in reply to Name Space
Like many others here, mine originally comes from an IRC handle. I used to use Ender, myself also being an Andrew like the character. A few million more people on the internet and irc later, I got sick of butting nicks with people. Based on nothing so glorious as an Orson Scott Card novel, naChoZ is simply a reference to beavis & butthead. I was going for "nachoz rule" but that was too long. naChoZ it was. I think that was 93'ish, sounds about right. I remember first using it as a regular in #mod (who loved future crew and necros' from FM??). Those were fun times. At one point, I had eggdrop bots running on three networks linking all the #mod channels together from each.
I've been using it ever since. I continue to use it simply because that's how a lot of people know me. I still run into people gaming online who remember me from the q1/q2 days, and so forth. I ran the most popular Q2 ExpertCTF server on the eastern seaboard for a couple years (at least that's what people always told me), so I did get along with a whole bunch of folks just from that alone.
But wow, this is the first time I realized I've been using it for TEN years. OMG! Maybe it *is* time for a new nick. But it would have to be something where the domain wasn't taken. YUH right!