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Title: Names of our Warriors
Post by: NAZGUL on July 22, 2015, 07:39:48 AM
I'm Curious as to how and where you all came up with your name/names, have you carried it with you for some time? or just picked it out.
Inquiring minds want to know!

NAZGUL/NAZGULL/NAZGUULL - I've had to modify the spelling a bit for various games but always managed to keep it close to the Original.
as you can tell I'm a LOTR fan, I've carried this handle/name for over 15 years. It all started with the first true MP first person shooter I ever got into, Return to Castle wolfenstein. ever since then I've carried it.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: The Great Unwashed on July 22, 2015, 08:04:27 AM
I received my name from my late father who once cried it when I was gaming while I should be showering (about 20-25 years ago, I meanwhile showered)... for some reason it amused me and selected it as an in-game name ever since. I like the name because few of the plebs know its meaning and it is such a misnomer for the misanthrope I tend to be...
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Atheris on July 22, 2015, 08:21:57 AM
I simply took Atheris because of this awesome looking snake: https://41.media.tumblr.com/ebf38c73e2e34283d24b6019ebdd01c5/tumblr_nd3zqaxjSP1tkalkoo1_500.jpg
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: LowRoad on July 22, 2015, 08:42:55 AM
When I found out that MWO existed I knew I wanted to play and join a Ghost Bear faction. I hadn't played video games in about a decade, and never played with a team on headsets which always seemed awesome. I knew I would be a terrible rookie and that I would embarrass myself quite a bit. I had played BT a ton as a kid so I was willing to take my lumps.
 
I chose LowRoad due to the song "The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond". There are quite a few interpretations. Literally the low road was the more dangerous road with many obstacles used by the peasants. Some interpret it to mean the path your soul takes on the journey home. Either one seemed to fit my situation.

implying that I'm a terrible person made it too fun to pass up.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Ancient Demise on July 22, 2015, 09:11:58 AM
I'm really not old. I promise. Reverse image search my avatar and you will see the full reference. I used to go by Naga Sadow which iirc means Dragon's Shadow, but there was too much confusion with the name itself so I went with something a little more cryptic.
Imo, "ancient demise" means that one's downfall had been a long time coming, or that something from one's past will be their downfall, not an old persons's own demise - the name is not Ancient's demise.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Doc Dino on July 22, 2015, 10:51:10 AM
Well mine is a little more convoluted the those put up so far ..

The U.S. Marines have no medical department of their own, the Navy supplies that in the form of my brethren Hospital Corpsman, they in turn Honor us with the Title "Doc", unfortunately was not able to go work with them but have in recent years worked with a few guys that were Marines (really no such thing as a former Marine) & honored me with that title that I use here ..

Dino is a funny story; in middle school a friend tagged me with it but it was mostly just between us ... he started with Dino as in short for dinosaur since he thought that I seemed older by personality than my years would actually indicate ... when email started I started using for my email handle & have ever since ..  Just seemed 'Right' for me ...
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Bregor on July 22, 2015, 01:56:44 PM
I am also a fan of LotR and other works from Tolkien that are related to that. My very first name in an MMO (EQOA on the PS2) was Gwindor (elf). Then I also made a character called Bregor, a human (edain).
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Winters Bear on July 22, 2015, 02:06:59 PM
Well this name with or with out spaces has been used by me sense some time in 1995. Started using it on Dalnet, EFF net, and EF net.  Any time I have plaited an online game I use some form or another.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Tuann on July 22, 2015, 03:41:43 PM
mine is derived from an old Celthic saga/myth about the Tuatha de dannan.
i made this into Tuann.

been using this name in role-play and live role play since about 25 years ago
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Bregor on July 22, 2015, 03:50:17 PM
Tuatha de dannan.

Now I understand the reference to your evil twin with that name and yours in MWO. :)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Calamus on July 22, 2015, 07:32:50 PM
I used to name all my characters off the latin name for plant life.  The first two characters I played online using that system were in Star Wars Online - one was a male toon named Yerba Matte (a twilek), and the other was a female character named Lobelia Inflata (human).  Oh, I also had another male toon called Ginko Biloba.  He was one of those green snout motherfuckers, whatever their race was called.  Greedo was one in the first movie.

