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Whenever I hear a cool phrase somewhere, I like to exclaim "That would make a cool band name". This page is a list of such names.

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Entries Beginning with R, Page 1

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R.A.N.T. Actually my friend thought it up and he wanted me to put it here for him. It stands for Resistance Against Necessary Threats. Cool, huh? spud59 for connor
R.I.O.T. Dancer I was thinking Rio Dancer would be cool. You know from the Duran Duran song Rio, there's a line that goes Rio Rio Dancer cross the Rio Grande. But I couldn't come up with a good acronym for the letters rio, so I changed it riot. It would stand for Rhythm Is Our Thing, and the group would definitely be a dance/funk hip-hop fusion thing. Really groovy! Ed
R.I.P. - Rock in Peace I thought this name was cool because to me I was looking for a name that stood for something. I also thought it sounded like something you would say before someone went onto stage, like saying break a leg. Like I said I was trying to come up with something that stod for something, my first name I thought was cool was C.I.N. - Created In Nation being short for damnation, but I like R.I.P. better. Jordan Squires
R2-D-Bag It's from the Big Bang Theory JeReMy
Rabbi Shank's Car Sounds like sitar music, and everybody knows that Ravi Shankar is the king of sitar music.  hugh askew
Rabid Chimps Monkey are cool Deathawk
Rabid Chinchila Ranches Viscious little rodents made even meaner by the fact theat they are rabid, even worse is that there are ranches o f them (not really) better name for a song than a band! Pigertaws
Rabid Pineapple a guy from my class came up with this when we were playing a really random game of pictionary on camp this year. i sort of adopted it and now it's the name of my website, my username for tons of online groups, and lots of other stuff; i sort of think of it as my alterego now. ;) eleanor
Rabid Spam It was one of the names suggested by one of my friends when we were forming our band. We were discussing message boards one day and someone brought up "an onslaught of rabid spammers." The name stuck, and we shortened it to Rabid Spam, until we came up with "To A Lesser Extent." To A Lesser Extent
Rabid Squirrel Groupies Psychotic squirrels are so cool! haha.. It all started when we went to the Grand Canyon and there was a squirrel sitting near this little girl.. She tried to feed him, and he bit her. So me and my friends were laughing and we were like "bwahah rabid squirrel!" . And thus we became fans of these fellows who torment poor young children O_o.. And BAM Rabid Squirrel Groupies was born! ...I also thought of the band names, Pie Meets dishwasher and Bastard of a Llama Pie master
Rabidly Arcane Rabidly meaning 'crazed' and arcane meaning 'esoteric' or 'understood by a special few'  Rogue Sparrow
The Racin' Gardeners At the Indianapolis 500 (I believe it was 1999), there was a rookie driver who qualified named Racin Gardner. (Can you believe that was his real name?) The media had a field day joking about this unusual (and relevant) name. rockon
Rack Hang Draw And Quarter this name kicks... i came up with it in england.... at some castle.... i like it because it is the way queen elizabeth killed people in mid evil times.... kick ass eh? but yeah... it is great... rack= the streching board that you put people on to put their arms and legs out of joint... hang well you hang them but not let them die.... draw... take out their insides... then quarter.... you attach each limb to a horse and the horses all go seperate ways and they get pulled apart... i love pain... heh heh heh lauren
Radar October  Monica
Radar Rangers Obviously derived from what they used to call microwave ovens (Radar Range). A late 80's alternative band name. They would probably just play area clubs and be known as a local party band. drlondon
Radiation I came up with this because I read (your site's band name) X-Ray and the Lead Bibs and thought of it.  joey
Radical Dreamers I thought of this when my dad was complaining about Radicals and how they are always dreaming, so i thought of it as a cool band name,  CuddlySoftBunnie
The Radical Muckraking Bastards i got this idea from the movie "Dick" which was a comedy about nixon. He called howard and bernstien radical muckraking bastards, so i thought it would make a cool band name. will
Radicals in Congress I don't remember the exact facts, but I got it out of my 11th grade history class, when we were learning about the post-Civil War Congress. Always thought it would make a good band name - of course, this was back when Dead Kennedys was considered an extremely offensive name. Sorcha Ravenschild
