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Shiny Celebi
September 11th, 2012, 12:17 PM
So lets assume you get to choose a new username for PC hypothetically. What would you choose and why? How much thought would you put into your new name, and what do you think makes a good username for a forum? What do you think makes a good username?

voltianqueen
September 11th, 2012, 12:41 PM
If I were to change my username, I'd go with either Volt, Dognog, or Voltdog, which are all usernames I use, but voltianqueen is my main one. Dunno what makes a "good" username, but when I made mine I wanted it to be unique so that only I would have it.

PlatinumDude
September 11th, 2012, 01:01 PM
I'd probably use ChaosGallade because Gallade is my favorite Pokemon.

GolurkIsDaBomb
September 11th, 2012, 01:07 PM
I think I'd change it to Go-Lurkin'

Ah the fun I'd have.

Hikamaru
September 11th, 2012, 01:50 PM
I'd change it to Hikariwott cos it's a portmanteau of "Hikari" and "Oshawott" and I do liek Oshawottz.

awolfsquared
September 11th, 2012, 02:23 PM
I'd change it to Kouzan, it's a username I use on other forums and I like it better than AWsquared.

Ephemeral Euphoria
September 11th, 2012, 03:38 PM
I'd go with Spore, simple and easy to remember.

Thomas
September 11th, 2012, 05:42 PM
I'd definitely keep the name I have now...I've gone through numerous name changes here at PC, and I'm glad that I get to have my plain old first name as my main username here.

TheFallenUmbreon
September 11th, 2012, 05:45 PM
I'd keep mine for a while, since it kinda matches the whole Umbreon Theme.
I like them Umbreons

Axeliira
September 12th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Actually, that was the main reason why I'm on a new account. I wanted a name change. xD Leaf Storm's my main name now and I don't think I want to change it for the better. Meganium(star) would be another, but that's too long & complicated. xD

Sheep
September 12th, 2012, 05:21 PM
Volt Tackle, as it's the name of one of my favorite Pokemon moves. I want that name so badly. ;_; But if not, I'd definitely take Janna, my real name. That or Whimsical.

So many possibilities - how I wish I could change, but oh well!

Sector
September 12th, 2012, 05:30 PM
I'm not sure when or if I'll even be doing this, but I already created another account for a sole purpose of using a 2nd account to make things interesting for myself. Flame of the Heavens is lying in wait for about a month now. Unlike most, instead of abandon this one, I'd just take turn using them. Since I can't ever see myself using another name than Sector Revenge in.. well.. like ever.

I like names specifically spell out like a name, without slang/numbers or those without spaces. Like how mine, Leaf Storm, Shiny Celebi, Patchisou Yutohu are. And simply just one word names like Thomas & Xulek...depending on what the meaning of them are even if they aren't a word/name x)

I like names with a badass feel to it, an intimidating feeling to it. Not sure why lol

Dakota
September 12th, 2012, 05:59 PM
Ishimura would be my first option, Aegis VII would be my second.

Dead Space for the win. =D

xxReshiramxx
September 13th, 2012, 11:24 AM
If I were to change my username I would change it to TopazReshiram because the Topaz is my birth stone and Reshiram is my favorite Pokemon of all time.

Penta Penguin
September 13th, 2012, 11:28 AM
Well, I have had this name on another forum before I left, but elsewhere, I'm also known as Penta Penguin, so I would change to Penta Penguin, without a doubt.

Sammi
September 13th, 2012, 12:09 PM
If I could choose any name, taken or no, it'd be Sammi. gaspshockhorror, how original! :p I'd really like to have a name that doesn't have a Japanese honorific in it, but I want something that still has my name in it.

If I can't have Sammi I'd pick out a character name of mine that I really like. There's a billion so I don't have one off the top of my head. It wouldn't take me too long to pick one.

As for what makes a good username? Something that's somewhat original. And if there are numbers in it, at least don't make it and underscore and then numbers. *stares at old account, nayana_1120...*

Sodom
September 13th, 2012, 06:24 PM
I would choose either Andy Lately or Andy From The Block. I've wanted to change my name to the first for a while and the second I just think is hilarious lol. I wouldn't put a lot of thought into it - I sat here for ages thinking about a good name when I joined PC before I finally landed on Shining Raichu and now I'm not the biggest fan of that name so it just goes to show that thought isn't necessarily the answer :P. I felt my name should be Pokemon-based since it's a Pokemon forum, only to finish joining and find that half the names had nothing to do with Pokemon at all :P.

Now... what makes a good username. Hmm. PLEASE KNOW THAT I MEAN NO OFFENSE TO ANYBODY. IF I DON'T LOVE YOUR USERNAME IT DOESN'T MEAN I DON'T LOVE YOU.

With that disclaimer...

If you have more than one word in your name, I think it looks better if your name has a space between the two words rather than a - or a _ or just merging the words together. I am also a fan of proper punctuation, so I like capital letters at the beginning of each word (though I find this doesn't worry me so much in single-word names like donavannj or bobandbill, the latter of which breaks all these rules and still manages to be the exception to them).

