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Roller Derby Name Nominations?
February 7, 2013 11:32 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for a hilarious/punny/sassy/yet menacing roller derby name! My fresh meat teammates and I are having our first scrimmage this weekend, and I need to come up with a name, post-haste!

A bit about me:
- Blonde
- From Northern Ontario, Canada
- Hobbies: Skiing, piano, cooking (love food!)
- Pets: Cats, Rabbits
- Childhood fav. toy: My Little Pony
- Favourite Books/Authors: Catch-22, Life of Pi, Black Beauty, anything by Carl Hiaasen, Saki
- Education: physical geography, natural resources, agriculture
- Fav. Music: Old and new glam rock (David Bowie, Lady Gaga), blues rock (White Stripes, Black Keys)

Anything that is clever, or that would be fun for the emcee to shout is great. Usually, derby names combine a glam femme name with something menacing (eg. Mirambo [player in my league] ), or wind up as a play on words/pun (eg. Leia Hurtonya).

Names I've got in mind...
Estelle Hurtz
Holly MacRell
Leigh King Bludd
Robo-Bunnie

I love double entendre, - however, it has to be clever enough to pass around children (or be written in a newspaper).

So please.... Sock it to me, Hive Mind!
posted by NorthernAutumn to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (36 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Is the league in Canada? First thing that popped into mind was Canadian Breakin' but if everyone else is Canadian, that doesn't work quite as well.
posted by bink at 11:40 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


NorthernAutumn: Top Fall

Love Food

I like "Leigh King Bludd"

My wife (Nancy Spinatra) says there is a worldwide database of roller derby names that you can look through.
posted by parmanparman at 11:58 PM on February 7, 2013


bink:Yep, Canadian league in Ontario - it would work, I haven't seen that one before! :D

parmanparman: Thanks for the link, I'll be cross-checking there to make sure I don't copycat anyone.


Should mention, funny number combos are welcome too (eg. DV8)
(Heck, if a name just makes you snicker, send it in!)
posted by NorthernAutumn at 12:03 AM on February 8, 2013


Cat Nip
posted by mannequito at 12:08 AM on February 8, 2013


Mabel Syrup
posted by pink_gorilla at 12:34 AM on February 8, 2013 [10 favorites]


We Just Roll That Way

or

Let's Roll
posted by megatherium at 4:25 AM on February 8, 2013


Gaga Broke-'er-face
posted by specialagentwebb at 5:52 AM on February 8, 2013


Ava Lanche
posted by Rock Steady at 5:52 AM on February 8, 2013


Goldie Brawn
posted by mippy at 6:07 AM on February 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


Fight Rabbit
posted by mikepop at 6:14 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


(I did it all for) Canookie
posted by juliplease at 6:24 AM on February 8, 2013


Honeybunny! (Which is fun to say!)
posted by mochapickle at 6:27 AM on February 8, 2013


Pippi Razzy
Zig Distorters
Glitzen Glam
Bunny N. Glide
posted by painquale at 6:40 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rainbow Bash
posted by Strass at 7:02 AM on February 8, 2013


Princess Die
posted by Strass at 7:05 AM on February 8, 2013


Are there rules about taking a name like Queen Bitch?


If you go with a My Little Pony Reference your name must be: Pound Cake (get it? POUND cake?!), or there's a North Star, Scootaloo, Spitfire, Whizzer....Catrina Witchweed for an evil name?
posted by peagood at 7:05 AM on February 8, 2013


Pain Cake
posted by Strass at 7:07 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rainbow Fight/Bite
My Little Painy
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 7:25 AM on February 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


Friendship is Tragic
posted by Strass at 7:34 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Ziggy Scarbust
posted by MegoSteve at 7:53 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Bruise Scarymore
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:14 AM on February 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Scarless Johansson
posted by MegoSteve at 8:30 AM on February 8, 2013


Sault Ste. Scarie
posted by atropos at 8:46 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


(Or Sue St. Scarie, maybe?)
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:05 AM on February 8, 2013


Rhonda Block
or
Mia Culpa
posted by poolsidemuse at 9:16 AM on February 8, 2013


Pinkie Pain, if you want the MLP reference.
posted by mippy at 9:37 AM on February 8, 2013


Ragna Rokette
posted by jamjam at 10:17 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


peagood: Are there rules about taking a name like Queen Bitch?
It wouldn't fly in my league - they tend toward PG options. Something like Queen Beach wouldn't fly either, as the emcee might refuse to say it at some matches.

Mabel Syrup and Canadian Breakin' are getting a lot of love so far!
And Bunny N. Glide is really cracking me up - its rabbits, derby and old skool gangstas all in one :)

Due to snowstorms here, the scrimmage is being postponed. Gives me a bit more time to pick; please, keep em' coming!

(My gosh, you all are too funny!!)
posted by NorthernAutumn at 10:25 AM on February 8, 2013


Caknuckle Sammy
posted by klangklangston at 11:13 AM on February 8, 2013


Huron Fire
Thunder Faye
Assault St. Marie
Killium Flowers
posted by mikepop at 11:40 AM on February 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


If your eyes (or outfits) are blue:

Lapis Wallopaloozi
posted by jamjam at 12:55 PM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ramona Devours
posted by Strass at 2:28 PM on February 8, 2013


Helen Killer
posted by Strass at 2:30 PM on February 8, 2013


Jackie Lope
posted by Rock Steady at 3:02 PM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Don't forget to think about what your name will get shortened to!

If you're in a pack or a paceline, skaters aren't going to call out a full name -- the announcers will say your full name, but your league is really going to only use part of your name.

Imagine if there was another girl in your pack with the name you're thinking about -- if you had to tell her the jammer was coming up, what would you shout to get her attention? It's probably going to be the easiest, shortest way to say the name ("LEIGH!" "MABEL!" "BUNNY!"), and that's probably what your league will end up calling you.

Also, think about your jersey or your helmet! If your name is really long, it's going to be harder to fit on a jersey or scrimmage shirt. "She Who Must Not Be Named" from Rocky Mountain had "She Who" on her jersey, for example.
posted by littlemisslaika at 10:43 AM on February 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Assault St. Marie is the best. I rescind my suggestions and throw my vote behind this one.
posted by peagood at 7:09 PM on February 9, 2013


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