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filmyak
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I liked the Dorian Grey reference. Just because I named my gray cat Dorian. =) Sorry, had to add in my $.02.

PS - I agree... avoid the "...ini" names. Slydini and Houdini's names may have been great at the time (no comment on their magic, just names here), but the names are now, well, stereotypical and as modern stage names are a bit cheesy. (Sorry, guys.) Smile
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Gee, no one made the suggestion of (and you guys will kill me for this)

"Blaine Copperfield"

lol
Sorry, I just couldn't resist.
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ColinB
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How about Sven Gali?
Geoff Weber
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On 2002-09-09 13:44, limhanchung wrote:
I would like to create a name for myself. Does anyone have any suggestions? How the name should sound like? Any references?


How about: Phantom Lim?
limhanchung
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Phantom Lim sounds like a good name for a mystical character. Don't you think there are too many mystics now?
amshake
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I like the Sven Gali suggestion!!!!
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ColinB
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Thanks, Amazing Adam!

You know the patron saint of card magicians? St Ripper.

Sorry, Lim, going off topic here. I do like the sound of Dwayne Grey, although personally I would consider an alternative spelling - Duane Gray.

You could also explore anagrams of "Lim Han Chung". I can get "Hugh Claminn" from those letters.

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Does anyone know if David Blaine is David Blaine's real name?
ColinB
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David Blaine's real (or rather full) name is David Blaine White.
Victor Brisbin
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I really liked "Sven Gali." Smile
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Sid Mayer
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Apparently Tril By liked it too.

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ColinB
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***, if only I was Scandinavian, I could use Sven Gali as my stage name...
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I think retaining your name and celebrating your Malaysian culture to be like putting money in the bank.

Maybe Malaysia is not exotic and magical to you, for you live there. But to me, living in San Francisco, I think half of your work done for you, for "Malaysia" ignites thoughts of magic and exotic island mysteries.
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I do believe that Paul Zenon's real name is Paul Hill.
Can anyone confirm??
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Harry Murphy
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What a lot of good ideas here!

ColinB, why would you have to be Scandinavian to call yourself Sven Gali? Remember that Chung Ling Soo as the alter ego of William Robinson (as posted above). Robinson by no stretch of the imagination was oriental. Doesn’t Galli mean magic in one of the Indian dialects? Galli, Galli = Magic, Magic? Maybe it could be a Hindu magicians name. Hummmm.

Names? I recommend that you stick as close to your own as possible. I chose Harry Murphy because it was the closest to Honre’ Mumblepeas that I could find!

Collin, were did you find the reference that St. Ripper was the Patron Saint of card magicians? What religion is he/she a Saint in? The Roman Catholic list of Saints does not include a St. Ripper but does include a 10th century Bishop that became St. Ripert. Unfortunately he is not the Patron Saint of anything magical.

In fact I could not find any Saints associated with card playing or card magic. The closest I could come to a Saint for magicians was for actors (St Genesius and St. Vitus), or for Beggars (er…street magicians? St. Alexius and St. Guiles). There were saints listed for carnies and jugglers (St. Julian the Hospitaler) and even two for clowns (St. Justin Marter and St Genesius again). Oh yes, St. Vitus is the patron saint of dancers also and St. Bernerdin of Siena is the patron saint of gamblers. Still I could find no patrons for magicians, illusionists, or cardicians.
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ColinB
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St Ripper is simply a play on words along the lines of Sven Gali... I was thinking in terms of the two most popular gaffed card decks... Svengali and Stripper...?
Harry Murphy
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Duh!!! I am so concrete! Smile Smile
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ColinB
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No way! You posted some interesting information, all the same. Maybe we should suggest that one of those saints become the patron saint of magicians...
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I don't know if this is only in Europe but you have a patron saint of magicians: Saint Giovani Bosco, an Italian Saint that used magic to serve his work as a priest.
The day chosen to celebrate is the 31, January because it is the date of his death.
I think I can make a more exhaustive research if you want me to.
St Ripper was, in fact, S3per - before being a saint (how is that for a joke? Smile)
Colin, I think Sven Gali is perfect. I toy with words all the time and that one didn't occur to me. Very interesting.
I like the lists of names. Great encyclopedias we have in here!!!
To the original poster - I think your name is perfect for a stage name. Really. I wouldn't change it. (Of course, I'm saying this so you don't use Sven Gali and I can pick it up for me.) Smile
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ColinB
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Thanks, Rui! And thanks for identifying the correct Saint for us!
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