View Full Version : Where'd you get your username?

Bryan Haycock
11-25-2003, 07:29 PM
I've always wondered about how people come up with their "user names", or the name they use on the message boards. Sure, some are obvious like, "BeHyuge", but others I just can't seem to figure out. So let us know how you came up with your username. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Sarge Barker
11-25-2003, 07:45 PM
I have a very nutty and wacky best friend, who for some reason would make up silly names and there and there out of nowhere and would keep repeating them over and over. Keep in mind, this is from the ages of about 12 to 17. He is a little more mature now.

11-25-2003, 07:59 PM
Bryan - you forgot to tell us about your own! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/worship.gif

Mine is simply the English/Germanic name the original norse god of war and bravery. For some reason he lost popularity and the title was given to Thor.

11-25-2003, 08:10 PM
The concept of the Conqueror Worm.

It lives in your brain and it won't let you die, adapting the host's physiology to match and best any threat.

11-25-2003, 09:13 PM

11-25-2003, 10:32 PM
Drive-thru records: record label in the US that many of my favorite bands have signed with.

on a sidenote, Baoh yours was cool before, but now that i know what i means its so much cooler http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

11-26-2003, 12:07 AM
It's my name, minus the "45."

It means the Hindu god of love. Chicks dig it. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

11-26-2003, 12:27 AM
Mine is a sort of inside joke amongst my friends and I. When we were younger, we sort of developed our own slang, based on stupid things that were said. If something is cool, it's insane, so I guess that makes me a cool guy http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/crazy.gif

11-26-2003, 12:33 AM
mikeynov = Michael Novak, obviously, my actual name.

'mikey' and 'nov' being both the nicknames my friends tend to call me merged :P

11-26-2003, 12:53 AM
When I was in highschool about 8 years ago, my best friend and I used to hang out at the Second Cup on davisville and yonge in toronto, and they played Julios Iglesias there. We grew to love the place and nicknamed it julio's - then at the end of '97 when i got my first computer, i installed icq and was faced with the task of choosing a user name, so i chose julios, since it meant something to me. (pronounced joolios though not hoolio like it's supposed to)

xeno is my gaming clan ( www.xenoclan.com ), although I haven't played for months, so my online nick became [xeno]Julios, and i've stuck with it on forums.

11-26-2003, 02:41 AM
first letters of whole name http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

11-26-2003, 03:46 AM
It's a Marvel character that I like, also I ride a black bike (ok, ok... it's only a Vespa http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif) and sometimes I act like a 'hothead' http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Some friends of mine used to call me Logan (Wolverine), because I'm hairy and irascible http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

11-26-2003, 05:00 AM
Mine is pretty obvious - Blade, the Daywalker http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif I'm a fan of Vampires, martial arts, and swordplay, so I really loved the movie... Also, my first name starts with a 'B'.

11-26-2003, 06:59 AM
aristophanes is my name...to prevent problems i call myself stephen. i introduce myself very clearly as stephen, yet people always end up calling me stevie.

11-26-2003, 09:15 AM
Mine is a reflection of a hobby; I do a lot of soccer refereeing. Arbitro is Latin in orgin, meaning "arbiter" or "judge", or in this case, "referee." Being addressed as "arbitro" is common from Latin & Hispanic players -- among other terms if the game isn't going the way they want. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

11-26-2003, 09:18 AM
Mine reads as Rollin' Down Rodeo. It's from a Rage Against the Machine song.

11-26-2003, 09:39 AM
JDREICH = Juan Daniel REICH, my name.

(boring) :-)


11-26-2003, 10:06 AM
Mine is partially the result of endless attempts to find a name I like on Hotmail without having to use a stupid "I'm not original nor the only one" number after it. A wraith is a ghost according to Websters. Some D&D type games claim a wraith is a vampiric type of ghost. The mind portion could mean its a vampiric ghost which slowly drains your mind of sanity. But in reality it just makes a cool name for Quake and CounterStrike or Urban Terror.

11-26-2003, 11:26 AM
What a fun thread, Bryan! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif

Kate's pretty obvious... given name is Kathleen.

My AOL IM is IronDiva55, the 55 being my "model year" as I am not the original or only IronDiva http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif My eldest daughter is an accomplished dancer and at one time was nicknamed the "Tap Diva" by her instructor, so I borrowed the idea from her. Since then, my sister (who raises horses instead of children... smart woman) changed her screen name to EquiDiva, and my mother, who is a Mary Kay lady, is PinkDiva.

Guess we're a whole family of Divas...

I occasionally sign on to other sites as "herHUGEness". She's kind of an alter ego though, and that's all I'll say about that...

What's in name? A lifter by any other name would smell as sweet http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif


11-26-2003, 11:57 AM
Zack, is from my last name, Zackrisson.

11-26-2003, 12:18 PM
...just my nickname,almost all friends of mine call me boggy...

11-26-2003, 01:40 PM
Mine was my CB radio handle (back in the 1980s) when I was driving for a living. Back then, I chose the name from the movie 'Dune.' Remember the Navigators and the Spacing Guild? They used their minds to 'fold' spacetime and move spaceships around the universe, and thus made space travel possible. Since I was always on the move, the name stuck real well.

11-26-2003, 02:23 PM
I went for the first letter of my first name, plus my last name.

Doesn't really pronounce well though..

11-26-2003, 02:27 PM
Great topic idea...

Kihara is the "school" of aikido I practice. So I think of myself as a kiharan.

Ki--energy or movement

"Moving Center" aikido, based on principles of continual movement and awareness of personal or shared center of gravity.

11-26-2003, 05:01 PM
Nice thread! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif

I remember reading an ad in Muscle & Fitness 2 or 3 years ago. A pretty nice six-pack was depicted, and the ad read: "If you've got 'em - flex 'em!"
I've always been fascinated by a nice set of pecs, so the combination of the two became: Flexipecs http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

11-26-2003, 06:22 PM
Well, my nick started out as Steve, then sorta turned into Stevo, and then ste, and I stuck the 7 in place of the t, just to be 'leet' .. Haha..

Cliff notes:

Stephen --> Steve --> Stevo --> Ste --> s7e

I am trying to get it shorter.. but just can't seem to figure it out. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Love the off topic post. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif

11-26-2003, 06:42 PM
My interest in a certain category of supplements led me to use this nick.

It has been my pen name since the mid nineties.

11-26-2003, 10:30 PM
My name http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

11-27-2003, 06:15 AM
nematic is the phase of liquid crystals used in most LC displays.
For a living I develop LCDs for use in airplanes.

11-27-2003, 09:41 AM
It's always been my favorite exercise! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/crazy.gif

And after 20+ years it's had a clear effect on my physique.

11-27-2003, 12:12 PM
Quote[/b] (Dianabol @ Nov. 26 2003,6:42)]My interest in a certain category of supplements led me to use this nick.
It has been my pen name since the mid nineties.
From AE, etc.?

If so, nice to see you around.

11-27-2003, 12:42 PM
Mine is from my favorite movie TOP GUN! I have always wanted to pursue being a fighter pilot. Maverick one of my first choices but one of my favorite cars is a Viper so I guess I got two for the price of one! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

11-27-2003, 04:41 PM
I do some graphics design/screen design as part of my job. Hence I work with pixels.

My previous login name RainerWolfcastle came from the simpsons character. Rainier is an Arnie like film actor who plays the McBain action hero.

