Where Did Your Name Come From?

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I’m sure we’ve all wondered this about someone at some point lol

In my case, my name is actually a Pokémon reference. A Birdkeeper Trainer in Firered/Leafgreen says something like “Have you heard of the winged mirages?” which refers to the legendary birds Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno. It stuck out to me because in the original Red/Blue he just calls them legendary birds, and I don’t know why they changed it. I thought it sounded cool though, so I started using it as my username :p
 

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My real name (if I'd been born a boy) was going to be Dakota. I've always liked the name, so I often use it as an online alias. The 'dark hooves' part is both a reference to one of my old usernames 'hoovesandswords', and my current username on most sites, 'drowofdarkness' (drow = dark elves).

So...it's a confusing mash-up of various things ahaha.
 

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It’s my OC’s name. :lolpony:

My real name, my mom just liked it. Lol!!! My dad wanted to name me Buffy or Bunny. Mom saved me of a life of being made fun of I’m certain, amung other life choices. Lol
 

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My username came from my two favorite Care Bears: Harmony Bear and Share Bear. I collected Care Bears first so I had the name before I joined the pony boards.

My real name is Shana. I was named after my dad Shane.
 

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It’s interesting to read everyone’s name origins, though I wasn’t expecting people to mention how they got their real names too :lolpony:

Speaking of, no real special story about my real name, my parents just liked it. Though I could have been named Heather instead, which is...not bad, but I like my actual name better lol
 

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It’s interesting to read everyone’s name origins, though I wasn’t expecting people to mention how they got their real names too :lolpony:

Speaking of, no real special story about my real name, my parents just liked it. Though I could have been named Heather instead, which is...not bad, but I like my actual name better lol
My sister’s name was Heather. True story.
 
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I’m sure we’ve all wondered this about someone at some point lol

In my case, my name is actually a Pokémon reference. A Birdkeeper Trainer in Firered/Leafgreen says something like “Have you heard of the winged mirages?” which refers to the legendary birds Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno. It stuck out to me because in the original Red/Blue he just calls them legendary birds, and I don’t know why they changed it. I thought it sounded cool though, so I started using it as my username :p
Oh I totally forgot about that
 
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My name is based on the Guardians of the Galaxy the collector I love collecting and this is a mylittlepony form so I added my little pony and I love collecting for my little pony but that not only reason I name myself my little pony collector because I love collecting for more than one thing
 
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My username is Lightning from Final Fantasy 13 Lightning Ferron, and my ponysona/fursona has lightning bolts

And then Mana is from my fursona's name too and is also derived from the video game Sword of Mana/Secret of Mana/Dawn of Mana series and is also just another language meaning "magic".

The silver is just a random word I plugged in but have ditched most other places

And then my real name Keira is German meaning "dark haired and queenly" >_>
But I have no German in me and am just half English and half native....
 

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Everyone has such fun histories for your names.

I wish I had more thought to Skybreeze’s, but all I knew is my OC was going to be a Pegasus (because I’ve always wanted to be able to fly and they’ve always been my favourite species of MLP).

So I kept Sky, was her G1 design name (so original I know).

Then with G4’s release I decided to revive her. I knew that with G4 her “winter wrap up” job was going to be to paint designs on butterfly wings who would rest then fly off in the spring breezes... so Sky+breeze. Lol

So lame but I’m the worst at coming up with names for things. And no one else (at the time) in any of my communities had a name similar or looked like her. So she stuck and I love her a lot and do draw/doodle her a lot.
 

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I actually am an evil rabbit named foofoo. I like to watch humans in their natural habitat, so here I am watching you. And planning evil.

It's what I do.
 

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People watching is so entertaining sometimes. Especially online lol
 
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Mine is my nickname Nessa and my favorite number 16.

My real name is from a character on a soap opera my mom saw when she was pregnant with me and my middle name is the same as my grandfather's.
 

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My name is Gladis, but I also go by my nickname which is Glad. I started using cutegladgirl in high school. I’ve kept the name ever since. Hehe.
 
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