What’s In a Name? Coming up with Band Names

How did these artists come up with their band name?

Sometimes it’s easy to see why a band went with the name they did. Inside jokes, band member names, movie references, or book quotes. And sometimes you have to dig a little deeper.

Below are some band names that we thought needed a little more explanation.

Alien Ant Farm

!!! (chk, chk, chk)

Death Cab for Cutie

Fall Out Boy


Fountains of Wayne

Hootie and the Blowfish

Let’s Eat Grandma

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Modest Mouse

Mott the Hoople

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Soup Dragons

Squirrel Nut Zippers

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Yo La Tengo

What did we miss?

Any band names you are curious about? Any you think we should know? Leave a comment below.

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