What’s In a Name? Redditors Share the Story Behind Usernames

Behind every username we use, there’s almost always a story behind it. Whether it’s associated with our favorite show, character, or food, there’s usually something interesting to explain. Here are 20 Reddit usernames and the story behind them!

1. kinda4got

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One user with a username of ‘kinda4got’ commented, “I really don’t recall.”

Another, with the username “iforgot1305,” replied, “Same.”

Then the third, with the username ‘Do-Not-Forget-This’ added, “I forgot my last one.”

2. PoorPauly

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“It’s what my wife calls me when I complain about anything,” said one Redditor with username ‘PoorPauly.’

Another person replied, “Reminds me of Joe Kelly’s pouty face to Carlos Correa after striking him out, a few years ago. When asked about it he said that that’s the face his wife makes at him when he’s complaining about stuff.”

3. SherbsSketches

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Another user with the username ‘SherbsSketches,’ shared, “Sherbs is my cat, I was making lots of pet portrait sketches for others, and I was making lots of sketches of my kitty too.”

The second person replied, “Same. Mayhem was my sweet kitty and mawry is my nickname,” with the username ‘mawry9mayhem.’

4. HoeForSpaghettios

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Somebody with the username ‘HoeForSpaghettios,’ said, “I tried about 50 different names that were apparently taken and this is the first one it let me have.” Another with username “pickoneforme” replied, “I got tired of trying to come up with something clever,”

5. An_Goose4981

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“I sympathize with geese, I’m [ill] tempered, completely oblivious to things and will do anything for food, also my name rhymes with goose and improper grammar is f—ing hilarious,” shared one with username ‘An_Goose4981.’

6. GodzillaBoner

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One person with the username “GodzillaBoner” stated, “Man, I really don’t know.”

Another person replied, “You DO.”

7. mommaTmetal

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“My daughter’s friend called me Momma T and I like metal music,” said one with username ‘mommaTmetal.’

“Sounds cute,” another user replied.

8. ohyoushiksagoddess

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Somebody with username ohyoushiksagoddess” replied, “I’m a non-Jew married to a Jewish guy. There is a line from a play, The Last Five Years where the male protagonist meets a lovely girl and says, ‘Oh you sh—- goddess, you.’ Hence my username.”

Another person replied, “This is cute.”

9. fermented_ballsacc

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One user stated, “I wanted something that would signal ‘fat, sweaty Redditor,’ and figured that since a fat sweat Redditor doesn’t shower, his balls are gonne gat real stanky after a while.”

Another commenter replied “Poetic.”

10. borkborkibork

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“I love Swedish chef,” said one with the username “borkborkibork.”

“I wanted my friends to go as muppets one year for Halloween and they said no. I wanted to go as the Swedish Chef, so I can say Bork all night,” replied another.

11. PsychoticMessiah

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Somebody commented, “When I was in my early 20s I had long hair. Some people said I looked like Charles Manson, and others Jesus Christ.”

12. catchupandmustired

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One person said, “Used to work in the kitchen and our chef always label ketchup—catch up and mustard—mustired.”

13. somethingweirder

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“My friend told me about reddit and when I was setting up my acct I asked what my handle should be. She said ‘something weird’ and I was like ‘oh dang that’s taken,'” one user commented.

14. abigbearofaman

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One user commented “I listened to the Behind the Ba—-ds podcast episode where they read from a novel written by Ben Shapiro. The main character is described as a bear of a man, 6’3 in his bare feet and 215 pounds in his underwear.”

15. Ghettosmurf12

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Somebody said, “So grew up in a small coastal town in Australia; you had your suburb’s rich, middle class/bogan’s & housing estate. Well, we lived on the edge of the housing estate which everyone that lived in the town would call the Ghetto. Growing up my sister had the nickname Smurfette looked exactly liked her. So in turn because I looked like a male verison of Smurfette, I got the nickname Ghetto Smurf from all her friends & it has stuck ever since.”

16. Desent2Void

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One person commented, “A representation of how I feel my life is like. No matter how hard I try, I’m descending into a void of nothing.”

Another one replied, “I am so sorry, and I wish things were different for you. If you need someone to talk to, I am here.”

17. hooliganvet

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“I’m a US coast Guard veteran, and back in the day, the Coast Guard was referred to as the Hooligan Navy. I’m a proud Hooligan,” one user said.

18. ManOfSeveralTalents

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One user commented, “I have several talents (none that make any money), and the last time I checked was indeed a man.”

19. Sexy_Pikachu42069

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Somebody commented, “I was browsing memes on the internet while my brother was watching Pokémon in the other room. I saw a meme that had Patrick Star in the fishnet stockings from that one Spongebob movie and my brother said something I don’t remember about Pikachu and the next thing I know I see tall/ human Pikachu in fishnet stocking and I just closed my computer and said ‘okay that’s enough internet for me for today…’ and then it stuck as my username ever since.”

20. realkimkardashian

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“Just my name,” said one with the username ‘realkimkardashian.’

“Guys I think this might be the real Kim Kardashian,” replied another Redditor.

How about your username? What’s the story behind it? Let us know in the comments!

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