People Are Revealing Their Very First AIM Screen Names And They’re Embarrassingly Hilarious

Holy moly, it feels like forever ago that we were picking our first screen names. It sort of was forever ago, so that makes sense. They were always some combination of fandom and inside jokes, with birth or graduation years thrown in there. Mine was more embarrassing than I’ll be revealing here, but some people have no problem sharing theirs and happily did so when writer Ashly Perez asked on Twitter.

She also asked people why they chose the name they did. The results were predictably awesome and the best kind of cringeworthy.

Perez went first, revealing that her first screen name was a weird combo of initials, locker numbers, and the word “baby.”

Whoever runs the account for the PEN15 show contributed to the conversation.

Then other people chimed in. Get ready for a lot of Avril Lavigne.

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h/t: @itsashlyperez