Silly Fun Corner – Thai Stage Name

Spurred on by the news about the bizarre name the Asoke sect have taken, like this guy who changed his legal name to Tai-Nae (Dead for sure) Mungmajon (determined to be poor), I thought perhaps we can do a little bit of fun activity today.

You know how many celebrity don’t use their birth name but a stage name?

Over here in the US, there’s a little game about how you create your…um…adult movie star name. The name of your first pet becomes your stage first name, and the street you grow up on becomes your last name. For example: My first pet was a dog named Bob. My street is Soi Langsuan. So I applied a little twist, and voila. Hello. My stage name is Bobbi Lang.

So now, we’re going to play this game THAI-BLOGS style. We’ll find you a Thai stage name!

First name: Start with the word “Som”. Then add the last syllable of your last name.

Note: Common Thai names, like John Smith here, is Somchai. There are many many names that started with “som”, which means befitting, well suited, or sometimes also means as you wish. Somchai = befitting a man = manly. So there are a lot of Som’s out there. Somying (womanly). Somsri (full of grace). Somkid (your ideas come true). Somphol (powerful). You get the idea.

Last name: Name of the first hotel you checked into in Thailand OR the street of your first Thai residency. *New addition* If you haven’t gone to Thailand yet, pick one Thai word or name of a place in Thailand that strike your fancy.

Finally, for even more fun. Add your dream entertainment career as well.

So here is how you will “introduce” yourself.

Sawasdee ka/krup.
My name is [Thai-Blogs stage name]. I am a [dream entertainment career]. (My other stage name is [US stage name].)

For example:
Sawasdee ka!
My name is Somren Langsuan. I am a rockstar. (My other stage name is Bobbi Lang.)

Give it a go, people! 🙂

8 responses to “Silly Fun Corner – Thai Stage Name

  1. I am not sure I understood. cannot remember the name of the first house-like hotel. It was a small one at the end of Silom Road. But here I try.

    My name is Somawa Rama. I am the one with maximum citizenships in the world ! My other stage name is Masti Kachrakanhalli.


  2. LOL. That’s it, trangram. You got it. You could’ve also been Somawa Silom. 🙂

    See? Silly. Fun. Great for the weekend! Come on, everyone. Jump in!

  3. Sompiw Ponommayong

  4. Sawasdee Krab

    I am Somton Jai. I am a guitarist with the band Labanoon. My other stage name is Blackie Issac. 😉

    Sorry I picked ‘Jai’ the Thai word for heart since I have not been to Thailand so I don’t have a hotel or residence name to pick from


  5. LOL. You get extra points for creativity there. I didn’t think about folks who haven’t gone over there yet. i’ll add that clause to the rule right now!

  6. ohh no…

    Sompoom Bangpakok

    My last name is LaPlume but Thai pronounciation butchers it haha LaPoom is how everyone says and spells it haha maybe I’ll start that! Bangpakok is my little home sweet home away from America. Except we stay in like the ghetto area haha.

  7. wit: jai is the foundation on which every modern road in Thailand is built!! So, you are absolutely on the spot.
    (what is there to be a bit romantic about the things we want to like, no?)

  8. So my name would be

    Somnat Pradipat

    Next time in Thailand I will introduce myself with this name, I wonder how people will react 😉