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Anne Beeche 03-01-2009 08:07 PM

Stage Names?
 
What is your stage name (if any), and how did you get it?

A stage name doesn't have to be the name you use in a band or what your fans (if any) call you. It could be a nickname everybody just calls you, or the name you just prefer to be called by.


Anne Beeche isn't my real name. It's actually Ania Bucko, but after a childhood of "butt-hole" and "buckle my seatbelt", I got sick of it and I just don't want to see it anywhere aside from legal documents outside of highschool. I've been trying to change my name ever since I was little.

A few months ago I decided to research the meaning of my surname. It's not polish (even though I am) but I'm pretty damn sure it's related to the Slavic root 'buk', for 'beech tree'. So I translated that into English and added an 'e' on the end of it for an old-fashioned feminine celebrity feel. (Strong feminine pwns dainty feminine any day.)

And there you go, henceforth I shall be known as Anne Beeche.

eddiehimself 03-01-2009 08:39 PM

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Haha very nice story. Don't worry about it too much, i'm sure Jeff Buckley probably got the same thing in school as well!

As you can see, i'm EddieHimself. It's self-appointed because i just thought it seemed funny. I think it came from some character out of dirty sanchez or something.

Anne Beeche 03-01-2009 08:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eddiehimself (Post 546797)
Haha very nice story. Don't worry about it too much, i'm sure Jeff Buckley probably got the same thing in school as well!

As you can see, i'm EddieHimself. It's self-appointed because i just thought it seemed funny. I think it came from some character out of dirty sanchez or something.

He probably did. But mine's even worse since it's also an informal way to call somebody. Nice going, bucko! I get it a lot and it's really annoying.

So wait, you want critics, admirers and everybody in the world calling you Eddie Himself? If you do, that's great, but I'm just making sure you know I'm talking about stage names, not usernames.

Guz2 03-01-2009 09:48 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eddiehimself (Post 546797)
Haha very nice story. Don't worry about it too much, i'm sure Jeff Buckley probably got the same thing in school as well!

As you can see, i'm EddieHimself. It's self-appointed because i just thought it seemed funny. I think it came from some character out of dirty sanchez or something.

Or the zombie?

20202020

bermuda 03-01-2009 11:05 PM

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Bermuda is more of a p/k/a (professionally known as) and Al gave it to me in 1981 when we were still young and a 'nickname' seemed cool. But it stuck, and most of my ID, credit cards and bank accounts say Jon Bermuda Schwartz, or just Bermuda Schwartz.

frank0072 03-02-2009 12:08 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bermuda (Post 546835)
Bermuda is more of a p/k/a (professionally known as) and Al gave it to me in 1981 when we were still young and a 'nickname' seemed cool. But it stuck, and most of my ID, credit cards and bank accounts say Jon Bermuda Schwartz, or just Bermuda Schwartz.

Does Al have "Weird Al" on his official documents too? That would be awsome :-).

I don't have a official nickname, but for some friends I am "De Sik", that's The Goatee or something in english. The 0072 behind my name is just because I used to game online with a friend who called himself Erik0072, and that was because his cousin Vincent called himself Vinnie0072. He actually wanted to be Vinnie007 (Bond..), but that name was already taken, so he put a "2" behind it. Very lame, I know.

TheGroceryman 03-02-2009 12:46 AM

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Well i am known by and only by my last name, Pico. Which refers to a whole slur of different things:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico

So you can just imagine the other nicknames i get. But i think they're awesome. That's why i love my last name so much.

Anne Beeche 03-02-2009 01:05 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by frank0072 (Post 546851)
Does Al have "Weird Al" on his official documents too? That would be awsome :-).

I don't have a official nickname, but for some friends I am "De Sik", that's The Goatee or something in english. The 0072 behind my name is just because I used to game online with a friend who called himself Erik0072, and that was because his cousin Vincent called himself Vinnie0072. He actually wanted to be Vinnie007 (Bond..), but that name was already taken, so he put a "2" behind it. Very lame, I know.

I've heard Gary Lee Weinrib officially changed his name to Geddy Lee.

But I don't see why Alex Zivojinovich wants to be legally named Lifeson. (besides Serbian pride of course)

eddiehimself 03-02-2009 12:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Anne Beeche (Post 546800)
He probably did. But mine's even worse since it's also an informal way to call somebody. Nice going, bucko! I get it a lot and it's really annoying.

So wait, you want critics, admirers and everybody in the world calling you Eddie Himself? If you do, that's great, but I'm just making sure you know I'm talking about stage names, not usernames.

Yeah pretty much. Or just Edd or Eddie. Only if i become a rockstar though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guz2 (Post 546811)
Or the zombie?

