You just got a fresh match on Tinder.
This is the ideal opportunity to come in strong with an original first text
Problem is… you can’t think of any.
Because you’re about to get the best Tinder name puns you can copy and paste right into your Tinder conversation.
- 22 Best Tinder name puns
- The secret of name puns and why they work so well
- 3 Methods to help you create your own name puns
- How to make a sexual openers work
- An opener you can always rely on to get you a reply
- Plenty of screenshot examples…
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As the title of the article suggests, we’re going to go over the 22 best Tinder name puns. But before I do, I want to tell you why I’m a big fan of name puns.
It’s a great example of a personalized opener.
And as you should know, personalized openers are the best openers.
Here’s a quick breakdown:
- The more personal, the more relevant.
- The more relevant, the more emotions you trigger.
- The more emotions you trigger, the more she’s moved to reply.
And as Dale Carnegie has proved many times over,
What does this all mean?
Name puns are amazingly effective…
…Unless your puns are predictable!
Imagine your Tinder match is called Alexa.
What do you think is the most predictable name pun?
She probably gets that text hundreds of times a day.
Which by now probably leads her straight to the unmatch button.
Do you know what would make Alexa’s day?
If you sent her a name pun that she NEVER heard before.
I’ll leave it up to you to figure out what that’d pun would be. Or maybe I’ll show you later in the article ;).
But first, I’m going to show you one of my favorites. Just because it combines two things I love: comedy and cats.
#1: Smelly cat
You may be thinking to yourself, “Smelly cat? What the heck??”
It’ll all make sense once you see her name.
Let me end the suspense and post the screenshot:
Sadly for our Tinder buddy, the name pun falls on dead ears.
Which is kind of ironic, because Phoebe (the character from Friends this joke is based on) is also tone deaf.
Anyway, the joke didn’t work. So you may think to yourself, “Why are you recommending bad Tinder puns, Louis?”
Well, just because it didn’t work, doesn’t mean it’s bad.
Our jokester just did a bad job of clarifying what the fuark he was talking about.
Which could have been easily remedied with a gif. Like so (I actually posted a still to save your bandwidth, you’re whalecum):
Which would have probably led to her replying something like this:
One Tinder name pun down, 21 to go.
Sometimes the pun doesn’t come from how the name is written, but how it sounds.
Which usually applies to exotic ladies from foreign ladies.
Like what you’re about to see next:
Now, I would have phrased this Tinder name pun a little differently.
Let me show you.
First, I build up the suspense by saying, “before you turn away in disgust.” Then I clarify what’s about to come by saying, “know that your name forced me to do this.”
And I hit her with Joey’s catchphrase.
I’m pretty confident that she’d get it. Plus, this triggers more emotion than the pun from our original quipster.
#3: The editor
We just saw that you can link a person’s name to an iconic figure.
We also saw that you can link a person’s name to a similar sounding phrase.
But if you’re savvy, you don’t need to cling onto a person’s name to the letter.
You have a little freedom to move the letters around.
Pretty dang clever.
And like before, we can even take it a little further.
If I came up with this dynamite line, I’d tell it like this:
the a in your name
Not only did you just make a killer joke.
You just linked it to a famous movie phrase, plus showed the exact damn scene where it’s said!
Emotion triggering galore!
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#4: The historian
Hats off to the next guy.
I think it’s seriously clever and I doubt that I’d have come up with it myself.
Let’s hope it paid off.
Anyway, let me end the tension and show you the wittiest Tinder name pun of them all:
I see what you did there, you punny mothertrucker.
We just learned a valuable lesson, my dear reader.
If her name is a noun, connect it to a famous historical event.
Now for the next pun.
#5: The romantic
Some guys are hopeless romantics.
If that’s you, you definitely want to hear the next one.
Anyway, our next Tinder match has a unique name.
Which means you need to come up with a unique pun.
Which our Tinder bro certainly did.
Spot on, dear fellow. Spot on.
A mission only Ethan Hunt could complete.
#6: The impossible
We all know the trouble that comes with inventing an opener for a girl with selfies and no bio.
It’s pretty gosh darn difficult.
With a bit of luck, however, you can make a good first impression with a name pun.