11-28-2003, 09:25 AM
My name is Firm (short for Firman). When my oldest son was in high school his friends started called me Firminator - like in The Terminator. The name just kinda stuck - even now, years later, they still call me that when they see me. Sounds a little funny for a 50yr old but I guess Arnold is even older than me. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif


11-28-2003, 05:45 PM
Who remembers the old Jell-O commercial:
"Hey kids! Get out of that Jell-O Tree!" ?
I do, hence the name. It made no sense and was right up there with the talking Mrs. Butterworth ads. I swear, marketing agents were on crack in the 80s.

11-28-2003, 11:24 PM
mild-mannerred Clark Kent was born as Kal El.
I was born as Clark. Maybe I'm hoping to become Superman. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
HST is helping my metamorphosis http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

11-29-2003, 10:54 AM
Brixton, London, England.
One of the oldest parts of London.

A 'vibrant' (i.e; many riots.. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif ) colourful town, where I grew up.
I did manage to escape, only to return, years later, to Police...


11-29-2003, 07:32 PM
I'm Polish. My first name is Edward. "Edziu" is a Polish nickname for Edward; it's the equivalent of the English "Eddie."

Actually, "Edzio" would be like "Eddie." "Edziu" is more like "little Eddie. . ." Which is its own joke for my nickname, since I'm 6'5" and about 235. Most friends call me "Edz" (pronounced "edge").

11-30-2003, 04:05 PM
My first name is Andy and I was born in 74, then since Andy74 seems to always be taken, I added a 1 to it. Not the most creative name I admit.

It might be interesting to say once I reach 741 posts in any forum, I completely stop posting. But since that's not true, I won't say it.

11-30-2003, 04:40 PM
Someone very special I used to know used to ask me frequently if I was feeling restless. I usually was/am, so I ended up using it as my nickname in the first forum I used. I'm registered in a pile of them with this handle.

11-30-2003, 05:42 PM
Actually, my real name is John- Jake is just a nic I've had for quite a while. Coincidentally, it's also the name of my incredibly tenacious yet sweetie of a dog (he's part terrier- nuff said). Not that I'm trying to emulate him or anything, but if he could lift a bar, he'd probably bench 500 easy. He's one tough dog- I think he grew up in a junkyard or something!

12-01-2003, 06:52 AM
Track 11 off the debut album 'Core' by Stone Temple Pilots.

12-02-2003, 01:03 AM
anoop = first name
bal= first three letters of my last name

12-02-2003, 07:45 PM
I wish I had a cooler answer than "it's my name", but, it's my name.

12-03-2003, 09:06 AM
An old training buddy (who is currently the strongest man in the Mid-West and ranks in the world in his weight class) used to call me Mr. Bizness cause I did not like to talk when I worked out, I was "all business in the gym" he would say. It became Bizness, then shortened to Biz, which is now tattooed to my shoulder and is my monicker for e-mail and other web-sites. Even my wife calls me Biz and has taught my 17 month old daughter to call me Bizzy. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blush.gif

12-03-2003, 01:21 PM
I attend UC Berkeley, aka Cal. And I'm young...ish. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

12-03-2003, 01:28 PM
Quote[/b] ]I'm Polish. My first name is Edward. "Edziu" is a Polish nickname for Edward; it's the equivalent of the English "Eddie."

Hah... I always assumed you were asian! You commented about your little asian wife and her HST experiences, and I always figured Ziu was an east asian last name. That would make you one darn big asian though.

I stand corrected. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif Good thread!

Scott S
12-03-2003, 07:05 PM
Mine is pretty obvious. I must say, there are a LOT of clever names on this board! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Steve McDermott
12-04-2003, 07:48 AM
Obviously http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

12-05-2003, 02:42 PM
Wish it was because of my ideal abs (I'm more like a 4 pack), but my name come's from just being an average every day run of the mill guy who live's in fly-over country and live's life like a normal person. Still... 6pack abs ain't that bad an idea! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

12-09-2003, 10:07 PM
The local bike shop runs commercials with "Erik the Bike man". Since then the name kind of stuck.

12-10-2003, 10:17 AM
Quote[/b] (ericthebikeman @ Dec. 09 2003,9:07)]The local bike shop runs commercials with "Erik the Bike man". Since then the name kind of stuck.
Are you located in MN (Twin Cities) by any chance?

12-10-2003, 06:55 PM
Mine is two things actually:

1. Mine and my wife's names= Ron/Nancy
2. A twist on one of my favorite movie characters= Conan*

*speaking of Conan, I bet my governor can kick your governor's butt! j/k http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Keebler Elf
12-14-2003, 06:52 AM
On the thinkmuscle board I commented that I hope I had not reached my genetic potential at 145 pds (after years of Heavy Duty/SS/HIT and not growing).

Someone said I must be the Keebler Elf of HST. Thought is was funny. I don't even know what the hell that is!

12-14-2003, 05:07 PM
Quote[/b] (Keebler Elf @ Dec. 14 2003,12:52)]Someone said I must be the Keebler Elf of HST. Thought is was funny. I don't even know what the hell that is!
Maybe this: Keebler Elf (http://www.toymuseum.com/inside/c01/3237086.html)

12-14-2003, 08:57 PM
Rookie, due to my lack of experience with HST.

12-16-2003, 04:35 AM
Ink, since I'm pretty heavily tattooed.

12-22-2003, 07:06 AM
Thomas Cilius Hansen is my name... Cilius is unusual enough never to be taken on any board I visit http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

It is what I am being called IRL as well (in Denmark it seems that 35% is named Thomas http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif)...

12-22-2003, 08:21 PM
I am from the Eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia birth place of the famous racing ship the Bluenose. People from this area are some times called bluenosers

12-31-2003, 06:42 AM
mine is... uh... just my name :\

01-05-2004, 12:21 PM
I'm Mike Roberto, hence MicroBerto. My buddies call me Berto. Berto was already taken when I made my AIM screenname in 97, so I came up with MicroBerto. Most creative thing i've ever come up with... i'm not very creative!

Berto is popular due to many Roberto's out there (its a popular first name, spanish for Robert) -- but MicroBerto isn't taken on any forums out there!

01-16-2004, 03:09 PM
My nickname is the nickname of my favorite character calls "Dreadanator Vindal" that I created for AD&D role playing game. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/crazy.gif

01-21-2004, 04:12 AM
Krister is my first name, and it means the christian. And since I am a christian I think my parents made a good choice http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Take care!

01-27-2004, 03:38 PM
I was told that shouit means shadow in Ancient Eygptian. I used that name when I was playing games, and it stuck..

01-28-2004, 04:47 AM
A Radio Station, was running a competition to find contestants who could come up with words that were not found in any English Dictionary yet could still use these words in a sentence that would make logical sense; the prize being a return trip for two to Bali for a week.
The DJ, Sam, had many callers, the following two standing out:
DJ: QFM, what's your name?
Caller: Hi me name's Justin.
DJ: Justin , what is your word?
Caller: "Goan" spelt G, O, A, N.
DJ: We are just checking that (pause)... and you are correct Dave, Goan is certainly a word not found in the English Dictionary. Now the next question, for a trip for two to Bali, is: What sentence can you use that in that would make logical sense?
Caller: Goan screw yourself! Ha Ha Ha
At this point the DJ cuts the caller short and announces that there is no place for that sort of language on a family show.
After many more unsuccessful calls the DJ takes the following caller:
DJ: QFM, what's your name?
Caller: Hi me name's Jeff.
DJ: Jeff , what is your word?
Caller: "Smee" spelt S, M, E, E.
DJ: We are just checking that (pause)... and you are correct Jeff, Smee is certainly a word not found in the English Dictionary. Now the next question, for a trip for two to Bali, is: What sentence can you use that in that would make logical sense?
Caller:It smee Justin! Goan screw yourself Ha Ha Ha!
PS. Justin or Justinw are so often used I tend to use Smee.

