We had a local BBS where you could log on and play The Legend Of The Ared Dragon! I had 2 buddies, Krull and Killer, who took me into their online tribe. I wanted to be a K Brother also so they came up with Kodiak.
Once the Internet was available, I connected with a barbed wire connection. I got the free email thru Yahoo but the plain Kodiak wasn't available. I added the numbers from my birth year, not my age then!