Both of those names were a bit campy, so when I changed to other games I chose Calamus - after a Calamus reed.  When I played Age of Conan I went with a surname name that meant 'bald' in latin (as best as I could translate anyway) - and came up with Calamus Calvus.  Been that since then.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Crovus on July 22, 2015, 07:50:15 PM
Crovus, wanted to be Corvus but it was taken so i bastardised it XD (corvus is latin for Raven/Crow)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Cimarb on July 22, 2015, 11:10:37 PM
So, when my wife and I started playing WoW, we were trying to come up with a name for her character. She wanted to do something with our names in it, which were Brandon and Michelle (it is actually Lisa Michelle, but that is a whole other story). I took the first three letters of both names - Bra and Mic - and she has ever since used the callsign Bramic.

I have used several callsigns over the years, but once she did that, I thought I would follow suit, so in my great creativity, I flipped it backwards to make Cimarb! That character was a Night Elf Druid, but I used the root "Cim" on lots of characters, like my Undead Mage Cimarbbq, my Tauren Druid Cimbul (have to say that was my favorite, lol), and my Blood Elf Paladin Cimzar. Since Cim was the constant, I have just went by that since.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Bubblewhip on July 23, 2015, 01:15:34 AM
Yin is derived from a good friend in the past who was "Kin" which meant gold. Yin means silver, it is also Yin in Yin and Yang so you will see me run around with both the Chinese character for Silver and the Yin/Yang one.

Yin is part of the furry stuff, behind the guy who is into guns, military, and now DCing drop commander there is a soft and squishy furry that has a boyfriend. So it just represents the two sides of myself.

Bubblewhip is just a funny callsign. It came from a podcast that called the Pope's vehicle as a "bullet proof bubblewhip" and that somehow stuck with me long enough to make a username when I was changing names around and wanted a fake alias. Bubblewhip has stuck ever since.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: IronClaws on July 23, 2015, 03:16:42 AM
Well, I joined (recently) as Edward Bekker, but quickly decided that I should change the name since I had not actually earned a bloodname.  So, I made a new account and rejoined as Edward "IRONCLAWS".  IRONCLAWS is a callsign that is fitting for a warrior of Clan Ghost Bear in my opinion.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: SiriusDrake on July 23, 2015, 03:25:42 AM
May i introduce Sirius Drake, Inquisitor of the Ordo Malleus of HIS (beloved by all) holy Inquisition.
The original name i came up with for the RPG was Sirius von Draken. But "von Draken" is pretty useless for online games where the major language is english. So the second part changed to Drake.
"von Draken" is stolen from the Drakenhof Templars and the family "von Drak" out of the warhammer fantasy world.
Sirius is....well, just Sirius. The star. nothing special there.

Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: RedEagle86 on July 23, 2015, 07:57:45 AM
Short story:  Wheel of time, The Red Eagle of Manetheren.  That was too long, so I shortened it to TheRedEagle for Star Wars Galaxies.  That name was taken when I went to play multiplayer of Republic Commando, so I changed it to TheRedEagle86.  86 being year of my birth.

After that, whenever I joined a multiplayer game, it was TheRedEagle86.  Except, when I joined Star Wars The Old Republic, that was too long (or taken, not sure).  Anyways, I dropped the 'The', became RedEagle86, and stuck with that.

I also have an 'evil' character I play, Pytzoth, which was originally a 'random' name generated in SWTOR, but now I use it for various 'evil' tasks, that does not go well with my 'pure' RedEagle86 character.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: CoffiNail on July 23, 2015, 11:56:59 AM
CoffiNail.

When I thought of the name I was heavy in to the Gothic subculture. So it fit also was with friends who were smoking and commented how it was a coughing nail and a nail in the coffin... And though CoffiNail. Liked it and now I am a merger of coffee, CoffiNail, coffin or nail.

I have enjoyed it ever since.

Past user names included nightshadow, midnightsroses, Alrick or if I am playing a drow, aka dark elf I use the name Chalve (merge of the drow words fire, chath and velve which is blade. A drow character I use to RP on yahoo chat lol, years and years ago.

Overall had CoffiNail for half a decade, midnightsroses about 8 years and nightshadow for 5 before that.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Angel Devereaux on July 23, 2015, 12:14:49 PM
Angel,

Angel is a nickname that has followed me for most of my life, my grandmother called me her special angel since I was her first grandchild.  Devereaux is a reference to the Wing Commander series of games which I used to play a lot.

I have been called Angel more than my real name by a lot of people, especially when I played paintball since it was easier to shout out in the middle of a game and it fit on a jersey much easier.  They also said it worked because I was always very polite and courteous to the other team, I always had extra gear packed in case someone left something at home or anything broke.

