Just like eating Reeses, there’s no wrong way to name your band. Unless your band name sucks. That’s the wrong way. You didn’t get to choose your real name so make sure your band name is sweet. You want people to be screaming it all. night. long. If it blows, they won’t.
1. Just Because You Think It’s Funny Doesn’t Mean It Is
Nobody wants to hear your stupid, NOT funny story about how you came up with the name Noodle Bears. You might pee your pants a little every time you say it, but that chick at the bar thinks you’re an idiot. You are better off naming your band Orangutan Farts. Farts are always funny.
2. STOOOP with the Punctuation and Special Characters
Yes, exclamation points are fun! But people need to be able to say your name. How the hell am I supposed to tell all of my hot friends to go see your show? Oh yea, let’s go see 3..$?*& tonight. Same goes for too many x’s. If your band name looks more like a drunk text, try again.
3. Too Many Words
Any band name with more than three words is too many. Hell, three is a lot. Keep taking words out until you get down to two. At the most. And then take one more word out. Ha, just kidding. Keep it to three and your domain name should still be ok.
4. Generic Names
Surf band with the word beach. Metal band with the word death. Bands with the word band in them. Come on people. Make it memorable. You’d be better off picking up the dictionary and picking out some random words.
5. Don’t Pick Random Words Out of A Dictionary
At least make sure the name sort of matches your style of music. If you name your band Fuzzy Slippers I shouldn’t expect hardcore death metal. This isn't the time to be ironic. Make sure our tiny brains can still put your name and your music together, like a puzzle, after our hangover has subsided, of course.
I'm Jackie, an artist, illustrator, and friend to ghosts, monsters, and aliens. This blog is full of DIY projects, stories, and things I think are cool. Stay weird.