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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 1,420
TV Male TV TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 2,578
Grassy Male Grassy TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 2,737
Basketball Female Basketball TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 3,035
Robot Flower Female RobotFlower TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 3,105
Golf Ball Female GolfBall TeamIcon TBA TBA TBA 4,049
8-Ball Male 8Ball TeamIcon 59th "Questions Answered" 4,814 4,814

Leadership

Once again, Golf Ball takes charge of her team, though she is notably more open to suggestions from her teammates.

Hierachy Members
Leader/Manager GolfBall TeamIcon8Ball TeamIcon
Co-Manager TennisBall TeamIcon
Mechanical minds TV TeamIconRobotFlower TeamIcon
Members Grassy TeamIconBlocky TeamIconBasketball TeamIcon

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, having Bleh give Free Food The Twinkle of Contagion, bringing it back to 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.
"What Do You Think of Roleplay?" Win (4th) Blocky pointed out Basketball as the imposter.

Vote history

Contestant BFB 8
TennisBall TeamIcon 500
Blocky TeamIcon 1,420
TV TeamIcon 2,578
Grassy TeamIcon 2,737
Basketball TeamIcon 3,035
RobotFlower TeamIcon 3,105
GolfBall TeamIcon 4,049
8Ball TeamIcon 4,814

Trivia

  • 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", "Today's Very Special Episode", "Get to the Top in 500 Steps" and "What Do You Think of Roleplay?, Four mistakenly calls the team “Another Name Than That”, which is 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, marking their first non-6th ranking.
      • In BFB 7, they lost, marking their first non-6th ranking that isn't a tie.
      • In BFB 8, they placed 5th, marking their first non-6th ranking that isn't a tie nor a loss.
      • In BFB 9, they placed 1st,  marking their first victory.
      • In BFB 12, they placed 4th, marking their second time they have finished 4th or better.
    • 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.
  • 8-Ball, Basketball, TV, Robot Flower, and Grassy were all recommended characters who could've joined BFDI.
  • 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 Bleh’s full name.
  • A Better Name Than That is one of the two teams that don't have a single W.O.A.H. Bunch contestant on it, the other team is Iance.
  • This team has the most mechanical minds, which are Robot Flower, and TV. Roboty and Remote, the two other mechanical minds, Roboty and Remote, are on teams BEEP and Death P.A.C.T., 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).

Jingle

ABetterNameThanThatTheme

Nicknames

Gallery

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Current: BasketballBlockyGolf BallGrassyRobot FlowerTennis BallTV

Eliminated: 8-Ball