So when MWO came out I just figured I would stick with what was familiar.

Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: SubGenius23 on July 23, 2015, 01:12:12 PM
SubGenius
wiki has some general info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
The reason I use this name is to see how people react. I get some stupid comments- and I get some occasional "Praise BOB!" I like how people reveal themselves sometimes...
and if You're interested in getting your slack back- here are two short videos for You to behold:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt9MP70ODNw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNmPamZelVQ
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Theycallmetheworkingman on July 23, 2015, 01:42:50 PM
Typically my work weeks are around 60ish hours. The Chef's life is a hard life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFrIxvQLdYI
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Brindle on July 23, 2015, 04:30:26 PM
Our first greyhound was Kalliope, with a color of 'brindle'.  The best dog my wife and I ever had.  She was very smart, and a true alpha with attitude.  We have a CD of her dog races; she came in 1st in all but two races, which she came in 2nd place.  The name is simple and never used.  If you see 'brindle' in any game, it's either me or someone copying me.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Thanatos31 on July 24, 2015, 03:56:27 AM
Nickname from the Military times in my life. that's all. ;)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Himmelganger on July 24, 2015, 04:49:58 PM
Mine is a norwegian/germanic/scandinavian word that is a compound word of two seperate parts, Himmel and Ganger. Himmel means a heaven or a sky, or the actual Heaven with capital H. Ganger, is an old germanic word that means means strider, ranger, or walker. The idea was from Gange Rolf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo), who transformed Neustria (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neustria) into Normandy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy), this way I honour my norse/norwegian ancestory.

The obvious translation of Himmelganger is Skywalker, and yes I am a huge star wars fan. I came up with the name for the legacy system, playing SWTOR, as a way of using a canon name. Of course you are not permitted to use proper canon names but who knows, languages change a lot in 3500 years maybe there was a Skywalker ancestor called Himmelganger ;)

But it is also a play on the indo european sky father concept, like Jupiter, Zeus, and specially Odin. One of Odin's many names is traveler or walker. Another is Sky father, so in some sense its that too. Thirdly it can mean a man that goes to heaven, as the german word for a suicide mission is himmelfartskommando.

Another translation is multiple heavens, or Niten Ichi-ryū (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niten_Ichi-ry%C5%AB), I love playing strategy games. So as you can see there are many and varied translations and meanings of my name. Just as I am writing this I come up with the term angel, Himmelganger can be translated into that too, as an angel walks in heaven. This is just as I like it, word play is fun.

Also many people online use the same name or variations of famous characters or words, so you see often B4D@$$6969 casue of course all the other 6968 badasses before him are already took the other badass names, how dull can you be? My nickname is unique, just like me, and it is just mine!
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Xultan on July 24, 2015, 05:06:02 PM
My name comes from a variant on Xaltotun from Conan that my best friend and I started using Xultatan in Ultima 7 in 1993, then shortened it in to Xultan as an easier to pronounce / type as I started playing online games in 1997/1998.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Cimarb on July 24, 2015, 06:23:17 PM
But it is also a play on the indo european sky father concept, like Jupiter, Zeus, and specially Odin. One of Odin's many names is traveler or walker. Another is Sky father, so in some sense its that too. Thirdly it can mean a man that goes to heaven, as the german word for a suicide mission is himmelfartskommando.
hehehehehe...you said "himmel farts"...huhuhuhuh


(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/2c/2c6d7caf4059ece26e619a81ce3884d6599f989920d1dfda1650fca65c59bee8.jpg)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: NAZGUL on July 25, 2015, 08:34:15 AM
Lol
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Darth Sharkray on July 25, 2015, 12:17:01 PM
hmm... well as you can see in my name (just like our own norse version of skywalker ;) ) i am a big fan of star wars and have always had a secret fascination with the dark side, or at least the sith. don not get mer wrong. i am fascinated not with their cruelty, but with their ability to do what needs to be done for the greater good. imho the sith (not the people, but the organisation) are very much misunderstood by everyone else. also as a mandalorian once put it so incisively: While the Sith plan on having a billion casualties to reach their goals, the jedi manage to do it on accident :)
so much to darth
now the other part: sharkray.

