(Ninja) + (Nickname)... Yep, that's it.
This is all really interesting stuff. Mine isn't, however. Just my last name with duder attatched. One of my favourite things when Dave started showing up on the site more is that he called people "duder" which was something my friends and I did all the time. It was kind of endearing me to the site more.
I took the name from a spin-off series based on Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan/The Executioner books. I thought the name Stony Man was cool, and those are some of my favorite campy action-adventure books. Apparently the name also is the name of a mountain range somewhere in Virginia which is pretty beautiful. The 65 is just two random numbers I hit when I needed a longer character limit for the name to be used for probably a game or an email address or something way back when. I've been using the name for like 8 years now.
i really liked Perfect Dark for N64 and when you create a profile in the game you can name it (something) Dark. I just switched that around and my first name is John. done.
recently, i changed it on xbox live to johnny5x47. which, again, first name-ish/Johnny 5 from Short Circuit, and 47 was from Hitman, which i really liked at the time of naming my accounts. done done.
Randomly typed into the FFXI character creator, used if for a few thing while using my mains name Poturta all over the place, started playing WoW with Poturta as my main, get to 60 not much to do not in a guild make a Shaman with the name Gilsham play that to 60 PVP a while bunch, get in a guild and do MC/BWL. BC hits play the living shit out of Gilsham who is now my main, do everything apart from sunwell with him, know as Gilsham by pretty much everyone I know online start using it for most things. I like to give my names a kinda personality so Poturta is whenever possible the tallest most heavy set body type (he is a Galka MNK in FFXI - though when I started WoW Tauren couldn't be hunters so he was a troll)
I was trying to think of a new username and thought how having numbers in names is dumb - but then I was like what if the whole username was a number? I have not really seen that before.
It was originally 11th but I ended up with 49th eventually. The nice thing is that I have infinite variations if the name is taken for some reason. I've used 12, 47, 48, 50, and 51 before. Cool numbers.
I had a thought one time about a what-if scenario that replaced all the wookies with Domos and that Chewbacca was actually Gruebacca. My username rhymes with Chewbacca, and Domo is the Internet's visual representation for grues, for some reason, and thus an ingeniously dumb name was born.
I wish i knew, all i recall is it originated on Warcraft III when i was like 11 or 12. Also it's not everyone who gets a Urban Dictionary definition created after their username... i really pissed some guy off on battle.net when i was in my pre-teen years and this was his retaliation.
I had a character in an online RPG once that was named Payne, and he achieved the rank of Warlord. When I made a forum account for that game I used WarlordPayne since it seemed appropriate, and I kept using it just so I didn't have to remember lots of different usernames.
arx -cis f. [fortress , citadel, stronghold, height]; fig., [bulwark, protection, headquarters].
Whenever I need a character name, I jam words relevant to the type of character I'll be playing into an online English -> Latin translation website and pick names based on that (often modified). I ended up with Arx after making a sword&board character in some game. 724 is my favorite number and it helps prevent duplicate names.
I was 12 and I though Genghis Khan was really cool, so gkhan it is, and now I'm stuck with it. It's usually taken, so on other services I use some variation of "Belisarius", because at one point I was obsessed with the Byzantine empire, and there was a 6th century Byzantine general named Flavius Belisarius. He was a fascinating character and totally brilliant, one of the perhaps five greatest military leaders of all time. If you look at this map, he basically conquered all of the orange parts, including taking back Italy and Rome from the barbaric hordes and returning it to the Roman Empire.
I wish I had known about him when I was 12...
On my journey into a forgotten city, in the deepest darkest corner of these forbidden ruins I found the skeleton of a man. In his final moments he scrawled Hunter5024 into the wall with a rock. At that moment, staring into the skull of this long dead man, I knew what was to come.
Mine i just use on everything because thats what i have always used, the meaning of it is my name is Dustin, but usually duddy was always taken so i shortened it and added a dumb number. Should really start using a new one but i'v used it for over a decade... its hard to let go of.