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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, and frequently misspoken as Another Name Than That) is one of the eight teams in Battle for BFDI. Golf Ball says her team must have "a better name than that" if they wanted to win. Thus, A Better Name Than That was created.

Official Character Guide description

When everyone was making teams, Golf Ball witnessed Death P.A.C.T. devise their name and said to her own team, "Hmm. If we want to win, then our team must have a better name than that!" And the name stuck! "A Better Name Than That," or ABNTT, was born.

The team often struggles because its members care too much about who is leading them. Golf Ball, for one, thinks she should be the leader, but 8-Ball undermines her all the time, making it unclear who everyone should listen to. Although 8-Ball turns out to be a really bad leader, the others listen to him because Golf Ball is too bossy.

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. However, in "Lick Your Way to Freedom", the team replaced her with 8-Ball due to the fact that she didn't respect Grassy. It is likely that she's captain again, due to 8-Ball being eliminated in "Questions Answered".

Hierarchy 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 to prevent everyone on Bleh and ABNTT from dying.
"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 impostor.
"Don't Dig Straight Down" Win (2nd) Found the first true emerald.

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

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Artwork from Battle for Dream Island: Official Character Guide

  • 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.
    • Grassy said his position in the team needed respect, which was why the leader became 8-Ball.
  • 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”.
  • The team name is most likely a reference to Another Name.
  • A Better Name Than That is the team to receive the same ranking consecutively for the longest. As of now, the team 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.
  • Golf Ball, Tennis Ball, and Blocky are the only original contestants on the team.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blocky and Robot Flower are the only people on the team who don't appear in the first part of the intro.
  • This team has the most mechanical minds, which are Robot Flower, and TV. Roboty and Remote, the two other mechanical minds, 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

  • Team Better Name (Golf Ball and Four)
  • Another Name Than That (Four)
  • Worse Namers (8-Ball)
  • Better Namers (Golf Ball and Pillow)


Gallery

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See also


A Better Name Than That
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Current: BasketballBlockyGolf BallGrassyRobot FlowerTennis BallTV

Eliminated: 8-Ball

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