My pet hate in usernames is a tie between unnecessary punctuation (if I see ~*!*^!*& around your username I automatically cringe :P) and numbers. So the best usernames don't have those, in my opinion. I also hate unnecessary x's in usernames (no offense xxReshiramxx I'm sure you're lovely!!!)

Finally, the best usernames are inventive. Ayselipera, Ausaudriel, Sylphiel, Bloodex and Know-Nothing Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog are among my favourite usernames because of this.

Squirrel
September 13th, 2012, 06:26 PM
I'd be Ryudo. The character Ryudo is everything I aspire to be, plus it's a very cool sounding name, so that'd be my name. I've already started using it for most things so given the chance I'd definitely swap here too. Other than that, I'd also like Pina since it's such a cute and magical name, but I feel it might be better suited for a woman's name. x]

Broken_Arrow
September 13th, 2012, 08:46 PM
i would go with Sawri san or Saya chan..or just Taleen (Tally) as people always call me me liky dat :3...but i like the name Broken Arrow though :)

CarefulWetPaint
September 13th, 2012, 09:34 PM
I wouldnt switch my username as it is fantastic! (:P) If anything Id just abbreviate it to CWP as I am lazy and that would save me some time indeed.

For a good username I really like ones that are clever and make me go, yup that person is smart. I think things that make a bad username is if they are HUGEEE and full of stupid things like * - _ !~ etc etc.

Kura
September 14th, 2012, 04:15 AM
I'd definitely keep my username. It's been my online identity for ages and I wouldn't know what I would even change it to if I had to switch it up ._.

Hoenn
September 14th, 2012, 05:47 AM
I've wanted to change for a while but I'm starting to warm to my current username, people can Identify me by it.

Overlord Drakow
September 14th, 2012, 05:55 AM
I am pretty content with my username, only thing I would consider changing is adding the Overlord prefix.

droomph
September 14th, 2012, 10:08 AM
I would probably be...

쀏 just so nobody can read my username clearly :P

Other than that, I think a good username is something you can "read". By that, I mean something like Mr Cat Dog or Ausaudriel or Hiroshi or Thomas or Patchisou Yutohru

Anywho I just hate people who have _s all between their words. For example, C_r_e_a_m_p_u_f_f would be okay with me, but stuff like Somebodys_Username or SomebodysUsername is not. If it's just a string of letters like donavannj or parallelzero I don't hate as much, though it still looks kinda awkward (mine included!)

Oh and one more thing I hate is when they put a million numbers after their username. Maybe Meganium90 or Olli97 is fine, but Pikachu72892940404 isn't.

Though it's just a forum so I try to look past those things and see their character instead of their usernames.

Brendino
September 14th, 2012, 08:04 PM
I'm perfectly fine with my current username, as I've used either it or something similar for as long as I can remember. If I had to change, though, I would either go with my real name (Brendan- which was used for one whole day back in 2005), or something like Unown B (my favorite Pokemon species by design and my first initial).

Hagumi
September 15th, 2012, 05:43 AM
If I had the ability to change my username, I think I would go for Cassiopeia or perhaps a song name like Artificial Rainbow. There’s no real reason why I would choose them, aside from the fact that I think they sound cool. Personally I think a good forum username is one that’s been capitalised correctly, doesn't have a ton of numbers or punctuation (like questions marks and asterisks) in it and contains something a bit uncommon, like a portmanteau.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
September 18th, 2012, 04:54 PM
I'm happy with my current username, actually. The only name I would possibly consider changing to is the name of my OC trainer character, and in fact I've already created an alt account with her name. But doing that would only breed more confusion as to my actual gender, plus making people think my IRL name is Lisa xD

Only other thing I might change it to is Elite Overlord Roadmaster, because the Roadmaster is actually my favorite Buick automobile. Problem is, IIRC there's a bicycle company also called "Roadmaster" so that could have caused some confusion xD

dewdott
September 18th, 2012, 05:02 PM
im very fine with my username it was pretty hard to think of it but i accomplished it and now i like so no i dont have a problem with it it fits me it is a mixture of dewott and dot because of his eyes that is how i made up my name

Olli
September 19th, 2012, 04:57 AM
Well, as you should already know just by taking a glimpse at my username, I'm pretty horrible at thinking up names. I think I could do a lot better than this, as my current username just comes from a username I've used throughout my entire time on the internet, so it's just one that's easy to remember. Apart from that, the only thing I'd really want to change my name to would be Olli, as it's what pretty much everyone calls me, and then finally people would stop picking on me because of those lousy numbers :(

Cosmotone8
September 19th, 2012, 03:54 PM
I'd either change it to Cosmic Proportions , Alpine, or Soundwave. They all sound cool to me, and apply to me in some way or another.

Avishka
September 19th, 2012, 08:34 PM
i'm happy with my current username as it my name IRL and also im horrible at usernames at every forum my name is Avishka :P :P