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BerkleyJL
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On 2005-02-17 23:04, ChEeKy_MoNkEy wrote:
How about...Nickelodean? (the great..or something like that)

It means an early motion-picture theatre where a film or a variety show could be seen, usually for the admission price of a nickel or an early jukebox that was operated by inserting nickels.

Seems to kind of conjure up a feeling of "nostalgia"...which may be good from a theatrical point of view?


Actually in today's culture it will make people think of a children's television channel...at least in the U.S. That may be good if you're performing children's shows--but if you become famous there could be copyright issues.
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BerkleyJL wrote:

Actually in today's culture it will make people think of a children's television channel...at least in the U.S. That may be good if you're performing children's shows--but if you become famous there could be copyright issues.


Hmmm, you're quite right, it's a TV channel in the UK also. Though when I sent my post..I was thinking "nostalgia!".

Maybe not such a good idea...Smile
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At the "One look" dictionary reference site, if you type in "nick*", you get the following results.

If you click on the word results, you will go to that web page.

There are 239 possibilities that you may consider. Happy hunting!

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Nick:

At first glance, the "g" in your nickname looked like an "o". So, I thought your name was "obnick." Then I thought, "OBNICK!" It's perfect! So, until you hit the big time, you could be:

Obnick the Obscure

Put on some weight, and you could be:

Obnick the Obese

Curse a lot in your act, and you could be:

Obnick the Obscene

Do some kind of memory/mentalism shtick, and it would be:

Obnick the Observant

If you really get into magic, you could use:

Obnick the Obsessed

When you're really, really good, people would know you as:

Obnick the Omnipotent

Of course, in the final days of your career, you would have to contend with:

Obnick the Obsolete

Good luck!
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How about.... "The Amazing Nicademas" or "Nickademas The Great"
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Hello:

Consider the non-diminuative: Nicholas *

The use of the longer version of your name generally adds a little punch.
You may want to change your last name to something easy to grasp onto
and that set's off the more serious use of the Nicholas as opposed
to Nick. For instance Nicholas Allen or Alan. Nicholas Shadow if you
are looking for something darker. I used a variety of pseudonyms in my career
and there's nothing wrong with it. Best,
Brad Burt
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First off, a "nickleodeon" existed long before it was a cable TV channel. Secondly, there's nothing wrong with naming yourself "Nick O'Lodeon."

Finally, there's nothing wrong with simply using your name. I just returned from a trade show conference, where I saw Chad Long, Steve Bedwell and Joel Bauer. No "Amazing Bobs," or "Mysterious Sammys." I honestly believe that giving ourselves these stage names is one of the things that make non-magicians think we're nothing more than a bunch of geeks. (Apologies to the Amazing Johnathan.)
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On 2005-02-19 04:05, Steve Friedberg wrote:
...I honestly believe that giving ourselves these stage names is one of the things that make non-magicians think we're nothing more than a bunch of geeks. (Apologies to the Amazing Johnathan.)

I tend to agree, Steve. The superlative adjectives work for acts purposeful in their recreation of times of old and again in satire which, I beleive is Johnathan's motive. Or, he's really a geek. Smile
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I agree with dropping the ol' cliches, "The Amzing", "the Great", etc.
Sometimes using your real name isn't a good idea though - if it's long, and people generally have troulbe pronouncing and spelling it, you're better off with a nick.
Look at what I'm "blessed" with : Paul Higginbotham.
The last name is too long and the first name is too short to do anythng with. Now you now why I chose to use a nick !
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How about the magic of nick diamond
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Take the 1st street you ever lived on then add your 1st pets name an pow you have a name..... or is that for something else?

T
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Nick,

As opposed me coming up with a name for you, may I suggest you look within? I know this sounds "new age". What/who has inspired you? It does not have to be magic related. It should mean something special, and encompass your performing persona.

For myself, I chose the name "Archer Douglas". Archer, since I am a Sagittarius. Douglas is my humble homage to Doug Henning, the first magician I saw, who gave me a sense of wonder. It was personal for me. The name flowed, and it fits my performing persona. Give it some reflection.
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Sometimes using your real name isn't a good idea though - if it's long, and people generally have troulbe pronouncing and spelling it, you're better off with a nick.
Look at what I'm "blessed" with : Paul Higginbotham.
The last name is too long and the first name is too short to do anythng with. Now you now why I chose to use a nick !


You're kidding! I think that's a great name, and very memorable. The only thing I would do is spell it so that people will be able to spell it. Maybe "Paul Higgenbottom."

(I'm assuming it's a hard 'th' in your name. If it's a soft 'th', maybe consider using a hard 'th' instead. Smile )

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If you were a Bizarrist you could be Nicholas the dammed Smile
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Try doing some research on the origins of your names (first and last). Kind of like a history of your name. You may find something very interesting - a form of your name that is an ancient equivalent in english, or perhaps another language, for example.

You never know...
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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On 2005-02-19 17:44, ToPher wrote:
Take the 1st street you ever lived on then add your 1st pets name an pow you have a name..... or is that for something else?

T


It's for something else, specifically, what name you should use when appearing in a porn movie. However, the way it works is: Use your middle name, then your street name. Thus, my porn name is: Dean Voorhees. Using your formula, my magic name would be: Bilbo Rotanzi. Hey, maybe you're on to something here...
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My vote goes to using Nicholas. It's classy and it will always suit you. The name also has a connection to magic. Nicholas Owen was a carpenter (I forget during which century, sorry!) who was arrested, tortured and killed for hiding priests in elaborately designed crawl spaces and then helping them to escape or 'disappear' from the authorities. (They were persecuted for their belief and practice of Catholicism) For aiding and abetting these priests for hiding them and helping them to escape, Nicholas Owen was named the patron saint of magicians.
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I like Nicholas.
But Ialso like Nick.
It depends a lot on what kind of performing you intend to do.
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Maybe something slavic sounding like Nikolae (can also be spelled Nikolai and Nikoli. Good luck, early in my career I had to change names after every show to keep work, sometimes during a show. Smile
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Nick-orette; if your doing an anti smoking thing. Nick-otene; if your young. Nick-name if your still trying to come up with a name by the time you start to perform. Nick-of-time; if your supposed to do magic on a schedule. Nick-nack-paddy-wack; if your out of Ideas (as I am). Finger nick-en good; if you do food magic. Nick-ers; if you perform "commando". Nick-el; if you do coin magic. Or Larry; If you listen to the advice of the inane comments of myself.

Personally, at a period in life where my mother was married to a man named Dave Weed, I was known as Weed-eater. Of course in school, I was called "motor mouth" because I never knew when to shut up. Eventually, when I rule the world I will be known as "sir".

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