Top 11 Unclaimed Playa Names

Now is that special time of year when one question seems to work its way into so many left coast conversations… ARE YOU GOING TO BURNING MAN? One of my favorite Burning Man traditions is the playa name, pronounce plahyə, as in the Spanish word for beach. According to,

Originally spawned by the need for unique names on the staff’s 2-way radios, playa names have become almost ubiquitous, and are sometimes used to provide an individual with an “alternate” personality or persona. Playa names are traditionally given to a person, rather than taken on.”

Are you going to Burning Man? Do you need a playa name? Here are my top 11 unclaimed favorites:

1. Sex Robot

2. Jennifer Love Hewitt

3. Sluhtea Dakini

4. Ghost of Amy Winehouse

5. DJ Yetanotha

6. Goddess Sparkle Pony

7. Housewife


9. Tramp Stamp

10. Dubstep is still cool you guys

11. Mom

So… Are you going to Burning Man?

Goddess Sparkle Pony

Goddess Sparkle Pony


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