Screen Names: What's Your Story?

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Screen Names: What's Your Story?

Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
Hello all! Second forum post for the win!

Anyway, today I was asked by a fellow contributer:

"Just out of curiosity, what's your name mean? "

So, I started writing about where I got it from, the story behind it, etc... And lo and behold, I erected a massive text wall that'd melt the eyes of any who dare look upon it, lol. So, to save the contributer in question's wall from a huge text bomb, and also out of my own curiosity to learn about everyone's stories behind their own, I decided to make a thread (that and I didn't see any like it, so I decided to go for it )

*So, the question is

Where did you get your screen name from? Does it hold any sort of special meaning to you? What's the story behind it?

Thanks all!

P.S: And I will be posting my own "Screen name story" as well It may take a minute (and will probably be very long) but I'll put it up
11/10/2010
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Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
(Warning! Text wall ahead! Lol)

Well, I wanted a sort of nickname/alias whenever I began dating my fiancé. His DJ name is Synthetik Nightmare, and I wanted an alias to match. That's where the "Nightmare" part comes in, as sort of a matching "last name" I guess you could say.

As for the Persephone part: Persephone is my favorite goddess in all of Ancient Mythology. I feel that I can relate very much to her story, of at first being an innocent maiden, and then being somewhat 'transformed' into a darker, more mature woman.

Not only that, but Pomegranates are *awesome!*

~*Just a warning, you may want to get comfy. It's story time *~

Persephone is the Greek Goddess of innocence, spring, renewal/rebirth, darkness and light (and even by some as the protector of marriage, since Hades and Persephone were probably the most devoted couple in Greek mythology [pertaining to the Gods] and stayed faithful to each other). She was the daughter of Demeter, Goddess of agriculture, and Zeus, but was not an Olympian Goddess. She stayed on Earth with her Mother, who wanted to shelter her from the other gods who did live on Mount Olympus. Hades, God of the Underworld, saw her and fell in love/lust with her. He went behind Demeter's back, and asked Zeus for permission to marry her, which he was granted.

One day, when Persephone (also known as Kore at that time, which means "maiden". She mainly became known as Persephone after her marriage to Hades), was picking flowers in the fields of Enna and she saw a black narcissus and picked it. When that happened the ground shook and from a chasm in the earth, Hades burst out with his chariot. He grabbed her and took her to the Underworld to be his Queen.

When Demeter found that she was missing, she looked everywhere trying to find her, but there was no trace of her. When she asked Helios, the sun, (who sees everything) she found out exactly what happened. She went to Zeus and when she figured out that he had a hand in it, she vowed to him that she wouldn't allow the ground to grow anything, and the earth became barren.

After all that initial story, the myth is split into two different versions. In one variation, Persephone is unhappy in the Underworld and doesn't like being with Hades. In the other variation (the one I personally like*) Persephone grows to realize that she honestly loves him and is actually happy with her husband and his dark kingdom.

But the humans of earth were starving, some to death because of the Eternal Winter caused by Demeter's wrath/sadness. People began to lose faith in the Gods, which made the Nectar and Ambrosia of the Gods practically dry up, and thats what makes the Gods immortal. So, Zeus finally had enough of it and sent Hermes to the Underworld to retrieve Persephone and take her back to Demeter to appease her.

Now, according to myths and folklores, if you eat or drink anything while in the Underworld, you'll be bound there forever (the same applies to faerie realms and such) and won't be allowed to return home. Just before leaving the Underworld to be reunited with her mother, Persephone ate a handful of Pomegranate seeds, which are considered the food of the dead. Depending on which version you read, either Hades made her eat them by either force or trickery; or, Persephone ate them of her own free will, fully aware of the consequences, because she wanted to be with Hades, her husband, since she loved him.

But anyway, Hermes took her back to the surface of Earth to meet her mother, who was overjoyed to see her. Until, that is, she learned that Persephone had eaten Pomegranate seeds while with Hades. Zeus, who didn't want Demeter to keep trying to kill the world, suggested that for half of the year, Spring and Summer, Persephone would be with her Mother. For the other half, Fall and Winter, Persephone would be with her husband, Hades. Which is why, in Spring and Summer, everything is green and growing, and why in Autumn and Winter, everything dies.

*Alot of people question why I prefer the, "she grew to love him" version, and here's why: 1) I'm a hopeless romantic, lol, and 2) the myth about Mintha.

