Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - Your nickname and avatar

Your nickname and avatar

NO SPAM ALLOWED! Discuss stuff not related to Japan or Japanese. The rules are the same in this forum as in the other forums.

Your nickname and avatar

Postby tanuki » Sat 05.06.2006 12:13 pm

Hello, people!

I don't know if this has been done before, but I did a search on this and couldn't find anything.

Anyway, I'm curious about why some people use the nicknames they use. Some are obvious, like when they use their names, but some leave me wondering. And it would be nice to know why did you choose the avatar you're using, too.

And there are some people who have changed their nicknames, right? It would be nice if you told why as well.
僕の下手な日本語を直してください。
User avatar
tanuki
 
Posts: 2302
Joined: Sun 09.25.2005 9:00 pm
Location: South America

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby Takeo Saeki » Sat 05.06.2006 12:33 pm

I named myself after a Japanese movie character. The guy in Juon (And its American remake, The Grudge) who killed his family and started the Juon curse.

It sounds so much more corny when I put it that way LOL.

And earlier, I named myself baka gaijin just to be funny, but changed it back after recieving some very useful advice on the subject of usernames. Plus, I like Takeo Saeki better anyway.
Last edited by Takeo Saeki on Mon 05.08.2006 1:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
Takeo Saeki
 
Posts: 406
Joined: Mon 01.09.2006 4:43 pm

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby keatonatron » Sat 05.06.2006 12:49 pm

Huge fan of Buster Keaton. If only he were a robot...

"Now introducing the Keatonatron 5000! It'll cook, clean, and lose the girl, all with a stone face!"
User avatar
keatonatron
 
Posts: 4838
Joined: Sat 02.04.2006 3:31 am
Location: Tokyo (Via Seattle)
Native language: English
Gender: Male

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby jinksys » Sat 05.06.2006 1:03 pm

My name is linksys with a J instead of an L. Its unique and lets people call me jinx :-P. As for my avatar, its a left facing swastika, or manji ( 卍 ) .
Last edited by jinksys on Sat 05.06.2006 1:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Hello? Internets?
User avatar
jinksys
 
Posts: 595
Joined: Sat 01.29.2005 4:12 pm

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby Zeo » Sat 05.06.2006 1:11 pm

"Zeo"

I remember the story when I "made" my name.

I was/am a fan of the Matrix series, and the main character's name is "Neo". I found this name very cool, but I didnt want to use it. Then one day I saw a movie with a person that was named "Zen". So then I mixed the two names and got "Zeo". :D

The story of my nickname. ^^

And as for my avatar, I just find it quite cute. ^^

- Daniel
Last edited by Zeo on Sat 05.06.2006 1:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Zeo
 
Posts: 536
Joined: Tue 08.16.2005 8:13 am
Location: Norway
Native language: Norwegian

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby WacKostRacKo » Sat 05.06.2006 2:08 pm

I was my nick-name at school and at cricket.. Ive always had it.

:)
tanuki wrote:
How about:

外人: これはすしです。すしが好きです。
日本人: おお!日本語が上手ですね。
外人: Erm....what?


story of my life...
User avatar
WacKostRacKo
 
Posts: 180
Joined: Wed 09.14.2005 3:27 pm

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby Roronoa Zoro » Sat 05.06.2006 2:11 pm

by the way tanuki san..... Tu nick de donde viene? ( i speak spanish)
影国___________あなたの前の私の中心はすぐに吠える、 それは私の愛の示す...
User avatar
Roronoa Zoro
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue 02.28.2006 5:10 am

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby Mariya » Sat 05.06.2006 3:20 pm

Makes me wish I had a good story behind my name...>.>....

The avatar, I just loved pure and simple. I normally have a habit of changing my avatar every now on then, but I don't do it here. Everyone probably recognises me here by the avatar. ^_^
User avatar
Mariya
 
Posts: 457
Joined: Tue 07.05.2005 6:56 pm
Location: London, UK

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby AJBryant » Sat 05.06.2006 3:54 pm

Huge fan of Buster Keaton. If only he were a robot...


You mean he WASN'T? A HUMAN did all that stuff?

Tony (who misses the days before SFX and CGI were required to make a movie work)
User avatar
AJBryant
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5313
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 11:29 am
Location: Indiana
Native language: English
Gender: Male

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby Takeo Saeki » Sat 05.06.2006 3:59 pm

Tony (who misses the days before SFX and CGI were required to make a movie work)


Hear hear. Digital effects are WAY overused.
Takeo Saeki
 
Posts: 406
Joined: Mon 01.09.2006 4:43 pm

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby kansatsu-tobikunai » Sat 05.06.2006 4:00 pm

Mine is the name of an attack used by my favorite Rurouni Kenshin character. Ever since I used it for my pen name on Fanfiction.net, it's kinda become my username for everything. ^_^
\"....\"
User avatar
kansatsu-tobikunai
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun 04.30.2006 11:02 am

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby Ebuka Valentine Nrialike » Sat 05.06.2006 4:09 pm

Ebuka Valentine Nrialike is my name actually my full name is chukwuebuka Valentine Nrialike, hehehe! now guess which i was born in. (hint>not in the uk)
۞..::۩[<>~Ebuka~<>]۩::..۞
User avatar
Ebuka Valentine Nrialike
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu 04.27.2006 5:10 pm

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby Takeo Saeki » Sat 05.06.2006 4:20 pm

I'm afraid to guess which country you're from, because I worry that if I guess wrong, you'd be insulted.
Takeo Saeki
 
Posts: 406
Joined: Mon 01.09.2006 4:43 pm

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby TrilinguisT » Sat 05.06.2006 4:24 pm

trilinguist :

well, i speak read and write in three languages, and im proud of that i guess.

as for my aviie, chow chows are just sooo adorable.
User avatar
TrilinguisT
 
Posts: 565
Joined: Sun 03.05.2006 11:48 pm

RE: Your nickname and avatar

Postby kohana » Sat 05.06.2006 4:29 pm

Haha, I liked the name Hana, but I was looking around for something different and added "ko" to it to make Kohana. =] Although I'm still trying to find a better name xD
kohana
 
Posts: 112
Joined: Mon 02.20.2006 1:31 am

Next

Return to General off topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests