I've been together for two and 1/2 yrs. He hasn't been with her since 2009. I am not a jealous person. I just don't understand if she was the past and I am the present, why does he still have to have that gamertag/ username? That name represents them together. I sent him a text message saying "why don't you change your name to booboooco;)' (that's my nickname and his nickname together) and he resonded "That was my old gamer tag. "How would you feel if you were in my shoes? Am I over re-acting?
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Okay, he was a dumbass for deciding to use a gamer tag with his GF's name in it (any GF!). To do so almost guarantees that he'll be put into this stupid situation sooner or later.
But, like others have said, her actual name probably means nothing to him at this point, but his gamer tag is is gaming IDENTITY, even though 99.99% of the people he games with have NO IDEA what it actually means. They DO know it means HIM, though. It's become his "brand", and all of his playing stats and history and so on is attached to it, for better or worse. To change that means to instantly lose his identity and any fear/respect that other gamers show him. As dumb as that may sound, that's a big deal to a gamer. If you're good, or just if you game a lot, you earn a reputation and just acknowledgment of your existence from a big chunk of other people. It's hard to let that go.
This is why you don't use your GF's name in your gamer tag, just like you don't get her name tattooed on you. It rarely works out in the long run, because gamer tags and tattoos usually last longer than the relationships...0