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Froogleyboy
2010-04-25, 12:48 AM
Okay, I was thinking of rap names, and I was wondering if "Hex" was a taken name?

Fawkes
2010-04-25, 12:50 AM
Define "taken (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex)".

Froogleyboy
2010-04-25, 12:52 AM
Since it's a band name, would I get into legal trouble if I used it as a stage name?

Finn Solomon
2010-04-25, 12:53 AM
Why not use Froogleyboy?

Froogleyboy
2010-04-25, 12:54 AM
I don't know, It just dosen't seem right. I considered it. But, Idk

Fawkes
2010-04-25, 01:05 AM
Since it's a band name, would I get into legal trouble if I used it as a stage name?

I doubt it. I don't think you can copyright lone words.

It's not the best musician name though. You want something that people can put into Google and have some chance of finding you.

Trazoi
2010-04-25, 01:27 AM
I remember searching on "Hex" when trying to come up with potentially unique comic character names, not knowing there was a whole comic series by that name. It's nearly impossible to come up with a good name that isn't taken by someone - practically every short word in the English language has appeared as a character in an X-Men comic by now. :smalltongue:


I doubt it. I don't think you can copyright lone words.
This would be more a trademark issue, and you certainly can trademark lone words. It would only be an issue if someone took action against you; unlikely if you're unknown, but an issue if there's a clash and you become famous. Off the top of my head, I remember that's why Blink-182 changed their name from Blink; another band with the same name threatened legal action.

eyeofsaulot
2010-04-25, 01:36 AM
You should go by "Hexagon". Keeps your originally intended name in there and it's significantly less used.

Compare:
http://www.last.fm/music/Hexagon
2 Bands - 51 listeners total on that website (i.e. no chance legal action)

as opposed to

http://www.last.fm/music/Hex
5 Bands - Nearly 12,000 listeners (i.e. slightly higher chance of legal action)

Froogleyboy
2010-04-25, 01:36 AM
Well, "Hexagon" isn't what I'm going for. I mean "hex" as in a curse

eyeofsaulot
2010-04-25, 02:02 AM
It can be a play on words, though! Rappers love puns.

AslanCross
2010-04-25, 02:25 AM
You could do variations on it like "H3X", "Hexx", "Hexed," etc. Of course, actually recommending these makes my English teacher soul cry in a corner, but that makes it less likely for someone to blame you for ripping off their name.

The Extinguisher
2010-04-25, 10:22 AM
It can be a play on words, though! Rappers love puns.

Hexagone?

Hexagong, if you can find a gong to be your gimmick

Flickerdart
2010-04-25, 10:49 AM
Hexagun? Rappers love shooting things, or so I've heard.

eyeofsaulot
2010-04-25, 03:10 PM
Puns 'n Guns - this is the way of the rapper.

Winthur
2010-04-25, 03:15 PM
Hex Agonal.

Become the precursor of emo rap!

Moff Chumley
2010-04-25, 05:25 PM
Puns 'n Guns - this is the way of the rapper.

IT'S FUNNY CAUSE IT'S TRUE

The Glyphstone
2010-04-25, 05:41 PM
Go with Hex Tor.

valadil
2010-04-26, 09:18 AM
Even if it's not taken by another rapper, it's a pretty common word. That will make you harder to google for. If you're trying to advertise yourself and sell your music, you might want something a little more unique.