Zombie: Started playing games like Doom on B&W laptop screens and named my saved games Zombie at first because everyone were always surprised at how cold my hands were like I was dead or something.
Iceman: Stuck with the "cold" theme and kept it simple when I started playing Ultima Online with some high school friends. And yes, I did watch X-Men during those times. >.>
Aiglos: During my UO years, I decided one day to create a new character but I couldn't find a new and more refined name which kept the cold theme. An old friend from UO (he was, literally, old) then opened his Silmarillion book and found Aiglos for me. It kept the cold theme, sounded quite nice to the ear and I was a new reader of the Tolkien legacy which I very much liked, so I kept it for quite some time, and games. http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/a/aeglos.html
Spitfire: I usually use that name when creating dps built characters (range types mostly). Yes, it's from the song of The Prodigy.
Spark: I use that one for crafting characters which have the skills to go fight from time to time. The idea comes from a conversation Guts has with the blacksmith in the beginning of volume 10 of the Berserk manga. I was a pretty good crafter in UO (private shard), and was asked by other guilds for help as a PKK from time to time. I kinda liked those moments.
Cidolfus: Random choice since all others were already taken on those forums. And Cid from FFT simply kicks ***.
Menel Vagor: FFXIV is currently the game which took me the most time on choosing a name. I couldn't take the previous names and fit two of them to make a whole one and make it sound good... So, I stepped back and went from a totally different angle. I kept my liking of the elvish tongues Tolkien created and searched for weeks, even months. I then stumbled upon Menelvagor while I was searching for something of the "protect" theme as I'm usually the "meatshield" type in life and games. http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/m/menelvagor.html Edited, Nov 11th 2010 2:10pm by Cidolfus