My name originates from highschool years, at parties when drunk I used to pretend I'm a crazy pirate captain, and ppl were entertained. My irl first name is Adam, last name starts with a K so turning it into Kraken as a pirate made sense. Many of my older friends just call me captain or cap. My actual gamer tags are CapAMK, which is because back then we were poor and couldn't afford to buy video games so I got pirate versions. My favorite was Gears of War, but I had to play on hamachi servers with a hacked version of it, where everyone would be the same default name in game, however someone figured it out that you could hexa edit your name as long as it's no longer than six characters, from there on I us CapAMK in every game.
Mine comes from an H.P. Lovecraft universe short story written by Frank Belknap Long Jr. titled "The Hounds of Tindalos" (my favorite of the works not written by Lovecraft himself)
They're transdimensional creatures that enter through corners and chase those who seek the secrets of the realm they inhabit (which one achieves access to with an expertly blended drug-herb cocktail and math).
They look nothing like dogs, but I pondered one evening after heavy toking if their young would be called puppies, I stopped lurking and signed up a couple days later.
Way way back in the good ole days of Halo 2 launching I was playing in a local gameshop tournament. Managed to win the match with the last 3 shots left in a sniper rifle so 18 year old me decided to start using the name Threeshotwonder. Older me amended it to Threeshotgamer some time around the ps3 launch.
As far as I can tell I was the first person of any note recorded online with the user name Total Biscuit, so obviously I had to change it when the other guy became youtube famous (neither of us thought it up mind, it's from an obscure Discworld book).
After that, I decided to think of something totally original that was a bit British and weird, as well as conforming to the 'two syllable names are easy to remember' rule, and here we are.
Plus, it makes you think of cheesey fun, and that's what I try to go for.
If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.
The first time I used "DelireMan" as username was when we played Halo for the first time with friends. We had to create a profile for each and as I was (and still) laughing for anything and sometimes when literally nothing happen (my brain can easily create absurd story from a tiny detail and that makes me laugh out loud). So I went for DelireMan.
"7" because the first username I use on a videogame forum was "Freeman7" (because all others were already taken xD). I have just discovered Half-Life at the time and I register on a Half Life forum and was crazy active on it with this user name.
Since that I use "DelireMan7" for every of my online account.
My friends and I watched a Deadliest Warriors episode that featured Shaka Zulu, my first name has "Shaq" in it so they started calling me Shaqazooloo (Which is ironic since I'm probably one of the least violent people around).
As for why it's Shaqazooloo and not Shaqazulu, I'm gonna say is because I wanted to be a little original and make the reference less obvious and not that when I went to use it for the first time, I forgot how the dudes name was spelled and just went with this instead...
People called me Chrisypoo growing up as a nick name for Chris. Eventually folks took to calling me just "Poo", and I guess that was just too short as it eventually turned into "Poodaddy". Folks would see me at the mall, yell Poodaddy, and I was sure to turn around, it was all pretty organic and natural, and I suppose I just got used to being called that, so I figured I'd just take that forward into internet stuff as well. Seemed right.
Nehezir is just some old name that an 18 year old me concocted for a Dark Elf Shadow Knight while hitting random name buttons in Champions of Norrath. I pieced together a few of the syllables from the name generator and then tried to make something that sounded fancy. This was it.
Naz is just a shortened version someone else gave me.
I played WoW back in 2005. used the name Seqi in some variation for all of my characters (Iqes, Siqe, Eqis). Was my favourite character on a private TBC server until recently.
Had the name in Discord, prefixed it with a 'not' to throw people off my scent, and here we are.