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Re: explain your username.....

Postby misabella » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:25 pm

Modified name of a character from Tove Jansson's Moomintroll books. I think it was Moominsummer Madness.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby SimplySable » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:46 am

Sable is the name of one of my character. To explain who/what/where/when she is would take a whole book. She is Sable but no Simply about her...lol.

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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Baraz-Kibil » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:31 pm

I wanted my username to be in khuzdul, looked for a dictionnary, put it together so it wouldn't be totally ridiculous, so Baraz 'red', Kibil 'silver' the metal. Done.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby MeadowForest » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:22 am

Randomly popped into my head as I signed up. No interesting and clever meanings, unfortunately! Though meadows I'm sure could be found around the Hobbit settlements, and the addition of 'forest', well we know very well Middle-earth has its woodland-y areas. :)
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby GreyWitch » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:44 am

Great reading about people's user names! :thumbsup:

I initially wanted an Elvish name, but I've noticed that Elvish usernames are quite popular, so I decided to go for something that would make me stand out more. Gandalf is the character I am fondest of, and I wouldn't mind having some of his skills, hence my user name.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Adenydd » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:17 am

'Winged' in Welsh.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby siddharth » Thu May 16, 2013 3:41 am

Just invert 'darth sidious' and take out 'ious'. And you get my name.

Ah, well that's something I found out later TBH. :P

It actually means 'one who accomplishes his goals' in Sanskrit.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby rider_of_rohan » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:23 pm

i love lotr and i horseback ride so i thought rider of rohan would be awesome!! :)
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Calma » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:34 pm

I think I've already explained my username.
I just wanted to pop in and welcome rider_of_rohan to TORC


ETA:
Well, bust my buttons!
I haven't explained my username.

Calma is the name of my Elven King in D&D.
He's a crafty old Elf that will steal you blind
Or turn you into a toad
Or slice you into teeny tiny pieces.

But he's a good fellow. :D
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby siddharth » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:22 am

siddharth wrote:Just invert 'darth sidious' and take out 'ious'. And you get my name.


:lol: I'm trying hard not to luagh at that old comment!

Calma wrote:He's a crafty old Elf that will steal you blind
Or turn you into a toad
Or slice you into teeny tiny pieces.

But he's a good fellow. :D


:roflmbo:

That broke the barrier! :rofl:

Good to know a bit of your history, Calma! :D

And welcome to The ORC, rider_of_rohan.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby rider_of_rohan » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:14 pm

thanks!
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Frodome » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:12 am

Ha! "Frodome" this is actually from The Two Towers book. Where Sam finds Frodo "dead" and mourns over his master's death. That is the only time, IIRC, when Sam doesn't say "Mr. Frodo," he instead says "Frodo me, dear". :) :D
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Arlaug » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:23 am

Oh this is a sweet thread.
I've posted an explanation on TORC group on fb but I will write it here aswell. So, basically, Arlaug is a numeric rune, one of three Golden-set runes, with a numeric value of 17. There are also Tvimaddur (golden-number 18) and Belthegor golden-number 19). Since childhood I was fascinated with norse mythology and history, whereas in my high-school days I revealed Tolkien's keen passion for the same. Arlaug and Tvimaddur are also my first tattooes :D
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Adaminth The Grey » Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:47 pm

Hey this is such a beautiful thread! I could spend hours here reading all these lovely posts...

OK my username... I used to visit TORC from time to time but long ago - before my account was deleted due inactivity.
Adaminth comes from Adamant, one of the three rings of the Elves. Galadriel used to wear it - and it was so bright in the film just like Galadriel. And at that time I had a peppermint in my mouth - so Adaminth was born.

OK and then I came back and couldnt use my former account. "The Grey" I added just because I imagine my character like someone who hides in grey coat, running through the wild like Strider...
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Dubatuluk » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:46 pm

Welcome (back) to TORC Adaminth!


I don't know if I ever explained my username. I was picking out a Livejournal handle (ages, and Ages and AGES ago...) and was deep into LoTR at the time, and thought that the word "Durbatuluk" from the inscription on the ring would be an awesome handle. Needless to say, I misspelled it and I've been Dubatuluk ever since. :P I am currently working on a webcomic with Dubs as the leading orc lady. :D

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.



