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It's crazy, I've been using the name Krenko since Everquest 1 launch back in the late 90's.. I researched to the best of my knowledge and couldn't find anyone that used that make, heck it doesn't even mean anything.

I recently started playing Planetside 2... I went to create my toon and my name was taken.. I tried it a few different ways.. All taken.. What??? So I do a search online and notice that there is a card in a card game that one of the characters in it is named Krenko...


Has this ever happened to anyone else? My name is now used in every single game I play, new and old frown.gif

Maybe it's not a big deal.. After all, it is the Internet lol
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Steam and YouTube have my nickname, that I've been using since 2002, taken (not resis, but a different one). The name is not available on YouTube, but you can't re-use nicknames if an account was deleted.

Steam has an account with my nickname as well, but I've been there since the launch of Steam, so I am the one and only and the original.

I use my other nickname always and everywhere and it is the only nickname I have ever used since 2002, but for some odd reason decided for a different one on OCN. Have had not yet it being taken on forums, but I'm not registered on many forums. Except I googled my nick once and there is a forum with my nick, but that's not me. All other results on Google are actually me.

Planetside 2 registration screwed it up and I can't use the nickname associated with the e-mail, because things are bugged, so I had to use a variation of my nick and a different e-mail (I hate when that happens).
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yeah it happens to all of us.

I finally spelled my name funny so noone could ever take it. "Kazualty" so far ive been lucky.

Of course noone pronounces it right, but i usually get a good laugh.

You should go russian with it "Krenkov" sounds cool lol
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I've recently started seeing clones of my name (<---) spawning.
I do not approve.
Edited by fragamemnon - 8/28/13 at 2:36am
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I spelled mine differently for this specific reason. Lol.
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I've been able to get away with Flatliner more than I ever thought I would. Except on forums, for some reason Flatliner seems to be a fairly popular choice. Luckily for me I joined OCN quite some time ago and managed to call dibs biggrin.gif. Games are easy enough as most people tend to put their clan tags or a bunch of other nonsense in their names.
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I find this post funny because I run into this problem every now and then. New forum or new game I always spend a long time trying to register a "cool" name lol.
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my name is hella unique. Most people don't like FF12 if they are FF fans, and many people weren't a fan of Fran either, nor called her a bunny.

The only people who've ever taken my name are trolls on other servers who couldn't wait to troll me. rolleyes.gif

its like "u mad you were never pro,, jellyh8er scubby." people be jelous of my skeelz XD

ill usually snatch up the names Fran and Panginoon if they aren't used yet. Panginoon is my old psychic mage's name, which means Lord/God in tagalog(Filipino)
Edited by FranBunnyFFXII - 8/29/13 at 8:57am
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I thought about emailed Magic the Gathering and asking them where they got the name from lol
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