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Picking a name for xbox live

Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
edited April 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I don't know why I am having so much trouble choosing a name, but I have been trying to find one for over a year that I like. I have went through about four names and didn't like any of them, and now my live account has expired and it is time for a new one and I have no idea. If anyone could post suggestions for names or how you chose your name it would help a lot.

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    I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights all the traits of greatness starlight at my feetRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Well, mine came from an inside joke between my dad and I.

    IWinSwordfights - If anyone mentions a "Swordfight" I can't help but think of two men "going at it", thanks to my dad.

    So, my best advice is to think of something that holds humor to you, but is relateably strange for everyone else. :"D

    Yup, my GamerTag is the same as my Penny Arcade name, feel free to add me.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Fizban?

    I hate my username, but I can't think of anything I'd rather have.

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    mooshoeporkmooshoepork Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Just a quick question about xbox live. My account expired too, how long do I have to buy another year before my cod 4 stats are wiped?

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    Nitsuj82Nitsuj82 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Just use your PA name. Makes it easier for us to find you. Or, you could make it something like "HaloPlayersAreDouchebags".

    Something like that.

    //Seriously, the teabagging has to stop, people.

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    Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2008
    I am sick of Fizban140, and someone here is already Fizban :(

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    FristleFristle Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Whatever you pick, make it something that leaves you room to grow as a person. These internet name things have a tendency to stick around.

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    falsedeffalsedef Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    XxxFizbanxxX

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    Kate of LokysKate of Lokys Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    [Realname]the[Somethingelse]?

    I started using my real name online a bit over three years ago now, and I haven't looked back. (For the morbidly curious, I wrote about it here - second entry from the top). It's more unique, it reduces the chance of people butchering the pronunciation of your name over voice chat, and it just seems *friendlier* to me. It's neat playing TF2 on a public server and hearing a complete stranger say "Thanks for the heals, Kate!" And maybe I'm weird this way, but I automatically like people more if their name sounds like, well, a name, instead of an internet meme or a random collection of letters. If I'm playing as a medic, and I have two demomen in front of me, one named "Dave is Raged" and one named "[TA]$h4rP$h0073r," I am going to focus my healing on Dave every time unless the other guy is on fire and screaming for help. Playing with someone who uses their real name, to me, is kind of like talking to someone who uses capitalization and punctuation instead of txt spk in-game: it doesn't mean they're actually more intelligent or anything, they just *seem* like they are somehow.

    JimmyTheFizbanner? JackFizban? To me, either of those would sound better than something like Fizban1782. Or if you have a marginally cool last name, use that instead of your first name.

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    Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2008
    I like that real name idea, but my last name seems impossible for everyone to pronounce and my first name can also be a girls name and that is never a good idea for live.

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    Kate of LokysKate of Lokys Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Middle name? Awesome-grandfather-who-fought-in-World-War-II's name? Name you always wished your parents had given you? Or is there any way you could, you know, man up your first name? I have MST3K on the brain after responding to that other post, but man, ain't no way anybody could be confused about the gender of, say, JesseMcThornBody or KrisRockgroin.

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    chuck steakchuck steak Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Nabzif

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    Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2008
    My initials are JC which is kind of cool, even more so since I am an atheist. I could probably use that but I am fairly uncreative.

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    Nitsuj82Nitsuj82 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Mine is my name backwards (Justin), but unfortunately, it doesn't work well for everyone.

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    falsedeffalsedef Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Fizban140 wrote: »
    my first name can also be a girls name and that is never a good idea for live.

    TerryTheMan

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    ItalaxItalax Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Doctor Jan Itor?

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    Spoom182Spoom182 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Do your last name upside down and backwards. SPOOM!

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Bizfan

    FizzleBizzle

    FanBiz

    FazBin

    FanBan

    BanFan

    FizBiz

    FinBin

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Take the first letter of your first name and add your last name.

    Example: Adrian Damski becomes Adamski

    It rarely works, but is usually great when it does.

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Do something retarded but hilarious with your real name

    My cousin's name is Daryl, and his aunt used to call him Dare-Dare when he was a kid

    So that turned into Double Dare, and then Dare^2. Nobody understands it, of course.

    If, for example, your name is Terry, call yourself "Terryfying Apparition" or something.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The variations I did with your forum name were quick and dirty, but they certainly aren't all you can do.

    My Live handle is "PrimusD", which I chose for a few reasons: I didn't want to use "DarkPrimus" or put in numbers, everyone on PA still knowns who I am from the name, people end up calling me "Primus" instead of "Dark".

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    Ziac45Ziac45 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Mines Just Ziac45, once you find a name you like stick with it. Maybe a character you like play with his name a bit and you can have a good one.

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    Just use a personality trait.

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    smokeyducksmokeyduck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Mine is maggotgal which comes from an experience I had at forensic camp (smokeyduck was already taken). I would suggest something that has meaning for you as it cuts down on the probability of someone already having that Tag.

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    enderwiggin13enderwiggin13 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I second Doctor Jan Itor. Especially since Doctor Acula is probably taken.

    I've been EnderWiggin13 on everything since the dawn of the internets and before, as EnderWiggin was taken as a handle on the BBS chat/MUDD I used to frequent...and now my fingers automatically type it out without me having to think about it.

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    GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    JC Denton

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    DC Jenton

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Too bad Unpronounceable is probably already taken.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I have this exact same problem with MMOs. This is probably why I tend not to roll alts :P

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    Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2008
    I am terrible at this but how is Tetragrammaton or any variation of that spelling?

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I don't know if you're of age to drink, but I like using my favorite drink "Vodka Gimlet" as my various gamer tags.

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    Kate of LokysKate of Lokys Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    JC Preston?

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    NotASpy

    I just checked on Xbox.com and it isn't taken.

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    HewnHewn Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    These days, I typically modify part of my last name to create internet names. "Benck" is the latest incarnation, which is just the first 5 letters of my overly long German surname.

    For one, it allows my friends to easily identify me. Two, I'm guaranteed not to get sick of it. Three, it feels accurate.

    I was using Hewn for quite awhile, which was a spell in the Sega Genesis era Phantasy Star games, but I've shifted everything lately to piecing together a piece of my surname into my characters, tags, etc.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Why not play with the phonetics of your name?

    "Djiem" is basically what J-M sounds like (J-M being the initials of my first name) if you pronounce the J with french phonetics (and not your english Jay).

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    RotamRotam Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I have the most faggy pretentious Xbox name ever.

    Learn from my mistakes.

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    Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Robert Paulson.

    In all seriousness, the classiest Live name I've ever seen belongs to a friend of mine; "Mori Harisu." The name is literally the Japanese word for his first name (at least, the noun upon which it is based, forest), and the Japanese pronunciation of his last name.

    Now, you may not be into Japanese specifically, or, for that matter, any other language. Just consider something classy that you can stick with for a long time whenever you consider a semi-permanent handle -- I know Mori's Live-name was all the better when he was schooling folks named "xX420AVENGERXx" and the ilk.

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I've always liked Latin for these sorts of names. To be honest, I was surprised my name wasn't taken on Live.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    [Prefix]Live

    e.g. FizbanLive

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    MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Fizban140 wrote: »
    I am terrible at this but how is Tetragrammaton or any variation of that spelling?


    Gun-kata? What?

    I use MagicPrime for pretty much everything. Its been my universal screen name since back when we still called them "Handels"

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    eric.eric. __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2008
    could always use your real name?:winky::winky::winky:

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