Well obviously there is a shark and there is a ray in there.
The shark derives from my insatiable hunger whilst being a really good swimmer. i basically grew up swimming and the ocean it seems is a second home to me. i remember my father giving me the nickname sharky, cause i'd go diving for a while and then scare the shit out of people who did not see me coming ^^
so now why not just be Darth Shark or Darth Sharky. well i do not know about you guys, but i just felt that something was missing with Darth Shark. and Darth Sharky was obviously not martial enough, so in a fit of i do not know what i came up with sharkray (sharks tend to be really fast under water and ray -> light -> really fast shit anywhere ^^ )

Thus the name Darth Sharkray was created. also it is a very unique name. i have not so far met anyone else / had problems with getting the name sharkray. you may or may not have seen me with various versions of my nickname in different games, though the most common ones i use are Lord Sharkray or Darth Sharkray.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: IC3B3RG (Shadewolfe) on July 26, 2015, 02:21:34 AM
Shadewolfe is an evolution of my old gamer nick and is just a variation of "shadow wolf."  The change was made when I realized I'm really not as twitch gamer as I used to be while playing FPS games and I needed to learn to work more from the shadows.

My original gamer nick was Blitzwolfe which harkens back before I really got into computers.  Blitzwolfe was a comic character concept from when I was big on writing and drawing and collected comics.  When I got introduced to Yahoo! chat rooms back in 2001 it became my user name and stuck for about nine years.  I officially changed nicks over when I left my first FPS clan [AGE] to join my my second [SCE] which already had 3  members with variants on the word Blitz.  I still occasionally use Blitzwolfe for some things.

Other user nicks I use off and on:
Medic17 (Planetside)
Graydawn
Schattenjager (SWTOR Legacy)

I'm contemplating a new user nick just for MWO as Shadewolfe isn't very bear like.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Bregor on July 26, 2015, 03:55:59 AM
Schattenjager (SWTOR Legacy)

Are you Dutch or got Dutch family?
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Post by: Mezzerine on July 26, 2015, 06:03:52 AM
Mine is related to an album of Massive Attack I like: Mezzanine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT6xdrMJl68?autoplay=0). I didn't grasp the album title quite correctly at first since I didn't knew what it meant... That error seemed like a nice nick at some point  ::)

Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: IC3B3RG (Shadewolfe) on July 26, 2015, 04:51:20 PM
Quote from: Bregor
Are you Dutch or got Dutch family?

My mom is of German/Scandinavian/Sioux descent and my father is Scandinavian/Irish/Scottish/English.  So I'm just a Euro-mutt who happens to have good drinking genes.  ;D

I like the German language, but I cannot speak it to save my life.  My mother speaks it near fluently as a second language.  My father also speaks German, but I believe his knowledge is a touch more basic.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Bregor on July 27, 2015, 03:34:22 AM
My mom is of German/Scandinavian/Sioux descent and my father is Scandinavian/Irish/Scottish/English.  So I'm just a Euro-mutt who happens to have good drinking genes.  ;D

I like the German language, but I cannot speak it to save my life.  My mother speaks it near fluently as a second language.  My father also speaks German, but I believe his knowledge is a touch more basic.

Nice! Schattenjager basically means Treasurehunter (I assume you already knew this ofcourse). :)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Darth Sharkray on July 27, 2015, 08:58:00 AM
Nice! Schattenjager basically means Treasurehunter (I assume you already knew this ofcourse). :)

actually, the more literal translation would be shadowhunter... just saying... ^^
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Bregor on July 27, 2015, 09:25:47 AM
actually, the more literal translation would be shadowhunter... just saying... ^^

I did a literal translation to Dutch... just saying... :P
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Post by: Darth Sharkray on July 27, 2015, 01:50:05 PM
ahh ^^ dutch and deutsch. so similar. so different ;)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Xeraphale on July 28, 2015, 07:04:53 AM
My name is derived from one of the lead characters in the book Good Omens* by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: Aziraphale.

I don't like copying things outright, so when I came to name my character in WoW I wanted something which sounded similar but fit the character better.  I've been using it ever since.