The Radicands It's the term inside the square root. I was sitting in math class and thought it sounded like a cool indie punk band. The Alex Basso
Radient red Taken from a magazine article that said "she looked radient in red" chelleb
Radio Active Wolverines Well, the, "Radio-Active" part popped into my head at random. The, "Wolves" part was the word coming out of my friends mouth at the time "Radio-Active" was coming to my mind. Jay Lingo
Radio Bagdad Was playing call of duty and some one was called radio_bagdad and it kind of clicked. Not in use Amadeus14
Radio Judas I was living in London, England sharing a house with three other Irish rock musicians. We needed a radical name and coming from strict Catholic backgrounds, which we hated, Judas Iscariot was the ultimate anti-hero. Combine it with 'Radio' and the not-so-subliminal message is the propagation of treachery. Deliciously subversive and heretical! Michael Synnott
Radio-Active Radar Well me and my friend came up with it by writing down a whole bunch of cool possible band names and putting two and two together =) Amanda
Radio-Pumpkins a cross between Radiohead and The Smashing Pumpkins Mello193
Radioactive Afganistan Boy and the Flaming Osamas What with current events and all, this one would be pretty cool. IHaveNoBrain
Radioactive Hairball What's worse than finding a cat hairball? A radioactive hairball! IHaveNoBrain
Radioactive Milk It was in a science text book at school explaining how the radioactive fallout over Chernobyl affected cows in England. Helena
Radioactive Stench It's how I describe the smell of Mexican food and stuff! IHaveNoBrain
Radioactive Toy  A friend and I were siting in our history class. We were talking about the Cold War. So I came up with it and used it to talk about the nukes. Sounds like a cool band name though.  Person
The Radiomen It was inspired by an episode of The Simpsons G
Rage Against Charlie Sheen It's an interesting play on words.  Eli
Rage Against The Limp Corn Biscut Machine. I actually thought this one up while looking through CD's at Newbury comics. This is a bunch of band names combined so they make a wierd name. This would probably be a cool punk band.  Brucie
Rage Against the Vending Machine This should go on the new band names page as a new form of Rage Against The Machine, but I'll submit here instead. I thought of this one one day when I was broke and at lunch I mooched enough nickels and pennies off people to get a bag of chips for lunch when the bag got stuck in the vending machine. I bodyslammed it several times while yelling various obscenities.  Hannie
Rage Crave idk.. basically i was listening to Green Day's album American Idiot... then i thought of rock bands and how they like to rage and scream... so i came up with Rage Crave AmericanIdiot
Rage Of The Rodent *swing a mouse by the tail* Anita Bransom
Rageahol Another thrash-metal band. From a Homer Simpson quote: "I just can't live without rageahol" RevengeFromMars YouTube
Raging It sounds as if your music is going to blow the roof off. I was watching a T.V. show and there were two kids staying home alone and the older one was going to have a party while their parents were gone and he said, "Man, this party's gonna be raging!". I thought it sounded pretty cool for a band name. Fender 411
Raging Blizzard Why is it cool?...How is it not cool? Good name for a metal band. 1st track should be called "Iron Jesus" just because its a good song name too. David Assad
The Raging Hormones Teenage: explains itself. Mike
The Raging Hormones I was 13 n had some zits start to pop up, n my dad called me Chief Raging Hormones, that stuck with me cuz i've always wanted a band, and now that i've got one, only one of my 3 bandmates agree on the name, lol me and my friend think it's original and sticks in your head though so yeah superdigg
The Raging Mullets Well, my friend got a really bad haircut one time that kinda looked like a mullet and everyone was making fun of him so we called him the raging mullet jake
The Raging Peace It's a play on opposites. I just made it up randomly. Bruce Wayne
Raging Rebels This is cool because it is a fierce sounding name. It could also be used easily on the aliteration page where there is very few entries. Travis
Ragnarok I think it's cool because I think Norse myths are cool. Ragnarok means the end, or, the doom of the world. It would be kinda cool for a rock band. Rebecca
Ragnarok it means destruction of all gods and everything in one great battle quinn
The Rah Rahs My civics teacher called the kerry fans Rah Rahs..it thought it was a funny band name Tiffy
The Rail Road Spikes it's edgy and aggressive. I makes you think that the band is tough. Perfect for a rock/punk band. NWVC
