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 2254 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|6ix9ine||What the hell is up with replacing the first letter in a word for a number with the numeral itself? That's what this guy did. It looks like it should be pronounced "six-ix nine-ine", which leads to phonetic ambiguity with "6, 6, 9, 9."||Mr. Critic|
|Young the Giant||Since Young is not a first name, and none of these musicians are giant, what gives?||Rock Maninoff|
|k.d. lang||Another female artist whose initials sound like "Katie". The stupid part is that she doesn't capitalize her name. Really!||Polly Darton|
|Professional Murder Music||Yet another way-too-repulsive name for a band.|
**Reminder: This section is only for actual performer names. Lately there have been many incoming submissions with very wacky names that likely don't pertain to actual bands; googling them produces no results, and they don't even appear on Allmusic.com; therefore they've been rejected. So PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY MORE MADE-UP PERFORMER NAMES TO THIS SECTION. Thank you for your cooperation.
|Eats Everything||Sounds like an incomplete sentence; something should come before it. (This is an actual one-man band, by the way.)||Maude|
|Les Humphries Singers||My first impression on seeing this band name was that, to convey an aura of "classiness" or something like that they had affixed the French prefix "Les" (meaning "the" [plural]; sounds sort of like the English word "lay" as nearly as the French sound can be rendered into English phonetics) to their name. Then I thought how "Les" (sounding like "less") could be a given name or nickname derived therefrom. Then I realized the band might be named for someone (probably a member thereof) named Les Humphries. That makes the name ambiguous in meaning. So I looked up the band, finding that the second guess above is the correct one. Band member Les Humphries was from England. He started the band in Hamburg, Germany (in a country adjacent to France, no less), than moved back to England after the band disbanded. So the name leaves both its pronunciation and its meaning ambiguous.||Liberty Anderson|
|The Tee Set||When I first heard of them, I thought they were metaphorically calling themselves a set of teacups and saucers. But the name isn't even spelled right for that. Did they name themselves instead after a set of golf tees? (Do golf tees even come in sets?)||Tabitha Cartwright|
|Hue and Cry||Just another pair of seemingly-random three letter words put together with a conjunction. What's the point?||Joe|
|The Rock*A*Teens||It looks awkward (in a sense) with those astericks separating the words. Yet that's how they punctuated it. Maybe they did that because Rock-A-Teens (with the traditional hyphens) was already taken? Even so, it can cause conflict.||Mac|
|Gwen Stacy||It makes one think of a female solo singer when it's a group of men. And they named it after Spiderman's first girlfriend. They should stop reading comic books.||Rock Maninoff|
|Outkast||There are two of these guys, so they should be The Outcasts. And learn how to spell, for Pete sake.||Reggie Pillbox|
|Dethklok||Sounds like "Death Clock," which, even if spelled correctly, would be a name of vague meaning, and questionable poignancy and cuteness. As a misspelling, it merits all the usual questioning about the relevance and cuteness of misspelling words in band names.||Henrietta Caroleen Ellenboro|
|Klaxons||Nobody knows what a klaxon is.||Lance Crackers|
|Rainbow Kitten Surprise||What is a rainbow kitten? And is one surprising somebody or BEING surprised?||Farlow Maitland|
|Ghostface Killah||If you're gonna name yourself after the villain from "Scream", at least know how to spell his name.||Reggie Pillbox|
|The Dream Academy||A school to prepare for the Dream War?||Opie M.|
|Dream Theater||The only way to see their work is to fall asleep?||Opie M.|
|The Sherbs||I'm glad they changed their nsme to Sherbet. Otherwise, I wouldn't have known what a sherb meant.||Rock Maninoff|
|Catherine Wheel||It seems to suggest a solo female performer in first-and-last-name format, but this is a band, and all of its members are male.||Gus|
|Cold War Kids||These guys aren't even old enough to remember the Cold War.||Opie M.|
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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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