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Rick aka Loki
Rick aka Loki

member
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 18th Dec 2000
Total posts: 134
Posted:Hi, all.My troupe was performing (just minor gigs)during the spring and summer as "Cirque du Flambe". I had a hunch this would be a temporary name as it was a pretty obvious play on words so someone else was probably using it. This turned out to be true.Our name now is "The Ash Circle". I'm hoping no one is using this. This has been discussed for stage names, but I couldn't find a string like it for troupe names, so here goes...If you perform as a troupe, what's your name? What would you like it to be? Tell us about yourselves: the number of members, level of professional activity, any gripping soap operas and love triangles in your midst? Do you eat together? pick bugs out of each others' hair? that sort of thing...

-Rick aka Loki
oh, man, a signature?... uuh... this is like coming across wet cement... uuh, shoot, I had something clever I was saving... I hope I don't run out of sp

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:but we still have to like them, to some extent

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:my troupe is called

Fun With Fire.

coz thats what its all about

also bandied about with Blazing Burns.


those that know, dont say. those that say, dont know.

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Written by: UraniumChipOxidationFacility

I think any group or member of the board with the word "pyro" in,
should be branded as having "not much imagination"

wink

"Fire" on the other hand... well, thats different.



ubblol I'll tell frodo, strugz and 2 bags when I see them next ubblol


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:Written by: UraniumChipOxidationFacility

I think any group or member of the board with the word "pyro" in,
should be branded as having "not much imagination"

wink

"Fire" on the other hand... well, thats different.



ubblol

Well lucky for us Mr COF, we have flow, which makes our pyro much more interesting............ because without flow, your right, it would be crap wink

ubblol biggrin ubblol


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Written by: UraniumChipOxidationFacility

I think any group or member of the board with the word "pyro" in,
should be branded as having "not much imagination"

wink

"Fire" on the other hand... well, thats different.



Hey! I came up with Pyromorph and Pyrogasm long before it was cool to be Pyro. I think everyone else is just following my trend, and that I had loads of imagination when I came up with them XX years ago! tongue

"Fire" on the other hand....been around too long....it's just boring. wink


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Sethis
Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1762
Posted:Alright, so despite the noticable lack of suggestions for names, I have a few figured. deHYDRAtion was one, as was Dragons Inc.

So do people have suggestions, which they're hiding? Or do I wander off alone again to try and figure it out with a thesaurus? umm ubblol


After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:"deHYDRAtion" - Water?
confused

I like Dragons Inc. biggrin


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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:reminds me of Monsters Inc, which is an awesome movie but has little to do with fire wink

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:heh great movie

in terms of troupe names, see sig. Fire trinity was the obvious choice because, surprise there were three of us. Draconik, well, I dunno, I wasn't the one who came up with it...so besides being connected with the dragon in the name, no clue.


kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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Dut
lurker
Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 380
Posted:i hereby claim the name

"Freestyle Burnination"

for a group we've got together now.



i also need to pre-nick the event names

"Flagrant Inflagration"

and

"You Just Want To See Me Catch On Fire, Don't You?"

for shows/promos etc. wink

(if they haven't been ((provably)) taken. google says they're empty.)



if you want to steal back from me, I like things that start with "blazing", but didn't have much follow up inspiration in that area. peace!



-- dut


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:"I like things that start with "blazing""
So do I...


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ubbangel


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Sethis
Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1762
Posted:It's de-HYDRA-tion, Hydra being a mythological monster that kept regrowing it's heads when they were cut off, and could only be killed by applying a burning torch to the stumps of it's necks. Also a pun on (obviously) dehydration, which is a lack of water... biggrin

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:good luck explaining your wit to everyone that thinks its a silly meaningless name wink

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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Sethis
Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1762
Posted:You come up with something better then tongue

Or tell me which you prefer out of the ones I've already said. C'mon people, please! hug


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Dut
lurker
Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 380
Posted:Written by: UraniumChipOxidationFacility

"I like things that start with "blazing""
So do I...


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ubbangel



wink also explains my lack of motivation to come up with better names.

-- dut


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Just call the troupe Aardvark.... or if you insist on having a fire angle to it Aardvark Flamb.





"Why Aardvark?" I here you say. Well because then on pretty much any alphabetical listing of fire performers, you'll be right there at the top of the list.


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Sethis
Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1762
Posted:ubblol ubblol

I like it Skully!!


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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Is the pixies troupe name here...(firephoenix or something shrug )



and of course the Wick effect is a name that is also taken by a group in aus biggrin



ubbrollsmile

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JayKitty
JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
Total posts: 534
Posted:Its a good idea. Aside from cool names, i give up checking through all the troupe names. Aardvark is very original. Flaming something or other is somewhat cliche, unless of course the name actually has something to do with the troupee.

Don't mind me, just passing through.

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Written by: JayKitty

Its a good idea. Aside from cool names, i give up checking through all the troupe names. Aardvark is very original. Flaming something or other is somewhat cliche, unless of course the name actually has something to do with the troupee.




so will we see a plethora of 'AAAfire' entries in the yellow pages... ubblol rolleyes


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Dut
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Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 380
Posted:Written by: Dut

i hereby claim the name
"Freestyle Burnination"
for a group we've got together now.
-- dut



IT'S OFFICIAL!
YAAAAY!


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-- dut


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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:sweet

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Basically as long as the .com-name is still available, anything goes. As soon as the domain name is registered, you might get into troubles when using a name that is already out there.

Especially as long as it's not registered for a certain type of merchandise.

If a name is registered for a specific type of product (for say Quicksilver reg.d for Computer Software) you may use a slightly different spelling, for example: Quiksilver - and swooops you can distribute clothing and accessories... ok, better example: if "Pyropixies" would be reg.d for electronic lamps and such, you might still be able to register "Pyropixies" as a group-name for performance.

Trademark protection is tricky, as is the use of certain logos. You have to verify each and every case individually... For say you may not be able to call your group the "Pepsis" or the "ColaComas" and use their typo...

If you are violating registered trade mark rights you may be subject to claims by the trademark-holder. The ammount of the fine is depending on the (ab)use and the "damage"... For court purposes sometimes a nominal value of 50.000 euros is set to calculate the fees (for lawyers etc.) The resulting fine may be lower or higher - depending.

So if you are choosing a name for your performance group, try an online search first before you publish it... if your "competitor in name" is a small backyard bakery you have a good chance of getting away with it and maybe even offer to join promotions... wink yummy... biggrin If the domain name is taken but inactive and the name NOT registered as a trademark, you may be able to register, but will not be able to claim the domain from it's owner.. But there a lot of other boring legal stuff and sidealleys kick in... rolleyes

good luck smile

Ah, PS: the names I know of and guess are taken so far

Pyropixies
Pyrostyxx
Pyrogarden
Firetales
Firesouls
Phoenix Firedancers wink
Carpe Noctem...

am kinda tilted right now.... brain not functioning properlyyyyyyyyy


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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