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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:Recently, Ive joined a group of spinners based in Philly and we're in the beginning stages of creating an actual troupe. We have a fire eater/breather/juggler/magician guy, a belly dancer/fire fans girl, a few poisters including myself and I am now getting into doubles. We have a pretty good spread of artists.

Anyway, we've lately been talking a lot about our troupe name and arent getting too far. Lots of names with synonymns of fire are pouring out of people's mouths and its just pointless IMO. There is one really good name with some history behind it and most of us like it with one or two exceptions.

We've been gathering in a park near the Philadelphia Art Museum and used to spin fire at night until one day the police came and shut us down. We talked to the chief fire marshal of Philadelphia and he declared us an "Attractive Nuisance" telling us that we couldnt spin fire publicly in Philly anywhere. Naturally, we felt this was a great name for our troupe.

As I said, though, there are one or two exceptions who think the name "Attractive Nuisance" could have negative implications and bring a bad reputation.

What do all of you guys think? Any other possible suggestions?

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Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
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Posted:hmm...you might be right about the negative implications with 'attractive nuisance'...but i still like it! smile

why not just try the jedi mind trick and bring the skeptics (sp?) around to the historical name the rest of you like?


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Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I like it....but I am easily pleased wink

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Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
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Posted:Yea why not. smile

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Posted:ubblol attractive nuisance. that's an awesome name.

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Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:The only good thing about having a totally boring fire synonym is that it also acts as advertizing for your gigs. You gotta remember that your name is going to be in very small letters on club flyers and you don't want to get lost in the shuffle of DJs and Promoters.

I would definitely chose something fire related. Boring and overdone, yes, but effective.

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Teacher, Dancer, Artist, and General Smartass
Location: Portland, OR
Member Since: 29th Jan 2005
Total posts: 149
Posted:I shall resuscitate this thread for selfish purposes. It's the right topic though.

The group that I usually spin with is affiliated with the University in town, and has always simply been called "Poi Club." Finally the members are getting tired of such a boring name for such a fun club. (I think it started when we visited a nearby college to spin with their group, called Weapons of Mass Distraction).

I thought I had a great idea to play off of Fahrenheit 451, I thought the burning point of white gas would make a good number... but the flash point is like -15 degrees so that doesn't sound good.

Anything you've come across that you said "hey, that'd be a good name for a group" ? Maybe you thought it'd be a good name for a band... that's a start. I'll talk to them and see what names they'd come up with, I'll post them for your criticism and creativity.

Doc Lightning
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
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Posted:Not "firestorm." That's mine. I'm reserving it. mad


How about "Flamb"?

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Posted:hahah i like flambe

I've always been partial to Kerosene Nights (or Knights)


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Location: Palmerston North
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Posted:Thats funny coz I'm Blackknight Fire Productions

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 4th Jul 2007
Total posts: 489
Posted:Heehee, when my friend and I were asked to join a troupe, our leader, the honourable Mr_JedLy/Dragkhyre already had a name but we were so enthused we started brainstorming... And We kept brainstorming for around two weeks, until Jed already had registered the name, got a website etc etc. (www.firenmotion.com if you're interested :P)

But we still came up with millions. I think the fire/fyre/burn/pyro/paero/flame/flaem etc etc we went through...
I was intent on some historical/mythical meaning (infact my poi got named within the first week of having them Aithne - gaelic for fire and the sai I recieved from my friends already had names engraved in their handles...) so Prometheus and Hephaseus got bandied around some.

One downside was that whenever we thought of a great one, we'd google it and already find a fire troupe with that name. And then we had to think hard about whether you're allowed to do that and hmmm...

My favourite was Pyromantics.
Pyro - fire
Romantic - awwwww. :P

I think it came from Macromantics - the band a lot...

But then upon googling it we found it actually had meaning!

Pyromancy - The magical power of conjuring or controlling fire.
Sounds pretty awesome!
Though upon gogling now, there seems to be a band with that name, though no fire troupe that I can find.

Though I guess most people are giving you names then saying "IT'S MINE, YOU CAN'T HAVE IT!"

Another one my friend is keeping (it's funny, within our troupe we're 'bagsing' all these names though hopefully we'll never part!)

Burning sensation - which entertains the medical student in me greatly.. biggrin

I also like pyraemia - as in we have FIRE in our BLOOD.
but it's a bit like pyaemia which means pus in the blood.. blergh.


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

Not "firestorm." That's mine. I'm reserving it. mad


How about "Flamb"?

Sorry Doc love, these are both taken...in lots of variations and spellings.

If I hadn't named my company over a decade ago, I wouldn't have named it anything with "Pyro" or a reference to fire in it at all. I find it's extremely limiting, especially since over time I've branched out away from fire. I've had to redefine what the name means over time and as it's evolved.

Just something to concider. wink

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Teacher, Dancer, Artist, and General Smartass
Location: Portland, OR
Member Since: 29th Jan 2005
Total posts: 149
Burning Sensation! I love it!
Pyraemia I like too... though I'd probably tweak it a little, if for nothing else but to keep it away from the pus in blood thing. Ew.
I'm really interested in names not directly rooted in fire, like Pele said. Wordplay is always fun. I haven't had a lot of luck looking to other languages (though I'm also looking some for a solo stage name of sorts for myself, and that's led me to other languages).
Thank you all so much for the input so far. I don't really mind the "here's my idea but it's my idea don't use it," because it still helps me with brainstorming.

Aiden Sora
Location: Illinois USA
Member Since: 26th Feb 2012
Total posts: 1
Posted:I looked online and an attractive nuisance is geared towards land owners who have something dangerous on their property that might attract children. So you were given a bogus reason to keep you from flowing.

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Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 21st Feb 2012
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Posted:Mura: be glowing, ablaze, alight, blazing, burning, on fire.
Maori language

Siva Afi (Fire Dance) Samoan language, siva is the word for dance

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Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
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Posted:call it hot pants and put all the men in tiny little shorts wink

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Location: California
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Posted:challenge accepted?

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