine comes from the only nickname anyone's ever given me, as my real first name is one syllable and not given to an -ie or -y suffix), though the double "B" is code for those who know.

    Otherwise make it random, but don't include numerals for the reasons stated in the OP :rolleyes:
     
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    I love my nickname because it reflects my heritage, my name, my femininity and my ability to kick ass (think Lafemme Nikita!). Beside Slut4BigCoks was taken (and that is a joke!).

    Make a nick that is unique to you and says something about who you are.
     
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    i think me nickname fits me.
    and serves its purpose.
    ya know?
     
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    My name comes from something a lady said and my own creativity. I like it.
     
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    It do, mon amour a moi. Perfectly named screename, IMO.
     
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    Best advice I can give you: make sure it's easy to remember when logging in. I know that sounds "well, duh" but I look at some of the names on the members list that are just random jumbles of letters and/or numbers and think, "How the hell are they going to remember that?"

    My own story: I was born in 1978 (hence the 78), my middle name is William but I think it's such a daggy (dorky) name so I changed it. But I cannot for the life of me think why I picked willow - considering what this site is about, willy would have made more sense. Perhaps it's my sense of irony - willows are tall, slender and flexible whereas I'm short, fat and stubborn.
     
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    haha, that is great indeed :)
     
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    every word of it is true. cool nickname you choose
     
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    when i first saw one of your posts, your nickname, your avatar and your (to me unidentifiable) accent made me think you are the cutes girl ever. they still do, actually
     
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    i like it, too! i think words like "thunder" or "fire" & co are kinda badass and therefore good for a nickname. especially if you have a story behind it, that a lady called you that way.. thats just even more badass :)
     
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    yeah, but you have humour and most willows i know are just so damn bitter...

    thanks for your story!
     
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    great advices so far, thank you!
    maybe i'll go up in the mountains for the weekend with nothing but a bag of mushrooms and see if i can come up with something nice


    ps: sorry for the one-by-one replies, i don't know how you put multiple quotes into one message
     
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    I've always thought Willow suited you. You remind me a little of Willow from Buffy (in a good way!).

    The reasons for my name are pretty obvious - I'm a sub and I'm female. I like my name to reflect who I am and to be something I'm comfortable with.
     
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    Words or titles relating to your interests and/or professions in other languages are quite cool and offbeat. Like the Japanese, and all-too-relative sobriquet 'ChinChinGaAi'. Stuff like that.
     
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    No way - What makes a really rubish nickname :rolleyes:

    The multi-quote button is the one next to the quote one - you need to click it for every message you want to quote apart from the last one where you use the quote button
     
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