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1-23-2010 @ 8:27AM
A few months ago back when Ulduar was the shizz, I joined up with a raiding guild (one of the oldest on our server) and was brought in for a 10man run.We got as far as Xt when the raid leader at the time was calling out the positioning he wanted us in for the fight, when he got to me and after 20seconds or so of try to say my character name (grahlan) he simply calls out on vent, "ok greylan, your name sorta hurts my face so from now on im gonna call you shammy g." Needless to say the name stuck, and for the next 3months or so that I raided with him I was shammy g to everyone in the raid.Btw, if you read this Kaos, where have you been?
1-23-2010 @ 9:15AM
similar to this, we had a hunter in our guild whose name, Gumano or something, we struggled to pronounce so one day on vent my hubby (our raid leader) said, ok mr hunter, we are gonna call you Bob. He has been Bob ever since, no matter what alt he is playing on :)
1-23-2010 @ 11:13AM
A friend of mine joined my guild and his name was a bit difficult to pronounce for the english speakers, so instead of calling him jlozano they ended calling him j-lo.
1-23-2010 @ 12:49PM
Name woes are like, the best. My raid leader friend couldn't (and still can't) pronounce my toon's name. The problem is, while I'd prefer everyone pronounce Lese with a focus on the first e (as in lease) everyone seems to focus on the s (so, Lessie.) The deep and awkward part of the nickname Lessie is that I'm a lesbian. So when I correct people I'm always worried they think i'm being irritating about how to pronounce it, but I'd just prefer not being the victim of what I think is an awkward pun.
1-23-2010 @ 1:26PM
My story is similar. As an altoholic, while I was unemployed last year, I got my Shaman healer, Death knight tank, and Druid Tank/Healer, all up to raiding quality alongside my main, a Warlock named Vogie. Whenever they would need anything at all, I'd show up unannounced with the correct toon. Instead of calling me by one name, some of my friends and guildies started stringing the names together, the last iteration being something along the lines of Vognatyranthso... or how it sounded in Vent, Vogrlmrglrlglmrgl...Every time I pug into other raids, I have a stopwatch running on when someone will shout out the combined name, and someone else invariably shouts "... what??"
1-23-2010 @ 2:52PM
Our guild is rather heavy on the silly emotes to each other during raids and such, (especially /flirt, /shake, /moan and all others like that) which has evolved into the guild chat as well. As such, somehow my guild leader as a joke once called my main, Kallene, Kalliebear, and then we all laughed about if it somehow became permanent. It has. Now whenever I log I get numerous greetings of 'Kallie' or "Kalliebear' and every time they talk to me on vent.I've given up fighting it, and now have a druid alt named Kalliebear. No one except our guild gets it, but I chuckle every time I log.
1-23-2010 @ 4:27PM
Friend of mine has a hunter named Aeryli. He was raiding with us waaaay back in Naxx and our RL had trouble with his name, ended up calling him Areola. Needless to say, that name stuck with him. :)
1-23-2010 @ 5:41PM
So my main is named Phorn... Yeah, you can already see where *this* is going. Having been in a few PUG's for the weekly or ICC rep runs, with random groups on vent it invariably turns to jokes about my name at some point, and the inevitable question, "You ever think about changing your name?". Of course, yes I have *thought* about it, but then I couldn't use the "Blizzard gave me this name" excuse should I ever be reported.And then there's the people who are trying not to wipe the raid with Incredibly Lame Puns, and stumble trying not to call me "Porn". I've heard "Pharn", "Phern", "Phen", "Phlarn", "Prawn", and sooner or later "Porn".
1-25-2010 @ 1:29PM
The problems with unintelligible names: We had a guild member on probation once, a loooong time ago, and her name was Gbgspspy. None of us had a clue how to pronounce it, or what it even meant. So the day after she goes totally berserk in guild chat and we kick her, we're standing around trying to figure out what everyone else thought it meant.Everyone else thought it was some bizarroworld abbreviation for "Gigabyte gypsy."I don't know why, but I had always said it, in my head, as "Gynobag superspy."The other guildies still haven't forgotten.
1-25-2010 @ 5:14AM
My guild seems to have lots of trouble with repetitive names. My druid Afanen is frequently called Afanenennanananananen. Similarly, our pally Aeiris's name is typed and pronounced as "Aeiriaieuouauiaiiiaiaiaa."
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