So the other day I made the mistake shameless decision to ask the internet to help name my band.

I had no idea what I was in for.

Let’s get a lawsuit…

There were definitely some pretty great name ideas, and some of them found inspiration from movies, books, already existing bands/artists, and uh…board games?

Andrew Rohlk and the ____________

Randy Newmans
Eiffel 65s
Twisted Sisters

Men in Tights
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Pop Tartlets

Now I don’t mind a little pop culture reference here and there, but these names would probably get us sued! Pretty sure that these the naming rights on these are on lock down. Except maybe The Pop Tartlets…that’s probably still too close to the breakfast food.

Rhymes with…

Since my last name is sometimes a bit tricky for people to pronounce, I often introduce myself like this,

“I’m Andrew Rohlk… It rhymes with folk, not poke.”

So I think that’s why some people decided to take more of a rhyming route.

Andrew Rohlk and the ____________

Rally Folk
Yodeling Folk
City Folk
Lurid Yolks
Polka Folk
Gloomy Folk

Look at all those yolks.

Let’s get historical….

My friend Kevin submitted a couple of really funny ones, but my favorite was definitely….

Andrew Rohlk and the War of 1812

warof1812I can’t tell which side I’m on…should have payed more attention in History class instead of doodling/writing lyrics.

Outside the box…

Some of us just can’t be held down by rules, and sometimes it’s better for everyone when we put our own spin on it. Here’s some creative alternatives to the “Andrew Rohlk and the ________” format.

Dan on my Facebook page suggested,

Drop Andrew. Use the last name only. Less to remember. Rohlk Sound or Rohlk And The City.

My friend David seems to like my first name a little more than Dan.

How about Andrew &  Rohlktones?

Yeah, how about that Dan??

James Swisher, a member of aforementioned band that we’re trying to name, thought of this variation.

Andrew Rohlk’s Bag Of Rags

OK, so they’re my bag of rags and not anyone else, right? Good, glad we cleared that up.

Jess Lonett had a couple interesting ideas…

I think you should consider a little twist on Andrew Rohlk and the…

Like “Andrew Rohlk among…” “Andrew Rohlk with…” Andrew Rohlk surrounded by..


Andrew Rohlk among Men in Tights

Andrew Rohlk with Ewoks

Andrew Rohlk surrounded by Randy Newmans

The Band Naming Prodigy…

My friend Katie provided the most names by far. I think she’s some kind of wizard, because all of the names below are all from JUST HER.

Andrew Rohlk and the ____________

Cheeky Grin
Universe Experiencing Itself
Lear Jacket
Ham Sandwich
Blank Wall
Mustard Stain
Clearer Thoughts
Missing Buttons
Sharp Fears
Leftover Dust
Twisted Mind
History of Cats
Extinction of Dinosaurs
Extinction of Polaroids
Garbage Disposal
Unforgivable Curses
Mother Tongues
Building Anger
Bowling Shoes
Broken Televisions
Short Wicks
Stale Crackers
Goodlooking Band
Blank Stares
Curly Staches
Athletic Ability
Ancient Texts
Empty Fridge
Burnt Toast
Hot Showers
Cold Showers

The rest….

And here’s the rest of the names people submitted. Thanks a bunch for everyone who participated. Let me know in the comments which names you like the best and if you have anymore suggestions! I’ll keep you posted on what we finally decide to go with.


Filthy Mongrels
Funky Bunch
Matchbox 30
Dream Catchers
Old republic
Bobbie Pins
Mouse Rats
Fallen Trees
Easy Bruisers
Band Yo
Skat Kats
Rather Be Deads
Smoke Signals
Lucid Dreamers
Trashcan Owls
Skinny Jeans
Molting Ravens
Kangaroo Pouches
Free Beer
Purple Canoes