If you’re here then you probably know or have used Discord before. If for some reason you haven’t however, it’s an app for gaming in which you and a group of your friends can chat to each other whilst gaming.
It’s one of the most popular apps for doing this and is comparable to the Teamspeak & Ventrilo for example. It’s a blend of a chat UI similar to that of Slack and has the voice chat of the other apps we’ve just mentioned.
But before you get going, after downloading Discord, you’ll be prompted to enter a username. A username that all your friends and fellow gamers are going to see, so it needs to be cool right? That’s something we can help with.
- What should I name myself on Discord?
- How to create a unique Discord name
- How to change your Discord name
- Funny Discord names
- Quirky Discord names
- Cool Discord names
- Weird Discord names
Sat there scratching your head, not sure what to name yourself? There are a couple of routes that you could go down when deciding what to name yourself. Here are a few general ideas of how you could come up with a username:
- Use your gamer tag
- Username generators
- Use a hobby, favourite book or superhero character
- Is your go to username taken? Google translate it & see what happens!
- Use words in relation to the game your playing, CODshot, Panenka, etc.
Discord usernames don’t have to be unique of course, however, it’s not great if you and multiple other friends in the same group are using the same username. How do you make yours unique? Well, you can use a few of the suggestions we’ve mentioned above, but you could also have a name personal to you which is a lot more likely to be unique. Another great idea is to use an anagrammer to mix up your name or gamertag to make it more unique, here’s a good tool for that – Anagrammer.
Changing your Discord name is fairly easy, and there are just a few steps to follow:
- Login to the Discord app
- Navigate to the server on the left hand side
- Click the area with the server name & the down arrow
- There should be something that says “Change nickname”
- Enter your nickname and save
You can also change your name in a public chat by simply using /nick followed by the name you want to enter, send that & it will change the nickname.
We think of ourselves as quite funny people, so we had a bit of a brainstorm, a giggle and came up with these names you could use:
- Sniper Llama
- Shakey Aim
- I Got Shot
- That Tickled
- Naked Gamer
- Flying Squirrel
- The Mass Nerderer
Prefer being a bit more quirky, maybe you’re a bit of a trend-setting hipster. Sounds like you? Then these nicknames should serve you well:
- My Names Taken
- Drocsid (Discord backwards…)
- Expired Gamer
- Who Shot Me
- Prebuilt Killer
- Lvl 99 Nerd
- Way Too Sober
- GTFO My Lawn
- Hold My Bullet
Just want to be cool? Here are a couple of nicknames that you can show off with (just don’t tell them you had to Google a username! That’s not that cool):
- Winters Not Coming
- Collateral Damage
- The Lonely Butcher
Bit edgy, weird? Here are the nicknames we’ve picked out:
- Insert Weird Name
- Tickle Me Emo
- Goat Malester
- Chris P Bacon
- Signing Out
- Sweaty Granny
- Sherlock Homeless