A good while after the above story, a nymph named Minthe caught the eye of Hades. Luckily, he only just fawned over her and all, and didn't actually "do" anything (which is probably because he's not as much of a horn-dog as Zeus, who practically had sex with anything that moved even though he was married to Hera). Anyway, Persephone noticed and confronted Minthe about it. Minthe started jeering at Persephone and saying that she was more beautiful, Hades loved her more and that soon *she* would be his Queen, while Persephone would fall to the wayside. Persephone, to be blunt, was pissed. And in her anger, she stomped on Minthe, and when she moved her foot, Minthe had been turned into a mint plant by Persephone's power.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* ~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Put that all together, and you get my name: Persephone Nightmare I personally think it has a nice sound to it

Hope you liked the storytime lol
11/10/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
Wow, lots of meaning!

Mine is quite simple...I'm naughty...and I am a university student

I guess I might have to change my name after I am done my BA, lol.
11/10/2010
Not here Not here
Mine is a play on my name, Jess.

When my boyfriend and I started dating, his mother hated me. His brother told me how she was dissing me one day, calling me a Harlot and a Jezebel. I thought it was funny, so I adapted it and made it my own, alas Jesibel. 420 is a pot culture term

When I decided to put myself out there and attempt amateur porn, I knew what my porn name would be, and I've used it for all of my adult endeavors. If my man's mom finds me she will be furious, but hilarity will certainly ensue!
11/10/2010
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
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Originally posted by Naughty Student
Wow, lots of meaning!

Mine is quite simple...I'm naughty...and I am a university student

I guess I might have to change my name after I am done my BA, lol.
Nothing wrong with that, lol, though I think that you could still keep your name if you wanted to. I mean, you never truly stop learning

Awesome, Jesibel! I think it's cool that you took something that was intended to be negative (the harlot/jezebel thing) and turned it into something positive and your own

I like the stories thus far I can't wait to read more
11/10/2010
bzzingbee bzzingbee
Wow, very in depth! Mine is not as deep as all that. My first name is Bri and I've always had the nickname Bri-Bee plus I love bees (luckily it worked out that way, lol) and I thought bzzing went will with my bee theme and the vibrators that were to be in my future, lol.
11/10/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
I'm not terribly creative, so there's not much story. My name was originally OneSexyWifey when I first started here a few years ago. I had just gotten married, so that's about all I had on my mind. We separated last March, and I decided that name didn't work for me anymore. I changed it to ZenaidaMacroura, which I use for pretty much everything else. It's the latin name for a mourning dove, my favorite bird.
11/10/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
I find waterfalls very relaxing and erotic. I have a fantasy about having sex under a waterfall. Plus I just liked the way it sounds
11/10/2010
Kimbertrees Kimbertrees
My first name is Kimber and I've always found myself a little at peace either when it's windy and the trees are swaying or it's fall and the leaves are amazing. I just love big trees and have always wondered the stories they'd tell if only they could talk. I mean, just think about how many trees have seen you naked or heard some of your most intimate talks.... And yet I'm not green, weird. Lol.
11/10/2010
Dusk Dusk
Mine has it's origins from actually about 5 years ago, when I was trying to phase out my old AIM screen name and created a new one- Dusk_Falls. I can't even remember the password anymore, so I no longer use it. That screen name became my new LJ screenname when I needed to start a new phase of my life. I tend to identify with the in-between, the place between dark and light, between good and evil, between life and death. I like dual meanings because my life is constantly both and never one better than the other. Dusk simply represented me, and the thought of the colour of the sky as dusk falls is extremely calming. Hence my screen-name here, Dusk.

On facebook I needed a "last name", so I adapted it to be Dusk Rose. I like the sound of it
11/10/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
Mine is a name. It's not my name, but it's a name. No particular reason for this specific one, but the fact that it had an 'i' that I could turn into an exclamation point was a nice little side note for me, lol.
11/10/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I have a really complex story for my screen name over in fandom, but here I just went with an on topic yet accurate name. I'm applying my natural geekiness to toys. That's it.
11/10/2010
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Persephone Nightmare
(Warning! Text wall ahead! Lol)

Well, I wanted a sort of nickname/alias whenever I began dating my fiancé. His DJ name is Synthetik Nightmare, and I wanted an alias to match. That's where the "Nightmare" part comes in, as ...
Wall of text crits you for 50,000. You die...

My name does have a story, indirectly. The origin is similar to all other aliases I have used online, including all of my WoW toons. Unfortunately, I can't reveal that link without potentially giving away my true identity. However, I have to say that I love your origin, it has true meaning.
11/10/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
Avant-garde, sounded good to me because I am a very unusual person. I don't like the word normal. The weird, unusual and odd are what fascinates me.
11/10/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
So funny you brought this up, not an hour ago I told another contributor about mine and she her's.


Dw = Dick Weed. I have had this nic-name for 10 years know, it was given to me by my best friend in Nashville.

