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The term I've heard for this is backronym.
Ah, yes. It seems retronym is a word, but the wrong one. From dictionary.com:
Backronym is indeed the correct word here.
The same name on every site (unless it is taken already)
A different name for every site
The same name for sites I don't care about, but different names on sites I do care about
Different names for sites I don't care about, but the same name on sites I do care about
The anonymous account
Someone else's username
Root, after hacking into the site
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