I have been around wikipedia since 2005. My contributions are sparse and far inbetween.
I changed username early 2006 from Bedrupsbaneman to Benkeboy. This was because I use the same username for the Swedish Wikipedia and I was suggested to change the old username because it was deemed inappropriate. Pity, it was my first ever username for a digital network, ie for the university network when I started my studies in the late 80's.
I am Swedish but currently live in Portugal.