That is to say, are there any bands that you have heard of, but never bothered actually checking out because you hate their name? On the other side of the coin, are there any bands you WANTED to listen to because of their name, or perhaps a band that you avoided for a long while because of their name, but ended up liking? Here are some of my examples:
Lady Gaga - I think I've only heard her music because it's everywhere, but I hate the infantile name that she's chosen for herself. Her clone of an Ace of Base song also rubbed me the wrong way, although you could certainly make the argument that it's an homage, and not a rip off.
Pissed Jeans - Don't even known what genre they are, but ew. No.
My Morning Jacket - Their name reminded me of My Chemical Romance--who I personally strongly dislike--and I thought they'd sound similar. They're nothing alike.
Fallout Boy - Hey, and band that took their name from a Simpson's reference! Sadly, I ended up hating their actual music.
Trampled by Turtles - Great name. Made me want to check them out. They're pretty much an alternative Country band with a more traditional/folk sound, although often sped up to an extremely fast pace.
Boomtown Rats - Never did like the name, but I Don't Like Mondays is a great song, and explored the topic of school shootings in the 80s, which is pretty cool. The album that song comes from is pretty good as well.