01-30-2004, 05:29 PM
Kino is German (and Russian) for cinema. My given name is Ken and since I work in the film business a friend starting calling me kino and it kinda stuck.

02-04-2004, 12:07 PM
All you guys seem to have better reasons for you nicks, mine is NWlifter... I live in the Northwest and I lift weights LOL
Not very imaginitive! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif


02-08-2004, 08:47 PM
Well... derrr, I lift weights. DOH!!!

02-18-2004, 05:38 PM
my first names Jimmy and my last name begins with a C

original, eh? http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blush.gif

02-21-2004, 02:02 AM
My handle is actually the name of my band. Which I will shamelessly plug Here (http://www.cataloniamusic.com).

The name comes from George Orwell's book HOMAGE TO CATALONIA, probably one of the best histories of the Spanish Civil war against Franco--albeit a one sided one from Orwell's perspective.

02-24-2004, 12:00 PM
Majutsu = Mara + jutsu = devil's way literally

But it more suggests a left-hand path, or magic/sorcery. I used to compete in jujitsu and go (asian wrestling and asian chess respectively), my real name is very western, american and hard to say/grasp for an asian. So to introduce myself I made up a name, "magic" in japanese, ala magic johnson. It was very catchy, and gave me quite an aura with my opponents. I actually picked it randomly from an english-japanese dictionary, but the more I learn about the mythological roots of that word the cooler it is . . . http://ankokumon.chaosmagic.com/majutsu.htm for an in-depth discussion.

02-26-2004, 06:23 AM
Both my first and last name start with "mic". How imaginative http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

02-27-2004, 06:44 PM
Michael Michaelson? Shame on your parents!

02-28-2004, 06:27 AM
You are very very close... you just have to Greekify it http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Bryan Haycock
03-03-2004, 06:21 PM
I love this thread. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

03-11-2004, 03:03 PM
"Ripper" comes from a Judas Priest oldie called "The Ripper." I'm big into the heavy metal scene so it was a good choice for a user name.

Bryan Haycock
03-11-2004, 05:59 PM
Quote[/b] (Ripper @ Mar. 11 2004,1:03)]"Ripper" comes from a Judas Priest oldie called "The Ripper." I'm big into the heavy metal scene so it was a good choice for a user name.
"Where would [we] be without music" ?

03-19-2004, 02:34 PM
Always want everything I do to last a good long time. Ya know? Like "Built Ford Tough"? Maybe that'll be my next one.....

The Pencil Neck
03-25-2004, 05:28 PM
I started posting in the misc.fitness.weights newsgroup back around '98. I asked a question about some stuff my doctor had told me I needed to do, ways I need to change my routine. I went to the internet to find a group that was more knowledgeable about lifting and found MFW.

After making some posts and partaking in a couple of discussions, I decided it would be a fun group to be a part of and a place where I could learn a lot. But I was very self-conscious that I was not "big". I was learning a lot about lifting and figured I could help field some of the beginner "read the faq" type questions so I started using the signature: Watson (the pencil neck) Davis.

After about a year or so of posting, some people started giving me challenges/tasks to perform so that I could drop "the pencil neck" from my signature.

I got into powerlifting because of that group. I went to my first meet as a validation of my lifts. I totalled 920. Six months later, I went to my second meet and total just over 1000. After that, some of the regulars were hounding me to lose "the pencil neck", so I became "Half Ton"... because I'd totalled 1000#. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

But then I got tired of all the noobs thinking that I weighed 500# (which would have been QuarterTon but math is hrd) and after some discussion, I became The Ninja of Nice.

I got tired of that and eventually went back to The Pencil Neck.

And here I am.

03-27-2004, 02:42 PM
ilFacell: A derivative of my old aol screen name illFacelli.

Face basically is another way of saying "noman" or "no-one" much like Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Eventually, the screen name illFacelli was lost, simply because I lost the password and then canceled america online.

So its AIM cousin is ilFacell http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif.

Bryan Haycock
03-27-2004, 04:12 PM
Quote[/b] (The Pencil Neck @ Mar. 25 2004,3:28)]And here I am.
Watson Davis?!!! Wow, I had no idea it was you. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif I know you from browsing MFW. Welcome to the HST Forum! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif

The Pencil Neck
03-27-2004, 06:24 PM
You know me? As long as you don't believe Lyle and Elzi's lies we'll be OK.

I'm surprised when people recognize me from MFW. I was working with this drummer a few years ago and he asked a friend of his (Brett Garsed, http://www.brettgarsed.com ) to take a listen to some tunes we were working on. And Brett, who's a gawd of a guitar player, sez,"You mean Watson THE PENCIL NECK Davis!!!" http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Bryan Haycock
03-27-2004, 06:31 PM
Quote[/b] (The Pencil Neck @ Mar. 27 2004,4:24)]You know me? As long as you don't believe Lyle and Elzi's lies we'll be OK.
I'm surprised when people recognize me from MFW. I was working with this drummer a few years ago and he asked a friend of his (Brett Garsed, http://www.brettgarsed.com ) to take a listen to some tunes we were working on. And Brett, who's a gawd of a guitar player, sez,"You mean Watson THE PENCIL NECK Davis!!!" http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Lyle? No. Elzi? Maybe. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

04-03-2004, 06:23 AM
Once i had to decide a name for me and i was drinking tee at that time...also my name starts with T. Simple as that.

05-12-2004, 06:56 AM
My real name is Hkan Karlsson. I used to live in LA a few years ago. The telephone company there misread my name and thought it was Haskan Kaluson!!! I type bad but not that bad!! Ever since then Ive called myself haskan on the net. Its kinda easier too, since not many have , , on their computers.

05-12-2004, 01:26 PM
Stretch is my road name when I ride my bike, because I am 6'4" and used to weigh about 195 lbs. Now, at 260 it doesn'treally fit like it used to, but I've kept it all these years, so I stick with it. The reason I added the man is two fold. Firstly, a firend always used to call me that, and stretch is always taken when people try and find a username. So I made it stretchman, and it stuck on the net. Been using it for a while.

05-15-2004, 05:01 AM
well my username is simple rolando stands for my name roland... the brasilians have another nickname for me 'Z Rolando' because of my middle name too..kind of funny

05-17-2004, 06:11 PM
naz= my name...nothing fancy

05-23-2004, 11:38 AM
Er, I was daydreaming sitting on the bus one day, pulled into the bus station and I looked at the road and thought to myself, "Why is MO75 written on the road?" Realised fairly quickly that it was SLOW upside down, but nonetheless it made me laugh to myself. I happened to be thinking about a nick for a chat room on the same day, so went with MO75, and it's kinda become my online identity... Coincidentally, '75 is my year of birth...

05-25-2004, 06:00 AM
I install flooring, hence the name ruglayer. 09052000 is my clean date, for anyone that knows what that means. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

05-29-2004, 02:42 AM
doh i never saw this thread before. real interesting =D

my ethnicity is filipino. slang of that is 'flip'.

a play on the slang phrase "pimp tight" (i used to listen to rap group Do or Die), i am "flip tight".


