Mini Contest

I’m hard at work on the sequel to THE WAY WE FALL, and I’ve come to a scene where the characters are discussing two bands. I don’t want to use actual bands, since that will date it, so I need made-up names. And I thought it’d be fun to give my blog readers a chance to be a part of the book!

So, this is how it works. Suggest one or more names that you think would fit a band older teen boys would like. Something alternative, rock, or maybe electronica sounding. I’ll pick my favorite two names, and yours could end up in the book! Pending, of course, editorial approval.

Ready, set, go: name those bands!

(Open until this time next week.)


Mini Contest — 11 Comments

  1. I’ll toss in a few to get the ball rolling. (That’s not one of them):
    The Drop and the Ocean
    Pawn Promotion
    Massively Unshielded

  2. Yay! So fun! I cannot wait to read The Way We Fall.

    These are my picks for band names:

    Knave Eels
    Stretchy Apple
    Blurry Conviction
    Sanctum Sarcastic
    Transistor Elbow
    Depraved Tweed
    Pluto’s Revenge

  3. My husband and I have been jokingly coming up with names for his (fictional) band using refridgerator magnets 🙂

    Here are a few:

    Phaser on Stun
    Humanoid Nachos
    Alien Upgrade

    Yes, these are “Geek” themed magnets 😛

  4. Well, I enjoyed creating some band names and look what I thought:

    Ghost Drums
    Black Sign
    Black Scream
    Hard Venom
    Dark Whisper
    Night Poison
    Fire and Ice
    Icy Dark
    Rock Mirror
    Rock Fighters
    Light wave
    Shut up
    Ink crush
    Dark Side

    I hope is not too late for the contest.

  5. Have you seen the “Band Name” Generator game going around facebook? Pretty random way to come up with a name. I’ve seen some great ones out there.

    ‎1 – Go to wikipedia and hit random. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
    2 – Go to and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
    3 – Go to and click on “explore the last seven days”. Third picture no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
    4 – Use photoshop or similar ( is a free online photo editor) to put it all together.
    5 – Post it with this text in the “caption” and TAG the friends you want to join in

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