What inspired your name (in game/forum name)

GrootDude Member Posts: 14,110

My psn (TreemanXD) was something I thought up after learning about Epidermodysplasia verruciformid (Treeman syndrome) and the “XD” was added because just “Treeman” was taken.



  • Awakey
    Awakey Member Posts: 3,145

    My forum name is my Xbox name.

    My dad played the original Xbox and I got stuck with this. I'm not paying 10 bucks to change it.

  • xCarrie
    xCarrie Member Posts: 982

    Carrie because it’s my name and “x“ because i’m easily scared so when you say xcarrie quickly it sounds like “scary.” :o

  • YaiPa
    YaiPa Member Posts: 1,929
    edited January 2020

    DiPa is the nickname my friends like to call me, while the Ya comes from when Kanye West was about to drop the album Yandhi, so I did a kinda mash-up.

  • Deadeye
    Deadeye Member Posts: 3,627

    Deadeye comes from the good ol' Diablo. Captain Deadeye was a skeleton champion running around in the dungeons. Got that name on twitch as well, often my game accounts are named Malachai, which comes from the game Requiem, where you play an avenging angel

  • Lofepramine
    Lofepramine Member Posts: 174

    Simply an antidepressant. No ad intended.

  • ABannedCat
    ABannedCat Member Posts: 2,529

    My forum name is a secret.

    But my in-game generally varies from day to day. I usually name myself according to my mood. Like food, colour, animals, human names, et cetera et cetera. Sometimes people commend on my names too, if it fits my playstyle. Like the other day, I named myself "gg piece of #########", and people were asking if I am an Otzdarva fan.

  • Stevo
    Stevo Member Posts: 121

    My name here is actually based on my Surname and used a lot more frequently in games nowadays (Stevo / StevoTheTroll / StevoTheTrolll <twitch name was taken, used 3 L’s instead>, I was dubbed the troll by a lot of friends in my teens and it just sorta stuck), though I can’t quite remember why 9 year old me thought my PSN (crack_it_up-94) was a good name. 1994 isn’t even my year of birth nor anyone in my immediate family lol. I got nothing for that one.

  • oxygen
    oxygen Member Posts: 3,285

    My Steam name changes quite often.

    My name here... well, it was pretty much picked just because I thought it'd fit the Stridor icon and I couldn't come up with anything else 😄

  • MerGirl2003
    MerGirl2003 Member Posts: 110

    My forum name comes from a mix of Mermaid and Girl, and 2003 is the year I was born, my Psn name used to be the same but I've since changed it to "BlendyTheHealbot", Blendy as in "Blendette" as I am a Claudette main(I don't actually play like a Blendette though so I don't really know what I was thinking) and Healbot cause I often like running healing builds. I'm thinking of changing it again though, cause I'm not so sure I want people to think I'm a Blendette.

  • Acesthetiic
    Acesthetiic Member Posts: 1,077

    Acesthetiic = Aesthetic. Credit to my sister!

  • PigMainClaudette
    PigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,842

    One of my younger brothers came up with my Xbox gamertag, which I will leave out of the forums.

    As for my forum name, I wanted it to be different to my Xbox name. I main Claudette, because I originally ran her for Self Care back in Rank 16 (don't hate me, it was ages ago. Nobody heals in that low a rank.) and Pig because I like to torture people, rather than outright kill them and I'm a SAW fanatic.

    Therefore, PigMainClaudette. Also, Pig first sounds way better than ClaudetteMainPig.

  • OMagic_ManO
    OMagic_ManO Member Posts: 3,278
    edited January 2020

    If you read my forum name, that's why and how I got the inspiration.

    My PSN is o0Magic_Man0o_

    How I got that name? I got it off of a joke I made about Magic Mike XXL, that movie, I twisted the name to Magic Man cause it sounded cool and it was a easy name to call me, so everyone calls me by my full psn name or "Magic".

    @Mushwin calls me Magic Mike, she guessed it.

  • Mister_Holdout
    Mister_Holdout Member Posts: 3,144

    Fallout: New Vegas fans should know.

  • Inji
    Inji Member Posts: 1,096

    People couldnt pronounce my dutch name so I made an alias that kinda sounds the same.

  • smappdooda
    smappdooda Member Posts: 543

    It's my "magic word" and website. (one of my many occupations is professional magician)

  • QsKaa
    QsKaa Member Posts: 56

    My name is from team I was in 2008-9 Quick Shoots rebranding to MyM and merged with Vitronik

    we dominated the scene along with Wickeds then Vitronik (and yes I was kicked) -.-

    So for legacy I switched my name to "Qs" but in my freaking country letter T between the Q and S will make ANOTHER word so i had to swich once again. Back then I was watching American Pie when someone was Foving a.. goat SO i put The Kaa in my name. QsKaa is easier to read than Kuzkaay and is prettier.

    You Should hear how people from discord trying to pronounce my name :D

  • prismalorg
    prismalorg Member Posts: 55

    Simply enough, its a track; INFEKT - Prismalorg (not a very good track in my opinion anymore, however, a riddim classic (if you're into the genre))

  • EnderloganYT
    EnderloganYT Member Posts: 621

    same as PSN name, made because I liked minecraft a tad too much at the time and it stuck with me oof

  • VolantConch1719
    VolantConch1719 Member Posts: 1,158

    Given to me by Xbox Live, stuck ever since.

