HOW TO: Halloween Names
October 24, 2011
Halloween goes well beyond costumes, monsters, and other spooky fun things. You can always make your own Halloween name!
A Halloween name can be something as simple as creating your own monster and then naming it, using an online name generator, or taking parts of your life - like the street you grew up on - and having them play a part in your new Halloween name.
This is a great activity for teachers to use with their students around Halloween and is actually fun for all ages! Adults in the work place can like it too! So here's how to get your very own Halloween Names.
3 Ways to get Your Halloween Names
1. Create Your Own Monster
I don't know about any of you, but to me this seems to be the most fun. This is also something you can do as part of your costume for Halloween.
If you like to be creative, just mix and match different costume accessories and pieces until you find something that you think looks great. For example, when I was a kid, I used a black outfit I had as a ninja from a previous Halloween costume and combined it with a great skullface/demon mask. Then I just bought a plastic weapon and bam: Ninja Death Demon.
So if you want to make your own fun Halloween names, you can always get inspired by your Halloween costume and combine the two. Just create your own costume and then think of the most awesome and fun name you can!
BONUS TIP: Don't feel restrained by having to be a certain type of pre-existing monster. The scariest monsters are always the ones no one has ever seen or heard of before.
2. Online Halloween Name Generator
Sometimes the best way to make Halloween names that you like is to get a helping hand and this Halloween Name Generator does just that.
While the fields to enter in your ideas may be listed as 'Name' and 'Occupation', you can feel free to type in whatever you want. This simple generate will throw in some fun adjectives to help build around the two words you give it. So have fun and play around with this! Even if you don't like the results it gives you, you're liable to get inspired and figure out what you really want as Halloween name.
BONUS TIP: If you find a name you really like the Halloween Names Generator will let you post it to your Facebook page.
3. Be Your Own Halloween Name Generator
In the end, all the Halloween Names generator is doing is taking two simple aspects of your life like your name and job and then sticking some wacky adjectives with it. As a fun activity to pass the time, kind of like madlibs, you can do this all on your own!
This is a really fun activity to do with friends. Get some people together and then try combining your names with places. Use pet names, nicknames, streets, schools, mascots, whatever! Then just think of some great adjectives to complete your Halloween name. For example, using my first dog's name and the street I grew up on, plus an adjective, I get: Buffy of the Haunted Highlands.
BONUS TIP: Be sure to keep a pen and paper on hand to write down some of the fun names/adjectives as you go. You don't want to end up forgetting the great ideas you come up with!