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Published on May 2, 2013 By Matchbook In Life, the Universe and Everything

Had just been wondering where some of you got your name from - what inspired it and so forth. Jafo's I know and I am mostly the same.

 

Is there a story behind your names here, folks?


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on May 02, 2013

Mine comes from Xiahou Dun.  Historical figure, general, governor, warrior, and adviser during the Three Kingdoms period of China, about early 3rd century AD.  When I was growing up, the first Strategy wargame I ever played was Romance of the Three Kingdoms.  I always played as Cao Cao, my friend RJ played as Sun Jian, and our friend Ryan played as Liu Bei.  We were around 10 I think at the time.  Well, Cao Cao's most bad ass General was Xiahou Dun, and when you are 10 eyepatches are cool too.  As the years went on, and playing every new installment of Romance of the Three kingdoms that came to the states, and reading the novel and other histories, I became a big fan of the time period.  Well, when that internet thing got big, and I joined gaming sites, I chose the user name "Xiahou Dun".  Eventually over the years is morphed into Lord Xia.  I have accounts at some sites that are over 12 years old using that name.  

on May 02, 2013

I was PuterDudeJim, but I have always been a redneck at heart. So, when a nick change was required of me, it had to be RedneckDude.

I am still PuterDudeJim at some sites, and DXDesigner at others.

on May 02, 2013

I know....lame story. That's the Reader's Digest condensed version. The full story is soooo boring!

on May 02, 2013

I know....lame story. That's the Reader's Digest condensed version. The full story is soooo boring!

 

Nah! Not boring to me. I remember the other name, as well - from years ago. Thanks for sharing.

 

I have accounts at some sites that are over 12 years old using that name.

 

Interesting. Heck of a story, yep. Would, perhaps indeed could not have guessed such a story behind a name. Neat how something can fascinate for so long, isn't it? Good onya for sticking with that over these years and, if you care, I approve of the name.

on May 02, 2013

Lord Xia
Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Love that game, had the Amiga version

Ok ... my name is a tag I've used since the BBS days. Taz - because I'm in Tasmania, Gecko - was my old nickname from school ... because I was a very good swimmer, went flat out like a lizard drinking thus I was called Gecko or Gecks.

on May 02, 2013

2of3...... inspired by 7of9

 

I am second born of 3 kids.

on May 02, 2013

Oh, the ignored middle child!!  Now I understand....     

on May 02, 2013

A focal point of my life's work is studying the history of mythology and religious thought, promoting a positive direction.  Plus, my name contains one of the four cardinal points, and I used to be the PM and "cardinal director" for my companies.

on May 02, 2013

By my momma, it's my real name but you can call me Don.

And don't forget...

on May 02, 2013

I had a random name generator in EQ i think it was give me the name "Matop" and i used it only saying my name with some southern redneck accent (no offense redneckdude) but then i when i moved to eve i wanted something that sounded a bit better and i had just watched the movie 300 so i added a greek "Icus" to it leaving me with "Matopicus".

Been my name in almost every game since

 

on May 02, 2013

I will bore you. I installed and serviced overhead doors and rolling steel curtains, along with high speed fabric doors for twelve years,I am a master door technician.Now, I am painter-carpenter, go figure, So, I am bound to doortech1 I guess, thanks for asking.

on May 02, 2013

DP, awesome sign, that a lawn ornament?LOLWhere ya been,lets see some work.......

on May 02, 2013

doortech1
Where ya been,lets see some work.......

Right here dude you just haven't been looking.

on May 02, 2013

My nickname predates the internet, as far back as the early 70's. It was given to me for my ability to fix the unfixable and break the unbreakable. It was my radio "handle" for several decades as well.

on May 02, 2013

Wizard1956
my ability to break the unbreakable.

 

I'll vouch for that.