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Why did you choose your UN? - November 11th 2018, 09:47 PM

I love seeing all of the unique usernames and I always wonder how someone came up with theirs. So I thought it would be a good idea to start this thread so people can explain the reason behind their UN.

So I will start. I have always loved Winnie the Pooh. I had a couple UN to choose from. Think, Think, Think, Oh, StuffN'Fluff, and this one. I chose Oh, bother because there is a Winnie the Pooh book series called the oh. bother series and I loved those books as a kid and I actually think we still have them.


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 11th 2018, 09:59 PM

Random but I love Winnie the pooh. When I was younger I decorated my room with Winnie the pooh stuff and had Winnie the pooh bedding.

Anyway, I got my UN because I love books and reading and Bibliophile means 'a person who collects or has a great love for books.'


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 11th 2018, 10:41 PM

I wanted something that sounded more 'fancy' than my original.


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 12th 2018, 01:43 AM

I wanted something that was a nice word but not many people would know it, and this word was perfect. It was something better than my old username.


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 12th 2018, 02:34 AM

I chose my UN because

1.) I absolutely love unicorns!
2.) I love things like mysteries and aliens, so I thought what would be better than to think of a unicorn as an alien?

I don't know if what I said makes sense, but it is my reasoning for choosing my UN.


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 12th 2018, 03:09 AM

My username is a French word that means heavenly. It was also part of my grandfather’s name so that’s why I chose it.
   
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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 12th 2018, 01:04 PM

Mine is from a song by Coldplay which reminds me of my nan


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 12th 2018, 02:50 PM

Mine is just the Welsh word for 'Holly'


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 13th 2018, 02:43 PM

Clarent was a ceremonial sword of King Arthur. While Excalibur was more known, and symbolized the King himself as an entity, Clarent symbolized an "idea" of a perfect king, and as thus was not meant for combat.

The name is due to a certain fantasy character I fancy. No particular deep reason besides that.


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 13th 2018, 03:48 PM

My username is the name of a god from a short story I read awhile ago. It honestly gives me chills whenever I read it and in context of the story it really hits home. It means:

a word used to describe a dozen different nothings, momentary glimpses, a change in the air that soon disappears

ex: the fallen leaves, the worms that churn beneath the earth, the boundary of forest and of field, the first hint of frost before the first snow falls, the skin of an apple as it yields beneath your teeth


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against every odd that is stacked against them.” — Nikita Gill
   
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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 14th 2018, 03:25 AM

My username is a movie title I watched around the time I chose that username.

just to quote what I found online

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Two brothers are the victims of their widowed mother's violent drunkard husband who spares no rod with the youngest brother. Reverting to a world of make-believe, they imagine that their Radio Flyer wagon can fly and that in it they can escape their tormenting stepfather.



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It is about 2 boys who were abused by their father but the younger boy was more physically abused than the other. The movie is narrated by the older brother and how he sees his younger brother spiral down. Then at the end the two brothers build a radio flyer which is a diy aircraft made out of the classic red radio flyer wagons. They didn't know if it were possible but it turns out it was. There was only space for one seat so the younger boy went and he flew away. The "~" is like the wings and it was also around the time of me being close to moving out or maybe in the first week of moving out. I don't remember but it was around that time and I felt like I truly escsped. I am also the second child in birth order of my siblings and my older sister and I have a vastly different relationship than the two brothers but she was the only one from my family who knew I was planning to escape
   
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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 14th 2018, 11:10 PM

First off i am super weird. I am also borderline Functional and also very Dysfunctional so that is where it came from.
   
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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 14th 2018, 11:34 PM

My old case manager who is now my friend suggested I get Believe tattooed on my other arm, I already have Breathe, and she said just to breathe and believe in her advice to me, so Breathe and Believe was born


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 17th 2018, 12:50 AM

My name is Rowan and all my friends call me RORO.
   
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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - November 27th 2018, 02:48 AM

My last username (which I will probably go back to eventually) was a username from a site I used to go on as a kid. Also kind of a nickname.


My current one is a welsh word for habitat. It is used to describe a place were a person or animal wants to live, or belongs. I know where I belong and I am working to get there which is why I chose this username.


I have my next one picked out but I don't know when I will switch to it since I like my current one.


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - December 2nd 2018, 01:46 AM

Unchained Melody is a song and Melody is my name so I thought it was quirky.
   
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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - December 2nd 2018, 06:16 PM

Kyburg is a castle in the Zurich canton in Switzerland. It was the first medieval castle I ever visited and will always have a special place in my heart. It also reminds me of my Swiss roots and family, even though I don't live there.
   
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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - December 7th 2018, 09:56 PM

My username means a lot to me because I used to golf with my dad and I can't anymore. It's something that is part of me that I don't want to have it gone forever. This is my way of keeping it with me.


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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - December 8th 2018, 03:04 PM

Really simple choice for me. Pretty much everyone calls me either by my name Mackenzie or Kenzie or my nickname Poppy. They call me that because of the Poppy Flower and it is red and I have red hair.
   
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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - December 17th 2018, 08:48 PM

My idol is musician Grace VanderWaal and her first album was named Perfectly Imperfect so that is why I chose the username.
   
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Re: Why did you choose your UN? - December 18th 2018, 07:55 AM

Odyne is the godess of pain, and when I joined TH, I was feeling bad.
Now I feel better, but I still love the name





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