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How To Choose A Name For A Band


Band Names, Choosing Band Names, Band Naming

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There are a number of ways to choose a band name, but my best advice is to choose a name that has a domain name available for a website.  Use this link to Host your Web site with IPOWER! or find domain names.  Although there are a number of Social Media Websites out there that offer free website pages for bands, many professional bands still like to have an official website.  Many bands choose names based on the type of music they play.  For example, you would not mistake the name Soundgarden or Alice in Chains for a country band. They are obviously Grunge or the Hard Rock genre.  So make sure the name fits the type of music.  Maybe you have a place where you grew up that is relevant to all the band members.  It’s a good idea to check with The Worldwide Band Name Registry to make sure the name is not being used by another band as well.  Research trademarking a band name if you’re a dedicated to making it work with your band as well.  If you are still unsure of a band name for your new band try these tips.

Choose a name for your band

  • Band Name Ideas
  • Band Name Suggestions
  • Band Name Maker, Band Name Generator
  • How To Choose A Band Name
  • How To Find A Name For Your Band
  • Band Naming, Rock Band Name Possibilities

Band Name Ideas / How To Choose A Band Name

  • The Name of the Singer or Guitarist (Ex: Van Halen, Daughtry)
  • Misspellings (Ex: Korn, Megadeth, & Phish)
  • Initials of the band members
  • Acronyms (Ex: STP)
  • Make new words from an acronym (Ex: Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Letters or numbers that are words (Ex: U2, OU812 – Van Halen Album)
  • Word mix ups
  • Pick a word from a book, dictionary, or bible (Ex: Creed)
  • Nicknames or comments from fans or friends
  • Area or place where your band mates are from (Ex: America)
  • Put 2 or 3 words together (Ex: Nickelback, Soundgarden)

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