The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » New to magic? » » Magician Name (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2~3~4 [Next]
limhanchung
View Profile
Veteran user
Malaysia
342 Posts

Profile of limhanchung
I would like to create a name for myself. Does anyone have any suggestions? How the name should sound like? Any references?
Priest
View Profile
New user
NYC
100 Posts

Profile of Priest
My only suggestion is to be unique and keep it to your own personality.

Don't expect someone else to create it for you. I don't know you, or know your personality.

Just be creative, and original.

-Priest-
"Funk is not something U can buy at the corner store.
It is something that U find deep within Ur Soul!"
.:The One Year Project:. .:Forums:.
Peter Marucci
View Profile
Inner circle
5389 Posts

Profile of Peter Marucci
As a stage name, I always liked "Wells Fargo". Smile
Gerard
View Profile
New user
Turkey
25 Posts

Profile of Gerard
Can you spell your name and surname separately so maybe I can give you my idea?
limhanchung
View Profile
Veteran user
Malaysia
342 Posts

Profile of limhanchung
Name: Han Chung
surname: Lim
Dan Farmer
View Profile
Loyal user
Northern Nevada
235 Posts

Profile of Dan Farmer
There was a huge discussion on this which I happened to catch at the Genii forum and I believe (I was only there that once so I don't recall exactly) that most people decided that unless your name was like... Melvin Shmediecamp, you could probably just use your real name. I notice that you're from Malaysia and so I really couldn't help much but here is a huge list that I thought was very interesting. They are mostly American actors, so I don't know how many of them you'll be familiar with but here goes:

