To be honest, I thought up my username about 6 years ago when I was like 10. Since I had just started to play OOT, I was really into it, and decided to name myself Linkman. I threw on the 8 because it is my luckiest number. I've won the game of Life on that number, I'll have you know.
Mine was originally a character for a fantasy thing. Pretty simple really, cool-sounding adjective, add on an animal and you get a typical medieval nicknamy thing. It just stuck. I suppose if you think enough you can get some metaphors out of it too.
In Latin the 'Stella' part of my name means star. So I thought it would fit because I like stars a lot.....that and it is just about the only thing I got out of Latin. Lol.
As for the 3000 a lot of people have asked me about it actually. Its just a number I like. Thats all....