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Dumb question lol
« on: January 17, 2016, 12:57:47 am »
So I try to come up with a good producer name. I don't want to use my real name because it's not really pronounceable in all language. I've come up with some names but some of them are silly (like my actual one, Baloney99) so I have a couple suggestion and if you guys could help me that would be great! Thanks!

So I produce mainly Moombathon, Electro and sometimes Tropical house.

I have those names

  • Eyeball (or iBall)
  • Baloney99
  • Lovy Wunder
  • Kevin something (Kevin is my real name, it's my last name that is not really pronounceable (Séguin))
  • other suggestion?

thank u all!

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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 08:16:07 am »
I like 'iBall'.

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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 10:20:53 am »
Just 'Kevin' could work tbh. Or how about a version of your name that's not correct but more pronounceable (how do you pronounce it anyway)? Or maybe just whatever the most frequent mis-pronunciation is :D

I come up with names quite often, although most of them are pretty daft. Anyway feel free to copy, steal or tweak as you wish:

Foolius Caesar
Ladio Gaga
Sticky Puppy
Frank Sobotka
Kanutzen
Nameless Dread
Captain Pantalon
Cancel & Gretel
Bitbreaker
Dyook
Billy Idiot
Pretzelhead
Boy Fisk
Mystery Bastard
Devorkian
Paddy Smashdown
Crook
Corgi Minogue (inspired by that 'Korg Minilogue' thread elsewhere)
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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 10:22:29 am »
Maybe just use your name?
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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 04:41:47 pm »
Concerns over correct pronunciation aside, Kevin Séguin sounds fine as a DJ name to be tbh. I'm not a fan of picking a DJ name out of arbitrariness or a sense of obligation, so if you're dead set on using an alias, try to find something that you'll be fine using for the rest of your career (Though if you're just starting out, it's honestly fine to change your name to something that you like better or that feels more professional or comfortable).

Just look up origin stories for the names people use and see how you can take from that. e.g. Music theory references, animals, historical figures, etc. It doesn't have to be anything really deep. If you have to think about what your name should be, imo you're thinking too hard. The best ones just sorta come to you.

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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 07:03:31 pm »
+1 for your real name, or maybe something like K-Seg?
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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2016, 07:27:06 pm »
Frank Sobotka
Man, definitely not this one. I'm from Czech Republic and our prime minister's surename is "Sobotka". I have nothing against him, but you simply don't want that. :D

Btw about nick names ... I could use one too. Chose this one as I needed to register forum accounts when I was twelve and got used to it despite it being probably kinda rubbish. (Aslo didnť know at the time that Chris Farley existed.) :D

(Kevin is my real name, it's my last name that is not really pronounceable (Séguin))
I feel you. Greeetings from mr. Koťátko. :D

What about simple "Kev"?
« Last Edit: January 17, 2016, 08:05:32 pm by FarleyCZ »
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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2016, 09:42:02 pm »


Man, definitely not this one. I'm from Czech Republic and our prime minister's surename is "Sobotka". I have nothing against him, but you simply don't want that. :D
Haha. Frank Sobotka was a character in the HBO show The Wire. He was a good character and I liked the name ¯\_()_/¯
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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2016, 04:03:03 am »
Haha. Frank Sobotka was a character in the HBO show The Wire. He was a good character and I liked the name ¯\_()_/¯

That's exactly where my mind went too, hah. Though I don't think his name is a good producer name.

I'm also one who votes for using your actual name. My little brother had a name many people mispronounced, so he used a kind of generalized abbreviation and now even though he's a very successful producer (you've DEFINITELY heard of him) he's stuck with one more thing that's fake in an industry where little is real.

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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2016, 03:53:30 pm »
I'm also one who votes for using your actual name. My little brother had a name many people mispronounced, so he used a kind of generalized abbreviation and now even though he's a very successful producer (you've DEFINITELY heard of him) he's stuck with one more thing that's fake in an industry where little is real.
That's right. Kevin Séguin isn't bad at all actually. Or you can do some wordplay wid that surename as Nadav suggested. Like "Kevin Segg" or something like that. :)
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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2016, 03:18:38 pm »
Actually just Séguin sounds cool... Not sure how to pronounce that either but hey there are many weird names out there, say Trentemøller for example that are recognizable as well.

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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2016, 05:34:43 pm »
Don't forget to subtract all the vowels from your name. My new producer name is VWLS.

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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2016, 06:24:25 pm »
Actually just Séguin sounds cool...

Agreed.  BTW, where did the OP go?
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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2016, 07:09:24 pm »
Sticky Puppy

Not too sure about this name... ;D

Actually just Séguin sounds cool...

That would be a pretty cool producer name for sure.

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Re: Dumb question lol
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2016, 06:27:05 pm »
I'm here! Séguin is pronounced Say-gain (but don't pronounce the "n" at the end of gain"