Why do some bands choose to intentionally misspell their names? It's a common practice that companies have been utilizing for years with their names, slogans and advertisements. According to our research, it comes down to basic psychology. Humans seem to have an easier time remembering mistakes more than regular/normal things. Think of the guy wearing a bikini top and riding a unicycle on the bike path. You will remember him much more than the countless other runners and bikers you crossed paths with. The same is true for misspellings. It's a way for a band or company to stand from the rest. Personally, we don't like mispellings in bands but it seems to work for many. The most famous is probably The Beatles!
Below, we list some of the most famous bands that have misspelled words in their band names. If we missed any, list them in the comments!
Most everyone knows a play on words when they see it, but most don't know that one of the official terms is "spoonerism." A spoonerism is defined as a transposition of sounds or letters of two or more words. Often, a spoonerism gets a good laugh but is it worthy of naming your band after one? Personally, we feel that it cheapens your music, but we always get a good laugh when we see one on a concert flyer. Below are some of our favorite spoonerism band names. In case you don't know the original name, we've included it. Keep in mind, some of the names below are not true spoonerisms but they fit the category from our perspective. Did we miss any? List them in the comments below.