But all that luck is tossed out the window if her name is simply a vowel.
“What type of girl only has a vowel for a name? That’s crazy.”
How about you ask the lady from the next screenshot.
Luckily, our guy came prepared.
Now, not to suck my own D.
But I think I can do better.
Here it comes:
teachers have in common?
Up next is a thinker.
I didn’t get it right away, maybe you will. Let’s find out.
#7: The thinker
Okay, our next guy really went the extra mile when it comes to originality.
And because of his creativity, I couldn’t figure out what the name pun was. Or maybe I couldn’t get it, because I’m a dumb-dumb.
Let me show you the pun that’ll give The Riddler a run for his money. Or the pun that proves that I have a brain the size of a flea.
Apologies for the small font. Let me type it out.
Did you get it?
If so, don’t tell me about it. My ego is too fragile.
If not, let me rephrase the punchline: “Right…without the L – N.” Referring to the ‘oesome’ from earlier.
Not bad, Tinder stranger.
Now for a more straightforward pun.
#7: The simple
The next line proves that you don’t need to be clever to write a good name pun.
Because it’s pretty darn simple and had her in stitches.
Let me show you.
My compliments for bringing it back.
Returning jokes are the best.
Anyway, as you can see our Tinder meister spoke Brianna’s name aloud.
Discovered her name sounded remarkably close to, “Be on a.”
And rolled with it.
If you’re ever stuck on an opener, speak out her name and listen if it sounds like anything familiar.
If so, you got your name pun!
We’ve been pretty lucky so far.
All the name puns we went over were pretty darn good.
And although the next one certainly is clever.
I wouldn’t necessarily call it good. Because it doesn’t necessarily lead into a smooth conversation.
#7: Playing with fire
Let’s not beat around the bush.
And go right into the screenshot.
So we can be amazed together.
Now, I’m a bit torn on this.
See, I love me some dark humor. And I also love a quick wit.
And to be fair, this name pun is both.
That said, dark humor is an acquired taste.
And more importantly, people don’t like to be called whores. Unless it’s SUPER-DUPER obvious it’s a joke. And even then, you better have a very good relationship with them before giving it a whirl.
That said, you might be able to make this ‘work’ by leading it in like so:
for a hilarious but rude joke, feel
free to slap me in the face or unmatch
If you follow that up with your joke, she may love it or hate it.
What do you do when you set up the joke as I just described and she feels offended?
That’s largely up to you.
I don’t enjoy the company of people who are easily offended, so I’ll probably give up on texting her.
But if you feel differently, you may be able to save the convo by saying something like:
And then instantly going into a new topic of conversation.
#8: The history buff
Okay, as I go down all these name puns from Tinder, I’ve discovered something about myself…
I’m a history nerd. (Before the actual nerds come in, no, I actually know very little about history. And probably shouldn’t call myself a nerd. Perhaps ‘enthusiast’ would be better. Happy now?)
Because every time someone makes a history pun, I get a raging boner.
Weird, I know. But it’s cheaper than Viagra.
Anyway, let me show you the name pun that would TOTALLY work on me if I was a girl named Alexandria.
That pun is straight up FIRE!
TextLords, bless this man with some extra vagien.
#9: The virtual assistant
We all know ‘em.
Some love ‘em, some hate ‘em.
Most have pretty bad names, like:
Siri, Bixy, and Cortona.
But one is much more common.
And because it’s so common, that pun gets thrown around A LOT.
Here’s a screenshot from when it was still original:
Now, this Tinder pun gives me a lower heartbeat than a corpse. But… some compliments are in order.
Our Tinder broheim very cleverly dipped his toes in the water before jumping in. He wrote:
Because odds are she was already tired of it. Had he gone for it anyway, he may have just ruined his chances of ever seeing her.
But this guy plays it safe, as I recommend you do too if you go for the standard Alexa Echo opener.
Here’s one that I’m confident she’s never seen before.
You can find that gif by typing in ‘Alexa Echo’.
Enjoy while it lasts.
Because soon after this article launches, this opener will probably become common and played out too.
#10: The wall-o-text
The next Tinder name pun made the list because of effort.
The execution is pretty meh. But the author sure was persistent.