20202020

haha yeah i remember my mate was watching the "different world" video and he's just like Eddie-why are you destroying the world! I'm not that ugly, surley :( lol

michael drums 03-02-2009 03:12 PM

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My stage name is my first name with an "s", which is my stage last name.

I'll leave it at that. ;-)

wert90 03-02-2009 04:44 PM

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my singer is called Matt Jones. its a pretty common name so he goes under the name Django Black

i like it

slyone 03-02-2009 05:58 PM

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mine is originally sort of nerdy with a tech' twist. MANY years ago I was playing Scrabble, had the letter 'x', and used it to spell 'xi'. While that is a letter of the Greek alphabet of course, it is also the name of a subatomic particle, which makes it a legit word for Scrabble. It was a cheap out. I got called "sly Lyle" which got slurred into Slyle for a while, then it just became Sly. It simply became what most people who knew me called me. Most of my older friends still use that nick. My nick here and elsewhere is simply a result of my original email addy 15+ years ago. 'Sly' was taken, so I thought slyone, slytwo, slythree, etc. One was available and I took it. It wasn't originally intended to have the double meaning of 'that's one sly person', but it pleasant it can go that way too. :P

There, way more than anyone really cares to know :)

Lyle

caddywumpus 03-02-2009 06:13 PM

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I was into rap in high school (I know, I know...). People used to ask me to freestyle at parties in late high school/early college. My stage name then was White Chocolate.

...I haven't had one since, nor do I really care to have one. One of my friends who has a performance name says that most people don't know his real name, so it's harder for people to get in touch with him with gig offers.

That Guy 03-03-2009 12:02 AM

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My stage name is inappropriate to mention on this forum.

GRUNTERSDAD 03-03-2009 12:24 AM

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I was part of a group in high school for the talent shows. We played mostly comedic bluegrass kind of schtick, and the first year our name was, Culpeppers Consolidated Corn Crushin' Juggers. I played a jug and the harmonica. We had a washtub bass, banjo, and guitars. The second year when we went to the All County Finals we added a few people and became, The Revised Edition of Culpeppers Consolidated Corn Crushin' Juggers.
Since then I've just been Johnny G., G Man, G Money, G Dude, or Brother John.

d1ckerd 03-03-2009 01:22 AM

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lol @ That Guy.

My name is good enough to be a stage name. Richard Ray, it rolls off the tounge just right.

Tutin 03-03-2009 01:45 AM

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I've pretty much always been called Tutin. My real name is John Donald Alexander McLellan, which I always though was too long. There was some other guy who had the same first name as me that was nicknamed Tutin and when I was 4 I inherited it in the playground. Hated it for years but now I kind of dig it, mainly case it lets me have a way cool tag. I'll upload it maybe when I get the chance.

Cool idea for a thread.

Ian Williams 03-03-2009 04:32 AM

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At high school was El Roquero (The Rocker), at work Wild Thing Williams.

Also Hermano (Brother), Pana (Partner), Maraisa (means friend, in Indian Warao dialect).

Warao = Man of water.

Cheers,

DrummerDavid 03-03-2009 04:57 AM

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Most folks call me by my last name.

One band I was in-decided that my stage name should be my real name spelled backwards.

I don't really want to use a stage name-but I may be joining an 80's tribute band-and I am sure I will be forced to use a stage name.

GRUNTERSDAD 03-03-2009 05:05 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TheGroceryman (Post 547360)
Now Brother John is an awesome nickname!!

i just had to point that out.

I would love that nickname.

That was what my oldest sister called me for many years before she passed away. Thanks.

Midnite Zephyr 05-26-2014 06:35 PM

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I was in a punk band in 2001. We all had stage names. The bass/lead singer called himself Adam Slander; the guitarist was Dicky Trick; and my name was Razor Burns.

eclipseownzu 05-27-2014 02:35 AM

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In one of my punk bands my name was Ellen Degenerate.

Gotta love a dude named Ellen.

alparrott 05-27-2014 02:46 AM

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This story seems apropos on Memorial Day. At one point I was in a band while also in the military (as a senior NCO, or sergeant). I was asked to escort the mother of a servicemember who had been KIA in Afghanistan to a Memorial Day service. Unfortunately, I think the toll of losing her son and age combined had done a number on this poor lady, and so she screwed my name up. She started calling me Tony, and even though throughout the day she would ask me if she had my name right, and I would very gently correct her, she would keep calling me Tony.

I made the mistake of telling this story to my bandmates, and that is how I got the stage name of Tony. I left that band a few years ago and I have never told my bandmates in any other band that story ever again, for fear of becoming Tony again.

