Ridiculous Names

Music is immortal and so is the name of the band creating said music. Unfortunately, many of these bands found out the hard way that once you become famous your band name sticks with you for generations to come. Choosing ridiculous names might seem funny and inconsequential to begin with but when you do get famous, that can come to haunt you for life. Here are so outright silly names of rock bands.


Yes, you read right, that is the name of a rock band that thought it was cool to have three exclamation marks in a name because subtitles for The Gods Must Be Crazy had them as translation for the click language used by the natives! They are the most unsearchable name on the internet.

Archers of Loaf

Some genius in their band decided to make a name that would garner some publicity every time they had an interview. Unfortunately, it became a joke as interviews often ended with an explanation containing a blindfold and page 67 of the Merriam Webster dictionary. Performed famously at the necronomicon 2015.

Hootie and the Blowfish

This band takes its name from choir friends of the lead singer. One was lovingly called Hootie and the other Blowfish. Unfortunately, the name is neither attractive nor appropriate for a Rock band making them officially the most unattractive rock name in history.

Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts

This is the name of Russel Crowe’s band! Yup, he excitedly named his band by measuring all members head to toe and adding up the foots. However, in all the excitement he forgot to that thirty turns foot to plural foots! Sounds more like a gay porno than a band name.

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Just because you think a name is hilarious and goofy does not mean the world will look at it the same way. Taking a cue from a comment in an Eric Idle monologue from the Monty Python album, this band named themselves Toad the Wet Sprocket. Unfortunately, it is not an alluring rock band name and even harder to remember.


Lead vocalist suggests the name is a culmination of a high school inside-joke but what it truly sounds like is a swear as if Hooba really does stink! Hoobastank? Come on fellows…

Mott the Hoople

What in the world were you thinking? I would ask that question to whoever renames a band from Silence to Mott the Hoople. Yup, they changed their name because the manager thought it was way cooler!