What are the best and worst merge tribe names?
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The best *would* be Aras and Tyson naming the BvsW merge tribe Tai Tay Wai Tay (tighty wighties) but production somehow figured out what they were pulling lol
I think the same applied in Phillipines. Dangyayne was suppose to be fucyayne or something like that. It turned into dang rain from F**ing rain. Producers step in there too.
I like how Koror did so good they got to keep their name for the rest of the game
Malcolms mom Madeline backwards... Classic Malcolm.
This is what I was going to say, I feel like if someone sat and stared at this long enough they would realize it said Madeline
Erik has said that they did figure it out and asked Malcolm why he wanted to name their tribe Madeline.
As the best or the worst?
Isn’t Edam cheese?
Moto Maji- Africa
Yin Yang- HvH
Balboa- Pearl Islands
Araw- Survivor SA: Philippines
Te Tuna- South Pacific
Dara- Kaôh Rōng
Merica- Worlds Apart
I will say that Balboa stuck well with the theme of the tribe names being famous pirates/privateers.
I sense the producers' thumb on the scales with that one...who on that tribe was the expert in naval history?
This is Balboa the snake erasure and I’m not here for it 😭
In addition to what u/wordswithcomrades said, Balboas are also the name of the Panamanian currency. So they must’ve heard that at the beginning of the season before they go into the Panamanian village.
This is the only answer.
~ Hae Da Fung ~
Black ⚫️ Fighting 💪 Wind 💨
Also Solarrion from Cagayan is an underrated tribe name
I so wish they had decided on Dingus in Tocantins because it would've been both the best and the worst name ever
Forza is pretty good, but holy hell we missed out in Dingus. That would have been an unbeatable name.
Best: Barramundi, Moto Maji, Hae Da Fung, Dabu (love the Warcraft reference), Yin Yang, Enil Edam, Orkun, Dara, Vinaka, Kalokalo, Koru
Worst: Nobag (so bad it's good? So good it's bad?), #Huyopa, Merica, any portmanteau except for Aitutonga, Chaboga Mogo, and Chuay Jai
Chaboga Mogo is my personal favorite.
Merica is quite easily the worst.
Kalokalo from DvG is probably my favorite; it just really works and it’s actual Fijian. A lot of those early ones slap too - Rattana, Barramundi, Moto Maji, Soliantu, Jacaré, Alinta and Gitanos. Dabu’s fun too.
It’s no surprise that I’m not a huge fan of the portmanteau names too. Xhakum, Huyopa and Maku Maku stand out to me the most. I would like some of the other joke names too if they weren’t so stupid, like Enil Edam and Merica.
Solarrion (Cagayan) has a great ring to it
i thjink dabu was a joke with his friends and related to World of Warcraft
Best: “Dangrayne” from Phillipines- a season with horrible wet weather.
They wanted to call it Damnrayne before production stepped it. Perfect name for the season though.
Murica was so bad that it actively impacted my enjoyment of the season.
You’re worst are my favorite, and you’re favorite are my worst. Unironically, Yin Yang is so so bad imo, very tacky. I highkey love merica, especially Halis explanation of it and shirins reaction. *chefs kiss*
Came here to say this. Also there is NOTHING that is more quintessential Gabon than naming your tribe....nobag
Merica is by far the worst haha
I’d rather they give the tribe a cringy original name than a name that’s just combining the premerge names
Merica is definitely the worst and adequately describes that cast and season.
Forza is one of the worst for me, because if it's meant to be Portuguese, it's misspelt lol
Interesting you like murlonio because “from the sea, United” was pretty much the last straw for me when it came to the players naming their tribes...god I hated that one lol
Least Favorite: Huyopa
Am I the only one who thinks Merica is funny?
murlonio is indeed one of the best
Nobag is the best
Tyson wanting to name the merge tribe Illuminati on WaW would be the best
Merica is by far the worst. Nobag isn't great either. The best ones are Rattana, Dara, Vata, Koru, Kalokalo, Vinaka, and Dangrayne in my opinion.
In Kenny's defense, when the merged tribe had to think of a name, he threw out "Nobag" as a joke, not expecting it to go anywhere...but then everyone else was like, "Yeah, whatever. Let's just go with that."
Rob and Malcolm making up names for themselves was awesome. check out the Murlonio page on twitter if you haven't seen it.
Dangrayne and Dabu are great in my opinion but the worst is Enil edam. I love Malcolm but that name is so dumb like I get he named it after his mom but it just doesn’t flow off the tongue right
Dabu is one of my favourites lol. Erik is a king lol.
Little known fact that came out after IoI.
Lumuwaku stands for Love you, Miss you, Really wanna kiss you.
So, that’s by far the worst tribe name.
IIRC it was in honor of Jack’s deceased father, who used to tell them that before his deployments. So I personally think it’s sweet (an extremely rare occurrence for post-merge IOI).
Oh, well. Then I take that back.
Just terrible timing considering what turned out to be a major theme that season.