Altar 05-27-2014 02:50 AM

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I go by Rey Charles as a musician for a couple reasons:

1) It worked once, it can work again. ;)

2) My name doesn't roll. My true name is Preston Reyburn Charlesworth Rice... So Rey Charles is there, and easy.

It just makes things easier for me, and helps me keep my personal life and my business separate if I need that.

Nancy_C 05-27-2014 03:01 AM

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My drum teacher dubbed me "Hammahead" or "Hamma" (hammerhead, after the shark, pidgin style).

He's a licensed massage therapist as well as a drummer/teacher, and when I lay facedown on his massage table the first time, he started giggling. After ducking the question for a few minutes, he explained that the visual made him think of a hammerhead shark.

So it's that or Sticks/Styx, which is what one of the guys in my band calls me.

(There's one more I can't think of right now, given to me by an enthusiastic audience member and which is shouted occasionally at a gig.)

bobdadruma 05-27-2014 03:04 AM

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You folks do realize that you are responding to a thread from 2009!
The OP hasn't signed on since that year.

larryace 05-27-2014 03:20 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by caddywumpus (Post 547135)
I was into rap in high school (I know, I know...). People used to ask me to freestyle at parties in late high school/early college. My stage name then was White Chocolate.

Quoted for hilarity.

White Chocolate! I just peed my pants! Just be advised Phil, I intend to haunt you with this nickname relentlessly just like I remind everyone that my good friend Anon kept her own personal record of the daily temperatures in Sydney for like 15 YEARS! That's nuts!

Michaelocalypse 05-27-2014 03:26 AM

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Ninja.

Aside from an unhealthy obsession with ninjas... A friend got a job at a local pub. All of her friends showed up to her first night on the job, which was karaoke night, and also Halloween. I showed up dressed as a ninja and sang Turning Japanese.

Blisco 05-27-2014 03:39 AM

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2009 or not, fun thread.

I'm called Bill Brasky at the bars. They talk about me a lot. Followed by a round of shots.

I must be legendary

:)

Bo Eder 05-27-2014 03:52 AM

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I'm sometimes called "Fun Sized Thunder Child" ;)

Chicks dig it.

GeoB 05-27-2014 04:11 AM

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Hello,

I'm Harry Wetbottom.... pleased to meet you.

Chicks usually say "yuck"

But seriously...

how about

....and on the Electric Bass ...... SKIDMARK!

Magenta 05-27-2014 10:17 AM

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I'm the only member of my band who doesn't have a shoe-related name: they are Diamonte Sandal, Ruby C. Lipper and Philippe Pheloppe (for you non-UK English speakers, a flip flop is a type of beach shoe, called, somewhat unnervingly to us Brits, a thong in Australia). We have just recruited Sir Hunter Wellington-Boote.

keep it simple 05-27-2014 10:43 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bo Eder (Post 1263081)
I'm sometimes called "Fun Sized Thunder Child" ;)

Chicks dig it.

"Child Sized Thunder Fun" is more amusing though ;) ;) ;)

With the surname of Crosby, & being of a certain age, mine was always going to be "Bing".

BFrench501 05-27-2014 10:44 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Magenta (Post 1263183)
I'm the only member of my band who doesn't have a shoe-related name: they are Diamonte Sandal, Ruby C. Lipper and Philippe Pheloppe (for you non-UK English speakers, a flip flop is a type of beach shoe, called, somewhat unnervingly to us Brits, a thong in Australia). We have just recruited Sir Hunter Wellington-Boote.

You should be Purple Kicker

Magenta 05-27-2014 10:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BFrench501 (Post 1263189)
You should be Purple Kicker

If I wanted a shoe-related name, I'd go for Stiletto ;)

wombat 05-27-2014 11:10 AM

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hmm Magenta bit thin for drum / music shoe nicknames

a couple of late day tired attempts....

U.R Sole (Soul)

B. Tup Sneaker

Sole Sista

Welsh Rarefits

Magenta 05-27-2014 11:12 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wombat (Post 1263192)
Welsh Rarefits

That made me chuckle!

It's ok, I'm not after a shoe name, my own simple moniker is perfectly good enough: the Hon. Magenta Stardust Reinhardt.

BFrench501 05-27-2014 11:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Magenta (Post 1263191)
If I wanted a shoe-related name, I'd go for Stiletto ;)

Fair enough I guess Madge ;-)

Bo Eder 05-27-2014 11:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1263188)
"Child Sized Thunder Fun" is more amusing though ;) ;) ;)

With the surname of Crosby, & being of a certain age, mine was always going to be "Bing".

Now it sounds like we both need to be wearing sweaters.

JustJames 05-27-2014 12:08 PM

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What a swell party this is!


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