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Minecraft Usernames - Why Does it Matter?

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avatar janidorr
Retired Moderator
Level 48 : Master Artist
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Time for a HawkBlog!



1. What's in a name?


You might be thinking, what's the point of Minecraft usernames? I mean it makes you identifiable but that's it, isn't it? No, it's not. A username can tell people lots of things about you. Well how? For example, if you saw a player named cod_kid25 you would make you assume that he/she has played or is still playing Call Of Duty. For the same reason, rainbowdash would make you think that player is a brony. cj3425123 would make you look like a complete noob while Majestic_Noob would make you look pretty pro. Minecraft usernames do matter.



2. Making a username


Before making a username, think about your interests. If you like pie or football or pretty much anything else, reflect that in your username. You can also carry over a username from another game, but before I say anything else I'll need to say something that bothers me the most. Do not use numbers in your username unless it is completely necessary, even just one number such as JohnJohn8 can look a bit noobish to others. It is a sign of almost no originality in most usernames. Even if the number is relevant like JohnJohn1994, it still falls under the category of numbers. Most people I've known put numbers in their name because the original username they wanted was taken. For example, say you wanted the username Pootis_Heavy and it was taken. Instead of making Pootis_Heavy2323, make it PootisHeavy or even PootiZheavy. I have a friend I know who really wanted the username Terminator. When he discovered it was already taken, he changed it to Termnator instead of Terminator88 or xXTerminatorXx. If you are attempting to get involved in YouTube or the rest of the Minecraft Community, it is harder for people to remember a YouTuber named Kash4564 then KashZ. The sum it all up, Be Original!



3. Be prepared for nicknames!


Many players know that when you're on a server for a long time and people see you as a regular, you usually take on a nickname unless your username is amazingly short. I've been called Hawk, short for Hawkstormer and Termnator's been called Term. Keep in mind that chances are people will use a nickname of your username. This will not affect you much but remember than no matter how much thought you put into a username, most people will not utilize the whole of it. But that's okay!


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*also this is my first blog :D
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08/02/2015 8:07 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Meme
CroatiaTheMan
Yeah It Totally Matters Great Job Explaining It :)
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12/27/2014 9:22 pm
Level 26 : Expert Blacksmith
StingRay_FTW
My original name to use was Ray,so my friends call me Ray.People I meet on servers call me Sting.And one of my friends call me StingRay.
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12/15/2014 4:47 pm
Level 22 : Expert Pokemon
aris9834
I only go by this nickname in UniqueCraft and it is Blue as in...
PPPPOOOOKKKKÉÉÉÉMMMMOOOONNNN
(oh, and bragging. jk.)
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10/09/2014 10:01 am
Level 41 : Master Pixel Puncher
AtomicCookies
Sucks because people when they use a nickname for me, they called me Automatic >.>
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06/23/2014 6:00 am
Level 33 : Artisan Ranger
Caporal Dxl
I think my name is good! Caporal Dxl, shorter: Dxl!
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05/31/2014 6:47 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Archer
9190281
I'm called (919)
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03/28/2014 9:35 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Narwhal
8BitMiles
My nickname is kinda cool although normal. It's diamond.  XD
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02/20/2014 9:47 pm
Level 42 : Master Nether Knight
fritzfun123
Usually my nickname is "Fritzy"
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02/14/2014 12:29 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Ninja
Lucasuper
I believe i was in the first 5% of minecraft registered users,and that's probably why i got my username without letters
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12/15/2014 4:49 pm
Level 22 : Expert Pokemon
aris9834
o-o why couldn't you choose your name and Mojang does. D=
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02/13/2014 1:14 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Engineer
trikib
the owner of server where I play is ChuckSkull3 and I don't think it sounds that noobish. We call him ''chuck''
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02/13/2014 10:20 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Button Pusher
Frizzle Frass
I like my username
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01/10/2014 9:17 pm
Level 41 : Master Ninja
Darkflame2050
Wish I could change my username to Rogue_Shadow. D:
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12/31/2013 12:37 am
Level 28 : Expert Unicorn
ImJustAPineapple
I like randomness...that seems reflected. No numbers! WOO! I have nicknames like Pine
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12/07/2013 10:07 am
Level 41 : Master Pixel Painter
telamonianajax
lol. all moderators hate my username. (telamonianajax)
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12/02/2013 6:05 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Warrior
Next_Gen_Craft
I love this blog i totally agree my name is Next_Gen_Craft people call me Next or NextGen and my friends name is swimmy56 people always call him swim. So thank you for making this amazing blog to inform others on names do matter keep up the amazing handwork towards PMC. Thank you for putting your time in effort as a mod here at PMC i'm sure everybody who knows you loves you. you are amazing mod and blogger.
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11/03/2013 12:38 pm
Level 27 : Expert Fisherman
Instant_ReplEH
Nice Blog!
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10/13/2013 11:26 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Miner
anonpmc369662
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06/04/2013 2:03 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Robot
jiraph52
I get called jir on almost every server I join, without them having any knowledge of my previous nickname, jir. There was this one kid that joined my fave server, his name was 15505 and somehow everyone remembered his name. It even became a server-wide joke! when ever someone asked the Co-Owner how many ___ he had, he would say '15505'. So numbers aren't always bad, and all-letter names aren't always good.

