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#1 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

#2 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

I've had 5, mostly due to me being 12 when I got heavy into the internet and then just random boredom, just like how I change my avatar every 3 weeks

#3 Posted by Camoufrage (84 posts) -

I used Condemned92 for my Playstation Network name and have on everything else since used Camoufrage. Thats all I can remember, really. Probably have had one or two others.

#4 Posted by Milkman (17193 posts) -

Three, that I can remember. The other two are from when I was way younger (the first from when I was around 12) and were so fucking bad that I will never reveal them.

#5 Posted by JasonR86 (9763 posts) -

Probably 6-8. Some are usernames that I make with the desire that no one could link them to me in any way. Like my twitter account. Because I know that clients will eventually google search my name and I would rather tell them who I am in person then rely on interpretations of my online behavior (which is so easy to misinterpret).

#6 Posted by SexyToad (2759 posts) -

2 from what I can remember.

#7 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (860 posts) -

Five, I think. I like my current one the best.

#8 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4469 posts) -

4-5 but I managed to cut down my prominent ones to 3.

#9 Posted by Turambar (6847 posts) -

I've had some permutation of Turambar, when this one is taken. My real name is used in some cases, but those are all academic institutions.

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Just the one.

#11 Edited by TheSilentTruth (1137 posts) -

I've lost track of how many names I've had back on GameTrailers alone... At least 15 names between getting banned and just changing names for funsies.

#12 Posted by white_sox (211 posts) -

I was thinking just three or four, but after actually counting I have 10+.

#13 Edited by ShaggE (6634 posts) -

6-8 easily, but I can only remember about four.

... Wow. I just looked up my first username, which linked me to some rather embarrassing attempts at humorous fiction I wrote eleven years ago. Glad I checked before I shared that name. Scary that it's the first hit for a rather common phrase.

#14 Posted by Fredchuckdave (6002 posts) -

@Turambar: Turinbar? Mormegilbar? Glaurungisabitch?

#15 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Just the one.

how the hell have you been able to keep it? It seems like that would be a popular user name

#16 Posted by Turambar (6847 posts) -

@Fredchuckdave said:

@Turambar: Turinbar? Mormegilbar? Glaurungisabitch?

TurinTurambar, or I just tack a number on the end, usually a 22.

#17 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

Just two- my first username which I used to use just about everywhere (including Giantbomb) was just my first name with a bunch of numbers. I was a total 'noob.' I changed it in 2008 to this one, though. I like it better, but if you did back deep enough, there's definitely some stuff I said when I was 18 that I'm ashamed or embarrassed about now. I've considered coming up with a new online persona for a fresh start, but I don't think it'd be worth it.

#18 Posted by medacris (669 posts) -

Four or five, at least. Two changes were due to an ex who had told me he wasn't interested in me anymore, and then proceeded to stalk me from site to site. I just ended up mass-blocking him and he finally left me alone.

#19 Posted by SgtSphynx (1537 posts) -

2. I've used some variant of this name for 7ish years, prior to that, I went by another.

#20 Posted by crazyleaves (648 posts) -

One, for fifteen fucking years.

#21 Posted by wheresdiderot (16 posts) -

I only use two now, but back when I was super into mIRC and Anime, I would probably change my name every other day.

#22 Posted by frankfartmouth (1018 posts) -

2 mostly. I usually do Lordgog for sites that have some degree of seriousness, like Politico, then FrankFartmouth for sites I don't intend to take seriously. Should have done it the other way around because the Politico community is a joke.

#23 Posted by Capum15 (4966 posts) -

I clicked one, and then immediately remembered a second one forever ago.

But other than that one it's been just this one or a variation of it.

#24 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -

I am and always will be FluxWaveZ.

#25 Posted by BeachThunder (12294 posts) -

Now that I'm thinking about it, Laketown, I've actually had a fair few; yeah, I know your deep dark secret :o that's right, I know you're not really a Corwid of the Free.

#26 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

@BeachThunder: thanks for reminding me, I couldn't remember if I used that or cityinthesea

#27 Posted by Zebracal (74 posts) -

I had 5 in all of my years on online gaming. Some of those names took me hours to make one

#28 Posted by mlarrabee (3031 posts) -

Two. Three, kinda.

I had my first persona back when I was fourteen and I changed it about five years ago to the one I use now.

But I use something special for in-game names. High scores, characters, saves, it doesn't matter; they're all named the same.

#29 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -
  • Fred Goon.
  • Hizang.

Both are characters from The Sims that I made over 12 years ago.

#30 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

@mlarrabee: I should do a thread for in game names too, because I usually just pick random actual names. Lately I've just been using the culture file in Crusader Kings 2 f.e.

#31 Posted by Fattony12000 (7594 posts) -



Take a guess as to when I starting using them.

#32 Posted by ShockD (2431 posts) -

Quite a lot. I don't want somebody to google me and find everything about me.

#33 Posted by Fearbeard (834 posts) -


I started using DemonMike when back when Quake came out but for some reason that became harder to get so I switched.

#34 Posted by Intro (1211 posts) -

On this site, 1.

#35 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

3 in total.. I have two right now (fucking Xbox live god damn stupid shit not letting me get my other account back) 
Now I mostly just use my real name as a username when I get the chance.  
Sure people can then look me up on facebook and see all my dirty little secrets. 
Like, I kiss girls and I have fun at parties. Oh also, I drive a car.. oooh, what dangerous things people will know! 

#36 Posted by habster3 (3600 posts) -



habbyman (or Habby Man)


#37 Edited by sir_gunblade (126 posts) -


#38 Posted by RandomHero666 (3182 posts) -

2 or 3

One when I was younger, still use the email address with that one, but nothing else really.

GB username, which I think I only use here, and only because I thought the one I originally tried was taken, but it wasn't.

For everything else, for the past 5 or 6 years has been FuzzyLongcat, or Fuzzy if available

#39 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -


Gaff (part of my surname) and Canteu. Mostly because Gaff would always be taken.

#40 Posted by Aete (30 posts) -

Been using this one in every forum or game I ever joined.

#41 Posted by face15 (1305 posts) -


#42 Posted by nerdsbeware (223 posts) -

I had a few, but I've stuck with my current one (this name) since Warcraft III. When this one is taken, I have a fall back name that never seems to be taken.

#43 Posted by mosespippy (4373 posts) -

Three. This main one and two others for places where I don't want to use my main one, like MMOs. I'm starting to lean towards the use your real name idea though.

#44 Posted by WasabiCurry (422 posts) -

I just use one username nowadays, but I used to have at least four. WasabiCurry is my only username though.

#45 Posted by Kerned (1170 posts) -

Over the years, quite a few. But never more than one or two at any one time. I like to have the same name everywhere if possible.

#46 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

It used to be just mandude, but now I tend to go with UaSirideain.

#47 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

6 I think

darksword1123 (old gamespot username)

Unknown_Pleasures (old giantbomb username)

Guided_By_Tigers (current giantbomb username)

New Zer0 Kanada (Xbox Live gamertag)

Terror_Twilight (Twitch.tv username)

Karl_Boss (various sites)

#48 Posted by Tireyo (6451 posts) -

I don't know... I'm losing count. -_- Tireyo has stayed with me the longest, and plan to keep it that way.

#49 Posted by Marz (5666 posts) -

every handle i have usually has "marz" in it... but when it's not available i do have a few backups.

#50 Posted by deox (226 posts) -

I've stuck with with this one for about 9 year now. I can't really recall what I was using before it, but i'd say i've used no more than 2-3 usernames overall.