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Hm. If we want to win, then our team must have a better name than that!
 
— Golf Ball, "Getting Teardrop to Talk"


A Better Name Than That, or ABNTT for short, is one of the eight teams in Battle for BFDI, as well as one of the three team names that were named by accident. As seen in "Getting Teardrop to Talk", Golf Ball was once again the team captain. However, in "Lick Your Way to Freedom", the team replaced her with 8-Ball as the new team captain due to the fact that Golf Ball didn't respect people like Grassy and Blocky. However, it is likely that Golf Ball is the captain again, due to 8-Ball being eliminated in "Questions Answered". The members of the team bonded over most of them being "balls" or "mechanical minds". Thus, A Better Name Than That was created.

The way the name of the team was created was similar to the way Another Name's was: Basketball, after Death P.A.C.T. was named, knew that they must have already named their team, so Golf Ball says her team must have "a better name than that" if they wanted to win. Blue and stretched text saying "A BETTER NAME THAN THAT" appears as a result, both above the members of the newly named team and on TV's screen, and it becomes the name of the team.


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The below information contains spoilers for BFDI/BFDIA/IDFB/BFB. Please watch the episodes in question if you haven't seen them already.

Members

Name Gender Icon Ranking Episode voted off No. of votes at elimination Total votes
Tennis Ball Male TennisBall TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 500
Blocky Male Blocky TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 1420
TV Male TV TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 2578
Grassy Male Grassy TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 2737
Basketball Female Basketball TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 3035
Robot Flower Female RobotFlower TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 3105
Golf Ball Female GolfBall TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 4049
8-Ball Male 8Ball TeamIcon 59th "Questions Answered" 4814 4814

Wins/Losses

 
Episode Win/Lose Strategy
"Getting Teardrop to Talk" Win (6th) Using Tennis Ball's trebuchet to launch the basket to X.
"Lick Your Way to Freedom" Win (6th) 8-Ball biting the jawbreaker and freeing Golf Ball.
"Why Would You Do This on a Swingset" Win (6th) Golf Ball tricking 8-Ball into telling his team to spin really quickly.
"Today's Very Special Episode" Win (6th) Golf Ball defying 8-Ball's commands, drew an abstract drawing of Four.
"Fortunate Ben" Win Keeping the team plane in the air.
"Four Goes Too Far" Win (6th) Going to the Moon while keeping The Twinkle of Contagion on Earth.
"The Liar Ball You Don't Want" Lose Used Robot Flower to give signals to their Rocket, which then gave those signals to Remote; failed due to connection being closed by Robot Flower.
"Questions Answered" Win (5th) Golf Ball answering "two."
"This Episode Is About Basketball" Win (1st) Blocky throwing Tennis Ball and Basketball into the basket.
"Get to the Top in 500 Steps" Win (6th) Tennis Ball made it to the top and pressed the button.

Vote history

Contestant BFB 8
TennisBall TeamIcon 500
Blocky TeamIcon 1420
TV TeamIcon 2578
Grassy TeamIcon 2737
Basketball TeamIcon 3035
RobotFlower TeamIcon 3105
GolfBall TeamIcon 4049
8Ball TeamIcon 4814

Trivia

  • They were interestingly the 6th different team to lose.
  • 8-Ball is the only team member to have no limbs. TV doesn't count, as he was shown sometimes to have legs.
  • Robot Flower is the only team member to have no face.
  • Just like Another Name, both of their team names were intended to be statements, not the name for their team.
    • Coincidentally, both of the statements were said by Golf Ball.
  • Blocky, Grassy, & Robot Flower are the only team members to have arms.
  • A Better Name Than That is the only team to change their team leader for a reason apart from the original leader being eliminated.
  • In "Lick Your Way to Freedom", Four mistakenly calls the team “Another Name Than That”, which was a reference to Another Name.
  • The team name is most likely a reference to Another Name.
  • As of now, A Better Name Than That has placed the same rank (6th place) 6 times.
    • In BFB 1-4, BFB 6 and BFB 11, A Better Name Than That placed 6th consistently.
      • In BFB 5, A Better Name Than That tied with other teams.
      • In BFB 7, they lost, making their first non-6th ranking.
      • In BFB 8, they placed 5th, making it their first non-6th ranking that isn't a tie or a loss.
      • In BFB 9, they placed 1st, making it their first victor as well.
    • Coincidentally, A Better Name Than That placed 6th 6 times.
  • A Better Name Than That is the team to receive the same ranking consecutively for the longest.
  • This team has more ball characters than any other teams, with 4 contestants being balls.
  • This team also has the most armless people, with 5 armless members.
  • Unlike other teams, A Better Name Than That has more screen time in every episode of BFB except "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset" and "Fortunate Ben".
  • A Better Name Than That is the only team to have intentionally killed Four and X.
  • A Better Name Than That is the only team to have no members that are the color of their logo.
  • A Better Name Than That has the least concentration of contestants with both arms and legs, at 3. They are tied with Free Food.
  • A Better Name Than That has the longest team name of any so far, excluding Blehlogo’s full name.
  • This team has the most mechanical minds, which are Robot Flower, and TV. Roboty and Remote, the two other mechanical minds, are on teams Beeplogo and Death pact, respectively.
    • Golf Ball valued mechanical minds in her formula for a successful team, but did not try to ask Remote to be on their team. (Remote had not joined Death P.A.C.T. at the time).

Nicknames

Gallery

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Current: BasketballBlockyGolf BallGrassyRobot FlowerTennis BallTV

Eliminated: 8-Ball