Published on June 17th, 2013 | by Scot Mackay7
Blog: There once was a man called….
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names” – John F. Kennedy
We all have one, each and every one of us. Our super heroes have them, our video games legends have them…hell, even our pets have them but what makes them special?
Some of us have straight forward boring names like me (thanks mum) and others strut about with fabulous monikers such as Jet Li, Engelbert Humperdinck or Timmy Mallet. I have come across a plethora of names with some being rather creative, others being tongue in cheek hilarious and others….well…just being crude and rude. Now I will be the first to admit, i judge people on their gamertag’s purely because that’s all you have to go on…until they speak. If i enter a gaming lobby with two other people and one is called “Fluffysnuggykins” and the other has “ipunchedyourmamma”, I know which one i would like to play with and which one i would like to avoid.
One night, i was trawling through my friends list to see who would make the grade and who would be unceremoniously cut and abandoned, when i realized that most of the names on the list sounded like Decepticons or 80’s action hero’s. It made me wonder…..why chose that specific gamertag? Is there a significant reason or maybe it was created by the random gamertag generator, or possibly even its your first name with a few numbers after it?
My gamertag came from my favorite style of trainer, the Nike Shox and the fact that i thought the heels should be made of steel as i tend to be very heavy on my feet and shoes rarely survive 6 months with me. Not terribly exciting but my reason nonetheless. With the next generation around the corner, i have been deciding if i should stick with my original gamertag or splash out the 800MSP’s just to freshen things up. I haven’t fully decided yet so if you have any suggestions let me know.
If any of you wonderful lot want to share the creative process behind your gamertag’s or even if you just want to have some banter, drop a message in the comment box below, we love hearing from you guys.
Be well and play well