Good Ideas for Xbox Live Gamer Tags

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Good Ideas for Xbox Live Gamer Tags
Create a customised gamertag so other Xbox Live members can identify you. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

When joining the Xbox Live community, you create a name so other players can identify you. Your gamertag displays your profile along with scores and achievements for the gaming community to see. Each person's gamer tag is exclusive to his Xbox Live account. Use one of several methods to create your personal gamer tag.

Name Creator

Use a computer--based name generator to help you find an Xbox Live gamertag. Name creators deal out completely random name sequences, so the results will likely not have any significance for you. When using a name creator, cycle through the results until you find something you like. If you have a difficult time deciding on a name, combine one part of a name you like with another name or word to create your gamertag.

Noun-Adjective Game

Incorporate the help of your friends or family to create your gamertag. Think of a noun and ask a friend to come up with an adjective. Put the two words together to create a customised name. If you decide on the word king for your noun and a friend comes up with the word greasy, your gamertag is "greasy king" or "king greasy." Add a favourite colour or number to customise your tag further.


Make a genre-specific tag for your Xbox Live account. If you play action games primarily, use a combination of words and numbers identifying your gaming interests. A tag with the words sniper, stunt and the number 23 indicates you enjoy playing first--person shooter games, performing action stunts within games, and that you have played 23 games including these features.

Combine Your Interests

Combine a few of your personal hobbies or interests in your gamertag. Say you enjoy being a DJ for your friends, love pizza, and like to read fantasy-based novels. Include all three things into your tag to show off your interests and say a little about yourself to the Xbox Live community. If you find your selection is taken, add a favourite number or animal to complete your gamertag.

Stay Away From

Never use personal information like your real name, address or any words or numbers linked to a password you have. If you are under age 18, ask your parents to verify your gamertag before creating your account. Keep the names polite and free of drug and alcohol references or obscenities.

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