The MI6 Community Username Origins Thread

jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
edited November 2016 in General Discussion Posts: 10,222
This is a thread to explain the origin of - you guessed it - your MI6 Community username.

Mine is a rather dull one I'm afraid.

Jake - My first name
24 - Bond 24

At the time it seemed relevant, but going back I would have settled for something a bit more creative.
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  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 15,534
    DaltonCraig - Created in 2007 on the old MI6Forums, I chose Dalton and Craig because I really loved them at the time, and back then I preferred the more down-to-earth outings to Sir Rog's adventures.

    As for my avatar - chosen after I discovered Sir Roger as Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes in 'North Sea Hijack' in 2011, and I haven't changed it since.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    BondJasonBond006

    well...ahem... :))

    Jason Stephen Bond
    006 because I didn't have the audacity to call myself 007.
    I thought about 008,5 :P

    The irony is that I'm actually a commander in the Swiss military :D
    I could have chosen the user name CommanderJasonBond :D
  • KaijuDirectorOO7KaijuDirectorOO7 Once Upon a Time Somewhere...
    edited November 2016 Posts: 189
    KaijuDirectorOO7...

    Kaiju - Literally "strange beast", this refers to Japanese movie monsters, of whom I am proud to say that I'm a very big affectionado.

    Director - The fact that I am a movie fan.

    OO7 - No need to explain here. It's also my handle at various other sites and forums. Fun fact though - it was originally dinodirector007 (which is my gmail) with two zeroes before I changed them to actual Os.
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
    Posts: 3,138
    Mine by way of a fond Tribuite to the late Desmond Llewelyn and rather than take the obvious Q option I picked another of his best performances all be it a small part,
    Fitting though as I have the village garage .
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,098
    The first website I ever posted on was an Airwolf site where I was 'Rarebutafact' referencing dialogue from an ep, next was a Firefly site where I couldn't really think of anything special, so I went simple, me, I'm just chris, is all... and it sorta stuck.
  • edited November 2016 Posts: 6,432
    On another JB forum I used Fire_and_ice as my profile name which I joined 13 years ago, made sense to keep the same profile name for here. Fire_and_ice was also a rumoured title for TWINE and also the title of a film Willy Bogna worked on. Fire_and_ice reflects my personality well, also it's obvious Ying and Yang metaphor. Later Fire_and_ice inadvertently became a reference to The Song of Fire and Ice, fitting as one of my interests is Norse Mythology.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    Posts: 3,488
    I couldn't think of anything, so I went with the name of an egg.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 10,222
    Interesting stuff!
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    edited December 2016 Posts: 2,979
    Well , Ellipsis was taken. I like cars, and TND is my favorite movie, so;
    Tomorrow-Never-Dies-BMW-7-Series-E38-4.jpg

    It didn't occur to me until later that people would assume my namesake was the Z3 from GE. Maybe what the 750 has would be more accurately described as rockets? Then again, if we're being accurate, I should be @Volvo_with_boredom.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    Posts: 3,488
    Love that car!
  • stagstag In the thick of it!
    Posts: 943
    Stag - The Triumph from DAF.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe JK ROFLing
    Posts: 7,158
    stag wrote: »
    Stag - The Triumph from DAF.

    I always thought you were named after the statue outside the Skyfall grounds.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited December 2016 Posts: 15,423
    ClarkDevlin - Well, I would've used the space bar to separate the first and last name, but the site's standards wouldn't let it. Clark Devlin is the name of the secret agent in the 2002 Jackie Chan movie, The Tuxedo, played by Jason Isaacs, who is the spitting image of Fleming's depiction of the James Bond character. Clearly a Bond rip-off and nothing else. I am still fascinated by the character so I thought... Why not bapitizing my username in honorary respect to that secret agent?

    l0K4nbiyzNGKSzskM.gif

    My second choice was SterlingArcher, based on Sterling Archer from Archer.
  • Some_Kind_Of_Hero

    Simply borrowed from Arnold's DAD cue "Some Kind of Hero?" which plays when Bond is traded for Zao. Great bit of music there. I wanted my username to be the title of a Bond cue—preferably one of Arnold's—and this one sounded best (probably just beating out White Knight).
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 15,423
    Some_Kind_Of_Hero

