• Bubapedia Error 503 Backend fetch failed

    Our technical staff are continuing to monitor the wiki to try and resolve these ongoing issues that are impacting page and image loading. We apologize for the inconvenience. We'll update as soon as we've got more information on this for you.

  • Check out our new Mysterious Garden forum style if you haven't already - we're sure you'll love it!
  • If you are finding yourself unable to log in, you should be able to fix the issue by following the following process.
    1. Close all browser tabs with any part of Bulbagarden open.
    2. Delete all Bulbagarden.net cookies (and if possible, any cached site data for Bulbagarden) from your browser.
    3. Close and reopen your browser, open a new tab, and log into the forums on the new tab.
    If you've followed this process and are still having issues, please contact us via the "Contact us" link at the bottom of the forum.

Reason behind your username

Dorothy

My love is stronger than my fear of death
Joined
Apr 3, 2009
Messages
21,925
Reaction score
2,367
Pronouns
she/her
Name of a clone trooper from Star Wars. I’ve repurposed his name as mine across most of my Internet accounts.
Also an R&B performer popular in the mid-to-late 2000s.
 

Blanc

▽ Part-time Subway Master ▲
Joined
Apr 24, 2022
Messages
394
Reaction score
767
Pronouns
she/her
LMAO OK… this is a fun story and this thread is my excuse to tell it, —and the only way to tell you how I got to this alias is by giving you a breadcrumb trail of my internet life. So first and foremost, all my online aliases have been different colors, which is… interesting because this was not the intention.

But anyway, back when I was pretty young and at that age you probably shouldn’t be online, I went by the name Red after Red from Pokespe (god I loved pokespe), because my best friend from childhood went by the name Blue (because we read the english version, ‘Gary’ was Blue of course.) So when we traversed the internet together that was how we went. Later on though, I got more and more into my art and started going by ‘Aqua’ the name of my persona that was a Lugia Gijinka.

I went by Aqua for a lot of my early teens, but then I got super into a particular anime called K Project… And had a deep, deep attachment to Yashiro Isana, the same way I loved Allen from D.Gray-man LOL (not a husbando feeling mind you, I don’t really know how to describe it, I call them my kids LOOOL.) So I started to go by Shiro in reference to Yashiro’s own nickname… Shiro!

I liked associating myself with the color white more than aqua, I think because in media it’s usually portrayed as a color of purity, a blank slate, something unfamiliar and untouched. I felt it represented me because I wanted to hold onto the person I was, but I was a blank canvas, waiting to paint my own path, kinda thing. Also, well, it just is nice and princess-y feeling, and that’s what I wanted to be! LOL…

But as I got older ‘Shiro’ sounded a bit too rigid for me, it didn’t carry enough femininity to it, and with a lot of French heritage in my bones well… Blanc was my choice! I’m aware that my spelling of the word is actually the masculine form of Blanche in French. But to be honest… Blanc just sounded more feminine to me personally! It portrayed the gentle nature I wanted to get across. It wasn’t influenced by Emmet at all actually, but he probably helped me come to the conclusion that white was the color to represent me as I got older LOL.

So yes… there you have it, from Pokemon trainer Red, to a Lugia, to another anime character altogether and… to a Subway Master I suppose!
 

toastedghost

my artpop could mean anything
Joined
Jul 2, 2019
Messages
18,497
Reaction score
5,478
Pronouns
he/they
when i was younger i had a lot of usernames like the one i currently have, my most infamous being chibighost (remember that era?). i liked the macabre mixed with the cute. i always loved ghosts and to associate myself still with ghosts, but distance myself from some of the baggage i had when i did go by chibighost (i was in a bad headspace often, and i would take that out on other people, i was not a nice person), i decided to go by toastedghost after an old youtube video of a song about a ghost that would take toast.
yeah.
 

Neo Blaze

At least let me dream a little
Joined
Jan 12, 2008
Messages
7,185
Reaction score
5,799
Pronouns
He / Him
I think I've posted here before but it was so long ago, I might as well post again since there is a bit of history attached to my username.

