Ok, so reminiscing about past team names and trying to come up with ones for this season’s couples in another thread just seemed to clarify for me “We need a separate post for this.”
It’s pretty self-explanatory – we wanna hear your suggestions for this season’s team names. Keep in mind that the team names USUALLY are a sort of portmanteau of the celeb & the pro’s names (“Evanna” for Evan & Anna, “Florky” for Florence & Corky, “Kanenball” for Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas), although they can also consist of nicknames (“Sugar & Spice” for Sugar Ray & Anna) or make no sense whatsoever (“Team Schmurgles” for Kyle & Lacey…still trying to figure that one out!). And let’s avoid anything too vulgar – if you can’t say it on tv, there’s really not much of a point in saying it here
Heidi mentioned something about tweeting a link to this post to all of the teams to help them brainstorm their names – so make ‘em good, guys, ’cause you never know if Maks, Kym, Tristan, etc. might be reading this! Keep in mind that this is the name that goes on the t-shirts that the couples tend to wear in rehearsal, around the studio, etc…so if they like your name, you’ll be seeing it everywhere.
ETA #1: We’ve compiled a list of names you guys have suggested for each couple thus far…keep ‘em coming, though!
Just to refresh your memory, here’s a list of the couples again, along with some hints that may help you in creating your names:
Jack Wagner (best known for his role as Frisco Jones on General Hospital) & Anna Trebunskaya:
Team General Ginger
Team Jumping Jack
Gavin DeGraw (musician) & Karina Smirnoff:
Martina Navratilova (tennis player) & Tony Dovolani:
Roshon Fegan (plays Ty Blue on the Disney Channel series Shake it Up) & Chelsie Hightower:
Team Dancing Rosh
Donald Driver (plays for the Green Bay Packers, writes childrens’ books about a character named Quickie) & Peta Murgatroyd:
Jaleel White (played Steve Urkel on Family Matters) & Kym Johnson:
Team Did I Do That?
Melissa Gilbert (played Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie) & Maksim Chmerkovskiy:
Team Prairie on a Stick
Team Maksy & Melly
Maria Menouos (tv presenter for Access Hollywood & Extra) & Derek Hough:
William Levy (model, considered the “Mexican Brad Pitt”) & Cheryl Burke:
Sherri Shepherd (cohost from The View) & Val Chmerkovskiy:
Gladys Knight (singer, considered “The Empress of Soul”) & Tristan MacManus:
Team Lucky Pips
Team Gladys Knight & the Irish Pip
Team Knight Tristan
Team Lucky Knights
Team MidKnight Tryst
Katherine Jenkins (Welsh operatic soprano) & Mark Ballas:
I’ll go ahead and share two of my favorites The first I actually have to credit @Lannatexasgal for coming up with, and it’s for Melissa & Maks – Team MelMak. Reminds me of ALF The 2nd I came up with this afternoon and it’s really super dumb…but you know how Gladys Knight performed with the Pips? Well for she & Tristan’s team name…how bout Gladys Knight & The Irish Pip? I know, point & laugh…it’s dumb.
Now ready…set…NAME AWAY!!!