By that logic mate then ur handle should have been declined too
Also your handle HAL is a reference to the on-board computer of the Discovery One spacecraft in Arthur C. Clarke's fictional Space Odyssey saga - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_9000
Infact SW Combine itself should be renamed as the word Combine clearly exists already www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/combine (joke but u get the idea, lots of things can be deliberately taken out of context).
Unless I misunderstand again and your real name is Hal, who knows, tbh who cares. Ive used the handle Baiditos for over 6 years on a number of strict role playing servers for a number of MMORPG games and never once had anyone say "thats not a proper name because if u take the s off its a word in a dictionary". You could clearly look up every handle and I bet you would find plenty that have partial hits for existing words in some language or another.
It seems that Handles need to be alian but not too alian. An interesting philosophical concept and a weak argument. It does, however, tell me enough about the attitude of the community leaders to see that it is probably a community best avoided. Thanks for the info, bookmark deleted, history cleared, SW Combine fail, welcome to oblivion.