p.s. Majestic_Noob doesn't sound that majestic to me...
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06/03/2013 9:19 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Princess
n8mo
:P numbers were necessary in this username, Idk why, but I've always used the name n8mo.
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03/24/2014 4:06 pm
Level 48 : Master Baconator
BenDragonsword
Yea. It seems to work pretty well. I think numbers are okay as long as you fit them into your username. Like yours, or my friend savior_num3. There's actually a backstory behing the number 3. Unlike my friends greek3 or mrmixer28. Its all about how you implement it.
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03/28/2014 11:09 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Princess
n8mo
Agreed, most of my friends have unique usernames, but a few just slapped on numbers so they could have the name, kinda unoriginal IMO.
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06/03/2013 3:24 pm
Level 44 : Master Fox
SymplyJelly_
My username was just pretty random.
I was eating a PB&J sandwich at the time, so yeah.
but people call me Broski
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06/02/2013 5:42 pm
Level 25 : Expert Pony
Kfcnyancat
Agree I called myself Kfcnyancraft on MC, and I was hated on some servers for liking KFC and being a non-poptart Nyan Cat (Stupidest discrimination EVER.) Once I found an idiot-free server, I got the nickname "kfc."
I hate usernames that are like xX------Xx, or have numbers. It annoys me, and I'm always right that those people are either mean, or don't use correct grammar/spelling on the internet.
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06/02/2013 4:08 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Warrior
EpicDragon100
I hate it when people put "xx" at the start and finish of their name, like XxsupersonicxX for example.
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06/02/2013 3:46 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Warrior
EpicDragon100
Mine on minecraft is EpicDragon100, I didn't know of any others until somebody mistaked me for thier friend, EpicDragon96.
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06/02/2013 3:14 pm
Level 24 : Expert Artist
ctowncrafter
Is my username a good one?
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06/03/2013 3:00 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Blacksmith
KyuremZekrom123
What's the c for???
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06/03/2013 6:12 pm
Level 24 : Expert Artist
ctowncrafter
crazy
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06/02/2013 11:55 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Pokemon
JoblessJello
people just call me biome on the server beacause they probably would sound weird on a server if the said [default] mehshu: "Hey biome02!"
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05/16/2013 6:07 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Ranger
Totodile_Love
:3 my username is Totodile_Love. They call me tot tatertot..that stuffs :P
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06/03/2013 3:01 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Blacksmith
KyuremZekrom123
Hey my username has Pokemon in too. (Because I like Pokemon. Who cares if I get teased?) Except mine has 2 LEGENDARY POKEMON! (ones that are almost as legendary as BUDDER!) So everyone calls me Kyurem. (RANDOMPERSON: Kyurem did u greif my ____________? RANDOMN00B: Hey Kyurem do you like Pokemon?)
XD
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06/03/2013 4:14 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Ranger
Totodile_Love
xD sometimes people too, ask me if I like pokemon. Then I say yes and then they ask me what my favorite one is :Totodile.
Them: Who's Totodile?
Me: ....
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05/11/2013 7:38 pm
Level 28 : Expert Nerd
mrcookiemonsterz
My username is Captain_Zanity so a lot of people call me Cap, like once a moderator said: Cap, caps. :3
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04/19/2013 9:46 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Ranger
CheesySitcom
My name is ChessySitcom but everone calls me Cheesy *insert cool shades here*
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01/28/2015 4:12 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Strawberry
KingNappa
YYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!
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04/19/2013 10:47 pm
Level 48 : Master Artist
janidorr
Haha! :P
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04/06/2013 9:50 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Pokemon
SailorsMoon
I have _MineTurtle_ Cx
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03/30/2013 2:01 am
Level 48 : Master Artist
janidorr
It's only for people still thinking about a username. If you've already made that decision then it's yours to keep.
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03/29/2013 8:16 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Network
IgnoreMyPostsIwas10
Nuuh I have numbers in my name, I'm a horrible person! D:
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03/29/2013 2:10 pm
Level 29 : Expert Blockhead
minthus
So... what can you tell me about my username?
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03/18/2013 7:35 pm
Level 20 : Expert Toast
TheAverageHero
This was well thought out. Yay for my original name! (And everyone elses)
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03/13/2013 6:44 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Taco
spoonfork99
Very well said. Diamond and sub!
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03/05/2013 8:00 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Cyborg
Knightsundere
I like this. Numbers seem to make stuff more complicated; I will bet that SkydoesMinecraft wouldn't have nearly as many viewers if his Youtube name was SkydoesMinecraft6789. I have a friend whose name is shoe-shinner9699. Obviously the 9699 doesn't have reference to anything, and makes his name extremely hard to remember.
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02/25/2013 9:48 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Narwhal
Owl Master
Weee Originality
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01/30/2013 2:13 pm
Level 25 : Expert Ranger
Silenced_Nodas1995
hawk, i m not completely agreeing.

numbers can be usefull sometimes and there are a lot of pro's who are having numbers in their name.Ã

its more a combination of the things you use.

nodas, is looking a bit nooby as a example, while NoD3S is (a bit) better already.

nodas1995 is calm, and its telling something about me, and im not looking like a noob with it.

otherwise, when you use numbers in your name to look like a noob. it can be even usefull, when you want to suprise people or to make sure people know you because of your damn nooby name;)

not only 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 etc is causing a nooby name. its just the combination of all the signs you use^^

(still worthed a diamond)
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02/10/2013 1:34 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Engineer
MonkeyPoisoned
Numbers make you look like someone with a limited brain capacity :D
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01/13/2013 9:33 am
Level 48 : Master Artist
janidorr
Well then they most likely would use math words instead of numbers. A name and then numbers after does not tell everybody that you like math. It could make you look like a number noob.
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01/13/2013 1:00 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Ranger
soundwave0072000
Numbers can sometimes be needed to show something more about someone. What if said someone really enjoyed mathematics?
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