We worked together, he was the boss and I was second in command. Anyway one day I was chewing a contractor for some shitty work he was trying to pass off as done. I can be a bit harsh when I get going so he got a ear full. After my friend came up to me and said, "damn dude you don't have to be such a dick" well before I could think I told him if I could smoke a joint before work I would be more mellow. With out blinking an eye he said "well lets go smoke one at lunch". That night after work when I walked into the bar he called out "hey, Dickweed". Stuck like super glue.

I just love when someone asks about my email address.
11/10/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
(I think we had a thread like this, but I'll be damned if I remember what the title was.)

A bit of TMI, fair warning ...

After I told my husband our celibate marriage of nine years was over, I got blindsided by my best guy friend from high school the day afterward (the Mulder that I sometimes mention). Upon learning that I was not with my husband anymore, one thing led to another and Mulder dragged me to his room after a night of pool and BS, and had an evening together. Oh, and he was the guy who took my virginity back in high school, too, so we had a history already.

So after everything was done we had discovered that well over ten years of disuse had made me extremely sensitive to having anything inside me ... I bled all over his bed. Mulder was surprised but told me it was okay and he decided that I needed 'toughening up' so we ended up in a FWB arrangement. We used his kid's waterproof pad to keep the mess off the bed.

After a few weeks I was bleeding less. And it came to pass in January this year that when we picked up the pad to wash it, the blood had formed the shape of a chili pepper under me. Mulder dubbed me 'chilipepper girl' from that incident, and that's the name I created on here when I joined while we were still together. (He dumped me without telling me back in April.)

I shortened it to 'Chilipepper' on my birthday, because it seemed odd to be called a 'girl' at 33-years-old. I'm not exactly sure how it pertains to me now (as I don't bleed anymore), except for the fact that looks are deceiving and the first taste won't prepare you for the heat once it's inside you.

Or some shit like that.
11/10/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Persephone Nightmare
(Warning! Text wall ahead! Lol)

Well, I wanted a sort of nickname/alias whenever I began dating my fiancé. His DJ name is Synthetik Nightmare, and I wanted an alias to match. That's where the "Nightmare" part comes in, as ...
Little bit of trivia about Kore/Persephone: Demeter (which translates to the mother) knew when She had a daughter that this would be her replacement and Her immortality. In ancient Greece if a parent refused to name a child the child was nameless until ANYONE named it whatever they chose. Names have tremendous power even now a days. So anyway She hits upon a great plan, She would forbid anyone from calling Her daughter a proper name and insisted she be called Kore (which properly translates to 'girl child/young maiden'. Everyone knew about this lovely flower of a girl and felt horribly sad for her as she had no identity of her own, and was destined to be forever in her mother's shadow. Hades was no exception and he repeatedly appealed to Zeus to intervene but Hera forbade it, and Zeus liked the abundance that Demeter's rituals guarranteed.
Hades intercepted Kore while she was washing her ritual garments and was struck dumb by her beauty and innocence. He had captured her and was well on his way back to his Kingdom before sense caught up with him! He uttered the name Persephone which translates as 'Dazzling Brightness' and so it was done, Kore was Kore no more! Demeter was heartbroken and enraged and stopped the gentle Elysian Mysteries that guarranteed lovely weather and abundant crops. Finally Zeus was forced to intervene but Persephone finally had a life of her own and was reluctant to leave Hades, in her confusion she swallowed 6 pomegranate seeds. By arcane law she couldn't leave or be forced to leave Hades. After much negotiation Hades and Zeus reached an agreement, Persephone would spend 6 months above ground assisting her mother Demeter with the mysteries and for 6 months she would reign as Queen of the Underworld.
Her name Persephone also came to mean "Beautiful Destroyer" making her the Dazzlingly Beautiful Bright Destroyer the name Her devotees still call her by to this day.
A beautiful and strong name Persephone Nightmare.


My name doesn't have quite the historical origins but it is special to me. Airen MoonWolf is my craft name. I received my name Airen (translates to 'of air' yup I am a bonefide Air head!) in a ceremony that was powerful and totally unbelievable. My totem is the wolf but my personal totem is THE moonwolf and he told me he was the part of me that I denied but one day we would become one again. I should call myself MoonWolf and I would be known by that name. He also told me that the ridicule I face for choosing a fluffy wiccan name was part of making me take my power and grow beyond the need for approval.
That's my story. Not as impressive as a Goddess but still intriguing, I think.
11/10/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by ZenaidaMacroura
I'm not terribly creative, so there's not much story. My name was originally OneSexyWifey when I first started here a few years ago. I had just gotten married, so that's about all I had on my mind. We separated last March, and I decided ...
Awww Zenaida I'm sorry to hear you guys had such problems! You chose a good bird though, the mourning dove is also the symbol of rebirth and new life. Though she sings a mournful song she brings renewal.
11/10/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
My real name but the characters and stuff have a reason. For one I like being original and with a common name like Lauren...that's difficult lol. Two...it is from another site that I was very popular on. I wanted them to be able to recognize me here.
11/10/2010
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
Wow, great Screen Name stories so far everyone!