Alan Alda = Alphonso D'Abruzzo
Woody Allen = Allen Konigsberg
Julie Andrews = Julia Wells
Fred Astaire = Frederick Austerlitz
Babyface = Kenneth Edmonds
Lauren Bacall = Betty Joan Perske
Anne Bancroft = Anna Maria Italiano
Pat Benatar = Patricia Andrejewski
Tony Bennett = Anthony Benedetto
Jack Benny = Benjamin Kubelsky
Robert Blake = Michael Gubitosi
Bono = Paul Hewson
David Bowie = David Robert Jones
Boy George = George Alan O'Dowd
Charles Bronson = Charles Buchinski
Albert Brooks = Albert Einstein
Mel Brooks = Melvin Kaminsky
George Burns = Nathan Birnbaum
Ellen Burstyn = Edna Gilhooley
Richard Burton = Richard Jenkins
Nicholas Cage = Nicholas Coppola
Michael Cain = Maurice Micklewhite
Maria Callas = Maria Kalogeropoulos
Vikki Carr = Florencia Casillas
Ray Charles = Ray Charles Robinson
Chubby Checker = Ernest Evans
Cher = Cherilyn Sarkisian
Patsy Cline = Virginia Patterson Hensley
Claudette Colbert = Lily Chauchoin
Robert Conrad = Conrad Robert Falk
Alice Cooper = Vincent Furnier
David Copperfield = David Kotkin
Howard Cosell = Howard Cohen
Elvis Costello = Declan McManus
Lou Costello = Louis Cristillo
Joan Crawford = Lucille Le Sueur
Michael Crawford = Michael Dumble-Smith
Tom Cruise = Thomas Mapother IV
Tony Curtis = Bernard Schwartz
Rodney Dangerfield = Jacob Cohen
Doris Day = Doris von Kappelhoff
James Dean = James Byron
John Denver = Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.
Bo Derek = Mary Cathleen Collins
Danny DeVito = Daniel Michaeli
Angie Dickinson = Angeline Brown
Bo Diddley = Elias Bates
Phyllis Diller = Phyllis Driver
Kirk Douglas = Issur Danielovitch
Bob Dylan = Robert Zimmerman
Sheena Easton = Sheena Shirley Orr
Elvira = Cassandra Paterson
Enya = Eithne Ni Bhraonian
Morgan Fairchild = Patsy McClenny
Sally Field = Sally Mahoney
W.C. Fields = William Claude Dukenfield
Jodie Foster = Alicia Christian Foster
Greta Garbo = Greta Gustafsson
Judy Garland = Frances Gumm
James Garner = James Bumgarner
Crystal Gayle = Brenda Gayle Webb
Kathie Lee Gifford = Kathie Epstein
Whoopie Goldberg = Caryn Johnson
Cary Grant = Archibald Leach
Hammer = Stanley Kirk Burrell
Rita Hayworth = Margarita Cansino
Pee-Wee Herman = Paul Reubenfeld
Barbara Hershey = Barbara Herzstine
Billie Holliday = Eleanora Fagan
Harry Houdini = Ehrich Weiss
Rock Hudson = Roy Scherer Jr.
Ice-T = Tracy Morrow
Billy Idol = William Broad
Elton John = Reginald Dwight
Don Johnson = Donald Wayne
Al Jolson = Asa Yoelson
Tom Jones = Thomas Woodward
Wynonna Judd = Christina Ciminella
Boris Karloff = William Henry Pratt
Danny Kaye = David Kaminsky
Diane Keaton = Diane Hall
Michael Keaton = Michael Douglas
Chaka Khan = Yvette Stevens
Larry King = Larry Zeigler
Ben Kingsley = Krishna Banji
Nastassja Kinski = Nastassja Naksyznyski
Cheryl Ladd = Cheryl Stoppelmoor
Veronica Lake = Constance Ockleman
Dorothy Lamour = Mary Kaumeyer
Michael Landon = Eugene Orowitz
Queen Latifah = Dana Owens
Stan Laurel = Arthur Jefferson
Steve Lawrence = Sidney Leibowitz
Bruce Lee = Lee Yuen Kam
Huey Lewis = Hugh Cregg
Jerry Lewis = Joseph Levitch
Jack Lord = John Joseph Ryan
Sophia Loren = Sophia Scicoloni
Peter Lorre = Laszio Lowenstein
Bela Lugosi = Bela Ferenc Blasko
Shirley MacLaine = Shirley Beaty
Elle MacPherson = Eleanor Gow
Madonna = Madonna Louise Ciccone
Lee Majors = Harvey Lee Yeary II
Karl Malden = Mladen Sekulovich
Barry Manilow = Barry Alan Pincus
Jayne Mansfield = Vera Jane Palmer
Walter Matthau = Walter Matuschanskayasky
Dean Martin = Dino Crocetti
Meat Loaf = Marvin Lee Aday
Ethel Merman = Ethel Zimmerman
George Michael = Georgios Panayiotou
Marilyn Monroe = Norma Jean Mortenson (later Baker)
Demi Moore = Demetria Guynes
Rita Moreno = Rosita Alverio
Harry Morgan = Harry Bratsburg
Chuck Norris = Carlos Ray
Andre Norton = Mary Alice Norton
Notorious B.I.G. = Christopher Wallace
Jack Palance = Walter Palanuik
Bernadette Peters = Bernadette Lazzaro
Slim Pickens = Louis Lindley
Mary Pickford = Gladys Smith
Stephanie Powers = Stefania Federkiewicz
Prince = Prince Rogers Nelson
Tony Randall = Leonard Rosenberg
Johnnie Ray = John Alvin
Donna Reed = Donna Belle Mullenger
Della Reese = Delloreese Patricia Early
Joan Rivers = Joan Sandra Molinsky
Edward G. Robinson = Emmanuel Goldenberg
Mickey Rooney = Joe Yule Jr.
Johnny Rotten = John Lydon
Winona Ryder = Winona Horowitz
Susan Sarandon = Susan Tomaling
Jane Seymour = Joyce Frankenberg
Omar Sharif = Michael Shalhoub
Charlie Sheen = Carlos Irwin Estevez
Martin Sheen = Ramon Estevez
Talia Shire = Talia Coppola
Sinbad = David Atkins
Slash = Saul Hudson
Suzanne Somers = Suzanne Mahoney
Robert Stack = Robert Modini
Barbara Stanwyck = Ruby Stevens
Ringo Starr = Richard Starkey
Connie Stevens = Concetta Ingolia
Sting = Gordon Sumner
Donna Summer = La Donna Gaines
Mr. T = Lawrence Tero
Danny Thomas = Muzyad Yakhoob
Tiny Tim = Herbert Khaury
Rip Torn = Elmore Rual Torn Jr.
Randy Travis = Randy Traywick
Sophie Tucker = Sophia Kalish
Tina Turner = Annie Mae Bullock
Twiggy = Leslie Hornby
Rudolph Valentino = Rudolpho D'Antonguolla
Frankie Valli = Frank Castelluccio
Sid Vicious = John Simon Ritchie
John Wayne = Marion Morrison
Raquel Welch = Raquel Tejada
Gene Wilder = Jerome Silberman
Shelley Winters = Shirley Schrift
Stevie Wonder = Stevland Morris
Natalie Wood = Natasha Gurdin
Peter Marucci
View Profile
Inner circle
5389 Posts

