Picking a name for your band

Posted: August 13, 2011 in cre-a-tivity, Music

I don’t have a band, but I think one of the hardest things would be figuring out what you would name it. Unlike the easier task of naming a dog, a band’s name is going to help set it apart from the rest and a thorough search of the name desired will probably be needed. Two Fidos in the dog world wont be too harmful unless they are in the same dog park, but two bands named “Pulled Out of A Hat” is going to be an issue. Side note: Never name your band “Pulled Out of A Hat.” People are going to hear a band name and it has to be able to roll off the tongue easily. The acronym for that would be POOAH and that’s not very flattering, so if you choose a long name, make sure it has a nice acronym like “Black Rebel Motorcycle Club” become “B.R.M.C.” Once you pick a band name, you’re kind of stuck with it unless you’re The Grateful Dead who were once The Warlocks. So, you can change your name, but do it before you get too big. Also, like members of a family asking why they named their child ‘Stella’, members of the press are going to want to know why you chose that name for your band. What is the significance of your band’s name? It better be a good answer or a secret. Those are your two options.
Bottom line: Choose wisely and avoid using (but have fun playing around with) this http://www.bandnamemaker.com/

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