Good Band Name Ideas: A Band Ain't A Band Unless You Have One

Updated on December 14, 2014

Need Awesome Band Name Ideas?

Welcome to my huge list of band name ideas.

This list was actually started several years ago when four friends and I bought some used musical instruments at a garage sale—we were convinced we were going to be the next Rolling Stones or AC/DC. Even though we sounded terrible, we spent hours trying to come up with a good name for the band and our little notebook became quite full of possibilities.

Certain things happened in our lives that derailed that dream (fate, perhaps), but I kept the notebook as a memory. Years later, I found it while digging through some things, and those memories came pouring back. Now, instead of throwing the band names back into storage, I've decided to share them with the rest of the world. I hope visitors will find this article useful and while you may not find the perfect band name, maybe the least you'll get from the list is some inspiration to come up with a good name. After all, any band knows that a band ain't a band unless it has a good name, right?

Good luck!

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Feel free to add "the" in front of any of the band names below, make them plural, or put numbers in front of or behind them. Experiment.

An Extensive List of Band Name Ideas

Band Names 0-10, A-H
Band Names H-P
Band Names Q-Z
007 Plus One
Heatstroke
Q2
1000 Frames
Hellbound
Qabalah
4 Roses
Hiding In Plain Sight
Quadrant
5 Angry Women
Holy Gamblers
Quake Covered
16 by Nine
Hot Mess
Quarter Life
90 Proof
Human Torso
Quest Forever
Action Slow Down
In Between
Queen Bees
Admin
In Debt
Quicken
Adult Insects
Insane Sardines
Quick Trilogy
After The Apocalypse
Instant Irregularity
Rag Picker
Agnostic
Invisible Lover
Random Dancing
Ahead Full
Iron Lightning
Rated R
A Is For Aftermath
Jackaroo
Reckless X
Albino Love Slaves
Jabberwocky
Re-dress
Algorithm
Jam Blackberry
Rubber Ducks
A Little Disorganized
Jar of Flies
Sandwich Kings / Queens
Area 52
Jelly Smooch
Sanitarium
Bad Dog
Just Beautiful
Santa Clause Is Dead
Bambi's Group
K-9 Cat
Sheep Eaters
Battle Sequence
Killing David
Show Off
Better Than Us
Knight's Darkness
Shutter
Black Light Dreams
Laugh Track
Six Outlaws
Blood Bath
Last Knight
Slap From A Loser
Bloodlust Angels
Lateral Move
Smoking Gun
Blooper
Leader In The Making
Soda Preachers
Blue Fairies
Leech
Soiled Doves
Born Victim
Leftovers
Something Strange
Brick City
Left Turn
Spoon!
Buzzkilled
Leviathan Unlimited
Stormtrooper's Lament
Candy Corn
Little Finger
Strawberry Lumps
Captivated
Machine Gun Villains
Sunset Patrol
Cast Iron Cornbread
Major Kronos
Tabora
Caterpillar
Martyrs Henchmen
Techno Eagle
Celtic Ozone
Mermaid Attraction
Tease
Checkmark
Miami Hitmen
The Third Coming
Citrus Extract
Mirror Racial
Think Tank Threshold
Clean Sweep
Mob Rule
Time Warp
Cold Stare
Molecular Muscle
Triage
Country Witch
Monks On Call
Twice The Action
Crimson Carnation
Mr. T's Mowhawk
Twilight Stuntwork
Crunch Dandies
Mudflap
Two Pair
Crutch Offensive
Naked Daydreams
Uneven Emotion
Daily Nightmare
Narcissus
Uniform
Dark Horse
National Anthem
Union Of Evil
Dead Skin
Nebula
Unisex
Death Trap
Necromancer
United In Cause
Devil In The Hallway
Necronomicon
Unkind Smile
Diarrhea Explosion
Needle Envy
Unprepared
Digital Divide
Negative Whiplash
Unwanted Hair Machine
Dirty Pillows
Neighbors You Know
Upper Management
Disco Confetti
Neptune Nerd
Using Sarah
Doom Lagoon
Never Mind The Damage
Vagabond
Drops Of Water
New Dawn
Vampire Vixens
Earthworm
Nuclear Nation
Vaporized
Editor Of The Game
Number Plug
Variation 5
Ego Multiplied
Object Lesson
Vaseline Fix
Electric Ham
Object Of A Verb
Vegetarian Carnivore
Eight By Eight
Oblivion
Vikings In Training
Equilibrium
Observing Mallory
Walnuts, The
Facade
Occupational Hazard
Watermelon Surprise
Fade To White
Ochre Eights
WD-41
False Alarm
Often Wrong
Wet Paint
Final Event
Old Colony
Wingers' Devils
Flush
Onto Land
X-Ray Undercover
Flying Piranha
Outbreak
Yank The Cover
Forever Clean
Out of Control
Yapper
Four O'Clock Mix
Pacified
Yard Birds
Franchise Alice
Perforated
Yawning Maniacs
Friction
Pink Barbies
Yearning For Perfection
Front Of The Line
Pitchfork
Yellow Jackets
Future Gluttons
Planet In Limbo
Young Decay
Glowing Darkly
Platonic Allegory
Youth Capable
Greek Infection
Playing Mantis
Yuppy Commanders
Groovy
Pluggers
Zealot Zodiac
Gross Anatomy 108
Pluto's Return
Zelda And The Green Hornets
Gung-Ho
Private Property
Zenith
Gypsy School Girls
Prophecy Kings
Zero Effect
Hard Times
Protoplasm
Zesty Zoo
Hazmat
Puppets For Hire
Zombie Killers
Heading For Two
Put Up Wet
 