    Simply borrowed from Arnold's DAD cue "Some Kind of Hero?" which plays when Bond is traded for Zao. Great bit of music there. I wanted my username to be the title of a Bond cue—preferably one of Arnold's—and this one sounded best (probably just beating out White Knight).
    I thought at first you might be one of the authors of the Some Kind of Hero book they released last year.
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
    edited December 2016 Posts: 4,151
    Self explanatory really, couldn't think of anything else and this just sprang to mind while watching TB.
  • Some_Kind_Of_Hero

    Simply borrowed from Arnold's DAD cue "Some Kind of Hero?" which plays when Bond is traded for Zao. Great bit of music there. I wanted my username to be the title of a Bond cue—preferably one of Arnold's—and this one sounded best (probably just beating out White Knight).
    I thought at first you might be one of the authors of the Some Kind of Hero book they released last year.

    Haha, that would have been some exceptional self-advertising on my part! I will admit, even though the name originally came from a Bond film and not myself, it's an obscure enough reference that I was delightfully surprised to see a new Bond book named after "me." (I've heard it's a great book, too; hoping to unwrap it this Christmas.)
  • Posts: 4,325
    Well I support Hull City and my picture is of the Hull City badge with a Tiger - so if you look at the image then my profile name - it becomes 'Tiger' Tanaka - boom!
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited December 2016 Posts: 13,394
    tanaka123 wrote: »
    Well I support Hull City and my picture is of the Hull City badge with a Tiger - so if you look at the image then my profile name - it becomes 'Tiger' Tanaka - boom!

    We used to have a member called @hullcityfan before he was banned. I was on good terms with him in fact.
  • NicNacNicNac Moderator
    Posts: 7,194
    chrisisall wrote: »
    The first website I ever posted on was an Airwolf site where I was 'Rarebutafact' referencing dialogue from an ep, next was a Firefly site where I couldn't really think of anything special, so I went simple, me, I'm just chris, is all... and it sorta stuck.

    Always wondered about your name. That explains it. :)>-
  • edited December 2016 Posts: 2,104
    At commander bond I'm Blonde Bond, username inspired not by Craig, but the first blond Bond ; Roger Moore.

    When I was introduced with Bond, I only knew Connery and Moore, and obvioysly Moore was the Blonde Bond. I even drew comics starring that Bond. Looked like Lucky Luke with Moore hairdo.

    Here, first thing that came to mind, was how people are, or are tried to be fed to sharks. Thing that has been parodied in such things like Austin Powers "I had one simple request to have frikkin' sharks with frikkin' lasers attached to their frikkin' heads!" to the likes of The Simpsons.

    So there. I chose to be fishfood.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 15,423
    @SharkBait, if you don't mind, can we see some of those comics? :D
  • Posts: 2,104
    That was back in the 80's. I'm not sure if any of those comics are left. Have to ask mum, the next time I'm on the phone with her.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    @ClarkDevlin

    SterlingArcher...?!
    We have a lot of the same interests it seems :D

    I'm much closer to Sterling's personality and good looks than to Bond's :P
    I also don't mind "doing" whatever for the mission :D
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 15,423
    @BondJasonBond006

    You better call Kenny Loggins, 'cause you're in Danger Zone! :D
  • ClarkDevlin - Well, I would've used the space bar to separate the first and last name, but the site's standards wouldn't let it. Clark Devlin is the name of the secret agent in the 2002 Jackie Chan movie, The Tuxedo, played by Jason Isaacs, who is the spitting image of Fleming's depiction of the James Bond character. Clearly a Bond rip-off and nothing else. I am still fascinated by the character so I thought... Why not bapitizing my username in honorary respect to that secret agent?

    l0K4nbiyzNGKSzskM.gif

    My second choice was SterlingArcher, based on Sterling Archer from Archer.
    Cary Grant plays an agent called Devlin in the Hitchcock film Notorious thought that is possibly where your profile name came from.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 13,394
    ClarkDevlin - Well, I would've used the space bar to separate the first and last name, but the site's standards wouldn't let it. Clark Devlin is the name of the secret agent in the 2002 Jackie Chan movie, The Tuxedo, played by Jason Isaacs, who is the spitting image of Fleming's depiction of the James Bond character. Clearly a Bond rip-off and nothing else. I am still fascinated by the character so I thought... Why not bapitizing my username in honorary respect to that secret agent?

    l0K4nbiyzNGKSzskM.gif

    My second choice was SterlingArcher, based on Sterling Archer from Archer.