*One of the best books I have ever read and I would heartily recommend it to everyone.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: JimmyDegriz on July 28, 2015, 08:43:04 AM
"Jimmy De Griz", later shortened to "JimmyDegriz" or even just "Jim" or "Degriz"

Basically it's a bastardization of the stainless steel rat, "Jim Di Gris"

And I've used it for around six or so years now. It's even started growing on me and being used in person
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: IC3B3RG (Shadewolfe) on July 30, 2015, 05:58:58 AM
Good Omens and SSR,...  Interesting,...
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Dark Sandman on August 09, 2015, 02:04:26 PM
it's all in my name, Sands. Sands just kinda morphed into Sandman over the years, and it wasn't until that i got on steam that "Sandman" was taken, and instead of trying any kind of l33t variation on it, i just decided to add a word, played around with a few, but always seemed to go back to Dark Sandman, so that's what I went with, and had it ever since. Plus the whole, "Nightmare bringer" thing was pretty awesome to boot, but I figured that out much later.
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Post by: DONTOR on August 12, 2015, 11:38:23 AM
When I was 11 and reading alot of Black Library novels at the time (Warhammer 40K), and played Dark Angels, so all of my Characters in any game were ones I thought might work well as Space Marine names.

But my name carries over from Mech Warrior 4, when I was also part of CGB, so I wanted to keep it here in MWO also, incase I met some old friends.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Dark Sandman on August 12, 2015, 12:27:17 PM
FUCK YOU I BURN SHIT

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Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Dark Sandman on August 15, 2015, 01:40:59 PM
-Snick-
yo bro, make a topic bout that. also, sup.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: xStarstriderx on August 16, 2015, 04:45:30 PM
This is usually the name I use when my usual is taken, I like to go with something with my name "T.O.D.D.", "The Todd", "Guardsman Todd", ect. Or if I'm feeling particularly lazy.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on August 18, 2015, 11:55:13 PM
When I was 11 and reading alot of Black Library novels at the time (Warhammer 40K), and played Dark Angels, so all of my Characters in any game were ones I thought might work well as Space Marine names.

But my name carries over from Mech Warrior 4, when I was also part of CGB, so I wanted to keep it here in MWO also, incase I met some old friends.

I met you back then DONTOR for a brief period of time when you were a Cadet in the 50th Striker of what was a Proper CGB (http://z7.invisionfree.com/GhostBearEnclave/index.php?) :D

Anyways, names Tyler. I used to run my own Ghost Bear Clan... of course this was at age 14-17 where I thought I was good, and then by 18 I realized what an idiot I was. After I switched my title for my actual name, I started using my Bloodname which I won from some Russian CGB members way back in the day. I've had an alternate account or two, but not anymore. Using Tyler Jorgensson now for twelve, thirteen years on and off of MW. MW4 Mercs and Vengeance, NBT albeit briefly, MegaMek, MMO, and the BT Forums.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Edvarr on September 04, 2015, 07:55:47 AM
I have used a few gamer tags over the years but for this run I wanted some of the RP aspect. To that end I sought out a gamer name that would fit my desire to be a clanner. My hope was to use Edvard which is the Scandinavian variant of my real name Edward. However that was taken so I decided to vary it a bit and chose Edvarr.

The name is close enough to my real name that I recognize it easily and fits the RP for the game I felt.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Spectronic on September 13, 2015, 07:20:09 PM
Mine used to be ''Specter_1099'' but I felt like it was a boring and an unoriginal gamer-tag so I added a twist to it, and boom, that's how the name Spectronic was born lol.
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Post by: Smashpie on September 24, 2015, 06:19:30 AM
Smashpie origin age 14 playing Starcraft was my handle. keept with it ever since. smash because i love to wreck the enemy and pie well that is kind of like calling a human a blood sack. lol were fragile like pie. 
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Post by: Ancient Demise on September 24, 2015, 07:13:33 AM
Whoa smashpie is back?
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Post by: Jason on September 24, 2015, 11:26:01 AM
Wow, a lot of thought has been put into some of these names.

My MWO name is quite unoriginal; I had earned my Rank in TT about 10 years ago, Jason is my real name, and I earned the Blood name of Tseng in GBL.  Put them all together and you get Glxy Cmdr Jason Tseng.

