In search of a witty Harry Potter themed team name!
August 5, 2015 12:32 PM   Subscribe

We're playing Harry Potter Trivia in a couple of weeks, and I am not quite as witty as I thought.

My inner Ravenclaw has been failing to come up with something acceptably witty, so I have turned to the hive mind for inspiration. My favorite trivia team names in general are usually puns (or other plays on words). Hoping you guys can help us come up with something great!
posted by Quincy to Grab Bag (25 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
I was on an HP trivia team a few years ago, and our name was "yo mama is so fat, her Patronus is a cake".

It was well received.
posted by nakedmolerats at 12:33 PM on August 5, 2015 [9 favorites]




I think a team called "Alas, Earwax" would go over well.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:44 PM on August 5, 2015 [6 favorites]


10 Pints to Gryffindor
posted by Etrigan at 12:50 PM on August 5, 2015 [23 favorites]


The Slitherclaw Ravenpuffs
posted by amtho at 12:55 PM on August 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Siriusly?
Snitches Get Stitches
Accio Beer!
Snapes on a Plane
Dumb & Dumbledore

I'll show myself out.
posted by Diagonalize at 12:57 PM on August 5, 2015 [14 favorites]


Giblets of Ire
posted by jamjam at 1:12 PM on August 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


This question has come up on the HP subreddit several times, as well as other random corners of the internet. Here are a few of my favorite ideas from those threads:

The Deluminators
Hungry Hungry Hippogriffs
Granger Danger
The Team Who Must Not Be Named
Snapes on a Plane
But I AM the Chosen One!
Team Jacob

(There are plenty more if you go search.)
posted by Wretch729 at 1:27 PM on August 5, 2015 [8 favorites]


And if you want to go even more in-jokey there's always:

Pigfarts
What the Hell is a Hufflepuff
posted by Wretch729 at 1:33 PM on August 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Hedwig and the Angry Snitch.

I can't remember any of the other names when I played, not even ours, so clearly it left an impression.
posted by imbri at 1:40 PM on August 5, 2015 [7 favorites]


You could go an ironic, self-deprecating route:

Flitwick's Nitwits
Dumb Bull Doors
Querulous Quirrell Lasses (if you're all female) -- or Quirrell's Squirrels (which isn't deprecating unless you don't like squirrels)
The Bloody Morons
Nearly Brainless Nicks

Also:
Granger? I hardly know Her! (mione)
posted by tempestuoso at 1:45 PM on August 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


The Roonil Wazlibs

That's not particularly witty I just really like saying Roonil Wazlib.

Roonil Wazlib! tee hee!
posted by phunniemee at 1:53 PM on August 5, 2015 [4 favorites]


You're a Quizzard, Harry
posted by cazoo at 1:54 PM on August 5, 2015 [8 favorites]


I saw a great one on Facebook this week:

Neville gonna give you up, Neville gonna let you down
posted by waterisfinite at 2:10 PM on August 5, 2015 [6 favorites]


Mischief Management has my vote even if it isn't half as clever as some of the meme-esque suggestions upthread!
posted by Hermione Granger at 4:17 PM on August 5, 2015


Granger Zone
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 4:25 PM on August 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


The Team That Must Not Be Named.
posted by pheide at 5:02 PM on August 5, 2015


Moaning Myrtle Mayhem
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:22 PM on August 5, 2015


Famous Fire-Eaters
Fifteenth-Century Fiends
Magick Moste Evile
Moste Potente Potions

(all books from the Restricted Section)
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:28 PM on August 5, 2015


Pansy Parkinson Syndrome
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:30 PM on August 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


The Quibblers

In the same vein as Wretch729’s suggestions: The Particularly Good Finders

DO DROLL TRIVEA, MOM (badly-spelled anagram of I AM LORD VOLDEMORT)
posted by mbrubeck at 6:19 PM on August 5, 2015


Erised's Desire
Wand You Up
Trolling Bogeys
Smarter Than the Hat
Faster Than A Firebolt
posted by bhdad at 6:35 PM on August 5, 2015


The Diadems
Wit Beyond Measure
That's So Ravenclaw
For Fawkes' Sake
Lots of good ideas here; I particularly like Ginny and the Heartbreakers.

I am so jealous! I need HP trivia night in my life.
posted by meggan at 7:34 PM on August 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Voldy's Moldies
Bagel Eaters
Mumbulus Mumbletonia
Ganged Feranium (Fanged Geraniums, with the first letters exchanged, to represent a Gang/Team)
posted by theobserver at 3:55 AM on August 6, 2015


Snitch in Time
Tangent Alley Team
Happy Griffs
posted by timepiece at 9:03 AM on August 6, 2015


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