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« on: November 22, 2004, 02:50:52 pm »
Ok, not how did you create your fursona or anything, just how did you choose your furry name/screen-name. if you have multiple fursona's, how did you choose there names.

The origins of the Name Trance, may not be what you think. infact the name Trance has no real connection to the music, but rather when i first went into high school i was a big day dreamer. i would sit in class, head in my hand stairing off into space. the teacher would say my name like 6 times to get my attention. she said it was like i was in a Trance. so my friends from then on just called me Trance. and since when i day dreamed it was mostly about furries, it seemed rather logical to name my Fursona Trance

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2004, 03:20:26 pm »
My furry screen names aren't realy very interesting.  The first furry site I signed up to I used the name DogFox, ('dog fox' is the term for a male fox like 'vixen' is for a female one) but people kept thinking I was some sort of dog/fox hybrid. >.<  So the second furry site I joined (this one) I took my signature (T Conroy) and replaced my last name with my species name.  

Like I said, not very interesting.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2004, 06:43:07 pm »
I ride a Sportster-which is the uncool Harley among todays wannabee bikers. I ride one to be different from the rest of them, and get called Sporty every now and then. When I decided to join the community I wanted a name that fit my fursona- I am he and he is me, one of us just has fur- and yet fit my RL also. Not a real interesting story either   '<img'>
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2004, 06:46:20 pm »
When I was 11 I wanted to marry Fox McCloud (but I was 11, so I spelled McCloud wrong, lol)
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2004, 07:59:23 pm »
Kasarn Deauralius
Kasarn was derived from the random name generator in Everquest, which chunked out Kasrn. It's abbreviated form is Kaz, not Kas.

Deauralius was the surname for my first serious EverQuest character, Xakik, and was originally going to be D'Auralius, but EQ is nitpicky about which  '  you use and I couldn't be bothered figuring it out. As a note, I don't play EQ anymore.

Cyrin Balain
Cyrin came from Cyril. Balain was just random in my head.
His nickname is Seer; it's convenient and also ironic because in character he has no natural magical abilties and oft does things without thinking too hard.

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James is my RL name and Dingo is what he is. Thus James Dingo '<img'>
At one stage, I was going to give him a proper last name, but that'll probably never happen.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2004, 08:24:59 pm »
This topic has been done found here...  Furry Names

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2004, 05:36:05 am »
This isn't my 'furry name', per say, but I use it in most forums and other areas online I go to. I started using it about three to four years ago, whilst looking for an alias to use on a few online FPSes. Stuck with it in games ever since! (That 007 game stole my name. ':dead:')

Klaerth Juraviel- Klaerth merely poppd into my head whilst looking for a name to use on an old MU*. Juraviel, however, is a 'borrowed' surname from the character of a book, though my mind cannot exactly recall which. I just thought it fit rather nicely.

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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2004, 06:18:35 am »
Quote (Savaaha @ Nov. 22 2004, 7:24 pm)
This topic has been done found here...  Furry Names

Now you can try Mod features, like "Merge Thread" '<img'>

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2004, 08:03:40 am »
Mine doesn't have a name! Lol. Since it's me, i figured he doesn't need a name. Just a title. MorbidCorvid. And i've not a clue how or when i made that up...  ':shock:'

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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2004, 11:40:09 am »
Well, mine isn't that interesting either...

A, B, and E are just my initials. But a while ago, I said to myself that I should make it a nickname sometime. So I planned on doing it in college, but now everyone know's me fairly well as Austin, so that fell through. :P

So I started using it in online communities, including this one.

The 12 is kind of a lucky number, but a bit more. My birthday is in December (12 month), on the 12th day, and I was born 5 minutes away from 12:00 pm.

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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2004, 09:13:22 am »
I wrote a story and used the names of the character for my name. Jake and Tayu=JakeandTayu '<img'>
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2004, 02:58:32 am »
Mine sounds weird but I found out my name from a dream I had

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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2004, 03:11:29 am »
As an avid roleplayer, I have had (seriously) more online names than I can count.  "Furry" names alone total somewhere in the 50-100 range (closer to 150, likely, if one counts all of the characters I put in my stories), and some of the names I used several times for distinctly different characters!

Obviously it'd be way too spammy for me to go into detail on all of them, but I wanted to give some quickies on a few, I would be happy to go into more detail if anyone is very bored and curious. ;p

Chibiabos - He's become my main OOC furry fursona.  He's a wolf (duh! if you couldn't tell from my avatar) taken from Algonquin legend (Algonquin is a family of Native American tribes all over the Great Plains extending far to the present-day southeastern U.S.) for whom Chibiabos was a wolf who had drowned in a lake and rose to become lord of the spirit realm.  I first used the name on Thunder Trails MUSH as my admin character (which is why I wanted a god name ;p).