Profile of Peter Marucci
Dan,
You've got way too much free time!
Of course, I must have, too, because I read every name! Smile

Dan Farmer writes: ". . . unless your name was like...Melvin Shmediecamp you could probably just use your real name. "

Of course, if your name IS Melvin Shmediecamp, you might want to change it to something more suitable for the stage.

Like Herman Shmediecamp.

Smile
dchung
View Profile
Special user
Montreal
616 Posts

Profile of dchung
Well, same here Peter. One note: Susan Sarandon is her married name. She was once married to actor Chris Sarandon.

Cheers,
dchung
Brian Proctor
View Profile
Inner circle
Somewhere
2317 Posts

Profile of Brian Proctor
(Mr. T = Lawrence Tero)

"Lawrence" just takes the gold chains and toughness out of the persona doesn't it?
Smile
Huw Collingbourne
View Profile
Loyal user
Devon, UK
201 Posts

Profile of Huw Collingbourne
In terms of his name, the luckiest person in show business must surely have been Elvis Presley. It's so perfect that it sounds as though it should have been made up!

Huw
Dennis Michael
View Profile
Inner circle
Southern, NJ
6018 Posts

Profile of Dennis Michael
The above are many famous movie stars Below are famous magicians:


  • STAGE NAME = REAL NAME
  • 2-10 Daniels = Daniel Breen
  • Ace Gorham = Austin C. Gorham
  • Ackero = Louis Ackerman
  • Ade Duval = Adolph A. Amrein
  • Al Flosso = Albert Levinson
  • Al Koran = Edward C. Doe
  • Aldini = Al Weiner
  • Ali Bongo = William Oliver Wallace
  • Andre Kole = Robert Gurtler
  • Anverdi = Anton Albert DeVeries
  • Arnold Furst = Arnold Furstenberg
  • Arturo = Glenn Babbs
  • Bautier de Kolta = Joseph Bautier
  • Bert Allerton = Bert Allen Gustafson
  • Bobo = J. B. Beauxbeaux
  • Cardini = Richard Valentine Pitchford
  • Carl Ballantine = Carlton Sharpe
  • Carl Rosini = John Rosen
  • Chandu = Bill F. Chapman
  • Chinka = Henry "Hen" Nicholas Fetsch
  • Chop Chop = Al Wheatly
  • Chung Ling Soo = William Ellsworth Robinson
  • Cyro = Cyril Brightton
  • Dai Vernon = David Frederick Wingfield Verner
  • Davenport Brothers = Ira & William Henry
  • David Copperfield = David Kotkin
  • David Devant = David Wighton
  • Del Ray = Seymour Potowski
  • Dell 0' Dell = Dell Newton
  • DeVega = Alexander Mackay Stewart
  • Domy = Werner C. Dornfeld
  • Don Alan = Donald McWethy
  • Don Rogers = Ernest K. Schieldge
  • Dr. Chang = Sherman Ripley
  • Dr. Jaks = Dr. Stanley Siegbert Jaks
  • Dr. Q. = Carl Alexander
  • Duke Stem = Maxwel Phillip stem
  • E. J. Moore = Ernest Linebarger
  • Ed Marlo = Edward Malkowski
  • Eddie Clever = Edward D. Rupp
  • Edward Victor = Edward Neuschwander
  • Elizabeth Warlock = Mary Bell
  • Enardo = Eward O. Drane
  • Fabian = Aldo Colombini
  • Fantasio = Ricardo Roucau
  • Faraday = Julio Agustin Lopez Sanson
  • Frakson = Jose Jimenez Seville
  • Francis Carlyle = Francis Xavier Finneran
  • Fu Manchu = David Bamberg
  • Gali Gali = Mahgous Mohammed Hanafi
  • Gene Gordon = Gordon Eugene Avery
  • Genie = Will Ayling
  • Goodliffe = C. Goodliffe Neal
  • Great Levante = George Leslie Cole
  • Hadji Baba = John Platt
  • Hardeen = Theodore Weiss
  • Harold Rice = Henri Barley
  • Harold Sterling = Harold Fackler