Railroad Tracks + Salt + Alabama = Death It's from the YouTube channel List25's video "25 Extremely Bizarre Laws That Don't Make Sense" JeReMy
Rain Walkers Hmm Well Long Story... Here It Is...My Friend Mike Was Going To A Party Then He Had To Stop And Get Gas So He Stoped To This Old Shack Of A Station And Then He Saw This Pretty Girl Right Next To Him So He Says "Hi" And The Girl Quickly Kissed Mike Becasue Her Ex-boyfriend Was Coming Out Of The Shack So Then Mike Embrassly Says.."Umm Ok?" And Laughs So Then To Make A Long Story Short They Both Went To Mikes Party And Left In The Rain..lol Wild Story But I Like The Band Name.. Zachary
rainbow acid my sis's dream was about a rainbow and it melted down. Alejandro hernandez
Rainbow Buffalo Cornwoman A L.A. public access show called "Sluts and Goddesses" suggested viewers to "change their names" to suggestions like Rainbow Buffalo Cornwoman. JeReMy
Rainbow Face Saw it in a magazine (it could be used for a rock/grunge band as sarcasm) Burny
Rainbow Fayce   Bern
Rainbow of Discoloration I thought of oxymorons GriffinSilver
Rainforest Conspiracy In class we were discussing how so many charities go to saving various world rainforests, when in fact it is drug money. We labeled this as the "rainforest Conspiracy" kinda cool, huh? Bobby Bounce
Rainy Days It's a really annoying song by 1000 Clowns, but it'd be a good name for a miserable band like The Smiths or Travis. Sophie
Raise The Irons I saw it on an Iron Maiden cd:) benjamin carter
Raised with Scars being a a huge death metal band (182 death metal bands on my computer), I am like some of these are just too related to each other. Well this name was one of the names alternatives I came up with my band back in 2003, which came from being brought up by abusive family and/or about being depressed because of friends/family your whole life and like cutting yourself. Its like you were Raised with scars you know or something like that maybe i don't know what i am talking about anyways this is my band name if i still had a band. Kaleb Colevues
Raising Full Order This is sort-of came to me when I was thinking of band names for a friend.Sounds like a protesting band name. Chokex
Raising Kain I chose this name because there was a book named "Raising Cain" and I thought that the misspelling of the name Cain would be cool for a metal band. poopnuggets
The Rakish Hats One of my band mates was from England/Ireland and came up with this name. A rakish hat is a hat that is tilted to one side of the head.  Kaila
The Rambling Noise I came up with it while trying to think of a name for me and my friend's band. It just seemed to be us just throwing out names to each other. It just signified the whole evening. Dexter-B-Benjamin
The Rammifications My favorite music is metal and Punk. My favorite band is RANCID.And their is a band called Rasmus,and it just came to me. I like Punk,Rock N' Roll,and Metal,I want to start a band,so that's how it happened.Now we have a name we just need to get a drummer so we can start "Rammifications". Mike
Rancid Corndog  Anything about rotten food is cool. I came up with it while at the mall with my brother in law. We were so bored watching my sister shop that we started coming up with name. This hot chick walked by eating a corndog and the name just popped in my head. Onestroke
Random It's the perfect name for a band who has members with diffrent personalities and styles. Zevi
Random Can you just imagine people ringing up to ask for tickets to your gigs? "Can I have Random tickets please?" They could end up anywhere! Emma
Random 4 We think it is unique and our band name describes all four of us,kids  Lauren
rAnDoM aCtS my and my cousin just bust out with really random things.... like sometimes we'll just bust out and bite someone... it's really wierd. and since i wanted to start a band i decided that would be kewl. britney
The Random Annoyance I was in church with my uncle. He called me a random annoyance, and I was like "DUDE! That rocks!" So I figured, "Wow, I should name a band that." Jaime
Random Hiccupping Metroids Anybody like the Metroid series? Metroids are floating bloodsucking space alien jellyfish, for those who don't know. Imagine if they sucked a drunk dude's blood. Just imagine it... Drunk Metroids. Venah Avros
Random Massachusets Sassafras I love bing random. I have a list of my favorite words. They're my favorites not because I like the meaning or it represents something to me, but because I just like saying them. I love to say Massachusets and sassafras. So why not Random Massachusets Sassafras?  300 Bernard St. Girl
Random Painful Utterances I heard somebody say this was what they thought Rap music was like. GlamRockNinjaLord
