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16 December 2009 @ 12:01 pm
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So -

I have been planning a little Christmas gift for those on my lj. (A more accurate description would be 'festering it like a carbuncle', but let's not dwell on trivialities.) However, it needs polishing. (Or lancing.) Therefore, I ask you to tell me, please, what you would call a rockstar? I hear Jimi Hendrix is taken, equally Mick Jagger. Jarrah told me Barry is a terrible name for a rockstar. I'm inclined to agree - it was only a placeholder name until I threw myself on the mercy of lj.

Poll #1499735 What's in a name?

Male Rockstar Names

The 'winning' answer will receive the wonderful prize of my endless gratitude and a mention in the author's notes. Enticing, non?
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Current Music: snowman song *kills*
...chowburger on December 16th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
I confess, I lol'd at Barry the Rockstar and kind of think you should keep it that way.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: xmas: gallant snowmanscoradh on December 16th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
To get the full effect, you need to know that his name was not just Barry, but BARRY O. BARRY O.

jehntjehnt on December 16th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
did you call him THE BIG O?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: jillicons: colour explosionscoradh on December 17th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
No ... what's that from? It sounds vaguely ominous. :/
Blindmouse: GODS of rockblindmouse on December 16th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Jarrah told me Barry is a terrible name for a rockstar.

I am nothing if not helpful! Except for the times when I am completely not helpful! I have no rockstar name ideas.

But first question, because I didn't ask: Are you looking for assumed names of the OMG ROCKSTAR variety (Freddie Mercury etc) or just normal guy names that sound like something your publicist wouldn't make you change?

p.s. Given the fandom you're in, call one of them Alex and everybody will nod wisely and think "Oh, yes, of course he is".
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: jillicons: handful of starsscoradh on December 17th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
Dude. I was canvassing the lads in my GP rotation group and the best they could come up with was 'Fox.' Oh, and 'Dave.' LAME.

Some people suggested RL rockstar names and no, lol, I'm not writing a biography! As you are my publicist (?) I will just say I'm looking for something interesting. More interesting than Barry, but still believable. I like ravurian's best. :D

jehnt: fashion - menswearjehnt on December 16th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
My contribution is based on the real last name of the woman on whose political campaign I volunteer. *nodnod* It is the most ridiculous and suggestive last name ever.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: jillicons: disco rabbitsscoradh on December 17th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, but unfortunately it sounds more like a boxer? I didn't actually want something that suggestive. :P *lol demanding*
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: jillicons: lady in redscoradh on December 17th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
Bono? :DDD Or Fox, which is what my RL friends came up with.
ravurian: insufferable british snobravurian on December 17th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
I met Bono when I was in LA a couple of years back. Only, I'd never actually heard his name pronounced, just seen it in text, and I called him Bo No (to rhyme with Oh No). Good times.
ravurian: hugh dancyravurian on December 17th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
I did not invent the name Polo Byrne, although he's not a rockstar (having died sometime in the mid-nineteenth century). I went name-spelunking in the local graveyard recently (not as peculiar a passtime as it may sound, truly) and got a fabulous list of names that I'll use for stuff eventually. It may be possible that I'm the only person on the planet that name-spelunks in graveyards. Erm. It's worthwhile tho for original fiction! Truly!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: jillicons: pink brainsscoradh on December 17th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
I LOVE this name. I was hoping you'd comment so I could ask your permission to use it. Byrne is Irish enough while Polo is awesomely unusual. The graveyard idea is great! Except, here, it would only turn up a megaton of Marys and Patricks. Not terribly useful...
ravurian: humbugravurian on December 17th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, you'd be surprised at what you find. I got some extraordinary names from graveyards on Anglesey, buried in among the Huw Hugheses, Evan Evanses and Roland Rowlandses (not the most original naming conventions up there) were names like Una Thistledown and Myfanwy Meirion Arthur. The actual surprise was my local one; there are apparently a few generations of tinkers, gypsies and travellers buried there, with such improbable names as Absalom King, Midgy Gumble, and - if anyone steals this one I will kill them - Mr Valentine Middleditch.

Polo Byrne was the one that leapt to mind when I read your post, so by all means go ahead and use it! I can't wait to see what you'll do with him!