These are the band names that we feel are just plain stupid. Bands pick the most absurd names, who wants to be known as a member of the "Butthole Surfers"? We only accept entries for this page that make fun of a band name. Just saying a band is lame (no matter how lame they might be) isn't a good reason for entry.
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 1937 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Finger Eleven||One only has ten fingers.||Dongquan|
|American Authors||Sounds like writers of books, rather than singers.||Janice Ferrell|
|Rilo Kiley||This name has no meaning whatsoever. Whoever thought of it must have been on ecstacy.||Opie M.|
|Sleater-Kinney||None of these girls were named Sleater or Kinney, so what's the point in naming them this?||Opie M.|
|Mighty Clouds Of Joy||Clouds can't sing. If we had a section for "Literally Impossible" band names, this would be perfect.||Kate Downton|
|Meek Mill||Why would anyone go around saying they are meek? Is this guy a 98 pound weakling and proud of it?||JD|
|Gunplay||Typical for a rapper to choose a name that glorifies violence.||JD|
|X Ambassadors||For the same reason as X-Japan. Nobody knows what the "X" stands for.||Opie M.|
|Wednesday 13||What about the first 12 Wednesdays? And why that particular day of the week?||Andy|
|Sweet Thunder||What could be sweet about thunder??||Jennifer Howard|
|Kardinal Offishall||Another blatant example of intentionally misspelling a pair of words. Are rappers that obsessed with doing that sorta thing?||Quyjibo|
|Romeo Void||A 5 member band from the 80s that had a couple of minor hits. Like Blondie they were one woman and four men, with the woman being the lead singer. Is it supposed to be a person, or a thing, or some kind of condition? I have no idea. I've tried to figure out what it's supposed to mean but it just doesn't make any sense. That's what happens when you try too hard to come up with a "cool" band name I guess.||Edward|
|Marina and the Diamonds||This name suggests a group, but it's actually an individual female performer. She apparently derived the name from her surname, Diamandis. That being said, why couldn't she have assembled a band and used the name to make practical sense?||Quyjibo|
|Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie||It sounds extremely disgusting. Why a band would pick such a revolting name is beyond my comprehension.||Quyjibo|
|Twenty One Pilots||How can they be called Twenty One Pilots when there's only two of them?||JD|
|X Japan||Japanese visual kei band, called this outside of Japan, due to otherwise sharing a name with an American punk band (X). The thing I don't get is why call your band a one letter name in the first place?||GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Pretty Boy Floyd||Sounds like a Pink Floyd cover band, but in reality, is a rather obscure Glam Metal group.||GlamRockNinjaLord|
|The Knack||Clearly, they did not have "the knack", as they did not have very many hits!||GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Skid Row||Why would a group of guys trying to get successful name their band this? It's like bad luck...||GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Anthrax||If you don't know what it is, it somehow seems quite goofy.||GlamRockNinjaLord|
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Much like the stupid song lyrics page, I get a lot of submissions for this page. More than I can really handle. The problem is that I get a lot of "Blink 182 is stupid 'cuz I said so" submissions, which I have to waste time deleting (though not much). I also get a lot of submissions that just aren't funny. I guess the real problem is that the word stupid can mean so many things, and hence every band name could be considered stupid.
So in short, don't bother sending me stupid email about this stupid page, or you're stupid.
If you have a creative/humorous idea, please submit it.