In other games I mostly use MalikalQahhar which is a combination of 2 of the names for Allah, the almighty (Allah al  Malik) and destroyer  (Allah al Qahhar) together it reads "The Almighty Destroyer"  used it a lot in CS:S and Black Ops.  For Military sims, I use Johann Horlav, which is the name of a German NCO back in ww2.  My best friend and I looked up historical figures when we started playing Rainbow Six Urban Ops (yea I'm old) with the WW2 mods and the name stuck.
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Post by: Roder on September 30, 2015, 12:51:16 AM
In 1997 I created my characer in BatMUD and it was cyclops and Roder sounded to me like one that cyclops could use. And as its uncommon enought that its free in most of time, I started to roll with it.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Obadiah333 on October 01, 2015, 02:58:09 PM
I've been using this callsign for as long as I can remember.  I first used it back in the rainbow 6 (rogue spear) game where I was part of FA.  Fallen Angels were notorious for being top notch players and also for being 1st tier DB's for tea-bagging dead enemies.  Our motto was "we hump the dead".  Not sure if anyone knows of or remembers that, lol.  Also, I used this gamer tag in another old school FPS game called MOHAA (medal of honor, allied assault).  I was with a clan called MGX at the time.  Again, some of the very best players of the game, only without the @$$hat mentality.

As far as RPG's go, I've used different names for different characters and games, but for all pvp/fps and other type games, I've always used this tag.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Crunch Troll on February 04, 2016, 06:07:54 PM
Crunch Troll has used his call sign for many years through many games and even several email addresses. It comes from three sources. One is the MYTH Adventure series by Robert Lynn Aspirin. One of the character is Big Crunch, a Troll - big, gangly, hairy, green, muscular and stupid. Or so he acts in public (it is the image most people have of Trolls). In actuality, his name is Chumley, an extremely erudite person. He is one of the smartest characters in the series. Oh, and his sister, Tananda, is a Trollop (their home planet is Trollia) and an assassin (but a nice one). She easily passes for a very beautiful human (with a slight tinge of green to the skin and green hair). If you want to learn more, read the series (while it is light reading, it is very funny and entertaining).

The second part is rather more direct. When Crunch did something annoying to his mom (like correct her spelling or whatever), she would call him "Troll".

The last occurred to Crunch more recently and is rather obvious. The city where Crunch lives is known as the City of Bridges (at in his region) and since Troll's habitually live under bridges...
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: GeneralPeron on February 04, 2016, 08:11:38 PM
General Juan Domingo Peron was the guy from my avatar. He was an Argentinian President and the creator of the Peronism (A mid 40's political movement that is still active).

Actually, i'm a against this movement, but sometimes I mock with this nick with some friends. Mostly in belic games, where I can use the General Rank and we sing the Peronist March (Yeah, I have my own song :P)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtNpLS4GQOA


P.S: In the avatar image, a guy edited it and added the phrase "Lenny = White, Carl = Black", in reference of The Simpsons
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Nils77 on March 21, 2016, 12:46:52 PM
I came up with mine when I played red Barron 3d. Took my middle name and it was taken. ... shocker.  So I added my month and day (b day ) and it sick ever since.  Used it in the combat flight simulators and battlefield 2. When I started battlefield 2142 I joined the noble warriors and whent pro for a bit.  Got a little burned out on the multilayer games and replayed the mechwarrior series single player on pc and xbox. Eventually heard about the mechwarrior relaunch and here we are.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Teletraan on March 21, 2016, 01:54:43 PM
I like big stompy robots. So naturally, along with mechs, I love Transformers. Teletraan is the name of the Autobots computer back in the old cartoon series.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Leucippus_K on May 03, 2016, 09:56:18 AM
Hailz!!! I'm finally back to start my training and finally Toe!! I have waited patiently for 7 months!!! My wife had a baby and everything is going great now. I can be a little louder now, our place is small.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: AphexTwin11 on May 23, 2016, 08:26:04 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphex_Twin

Aphex Twin is an Irish electronic/ambient music producer I have grown fond of over the years. I originally used it for Tribes Ascend, and had to tack on an '11' at the end to make it unique. Since they released the 'new' patch for Tribes I no longer play that game anymore, and decided to carry over my Tribes tag to MWO. I basically use it for every game I play (CS:GO, Hawken, etc.)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Leucippus_K on May 25, 2016, 07:16:12 AM
Leucippus is the father of atomic theory. I have used this screen name since 98' mech 3.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: MandarbBushido on June 16, 2016, 08:38:16 AM
Mandarb - The name of a horse from the Wheel of Time book series.
http://wot.wikia.com/wiki/Mandarb
I started using Mandarb in college (NCSU) for my Vampire the Masquerade: Dark Ages character.

Bushido - Japanese term somewhat translated as "Way of the Warrior" which in ancient Japan was the Samurai as most of you probably know.

I find many principles of Bushido still have relevance today... although I don't go around cutting criminals and shitty people in half with swords ;)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Zdg1233 on July 06, 2016, 10:13:03 AM
Zdg1233

I just picked something random when I had to come up with a username.

