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What does your instructables username mean? Answered

I'd like to know what your instructables usernames mean. I think most of us have unique ones that others are dying to know what they really mean. I guess I'll start with mine, splazem. To me, it means a brain freeze. It's not a real word, but one that my family uses. So c'mon, post what your instructables username means, it will take a minute, and I'm sure someone out there is curious.


Tinworm is a cute euphemism for RUST. For the last ten years (on and off, when not learning to fly and then being distracted by flying, and by other car and bike projects, etc) I have been restoring a very badly rusted 1958 Austin 101 small truck.

I have been blogging the restoration in the name of Tinworm

Thergox spawned when I was dwelling upon character names for my stories. Actually, I was in the middle of writing my best one (Or so I call it) and the name hit me like a rug (Yes, a rug). I immediately scribbled it down on the side of the paper and continued writing. When my usual screen name, 3Rr0r, happened to be taken, I switched to Thergox as a. . . Forgot the name. Substitute! yes, substitute.

Forgot the word... haha ;D is the rest of sb posted on edu yet? maybe i should check myself.

Whoa! Hey! Glad you got in! Did someone already take the Pyro username, then?

no i use that one way to often...


Aussie (slang for Australian)
Angler (someone who fishes)
Gal (need i explain?)

I chose Shockwave because it was a random nickname given to me by my best friends, but to my horror it was taken. Henceforth I change the S to a 5, giving me the the name 5hockwave


The first part of my username is simply my favorite amime character, Lady Resha, form Rave Master, because her past self created the Holy Brings that could help save the world from being overcome by evil, but in the process of making the last and final Holy Bring she was killed because the power of etherion was too strong for her. In recognition to the girl who risked her life to save many, they renamed the Brings to RAVE by taking the first and last letters of her first and last name (ReshA ValentinE). 50 years in the future a girl, Elie, who lost all her memories, is discovered to have the same power of Lady Resha when she meets up with Haru Glory to find the rave stones and restore the world to its initial happines. Elie is known to look a lot like Lady Resha and very well may be (But I haven't gotten that far yet) She acts a lot like me in many ways.
Long story short LResha is my favorite anime character and 1547 is my favorite number.


5 years ago

Moem is my nickname of choice. It's from the Dutch version of the books about the Moomintroll family, one of my favourite series of books ever. Moem is simply Dutch for Moomin.
I'm Moem on BookCrossing, Dreamwidth and on the wiki of our local hackerspace, Hack42.

Of course, over here it was already taken... and as usual by someone who doesn't use the account at all. So I'm Hack42Moem, to distinguish me from that Other Moem.

Greg Inc, because I am constantly building things, drawing or something or another.

THEGRIMM came to life when me and my girlfriend were deciding on a name for our band so it's a good memory and to me it sounds cool and mysterious

mine is very simple my last mane and the number of family members

I got this nick when I was playing Brothers In Arms with a friend. He was Schumi22, and another friend was Schumi24. I've kept the nick ever since, though I only played the game 5 times, and not for over a year :)

So, It means nothing!

"nutsandbolts_64" was an idea born because I worked in a hardware store (erm, family business :D). Given all the stuff there, all I could think was "nuts and bolts... nuts and bolts" so I gave that a shot. What with 64? Honestly, that's just completely random. Only the left side of the underscore actually means anything at all.


6 years ago

The Isalnd of Onrust. A 12 acre island with a restless and violent history. Also.....The Onrust, a yacht, was the first decked vessel to be built entirely in North America. The construction, with help from the Lenape Indians, took an entire winter. I LOVE nautical history, fables, yarns, superstitions, and "opinions"......try me!


6 years ago

After reading some of the posts, I must say I could have come up with something more creative than what I chose. But I try using this online name where ever possible (unless the screen name is already taken).

So, here it comes:
My name is Michael and I've been working in the US for 3 years. One of my colleagues always called me mike, and I was born in '73.
Usually I use an underscore between Mike and the 73, but the name was either taken or underscores weren't allowed.

I love underscores. They allow linking files in windows. No underscore and most links to files on the company network don't work :-)

I tend to mutter to myself when I am working intently and "cd /etc" is something that I say quite frequently. I imagined that my co-workers might call me that behind my back. "Oh look, here comes ol' cdslashetc!"

My username is a combination of my name and the name of Ehud the judge from the bible. He was left handed and so am I.

ehud was also fat and got stabed in the stomach

Ehud was a sneaky cur and gave the rest of us southpaws a bad name!

He was an assassin and therefore cool.

Ehud hardly cut the image of a great hero. He was a snake who used deceit.

He was delivering the Israelites from the Moabites.

No, he was lying, and killing in cold blood, then fleeing. Other parallels may be drawn, but they are hardly primary to his crimes. At any rate he'd get the chair here today for his deeds. Or however they put down mad murdering dogs these days.

While differing interpretations of historical texts may well be equally valid, your obnoxiously dismissive attitude is not conducive to fruitful discussion.

I would just like to take this opportunity to mention how long I've thought that you really look like an English teacher somehow. :D

(Also, left-handed? Why would...OH, that's the judge who stabbed the king in the bathroom, with all the ensuing grossness, isn't it?)

see, higher learning teaches you to improvise, but it would be foolish to be seen with a crayon through your nose.

Next, be a real man and use a metal Scribe >:-)

Yes, Ehud was able to smuggle a sword in because he was left handed. The king he stabbed was so fat he just let the blade sink in and left it. Really gross...

My Name is mobile_earth_explorer i Am From The Andromeda Galaxy,
My Current Location is Inside A Space Station Orbiting Your Planet,
My Mission is To Remotely Explore Your Planet Using Your 3.5G/4G Network :)

PS: i Come in "Peace"

Interesting thread. Mine you can probably guess, my name is Paul and the rest is a simple statement of fact. I use the same name on all the sites about making things I frequent and on my blog.

This is confusing because my name is Paul and I make things, but you're not me!

I love sunshine so I picked sunshiine. I wanted it to shine so I added an I.

I hate the Sun and would blot it out of the sky if I could ...

We should it makes everything green and bright!

Although I love the sunshine, it doesn't like me. Being fair skinned, I am prone to melanoma if I spend more then 15 minutes in direct sunlight without protection.

My little brother had the same problem! He had white hair all his life and was very fair skinned. I am sorry you have that.

Well, I am a red head, but I have had some precancerous carcinomas removed from my back, so I do have to be very careful and I DO burn very quickly. It is hard for me to balance and get the proper amount so I get Vitamin D. I even have to be careful in the winter time *sigh*. But we live and use what we've got and do the best we can :-)