  • Harry Blackstone = Henri Bouton = `
  • Harry Houdini = Ehrich Weiss
  • Hathaway = John Hathaway Butler
  • Henry Hay = Burrows Mussey
  • Horace Goldin = Hyman Goldstein
  • James Randi = James Randall Zwinge
  • Jardin Ellis = Duncan Campbell
  • Jay Palmer = William Brookshire
  • Jean Hugard = John Gerald Rodney Boyce
  • Joe Berg = Josef Bergman
  • Joe Ovette = Joseph Oliver
  • John Booth = John William Nicholls Booth
  • John Scarne = Orlando Carmelio Scarnecchia
  • Joseph Dunninger = Joseph Quod
  • June Merlin = June Elizabeth Cochrane
  • Kalanag = Helmut Ewald Schreiber
  • Karl Germain = Karl Maltzmueller
  • Katterfelto = Gustavus Katterfelto
  • Keith Clark = Pierre Cartier
  • Kismet = Martin Sunshine
  • Kreskin = George Kresge, Jr.
  • Kuda Bux = Khuda Bakhsh
  • Len Vintus = Melvin Justus McGiven McMullen
  • Leon Mandrake = Leon Wagner
  • Lu Brent = Boleslaw Lubrant
  • Lyons L. Vosburgh = Sam Lloyd
  • Mandrake The Magician = Raymond B. Robinson
  • Marconick = Heinz Stolk
  • Margery = Nina Crandon
  • Marvello = Lester Lake
  • Marvin Roy = Marvin Levy
  • Max Malini = Max Breit (Katz)
  • Maxam = Winston H. Freer
  • Mercedes Talma = Mary Ford
  • Mickey O' Malley = Michael Ostaski
  • Mohammed Bey = Ben Horowitz
  • Monk Watson = Donald William Watson
  • Mr. Fingers = Irv Weiner
  • Mr. Meriweather = Stuart Cramer
  • Mr. Moto = Gerald Kosky
  • Mystic Craig = William Vagell
  • Mysto = Arthur Buckley
  • Namreh = Herman L. Weber
  • Nicola = William Mozart Nicol
  • Okito = Theo Tobias Bamberg
  • One Lung Soo = Jack Gwynne
  • Ostagazuzulum = William J. Hilliar
  • P.T. Selbit = Percy Thomas Tibbles
  • Paul Fox = Paul Fuchs
  • Paul LePaul = Paul Braden
  • Paul Rosini = Paul Vucci
  • Paulo = Paul Ringler
  • Pavel = Pavel Pomezny
  • Peter Warlock = Alec Bell
  • Phantini = Gene Grant
  • Professor El-Tab = Alfred J. Battle
  • Rebo The Clown = Bev Bergeron
  • Retsof = Neil Foster
  • Ri Kee Tri Kee = Richard Himber
  • Richiardi = Ricardo Izquierdo
  • Robert Harbin = Edward R. C. Williams
  • Si Stebbins = William Henry Coffrin
  • Sid Lorraine = Sydney R. Johnson
  • Siegfried & Roy = Siegfried Fischbacker & Roy Uwe Ludwig
  • Silent Mora = Louis J. McCord
  • Sir Felix Korim = Brewerton H. Clarke, Sr.
  • Sneaky Pete = Peter Elliot
  • Socar = Protul Chandra Socar
  • Stewart Judah = Joshua Stewart
  • Suzy Wandas Bennett = Jean Van Dyk
  • Tampa = Raymond S. Sudgen
  • Ted Annemann = Theodore John Squires
  • The Great Lafayette = Sigmund Ignatius Neuberger
  • The Great Merlini = Clayton Rawson
  • The Great Wong = Ng Bo Oen
  • The Pendragons = Jonathan & Charlotte Yarbrough
  • The Wizard Of Knotsville = Rufus Claude Buff
  • Tommy Windsor = Thomas Isaac Lowry
  • Tommy Wonder = Josef Belman
  • Tony Slydini = Quintino Marucci
  • Tricky Ricky = Ricky Jay
  • U. F. "Gen" Grant = Ulysses Frederick Simpson Grant
  • Van Cleve = Cleve Haubold
  • Volta = Burling Hull
  • Wil Starr = Wilton Clements
  • Will de Sieve = William H. Wilson
  • Will Dexter = William T. Pritchard
  • Willard The Wizard = Harry Williard
  • Wiz = Bob Little
  • Wow The Wizard = Karrell Fox
Dennis Michael
Peter Marucci
View Profile
Inner circle
5389 Posts

