How to Choose a DJ Name

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How to Choose a DJ Name
Use your DJ name for advertising your business. (DJ at work image by Barlev from Fotolia.com)

Popular DJs rarely use their real names while they're spinning music in a club or at an event. Instead, they use a creative name that encompasses their style. As DJs become popular, their DJ name is even more important. As you consider a career as a DJ, spend time thinking up your name. You'll want it to be unique, creative, and representative of who you are, both in real life and as a DJ.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Analyse your given name to see if it would sound good as your DJ name. Someone named Simon Polley could combine parts of his first and last name into DJ Simpol, and pronounce it "simple." Work with the different parts of your name to see if you can combine it into something interesting and unique.

  2. 2

    Use your interests when choosing your DJ name. Boba Fett is a popular character from "Star Wars." If you like that character, you could name yourself DJ B-Fett. Use your interests in sports, video games or dancing to come up with a good DJ name.

  3. 3

    Use words from another language to come up with your DJ name. Look through a German or French dictionary and pick out words that you like. Note the definition of any words you choose. Pick something that you wouldn't be ashamed to have associated with your image. For example, you could call yourself DJ Kartell if you want a rugged name, as "kartell" is German for "cartel."

  4. 4

    Pick a DJ name that you will like for years to come. If you become successful under this name, people will address you as such for your entire career. As you come up with names, make sure you would feel comfortable under that moniker for the rest of your life. This will eliminate a lot of potential names that could become a hindrance later on.

  5. 5

    Make sure the DJ name you've chosen hasn't already been taken. Do a search online for your chosen DJ name. If someone has that name and has ever used it on the Internet, you should be able to find it. Make sure to choose a DJ name that is unique and never been used before.

Tips and warnings

  • Ask your friends if they have any suggestions for your DJ name. They might come up with something you'd never expect.
  • Already have an interesting nickname? Consider using that as your DJ name as well.
  • Make sure to avoid copyrighted or trademarked words--using these could cause legal issues.

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