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).
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 4586 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Autograph||According to wikipedia, the band were fans of the Def Leppard song "Photograph", so, they wanted a name that sounded similar.||G|
|Honeymoon Suite||The band is from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. That town and its American counterpart make up a very popular area for weddings and honeymoons and such. You can do the math.||Charlie Blondin IV|
|Cornershop||Their lead singer is Indian-British. They chose the name based on the stereotype of the corner shop run by an Indian immigrant. (Think Apu from "The Simpsons".)||Brian Kelly|
|The Naked And Famous||The band took their name from a line in Tricky's "Tricky Kid". The line in question was previously used the the Presidents of the United States of America song "Naked And Famous".||Brian Kelly|
|Platinum Blonde||So named because all of the band members had platinum blonde hair. Bass player Kenny MacLean and singer Mark Holmes were previously hairdressers amongst other jobs. :)||Celeste|
|Frenzal Rhomb||Although many theories abound the truth behind Frenzal Rhomb is in plain sight. The name is actually a highly complex cryptic cypher...... 4r3n2a1 Rh0mb, notice how the letters "FEZL O" can be strategically substituted for the numbers 4 - 0 and still resemble the original band name.||Steve McCreanor|
|Communards||After the German Empire whipped the armies led by the overconfident and cocky Emperor Napoleon III, who was reckless and didn't think or care about any possibilities of error (can you say "Iraq" ?), an uprising erupted in Paris. It was styled the Commune of 1871 and the people who set it up were called Communards. This led to a bloody standoff where tens of thousands were killed before the Commune was finally overrun.||Violent Victorious Victor|
|Tedashii||His real name is Tedashii Anderson.||JeReMy|
|Leper Mesiah||They took their name from a line in David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust". However, the name attracted a large heavy metal crowd so they changed it to Deep Blue Something. (But that is another story.)||Brian Kelly|
|Black Oak Arkansas||This band formed in 1965 as the Knowbody Else. After signing to Atco Records, the members changed the name to Black Oak Arkansas in honor of their hometown.||Tommy|
|Nodvarn||This Swedish metal band known for a performance in which the lead singer vomited on stage that appeared on TruTV's World's Dumbest got its name from the Swedish word for "self-defense"||JeReMy|
|EXID||Stands for EXceed In Dreaming...||Robert D. Arndt Jr,|
|Wonder Girls||Comes from the idea of "girls that can amaze the world".||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Junsu||Frontman's name Kim Junsu. Junsu means excellent in talent and wisdom.||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Psy||Short for PSYcho!||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|BoA||Korean: her name Kwon Bo-a and also backronyms for Best of Asia and Beat of Angel||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Drake||Do Right And Kill Everything....DRAKE||Jack Mehoff|
|Dum Dum Girls||There's a Norweigian band called DumDum Boys, which took the name from an Iggy Pop song "Dum Dum Boys". Also, there are the famous Dum Dum sucker lollipops.||Satellite Of Love|
|Dandelion||Named after the 1967 Rolling Stones song.||The Skuz|
|Maroon 5||Maroon 5's favorite computer game is Minesweeper. If you have ever noticed then you know that the 5 in minesweeper is MAROON, therefore they came up with their name Maroon 5.||Smart|
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