Name our gaming blog/website!
August 23, 2015 5:57 AM   Subscribe

My friend and I are starting a gaming blog/website. We've been trying to think of a good name. We're both females, and would like to incorporate that in the name somehow, but not super overtly. Do you have any ideas?

So far the best name we've thought of is "A Girl & Games" (but... we are two girls, not one.) We don't really want a name that has the phrase "Gamer Girls" or "Girl Gamers" - mostly to avoid the "Gamer Girl" stereotype (e.g. the kind exemplified by the LoL team the Sirens). Meaning - we'd prefer not to be associated with the stereotype of girls that rely on their sexuality/looks to make a name for themselves in gaming. But we'd also want to acknowledge that we are female.

Can you think of any name that might fit?

Thank you in advance!
posted by aielen to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (25 answers total)
 
About 15 years ago there was a group of women who played one of the team shooter games and had a reputation of being really strong. They went under the moniker "Team PMS".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:19 AM on August 23, 2015


Girls With Games
Girls Gone Gaming
Games of Girls
posted by bunderful at 6:37 AM on August 23, 2015


Grly
posted by parmanparman at 6:55 AM on August 23, 2015


Broads with Broadswords?
posted by julie_of_the_jungle at 7:02 AM on August 23, 2015


Oh Grly ?

My daughter wanted to name her YouTube channel "Beaten by a Girl" at one point but decided Girl as pejorative is still a pejorative even if it's owned.

The Gaming world can be hyper masculine, misogynistic and toxic so perhaps the name isn't as important as the attitude?

Good Luck!
posted by fullerine at 7:09 AM on August 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Game Broad.

(All I can hear is the final final episode of The IT Crowd where Moss has a video game review podcast called Game Board. Switch a few letters and hey, presto!)
posted by bitter-girl.com at 7:12 AM on August 23, 2015


Dames with Games
Game Dames
Women who roll
Dice Bag ladies
posted by kimberussell at 7:41 AM on August 23, 2015


Two X Buttons
posted by box at 7:42 AM on August 23, 2015 [18 favorites]


Womyn Levelyng
FGSS Female Gamers Seeking Same
posted by otherchaz at 8:21 AM on August 23, 2015


The Zeldas
posted by Spurious at 8:47 AM on August 23, 2015


I like the idea of using XX as a way to indicate that you're both women.
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith at 8:54 AM on August 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Broadsided
Lilith Player
Power-Up Girls
posted by ropeladder at 9:18 AM on August 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Maybe something with "sisters" rather than "girls". Like "Gamer Sisters" or "Super Smash Sisters" or something. That would acknowledge that you're female, but emphasize your friendship at least as much as it emphasizes your gender.

Other ideas incorporating "sister":
Nintendo Entertainment Sisters
Sega Genesisters
Lara Croft's Cooler Sister
posted by baf at 10:22 AM on August 23, 2015


thanks for the suggestions so far! we like the two X idea. and the sisters idea too. sad we aren't that console-focused though... if we were, "Two X Buttons" would be perfect.
posted by aielen at 11:04 AM on August 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Maybe something related to a prominent female character in a game you like? Sisters of Samus or something?
posted by whir at 12:45 PM on August 23, 2015


If not consoles, do you mean PC games (and if so, which genre(s)?) or board games? Or something else?
posted by charlemangy at 1:23 PM on August 23, 2015


Broad Games
Gal Gamers
Two Die Four
Gaming Systas


In case you have not seen it:This is a girl gamer
posted by Michele in California at 1:55 PM on August 23, 2015


XX Squared (because there are two of you, and "square" could be pixels, tiles, cards, ...)
posted by Jabberwocky at 3:01 PM on August 23, 2015


Games Without Balls
posted by argonauta at 3:09 PM on August 23, 2015


If you review things that involve experience points, maybe XXP?
posted by ilana at 10:06 PM on August 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


20XX
Mega-Women
Zelda Not Link

If you're PC Gamers, how about some sort of WASD backronym?
posted by sleeping bear at 11:17 PM on August 23, 2015


Games are for Girls
You game like a girl
Gamesysters
posted by freezer cake at 12:03 PM on August 24, 2015


Femmes Fatale
Femmes of Fury
posted by quinndexter at 7:10 AM on August 25, 2015


Oh, wait, I had that backwards. It should be Game Broads, not Broad Games.
posted by Michele in California at 5:46 PM on August 25, 2015


Thanks for the suggestions! Michele in California, the link you posted is pretty much what we meant about the stereotype :D. We're probably going to start off blogging about desktop / mobile games. Not sure about a definite name, but we're leaning towards the XX or 2X ideas... thank you all again!
posted by aielen at 2:30 AM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


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