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Back to our Q&A! This week we asked several players about the story behind their nicknames.
swatllama: Noob2 and I were brainstorming ideas for the best animals that would be used for war. We decided on a bipedal llama in full S.W.A.T. weapons and body armor would make the ultimate animal soldier.
Frosty: Ok so actually ill start my little explanation with my original name “afroninja” that name meant alot because it was i like ninjas (you’ll see it in my playstyle!) and i always wish a could rock an afro, but that sounded cooler when i was 12 so i decided i needed a change… So being from canada being such a cold place and all, i had to come up with a name to rep my country in a way that all can understand, but also in a way that it doesnt appear that im some cold-hearted guy. But everyone knows the snowman is full of love and he always has a happy face! So in a long story short, it means I am a cool and happy guy. =]
Fatality: I was playing Call of Duty and saw this name, and as a very dark person, this name that had to do with death sounded awesome to me. In hindsight it was a terrible choice as i get asked twice a month if i am “the real” fatality :D
BaBoo: When I was younger, my father called me babu, which is supposed to mean “first son” in hindi. Since it was time for me to have an original nickname (after using lemon for a few weeks), I wrote it like I thought it was spelled (baboo) and added some upper case letters.
notas: ‘Notasianohwell’ because i thought video games were only for asians :-). Then i shortened it to notas eventually, which means money in portugese so thats cool.
Honzik1: My first name is Jan. Honza is unofficial frequently used synonimum for this first name. Honza comes from the german name Hans and the diminutive form of this name is Honzik in Czech language. In order that I distinguish from the usual Honzik, I added the number 1 to the name Honzik. In fact when I tried to create my first website domain (3rd level domain), honzik.something.cz was already in use, so I had to choose honzik1.something.cz.
Obstriegel: Obstriegel [oːpstˈʀiːɡl̩] is not a bad or agressive German word as some native English speakers suspected already. It means fruit bar. When I started playing multiplayer-games back in 1999 I was playing with my neighbour the latest games all the time. We put our pocket money together to pay the 56k-dialup and started brainstorming about our nicknames: Obstriegel is what I liked most. Then friends started calling me obst or Obstriegel and 15 years later I still keep this nick because that’s just me :).
Hugohase: The genesis of “hugohase”: It was a cold winter in 2007, I visited a history lesson in school and scrolled my schoolbook. On the 1349th page of that book I read something about a politician (NOT A NAZI) called “Hugo Haase” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Haase). I just put the words together and deleted one “a” and here we go, from that day I was “hugohase” in online games and stuff.
degrave: Actually degrave means the opposite of “grave”, so something like immortal. When i started playing sauer there was some chinese animation serie about a guy, named “Beyond The Grave”, so i decided to play with that nick.
What does your nickname mean? Let us know in the comments!
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