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Where does your deviantART username come from? 

37%
84 deviants said Other?
18%
40 deviants said My nickname
17%
39 deviants said It was random
11%
24 deviants said An anime/manga/cartoon(s)
9%
20 deviants said My real name
4%
8 deviants said Another person
2%
5 deviants said A book(s)
2%
5 deviants said A band(s)/song(s)/music
0%
1 deviant said A movie(s)/TV

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SpiritKiller Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
My nickname, also my character's name, occured from the single word that remained through all my nicknames, Killer, in combination with a reference to my chara's powers, Spirit. Thus Spirit Killer was born (out of the ashes of Da Killer, which replaced Ze Killer, which gave the boot to Killer253, and that would be the end of the railroad). XD
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XINVADER Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
I got mine while trying to create a website.
I was looking for a free template to start off on and I found one called INVADER and was based on the classic 'Invaders' video game. Because I didn't want this as my site name I changed it by adding an X to the start which was brought on by the X parasite from 'Metroid: Fusion'.
I started to use it as my nickname as it was different than my usual name of GOLDENCHOCOBO and almost no one else has it...
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VulgarisPrime Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
To explain:

Vulgaris is a Latin term which means "common". It pops up often in the biological sciences.

Prime is a reference to the Transformers fans I make friends of, as a few TFs have the suffix of "Prime" in their names (obvious example: Optimus Prime).
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Sugarmanx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
When I was young, I had a white manx that loved sugar cubes...

From there, the name was born :D

P.S. My next cat after that was a balinese cat that was trained in the art of flushing toilets *lol* (Yes, I trained it). If I named myself after that cat, I probably would've been called "2000 flushes" or something :p
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pczelda Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005   Digital Artist
Mine is a mixture of my first and last initial and one of my all-time favorite gaming serieses, The Legend of Zelda.
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domainjewel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
I got mine from a book >_< I was reading it when trying to think up an e-mail name, and I liked it. I actually remembered it wrong, it's supposed to be Dominion not Domain. I think mine is better ^_^ Now I use it everywhere.
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Jago-Mizukami Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
1. My email uses it...
2. Named after my Anime/Manga character Jago Mizukami.
Who was made from a combination of traits from DBZ, Sailormoon, Tenchimuyo!, and Inuyasha. He is Saiya-Jurai-jin.

I've used this name... for quite a while... since about 1999 or so... before I even joined Deviantart... His character changed appearance wise for a while before I settled on his present design... but basically that's where I came up with the name... "Jago" sounded cool to me, also the name of a character in Killer Instinct... while "Mizukami" just means "Water-Spirit" or "Water-God"... anyway that's the origin of my Deviantart name / my email.
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Safalo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
I created it and used it everywhere =P
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:iconsemijuggalo:
SemiJuggalo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine came from the word "juggalo," which is a nickname for a diehard fan of the horror-core rap duo, Insane Clown Posse.

I may be a fan of their music, but I'm not as religiously dedicated as most juggalos, so the rest is history!
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EndoDragon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
LONG time ago, in 3rd or 4th grade, I made up stories about a dragon named Endo. I came up with Endo when I found it in the word Nitendo when is was bored =p

Anyways, somewhere down the road I just put dragon with it and there you go.
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kawaii-divas Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
mine was a mistake. lol XD; i hate my username.
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dyn777 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
It's the name of my most used character, Dynamo, but shortened to Dyn, since Dynamo might make me sound like a brand of gum, detergent, or a cheesy sci-fi character. And the number "777", comes from the fact that many people consider me to be lucky. You have some prety fun polls.
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Yensil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Well, it's derived from my real name...Pretty much adding the "le" sound onto the end of my name, and then I ended up spelling it phonetically. :P
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Yensil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Well, it's derived from my real name...Pretty much adding the "le" sound onto the end of my name, and then I ended up spelling it phonetically. :d
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CapricornSun83 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My username comes from my real name "Denisse" (yes, that's how you spell it) and the Japanese suffix "-chan".
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Protogirl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
long story short..

in 1999--- I created a pink robot base out of my fan and love for megaman, since the name MEGAGIRL was taken, I called her Protogirl, her custom like is like Protoman anyway...

and yea screw ppl with wasted name! *growls*
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garnettfairy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
My name comes from another person. My best friend and her now ex-boyfriend were Amethyst Rose and Emerald Pheonix, and came up with Garnet Faerie for me. I originally wanted ~garnetfaerie as my name; but alas, it was already taken. :(
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Gwenyver Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Everything thinks mine is from King Arthur.. tisk tisk... It's Guinevere not Gwenyver. :no:
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RockStarRoku Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
"Roku" is Japanese for 6, and is also the name of my favorite Pop'n Music character. Roku is also seen in the BG of the song "Daikenkai" in DDR, which is how I actually found out who he is. XD

As for the "RockStar" part, I've been using different names (first one EVER was RockStarRoku) with those words in front of it since ninth grade. That's about four years for me. XD