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      Idk 

      4 days ago

      Hi I’m a poo

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      Idk 

      6 days ago

      We started a band with 6 people in it 3 girls and 3 boys and it seems we cant find the right name.

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      anthony 

      11 days ago

      hey i need a band name that would sound creepy. we do metal punk rock and a little thrash

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      Aizen 

      2 weeks ago

      I need a sweet and good band name can any people gives me sme idea.

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      Justin 

      2 weeks ago

      Try this names:

      The Records

      Rhythm

      Oblivion

      Sonic 5

      8 Letters

      Chroma

      Dreamers

      Blue Chlorine

      Astro Music

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      nish 

      2 weeks ago

      i wanna a start a band with 4 girls

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      Noa 

      2 weeks ago

      I just started a band, were with four girls and one guy. We rlly need a name tho...

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      3 weeks ago

      If you have to look up how to name your band, I feel sorry for you

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      Cris 1351 

      3 weeks ago

      i Like the name crazy spirits plz no one else use that name and a good name for a band is B.E.A.T.

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      Layla 

      4 weeks ago

      Hi I have a band of 4 girls were in grade six and we need a band name does anybody got an idea?

      And a cool name is crazy spirits or ricochet.

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      Bread :3 

      4 weeks ago

      So were a band of 3 girls, and we couldn’t decide what we should call our band, does somebody have ideas

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      Someone from Somewhere 

      4 weeks ago

      I have a band of five girls and have no clue what to call it. Our friends say we have a big future so we need a name. Five girls in high school, rebellious! someone help.

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      Zoe MS 

      5 weeks ago

      No Clue

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      Anonymous 

      6 weeks ago

      Dynamic

      it means we have good chemistry

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      Strik 

      7 weeks ago

      I have this band strik and the band names kinda sound liek album names for silly bands like mine.I wouldn't say its helpful but hey its cool.

      and btw imma fire Biff From my Band due to copyright reasons

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      Too personal 

      7 weeks ago

      I thought maybe Kool Kids or Krazy Kids by the way right now me and my band are not successful we are called BFF band right now but we want a name that people will want to listen to their music and the only good song we have our musicians are not even in it

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      shelby dietz 

      8 weeks ago

      how do you find band names

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      Joe mama 

      2 months ago

      It’s good for your mom

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      BdayMassacreFan 

      2 months ago

      Those names sound nice tbh. I have already came up with a band name. My band is called The Scaredy Children, and we are a project I started on YouTube. We're also a British-American electronica/gothic rock duo as of now, consisting of me & my YT friend vibrational keys. Check us out if you want. We are currently working on our debut album, so please wish us luck :)

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      me 

      2 months ago

      i told my friend we should start a band i thought either Queen Bees or Hot messes

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      Joshua pagán 

      2 months ago

      2 degrees Celsius

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      Admin 

      2 months ago

      Need abetter and unique name for band of boys and girls

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      Bibek 

      3 months ago

      Names are good but

      Not so attractive and simple

      I need simple unique and atractive band name

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      (Anonymous) 

      3 months ago

      These names are good but I want more rock into the names not a name like mashing gun villains.