Unfortunately, I didn't think about the pronounciation, so I kinda screw over anyone who dosen't know that the nickname I went for is "Zed" (just about anyone I meet).  :D

Looking back I should have made it my Steam name. Drat.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: AllFeather on October 21, 2016, 03:04:11 PM
my username came from when i liked reading god father books plus there are one or two videogames that say allfather. and whenever i used to play Terraria my friends said i was as light as a feather because i beat planterra really fast. so i came up with my username as a pun on allfather as an inside joke a few friends know. ( If you don't know what terraria is feel free to look it up or call me a nerd)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: lefbereth on October 21, 2016, 08:05:47 PM
oh oh oh! my name took me a while to figure where it was from, originally was something at the top of my head while i need it a name for runescape, later (like one month ago) i realized that was probably from LotR from elbereth, i just changed the beggining to lef (which are the first letter of my name [kinda] luis felipe) then i got here and was asked about the pronuntiation for a name that i only ever said in spanish, and i ended up being call left, or just squirrel for short!
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: PowerBlackout on November 12, 2016, 05:42:43 PM
From Archer:

Passing out totally naked on the bed... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yf-8wzwdLE)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: solahma steve on November 13, 2016, 06:10:39 AM
There is an age old saying if the shoe fits, wear it.  Solahma describes me pefectly.  Too old to fight well(i play in 3.25 reading glasses) and love to rush in and brawl when i shouldnt, looking for an honorable death.  Living a long time is a blessing and a curse, my father passed away from a fall at 96 this spring.
As i look at 60 and still want to game, i realize i am not front line material.

Father Time is still undefeated.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Crunch Troll on November 14, 2016, 06:08:13 AM
There is an age old saying if the shoe fits, wear it.  Solahma describes me pefectly.  Too old to fight well(i play in 3.25 reading glasses) and love to rush in and brawl when i shouldnt, looking for an honorable death.  Living a long time is a blessing and a curse, my father passed away from a fall at 96 this spring.
As i look at 60 and still want to game, i realize i am not front line material.

Father Time is still undefeated.

Do not worry Steve. As you many know, many members of the unit, Crunch included, are well into the solohma age range. We still show the young pups that we will not go quietly. They may think we should move aside however they will have to fight us to do that. Fortunately we are one big family (somewhat dysfunctional) so most fighting is posturing and ribbing. And if one of the youngins gets frisky, well, whoop their ass.

Father time, on the hand, needs to have his ass thoroughly curb stomped for being such an asshat to us. Where did the time go? (No, not rum. Crunch is not a fan of rum, he prefers a good beer.)
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: solahma steve on November 14, 2016, 06:27:35 AM
Father time, on the hand, needs to have his ass thoroughly curb stomped for being such an asshat to us. Where did the time go? (No, not rum. Crunch is not a fan of rum, he prefers a good beer.)

Well Crunch, i love a good beer as well, i have 2 acres where i grow hops and if you ever are in upstate NY, you are welcome to come taste, we typically have 4-5 beers on tap at the house.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: desdoom on November 14, 2016, 01:53:38 PM
Father time, on the hand, needs to have his ass thoroughly curb stomped for being such an asshat to us. Where did the time go? (No, not rum. Crunch is not a fan of rum, he prefers a good beer.)

Well Crunch, i love a good beer as well, i have 2 acres where i grow hops and if you ever are in upstate NY, you are welcome to come taste, we typically have 4-5 beers on tap at the house.

did you see beer des would love too have some
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Umbraxis on December 16, 2016, 09:52:09 PM
I've used this name for close to 20 years. Back when I was 8 or 9 I wanted a name for a fantasy game I was playing and if I recall I was playing a Assassin type character, so I looked up words for Dark One and it came up with Umbra, I then added the Xis to the end to make it a bit more unique.

Hence Umbraxis was born.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Ghost Kaisar on January 03, 2017, 06:33:54 PM
Ghost Kaisar was the name of my first Mercenary in Dust514. I put 1300 hours into that F2P shooter, and without a doubt was one of the top 10 players in my role and suit. Small community though, competitive side especially. I personally knew pretty much every player I fought against in matches, since we all pubbed together so much.

I carried that name with me to Eve Online, then to Arma. I've grown attached to it by now.

