How To Generate Cool Usernames for Discord

Posted by Jamie on April 8, 2019

Trying to come up with a name to use on Discord? Want to use something other than your game username? Want to generate cool usernames for Discord? This tutorial will show you how to come up with something that describes you as an individual and set you above the masses online.

Considering how much your username says about your personality, it seems few people give it the attention it deserves. Spend anytime online and you see the same themes over again, name plus age, name plus birth year, name plus 123, random names, movie or TV names, dumb names and lots of rude names. All say something about you as a person and it isn’t always good.

Generating Discord usernames

If you want to be taken seriously or for people to even listen to you online, your username has to be a good one. Name yourself something dumb, rude, juvenile or offensive and you may find trouble interacting with people and teaming up with them in-game. Of course, Discord isn’t just about gaming anymore. All sorts of interests are represented there, which means giving your username even more thought.

The first thing you need to do before trying to come up with anything is to think about how you want to be perceived on Discord. How do you want people to think of you? What impression do you want to create? Are you a hardcore Fortnite gamer with little chance of wanting to do anything else on Discord? Are you running a self-help group on the server for people who want to improve their lives?

As you can imagine, those two user types are completely different and will have different target audiences. Knowing how you want to be perceived and who you’re likely to be talking to is key.

Once you know who you’re going to be talking to, you can come up with a suitable username.

Use your gamer tag

Using your gamer tag or specific game username if you’re on game servers is best really. It helps others identify you and makes it easier to team up in game, find each other and adds that link between the game you’re all discussing and your antics in-game.

Username generators

Some people love them, I tend to avoid them. You could try letting an algorithm choose your username if you like. Websites such as SpinXO, Rum and Monkey, Screen Name Generator and others can get the job done if you don’t want to create your own. It will be a case of spinning the wheel a couple hundred times before you win but it can work.

Say a little about you

If you cannot user a game username or aren’t chatting about games, you have to use a little more imagination. I wouldn’t suggest using your name or birthdate, age or anything like that as they make you identifiable. Plus, your age changes so will soon be about of date.

Use a hobby, favorite book, superhero, historical figure, song, artist, pet or something that is personal to you. If the name is commonplace and already taken, mix and match the name with another or add a special character to differentiate it if the server admin allows.

Use a different language

If you have a go-to username that is already taken, check it out in a different language. Google Translate is your friend here. See what your favorite name is in Italian, Latin, Spanish, French, Cantonese, Russian or whatever. You would be surprised at how different, and cool, an ordinary word or name is in another language!

This also adds an air of mystery and intelligence to your username which can create exactly the right impression.

Keep notes

I always suggest this but with good reason. Keeping a notepad next to your computer and writing down cool names or usernames of other players is a great way to come up with one of your own. Inspiration rarely appears on demand so writing something down when it does appear is the way to go.

If you use someone else’s name, make it your own. Change something, personalize it or something else but don’t blatantly copy it. Take inspiration from everywhere, Spotify, Netflix, Wikipedia, forums, Reddit and wherever else you go online. Write names down, build up a list and use it for inspiration when you need to.

It isn’t easy to generate cool usernames for Discord or anywhere. I don’t know anyone who can instantly come up with something cool on demand which is why I find it easier to plan ahead and take notes.

Do you know of other ways to generate cool usernames for Discord or other places online? Tell us about them below if you do!

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