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#1
Ok all... to stop the influx of band name threads in this forum and many others, i'm starting this one off to replace the one moved out of MT into the archive.

First of all, READ THIS THREAD for UGers suggestions. If you want a band name, the liklihood is that you will find one there.

Also try these if you really have no creativity of your own, try these generators:

General:
http://www.joescafe.com/bands/
http://www.elsewhere.org/cgi-bin/bandname
http://www.afm.org/public/musicbiz/bandnamegenerator.php
http://www.bandnamemaker.com/sbf/docs/

Emo:
http://members.aol.com/Valdes379/EmoGame.html

Bluegrass ):
http://www.mandolincafe.com/archives/bandnames/

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Ok, now whilst i've provided those links for you, remember your band name has not only to be memorable, but also have some reasoning behind it. "I found it on a tab site/I used a band name generator" will get you laughed out of Rolling Stone interviews when you're rich and famous... try to use something personal or meaningful from your life.

Here's a few links and tips:
- BBC Guide - Read this one... it's a great little guide on how to choose a name, and all the legal nitty-gritty on registration and your rights.
- Band Names and the Law

Next step? Checkin no-one else has your band name!!

Search on these sites:
http://ubl.artistdirect.com/
http://www.music-bands-list.com/
http://www.google.com (I know, it's obvious but some people are just ****in' stupid ... search for your band name and the word band... simple).

Your band name isn't there?

If you want to register your band name?

Well first read up on the law: http://www.music-law.com/bandname.html

Check out this guide to registering and TradeMarking: http://www.vocalist.org.uk/band_name_registration.html

Ready to register?

Perhaps try a registration site:
- http://www.bandname.com
- http://www.bandreg.com/

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Ok that should help hopefully, and cut out the. "What shall I call my band?" threads.

I'll leave this thread open for questions, tips etc, and if anyone wants opinions on band names (after they've gone through the above process!!)

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#2
Which sounds better Helios, Idle Hands, or Battle Axe? My band plays classic rock, and hair/heavy metal.
boo
#3
Originally posted by Cakefighter
Which sounds better Helios, Idle Hands, or Battle Axe? My band plays classic rock, and hair/heavy metal.


Idle Hands.
#5
Originally posted by Cakefighter
Which sounds better Helios, Idle Hands, or Battle Axe? My band plays classic rock, and hair/heavy metal.


Id go with Idle Hands. The other ones sound kind of cliche (especially Battle Axe).
#6
I'd definately say Idle Hands... even though you probably ripped it off the film. Classic film mind you. I agree with Metal Army... the others are too cliche.

Do any of them have meaning to you, or are they just random?
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#7
I have already rigistered my band as "The Hellaphants" is a gay name but then again we play non-serious music and flogging molly covers.

go to www.thehellaphantsrock.blogspot.com for more hella info.
Originally posted by "plastic-society":
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#8
Originally posted by mtboarder12
I have already rigistered my band as "The Hellaphants" is a gay name but then again we play non-serious music and flogging molly covers.

go to www.thehellaphantsrock.blogspot.com for more hella info.
Where do you register your band name??

Edit: Ok i just read the first post again - so question removed.
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#9
Originally posted by LazyGuitar
I'd definately say Idle Hands... even though you probably ripped it off the film. Classic film mind you. I agree with Metal Army... the others are too cliche.

Do any of them have meaning to you, or are they just random?


Band names are supposed to have meaning?
boo
#10
^ Well no, it doesn't have to... but if you're serious about your music, it would be odd to have a name that has no meaning... in my opinion anyway. As I said in my first post....

Originally posted by LazyGuitar
Ok, now whilst i've provided those links for you, remember your band name has not only to be memorable, but also have some reasoning behind it. "I found it on a tab site/I used a band name generator" will get you laughed out of Rolling Stone interviews when you're rich and famous... try to use something personal or meaningful from your life.


It's up to you though.
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#11
I too would go for Idle Hands.

My band name is American Infidels....hey it was better then our old Grandma's New Wig!
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#14
Originally posted by Cakefighter
^That's a pretty good name.


