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What are the best and worst merge tribe names?

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


3_4_dutchystrat

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.


IceMaster3000

I like how Koror did so good they got to keep their name for the rest of the game


BurnVote

Enil Edam


Woksauce1

Malcolms mom Madeline backwards... Classic Malcolm.


cirie__was__robbed

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


swells61

Erik has said that they did figure it out and asked Malcolm why he wanted to name their tribe Madeline.


Spikeroog

As the best or the worst?


thekyledavid

Yes


Survivor_Fan_Dan

Isn’t Edam cheese?


Kcd1077

Favorite: Moto Maji- Africa Yin Yang- HvH Balboa- Pearl Islands Araw- Survivor SA: Philippines Least Favorite: Te Tuna- South Pacific Dara- Kaôh Rōng Merica- Worlds Apart Dabu- Micronesia


HarryGanderson

I will say that Balboa stuck well with the theme of the tribe names being famous pirates/privateers.


BixxBender123

I sense the producers' thumb on the scales with that one...who on that tribe was the expert in naval history?


wordswithcomrades

This is Balboa the snake erasure and I’m not here for it 😭


toffee-and-tandoori

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.


mooncolours

Merica.


RhetoricUnit

This is the only answer.


academydiablo

~ Hae Da Fung ~ Black ⚫️ Fighting 💪 Wind 💨 Also Solarrion from Cagayan is an underrated tribe name


csmosley5885

I so wish they had decided on Dingus in Tocantins because it would've been both the best and the worst name ever


rubber_hedgehog

Forza is pretty good, but holy hell we missed out in Dingus. That would have been an unbeatable name.


nitasu987

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


jumpmanryan

Chaboga Mogo is my personal favorite. Merica is quite easily the worst.


italian_baptist

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.


ponjaiden01

Solarrion (Cagayan) has a great ring to it


samfre79

i thjink dabu was a joke with his friends and related to World of Warcraft


GeoLeprechaun

Best: “Dangrayne” from Phillipines- a season with horrible wet weather.


swells61

They wanted to call it Damnrayne before production stepped it. Perfect name for the season though.


crunched

Murica was so bad that it actively impacted my enjoyment of the season.


smuffedtorch

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*


simp4parv

Came here to say this. Also there is NOTHING that is more quintessential Gabon than naming your tribe....nobag


Spicy_Tots

Nobag (Gabon)


AM__PM

Loved Soliantu


k00pal00p

Merica is by far the worst haha


thekyledavid

I’d rather they give the tribe a cringy original name than a name that’s just combining the premerge names


OldManHipsAt30

Merica is definitely the worst and adequately describes that cast and season.


joggerboy18

Forza is one of the worst for me, because if it's meant to be Portuguese, it's misspelt lol


whale188

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


Number224

Favorite: Soliantu Least Favorite: Huyopa


Skileazy

Am I the only one who thinks Merica is funny?


alecmurlunio

murlonio is indeed one of the best


susiesmiths

Nobag is the best


orangesandgrapes617

Tyson wanting to name the merge tribe Illuminati on WaW would be the best


Abstort

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.


Ypersona

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."


merkorn

Rob and Malcolm making up names for themselves was awesome. check out the Murlonio page on twitter if you haven't seen it.


benzo28

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


Negative-Company2767

Dabu is one of my favourites lol. Erik is a king lol.


stonecutter129

Little known fact that came out after IoI. Lumuwaku stands for Love you, Miss you, Really wanna kiss you. https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/survivor-39-name-their-merged-tribe-what-does-it-mean.html/ So, that’s by far the worst tribe name.


toffee-and-tandoori

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).


stonecutter129

Oh, well. Then I take that back. Just terrible timing considering what turned out to be a major theme that season.