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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.

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Entries Beginning with I

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I Am David Sparkle First, nobody in the band is named David Sparkle. Second, any band name that starts with "I Am" sounds plain stupid. Frieda Evans
I Am Empire One person can't be an Empire. If the name were "I Am Emperor", that would make more sense, albeit a vainglorious boast. Tim Panuchus
I Am Ghost No. You Are Stupid. Mr. Critic
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business It's simply too long for a band name, period (at least in my opinion). Sillier still, they have a song title that dwarfs their name: "But When The Little Fellow Came Close And Put Both Arms Around His Mother, And Kissed Her In An Appealing Boyish Fashion, She Was Moved To Tenderness." Can you even SAY that in a single breath? Jonathan S.
I Disagree Yes. I disagree with this name choice as well. Travis
I Don't Know How But They Found Me Yes, this is an actual band's name, no lie. The problem is that it has too many words, and it's a declarative statement. Such criteria don't work well for a band name IMHO. Mr. Critic
I Fight Dragons If we had a section for "literally impossible" band names, this name would be a concrete example, since dragons are mythical creatures. It's also stupid in the regard that declarative statements don't make for good band names. Mr. Critic
I Monster Can't get any more peculiar than this. Bob
I Mother Earth It is grammatically incorrect for a rock group to start a band name with the pronoun "I". Rock Maninoff
I Prevail Yes, you prevail at making band names that don't make sense. Mac
I Set My Friends On Fire They won't be your friends much longer if THAT'S how you treat them! Besides, if people heard these guys mentioned on the radio, they might think "I Set My Friends On Fire" was the song title instead of the band! Jonathan S.
I Set My Friends On Fire What are you saying? No one sets anyone on fire! You aren't a very good friend, setting your other friends on fire. They would never do that to you...most likely. Travis
I Set My Friends On Fire now what kind of level of 'desperate-need-of-a-band-name' do you have to get to, to come up with something as groundbreaking as that? Amy
I-15 They probably named their band after an interstate highway (which passes through Las Vegas), but some people might look at it and think it's an out-of-range Bingo number (since the standard range of 'I' numbers is 16 through 30) or an out-of-range Battleship position (since the numbers only go up to 10). Edwin
Iamamiwhoami Looks like they placed several little words together, it looks so messy. Worse, they don't even capitalize it. Quyjibo
Ian Van Dahl Looks like it should clearly be a solo male act, right? WRONG! It's a group, with a female lead vocalist. Why do bands have to make their names so confusing/misleading?! If that's not bad enough, they later changed their name to AnnaGrace, which could also be mistaken as a solo act. Mr. Critic
Ice Cube Seriously, what's wrong? This thing is not made of ice cubes. Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Iggy Azalea Seems like she desecrated Iggy Pop with this choice of name? Amanda
Iggy Pop Sounds like a weird soda! Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Imaginary Johnny The name seems to suggest a solo male performer, but it's a band, and none of the members are named Johnny (although one ex-member did have a given name of John). Mr. Critic
Imaginary Johnny If he's imaginary, does that mean that his music is just a figment of our imagination? Chris Chendo
Imagine Dragons A band named after a direct order ("Imagine dragons, maggots!") will not attract rebellious rock fans. Opie M.
Immature *I* wouldn't want to be known as "immature!" Anyway, it would be more fitting for a punk-rock group rather than an R&B trio. Jonathan S.
In Dying Arms What a repulsive-sounding name! Max E. Padd
In-Grid This singer's first name is actually Ingrid, but the way she hyphenated it makes it look like "in grid", as in, "inside of a grid". Are we supposed to pronounce it that way?? Max E. Padd
Incubus Sounds like something you would keep chicken eggs in. Emily
Incubus An incubus is a type of demon, which doesn't fit the musical style of this band, not in the slightest! GlamRockNinjaLord
Incubus They named themselves after the guy version of a succubus. Dirty minds. Mike
Incubus Sounds like a really bad disease you get from UV exposure Mac
Incubus Why would you name your band after a greek mytholigic demon that preys on woman while the sleep to have sexual intercourse with them? That is just plain creepy. Travis
Indian Summer The name itself isn't stupid, but what *is* stupid is that there are two bands with this name: one from the UK, and one from the US. Why didn't the second band realize this name had been taken? Evan Shortoria
Indigo Girls If these women are the color of indigo, does that mean they were the forerunners or possibly the mothers of the Blue Man Group? Peter
Infectious Grooves Gross! Chris
Inflatable Boy Clams The name suggests an all-male band, but all the members were women. Furthermore, who would want to be an "inflatable clam"?? Tommy
Inkubus Sukkubus They must've had dirty minds to think of a name like this. Needless to say it reflects the kind of music they play. Oh, did I say music? I meant noise. randomguynamedphil
InMe Just makes me think of tapeworms or something else freaky like that. Crafthead
The Innocence Some people who hear this name but haven't seen it in print will spell it The Innocents, which happens to be the name of another band. Candy Welty
Insane Clown Posse All the times I heard the band's acronym, ICP (which is what they usually go by), I didn't really think much of it, but then my mom heard it, and she laughed and joked about it. (get it? It sounds like "I see pee.") Then I realized how truly stupid the name is. Jonathan S.
Insane Clown Posse Never in anyone's wildest dreams would the visual of a gang of clowns, that, all the more, are insane - come to mind. If anything, that could be your worst nightmare! Ace
Insane Clown Posse Everyone hates clowns as it is, and now my nightmares have come to life. rzrshrp
Inspiral Carpets Carpets which cannot sing because, well, they're carpets. Lance Crackers
Iron Butterfly Living things aren't made from iron, although some living things do need iron, the mineral, as part of their diets. Butterflies? I'm not too sure. Ed
Iron Maiden I wouldn't want to be known as a medieval torture device Rychendroll
It Bites Does the band really bite? C'mon, what kind of a name is that?! Mr. Critic
It Bites What does "it" refer to? Gigi
It's A Beautiful Day I don't understand why any band would name itself with a declarative statement, such as this one. Personally, I think it would work better as a song title, that way no one gets confused. Cassandra
It's Immaterial What's immaterial? And why use a phrase like this for a band name? Makes me wonder what these guys were thinking... Ray
IV Xample Pronounced "For example", this was an R&B band that had a minor hit in the mid-90's called "I'd Rather Be Alone." I'm all for clever spellings... but the problem lies in how to appropriately sort the band name; should it be under the letter 'I' (since that's how they spell it, and would likely be filed that way on this site) or 'Four' (given that it's a Roman numeral)? Personally, I'd go with filing it under 'I', even though it's not pronounced "ivy". This goes to show that starting a band name with a Roman numeral does create a sorting problem. Jeffrey
Iwrestledabearonce Seriously, what's up with leaving out all the spaces? It looks like a comment a hyperactive kid would leave on a messageboard. Jonathan S.
Izabel Varosa It's stupid, because it looks like it should be one person (a female soloist), but instead it's a mostly-male (or all-male, it's hard to tell with the androgynous looks) band. That being said, how they came up with this name is beyond my comprehension. Noah
Izzy Stradlin and the Ju-Ju Hounds OK. I love Guns 'n' Roses, and I love this band. But what Izzy Stradlin? A hound? I'm not into that kind of thing, especially a hound having anything to do with candy. Libertarian

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Submissions Are Accepted Again

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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