Monday, 28 January 2008
Scene Names (Alright kiddos, I wrote this when I was 15, and I'm 18 now. That's a pretty long time. I will not be doing anymore personalized names.)
If you’re serious about this scene name business, you can read this. It might help at some point. I have been studying names/meanings/pronunciations/spellings/rhythms since January 2004. I have five notebooks full of detailed notes on every type of name imaginable, so yes, I know what I’m talking about.
The lists compiled include over 230 “scene words” so there should be one for everyone. I tried not to include the addendums of some of the more popular “scene queens” and such. It’s much better to be original. I left out really profane words, you need no help coming up with those if you are really so inclined to use them. Now, if you are unable to find a moniker on your first try using the name generator, go through it again. I have lots of interesting words for each letter, so you might get something that clicks better. Unless your name begins with X. /Nothing/ begins with X. Therefore, if your name is Xavier or something, you don’t need a scene name. Xavier is cool enough on it’s own, just Madonna it and go by Xavier. /Just/ Xavier.
If you are having trouble finding a good scene name, you might want to look for words that begin with other letters. I know personally, I ‘m actually more fond of assonance than alliteration anyway. Assonance, for those who don’t know, it is the continuation of a vowel sound through out two or more words. For example a name using alliteration (John Jealousy) vs. a name using assonance (John Rocket). Which one sounds better? I would personally have to say John Rocket, because John Jealousy just lacks the proper rhythm. My own scene name is Jill Stilettos. It flows because of the repeated “short i” sound.
Most of the rules applying to a first and last name can be disregarded when it comes to scene names. For example, if you’re naming a kid you don’t want to name them something that rhymes. If your last name is Palace, don’t name your kid Alice Palace. However, with scene names, Rhyming is okay. Sam X Slam is actually kind of catchy. However, when it comes to scene names, rhythm is very important. The two names should have a sort of cadence to them, to make your name memorable, not just one of many. Sure, Sarah X Sorrow is an acceptable, typical scene name, but who is going to remember that? There’s a billion sarahxsorrow’s out there. If you want something catchier, try differing the syllables of words one and two. “SarahXStar” or “SarahXSuicide” are two more memorable names, using just as typical word choice.
Say the name out loud (you don’t pronounce the X in between them). If it sounds wrong, it’s wrong. Add up all the syllables in your scene name. If it has an even number of syllables, it’s more sing-songy. However, odd numbered amounts of syllables are more jarring and thus impacting.
Jeffree Star (Jeff+Ree+Star)=3.
Kiki Kannibal (Ki+ki+Kann+i+bal)=5
Jac Vanek (Jac+Va+nek)=3
Notice the trend? Anyway, it’s up to you really, I’m just giving helpful hints. On a side note, two names with one syllable each work a little different. They tend to lack rhythm anyway because they are so short.
On a final note, good luck finding your scene name. I put a lot of effort into this, I hope it helps.
Complete list of scene words:
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