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electrauke
12-17-2012, 05:41 PM
Hey guys, I need some help on choosing a stage name for myself. I know , I am not accomplished but I want to get one anyway. People might say that it is your decision, but I just need some ideas. I was thinking maybe Atomic Uke or Uke Bomb or maybe something generic so that later I could play other instruments. In fact generic is better.

pootsie
12-17-2012, 06:03 PM
Ukelear Catastrophe?

Oy-vey Ukesteen?

Andre?

GinnyT11
12-17-2012, 06:44 PM
One interesting way to get a stage name (or a pool-hall name) is to join the city where you were born with your mother's maiden name. I'd be Columbus Dorsey, Uker.

coolkayaker1
12-17-2012, 07:05 PM
How about Generic.

mds725
12-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Electro, for no reason at all.

By the way, this was my 4,600th post.

coolkayaker1
12-17-2012, 07:18 PM
mds, you da one to beat!

The Big Kahuna
12-17-2012, 07:20 PM
"Free Beer"

It'll guarantee you a large audience if nothing else.

joekulele
12-17-2012, 07:24 PM
One interesting way to get a stage name (or a pool-hall name) is to join the city where you were born with your mother's maiden name. I'd be Columbus Dorsey, Uker.

OMG, I'd be Tonopah Atkinson! Ha!

Rubio MHS
12-17-2012, 07:24 PM
Are you a guy or a girl?

GinnyT11
12-17-2012, 07:26 PM
OMG, I'd be Tonopah Atkinson! Ha!

You mean Blind Lemon Tonopah Atkinson?

coolkayaker1
12-17-2012, 07:26 PM
How about "The Cucumber", and friends can call you "Cuke" or "The Cuke-meister"

Patrick Madsen
12-17-2012, 07:44 PM
Are you a guy or a girl?

He's a brilliant 11 yr. old young man with a wonderful young lady, learning the soprano uke, for a little sister. Personally, I think your real name; Andre ....... is classic in itself.

Hippie Dribble
12-17-2012, 10:32 PM
what's wrong with 'electrauke' Andre? I like it mate. Don't go changin' now...

as for your method Ginny, y'all can call me Hobart Cox from now on :uhoh:

xommen
12-17-2012, 10:41 PM
I would suggest excellent, then you can start any concert by saying: I'm excellent ;)

Plainsong
12-17-2012, 11:26 PM
Along the lines of Free Beer, if you have a group, you should be Everybody Gets Laid. That should draw a large crowd.

If you want a generic serious-time name, just drop uke from your username as has already been suggested. :)

devvyleys
12-17-2012, 11:51 PM
One interesting way to get a stage name (or a pool-hall name) is to join the city where you were born with your mother's maiden name. I'd be Columbus Dorsey, Uker.

Sweet! I'd be Honolulu Williams. Beat that!

23skidoo
12-18-2012, 01:46 AM
At least there's only one of you..... me and a couple of fellows that I play with have gotten a couple of legitimate gigs lately, so we had to come up with a name for promoting an upcoming event..... it took us days to come up with something that we all could live with and I'm not sure any of us like it very much.

If it's any help, here are my favorite ideas that were rejected. Even though it's just you, it might be kind of funny to have a stage name that implies a group....

Evil Eye and The Looky-Heres
Yes Sir and The No-Nos
The Wombat Cannonballs
Kundalini and The Chakras

Barbablanca
12-18-2012, 01:54 AM
Have you tried the Band Maker site: Here's what it suggested for Electra (http://www.bandnamemaker.com/generator/?cw=electra):

I liked "Electra Urge" ;)

mikelz777
12-18-2012, 02:06 AM
One interesting way to get a stage name (or a pool-hall name) is to join the city where you were born with your mother's maiden name. I'd be Columbus Dorsey, Uker.

Waseca Schwartz! I kinda like that though I don't really understand the need for a stage name.

Wongo
12-18-2012, 02:47 AM
How about outside Andre?
name generator (http://www.bandnamemaker.com/generator/?cw=Andre)

Cooper Black
12-18-2012, 02:59 AM
+1 for using your real name professionally. Just take a look around you, there are so many successful musicians living in CoCo County, all using their real names.

coolkayaker1
12-18-2012, 03:19 AM
How about Andre5000 (beating Andre3000 by not one, but two thousand!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWgvGjAhvIw

mds725
12-18-2012, 04:18 AM
I had suggested Electro because (if you drop the "uke" from your UU username) Electra, ending in the letter "a", sounds feminine. In "Electrauke," though, an "a" seems fine.

bonesigh
12-18-2012, 04:25 AM
My suggestion, "Andre'le"

PTOEguy
12-18-2012, 04:25 AM
Sweet! I'd be Honolulu Williams. Beat that!

