I recently joined a message board Christine told me about. It’s Twist MB[1. If you join, please say Christine referred you? ;)], and it’s TCG-based. I’ve considered opening a forum that’s TCG-based, but I’m not exactly up for that at the moment considering I have a total of three online trading card games: Spree, Capture and Zest. I posted a thread for 6birds in the Site Plugs forum, and I received the following reply:
how did you come up with 6birds for a name?
Of course, I struggled to think of a response. It wasn’t easy, because I literally didn’t think too much into it. Here’s what I coughed up:
I at first wanted 9birds.net, but it was taken. 9 is my favorite number, like 8. As a kid, I always liked the way 9 sounds, and I still do today. Birds are pretty, and I want to fly and soar the sky, following my dreams. Thus, birds.
I’m also into symbolism. Each bird symbolizes its own thing, but the common symbolism is freedom. I’m a victim of abuse, so freedom is important to me.
Since what I wanted was taken, I resulted to this:
9birds = 6 characters
#birds = 6 characters
6birds = 6 characters
Long story short: It’s symbolic.
I really hope this makes sense. 😡
To this day, 9birds.net is still taken. I still think it has quite a nice ring to it, but because I’ve been with 6birds.net for so long, it feels more homey.
In case you didn’t understand why it’s always written as “6birds” for me rather than any other way, it’s because of the 6 characters thing. 😉
…3 years down, 2 more to go until 6birds is 5!