05-30-2004, 10:12 PM
Mine's from my old baseball days.....I was a second baseman, and I had this "problem" (its not a problem if it works....right?) of fielding considerably more than my alotted range, something like over 2/3 of the infield.

The coach realized I was quick enough to pull it off, so he let me continue having my fun so long as he could call me 'Range'.

as a side note....ruglayer, your clean date is my bday http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Old and Grey
06-02-2004, 04:12 PM
I earned it by being put on this planet even before dirt was invented.


06-03-2004, 06:17 PM
Quote[/b] (Old and Grey @ June 02 2004,3:12)]I earned it by being put on this planet even before dirt was invented.
Are you my Daddy? http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Let me see you would have been 19 when I was born so hey who knows http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

BTW, My 1st init, my wifes 1st init, our 1st init from our last name and the year we finally got hitched. Lived together for a number of years before.

Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY in 4 DAYS old timer. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/worship.gif

Old and Grey
06-03-2004, 06:36 PM
dkm, ummmm perhaps. I can't really remember. As you know, the memory is the second thing to go.

06-03-2004, 06:40 PM
Quote[/b] (Old and Grey @ June 03 2004,5:36)]dkm, ummmm perhaps. I can't really remember. As you know, the memory is the second thing to go.
You got that right.

06-09-2004, 09:29 AM
The moniker I don is not, as you might assume, based on my physical stature. (I say this with as much modesty as I possibly can convey) It actually comes from a college girlfriend......you figure it out from there.

06-09-2004, 05:26 PM
I'm starting to take offence to these "old" jokes. Ahem. [jk]

Bryan Haycock
06-09-2004, 05:46 PM
Quote[/b] (50andFit @ June 09 2004,3:26)]I'm starting to take offence to these "old" jokes. Ahem. [jk]
http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

06-09-2004, 09:33 PM
The Dragon is the place I ride.

John Galt
06-21-2004, 03:37 PM
John Galt ~

The Lead Character in Ayn Rand's Classic Novel "Atlas Shrugged".


06-23-2004, 01:01 PM
Well...I'm white. My hair is like that of a black person's (VERY tight curls). People often ask me if I'm "mixed" (half black, half white) because of my hair. Some guys I know call me "White Bro", because I'm a white brotha'. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Old and Grey
06-24-2004, 08:59 AM
My brother-in-law is the same way. I call him SnowBro.


06-25-2004, 08:43 PM
Started in college, everybody calls you by your last name. In my case, Hunkin. I've resisted the urge to shorten it to 'Hunk'! So I used another nickname - Hunkinator.

07-01-2004, 02:21 AM
I used to be a professional rodeo bullfighter. Hence the name...matador.

Old and Grey
07-01-2004, 08:08 AM
Matador, did you ever work the PBR finals in Las Vegas?

07-01-2004, 10:39 PM
Never worked the finals, but I was one of the first bullfighters ever hired by the PBR when it first started in the early 90's. I still stay in touch with all of the guys.

Old and Grey
07-02-2004, 08:38 AM
Then I probably saw you work on TV. Obviously you are insane and have a death wish. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

07-15-2004, 06:28 AM
anesthesiologist here, thus the name

Bryan Haycock
07-27-2004, 08:21 PM
Quote[/b] (ether @ July 15 2004,4:28)]anesthesiologist here, thus the name
Welcome to the board ether! I worked as an anesthesiology tech during graduate school. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif

07-28-2004, 08:58 AM
vaughns my brothers name he passed away so i use it for all my usernames to remember him by pertty soppy hey

07-30-2004, 01:38 PM
my name is a reference to Naked Lunch, a movie by Cronenberg based on a book by William S Burroughs. when i read the book, i discovered the term was not actually used. too bad, a literary reference would sound more sophisticated :-).

anyway, beyond referring to the term as it is used in the movie (dry insecticide that the protagonist's wife was using as a hallucinogenic), it also conveys some sense of humility (i picture the dusty remains of a long since dessiccated insect being blown away by a gentle current - what's more self-effacing than that). besides, i'm a programmer, which makes it seem all the more apopros (as if a miracle cure you sprinkle on code to cure it of bugs).

some of my friends actually know me as 'bug'. one even accidentally nicknamed his kid after my moniker (he didn't realize it at first).


08-14-2004, 05:05 PM
Mine was given to me by my mother.
I'm glad it wasn't overcast that day or I may have been called
Partly Cloudy !

08-24-2004, 11:18 PM
Chance Harper is the name of the character played by D B Sweeney in the TV series Strange Luck. He was always willing to take risks to help out.

09-04-2004, 12:48 AM
Hello, Nice to be back, IamBBB = I am Big Bald & Beautiful, just think, if I were more insecure it could have been "The Comb-Over Kid" http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif LOL!!!!!!

I'm out like the fat kid in dodge ball!

09-07-2004, 09:54 AM
Well, mine is fairly simple...It's my first initial and last name
Paul Hospodar = phospodar.

Not very original, but it keeps me from having to remember yet another username or password....I've used it since college when it was my email login there.


09-09-2004, 05:22 PM
This page tells about Brak's origins:
And this page tells you what he is up to lately:
In Summary - Brak used to be an evil space pirate and enemy of Space Ghost (back in the 80s) One minute he was just a happy space pirate, looting and pillaging, and then POOF! He's as dumb as a doornail. So now he has his own television show.

So why am I using his name...I dunno, I think he is silly and funny and his crazy songs make me smile. Ever since I saw Brak on the late night talk show "Space Ghost Coast to Coast", he has been my favorite (so I have been using this username for a long time). And now he is in the line-up with other genre-bending shows in the Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network.

09-22-2004, 02:19 PM
I'm a full time fishing and hunting guide; name is John; Coho one of the 5 salmon species and nickname was given to me from some other guide friends of mine about 10 years ago,...gotta knack for catchin' Coho!! Hence,.."JohnnyCoho"

09-23-2004, 06:14 PM
nice thread to bridge 2 weeks of detraining, thx http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

my name is from a german radiostation playing electronic music or alternatively from the first sowjet satellite entering earth orbit.

hello forum btw!

10-19-2004, 01:48 AM
my last name is "shaw" and a couple of years ago my friends and i were watching Friday one day and they mentioned "crenshaw blvd".. they changed it to "krenshaw"

11-12-2004, 10:49 PM
For a while me and my girlfriend (now wife) had a large collection of Betta fish. Males of the species are known for their large, vibrantly colored fins, so we took to calling them "fin boys." However, we say it kind of goofy-like, so it comes out more like "pheeyn bowies." My username is a further corruption of that.

11-13-2004, 04:26 AM
Quote[/b] (Phynn_Boi @ Nov. 12 2004,9:49)]For a while me and my girlfriend (now wife) had a large collection of Betta fish. Males of the species are known for their large, vibrantly colored fins, so we took to calling them "fin boys." However, we say it kind of goofy-like, so it comes out more like "pheeyn bowies." My username is a further corruption of that.
omg, you're back! where have you been?!?