  • Elk
    Elk Member Posts: 2,267

    From a PS2 video game i liked a lot at the time. Still one of my favorites. It is (Dot) HACK

  • NuclearBurrito
    NuclearBurrito Member Posts: 6,807


  • Aztreonam78
    Aztreonam78 Member Posts: 1,131

    Aztreonam is the name of some antibiotic.

    My in-game name is Benedict Camperbatch, I love Sherlock.

  • KillermainBTWm8
    KillermainBTWm8 Member Posts: 4,212

    Stereotypes, and probably "unprofessional" intent if I was to guess was my inspiration.

    CLAUDETTEINABUSH Member Posts: 2,210

    For my forum name,I wanted something unique. When I first started playing survivor I was always playing Claudette and the second I heard the heartbeat I would always hide in a bush. So I decided it was the perfect name.

  • MrsGhostface
    MrsGhostface Member Posts: 987

    They’re pretty much the same on both, and it’s because I kink Ghost Face, just gonna be real. I actually changed my username this week, before my PS4 username was ChokeMeGhostFace LOL.

  • bomb1720
    bomb1720 Member Posts: 428

    my name is my psn name too. it's part of my real name and my bf name tom. sounds like bomb. i'm from uk and i've heard people in the usa say da bomb. we're da bomb, so that is how i came up with mine 😃💣️

  • LaraVermillion
    LaraVermillion Member Posts: 75

    LaraVermillion is my gaming tag for over 10 years now.

    Lara is my first name and Vermillion was, back in the day, my favourite Slipknot song :D Fun fact: Somewhere in Missouri lives a CEO that is really called Lara Vermillion. Wonder if she knows about me and my gaming history whenever she googles her own name 😂

  • AshleyWB
    AshleyWB Member Posts: 4,061

    My forum name is also my Xbox name. Nothing inspired my username hence why it's my real life name followed by my initials. Only zoomers try to make it hip, we millennials are more cultured.

  • Hoodied
    Hoodied Member Posts: 12,994

    I like hoodies

  • Bigbootiejudy666
    Bigbootiejudy666 Member Posts: 407

    I got a flat ass soooooooo

  • 2LuvRias
    2LuvRias Member Posts: 352

    For my Xbox Gamertag.... Well I'd prefer to not give the exact GT out but I'm clearly a Pulp Fiction Fan

    And my name on here from NOOB3

  • Gravewalker200
    Gravewalker200 Member Posts: 451
    edited January 2020

    My name comes from Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor cause I played the game til 100% and orcs called the character The Gravewalker since he comes back from the dead. I eventually just used that for my Minecraft account and it stuck. It has variations such as the preferred Gravewalker200 and if it's taken I'd slap a 5 on there and didn't care until it hit me that it ironically happened to be my birth year.

  • SanityNight
    SanityNight Member Posts: 101

    It's my PlayStation name

  • Akarate_Dolphin
    Akarate_Dolphin Member Posts: 201
    edited January 2020

    A Dolphin that was skilled in Karate

  • Ihatelife
    Ihatelife Member Posts: 5,069

    People and... 😂

  • Feyd
    Feyd Member Posts: 428

    I've been using this handle for a few years now. It's gender neutral and. Makes it easier to avoid any comments about it. The name is from an elven rogue warlord from the card game Warlords.

  • Watery
    Watery Member Posts: 1,167

    My old Xbox username.

    It was WaterySpore for the longest time, so then I settled for just “Watery”.

    Haven’t looked back since.

  • VoodooChild
    VoodooChild Member Posts: 319
  • danielbird11
    danielbird11 Member Posts: 150

    My user name is Danielbird11 because Daniel is my first name. And bird is the second part because I work at a voluntary wildlife shelter in Australia. Also the 11 is because that was my age when I made up the user name. I am now 15.

  • Infinity_Bored
    Infinity_Bored Member Posts: 445

    Call of Duty: Ghosts

  • Demogordon_Ramsay
    Demogordon_Ramsay Member Posts: 1,503

    A streamer I watch calls Demogorgon “Gordon”. The rest is history.

  • ZerLukas
    ZerLukas Member Posts: 294

    My original nickname here was SerLukas which is shortened from my real first and last name. I forgot the password for that one and made another one with one letter changed.

    My Steam username is DrunkZombie. It used to be SleepyZombie because I didn't get enough sleep at the time and felt like a zombie. It got better and I began drinking a little more so I changed it to DrunkZombie.

    I'll probably change it back to SleepyZombie soon beacuse I have a bit of sleeping problem again but I also drink less now.

  • Raven014
    Raven014 Member Posts: 4,188

    Mine is a shortening of my Xbox Gamertag: Ravenpaw14

    That name has a long history and one I don't want to bore you all with.

  • feechima
    feechima Member Posts: 884

    Wanted something unique and all names I chose on twitch were taken. My name used to be nudjinneration but no one could pronounce it. New generation. Also people mostly call me Fee or my Xbox name Jupiter which was assigned to me back with the 360.

  • H4l0R34ch4r0und
    H4l0R34ch4r0und Member Posts: 5

    My name I just randomly thought of it ,and now it just stuck with me

  • Dr_Loomis
    Dr_Loomis Member Posts: 3,703

    I love the Loomis character.

  • Sad_Towel
    Sad_Towel Member Posts: 2

    Cool math gave me akward towel once and when I began playing Among Us I couldn't fit the akward part and sad was next best. :)

  • Hoodied
    Hoodied Member Posts: 12,994