Amy Mantis


What's in a Name?

August 23, 2013

Naming a band is often times one of the most strenuous process a musician goes through.  Coming up with a quality name for your band is not the easiest thing to do.  ”Canary” came pretty quickly to me, but this is less about coming up with a name.  It’s more about changing the name of a band.

Several friends of mine have bands and most have experienced a name change.  I’ve come close, but I haven’t pulled the trigger.  Partly because I don’t want to, and mainly because I felt that I haven’t had to.  Fleetwood Mac never changed their name despite the parade of guitarists who went through the band.

I think Fleetwood Mac is my favorite band name of all time.  I wouldn’t change my band’s name either if my band was named Fleetwood Mac.  It’s a hearty name.  It’s just a couple of last names thrown together.

Maybe I should take a hint.