Ironhoof - I wanted a simple descriptor.  What part of her did I want most well-known? Her hooves.  What did I want them known for?  Strength and resolve.  I could have come up with "Granitehoof" or "Diamondhoof" or somesuch, I suppose ... I just thought "Ironhoof" had a nice, rusty ring to it. ;p

Klondike - I briefly looked after a sweet wolf/malamute mix named Yukon and for the few short weeks he and I were together, he never ceased to amaze me with the tremendous amounts of love in his heart despite a bad situation he and I were in together.  I started using the name Klondike in honor of him.  Klondike has actually been several characters for me, all wolves but each with distinctive character backgrounds, personalities, etc.

Fortivirago - I took a couple latin words and mangled them together.  I forget what words they were exactly, I think they were "strong" and "warrior."
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2005, 09:16:16 pm »
Xiongmao: Chinese for "panda" (I believe it literally translates as "bear cat" or summat!! )
Simba: Swahili for "lion"
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2005, 10:45:50 pm »
From the Furry Names thread:

Okay, so the story of my name!

Arbutus started out as a role-playing character way back in 2001 (ANCIENT HISTORY!)-- he was a rabbit on a Watership Down RPG called The Honeycomb. The male rabbits in Watership Down are largely named after plants, and since there were many plant-names that were used in Watership Down and many MANY more already in use on the RPG, I figured my best bet would be to find something obscure. So I hit up my mom's old naturalist guides.

About halfway through the first book, I happened upon this one plant, a small white flower named the trailing arbutus. And something just... clicked. It was a properly obscure plant, it was a really cool word, and the description given in the book actually matched some of my character's attributes rather closely... but more than that, the name was just me. I went searching through the entire rest of the book looking for alternate names, but in the back of my head I knew it was a waste of time. Although I had no idea what a fursona was back then, I had just found mine.

To complete the story, IC Arbutus and OOC me slowly began to merge, I began using the name everywhere I went online, and later on when I found furry, there was absolutely no question as to who I would be. '<img'>
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2005, 10:46:20 pm »
My furry name is acually Wolphen no real history behind it besides what i have already posted in other sections
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2005, 10:28:51 am »
Dragonfox is a given, really.  ^_^
"Taela "Dragonfox" Tavington" is a shapeshifter in an X-Men RPG I frequent.  She uses DF as a preferred form.

Most of the names come from names I've heard.  'Taela' being a spelling-change of 'Tayla' from a baby book.  'Tavington' came from the movie The Patriot.  (The full name being "Taela Arwyn Tavington"- middle name from a comic, rather than LOTR)

Dragonfox, obviously, came from her species.  Originally called her Foxdragon, but decided that it made her sound more like a fox-like dragon than a dragon-like fox.

Yeah, kinda boring......
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2005, 10:26:03 pm »
Screenname "Jaywolf" = fake name+species
Fursona name "Spike" = people started calline me that 'cuz I act like a dog '<img'>
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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2005, 07:44:37 pm »
Easy: "Splotch," as in the markings on his fur.
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2005, 10:11:39 pm »
Binki has been my screen name for forever... It originated of a misreading of the word " Bikini " when I was very young.
Also, there is a rabbit in harry potter named binki, so it gained more prominence. '<img'>

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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2005, 07:42:40 am »
I've had two other sceen names before I was a furry. Vulture and Ghost...mostly cause I was a big Starcraft fan at the time.

Then when I became a furry I decided I had to be a lion cause, I feel most like a lion. They eat a lot, they are heavy and muscular, they can be anti-social and impatient with people at times, but other times they want to be around their own kind and get scritches behind the ear.  '<img'>    Plus the association with knights and kings hit a special cord with me. I have a proud ancestory of English nobility, and I dig knights... So it was that I made my furry character a lion knight.

The name Enumclaw I chose because it's the name of a nearby town, but the town is named after the Chinook god of thunder. Since I'm from Seattle I felt it appropriate to mix a little of the Pacific North West into my character. And the Claw at the end just sounds right.

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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2005, 10:02:46 am »
well abuot this time last year when i did not know much about us i was thinking of a name for a pic that a friend sis for me and i spent quite a few knight thinking about what im like compared to other people and furs and it just came to me one night laying in bed thing about a name to call my fursona and BAM! it hit me like a bright and simce then i have been known as shadow because i am like some people i know ond other junk and i think that is that
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« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2005, 10:48:31 am »
Nano, short for nanotechnology, which was the basis for the original 'winds of change' story which was one of the first furry stories i ever read. (hopefully everyone here has read it)..... yup.
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« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2005, 11:05:47 am »
When I first got internet access by way of WebTV way back in the 90s, I originally toyed with the idea of using the name "werewolf". I figured it would be taken so I went with Weredog. I like it because it's more general. I'm closest to domestic canids but I also feel a connection to wild canids as well. Dog is a generic term for the canid family ( IE the dog family ) just as cat is for the feline family.Hence I am weredog. the canine family is a part of my soul, my spirit, my very essence.




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« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2005, 01:08:53 pm »
Shabbernigdo is a mod version of a name from an anime.
Shabbernigdo was the ultamate lord of darkness and i figured it suited me well so i use that name.
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