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 2285 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Son Of Dork||Formed by a former member of the band Busted. They had one hit with "Ticket Outta Loserville" in about 2005. Let's be honest, is being the son of a dork something to brag about? I don't think so.||Steve|
|Dan + Shay||Since they say it as "Dan and Shay", most people who don't see it in print first will assume that it's written either with the word "and" or an ampersand, rather than a plus sign (which seems unconventional for representing the word "and").||Liza Lott|
|Ginger||This was a short-lived 1990s Canadian alternative rock band. Yet the name suggests a solo female act using a mononym (which it isn't). Also it could cause confusion with Ginger Baker, a late male English drummer who was a member of the band Cream.||Mr. Critic|
|Chris Clark||There are two known solo performers with this name, and they're of opposite gender. The male is an electronic instrumentalist from the UK, and the female is an American blues/jazz singer. Why couldn't one and/or the other use a middle initial to differentiate themselves?||Lindz|
|SAINt JHN||It's a blatant misspelling, with very unconventional capitalizations.||Mr. Critic|
|We The Kings||What do they think they're the "kings" of? Also, this name makes me think of a certain Christmas carol (minus a pair of letters in the middle word).||Lindz|
|Circa Survive||What is this, another pair of randomly-picked-words-from-a-hat?||Mr. Critic|
|Major Lance||Famous for the song "The Monkey Time", his actual given name is Major, too.||Magnate|
|Bettye Swann||Best known for the song "Make Me Yours", most people would have thought it was spelled Betty Swan. (Bettye is a seemingly unconventional spelling.)||Magnate|
|Betty Davis||No, not the actress Bette Davis, but a soul/rock singer that was briefly married to Miles Davis.||Magnate|
|Romeo Void||What does that even mean? It's dumb and meaningless, it seems like another instance of the members just putting random words together and saying yeah let's go with that.||Edward|
|The Tubes||It's just dumb and unimaginative. Like are we talking tubes of toothpaste or lipstick or what? LOL.||Edward|
|Meese||Apparently it's the surname of the two founding members, but it seems like it could be a plural of "moose" (analogous to "geese" being the plural of "goose").||Liza Lott|
|Hard Rock Sofa||This is an electro house DJ, not a hard rock band.||Nat|
|Band of Susans||Not every person in the band is named Susan. Also, the lead singer is a male (and Susan is a female name).||Odie Garfield|
|Little Boots||Might not be so stupid if it were a band name, since it's a plural (but then again, opinions could differ), but this is a solo female performer.||Gus|
|Twenty One Pilots||There are only two of them and they're not pilots.||Rock Maninoff|
|4 Non-Blondes||It is generally better to name bands for what they are than for what they're not.||Lori Sifferan|
|Radioactive Chicken Heads||Chicken heads can't sing, especially apart from the rest of the chicken. From before the chickens and their heads parted company, radioactivity would surely never have been a boon to their singing anyway.||Lori Sifferan|
|Fool's Garden||Who's the fool and what has his/her garden to do with this? (They later dropped the apostrophe from their name, giving it a different meaning, which could be interpreted as stupid in itself.)||mads.|
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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.
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