Which one, Grandma's New Wig or American Infidels. lol

Either way thanks
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#16
Originally posted by yz125z
rate this name
Sibilence

different...
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#17
Metalik Sharpie, Wtf(wheres the food) or dnfn(doesnt stand for nothing)?alternative/ metal band
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#19
^ Erm... what about it? Is that your band name? A suggestion? A completely random statement?
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#20
Or all of the above?
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#21
Originally posted by Cakefighter
American Infidels. I wouldn't go with the other one if I was you.


Yeah well, the Grandma one was orringaly just for laughs

Thanks a lot too

Also Metalik Sharpie if freakin' awsome! Very Nice band name!
For wtf why not Wiggling Tiny Fingers or Whimsical Tricky Frets ooooor..... *rambles on about pathetic band names*
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#22
The Name of the band i'm in is "Rubber Crutch" Sort of like Led Zeppelin, Things that wouldn't work, Like a Lead Zeppelin,

What do you think about "The Crome Bumpers"
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#23
my band is broke down engines, coming to an rsl near you
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#24
Originally posted by Rock N Vette
What do you think about "The Crome Bumpers"


I think spelling 'Chrome' right would be a good start.
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#25
Originally posted by LazyGuitar
I think spelling 'Chrome' right would be a good start.


Sorry, I forgot an "H", I was in a hurry posting. And I think "The Chrome Sharks" would be better"
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Last edited by Rock N Vette at Oct 16, 2004,
#26
Originally posted by RedTears
Idle Hands.


Idle hands is already a band on trustkill.
Originally posted by broken benjamin
I'd have to say that three days grace have the best lyrics by far
they help all the kids with problems relate to something and bring them back to the real world
#27
Originally posted by Piggy088
Idle hands is already a band on trustkill.



What the hell is trustkill?
boo
#28
I'm thinking about calling my band 'Flight 505', the flight buddy holly died on

But im a little unsure about names with numbers

I cant even think of any bands that have numbers in their names other than Blink 182, and Sum 41. Who else is there?
#29
Originally posted by Cakefighter
What the hell is trustkill?


Trustkill records= poison the well, eighteen visions, hopesfall, etc.
Originally posted by broken benjamin
I'd have to say that three days grace have the best lyrics by far
they help all the kids with problems relate to something and bring them back to the real world
#30
My band is called Into The Beautiful
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#31
my band is called Nevra orginally we were called evelated but we thought that was kind of childish
#32
Which do you think sounds better, Photophobia or River Styx?

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#33
originally posted by stormchaser:
Which do you think sounds better, Photophobia or River Styx?



You again ! I think Photophobia is better than River Styx, and where the **** are your mp3s?

Anyway, after the greek word Photophobia, now another greek band name : "Latontes". I will suggest it to my band at the next practice session.
Hope it isn´t chosen already.
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Recently, i speeded up a nile studio drum track (250bpm on double kick, a lot slower on hands) to 330bpm and just thought, "JESUS CHRIST ON A POGO STICK!".
#34
Has anybody got a name for Rock/Pop band?

Right now we're called The Contenders, so please help me......
Posted by niller1990
#35
The contenders is awesome for a Survivor cover band

(ba dum ching!)

check the prior thread

and i LIKE the American Infidels name


My current is named Partially Automatic (punk/metal/grunge-rock)
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#36
Originally posted by grouch593

I cant even think of any bands that have numbers in their names other than Blink 182, and Sum 41. Who else is there?

36 crazyfists, 18 visions. only other 2 i can think of at the moment.
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#37
30 foot fall, 59 times the pain, factory 81, 12 stones

to name a few with numbers
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Jack - 3:54 AM
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#38
TyphoidBîtch

this is the direct translation of a dutch swear word. I love it. (the dutch swear more than any other nationality i'm familiar with. My dutch friend, who is female, claims that "cûnt" is a term of endearment in holland
#39
its a good name for a trashmetal band no?
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#40
Originally posted by LazyGuitar
your band name has not only to be memorable, but also have some reasoning behind it. "I found it on a tab site/I used a band name generator" will get you laughed out of Rolling Stone interviews when you're rich and famous... try to use something personal or meaningful from your life.


there's a run of the mill british band called "toploader", which is the name of a technique to roll a joint. (certainly meaningful then) In an interview they explained that in Malaysia and Singapore they have to make up a different story!
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