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      darcee 

      3 months ago

      i need a band name like 5 sconds of summer

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      Jeongiee 

      3 months ago

      These are cool names but I’m looking for something soft and cutesy with a meaningful behind it, I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a cool band name :]

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      Jak 

      3 months ago

      Bloodbath already exists

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      death leaf 

      3 months ago

      I think it is a good name because there is a movie on st. patrikcs day

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      RoseMartin22 

      3 months ago

      The Enders becuz no one can end me

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      Sandy 

      4 months ago

      How about one that Rock’n Poppin?

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      lil cee 

      4 months ago

      I love this name cauz its inspired my life

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      Bob 

      4 months ago

      The real magma

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      no 

      4 months ago

      electric ham ;)

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      4 months ago

      My band name is going to be high school musical

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      Sagan's limelight. Or Sagan's dawn's. 

      4 months ago

      A band name must be something really wierd to hear in peoples ears.

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      We are a fun hardrock band. 

      5 months ago

      These were the final names that we didnt use.

      "Screamin Semen"

      "Socially Misaligned"

      "Missile Pushers"

      "Anatomic Flaws"

      "APB"

      "Mind Pop"

      "Psycho Down"

      "Soul Psychos"

      Make sure bandmates agree on any name you choose, dont be changing it once your know as it.

      Your band name should fit your attitudes and your genre.

      Peace

      DB

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      The Forgotten Stars 

      5 months ago

      This was my band name but it never worked out so I'm letting others take this name. :)

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      Khai from vietnam 

      5 months ago

      Knight's darkness =))) that sound really cool

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      Phyllis O' Fickle 

      5 months ago

      My band is called Jesus Buttwipe. We are punk. Your names would be good for cover bands.

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      koo koo klan 

      5 months ago

      you could do anti racist jokes. and if you have a good sense of humer altho its not funny what they did

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      Una 

      6 months ago

      I would like to make a kpop bamd with my best friend Sophie ans I'm curios about the names

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      Zombie killers 

      6 months ago

      The names wer ensiering

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      Food 

      6 months ago

      Food

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      freddie mercury 

      6 months ago

      queen

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      SoMeOnE 

      7 months ago

      OutBreak

      For Sure

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      pierce 

      7 months ago

      awesome aces

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      7 months ago

      Uhhhhh Algorithm Has Been My Music Name Wtf Fuu Take Someone Else’s Name And Erase Mine Gmfu

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      Unheard Original. 

      7 months ago

      Every time I looked up in the name it was either a book poem or a bad meaning or an actual band I would suggest (if I was you) search up the names before you put them up there for people to use

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      Not Yet 

      7 months ago

      I think miujik can be a great band name.

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      Tiny piece of cheese 

      7 months ago

      I mean I think Leftover waffles would be good rn because I just ate some waffles

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      Pepper 

      7 months ago

      I think Unchained would be a good band name because no one can chain me or keep me away from making my own decisions exept for my mom

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      Tony Donovan 

      7 months ago

      Check out this Band Name Generator for some ideas :)

      https://generatorfun.com/metal-band-name-generator

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      Scott 

      8 months ago

      I always thought IDLE WILD ! good band name !!!

