Random Funny Nickname Suggestions for Events

Random nickname generator for great suggestions on funny nicknames for your next event or quiz competition. Click below to get a suggestion.


What is a nickname?

Nickname is a positively charged substitute name for a person, place, association or object (for example Magnus "Honken" Holmstrand). The opposite of nicknames is the negatively charged nickname. A somewhat unusual example of a nickname, is King Carl XVI Gustaf (King of Sweden), who was called "Knugen" with allusion to his dyslexia.

A nickname is a perfect way to interact in a relaxed and fun way in a virtual event! Many digital events allow the participant to use a nickname. Then it is important to come up with something fun that suits the event's level of formality. In many cases, with a more formal touch, it may be appropriate to simply use your first name, e.g. Magnus H. or even the full name. But for the more informal AW, it's perfect to come up with a slightly more fun nickname! Maybe something your colleagues relate to, or a randomly generated nickname so people have to guess a little when you end up on the leaderboard in the quiz competition.

How do you come up with a unique nickname for digital events?

Inventing a unique nickname can be easier said than done! If you do not have a suggestion prepared up your sleeve, you may need to improvise a little. It is of course most fun to have a nickname that the other participants know, or that is a little unique to you.

1. Formal nickname

Some common methods for coming up with a slightly more formal nickname are to:

  • Abbreviate your name: For example, Jonathan can be Jonte, JR or Jona.
  • Use your initials: For example, Andrew Johnson could become A.J.
  • Use your last name: For example, Michael Smith can call himself Smith, or Smithy

2. A little more easy nickname

Some methods to come up with suggestions for fun nicknames that are a little more easy and unique for you:

  • Use a retro nickname. Take back the 1950s with names like "Skippy", "Beef", or "Dottie". Or "Josie", "Fritz" or "Zeb" from the Victorian era. Watch old TV shows or musicals like Grease with names like "Rizzo", "Frenchy" and "Marty".
  • Create a nickname based on your hometown or interests: Find inspiration in where you come from or what you do. Maybe you're good at programming and come from New York - call yourself "NY Code Wizard", or if you like to cook - you can call yourself "Master Chef".
  • Maybe you have an idol or favorite artist? See how they have done it. In many cases, they have an artist name that they have taken. For example Katy Perry, Demi Moore, and others, who took inspiration from middle names and their parents' names. A good artist name is short, easy to pronounce and represents who you are. The artist Aubrey Graham is better known as Drake, and also calls himself Champagne Papi on Instagram. The best nicknames are easy to remember!
  • Use physical or personal qualities: Feel free to joke about yourself a bit, for example if you are a bit nerdy, call yourself Prof or Doc. Are you artistically inclined - call yourself Da Vinci, Michelangelo, or any combination.

Take the opportunity to use Univid's random nickname generator to get suggestions for good and fun nicknames. Maybe get some inspiration, combine some of the suggestions with your own ideas and create the perfect nickname that your colleagues or friends will soon forget!

At Univid, you can easily let the participants log in with just a nickname for events, webinars or meetings you create. But you can of course still let participants create a complete account with email address, where they can add profile picture and other exciting information for networking, etc.

The nickname option is especially suitable when speed and simplicity are the most important! It will not get any easier! It gives the event a truly relaxed and informal feeling that encourages interaction and eliminates everything called zoom fatigue!

Feel free to create your own event or webinar for free with Univid and test now: app.univid.io