If you're starting up in the music industry and can't come up with a stage name, just do what Donald Glover did – use an internet name generator. Or, like The Cure, go ahead and write some songs, and then just pick one to name your band after. Of course, you can always follow in Nickelback’s footsteps and name your band after the dumbest, most inane interaction on the planet.

If it doesn’t work out, though, it’s important to make sure you have a backup plan. For example, Al Green became an ordained pastor (after his girlfriend threw boiling grits all over him, that is). Or maybe you want to go the Bad Religion route, and become a science teacher. If none of that works out, you can make like Grammy award-winning R&B star Erykah Badu, and hang out at a whole bunch of births until you become a certified doula.

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