Ghost was pulled from a nickname from my very first screename. Elgost105 was my name in freaking Runescape. Pulled it into BF1943, which then followed into BF3. Group I played with there just called me "El Ghost" since they thought it was a typo (Which it was, just not for a Ghost). Shortened it to Ghost.

Kaisar was a play off of Kaiser, which is German for Emperor. I didn't want to be cheesy so I deliberately misspelled it. Still sounds cool.

That's about it.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Mark (Shadowfax 13th) on January 04, 2017, 02:06:23 AM
I am another LotR fan and have been using his name since the '80s. Yes it is a horse...
The 13th was something I had added when playing in one of the earlier MechWarrior games, back then we added our unit tags to the end of our names. But I've used it since and after 20 years or so it's the name I always try to use.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Phadrus Corpus on January 05, 2017, 07:50:41 PM
I'm an OLD WOW head; primary character Phadrus.  My son got me into MechWarrior on line, as we played table top when he was a Lad.  His characters last name was Corpus.  He asked me to use it as well;  LOL

Now I'm just ole Phadrus Corpus.  Phadrus DOWN !!!
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Ghostryder on January 05, 2017, 07:55:16 PM
Can't kill a dead man, Phadrus!  Keep the zombie rolling
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: DropBear on January 15, 2017, 10:34:47 PM
Wow, I really thought I had made a post in this, guess I should have learned about what thought did...

I won't go into a long boring monologue about what a Drop-Bear is, suffice to say it is one of those legendary tales that was originally thought to scare visiting Military units from Countries other than Australia. It has since morphed from Military myth to Urban myth and now is used to sell Rum...  ::)

So back in the bad old days of dial-up, I used to play different Multi-player games and as it was (back then), the maximum length for a player name was 8 characters, as a result I wound up concatenating two words into one and have stuck with it ever since.

Problem is that since Drop-Bears are now used to sell Rum, there are a lot of people who grab the name up relatively fast. There is another "Drop Bear" in MWO but he has adopted a more grammatically correct approach as we can now afford to waste spaces in our player names!  ;) I will just stay with the less politically correct way thank you very much!  :P

Besides, as Clan and true heirs of the Star League, we hate waste!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULEQpUY_crc

Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Mark (Shadowfax 13th) on January 22, 2017, 10:46:55 PM
Lol, the other day I saw a player named Shadowfaux...
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Dazdbog on November 22, 2017, 09:01:06 AM
Well, I pick mine because it has that impact on people who know mythology and for my origins. He was a pagan God so GB have some sort of pagan sun wheel in logo  :) so it fits great  :D.

Dazhbog is Slavic god of Sun and fire, son of Svarog and chief god of Serbs. He was also considered and as the ancestor of all Slavs because at this time it was rare for grandson/granddaughter to meet grandpa. He was imagined as a man wearing either wolf or bear fur who becomes older at winter and young at summer.

His totem animal was a wolf, therefore wolf was a sacred animal and killing it was considered great sin. Wolves were considered as messengers of Dazhbog, while he himself could shift into a white wolf. There was a belief that each winter he is visiting people's homes and gifting gold to good ones. That belief passed into Christianity, especially in Serbia, and the visitor was called Položajnik.

During Christianization, his cult was exchanged with the cult of Saint Sava, while Dažbog became lame Daba - the most powerful demon in Hell. Reasons why he was demonized are various, possibly because his cult was the strongest in Serbia or because he was considered also as the god of Nav - Slavic underworld and world of dead.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: Lupineuk on November 22, 2017, 05:16:29 PM
As a kid was very much into sealife especially dolphins and other toothed whales (well suppose as I then went onto make a degree of it I can't say it was just a childish thing) this meant when it came time to get an email account and usernames I went with OrcaUK (Orca Orcinus is a killer whale waaay more masculine than saying I like dolphins :P ).

When it came time to make secondary accounts or if my first choice was taken (I got the name in most places before Command and Conquer had vehicles called it so then suddenly got competition) I wasn't sure what to take but then saw a documentary describing orcas as the wolves of the sea so I became LupineUK for things such as gaming.

Not got any other accounts on MWO but just didn't want same email and username though I didn't think  to capitalise UK for the user name but ah well.
Title: Re: Names of our Warriors
Post by: victor.battle on January 11, 2018, 07:32:26 AM
Unlike Ancient Demise I really am ancient! I started a clan for my grandson called Raptors and I joined as Ancient Owl. So I brought this name into MWO. For many years I have been Victor Battle and it was time for a change.

Owl the Ancient