11-13-2004, 12:45 PM
I got myself when I was in my rookie season in a basketball practise. One vet told me I was pretty tough inside (Im a center) and he couldn't push me at all. So they call me chunky because of the ad of chunky's soup. I dont know if you saw this , since I live in quebec, but in the ad it said : Chunky's soup, 20% more beef. It is a strong argument.
Now, when we are playing home, every body know how he's chunky http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

01-24-2005, 05:10 PM
Mine was a totally "on-the-spot" decision.

I was connecting to an IRC server undercover, so I couldn't use my previous name and I just thought of XRoader out of the blue. Obviously the X has to be there because it shows I'm hard :P (joke, I'm not, I cry like a girl).

I also use the name Corruptable sometimes, it's just a cool word, too bad I spell it wrong http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Bob Evans
02-10-2005, 04:22 PM
Bob Evans was the father of my college roommate. When I signed up for the forum 3 years ago I wanted an innocuous name. I was still a little skeptical of having my name on the internet. So what is an more innocuous than Bob Evans. The real Bob Evans is a proctologist in New Jersey. So thats it. Nothing to do with sausages.

aufweiderschreiben, Ford -- aka Bob

02-14-2005, 08:53 AM
The first part is pretty obvious - the second part simply stands for everton football club

Those of you from the US might not have heard of them (Liverpool's better and blue half, Paul McCartney's favourite team, where Wayne Rooney started, Joe Max Moore played there for a bit...ringing any bells?&#33http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif - and incidentally that would be soccer club to you guys!

Those of you from the UK may just feel sorry for me! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

02-18-2005, 03:31 AM
I got my name from my pops who owned 2 gyms here in California. The name is Capitol City Health Club. Born and raised in a gym and dad was a bodybuilder 25 years ago...he was a monster...as you can guess also my idol http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/worship.gif

02-25-2005, 08:36 PM
h, Im a nordmann. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

03-03-2005, 11:49 AM
Who I am... and where I'm from

03-03-2005, 12:12 PM
it was given to me by an alocholic austrailian i used to work with..

used to call me stevo the devo..

asked him what a devo was
"dunno,.......a devient i guess"
that was it...the devient was conjured up

03-03-2005, 08:50 PM
noobie. once a noobie, always a noobie http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

03-04-2005, 05:26 PM
I speak Esperanto, the int'l language of peace & friendship.
In Esperanto, someone who speaks the language is an "Esperantisto". Female version : Esperantistino.

Don't know why I ignored the forum for such a long time..while I didn't post much here, I've kept devoted to HST style training with quite a lot of adaptations, but all the time it had HST-style as a core element.... 1st post since last one ages ago!

03-05-2005, 05:20 PM
dont know if people still read this thread but dyhp is a acronym for one of my favorite homer simpson quotes. "Don't you hate pants". I have used dontyouhatepants for ever now and I just recently graduated to the more mature dyhp http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

03-31-2005, 09:43 PM
its a short version of me fine Irish last name http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif , and has NOTHING to do with McDonalds. I hate McDonalds food, utter crap.
vent over http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

04-14-2005, 04:36 AM
Mine's obvious. Something I'm very proud of. I came back from combat in Iraq (with the Marine Corps, infantry, 0311) I weighed in at 170->loss of 25 pounds! Now after almost 2 years I'm set at 245 lbs. Muscle memory is a beautiful thing. I'm new to this training and anxious to start!

05-19-2005, 05:18 PM
I made mine up years ago as a unique name to use on systems where all the usual names were taken. It has worked really well for that, with only one problem: I am told that, in Finnish (I think), it means "the heroin addict". I don't even like using legal drugs....
(Also: it is partly from Tolkien's Elvish, which I suppose says something else about me.)

07-03-2005, 12:57 AM
I've used my handle for years. I am from Arkansas (insert inbreeding joke here), so I am a BIG Razorback(aka Hog) fan. The Chief comes from my favorite NFL team, the KC Chiefs. And now you know, and knowing is half the balttle. YO JOE!

Bryan Haycock
07-04-2005, 11:58 AM
Quote[/b] (chiefhog @ July 02 2005,10:57)]I've used my handle for years. I am from Arkansas (insert inbreeding joke here), so I am a BIG Razorback(aka Hog) fan. The Chief comes from my favorite NFL team, the KC Chiefs. And now you know, and knowing is half the balttle. YO JOE!
HAHA I love this thread! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Welcome chiefhog! We're glad to have you regardless of how few branches there might be on your family tree. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

07-04-2005, 05:23 PM
Yes amusing thread. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif Mine if from a mazda commercial, I drive an MX6. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

07-07-2005, 09:43 PM
Positive Thinking

07-08-2005, 04:25 PM
In my youth I was known for "HEY Y'ALL WATCH THIS"

07-08-2005, 04:53 PM
My last name (creach) plus 'er'. Ultimately just a misspelling of the word 'creature', but with personal effects.

It's all I've ever used since I was about 12 http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

07-08-2005, 05:19 PM
Not real sure how to describe where mine came from.
I used to do quite a bit of hacking and a pc is referred to a "box".
so b0xm0ns73r = the monster inside your pc :-)

and the 0's for o's and 3's for e's and the 7 for a t is all kinda hacker talk.

Make Sense?

07-08-2005, 08:35 PM
it's a spin off from the Japanese word for "Lucky"

hey what can I say, I'm usually a lucky guy

07-14-2005, 02:14 AM
Quote[/b] (Rakki @ July 08 2005,8:35)]Rakki
it's a spin off from the Japanese word for "Lucky"
hey what can I say, I'm usually a lucky guy
it is also one word for a dog in Finnish...or for mongrel dog really...

07-14-2005, 02:04 PM
Well, my Dutch name is just Bas, but Jim Storm sounds a lot stronger than that. BTW, I want to be very strong! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

07-18-2005, 03:19 PM
Im a pro wrestling fan, which "insider" or "smart fans, or internet fans" refer to average or dumb fans as "marks", but, i enjoy all aspects of pro wrestling, so i guess im a mark too!
That's why i lift weights, to become a pro wrestler one day! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/worship.gif

07-18-2005, 04:16 PM
At 51 years old, FatherTime seemed like a natural. *http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
The guys call me GrandPa at the gym. *http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif

07-22-2005, 10:16 PM
Rovi - My name backwards.

This is where you all praise my creative wit. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif

07-22-2005, 11:53 PM
Hehehe, mine is nothing special. Although "jvroig" might seem like an unholy jumble of letters that could have been randomly generated, it's just my nickname plus my last name = JV + Roig. Hehehe, not very creative huh?

jvroig was my username when I got into college and they gave us email accounts, so I just kinda retained it. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
- JV

07-23-2005, 05:45 PM
Totentanz means Death Dance. I'm a pretty morbid guy. Plus when I used to play Quake online back in the 96-97, the in early days of the internet, I thought it was a cool nickname for a fighting game.

09-02-2005, 10:25 AM
stands for maximal performance at x-trem conditions.

09-08-2005, 12:12 AM
It serves no purpose for me to even explain my handle, but it's my first name "colby" followed by 21 which is my birthday in February, then followed up by 52 which is an old basketball jersey #.. I like to keep things simple http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

09-08-2005, 01:56 AM
My initials are JTS, so my username is a sentence, JTS is Yoda.

Once I was having lunch with a friend. He told me he wanted to run a marathon. I told him how I had done it before, and I started telling him everything about my training. And I mean everything. I would talk for like 10 minutes straight; he would ask a question, and I'd talk for another 10 minutes straight. At the end of lunch he said sincerely but with a chuckle, "Thank you, Master Yoda." It kinda fit because he had no idea I knew so much about it or was even capable of talking that much... just like when Luke didn't know Yoda was Yoda when he first met him. Since I always liked Yoda I kept the name.

