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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

the context behind my name

so back in 2012, i was making a ROBLOX account. I tried to make my username 'santa' (I don't know why, it was August. I was 5???) and back then, if you try to make your username a username that was already taken, they had a structure for picking a free username: they fed it into an algorithm that I presume was, [random adjective] + [userInput] + [number 10-99], and gave you 3 of those choices. So in my case, it gave me, for example "handsomesanta81", "speedysanta19", and "powerfulsanta44", and I chose "powerfulsanta44" as my username. That's where the 44 comes from. Later down the line, in I suppose 7th grade - so probably 2019, I'd wanted a new username, but I didn't realise it until this moment. I was sitting in computer science class, half asleep, and words were just going in and out of my mind. One of those words happened to be "denmark", when I suddenly fixated on that word, slowly building it out to "fromdenmark" then "notfromdenmark". When I changed my username to that on Roblox, it didn't allow me to set it to that, saying it's not appropriate for Roblox. I'm not sure why, but I digress. Anyway, a friend of mine suggested the nickname "nifty" coming from the acronym "NFD." Basically, "N F D", "Nif D", "Nifdy", "Nifty". And later, I wanted another username, combining my current username and my earliest, when I came up with Nifty44. At the time, i was somehow STILL playing Roblox, so I checked, and of  course, it was already taken, by someone who hadn't logged in since 2017. But I liked the username! So, making a choice that would make signing up incredibly inconvenient on half of the platforms on the internet because for some reason websites don't want you to put numbers first in your username bla bla bla we hate fun etc etc, I switched around Nifty and 44, leading to the creation of the username "44nifty". I've since dropped the whole thing about "i hate danish people!!!" since, Wow, Saying You Hate A Certain Group Of People Is A Bad Idea! but it still lives on in my username.


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