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Create A New Alias With The Best Online Name Generators [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Dave Parrack 12-10-2014

Your name is boring. I’m sorry to break this news to you, but it’s true. That is unless you either have strange parents who gave you a kooky name, or originate from a country where every name sounds weird and wonderful. The rest of us have to put up with a boring moniker for our entire lives.


The only real alternative to this dull fate is to change it legally, but ain’t nobody got time for that. It’s easier, and a lot more fun, to just go online and choose a new alias using one of the countless name generators available on the Internetz. Which is exactly what we’re going to do right now.

The Pirate Name Generator

The pirates of old weren’t exactly nice people, but time has lessened their malice to the point at which Johnny Depp can portray an infamous pirate as a camp, bumbling, drunken fool. And who wouldn’t want to be a pirate if the vision that Depp and his Hollywood cohorts present to the world is even remotely accurate.

My Pirate Name: Owen ‘Landlubber’ Peacock

The Metal Name Generator

Black metal isn’t exactly a mainstream musical genre Discover New Music by Mapping Musical Genres & Artists Mapping music isn't as bizarre as it may at first sound. In the same way locations can be mapped out, so can music genres and artists, with one style feeding into the next, one band... Read More , but who hasn’t imagined dressing in dark clothes, donning face paint, and singing/screaming about evil at least once in their lives. Oh, just me then. Fair enough. Even if you don’t like the music, you may at least find your new black metal name intriguing.

My Metal Name: Hellum Davenium Balvras


The Fairy Name Generator

Fairies are mythical creatures that don’t get the attention they deserve. While vampires, zombies, and werewolves are always having books written and movies made about them, fairies sit on the sidelines waiting for their turn to shine. Create a fairy name, own it, and you could help make fairies popular once again.

My Fairy Name: Water Elftwigs

The Jedi Name Generator

It has been almost 40 years since the first Star Wars 10 Twitter Accounts All Star Wars Fans Should Follow In October 2012 Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the production company primarily known for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. For a fraction over $4 billion, Disney therefore landed the Star Wars franchise, and promptly announced... Read More movie debuted in theaters, and yet the popularity of this franchise shows no sign of waning. In fact, with the new Disney-made, J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars movie being released in 2015, now is the perfect time to discover your Jedi name. Use the force this website.

My Jedi Name: Parda Halon of the planet Adderall!


The Superhero Name Generator

Superheroes don’t actually exist in real life. I know, it’s hard to believe this is the case, especially with the recent rise in popularity of the Marvel and DC characters from comic books 9 Action-Packed Comic Book Subreddits You Have To Check Out Reddit is the best place for trivia about any topic, and comic books are no different! Right on Reddit are several communities devoted to nearly all of your favorite comic book superheroes. Best of all,... Read More . Unfortunately, Iron Man is just Robert Downey Jr. in a plastic suit. But you, you could be a real superhero, or at least adopt the name of one.

My Superhero Name: Neptune Shadow

The Travolta Name Generator

John Travolta made a terrible gaffe when he introduced a performance of Let It Go from Frozen during the Academy Awards. The Broadway actress’ actual name is Idina Menzel, but Travolta introduced her as “Adele Dazeem” instead. Now you too can see what John Travolta would call you were you to perform at the Oscars.

My Travolta Name: Dan Parkinsmack


The Tolkien Name Generator

Whether you love or hate J.R.R. Tolkien 4 Lord of the Rings Apps for Exploring Tolkien's Middle-Earth Are you a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien? Here are the best Tolkien apps that'll help you explore Middle-Earth via quizzes and games. Read More , creator of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings, you cannot fault his talent for naming things. The people, places, battles, and races in his magnificent tomes all possess beautifully bizarre names. Bilbo Baggins and Thorin Oakenshield spring to mind. But what is your Tolkien name?

My Tolkien Name: Arien Elentári

The Dickens Name Generator

Charles Dickens is another writer who possessed an enviable talent for conjuring magnificent names out of thin air. Who could forget Ebenezer Scrooge or Nicholas Nickleby, as just two examples? And now you can find out what your name would be if you had been a fictional character in a book by Charles Dickens.

My Dickens Name: Garish Squealingborne


The Pokémon Name Generator

Pokémon remains an insanely popular gaming franchise Become A Master Pokemon Trainer With These 3 Websites Admit it; you still love Pokémon. I don't care if you are 12 years old, or 30 years old, Pokémon is, and always will be awesome. Maybe since you've got older you stopped watching the... Read More despite having been around since 1996. Several generations have been able to enjoy the experience of catching and nurturing these little pocket monsters. Pokémon aren’t real, but you can at least discover your Pokémon name with this cool name generator.

My Pokémon Name: Moomon

The Nerd Name Generator

We end with the one name generator on this list guaranteed to appeal to everybody reading this. Because you’re all nerds Are You A Geek Or A Nerd? Find Out For Sure Can you call yourself a "geek" or a "nerd" just because you feel like it? If you're wondering if geeks and nerds are the same, they're not. Geeks may be loosely defined as enthusiasts, obsessed... Read More . That’s no longer an offensive name, with nerds now able to wear that badge with pride. So, you’re a nerd, but you may not have a nerdy name. Let’s fix that with this nerd name generator.

My Nerd Name: Poindexter, the Multics Introvert

What Is Your Favorite Name Generator?

Did you try all of the online name generators listed above? If so, what was your favorite? Alternatively, as this is just a selection of the numerous name generators available online, perhaps you have another one you prefer. In which case, tell us about it in the comments below.

This is all meant to be just a little bit of fun, so we don’t recommend you actually go around using the new aliases you discovered from any of these online name generators in real life. Potential employers may not take too kindly to you using your black metal name or fairy name on an application form.

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