09-24-2005, 01:54 PM
well im a trekkie,lcars is basically a computer terminal on star trek,i wasnt feeling imaginative when i chose it.

10-03-2005, 05:45 AM
Mine is pretty obvious... I work 9 to 5 and then go to the gym and lift weights. Avoid it if you can. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/crazy.gif

the core
10-04-2005, 04:34 PM
My favorite eric clapton song.

10-06-2005, 05:00 PM
Mines a really crappy nick name I got about 8 years ago for my ability to complete drunken missions without being caught. Whether it was scaling buildings, climbing onto roof tops or sneaking into tents/bedrooms etc without being detected. I dont use it anymore with friends, which isnt a bad thing, but thought it would be fun as a user name. I come from Australia where everyone has a dodgy nickname but I spend a lot of time in England and no one I know there seems to use them. I wonder if it was the best choice as a user name -Im sure some people avoid talking to me because of it.
My real name is Will

10-16-2005, 06:37 AM
I wanted to be Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Arnold was taken, so I ended up being Arhnold - in Danish, Arh/Ahr means "come on"

10-16-2005, 08:25 AM
Well, since I am new on the forums, this seems to be a nice thread to start :>

I started using a nickname playing Quake in the early nineties, since the one I had chosen because of it being used by my high school friends seemed to be in use an awful lot, I switched.

So I started using Uncle Les (= a character from Peter jackson's "Braindead" movie. I loved the character since he is basically an annoying bastard, but when it comes down to hacking up some zombies, he delivers the goods http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif )

This was transmogrified by fellow Quakees into uncLez, so there ya go :>

10-17-2005, 09:26 PM
My username comes from what I listen to on my I-pod when I work out- Black Label Society, Alice in Chains, Nickelback, Metallica (mandatory on RepMax days&#33http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif, 3 Doors Down, etc. and, my guilty pleasure- all the "hair bands" from the 80's- Dokken, Cinderella, Whitesnake, and (gasp) even Winger and Journey http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blush.gif

10-19-2005, 11:49 PM
Hey guys ~ Newbie here, and my user name is Conway, and it's also my real first name.
I hope to learn much here from you folks.
Will post soon ~ Conway...

10-28-2005, 03:24 PM
New here, but just found this sticky http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
I've been using it for a really long time now. Actually, since the first ISP I ever signed up with. I had to pick a name, couldn't think of anything that second, looked down at my dog, and thought of it, hehe. Basically, I used to own, God rest her soul, a female Rottweiler named Lex. Hence, the name, Rotlex. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

11-10-2005, 09:27 PM
They used to call me "Mr Muscles" where I work. But they knew I didn't like it. So there's a guy there whom we use to call "Zeus" since he's the king of computers there. So one day he said to me: "Since I'm Zeus and, in here your the king of muscles, we're gonna call you "Atlas" (all greek myths stuff)". So, here it is!

12-18-2005, 07:27 PM
[B]my user name is actually my nick name since i was like 10. i use 2 ride around my boys and when we passed a church i'd always cross myself or i refused 2 go out n kick it on sundays. so they jus started sayin i was a saint. and it stuck

12-21-2005, 05:31 PM
Well, its my last name (spiker) followed by the displacement of my favorite motorcycle!

02-01-2006, 12:35 AM
love the program http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/worship.gif

Mike Echanis
03-05-2006, 05:07 PM
Google it!

03-15-2006, 12:35 AM
I am a Marvel Comic fan and I really like the name and character "Bishop" from the X-Men.

03-15-2006, 12:45 PM
I used to drink Keystone beer.


03-15-2006, 01:25 PM
I dress with style and like to pickup women.

03-18-2006, 04:18 PM
Sounds like someone has read the book "The Game." http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

03-24-2006, 08:13 AM
Slofut... sort of a phonetic derivation of slow foot. Humorous take on Eric Claptons' nickname "slowhand", I'm a drummer (and bassist) and I've never been able to get my right (kickdrum) foot to go as fast as I'd like it to. So since the inception of internet forums I've always been slofut. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

03-24-2006, 04:17 PM
Welcome to the forums! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

03-30-2006, 08:08 AM
well, my case is because I am a latin guy and blast to give a sense of power.
In reality I have a site with several blogs about my interests and hobbies, so I have different names all starting with the word latin, latinpath for my travelling blog, latinblast for my fitness blog, latinnote for piano/keyboard playing blog.... and I am intending to create another one called latineros.... he he he... you got it right what that will be for http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

05-08-2006, 06:58 AM

my favorite fighter http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

05-08-2006, 02:14 PM
Hello Bryan !

I think my username is not difficult to understand http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif !
Many friends says I'm merciless sometimes... So No Mercy seems to be a good username ! http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

05-09-2006, 10:30 AM
<div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Many friends says I&#39;m merciless sometimes</div>

you sound like a great friend : http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

05-18-2006, 01:39 PM
etothepii.. it&#39;s a math thing
e is the base of the natural logarithm. It&#39;s a fundamental constant used in calculus.
pi .. you know, 3.14159... It&#39;s a fudamental constant in geometry.
i is the square root of -1. Also called the imaginary number. It&#39;s a fundamental constant in algebra.

The expression, e^(pi*i) is quite interesting. It simplifies to a value of -1.

06-29-2006, 09:05 PM
I was always a Superman fan when I was young, partially because his alter-ego and I share the same first name - Clark. As most people probably know, Kalel was the given name of that Kryptonian.

06-29-2006, 10:01 PM

haha nice signature, just noticed it

08-03-2006, 05:51 PM
career in a few years. C stands for many things, i enjoy double meanings for everything. My career, will be on call, would be a crisis negotiator (cant make a career out of that, i want to do Crime scence investigation with the FBI, partically evidence collection, firearms, and blood analysis). I was also a Catcher in high school. My first &quot;crush&quot;, who tragically passed away, her name started with a C.

08-10-2006, 10:40 PM
I&#39;m chinese, which is where the &quot;chink&quot; comes from

and my last name is &quot;Ma&quot; which is why my friends (and enemies when they want to be derogatory) call me chinkmama

11-06-2006, 08:46 PM
(chinkmama @ Aug. 10 2006,22:40)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">I&#39;m chinese, which is where the &quot;chink&quot; comes from

and my last name is &quot;Ma&quot; which is why my friends (and enemies when they want to be derogatory) call me chinkmama</div>
Now&#33; That needs an award for the most original&#33;
This thread has been around since 2002 .
And I like yours the best
&quot;chinkmama&quot; *That kills me every time I read it &#33; http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

My Mama gave me Sonny &#33;
So &#33; What can I say ?


Save a Chicken &#33;
Eat a Cow &#33;

11-06-2006, 10:24 PM
Because I used to weigh 300lbs and once I understood how my body worked and what I needed to do to burn the fat off it came off very quickly. *More quickly than I could replace the clothes. *Friends would remind me it was time to get new clothes again by saying, &quot;the vagrant is back&quot;, it stuck with me even though everything fits now. Well, everything fits when I can find jeans with a 30 or 32 inch waist and 34 inch inseam. Now that I&#39;m not fat, all I can find are fat clothes.

12-18-2006, 02:01 PM
Chavda....surname nothing too special bout that..