    Nice to know where your username came from, @ClarkDevlin. I had been wondering how you came up with it and that answers it nicely. Great! I must see that film, by the way. It sounds interesting.
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,979
    ClarkDevlin - Well, I would've used the space bar to separate the first and last name, but the site's standards wouldn't let it. Clark Devlin is the name of the secret agent in the 2002 Jackie Chan movie, The Tuxedo, played by Jason Isaacs, who is the spitting image of Fleming's depiction of the James Bond character. Clearly a Bond rip-off and nothing else. I am still fascinated by the character so I thought... Why not bapitizing my username in honorary respect to that secret agent?

    l0K4nbiyzNGKSzskM.gif

    My second choice was SterlingArcher, based on Sterling Archer from Archer.

    For a long time I thought it was your real name.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited December 2016 Posts: 15,423
    ClarkDevlin - Well, I would've used the space bar to separate the first and last name, but the site's standards wouldn't let it. Clark Devlin is the name of the secret agent in the 2002 Jackie Chan movie, The Tuxedo, played by Jason Isaacs, who is the spitting image of Fleming's depiction of the James Bond character. Clearly a Bond rip-off and nothing else. I am still fascinated by the character so I thought... Why not bapitizing my username in honorary respect to that secret agent?

    l0K4nbiyzNGKSzskM.gif

    My second choice was SterlingArcher, based on Sterling Archer from Archer.
    Cary Grant plays an agent called Devlin in the Hitchcock film Notorious thought that is possibly where your profile name came from.
    Some also argue that Notorious inspired elements of the Casino Royale novel. When I think about it, Ingrid Bergman's character was almost experiencing a similar fate to that of Vesper, even though the official acknowledgment of the character is said to have been inspired by Krystina Skarbek. And of course the Devlin character played by Grant had many traits shared with Fleming's Bond.
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    ClarkDevlin - Well, I would've used the space bar to separate the first and last name, but the site's standards wouldn't let it. Clark Devlin is the name of the secret agent in the 2002 Jackie Chan movie, The Tuxedo, played by Jason Isaacs, who is the spitting image of Fleming's depiction of the James Bond character. Clearly a Bond rip-off and nothing else. I am still fascinated by the character so I thought... Why not bapitizing my username in honorary respect to that secret agent?

    l0K4nbiyzNGKSzskM.gif

    My second choice was SterlingArcher, based on Sterling Archer from Archer.

    Nice to know where your username came from, @ClarkDevlin. I had been wondering how you came up with it and that answers it nicely. Great! I must see that film, by the way. It sounds interesting.
    Thanks, @Dragonpol. :D The film is in the medium of comedy with typical Jackie Chan humour, and even though Jason Isaacs doesn't have much screen-time in it, he owns every scene he's in that makes the escapist Bond fan like me crave to see him in the role of the actual James Bond in his super-spy mode. It's an entertaining film which I hope you'll enjoy. :)
    ClarkDevlin - Well, I would've used the space bar to separate the first and last name, but the site's standards wouldn't let it. Clark Devlin is the name of the secret agent in the 2002 Jackie Chan movie, The Tuxedo, played by Jason Isaacs, who is the spitting image of Fleming's depiction of the James Bond character. Clearly a Bond rip-off and nothing else. I am still fascinated by the character so I thought... Why not bapitizing my username in honorary respect to that secret agent?

    l0K4nbiyzNGKSzskM.gif

    My second choice was SterlingArcher, based on Sterling Archer from Archer.

    For a long time I thought it was your real name.
    It is my real name. ;)
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    @ClarkDevlin
    The Tuxedo is one of my favourite Chan movies. Jennifer Love Hewitt is a favourite of mine. I fell in love with her in 1997 (I Know What You Did Last Summer).
    I went through 5 seasons of Ghost Whisperer just for her ;)
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