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Old 01-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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How should I go about naming my band?

I'm in a band and we're struggling to come up with a name. How did any of you in bands come up with the names of your bands? Should we just try to find any random words or phrases that sound cool? Should we use lyrics or other names inspired from other artists/songs? Should we just make a list of 100+ things that randomly pop into our heads and hope that one or two stand out?

If you want to suggest any, we play metal. We're gunna eventually do covers of When All Light Dies by Trivium and something I can't remember by Sepultura. I'm trying to steer us into a more progressive direction. Our vocalist does deathcore vocals like growls and highs and all that, but he's the only one in the band that actually likes deathcore. I myself like progressive and avant-garde metal, and some thrash.

Also, this is my first forum post, despite having this account for a year or two, so if I've screwed anything up then blame that.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:35 AM   #2
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Wait, should this be in the Bandleading sub-forum, or is that not important?

*edit* I just saw the stickies in the Bandleading sub-forum. I'm an idiot.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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Go to a site where you have to enter a 'captcha' thingy when you login/register. Use whatever phrase it gives you as your band name.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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First captcha I got was, "Tod yESCOff"

Hmm...
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:53 AM   #5
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"Tod Yescoff"? Sounds good to me.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:14 AM   #6
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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look to the left, what colour is the closest object? look to your right, what object?

EG: to my left - white desk fan
to the right - computer mouse
band name = white mouse.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:41 AM   #8
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try random article on wikipedia worked good for me
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:53 AM   #9
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Just throw out names till you find something you like.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:07 AM   #10
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try random article on wikipedia worked good for me

"San Antonio Huista". Kickass name for a thrash metal band!
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:17 AM   #11
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try random article on wikipedia worked good for me

Not so sure about what it came up with for me:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noelle_Giddings

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:35 AM   #12
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If you aren't creative enough to come with a band name, I'd question whether listening to your songs would be enjoyable and fresh. No offense intended, but when you think about it it makes sense.

Pick a name you and your mates like, and fuck all who don't.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #13
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The joys of coming up with a band name... You need something that is unique and clever with out sounding dorky and tryhard. There's really such a fine line between stupid and clever. The thing that I find with band names is that it's so easy to come up with great band names that other people would love, but when you need one for your own band, it simply isn't going to happen.

I have a blog on my profile with a list of 300 or so band names. They are all pretty goofy, mostly bad puns and obscure references (or a combination of the two: nobody will ever figure out where The Fear of Mice came from), but there are a few gems on there that may appeal to you.
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You need two words. First word needs to be a venerial disease. Second word should be a scary looking animal or serial killer.

Examples:

Aids Panther

Pregnant Hindley

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You need two words. First word needs to be a venerial disease. Second word should be a scary looking animal or serial killer.

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Pregnant Hindley

Wart Leopard

Herpes Dahmer

Was not aware pregnancy was a VD.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:38 PM   #16
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Some randomly generated bandnames:

Fatal Tendril Of The Daisy Fury
Fractured Primate
Database Of The Crying Nemesis
Medieval Maggot And The Tower
Desperate Master Of The About Surf
Euro Aesthete
Remote Rag
Encrusted Pressure
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #17
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #18
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #19
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Is that a good band name?
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Don't choose something your fans would be embarrassed to say.

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