21...my first jersey number when i started playing basketball, took me national..it was also the number of the first jersey i bought, Garnett 21 (Timberwovles). dont play ball now MMA&#39;s my thing. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

02-14-2007, 01:04 PM
mine is my last name plus a few random numbers http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Teachers at school used to call me &quot;Mr. Bell&quot; and just kinda caught on from there, so now all my mates call me bell

02-14-2007, 02:41 PM
mine is from when i was enlisted in the Navy. I was the most Junior guy in the shop, so i was always called Junior or J.R. Then a story about being drunk, and the inability to speak clearly, it got changed to Runjor pronounced (roonjer). So from that moment on, it was Runjor or Runj...

Great idea for a thread by the way

04-11-2007, 09:02 PM
Dan is the first name, from Australia, hence the Oz. There&#39;s also one of those companies called Danoz Direct that sells those exercise machines that give you a 6 pac for 5 easy payments of &#036;39.95, but I have no connection with them&#33;

04-22-2007, 07:11 PM
My nick &quot;Sikanauta&quot; is Finnish and it means pork and beef minced meat. I used to eat a lot of that stuff when I started lifting and wanted to get big... didn&#39;t care that stuff contains almost 20 % fat http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

04-23-2007, 03:35 AM
TunnelRat is simple enough. I used to go down into the tunnels in Viet Nam.

I wasn&#39;t a real full-time Tunnel Rat -- those guys were all crazy and a lot braver than I. Rather I was a rifle platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division.

I had to pick the guys who walked point -- the ones most likely to get hurt. So when we&#39;d come upon a tunnel, since I was far and away the shortest, smallest guy in the company, I&#39;d take my turn and go in instead of sending someone else. I figured it was only fair.

My men called me &quot;The TunnelRat&quot; as sort of an honorific.

richard richard
04-23-2007, 04:52 AM
I take my hat off to you, takes balls to do that. Crawling into a tunnel not knowing if you would be coming out at the other end, and also not knowing what horrors await you in there - thanks but no thanks&#33;&#33; Keep thinking of William Dafoe in platoon &quot;see ya next week&quot;&#33;

04-25-2007, 07:15 PM
TunnelRat....my hat is off to you&#33;

It takes major major balls&#33; http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

04-30-2007, 05:31 AM
All my friends had cool nick names like JD and Kage and Chance. I never had a nick name so I spent for ever trying to come up with one that fit. I first settled on Chilly from Get Shorty, LOL, I liked the attitude of the character. But it didnt have the power I was hoping for.
Then one day I was watching a movie and the character Sphinx was introduced. I decided that was my new nickname, and yes if you were guessing gone in sixty seconds as the movie your&#39;e right. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Plus Ive always been facinated with ancient Egypt and history in general. If you look up info on Sphinx you find a quizitive mythical creature.
Needless to say it sounds cool, has multiple meanings to me, and is often available on forums.


05-09-2007, 03:14 PM
Just say it backwards.... http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

05-11-2007, 04:23 AM
<div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Just say it backwards.... </div>

Noooo. Serious why would you use a name like that?

Anyway, mine is my name...simple, what it means?

Aha...luxury...luxurious...of a sumputous lifestyle...great balls of fire not where I am right now http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

05-11-2007, 09:13 AM
(Fausto @ May 11 2007,04:23)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE"> <div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Just say it backwards.... </div>

Noooo. Serious why would you use a name like that?

Anyway, mine is my name...simple, what it means?

Aha...luxury...luxurious...of a sumputous lifestyle...great balls of fire not where I am right now http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif</div>
I am crazy like that sometimes.

Grief Eriksson
05-16-2007, 09:27 PM
I am of partial Scandinavian descent and I liked this as a personalized variation of Leif Eriksson, who is widely accepted to be the first European to land in North America, several centuries before Columbus finally got around to it. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

06-19-2007, 02:37 PM
Um, prepared to feel the full wrath of a geek.

My name is Tim. I&#39;m a software developer.

I create most variables in my code with an underscore (_) and a lower case first letter.

Hence, _tim.

FEEL MY WRATH&#33; http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

06-26-2007, 09:14 PM
Dvst8or = Devastator

I have always been a big fan of Transformers and my favorite was the Constructicons forming Devastator.

Yes I&#39;m a nerd. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Plus it sounds cool. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

06-26-2007, 10:09 PM
(Dvst8or @ Jun. 26 2007,21:14)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Dvst8or = Devastator

I have always been a big fan of Transformers and my favorite was the Constructicons forming Devastator.</div>
At long last your movie is coming...&#33;

06-27-2007, 04:23 AM
I know, I can&#39;t wait.

Why do I feel like I am being picked on like in Clerks II. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

07-09-2007, 06:47 AM
Stubob = combination of first name and second name..

Very boring

07-09-2007, 01:42 PM
duramax, diesel engine for chevy.

08-15-2007, 01:39 PM
My name is Mark...

years back when we were young my brother would call me Sparky which derived from Marky...

Now my girlfriend calls me Sparky...

09-18-2007, 02:48 AM
tripledouble because i love basketball and i always try to do a little bit of everything when i play http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

09-19-2007, 07:17 AM
Perhaps my username lacks creativity. But I chose it because I started with a body fat percentage close to 50% in June 2006, and now I&#39;m getting close to 20% just by lifting weights. My next goal is to get close to 15% by the end of 2007, so I just added some moderate cardio work.

02-21-2008, 05:35 AM
N.K.L. = my initials. I usually write them out in lowercase, because I think it looks more stylish. I used to have other usernames in my youth, but I came to care more for this one over time. I like it. *http://www.hypertrophy-specific.info/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif


04-04-2008, 07:33 PM
&quot;Think about the animals used in product testing. Think about monkeys shot into space. Without their sacrifice, we would have nothing.&quot; - Tyler Durden. &#39;Fight Club&#39;

04-24-2008, 06:02 AM
My first name is Wan and my surname is Nagrow

04-24-2008, 09:18 AM
(wannagrow @ Apr. 24 2008,6:02)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">My first name is Wan and my surname is Nagrow</div>
You&#39;re a comedian, aren&#39;t you?

04-24-2008, 06:39 PM
Aw, you nagrows are always clownin&#39; around...
Xfat: you EARNED your monicker: keep it&#33;

04-26-2008, 12:18 PM
(wannagrow @ Apr. 24 2008,6:02)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">My first name is Wan and my surname is Nagrow</div>
Is that the English spelling for &quot;Juan&quot;...?

04-28-2008, 02:01 AM
Although I thought it was cool when I first came to Japan (partially because I was so excited about studying the language), I would really like to change my username.

My best friend used to make fun of me for wanting to go to Japan, and at the same time, he also used to make fun of me for dating multiple girls at once. So, he used to call me a &#39;pimp&#39;. And it just naturally progressed to Japanese pimp after I decided to go to Japan way back at the end of 2001.

The word for Japan in Japanese can be pronounced either nihon or nippon. The word for pimp in Japanese is pronounced ponbiki. &#39;Japanese pimp&#39; in Japanese would actually be &#39;nippon no ponbiki&#39;, but as a play on words and so no Japanese person would likely figure it out, I shortened it to &#39;nipponbiki&#39;.