When I first found out who he was, I immediately adopted "Roku" as my Dance Dance Revolution nickname, and it grew to become something that people called me on a regular basis, so it just stuck. :3
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Rinsuka-Askikaga Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
My name is just the name of my character i made up.
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Mephitinae Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
You wanted to know about my username? Siggy... you could have asked me, you didn't need to make a poll. =P

Ahem. Well, I chose mephitinae because mustelidae was already taken. Makes no sense? I wanted a unique name that wouldn't be too connected to anything. Only a few people know what it means, but I don't think it bothers those who don't. If you want to know it's meaning, google it. The first links should have the answer. My DA page is the search result number 4 for that word! :dance:
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:iconirpguardian:
IRPGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Yeah IRP Guardian is my own comic!
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:iconsaiyan-puff:
Saiyan-puff Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Mine's kinda obvious... :P I watch too many cartoons. XD
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luizamoony Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Student General Artist
Hm... all started with my sister putting her e-mail like feblack... the black because of Sirius Black from Harry Potter, who is her favorite man... I mean, character! XD
Well, my favorite character is Remus Lupin... but it would sound really weird... luizalupin... so I remembered their marauder nicknames! Moony! ^^;
It's tacky, I know... but I'm so used to it! And it's kinda cute... XD
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SpiritKiller Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
So that's how you made your nickname! Interesting! XD
I have to agree on cute. XD
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmmm, my name:
Zim= Me mascot, Zim
meta= Metal, cuz I luff robots
08= me favorite numbah
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EndoDragon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
I would like to randomly say, nice sig =p
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Thankee!
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:icontoader:
toader Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
toader is my real name...little "t" and all : P
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robertmonroe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
it involves a long and twisted story involving bathroom gossip, baseless speculation and a magic eightball, but in short i geuss you can say its a nickname.
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crazyadams87 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I saw what you did to the guy! Thats great, o man hay its still a good name.
So ya my name is part of mine and what people think of me. So they think I'm crazy so just put my last name in and the year I was born and thuse crazyadams87 was born.
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jigglysama Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Totally random, and love it because it's unique so I can use it in almost everwhere!
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einahpets Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
mine is my real name backwards :D
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweeeeeet :giggle:
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lainsnavi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
my favorite anime series is Serial Experiments Lain. The computer lain uses in the series is called a Navi. So, lain's navi: lains_navi or lainsnavi.

best part about it is that my web page is the top hit when you type either "lains_navi" or "lainsnavi" into google ^_^
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Dioking Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
In 6th grade I created weird little creatures called Kokonoas. Dioking was the name of the first one I made.

Soon it became that you created them depending on your passions or something you liked.

Dioking symbolized the start of my strange imagination, hence why I use it for almost everything.

[link] <-- Dioking
[link] < My friend's...

So they're kind of like little kirby things only not if that makes any sense..
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Psyco-Zombie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
I created this Alias when I first started playing Waracraft 3, Reign of Chaos.
I only used the undead race, hence the "Zombie". I also use this Alias in WOW for mah undead warrior.
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Sage-of-Winds Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
From my Made up Character, THE SAGE OF WIND!
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:iconcoheedark:
coheedark Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
my name comes from coheed anc cambria (the band) and Ark (which i mostly got from a game [CIMA: ThE ENEMY])
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Wag-Tail Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Student Filmographer
Funny enought my grandpa calls me Villy Vag-Tail ....the poor ol' guy :)
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:iconfirefiriel:
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
from Tolkien, along with the 'fire' prefix to show my love for Fire Emblem, and quod it sounds cool. :D
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:iconscislac:
ScislaC Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
MORTAL KOMBAT!!! (as the song from the movie starts playing in my head ;))
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:iconanglsuzuka:
AngLSuzuka Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
From an anime/manga...but now I hate it so much XDDD
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Keraness Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
My nickname, plus 'ness' because Kera was taken xx;
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Yoli-the-Wonderer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005   Traditional Artist
My nickname actually came from my name in Spanish class that I took up Freshmen year. I was originally called Juana there, but I changed it to Yoli then. And then when I arrived at this RPG in December of 2002, I made a character and named her that. Originally, my fursona was going to be Ibuki (named after the character in Pocket Fighter), but somehow, she became my fursona instead and I added Wonderer 'cause, technically, she wanders... but I mispelled it. :XD: And it stuck. Oh well. Sounds more original. : p
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Blue-Kristal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Well, it's just a word play (hum.. jeu de mots, in french... XD) with my nickname combined with my favorite colour, it sounded okay so....
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DarcLeon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
My name comes from my Alis I use all the times.
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TeenBulma Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In highschool i was called Bulma alot. And i even had the aquamarine hair...for awhile..so..it stuck. And i always admired bulma for her smarts..shes my anime role model xD Haha.
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I-have-a-soul-too Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005   Digital Artist
Mine's just a random cool sounding name i made up when i signed up for neopets.com :3
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akukami Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005   Interface Designer
Akukami is two words, Aku and Kami combined. Aku is Evil or bad while Kami is god. Akukami is Evil/Bad God. :D
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