Random Scythings The Amish version of random shooting, which was a big news story around where I live until they caught the guys.  Zeei
Random Thoughts i was looking through papers, when I heard my mom and lil bro talkin. I thought I eard him say A.D.D, but he realy said ABC, so I just had a Random Thought, and u now ADD is that whole loosing concentration and stuff, so i just thought.....Random Thought <3 Hearts Desire <3
Randomly Hiccuping Ballads  I like dots...........C:
The Randomness the name of the band im in,named so cuz we r the least likely ppls to make a band, 2 goths( me n my ex gf) one 50% goth/metalhead,one former goth/f***master,one flowerchild and one psycho currently in thailand raven spirit
Randy Armadillo's With Knockers its cool because our band RAWKS and we came up with it because we are idiots and the abreveation(dunno if thats spelt right) is R.A.W.K sean
Randy Old People Randy Old People is the name of a parody band I am in. 32 possible band names were drawn from a hat... R.O.P won. The name was inspired by the "elderly people crossing" road sign... (if you look at it, you can clearly see the female groping the male - check it out sometime) Trevor
Randy Pandas First off, it's cool because what's better than a horny panda? But I came up with it because my parent's friends have a 3-year-old and 6-year-old. The 6 year old calls me "Randy" (because my name is Miranda)' and the 3 year old calls me "Miranda Panda". So yeah, Randy Pandas. randa
Rank Pigeons i saw a pigeon drop a load on a guy once it was the best thing i ever saw it was the high point in my wonderful life tim
Rapid Fire Who really cares... it sounds nifty! Punxy
Raptorsaurus REX Randomly in class Alex E.
Rara Avis This word is Latin for a unique thing or group. How did I find it? Dictionary.com. It was one of those "word of the days" things. My bandmate, from church, and I are who make up this band. Jenny
Rascal and Killer featuring Scarlet Rascal and Killer are our Yorkie-Shih Tzu dogs and Scarlet is the Yorkie next door. Look for them on the Life's Ruff Label... VJON
Rascal House Fiasco There's a bar out in Cleveland called the Rascal House... And when the swing movement had come back in full force, we noted that without three words, it just wasn't a swing band. (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Royal Crown Revue...) It sounds nifty. Big Daddy J
Rascel Flatts Its cool! I mean creative and it makes sense if you hear there music it like fitts their music and backround it is just cool and creative! Jewel
Rashmi and the Guptas I like to play around with names of people I know. Susan
The Rasputins  Yall all remember lovable Gregori Raspuin from Russian History. He was the Tsar's favorite mystic, stabbed by a hooker, and had the scariest eyes ever. He was also assassinated, but it took enough cyanide to kill seven men, a few gunshots, an attempted strangling, and a dumping in the river to kill him. He finally died in the river from Frostbite. great name for annoying, mystic type bands that won't go away.  eliza
Rat Funeral Inspired by NewsRadio. Wraith
Rat Sac Sounds smooth and it flows. It has a funny literal meaning. Rat Sac
rat scabies working at walmart and we were coming up with funny names for a group atomicdog44
Rata al rescate Translated from the spanish meaning 'rat to the rescue' it would be a cool westcoast band who occasionally sing in spanish. It just sounds kinda good. NC
ratt poison With the reunion tours, Where Are They Now specials featuring hair bands, it only seems logical for the members of Ratt and Poison to join forces and form a super group. The t-shirt alone would be worth it. sherri
Ratt Poison All those 80's hair bands, reuniting and going on tour. This would be a supergroup, the members of Ratt and Poison together. Just imagine the concert t-shirt... sherri
Raucous Ruckus Sounds like a rockabilly band. RevengeFromMars YouTube
The Raunchy Bitch Band My friend's Kristin and Tiffany came up with this. It refers to bands like Hole and Kittie and any other bitchy girl bands. Bryan Hartshorn
Rave One day I was just thinking of the bird, Raven, how it sounded all dark and everything. And then I took away the "n" at the end and it was "Rave", so I started to think about raves, wild parties, and thought, "Hey, that would be a cool band name!" So I thought if I named my band "Rave", it would show that we loved to have fun and party, but we also have a dark side, so you better not mess with us. Katie
Raven Hell Interesting word play, great for a hardcore NW band. Inspired a poem/song while observing a very frustrated and PO'd raven in a remote logging camp. Cyn J

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