What do your Screen Name and Avatar mean?

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  1. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    What does your Screen Name and Avatar mean?

    Ok, this is supposed to be a fun thread.

    I was always intrigued by seeing some marvelous avatars and thoughtful screen names here at DFI. I believe there is always a lot of thought, deliberation and self-examination that goes into each member's mind when he or she opens an account in a forum, chooses a screen name and also an avatar. Screen names and avatars represent the person himself or herself, giving an aura or feel about him or her, yet keeping his or her identity reasonably anonymous.

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens had deep thoughts behind his pseudonym. I am sure we do as well.


    So Señores y Señoras, please share ...

    Disclaimer: Participation is entirely voluntary. Disclose only what you are comfortable disclosing.
     
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  3. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    I'll start with mine.

    Screen Name: pmaitra implies P. Maitra, where 'P' is the initial of my first name and 'Maitra' is my surname (not to be confused with 'Mitra').
    Avatar: Yep, that's me.
     
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    Screen Name: "Civfanatic" is the username I used back in 1999 when I first heard of the Internet. Back then, I was a huge fan of Sid Meier's "Civilization" series of empire-building strategy games, and would play online games with my friends. I haven't bothered to find a new username since then, even though I hardly play games anymore.
    Avatar: The MiG-29 has always been my favorite fighter yet, ever since I first saw it as a kid in some airshow.
     
  5. nrj

    nrj Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Screen Name: nrj

    This has been my alias name all over interlink ever since I stepped in. My friends, college principal, HODs & now colleagues, juniors/seniors continue to address me with this name. Sometimes, people also insist me to change my original name to nrj by filing paper.... :D



    Avatar: Tyler Durden

    " People are always asking me if I know Tyler Durden.
    I know him, do you? "





    -- If you've read Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club' or understood the movie of same name then you know what I'm talking about. --
     
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  6. JBH22

    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Screen Name:JBH22 its my initials and 22nd is my birthdate
    Avatar: The T-90 needs no introduction:)
     
  7. sandeepdg

    sandeepdg Senior Member Senior Member

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    Screen Name: Sandeepdg is a short form for my full name Sandeep Dasgupta.
    Avatar: I love the MARCOS (Marine Commandos) of IN, hence my choice of avatar.
     
  8. Blackwater

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    Screen name= Blackwater. Well i went to Andaman Nicobar islands in 1997 for holidays. Inspired by kalapani jail. I choose this name. In today's context blackwater is famous around the world as mercernaries.

    Avatar= Pic of Blackwater soldier.
     
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    Screen name: BLACK EAGLE

    Fascinated by the bird of prey. The way it flies,it stalks, it hunts- simply everything about it. Also the fact that it's a military forum, the name seems suitable.

    Avatar: Picture of a black eagle.
     
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    Screen name: SWAG5.
    Well 'swag' is the short form for our national flag's colors i.e, saffron white and green...!!
    5 is the no. Of alphabet in my name..so aft thinking for 1 whole day i got this name.
     
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    Till now I use to think that its short form of Sehwag . :D
     
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    my nick name was smart in the collage , and i am indian so i combined both "smartindian "
    my avatar is white royal bengal tiger which is our national animal
     
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    My name is AV thats short of my name original name avi , avatar i had was a dancing penguin was very cool but i lost it now have to do with this ghost , this ghost signifies i am always around in a hidden way watching you all
     
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    chex3009 Regular Member

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    chex3009 is a union of my nick name CHEX and a code "3009". Nothing much.

    OT : Admins i have been requesting everywhere in the forum complaints and suggestions and feedback but to no answer.
    Can't you increase the size of Avatar???? Its a humble request.
     
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    Screename - Singh . It means a Lion and is also my surname.

    Interestingly I also share several traits with Lions.

    "Females do 85 to 90 percent of the pride's hunting, while the males patrol the territory and protect the pride, for which they take the "lion's share" of the females' prey.
    When resting, lions seem to enjoy good fellowship with lots of touching, head rubbing, licking and purring.
    But when it comes to food, each lion looks out for itself. Squabbling and fighting are common, with adult males usually eating first, followed by the females and then the cubs.
    Lions are the laziest of the big cats. They usually spend 16 to 20 hours a day sleeping and resting, devoting the remaining hours to hunting, courting or protecting their territory. - Yawn
    They keep in contact with one another by roaring loud enough to be heard up to five miles away.

    Avatar - Dukhbhanji Bedi

    This is a spot where people take a ceremonial dip in the sarovar when visiting Golden Temple.

    Legend
     
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    Screen name: a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger; "a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency". (google searched for definition).:namaste:

    Avatar: I dunno maybe its because i like mythology or maybe its because i find it cool.:becky:
     
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    plugwater Elite Member Elite Member

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    Name : Man United fan :)

    Avatar : Make it big then i ll keep one give you the reason!!
     
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    Manu fan with a screenam Manc .. :pound::pound:
     
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    Manc for Manchester not Mancity :p
     
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    Screen Name : Means nothing, I just think its cool
    Avatar : The girl on whom I have a crush on
     
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    Name : vijaytripoli .

    Vijay is my first name & Tripoli is the capital of Libya . I love Tripoli,Libya very much as i born & grown up there.

    Avatar: My Dog "Johny". He is no more . He was Just like a brother to me .

    Chau
     
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