This post is more out of interest than anything else. I’ve heard some interesting stories about how people get their screen names ranging from naming themselves after their favorite book/game/movie characters to smashing their head against the keyboard and getting a random string of characters.

Before I got the screen name I have now, I just used whatever show/game/book/etc. I was currently enjoying at the time. However, during the days of my young impressionable mind, I saw this movie called The Mighty Ducks. One day, while deciding to make yet another screen name, I seemed to remember that there was a character in that movie whose name was Connway. I say “seemed to remember” because at the time of choosing, I wasn’t actually sure. There is a character in the movie named Conway, but with only the one ‘n’. Anyhow, that’s what I remembered, so that’s what I put in. Albeit a misspelling, I’ve actually come to prefer the two ‘n’s over just one. So far it’s been a great screen name for me over the years. While not the most interesting or unique of stories, it gave me what is my internet identity. Sure as hell beats having Raynor as my screen name. I considered that one for a while (I was playing a bit of StarCraft at the time).

So, what’s the story behind your screen name?