Profile of Peter Marucci
Actually, J.B. Bobo (no first names, just initials) is J.B. Bobo's real name.
Jean Beauxbeaux was his great-grandfather, who changed his name to "Bobo" when he immigrated to North America.
limhanchung
View Profile
Veteran user
Malaysia
342 Posts

Profile of limhanchung
I am thinking of calling myself Dwayne Grey as a magician name. What does this name suggest to you? What do you think about it?
Victor Brisbin
View Profile
Elite user
Washington, DC
432 Posts

Profile of Victor Brisbin
It reminds me a little of "Dorian Grey," the story of the man who didn't age, but his portrait did. Are you working on a performing name, or a pen name? Do you resemble a "Dwayne Grey," or is this a character - a mysterious personage? Just curious.

By the way, Roy's last name (of S&R) is Horn. Jonathan Pendragon's first name is "Claude." Ted Annemann was born Theodore John Squires, but his father deserted the family, and his mother married Stanley Anneman. Ted added an extra "n". I'm not certain when or if Ricky Jay used the pseudonym "Tricky Ricky." It may have been when he appeared as the youngest magician to perform on television. His given name has been reported as "Richard Potash." Smile
"It is better to practice a little than talk a lot." - Muso Kokushi
Chris Calabrese
View Profile
New user
Las Vegas, NV
44 Posts

Profile of Chris Calabrese
Quote:
Chung Ling Soo = William Ellsworth Robinson


That's quite a leap. Actually I found this story, it's quite interesting:
http://www.magicexhibit.org/story/story_chungLingSoo.html

Lim: Personally I think Lim Han Chung is a great name for an entertainer. It's unique in the world of magic (as far as I know), it's relatively short, and it's easy to pronounce, even for us Westerners.
~ Chris Calabrese ~
Peter Marucci
View Profile
Inner circle
5389 Posts

Profile of Peter Marucci
I cast my vote with Chris.
Lim Han Chung is a terrific name for a performer.
More importantly, it's one that can and will be remembered!
(Try asking people to spell -- or even remember the pronunciation of -- Peter Marucci! Smile)
Kard16
View Profile
Regular user
144 Posts

Profile of Kard16
How do you pronouce your last name, Peter?

Obviously, my name, Karim Dhanji, is definitely not a good stage name. Anyway, I don't think I would be able to remember Lim Han Chung, but I guess you can incorporate that into your routine somewhere, be creative.
DavidKenney
View Profile
Inner circle
TX
2233 Posts

Profile of DavidKenney
Can you believe that Englebert Humperdink's real name is Arnold George Dorsey? - THAT was a brain storming session I would have loved to sit in on.

I'm with the people saying to use your real name. I have a friend from Vietnam whose name is Bao (pronounced 'Bow') and now he goes by 'Bob.' Yea - it sounds American, but c'mon. Bob?

I think your name sounds Magical now as it is. Look at my stupid name! How many David's are there already in Magic?

You are unique. Blessings,
Youtube & Intstagram @MagicOrthodoxy
FOLLOW and SUBSCRIBE - I giveaway magic and cards every month
Alan Jackson
View Profile
Elite user
Cardiff, UK
432 Posts

Profile of Alan Jackson
It's worth remembering that one of Houdini's greatest regrets when he became famous was not performing under his own name (Ehrich Weiss).
There are 10 kinds of people: those who understand binary numbers, and those who don't.
ALEXANDRE
View Profile
Inner circle
2945 Posts

Profile of ALEXANDRE
My suggestion is to stay away from the "...ini", like LIMHANCHUNGINI or something. Geez. Smile
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » New to magic? » » Magician Name (0 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2~3~4 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.3 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL