Recent Posts
SeC Gaming
the Lounge
New Lounge Topic
New Gaming Topic
We've moved to Discord

You are not connected. Please login or register

At what point is it ok to have the same name as another band?

When is it ok to have the same name as another band?

60% 60% [ 6 ]
10% 10% [ 1 ]
10% 10% [ 1 ]
0% 0% [ 0 ]
20% 20% [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 10

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

so I've been trying to come up with a name for the solo stuff I've been writing and any time I come up with a cool name or something I like I do a little research and it turns out it's already taken.

It's getting really frustrating coming up with something both cool sounding and completely original.

So what's your guys opinion on the matter? Do I owe it to myself to be 100% original no matter what? Is it ok to have the same name as long as they are on a different continent or in a different country? Should I just not give a fuck as long as I truly came up with it on my own?

Let me know in the poll and with comments.

View user profile

Guest


Guest
I voted

Been down this path before

i'd say be original.

not just because of originality, but also because of lawsuits or legal issues due to identical names.

View user profile
Damn it! all the cool shit is already taken! Mad 

View user profile
The Adli Corporation wrote:i'd say be original.

not just because of originality, but also because of lawsuits or legal issues due to identical names.
Yeah I'm inclined towards originality just because that's the way I am...I don't think lawsuits would be an issue. I wouldn't be dumb enough to use some famous or well established band's name.

View user profile
Even Tyrannosaurus Jesus

View user profile

Guest


Guest
What is it?

HydrasBreath wrote:Yeah I'm inclined towards originality just because that's the way I am...I don't think lawsuits would be an issue. I wouldn't be dumb enough to use some famous or well established band's name.
its not even about huge bands. if you make it big, or the other band with the same name makes it big... theres gonna be a fight over who has the right to the name Razz

its happened before with a few bands.

View user profile
Have you considered

"Shut up Chandler"

As a band name Very Happy

View user profile
Seoul Train isn't taken, in case you wanted to make a motown-kpop fusion band

View user profile
The Adli Corporation wrote:
HydrasBreath wrote:Yeah I'm inclined towards originality just because that's the way I am...I don't think lawsuits would be an issue. I wouldn't be dumb enough to use some famous or well established band's name.
its not even about huge bands. if you make it big, or the other band with the same name makes it big... theres gonna be a fight over who has the right to the name Razz

its happened before with a few bands.
Well I highly doubt I'd ever make it anywhere near "making it big". The stuff I'm writing is in no way mainstream whatsoever.

View user profile
Frostbyrn wrote:Have you considered

"Shut up Chandler"

As a band name Very Happy
haha no but I'll keep it in mind Very Happy 

View user profile
Call yourself River Branch

Because you arent part of the mainstream Very Happy

View user profile
it's okay if you hunt down the other band and kill them, taking the name (and their souls) for yourself.

View user profile
Ante wrote:it's okay if you hunt down the other band and kill them, taking the name (and their souls) for yourself.
There can only be one!

View user profile
Look around the room. Pick two random items and relate them somehow. Congratulations, you have written an 80's band's name.

View user profile
Pariah wrote:Look around the room. Pick two random items and relate them somehow. Congratulations, you have written an 80's band's name.
Loose-leaf Hutch? am I doinitrite?

View user profile
sounds like a winner to me.

View user profile
HydrasBreath wrote:
Pariah wrote:Look around the room. Pick two random items and relate them somehow. Congratulations, you have written an 80's band's name.
Loose-leaf Hutch? am I doinitrite?
actually yes.

Unseen Battlefield
Heavenly Kangaroo
Peanuts of Oblivion

those are my contribution

View user profile
you can have mine.

Taco Toddler-Chair.

View user profile
Galaxy Aspire

five toe death kick

View user profile
Empty Monster Ripper Can and the Xbox 360 Controllers for Windows...

not really feeling that one.

View user profile
I say who really cares.

On one hand I can understand your dilemma, and if you can come up with something original, cool.

On the other, if you're really feeling the name, just fucking do it.

Funny thing, there are a band called Spliff before my band.

View user profile
I think the issue is more whether or not they are known. A lot of people will post shit about their band or talk it up, but if you do some digging and cant find any music or rights to the name then its yours.
I'm in the same situation though, and it sucks. A lot.

View user profile
Is "Plagiarizing Fuck" the name you want to use? Very Happy

Also who hasnt plagiarized a fuck

I bet none of us have ever payed royalty's or asked permission from the caveman who invented missionary

View user profile
Frostbyrn wrote:Is "Plagiarizing Fuck" the name you want to use? Very Happy

Also who hasnt plagiarized a fuck

I bet none of us have ever payed royalty's or asked permission from the caveman who invented missionary
Wait wait wait... Missionary wasn't invented by Christian people as a way to bribe over barbarians to the light of God?!?

View user profile
Nah it merely gained that name during the middle ages since laying on your back and getting shafted pretty much summed up the churches tax policy

View user profile
Frostbyrn wrote:Nah it merely gained that name during the middle ages since laying on your back and getting shafted pretty much summed up the churches tax policy
Best thing I've heard all day

View user profile

Guest


Guest
BmmFlash wrote:I think the issue is more whether or not they are known. A lot of people will post shit about their band or talk it up, but if you do some digging and cant find any music or rights to the name then its yours.
I'm in the same situation though, and it sucks. A lot.
What do you play?

Do you have any samples?

Sym wrote:
BmmFlash wrote:I think the issue is more whether or not they are known. A lot of people will post shit about their band or talk it up, but if you do some digging and cant find any music or rights to the name then its yours.
I'm in the same situation though, and it sucks. A lot.
What do you play?

Do you have any samples?
I'm a drummer. And no, not yet Sad I'm working on it though. I'm still trying to get everyone completely on board with it.
The end result would be an achordian/keyboard player, guitarist, and me on drumset. In a music scene like Milwaukee, we could get such amazing gigs.
And then I'm just going to find a metal band to jam with every so often Razz 

View user profile

Guest


Guest
Greg, Hydra and I are all musicians too, in case you didnt know. We all got samples too if your ever interested.

I play guitar

I vote never because I'm an asshole.

Also coming up with band names can be an extremely entertaining activity.


_________________
I wish I had spent more of my youth popping sick-ass ninety-day wheelies.

You in fact feel flowing and you truthfully desire to speak. I know the final obsession you wish for to do is remain at the clinic or at residence you want to get out and speak.  Like a Star @ heaven - Giles12
View user profile
Chewy wrote:I vote never because I'm an asshole.

Also coming up with band names can be an extremely entertaining activity.
Almost as fun as coming up with Tumblr handles.
Unless you are not a teenage girl.... but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt Wink 

View user profile
Chewy wrote:I vote never because I'm an asshole.

Also coming up with band names can be an extremely entertaining activity.
I'd agree when you are multiple people bouncing ideas off of each other. You'll always get the oddball hilarious one like that.

But trying to come up with something all on your own can just be plain frustrating.

View user profile

Guest


Guest
Coming with a band name is brutal

My old band took 3 years to settle

Eternal Divide was our name

Black Charger Tape
Textbook Gloves
Red Mouse Gum
Green Wash Phones

View user profile
Sym wrote:Coming with a band name is brutal

My old band took 3 years to settle

Eternal Divide was our name
Yeah I read something cool the other day called "Call of the Void" but they appear to be a fairly established hardcore band. They aren't on Metal Archives though.

Other possibilities right now are Fractal Dimension or Nega Elemental...Fractal Dimension is a band in Turkey apparently...they aren't on MA either. Nega Elemental is Original as far as I can tell.

View user profile
Sym wrote:Coming with a band name is brutal

My old band took 3 years to settle

Eternal Divide was our name
3 years, really?

I've never encountered this problem. My bands names, no matter who's coming up with them, are usually spontaneous.

View user profile

Guest


Guest
I like those both Hydra

Yea we actually went through like 5 names before settling on Eternal Divide

We first were Cerburus, but then we realized how incredibly generic that was and changed it to Hydra. We kept that one for a year until getting sick of it. The other two we came to in between was Blown Fuse( not a fan of this one ever ) and Insidious Demise.

Did your band foretell of two couriers fighting in the Eternal Divide Sym?

View user profile

Guest


Guest
Indeed we did

We also told tales of Armageddon and people getting decapitated

The names of various bands I've done stuff with are Birth of Depravity, Devastation of Life, Remnants of Flesh, Comatose and Spliff.
Only the last two names are mine and both have been used by other bands in the past.

So much for originality.

View user profile
Oedipus and the Motherfuckers
if not that, then Cthulu and the Arogonauts

just go here http://www.reddit.com/r/Bandnames/

View user profile
I'm just trying to come up with something spacey sounding since the music I'm writing is pretty atmospheric and spacey/trippy.

View user profile

Snuffleupagus Unchained


_________________
View user profile

Guest


Guest
Hydra some day we are gonna write something

Sym wrote:Hydra some day we are gonna write something
Would definitely be cool.

View user profile

Guest


Guest
My issue being a poor college student right now I have limited access to recording....

Sym wrote:My issue being a poor college student right now I have limited access to recording....
Step 1) Make friends with music majors
Step 2) Go drinking and come up with half assed plans to record some demo
Step 3) Gain access to the super secret underground recording studios
Step 4) ??????
Step 5) Profit.

View user profile

Sponsored content


Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum