You’ve just arrived at the pub and got the drinks in, before sitting down to take part in this week’s quiz, when the quizmaster asks everybody to pick a quiz team name. Suddenly, the pressure is on. When you’re trying to display a devastating wit that leaves other teams trembling in case your general knowledge is on a par, well, it’s certainly not the easiest of tasks.
Forget about having to rack your brain thinking of witty names, though. We’ve got plenty of suggestions here for some inspiration if you find yourself put on the spot.
The Quizzard of Oz
An instantly recognisable association, that gets you not only thinking of Dorothy and the Yellow Brick Road, but also of lion hearted courage (or at least the desire for it) – something that’s well needed in a tricky pub quiz. It’s a humorous yet witty take that will be sure to set your rivals worrying that you’re as cunning as the Wicked Witch of the West when it comes to firing out right answers.
Opting for this one will surely keep your team stayin’ alive when they’re totting up the final scores. And while we can’t guarantee the name alone will keep your answers multiplin’…we’d like to think it at least gives you a decent chance.
Another film-inspired one, this quiz name puts an alcoholic spin on a literary classic. And what better time to whack out an alco-inspired option than during a quiz that’s (funnily enough) in a pub? Although tequila might not be the best drink of choice to keep your answers on form…so maybe save it for commiserations, or celebrations depending on how you place.
Who remembers this pop princess, then? The Hollaback Girl singer is still doing the rounds in pubs and clubs, but this time via the medium of quiz names. Incorporating ‘quiz team’ into your nom de guerre is no mean feat, so when you pull this genie out the bottle your teammates are sure to be impressed.
You Can’t Sit With Us
One for those who can appreciate a solid quote from Mean Girls. Co-inventor of the Burn Book, Gretchen Wieners only wants popular people to sit with her…and if you want a popular quiz team name, then this is the one for you. And if people don’t get it? Well, then we’re sorry that people are so jealous of you (need to know the film for that one to work, to be fair…).
You’re a Quizzard, Harry
The immortal line from the Philosopher’s Stone as muttered by Rubeus Hagrid, is a thing of polished beauty when you replace wizard with quizzard. Accio first place with this team name for sure!
Ah, the notorious store of luxurious lingerie. This one’s for the ladies looking to bring a bit of sass to the table.
There’s nothing miserable about this take on the classic novel/musical/film. Putting the quiz into Les Mis, just makes you look cultured…and a sure fire winner for the music round.
Blood, Sweat and Beers
We love a good phonetic pun. This one isn’t for the light-hearted or the part time quizzers amongst you though – a fiery name like this is for the team that goes hard or goes home.
The Three Must Get Beers
For the smaller quiz teams, this one adds a quirky twist to ‘The Three Musketeers’ – except this one requires the consumption of multiple pints to make it work. And if there’s four of you? Send your dogsbody D’Artagnan equivalent along to get the round in.
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