And that’s what I like to see.
Without further ado, the screenshot:
It takes him no less than TWELVE sentences to finally drop his punchline.
But he finally gets there.
To which she says, “What drugs are you on?”
Pretty harsh. Although I’m sure it’s said tongue in cheek.
And here comes the part that makes me so proud, he replies:
A+ for commitment.
#11: The F it
Sometimes you see an opportunity and you just want to go for it.
To hell with the consequences.
Just f#$% it.
That’s probably an accurate description of our next Tinder bro’s thought process:
Not exactly elegant.
But it IS a name pun!
And if you’re just her type, it may work.
Although, it probably didn’t.
You win some, you lose some.
Talking about winning and losing
Finding a penny is not exactly a win. Although it’s free money, if you see it on the sidewalk, you probably won’t even pick it up.
Why am I talking about pennies?
Find out in the next paragraph.
#12: Penny for your thoughts
I love the next name pun.
And for three reasons:
- It’s simple
- It’s original
- It triggers lots of emotions
What else do you want?
Check it out:
#13: The Fedora
This one we probably all know.
We’ve just never had the luck of matching a woman with this fortunate name.
A name that no amount of Mountain Dew and Doritos could prepare you for.
See for yourself.
As you can understand, I’m far more impressed by her name than the pun.
And as far as puns go, I’d do it slightly differently.
Can you guess what I’d change?
If you guessed right, you thought, “GIF!”
And I added a few extra m’s for good measure.
Otherwise it’s just a little too bland.
Feel the difference?
#14: The Turtle
Okay, so we’re over halfway now.
And instead of revealing the name pun as a surprise…
…I’m going to first reveal her name and see if you can figure out a pun.
That way you’re doing more than copying and you actually start learning.
“Learning? What is this?? SCHOOL?!”
Obviously feel free to do as you want. But when you wrestle with the material, rather than passively consume it, you’re strengthening your texting muscle.
And once you have a vein-popping texting muscle, you’ll create attraction out of thin air. And have more dates than you can handle.
So if that sounds good to you, have a go at coming up with a name pun for a girl called…
If not, that’s okay. But I do hope you gave it a go.
To those who actually thought it over: you’re better than the rest. Hehehe.
Now, let’s see what our Tinder bro came up with:
Points for creativity!
SIDENOTE: I purposely didn’t blur her photo. And that’s because she looks like the guy who wears a blue jumpsuit on Halloween and runs around looking to skewer kids on his kitchen knife. You know, from the movie. Or is that just me? Let me know in the comments.
I understand her reaction, but let’s be fair, that name pun cost some serious brain juice.
And that ‘juice’ is just as icky as the pun.
But you got a reaction and that’s all that matters!
Not sure how to continue a convo like this?
opener, just sticking my neck out
Get it? (Because he’s a turtle!) Hehehe.
with (something in her profile)
And then you turn the convo into another direction. Plain and simple.
Didn’t it feel plain and simple to you?
Check out my video and learn the 13 unwritten texting rules, that’ll give you direction on what to say next.
#15: The Four Seasons
Okay, the next name is quite common.
So you’ll definitely get some use of out of the next Tinder name pun.
And for good measure, I’ll give you one of my own creations.
Let’s jump into it.
Also poorly written, so if the word salad made no sense to you, here’s a re-write:
another 9 months for May to come again
And her reaction is DA BOMB. She said if the two meet up, a little baby May will come out in 9 months.
Clever, clever, clever.
This all goes to show that risks do pay off. Sometimes.
I really advise you to introduce the sexual a little later in the conversation.
Because most guys want to dive right into her panties. Which means if YOU also want to dive into her panties from the start, you’re just like the rest.
And ‘the rest’ doesn’t get laid a lot. So don’t be like them.
For better ways to arouse a woman over text, click the blue letters.
O, and before I forget. I promised to give you a name pun of my own.
Here it comes.
#17: May I blow you away with my name pun?
No long introduction necessary.
The girl’s name is May and we’re about to create a pun.
Welcome to TextGod.
Which is obviously a play on the famous phrase from Terminator. And not very clever.
