Saturday Suggestion Box – Fictional Boy Band Names

Last night on Facebook, I posted a cry for help. Boy band names… I need one.

British Boy Band? Yes, please.

I had one of those moments as I was driving down I-35–somewhere along the route from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth–when a Shiny New Novel idea bit me. The bite mark itched long enough that I had to scratch and dig deeper to find out what kind of bug it was. I will shamelessly admit that the little novel bug surfaced during a One Direction jam session. (Whoever drives in our family gets to pick the music and since I’m usually the driver, my husband has learned to put up with my pop music choices.) I won’t go into details about this novel idea, except that I will tell you it involves a boy band and it consumed my thoughts so thoroughly that I missed the I-35 split between Dallas and Fort Worth and went the wrong way for a while before I realized my error.

During a bathroom break (in which I had to re-route us), I posted on Facebook and asked people to help me come up with a name for a fictional hipster boy band. The results were hilarious. I always love engaging the creativity of my friends, fans, and fellow writers. Here are some of the suggestions I’m actually seriously considering…

Black Water
Blue Detour
Mad Hatters
Boys Next Door
Beyond Reason
Retro Circus

What would be your vote? Time to open up the Suggestion Box – let me hear it! Feel free to share one of your own ideas or let me know if you absolutely love one of these! I will say that I want there to be some kind of literary symbolism in what I go with… but only I can know what I’m looking for. Haha.

Hello, childhood… They taught me how to Hang Tough.

And before I go, I think it’s only appropriate that I take a moment to celebrate some of my favorite boy bands over time. Seriously, what would pop music look like without generations of boy bands? New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys… and countless others. TheseΒ guys (and their music) have forever influenced my musical taste, my pop culture references, and my creative expression. Haha. They gave me songs for every moment in my life. *blows kisses*

Feel free to join me today in reminiscing old music and the moments in your own life that came with them!

How many of you went to the End of the Road with Boyz II Men? Heart-wrenching!

I saw *NSYNC in concert on the No Strings Attached tour. WOW! I hated when they had to say Bye Bye Bye to their fans.

I also remember seeing Backstreet Boys on this particular tour… It made me a fan for life. Haha.


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Comments to “Saturday Suggestion Box – Fictional Boy Band Names”

  1. Haha all of these band names are funny haha!how about,”Dorian Dudes”?hehehehahaha

  2. I really liked Beyond Reason a lot…although Lyrical Labyrinth is pretty cool too. Sorry, without the type of symbolism you’re looking for, I’m not going to hazzard a guess of my own! πŸ™‚

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      Thanks for the input! And you never know what thoughts can spark the right ideas! πŸ™‚

  3. Two Directions, and if that’s not good enough, THREE Directions! πŸ™‚

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      That’s, like, sooo genius, Haley! πŸ˜‰

      • I thought of it ALL by myself! (;

  4. The Mad Hatters one is cool. Here’s some of mine: Rebel Uprising or Sparked Uprising, Three Fates, Bittersweet Starters, Unsolvable Labyrinth or Beyond the Labyrinth. Haha that’s all I got. πŸ™‚

    • Administrator

      Labyrinth is a COOL idea!! Maybe with something musical attached to it… Lyrical Labyrinth? Huh. I’ll think on it… Thanks for the suggestions!! πŸ™‚

      • Labyrinth of Harmony??

      • Lyrical Labyrinth sounds awesome to!! And your totally welcome! πŸ™‚

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      P.S. As of right now, my main character’s name is Scarlett. πŸ™‚ Thought you’d find that interesting…. Ha.

      • That is finnicking awesome, and I completely feel honored πŸ™‚

  5. But in all seriousness.
    The Island Dreams

  6. Cletus and the Clodhoppers

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      I said HIPSTER… Not REDNECK. πŸ˜›

      • Oh come on. You know the girls in Joshua would be all over this band.

  7. What? Sushi on the Hoof didn’t make it to the finals??? I am shocked. And on FB, you didn’t SAY that you wanted literary symbolism. Sheesh.

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      “Sushi on the Hoof”…their first hit single instead? πŸ˜‰ I’ve got to find a way to include that somewhere… Cracks me up.

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