When I first started playing Minecraft, I noticed the 'particles' that flew off blocks when you punched them. I thought of these as 'crumbs', and ofcourse, Minecraft being an 8bit 'Pixel' game, I associated the two and as such, my name became.
A couple of my friends and I tend to look for a word in a foreign language to use for a name, typically with some symbolic meaning. Mine is a phonetic spelling of the Hebrew word TKLT which approximately means the color blue, because I really like blue. So, yeah.
Everybody just calls me TK for short, because they can't spell/pronounce it, and that's fine. Heck, a couple of my friends call me TK in real life more than they use my name, so that's fine too. It identifies a conceptual part of who I am, and thus it is *my* name, in a sense.
MineCrak was the name my parents gave me after finding me as a baby tucked into a crack in the floor of an old uranium mine in Colorado. It's my understanding that it was my exposure to environmental radiation that accounts for my super powers.
The other explanation for my name, the one more people believe, is the following:
It was inspired by how the old EverQuest MMO was often called "EverCrack" due to how addictive it could be to play. I just did the same thing with the Minecraft name to show how addictive I found it to be. I started using this nick "MineCrak" back in 2010 with my first minecraft account then eventually when I made an account here. I dropped the second 'c' in Crack because I thought it looked better.
My first on-line game name I used was 'kermit', as this was a nickname given to me when I turned up for my apprenticeship (the story goes I turned up wearing everything green.. even though I'm SURE I never had green trousers )
Of course THIS name was used by other people - so started using variations (k3rm1t, kerms, KermitTFrog - you get the idea)
Later I started playing Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat - but instead of using tactics as a newbie I just 'went for it' & of course kept getting killed...
A few players in chat started saying things like 'Are you suicidal ?' or 'Thanks for being easy cannon fodder' (stuff like that)..
So I changed my name to 'SuicidalCannonFodder'... just to describe the type of gameplay I used (if there was a sniper no-one could find. I sacrificed myself so they could figure out where)
When joining up to other on-line games, communities etc.. some sites wouldn't allow the word 'Suicidal' in the nick so I dropped it...Also found that 'Cannonfodder' was being used in many Forums, so started playing with alternatives just like I did with 'kermit' to find something 'unique'
One day I mis-spelled my name on joining up to yet another forum - I forgot the '3' - and the name sort of stuck
In the Robot series by Isaac Asimov, there is a character who is an an assistant to the Big Bad Amadiro called Maloon Cicis - he isn't particularly admirable, but the name struck me as interesting. I added an "l" so you pronounce it Mal-loon instead of Ma-loon. I often add the last name "Tarka" which is the name of an otter in the novel "Tarka the otter" by Henry Williamson, of which I read an extract once. It also struck me as a very nice name. Plus the character was brave, quick and clever.
I used this screen name because someone had already taken my first choice for a name,
and I just really like Strongbad and the other characters from the Homestarrunner web cartoons,
Strongbad's computer was the lappy 486, and in his action movie (not actually a movie)
he played a corrupt detective named Dangeresque,
so that is how I got my screen name and I'm actually really happy with it,
even though people have trouble pronouncing it.
Im a huge nerd for ancient greek myths, hence AlphaCreeper542.
Alpha being the first letter of the ancient greek alphabet.
Alphabet is also greek. lol
SpawnKill542 on the other hand was my youtube name idea.
I didnt want friends to recognize my profile.
I wanted them to subscribe for what I did, not because it was me.
And as for redneck_ninja, that was created in one of my random rants.
I got my IGN, "_Keldt_" from a World of Warcraft character I made maybe 3 years ago. "Keldt" was one of the names generated by their random name generator. I liked it a lot, so I decided to use it for Minecraft. When it said "Keldt" was already taken, I added underscores before and after the name, and the resulting IGN was available, so I used it.
I use "_Keldt_" for most profile names now, and "Keldt" for most singleplayer character names.
The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Four years ago, my friends started to call me 'Kyoko' for no reason. The nickname stuck, and I liked it better than my real name. I added the last name 'Nora' to it, so I could have a full name for a facebook account, two years ago. One year ago, I got my Minecraft account card... 'Kyo' was taken, as was 'Kyoko'. I started to cry... then I remembered the last name of the facebook account. After adding the first two letters of that to the name, creating 'Kyokono', the account maker said I was good to go! I've loved the name Kyokono ever since... 'cause it's the me I wish to be.
I have three main names:
1) Jester2799, which is a nickname for my first name that people call me plus some personally significant numbers.
2) Pergamon256, which is from a book I read with a hacker in it named that...I don't use this one very much, but I was using it when I made this account.
3) TheAtomicGoose. This one is weird. So, at some point in 8th grade, one of my friends who was really tall started calling me Little Goose because I was so much shorter than him (I was wicked short for my age). Then, I tried to use that for an IGN, but it was taken, so I looked up synonyms for little and came up with atomic. Then I tried AtomicGoose, but that wasn't available, so I tried TheAtomicGoose, and it was available. Hence my picture.
0xFFF1 is a data value (not a color) that in the Animal Crossing games meant an empty inventory slot. I found it interesting that they didn't instead use 0x0000, as I would have. So the choice to use this name is that I am interested in programming languages, pretty simple. Also, since 0xFFF1 is not an item, so am I not an item too.
Oddly enough I've had the name Wilch Habos for around 17 years now, although it started as the name of a very short-lived bounty hunter in an old Star Wars PnP RPG I used to play in my teens. It's actually one of those names you get by combining parts of your own name with other details about you.
It's been fun reading all of the above origin stories, I guess it does tell rather a lot about people. Some definitely more amusing than others :-)
Ah, yes. The process of choosing a name. Mine was one more of symbolism. My sign, Aries, is linked to the element of Fire, and as it happens, in Greek mythology, is also the god of war (even if it is more commonly spelled "Ares."). Fire, as a name, was too simple, but Flame stuck well as an abbreviation for the name, and most people call me that in chat, and such. So, came the part where it needed more to it. I extended it with "dude" to sort of make it roll off the tongue, and to make it seem like I was more the sort of person you'd want to be a friend of. The "166" part is where I draw a blank. It was one of those random numbers I just stuck on there for the username effect. Although, occasionally, it comes back as a good thing, and sometimes a bad thing. When it comes to Minecraft, however, it is so far, neither, since there is not yet an Item 166.
And it all just fell into place. Keep in mind that I've been playing games quite a bit longer than I've had an online identity. It is just that in previous online games or sites, my name was quite a bit different, so much that you'd never have known it was me, and back then I didn't have the mental capacity to take on such a task as creating an username that will identify me well (although, to be fair, I was about 10, or so, years old when I got into gaming.). Other times, people have stolen my name (Why would anyone do that?), and as a result, "dude" can be replaced with "bomb" resulting in Flamebomb166. Sometimes, even, sites may disallow numbers in names, and the "166" just kind of falls off.
That's everything good I can think of about what my name is, and how it came to be, but like everything, it has it's downsides. Some people assume that the name Flame makes me quarrelsome, derived from the internet term "flame war." However, I am probably the least likely person you will see starting or participating in a "flame war." I find such a combat of words useless, as whenever you insult the other person as much as you can with only the words you can spell, it merely bounces off of them like nothing at all, but somehow causes them to do the same to you. Since you can't punch them in the face, why bother? So, I just ignore anyone who wants to fight me in such a way. If you want to fight, save it for the online arenas. That's what I say.
I hope you've enjoyed hearing how my great name was put together. It truly is a masterpiece of my own mind.