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February 2, 2009 1:01 PM   Subscribe

Help me making an inflammatory, filter-friendly but ultimately cute/funny Xbox Live gamertag.

The elements here we need to keep in mind:

(1) 15 letters or numbers is the cap.

(2) There are some obvious words that won't make it through the filter (Sex, most swear words, etc.), but some that will (Taint, Nuttz, etc.)

(3) I am gay, and since being on Xbox Live = being called a "fag" by some 12 year-old, I would like to put this out there in the most amusing and inciting manner possible. For example, names like "LanceBassOwnzYu" or "ActuallyGay" or "THATkindofBear" are all contenders for my final name.

(4) If it isn't explicitly gay, then it has to be something really eye-grabbing, like "AnitaBottomlick" or "VinceFrmShamWow." Let your creative juices flow.

(5) "HeyDadHowzJail" is my current frontrunner, but it seems very weak. Please help me break through my lack of creativity. :-(
posted by Franklin76 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (27 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

It means "Yo' Mama" in Spanish.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:05 PM on February 2, 2009

LuvXBoxAndImGay, for the straightforward approach
posted by ORthey at 1:05 PM on February 2, 2009

SuMadre is already taken. PenguinPr0nFTW, however, is still available.
posted by Franklin76 at 1:06 PM on February 2, 2009

damn it! hersheyhighwaylvr is too long.
posted by nadawi at 1:09 PM on February 2, 2009


It might slip by the censors.
posted by JaredSeth at 1:09 PM on February 2, 2009

my s/n
posted by craven_morhead at 1:10 PM on February 2, 2009

I always enjoyed playing Halo with names that were like "a shoe" or "Grandma." Because then you get in-game announcements like, "You assassinated Grandma," or "You were killed by a shoe."

You could maybe just be "A gay dude" or something similar. Maybe "Gayness."

YOU WERE KILLED BY GAYNESS has a nice ring to it.
posted by peggynature at 1:11 PM on February 2, 2009 [3 favorites]

bundleofsticks (as a faggot is a bundle of sticks) - might be too highbrow for your normal 14 year old homophobe, though.
posted by nadawi at 1:12 PM on February 2, 2009 [1 favorite]

leatherandfur (as you at least suggested you're a bear) - although, some might think you're a bdsm furry.
posted by nadawi at 1:20 PM on February 2, 2009

Uh, hersheyhwylover is 15 exactly.
posted by mkb at 1:42 PM on February 2, 2009

hilarious. i went through like 5 different shortenings of hersheyhighwaylover and all of them clocked in at 16+. why i didn't think of hwy is beyond me.
posted by nadawi at 1:45 PM on February 2, 2009

Ah, this is a fun game to play.

I was playing TF2 yesterday as "nutmilk moustache." You're welcome to use that one.

Although with an Xbox Live gamertag, are you locked in to the name you choose for a long period of time? The joke-name thing works better, in my opinion, when you can change it up at will. For longer lasting names and for tattoos, better to stick with something you'll know you'll still be happy with down the road.
posted by kprincehouse at 1:56 PM on February 2, 2009

CapnFudgePack. It even has a slightly military feel, which makes it excellent for Halo. Also in the running for things that make insecure boys nervous in the virtual service, RumSodomyLash might work, too, though it's a bit obscure.
posted by adipocere at 2:03 PM on February 2, 2009

Keep in mind that it's not just a filter, if your gamertag is flagged as inappropriate by someone after it passes through the 'filter', you could still be required to change it.
posted by mattholomew at 2:06 PM on February 2, 2009

something to bear in mind is that the current filter-friendly way to reference a penis in gamertags is to use this series of characters: lllD

as you may notice, it looks a little bit like a penis.
posted by shmegegge at 2:09 PM on February 2, 2009

MyLittlePwnie is the most awesome gamertag I've ever heard, but I'm sure its taken. You could do some variant of it that would still get the point across, though.
posted by jtfowl0 at 2:10 PM on February 2, 2009 [2 favorites]

MyLittlePwnie was mentioned in this thread, which might be another source of inspiration.
posted by junkbox at 2:20 PM on February 2, 2009

How about HEEEEEeeeeyyyy! or Ohh_Snap_Girl! for something unlikely to be ruled inappropriate but still makes the point.
posted by ctmf at 2:21 PM on February 2, 2009

Also, keep in mind that the name should be easily spoken by other players either in its full or abbreviated form. Using "nutmilk moustache" as an example, someone using a headset would have no problem saying "Nutmilk there's a guy behind you!" This can't be said for names like Bpwnr, although the pun in that is amusing. Even names like "ActuallyGay" are difficult to abbreviate, since it doesn't feeel right to call somebody "Actually."

Oh man, there are just so many, especially if you're going for some homoerotic flavor since all the best names are at least a little gay to start. Just off the top of my head, I mean, you could go with Meat Fever, or Beef Injector, hell, why not Beef Injectee. Taint Misbehavin? Or keep it short and sweet with something like Manlog? Manthrob? Mancanyon? Coque Goblin? So many choices...
posted by kprincehouse at 2:24 PM on February 2, 2009

as you may notice, it looks a little bit like a penis.

Maybe |||||||||||D would be better? (hey, you have up to 14 | ! )

Peggynature has a great idea. How about FierceSasahay so "you were killed by a FierceSashay"? Or maybe a drag name? My favorite drag queen name ever was a lady named TequilaMockingbird (which is alas too long)
posted by pointystick at 2:30 PM on February 2, 2009

posted by chrisamiller at 2:32 PM on February 2, 2009

These have all been pretty helpful suggestions. I have "best answered" the most helpful posts, and welcome further answers.

Leapfrogging from adipocere's idea, I decided to go to "Sgt Fgt." It combines the greatness of rank, with homosexuality and a well-known slur (esp. in Xbox land). It is also easily spoken (if done proper), and thanks to kprincehouse for the suggestion.

Yes, I do realize that there is a "second filter" of being flagged as inappropriate -- but if that happens, that is completely fine -- I have plenty of these other suggestions to take on in case this name gets bannz0red.

Thanks again.
posted by Franklin76 at 2:53 PM on February 2, 2009

That can be shortened to "tquilamockinbrd" without being too abstruse, I think.
posted by mkb at 2:55 PM on February 2, 2009

posted by porn in the woods at 2:59 PM on February 2, 2009

I think Cpt. Fgt. rolls off the tongue better. So to speak. Easier to call out during games, too.

My luck though, I'll run into all the timmies that you've riled up... then again, maybe they'll be easier to shoot when they're apoplectic.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 3:24 PM on February 2, 2009

posted by DWRoelands at 7:23 PM on February 2, 2009 [1 favorite]

Can I slightly derail and ask what your experience with XBL has been like so far as an openly gay male?

For my senior writing thesis I had to do something on digital communications and I chose to do a discourse analysis of Xbox Live. I spent a week at a time using various gamer tags that led people to believe I was various minorities. I caught a lot more shit from people when I had gamertags that were openly acknowledging minority status. The worst was the week I spent with the gamertag "gaykid." It was like wearing a chicken suit in a crocodile tank.

(not a chicken suit like a mascot chicken, but a suit made of actual dead chickens."
posted by tylerfulltilt at 9:58 PM on February 3, 2009

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