Ah no! I DID explain my name,in the TVM once. I remember people saying it was well that I misspelled Durbatuluk as it sounds better to call me "Dubs" rather than "Durbs" :P Ah well. Here the explanation lies for ALL TIME. pfft! :P
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Ninui » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:13 pm

I looked on a few elvish lists on line before I used the name Ninui.
It is for my late daughter's birth month of February.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby RiversDaughter » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:33 pm

I'm having so much fun reading these comments and name origins!

I chose my name after Goldberry in LOTR, who is described as the River's Daughter. As I am into everything about rivers, lakes, seas, and all other bodies of water, I felt it fit. (I feel more at home on water than on land.) I forgot the punctuation when I entered the name, lol, so now I'm RiversDaughter. I like it: there's a certain flow to it. :)
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Dubatuluk » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:39 pm

welcome RiversDaughter! I agree, it does flow nicely without the proper punctuation. As with my mistake, it turned out for the best. ;)
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Ladykat » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:58 pm

I think I explained my name earlier in this thread, but for the new people....

As MeadowForest said, my name just came to me as I was signing up. I like cats, but I didn't want Catwoman, that would just make everyone think of the character from the "Batman" comics. (Excuse me, Graphic Novels. :roll: )

And since I had just read a book entitled "Ladycat" about a female cat burglar, I decided to use the name, with a slight change in the spelling.

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Re: explain your username.....

Postby MrsSmeagol » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:45 pm

I am Smeagol's Grandmother. Or rather, I thought that would be funny when I joined. :)

But people think I am married to Smeagol (or want to be) - which is a bit disturbing. Wouldn't say no to Andy Serkis, though...
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Lalaith-Elerrina » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:20 pm

I like the name Lalaith. I think it's pretty, and I likes its meaning. Elerrina means 'crowned with stars' and is Lalaith's epesse. While the name is also the same name as my title character in the first fanfic I ever wrote, I still like the name as my own screen name. And plain Lalaith was taken. So I added the Elerrina part.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Ninquelen » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:08 pm

I made my username way back when I started my adventure with Tolkien (I was maybe 14?), using this little dictionary at the back of Silmarillion. If I remember correctly, my only goal was to create something that sound nice na doesn't mean anything silly or illogical. I love stars, and I was in one of my colour phase, that time white, so white star seemed like a good choice, it had elvish vibe to it. This name stayed with me for years, when I started using internet, I used it to register on my first Tolkien forum, then on deviantart and I become sort of recognizable under it, so I'm stuck with it, even in real life. I'm Nin to most of my friends ;) Good thing I still like it.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Ninui » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:01 pm

Welcome Ninquelen !! So glad to have you here. :hihi: :D
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Vukawyn » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:30 pm

Mine is made of 2 components - vuka is a female form of Vuk in Serbian which means wolf and the wyn part is a Welsh ending to female names, in fact I'm a bit surprised that Arwen was not Arwyn - (I did consider that name for my daughter) :)
And being from Wolverhampton -we are the Wolves :D so really celebrates all I am in a Tolkien style -perfect :)
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Ninui » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:56 pm

Welome and Hello, Vukawyn :hihi:
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Vukawyn » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:54 pm

Ninui wrote:Welome and Hello, Vukawyn :hihi:


Thanks Ninui :)
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Billobob » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:42 am

My username is supposed to be a name that maybe a woodsman of Greenwood the great would take. I don't know I just thought it would be cool if some of the woodsman you hear about in the hobbit fought against the spiders and other dark things.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Elrond Hubbard » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:05 pm

My username is a play on the name of L. Ron Hubbard, who was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology.
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Re: explain your username.....

Postby Quimrill_Renctar » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:47 pm

My username if I remeber correctly was just a somewhat younger me's attampt at trying to sound cool. :P Totally fabricated and I don't much like it now, so I just go by the first and last part of the first part: "Quill". And since I love writing and haunting the RP boards It seemed fitting! :roll:
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