So I was an editor on Bulbapedia before I started to seriously post on the forums, and for Bulbapedia I chose the name Blazingfist (which is still my name over there). I honestly don't remember why exactly; I'm just not terribly creative with names but I've loved Fire-types and Blaziken in particular since I was young. Teenage me just probably thought it sounded cool.

Well sometime after that I started using the forums and went by the name of Mr. Blaze, I probably wanted to go a bit different for the forums while still remaining recognizable. I eventually changed that into Shiny Blaze because I was really into Shiny collecting back then.

And then finally, when I joined Bulbagarden staff, I changed my name to Neo Blaze, since I felt at the time it kind of signified a new era for me on this site. It's kind of ironic since I've gone by this name for more than 8 years by now, so there's not much 'new' about it anymore. But eh.
 

Chevywolf30

Local Lycanrocruff fan
Joined
Feb 27, 2021
Messages
6,128
Reaction score
3,498
Pronouns
Male
Mine is one of those that has basically my entire internet life tied to it. In 2016, my parents finally allowed me to make a roblox account after I had been playing as a guest for a year or so. I was 12 at the time, and I was big into characters with fire power (Namely Kai from Ninjago) and decided to roll with EpicFireDUDE30, with 30 being my birth year ('03) backwards. (I also really liked my capital letters.) I roll with that for several years, had an extremely mediocre youtube channel under that moniker, but as time goes on my interests shift and come 2018 I'm really into cars, namely Chevrolet and GM. I've found this site called GMAuthority, a blog with GM news and I'm checking it pretty regularly. I eventually decide I'd like to participate in the comment sections because that's just how I roll. Now at this point, wolves were my favorite animal (I unfortunately do not remember where that all started) and so I decided that for my GMAuthority name I'd need something more topical than my roblox name, so I create the name Chevywolf30, keeping the 30 at the end as kinda my signature flare. That was all for a while, I lost interest in GMAuthority because while it was interesting, a lot of the news was just frustrating so I moved on. Come August of 2019, I am making a Discord account, again I don't remember how that came about, and by this point I was definitely tired of the epicfire name, so I decide to pull out Chevywolf30. From then on out, whenever I created an account, Chevywolf30 was my go to.
 

pokemoll

woman on the screen
Joined
May 16, 2010
Messages
10,407
Reaction score
570
Pronouns
She/Her
I needed a username to sign up for Moshi Monsters, turned to my mother for a suggestion, and she came up with 'pokemoll', a portmanteau of 'Pokemon' (my favourite thing, ever, of all time) & 'Molly' (my name). I liked it enough to continue using it on the other sites I signed up to around the same time, and it stuck in certain places. No, she didn't teach me very much about internet privacy, lmao. x)
 

DawningWinds

Impending Doom
Joined
Jan 3, 2020
Messages
8,958
Reaction score
2,280
Pronouns
Any Pronouns
As a kid I generally didn't really have a defined alias I used for the internet, I would come up with something new for any place I joined. When I was like, ten or so, though I decided I really didn't care for one of my aliases because it felt childish to me, so I decided to change it, and wanted to have something more "mature" sounding... so I slapped together two words that I thought sounded like they had that vibe, without really considering representing myself.

It quickly became my default for everything I joined, and even though I don't really feel like it particularly represents me anymore (or really ever did), I don't hate it enough to try to come up with something better, so it's stuck around.
 

takoyaki

↑avatar by Blanc♡
Joined
Sep 10, 2019
Messages
6,116
Reaction score
5,259
Pronouns
she/her
I've had a few online usernames now? But this one is one I know I won't let go of!!

Takoyaki is one of my favorite foods!! I like how it sounds, and how it can be easily shortened to tako!

As for the lowercase part, I just think it looks nice like that? So whenever I write my username I do it in lowercase!

It's not that deep of a username choice or reason, but I think it just...fits me now! It's become me~
 

Bismuth84

Master of Unpopular Opinions
Joined
Dec 4, 2011
Messages
34
Reaction score
22
Bismuth is my favorite element, and as for the "84" part, I think it came from the fact that either "Bismuth83" was unavailable here or I mistyped. It ended up working out fine, though, because 1984 is when the original Transformers cartoon came out, and I'm a Transformers fan.
 
Top