# Thread: What is the origin of your username?

1. I thought it might be fun to find out how we all decided on our usernames.

I used to participate heavily on performance car forums, and since I began with a Camaro SS, I used the name gauSSian, to both indicate my affinity for mathematics and to use the letters SS in the center.

However, when I joined my first math help forum, I thought it would take a lot of nerve to use the derivative of the name of such a brilliant mathematician as my username, so I decided on MarkFL, as my name is Mark, I am from Florida (abbreviated here in the U.S. as FL) and my middle and last initials are F and L respectively.

How did you decide on your username?

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3. Originally Posted by MarkFL
I thought it might be fun to find out how we all decided on our usernames.

I used to participate heavily on performance car forums, and since I began with a Camaro SS, I used the name gauSSian, to both indicate my affinity for mathematics and to use the letters SS in the center.

However, when I joined my first math help forum, I thought it would take a lot of nerve to use the derivative of the name of such a brilliant mathematician as my username, so I decided on MarkFL, as my name is Mark, I am from Florida (abbreviated here in the U.S. as FL) and my middle and last initials are F and L respectively.

How did you decide on your username?
Mine was an old screen name that I used when AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) was pretty popular. It's derived from my name (Christopher L. Toni [I'm okay with people knowing my name, since, after all, you can find that info in one [or more] of the links in my signature]) and my birthday (May 21st - 5/21). Hence, I'm Chris L T521.

4. My first name, obviously.

However when not using my first name I like using mathematicians' names or Russian names. On some other sites I've gone by Euler, Riemann and Putin, usually with some numbers after them since those names are often taken.

5. Care to read a few Physics texts?

I was at Purdue U. and needed a new username. Being on a particle physics track I went into quark names. I originally wanted "upquark" but that, and the other five quark names were already in use. So I had the mad idea of using a supersymmetric partner to the quark: an s-quark. (Look up the supersymmetry thing yourself or I can post my own thread on it if you like. It'll take a while.)

Anyway, the first one I tried, top s-quark, wasn't in use. So there we are. It would seem that no one else has had this idea. I've been able to get the topsquark tag on any site I've signed up for.

-Dan

6. Mine is rather simple. First initial, middle initial, and one of the most common last name (my last name).

7. mine is a contraction of Deva (the sanskrit word for "heavenly being") + Eno (for Brian Eno), being both a sly reference to the ubiquitous "Eno is God" graffitti of the mid-1980's in New York City, and a play on my given first name, David.

8. My parents came from Japan; I was born in the USA.

The Japanese word for abacus is soroban.

I thought it was funny to call myself a 'Japanese calculator'.

Am I the only one laughing?

9. Mine is the name of a logical deduction rule, namely {P,P=>Q}|- Q

10. Mine is simply my first name. I like it because it's very uncommon even in my country.

11. Mine is based on an old school joke, my first name and the Gerry Anderson TV show Captain Scarlet. Mr Ron $$\to$$ Mysteron $$\to$$ Captain Black the reanimated agent of the Mysterons.

CB

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