This was inspired by my response to another thread. What are band names you wish you could use, but you can't because they're taken? In other words, what band names do you wish you had come up with? This has nothing to do with the bands or their music, just the name. Here are some of mine: The Heartbreakers - A band using this name sets the tone before anyone even knows who they are. It doesn't matter what you look like. Whoever calls your band by its name is working on your terms. Los Lobos - Short, sweet and simple. Kinda like The Beatles, but with a cool animal like a wolf, without the lame-teenage-metal-band vibe of "The Wolves". The Skatalites - References the music being played. References cool stuff in space. Clever mash-up that's not groan-inducingly obvious. I'd want to use this band name even if the band didn't play ska.