Fargo Smith - definitely a different connotation.

Ukulele JJ
12-18-2012, 04:31 AM
+1 for using your real name professionally. Just take a look around you, there are so many successful musicians living in CoCo County, all using their real names.

I agree. Why have a stage name at all? Unless you have a really good reason (hard to pronounce, or there's already another famous musician with the same name, etc.)

JJ

BlueLatitude
12-18-2012, 05:26 AM
I had suggested Electro because (if you drop the "uke" from your UU username) Electra, ending in the letter "a", sounds feminine. In "Electrauke," though, an "a" seems fine.

Mourning Becomes Electrauke.

GinnyT11
12-18-2012, 05:41 AM
Mourning Becomes Electrauke.

Uh oh, grad student joke, bluelatitude...

How about Magneto, Electro and Titanium Man? You can be all three, Andre.

BlueLatitude
12-18-2012, 06:10 AM
Uh oh, grad student joke, bluelatitude...

Sowwy. :o What IS it about this site that makes posting the most inane jokes so much fun? :D

mm stan
12-18-2012, 07:25 AM
ukistar=== ukulele, kid, star how about that one...

musiccityuker
12-18-2012, 07:36 AM
I'd go with "Nuke"

UkuleleThreads
12-18-2012, 08:07 AM
I like Senor Bubbles.

Barbablanca
12-18-2012, 09:08 AM
Seņor needs a "ņ" - but Seņor Bubbles sounds like a kid's party clown to me ;)

Doc_J
12-18-2012, 09:09 AM
Get an old Blues man name.

"ailment" + "fruit" + last name

I saw one of these in Ginny's thread. "Blind Lemon Johnson"
or Bald Apple Smith
or Lame Lime Lewis
or ...you get the idea.

This method doesn't always work. :)

pootsie
12-18-2012, 10:20 AM
Get an old Blues man name.

"ailment" + "fruit" + last name

I saw one of these in Ginny's thread. "Blind Lemon Johnson"
or Bald Apple Smith
or Lame Lime Lewis
or ...you get the idea.

This method doesn't always work. :)

Hypertensive Kumquat Smith?
Constipated Tomato Jones?
Hammer-toe Durian James?
Astigmatic Grapefuit Moishowitz?
Ruptured-colon Passionfruit Humperdink?

Why isn't this working for me?!?!?!

GinnyT11
12-18-2012, 11:54 AM
Hypertensive Kumquat Smith?
Constipated Tomato Jones?
Hammer-toe Durian James?
Astigmatic Grapefuit Moishowitz?
Ruptured-colon Passionfruit Humperdink?

Why isn't this working for me?!?!?!

The trick is to make the last name that of a US President---Johnson, Jackson, Jefferson, Taylor, Tyler---most of them are pretty ordinary, which calms down the name. Also I think it's a better name with fewer syllables, maybe like Toejam Plum Tyler, rather than Eczema Eggplant Eisenhower.

mds725
12-18-2012, 12:20 PM
Clyde. (For those of you who remember PacMan.)

ukemunga
12-18-2012, 12:31 PM
+1 for using your real name professionally. Just take a look around you, there are so many successful musicians living in CoCo County, all using their real names.

Cooper Black? Nice to meet you... Goudy Oldstyle here.

ukemunga
12-18-2012, 12:33 PM
If you REALLY want to draw a large audience:

Jake Shimabukuro

bbycrts
12-18-2012, 01:51 PM
Electro, for no reason at all.

By the way, this was my 4,600th post.

Psh. Rank amateur. ;)

Not sure of a stage name - for the most part I like people to use their real names - I don't need a stage name to learn your persona - I care more about you!

(UE gets a pass - that was his screen name before it started taking off on stage, too!)

electrauke
12-18-2012, 02:08 PM
This is all good advice. Some nice ideas. Keep posting :)

Mim
12-18-2012, 02:32 PM
Stage names are fun, handy, and can give you a bit of freedom. Sounds weird... but... it does. It can also be somewhat of a muse. So look in yourself and see which might bring out traits that you in the uke world want to have.

GinnyT11
12-18-2012, 02:38 PM
Stage names are fun, handy, and can give you a bit of freedom. Sounds weird... but... it does. It can also be somewhat of a muse. So look in yourself and see which might bring out traits that you in the uke world want to have.

Hey, Mim, tell him how you picked your uking name...

webby
12-18-2012, 03:47 PM
use the name of your first pet combined with the name of the street you grew up in - i would therefore be "Sparky Brunswick" I kinda like it.

ukemunga
12-18-2012, 04:37 PM
Pepper Columbia... nah, I don't think so. Well, maybe. Hmm... I kinda like it! What was that again?

And oh, am I anything but PC.