Because it’s so cringe, we’re going to mock ourselves with an appropriate…
Which also solidifies what we’re referring to, just in case she wasn’t sure yet.
Now back to some name puns from our fellow Tinder soldiers.
#18: The ungettable
The next pun is pretty great.
Not just because it sets the tone just right. Hint: it’s flirty.
But also because it goes wrong. She doesn’t get it. And he saves the convo anyway.
So very educational.
Let me show you what happens.
The joke went right over her head.
What do you do now?
Are you going to explain yourself? That’s not very fun or flirty.
So I’m just going to tell you that explaining yourself isn’t the right move.
Now, think buddy. What could you do instead to move this conversation forward, that doesn’t hurt the attraction she feels for you?
Do you have any clue?
I’ll give you a second to think it over.
Okay, although there’s several options (there always are), my preferred option would be to tease.
If you had the same, congrats! You’re on the right track.
Let’s see what our buddy did.
He gave her a slight tease.
Nothing major. Nothing insulting.
Just a slight push. A slight dissatisfaction with her reaction.
Which spurred her on to reevaluate the name pun and GET IT!
Now she’s laughing and even…
Apologizing to you!
#19: The Trap Card
One of my favorite tactics while texting is to lure women into a trap.
No, not a bad or hurtful trap.
But a playful trap.
A little bait that tricks her into looking like SHE has sex on her mind.
Which is usually the position reserved for the guy.
In short, we’re turning the tables.
How would we do that?
Let’s see our Tinder brüder do it in action.
Hahahh! Did you see that guys?
Aren’t you a naughty girl, Hannah.
And you know what’s beautiful of this name pun?
If she refuses to take the bait, because she recognizes the punchline, she STILL falls into your trap.
Imagine she goes:
Then you go:
So regardless of her answer, you can still call her out for being a sexual deviant!
Now, for number…
Now, I’m pretty sure the next pun is only workable for Americans.
Because only Americans are crazy enough to give their daughters the names of strippers.
Jokes aside, bad names are universal.
Luckily, they lead to fun name puns. Like what you’re about to see next.
Anyway, remember what I said earlier about sexualizing?
Don’t do it too early.
“But Louis, that means I can’t use this name pun as an opener.”
Nope. You can still use it.
As long as you set it up right.
If she replies, “Sure, go for it.” You have a ‘get out of the bad books for free’-card.
That way you’re not accountable for being rude.
And if she doesn’t like bad pick up lines, you simply unmatch her.
No, just kidding.
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#21: The fastest mind in the west
The fella from the next Tinder convo deserves a special mention.
He didn’t even want to break the ice with a name pun. But was forced into making one.
The fact that he managed to come up with a pun so quickly is definitely a reason for applause.
Alright, let me show you the screenshot.
As you can see, he first goes for the knock knock joke but is forced to abort.
So he changes course and goes into a name pun.
And not only does he make a name pun, he makes it super flirty by implying the two will get married.
Isn’t that sweet?
#22: The Oriental
The next name pun really got me good.
I’m a sucker for awkward humor.
And the next name pun is plenty awkward. Atleast, if you have a good sense of empathy.
Here it comes:
Hats off for phrasing all the words in a way that matches the oriental theme!
Sadly, I doubt she got back to him.
And only because he forgot the most essential rule when going for an over the top opener.
Do you still remember?
Don’t get sexual right from the start, without first asking if she’s open for it.
So what should our Tinder buddy have done?
Sent the next text:
In case you didn’t remember that, you’re a bad student and deserve a good smacking!
No, of course not. Although I do recommend you get a better perspective of what girls think while texting.
Which you can find here. That way you’ll be sure to get quick and regular replies, instead of being ignored and left on read.
That about wraps up today’s article of Tinder Name Puns.
Before I sign off, one last thing.
Tinder name puns are just the tip of the iceberg.
After you start a conversation, you still have to have a conversation and lead to the date.
To give you some help on reaching the date, I have for you 10 Texts That Always Work.
- Funny answers to boring questions
- Copy pastables teases
- Setting up the date in a non-needy way
- And more
PS: One more?
Here’s one from my own Tinder for all weightlifting fanatics:
One thing’s for sure: she won’t be mirin’ my aesthetics any time soon.
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