@Chilipepper: Darn, lol, I was hoping that there wasn't a similar thread. But in my defense, lol, I did look through alot of the threads and couldn't find any, so trust me, I did check beforehand!

@Kindred: Lmao! I laughed so much at the, "Wall of text crits you for 50,000. You die..." part. The Lich King and Deathwing ain't got nothing on this, I could be an End-game raid-boss!!! (I predict that I'll be the main antagonist of the next expansion. Just saying, lol) And yes, I play WoW as well, my main being a Level 80 Undead Mage named Nachtmara (Synthetik's main is a Level 80 Undead Warlock, named Synth). So Horde, or Alliance?

@Airen Wolf: Whoa, and I thought I knew alot about the Persephone myth, lol That is so awesome! I took Mythology in High School, and also read a literal ton about it on my own, but I never came across all that I'm glad that you wrote all that I'm glad to learn even more about my favorite Goddess.

Your name has a great amount of meaning too I like that it's your craft name (well, technically part of your craft name, but still). I personally don't have a craft name yet, even though I'm Wiccan as well, and Synthetik is the same in that respect too. But I think that it's a very good name

And @Everyone else: Awesome stories all! Thanks so much for sharing them!!!
11/11/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by Persephone Nightmare
Wow, great Screen Name stories so far everyone!

@Chilipepper: Darn, lol, I was hoping that there wasn't a similar thread. But in my defense, lol, I did look through alot of the threads and couldn't find any, so trust me, I did check ...
I looked, too, to try to find it, but I just couldn't remember the title. It wasn't as straightforwardly titled as yours.
11/11/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
My screen name is the shortening of the first pet name my ex had come up with for me in high school... It has occured to me to maybe change it, but I can't even think of a new identity at this point so I figure I'll just keep truckin' on for now.

I am kinda envious that everyone else has these awesome or hilarious background stories and now mine just makes me want to cry.
11/11/2010
Trashley Trashley
Hah, mine's just a play on my name. Hey guys, I'm Crash.
Boring old me.
11/11/2010
ScottA ScottA
Been hesitant to admit this...

You know "Star Trek's" Scotty? Engineer, "Miracle worker", etc.?

Well, just a vowel change to make it a little different.

There are times during sex that an occasional Star Trek joke can fit in, believe it or not. Things along the line of "I dinnae think the engines can take it much longer" and the like.

Sad, isn't it.
11/21/2010
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Sometimes I like to play with fire. You know, those coils of kevlar at the ends of chains with little leather handles attached? Commonly referred to as Fire Poi. You dunk em in kerosene and light em on fire, then swing them around you in patterns and try not to kill yourself. Loads of fun.

I put girl because I'm still totally a kid at heart. I suppose you could consider my passionate personality my "fire" but no. I just like to play with fire
11/21/2010
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Been hesitant to admit this...

You know "Star Trek's" Scotty? Engineer, "Miracle worker", etc.?

Well, just a vowel change to make it a little different.

There are times during sex that an occasional Star ...
lol That is great! I always thought you were Scott A., but I love knowing that it's more like Scotty. I don't think I'll ever read your name and not smile now Thanks for sharing!
11/21/2010
Envy Envy
Mine is just a shortened version of my gamer tag I use in online gaming, Little Goth Quail. I have a different screen name I use for my art and writing, though.
11/21/2010
SexyTabby SexyTabby
Nothing too amazing about mine. Tabitha is the Tabby part and sexy well I guess it's just a frame of mind to create SexyTabby.

@ScottA gotta love Star Trek
11/21/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Persephone Nightmare
Nothing wrong with that, lol, though I think that you could still keep your name if you wanted to. I mean, you never truly stop learning

Awesome, Jesibel! I think it's cool that you took something that was intended to be negative (the ...
when I was searching through the avatars I thought one was kinky or sexy? I just thought how I was a girlfriend to my boyfriend and added the word kinky for something extra? idk lol
11/21/2010
Danielle1220 Danielle1220
Well mine is very simple. Its my name, Danielle and the 915 is my anniversary. My husband and I were married on September 15, 2007. So thats my story, yes...pretty boring compared to all the interesting stories you guys just shared.
11/21/2010
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