Do you know why a band picked out it's name? Feel free to let us know.
I can't verify all of these stories, so do take them with a grain of salt. I try and delete the ones that I know to be bogus, but I don't know the origins of every band name (and some bands intentionally tell different stories about picking their band name).
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|Machine Gun Kelly||He wanted to name himself after a gangster from the Prohibitation Era because it sounded cool.||TJ|
|Passpo||The group was named "Passpo" soon after and they use the theme of travel in the group's concept. For example, the members of group are called "the crew" while the leader is called "captain" and the sub-leader is called "chief purser" with each member having their own color. Meanwhile, their live events are called "flights" while those who are attendance are usually called "the passengers". Also, their songs incorporate the travel theme and the group releases three versions of their singles, each name Business Class, First Class, and Economy Class, with different material inserted in each version.||Lana|
|Def.Diva||An abbreviation of "Definite Diva"||Nina|
|M Three||Because it's a trio and all the members' first names begin with the letter M.||Lefty Lucy|
|Chirinuruwowaka||It's from one sentence of the Japanese Iroha poem||Lefty Lucy|
|GEM||It's an acronym standing for Girls Entertainment Mixture, and its members are associated with gemstones.||Lefty Lucy|
|Aa!||The group's name was chosen by producer and writer Tsunku to represent multiple emotions such as joy and sadness multi-lingually, and so the group's CDs would be alphabetically at the start in record stores (although most Hello! Project merchandise is grouped together). The original group itself released only one single.||Anne|
|John Wesley Harding||The Bob Dylan album titled "John Wesley Harding".||Alternafolkie 91|
|News||An acronym of North, East, West, and South||Marie|
|Charisma.com||"Charisma" was originally a nickname Itsuka had been given by her vocalist friend. After adding more people, she added the ".com" to represent the word "company", then unaware that the domain name ".com" referred to the word "commercial".||Lefty Lucy|
|bump.y||It stands for Brilliant, Universal, Miracle, Power, the period is intended to represent "moving freely", and finally Youthful.||Lefty Lucy|
|Sleigh Bells||They came up with this name on Christmas morning, and decided to use it for a band.||Katherine|
|Perfume||They chose it because they loved the scent of perfume, and their music is meant to be like it.||Katherine|
|Fabulous Disaster||From the Exodus album of the same name.||Marcie|
|Pixie Lott||Lott is her real surname, and she got the name "Pixie" from a nickname her mother gave her because she looked like a fairy.||Lefty Lucy|
|Die Toten Hosen||It means "the dead trousers"(I know, ridiculous) in German,||Lefty Lucy|
|Ayumikurikamaki||From the band members' names, Ayumi, Kurika, and Maki.||Future Backer|
|Bonnie Guitar||Bonnie is her real first name, and she chose "Guitar" as part of her stage name because she plays the guitar a lot.||Lefty Lucy|
|Maximum the Hormone||When asked about the group's name in an interview, Maximum the Ryo-kun stated "Take it as you like, it means anything from the Japanese cuisine for cooking animal innards to the sensation of the maximum amount of your hormones coming to the boil! Although when we go abroad people think we’re just some sorta sexual energy drink." "Hormone" (or horumon) is a style of yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) where many of the typically discarded internal organs are grilled in bite sized pieces and eaten.||Sarah D.|
|Grizzly Bear||Grizzly Bear began as a moniker for songwriter Ed Droste's music in the early 2000's. Regarding the band's origins as a solo project, Droste said that it was just like doing a little home project, and he thought "oh, this is fun, I'm just going to call this stuff Grizzly Bear" and that it was a nickname for an old friend of his.||Sarah D.|
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