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      Peter 

      8 months ago

      I came up with Lethalized and I thought it sounded pretty good

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      Skimp 

      8 months ago

      The leftovers is my bands name

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      ParkerBoiii 

      8 months ago

      I am thinking about Royal or Zoners

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      the phoenix 

      9 months ago

      the phoenix seems like a cool band name (any one feel free to use it for your band me and my band is still trying to figure something out)

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      Brooklyn morten 

      9 months ago

      I was thinking about unstable trio for my group or you can use duo or whatever

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      Marshals 

      9 months ago

      Anyone think this is good

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      annoyed 

      9 months ago

      I need pop, not rock ugh

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      billy edwards 

      10 months ago

      yes!!! Now my band is called The Yub Yubs, thank you, I would never have been able to do this by myself. THANK THANK YOU THANK YOU, I can almost taste the fame

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      10 months ago

      My idea is sneaking quietly

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      No name 

      10 months ago

      I like nuclear nation my mascot is a skull breatheing blue fire and is on fire. So it is sort of nuclear. Has anyone else went to the Chicago misfits reunion concert. It was amazing

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      11 months ago

      Suspicion and waffles

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      11 months ago

      I am not a big fans of any of these names

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      Lyric 

      11 months ago

      I am black so I was thinking blackbirds or something…

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      Jsjnsnsn 

      11 months ago

      Why do people post their band names on here but then say don’t steal them

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      Jay 

      12 months ago

      I was thinking On the River Styx but idk

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      Darya 

      12 months ago

      Awesome did you come up with all of them

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      Josh Demasi 

      12 months ago

      Don't steal these please:

      1.My shouty Romance

      2.Less Smiles

      3.Heart Failure

      4Odd ones

      5.Pool of blood red hearts

      6.Deep Abyss

      7.Today Kid

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      Chris Vanheusen 

      12 months ago

      What about the name...Mistreater?

      I think that would be a pretty cool name for a band, idk

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      Kenster500 

      12 months ago

      THE UNDERTAKERS " We'll keep an eye on your dead ones! Hahaha..."

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      Nicø Tyler 

      12 months ago

      Gabi Cake, maybe Show Offs in Yellow?

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      Gabi Cake 

      12 months ago

      I was think show off or yellow jackets which one????

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      mettle detector 

      12 months ago

      iron lightning

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      Robert Willoughby 

      12 months ago

      Albion Lowlander. The name of a bus that was sold in Britain during the 60s. Not very successful, but the first bus I remembered as a child. Feel free to pinch - it's not as though I'll be using it!

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      Sam 

      12 months ago

      I got wet paint don’t steal it

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      Rhianna 

      13 months ago

      The Crazy heros of mars. Please dont steal my name

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      None 

      13 months ago

      The Future girls don't take my band name

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      Someone 

      13 months ago

      I’m just doing this for fun

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      Amber 

      13 months ago

      I have to do a band project thing for school i was going to make it "Why Don't we" but thats OG

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      Kole 

      13 months ago

      i was thinking Stamina For Free ? i don't know if it sounds good or not

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      Hey 

      13 months ago

      Maybe a band name like girls go fire or the rock group or fire

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      Steven 

      13 months ago

      Tramatized mule. Spinup the dead

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      addison 

      13 months ago

      i'm starting a band with four girls and don't know if we should use the name

      Heatstroke

      or

      Hot Mess

      pls tell me which is better

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      splat face 

      13 months ago

      i think its a good name idk tho

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      Hahaha 

      14 months ago

      What about Robolands

      Or

      The Wonderlands

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      luke 

      14 months ago

      im starting a band with my friends were called The Lost Jems or TLJ for short

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      Trident Tamang 

      14 months ago

      Evil ox spit

      Stoned deaf

      Smoking cigarette

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      14 months ago

      Tarantula Meat sounds like a good band name for maybe an indie rock/alt/punk band thingy.

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      Abud 

      14 months ago

      Hi my name is Abud and I’m just starting a band and if anyone who is new I’m always available to put more people in my band

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      jef 

      15 months ago

      could I have outbreak

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      mk 

      15 months ago

      my band name is called triad cos theres hree of us

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      Kenneadie 

      15 months ago

      Hi my band name is called HellGirls

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      Weasel 

      15 months ago

      The Lost legends or The Legends

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      Liam 

      15 months ago

      All of these names are just random words that make me sad for the person that made them.

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      brian 

      15 months ago

      heart and soul

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      brian 

      15 months ago

      nevermore

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      brian 

      15 months ago

      mental medication

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      aravinda 

      15 months ago

      i want good name for band

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