It’s my first name tailed off with the first letter of my last name.
In less personal online “areas” I go by Proxymate and Frank Greeford (in some cases HansGreeford dues to character limits). Proxymate does not come in handy while playing starcraft because I instantly lose any opportunity to proxy someone, as they look at my name and start having workers patrolling their base. I did adapt that name before I started Starcraft though. It’s really just a spinoff on the proximity “word-family”. I have never really looked into it as I just thought it was a cool name, but I guess you can analyze it and say that I’m a CloseFriend or a “Proxy Mate”, it kinda ruins the name for me though.
Frank/Hans Greeford is a funny one. This derives from a funyn radioprogram that aired aired 25 broadcasts in 06 and 25 in 08. In 06 they had this small part where they wanted to see how much they could get done in Dutch, without actually knowing the language. They called up hotel Kraznapolski in Amsterdam and just fired random gibberish at this poor girl working in reservations. At one point she asks if he speaks English, and he answers with “no English”. Then he manages to say that he is Dutch, and the girl just feels terribly guilty. video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm7FNCD5dyU , skip to 1:10 to avoid the Norwegian talk.
Anyway, in 08 they continued messing with different services in the Netherlands (including a gender operation consulation phone, a bikeshop and a boat rental service). This time using the name Frank Greeford instead of Hans Greeford.