04-29-2008, 06:26 AM
Bullseye...sounds cool and spot on. Always aim for bullseye&#33;..except when playing dart ;)

04-29-2008, 09:00 AM
(TunnelRat @ Apr. 26 2008,12:18)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE"><div>
(wannagrow @ Apr. 24 2008,6:02)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">My first name is Wan and my surname is Nagrow</div>
Is that the English spelling for &quot;Juan&quot;...?</div>
Isn&#39;t the English version of Juan simply John?

08-26-2008, 03:22 PM
I pent the vast majority of my time as a kid hunting, fishing and trapping. When I was part of a biker gang the guys used to listen to my stories about those days in the wild and gave me that nickname. I suppose my grungy looks and big frame helped a bit too.

10-29-2008, 05:57 PM
Mine, MasterCFI, stands for &quot;Master Certified Flight Instructor&quot;...

04-27-2010, 10:13 PM
I'm an Air Force pilot and I've flown six different USAF aircraft. But my favorite to fly was the C-5 Galaxy. "Twin Delta Tandem" is the main landing gear configuratin of a C-5: 4 sets of 6 wheels, each set is in the shape of a triangle (delta) with twin deltas in behind the other (tandem).

05-09-2010, 11:15 PM
Kaitiaki is a maori word for carer, guardian, protector and conserver of the world. I see that there are other kaitiake here.

05-11-2010, 10:52 PM
I was born in the year of the rooster and the Alice in Chains song, Rooster, fits me to almost a tee.

11-20-2010, 10:52 PM
Grunt was my Hash name in the Wellington Hash House Harriers because I was a Marine Embassy Guard while stationed there. I added 11 with is actually “one-one” or 1stBn 1stMar my original unit in the Corps because someone else already had "Grunt".

11-21-2010, 04:45 PM
always liked the green lantern as a kid... especially the jl/jlu one. 11b is my mos.

11-21-2010, 06:19 PM
11b is my mos.

I thought the Army changed the MOS designation system in the 1980's.

I initially trained as 11b, but did my combat time as 1542 -- Non-Electric-Pop-Up-Target...

11-21-2010, 08:24 PM
only the navy/coast guard/marines use 4 numbers I believe... no idea what a 1542 is.

I joined as an 11x-Infantry Recruit
Graduated and was assigned 11B-Infantryman
There's also 11C-Mortarman

There use to be 11M-Mechanized infantry
11H-Heavy Infantry(Delta Companys)
11B's just do their job.

11-21-2010, 09:37 PM
A 1542 was an army infantry officer at least from WWII through Vietnam AFAIR. Not sure if they are still using it now.

11-22-2010, 12:38 AM
Vietnam-era MOS Codes

00F Drill Sergeant
00G Target Aircraft Crewman
00Z Command Sergeant Major
05B Radio Operator
05E Voice-Radio Operator
0600 Motor Officer
061C "Airplane Pilot, Multi-engine"
062B "Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor"
062C "Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Tandem Rotor"
062D "Helicopter Pilot, Medium Transport"
09B Basic Trainee
09C Basic Trainee
09D College Trainee
09S Commissioned Officer Candidate
09W Warrant Officer Candidate
100B Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
100C Cargo Helicopter Pilot
100D Heavy Lift Helicopter Pilot
100E Attack Helicopter Pilot
100F "Pilot, OH-6"
100G "Pilot, OH-58"
100P "Pilot, U-8"
100Q Combat Service/Support Fixed Wing Pilot
100R Combat Surveillance Fixed Wing Pilot
101B "Fixed Wing Pilot, Single Engine"
101C "Fixed Wing Pilot, Multi-engine"
101D "Fixed Wing Pilot, Surveillance Aircraft"
102A Rotary and Fixed Wing Pilot
1154 Field Artillery Target Acquisition Officer
1183 Reconnaissance & Survey Officer
1193 Field Artillery Unit Commander
11B Infantryman
11C Indirect Fire Infantryman
11D Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
11E Armor Crewman
11F Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
11G Infantry Senior Sergeant
11H Infantry Direct Fire Crewman
11Z Infantry Senior Sergeant
1203 Tank Unit Commander
1204 Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
1210 Armored Combat Command Commander
12A Pioneer
12B Combat Engineer
12C Bridge Crewman
12D Combat Engineer Operation And Intelligence NCO
12F Combat Engineer Tracked Vehicle Crewman
12Z Combat Engineer Senior Sergeant
1328 Engineer Construction Unit Commander
1330 Armored Engineer Unit Commander
1331 Combat Engineer Unit Commander
13A Field Artillery Basic
13B Cannon Crewmember
13C Heavy Field Artillery Crewman
13D Field Artillery Rocket Crewman
13E Cannon Fire Direction Specialist
13F Automatic Weapons Crewman
13Z Field Artillery Senior Sergeant
1415 Chemical Combat Support Unit Commander
1542 Infantry Unit Commander -- Non-Electric-Pop-Up-Target
1543 Infantry Heavy Mortar Unit Commander
1560 Infantry Unit Commander (Mechanized)

11-22-2010, 02:07 AM
oh.. i forgot about 11z lol 1sg and up.

But infantry officer is 11a now.

10-01-2011, 11:29 PM
It&#39;s my name, minus the &quot;45.&quot;

It means the Hindu god of love. Chicks dig it. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Kama Sutra??

11-22-2011, 04:42 PM
Got it from the game God of War.:)

12-05-2011, 12:26 PM
First name kevin, last name starts with HA - since im small, i was named as a gnome which in my language is a kabouter. ke-ha-bouter :)

12-14-2011, 02:59 PM
I still train but no longer compete,hence the name EX Competitor !

09-10-2012, 05:17 PM
Nickname in spanish, the working is for working towards a goal. :)

10-02-2012, 01:54 PM
Kitavans are an isolated group living on a island off Papua New Guinea where the Western/ neolithic diet has hardly penetrated. Many live well into their 90's and heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure are unknown. I have been following the so-called Pacific Islands Diet for some time; for my HST program I am adjusting the calories and macro ratios to that recommended by Bryan Haycock.

10-02-2012, 04:47 PM
Kitavans are an isolated group living on a island off Papua New Guinea where the Western/ neolithic diet has hardly penetrated. Many live well into their 90's and heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure are unknown. I have been following their dietary protocols for some time and for my HST program I have adjusted the calories and macro ratios to that recommended by Bryan Haycock whilst retaining Kitavan dietary distinctives.

I know well the story of Kitavans and Lindeberg study, it is amazing, they are free of westerns disease even though most of them are smokers. Their diet is high in carbs. I am trying to follow their diet too, but there is not good availability of tubers and roots in my country.

Btw, good luck with HST!!

10-10-2012, 01:19 PM
My first name is Jason - wish I had though of something more original now

10-26-2012, 02:15 PM
I can make my right eye move like a mechanical eye, looking singularly in any direction. Like a widget. :)

01-22-2013, 12:55 PM
Any Bills or Titans fan knows where I got mine!! That was a Forward Pass I tell ya!!!!

01-23-2013, 02:21 PM
Sprinter since I love to sprint and 91 year of birth haha

01-29-2013, 12:11 PM
eh: response given when complicated answers are required.

03-02-2013, 09:09 PM
I'm a Firefighter and huge James Bond fan and originally from Scotland as is the great Connery.

06-26-2013, 04:44 PM
It was a nickname that my coworkers gave me. C is my first name initial and Money is self explanitory

06-28-2013, 05:39 PM
One day whilst urinating I heard voices in my head.

07-22-2013, 07:44 PM
I'm an artillery officer in the Army.