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Discussion in 'Dark Tranquillity' started by King Chaos, Nov 29, 2006.

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Which band name do you prefer?

  1. Snow

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  2. Cry of Despair

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    6.3%
  3. Naos

    13 vote(s)
    40.6%
  4. Nostalgic Winter

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    3.1%
  5. Saiph

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    18.8%
  6. Manbeast Warmachine

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    12.5%
  7. Silent Night of Winter

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    9.4%
  1. King Chaos

    King Chaos Pomeo Osoponeor

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    Basically, my band has whittled down to a few ideas for names... I would very much appreciate your opinions on this.

    Please before voting, try not to imagine it as a forum mates band, and imagine it as an actual band name... like tagged on tickets and t-shirts. If you think they're all bad suggestions, do not spare my feelings!

    Just to clear something up:

    Naos - The name of a star in the southern hemisphere. It means "ship" and is taken from a larger phrase meaning 'ship of the sky/air' because of the speed it graces the night sky.

    Saiph - The sixth brightest star in the constellation 'orion'... taken from a larger phrase meaning 'sword of the giant'.
     
  2. plintus

    plintus Señor Member

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    You are British, for fuck's sake, can't you come up with some kinky lingo? :heh:

    Naos and Saiph are standoutish, but dunno, don't ring any bells, can't come up with associations, except "chaos" and "seraph", or "Sayid" (guy from Lost with hairy armpits).

    Silent Night - Winter Night! yow-yow-yow-yow!!!
     
  3. rahvin

    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    Naos and Saiph are bound to be mispronounced, Cry of Despair and Nostalgic Winter sound emo, and Snow is probably the name of four thousand other bands you don't want to know about. I like the Silent Night of Winter option because I'm in that kind of mood right now, but Manbeast Warmachine sure is fun. Voted the former.
     
  4. marduk1507

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    I didnt go for any of the options, I dont fancy any of them.
     
  5. Salamurhaaja

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    Manbeast Warmachine... Watch wrestling much? ;) I like that the most tho.
    Still, I wanna see a band named Black Circus Prophecy, don't know why :lol:
     
  6. fireangel

    fireangel Dark Delight

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    I like Naos and Silent Night of Winter best. I wouldn´t worry too much about the mispronounciation, since it happens to so many bands... The fans will ask how to get it right, that should matter most :D Reminds me of 1500 times the question: How do you pronounce "Charon"? ... But everyone who´s interested knows it.

    Snow sounds like nothing connected to music, like you would name a band "Wood" or "Water" :D Besides, there´s already Snow Patrol.
     
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    I voted for Naos after all.
     
  8. Kovenant84

    Kovenant84 T-369 days

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    I agree with some of the others. Stay away from the Emo names. I picked Naos, though, because ... well, I dont' know. It sounded cool at the time.

    ~kov.
     
  9. RampageSword

    RampageSword AWARE! BEWARE! WAR!

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    Well, no name really captured my attention but I still voted for Saiph.
     
  10. King Chaos

    King Chaos Pomeo Osoponeor

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    @Salamurhaaja: yeah haha, I love wrestling actually. Although I only became aware that Rhino is being reffered to as Manbeast Warmachine after me and some freinds came up with the phrase... Gutted really.

    I agree with all the criticisms of the name snow by the way, and to a degree, the criticisms of the "emo" names.
     
  11. Salamurhaaja

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    Ah, I guess you haven't seen TNA Wrestling in that case :D
    In any case, it's either Man Beast or War Machine, not both at the same
    time in Rhinos case.
     
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    I would go with Snow. I know that there are probably many bands with that name but it is simple and easy to remember and i don't particulary like the other names. Finding a name for a band is so hard, my band is still unnamed even though it has existed for more than 2 years, my choice would be Greenstained Blue but the other members just cant grasp the idea :(
     
  13. plintus

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    Snow = cocaine //slang

    Go figure.
     
  14. King Chaos

    King Chaos Pomeo Osoponeor

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    Only in Philly... and the 70s...

    @Salmy: I watch it when I get chance I'm more of a Ring of Honor and CZW fan... :D
     
  15. plintus

    plintus Señor Member

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers - some assumed their new song "Snow (Hey Oh)" is referring to cocaine (which they say doesn't). I'm neither native speaker, nor controlled substances abuser, and I know it. And I was born in the 80s.
     
  16. King Chaos

    King Chaos Pomeo Osoponeor

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    Hell I know it too, but the primary meaning of snow is frozen precipitation and that's what we're named after... and also the canadian rapper.

    LISTEN TO A SONG YES!!! Just uploaded today. It's a HOME DEMO, so any criticism on the production is wasted as we did it for absolutely free on my PC.

    www.myspace.com/snowofficial
     
  17. Siren

    Siren Active Member

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    Where exactly did you get Naos from? Cause it means "temple" in greek. ;)
    The word for ship is something close but different.

    I like Naos and Saiph the best, vote goes to Naos. If you need any help with greek names i'll be glad to offer.
     
  18. King Chaos

    King Chaos Pomeo Osoponeor

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    It's probably Arabic... I know Saiph is. And the Arabs named most of the stars. Another thing people generally don't credit them with.
     
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    DHG Sverd's successor

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    Silent Night Of Winter sounds nice, even if it made me think of SNBN. :loco:
     
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    Saiph is the clear winner for me.
     

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