It all started at one of the Hants(North) & Berks meetings of the Lotus 7 Club, possibly even the first meeting I attended in July 2004. Someone had misread my BlatChat nickname, LazerBrain as LazerBrian and assumed that my real name must be Brian. As soon as a few of the central characters got wind that I wasn't too chuffed to be referred to as Brian that was it - I was renamed!
Anyway, I'm now quite accepting of the name - though it does still confuse people to hear me called LazerBrain, Brian or Darren within the space of a few seconds. At the 2005 Christmas dinner one section of the quiz was filled with questions about famous Brians - there was some benefit to being quizmaster after all!