Mine comes from a high school nick name. It’s a play on my name, Julius Irving (Dr. J) and the drummer for the band Blackfoot. All of that, plus our tendency to refer to each other with an honorific (Chief, Doc, etc) led to Doctor Jackson. It’s been my SN on just about every internet application that requires one.
BONUS - Any regrets with the SN you chose? Do you wish you could change it?
I only regret the “Doctor” honorific when I respond to a medical question. I have to take great pains to make sure I mention that I am not a real doctor. I surely don’t want my layman’s answer taken with the additional authority that “Dr” confers. Not enough of a pain to make me want to change my SN, though.
I lost my temper at the registration process. Everything I normally use elsewhere was taken, and it kept telling me I couldn’t have them. “WhyNot”, I petulantly typed. And blam, here we are.
True story. However, it’s also something I say a whole lot in real life (much to the consternation of anyone in any sort of authority over me), so it fits. It’s occasionally come in useful/amusing as a “My username is my post” response to threads.
Nothing too complicated. When first casting about for a screen name I noticed that a lot of posters had handles with some kind of literary allusion, so I went that route. Borrowed the nickname of a favorite character from one of my favorite books and authors: Joseph Fielding (Seldom Seen) Smith III; The Monkey Wrench Gang; Edward Abbey.
I was bored of using the username I had been for the last 15 years, so I decided to get something different. Of course, I had an impossible time thinking of something. But I looked over at the table and saw a package of Angelsoft toilet paper and thought ‘Huh…why not!’. So there you go. I was inspired by ass wiping paper.
I’m accident prone, in a major way. I once managed to hit my head twice getting out of a recliner. Once, while reguiling my friends with tales of my many accidents, one nick named me Mr. Accident. A couple of weeks later I decided to register on the dope, and just used that name.
I used to go by Nekogami (I like cats, and Japanese stuff, it was an easy choice), then decided that too many people used that, so I changed it up a bit into something that’s actually a valid Japanese name (I spell it 神野猫, if you’re interested).
When I signed up I went to my bookshelf, closed my eyes and grabbed a book. Khadaji is the main character in The Man Who Never Missed. I like it because it is short and not-too-common. (Although I have no idea how it is properly pronounced.)
At one of my old jobs, we had a gift shop where we sold puppets. One of the puppets was a chipmunk and when you rubbed its hands together, it looked positively nefarious. We called it the Nefarious Chipmunk (go figure).
I no longer work with the chipmunk, but it has always stuck with me.
(But Honey Badger don’t care. Honey Badger don’t give a shit.)
My name? I seriously don’t know. I know I was going to go for Dibny, but TPTB said it was taken (but this was back in '99, and I never did see a Dibny). Why I went with not-quite-an-abbreviation instead, I’m baffled by. As well as the all-lower-case… how affected.
i should post without caps, i should. even the first-person pronoun, i would think.
I had a lovely female betta fish who got old and couldn’t swim anymore so I made her a little lettuce boat that would float round with about an inch of water in it. She lived in the lettuce boats for a few more months till she died.