Life is fun, and it is never that serious even in the long Starbucks queue. So, what are the best fake names to use at Starbucks just to mess around?
I almost choked with laughter last week when somebody gave out the name Oliver and the barista wrote Allover on his cup. I must admit that I got all the crazy ideas of cool and funny names to use at Starbucks from that innocent incident.
Well, if you are a fun person and still don’t know what names to use, I got you on this post. You will be an expert at fake names by the end of this read.
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Why do Starbucks ask your name? – Does Starbucks still ask for your name?
Starbucks used to call out the order name before, but things changed when they decided to personalize the customer experience by calling out their names. This is the reason a barista will ask for your name.
Some time back, you could only hear the cup size and the order you placed get called out on the waitlist. The barista will also write your name on your cup to make it as personalized as possible.
In the past, an order would be called out and a bunch of people who placed a similar order would stand up. This does not happen these days unless you share a name with a fellow customer.
Why Starbucks Always Spells Your Name Wrong
Well, some people pronounce their name wrongly and end up having a hilarious spelling on their cup. Sometimes, people do this on purpose to spark a light moment on social media.
At other times, the barista might not be paying attention and ends up misspelling your name. There is also a theory that Starbucks does it on purpose as a marketing strategy.
Some baristas are foreigners and may not be familiar with local names. They might feel as if it’s rude to ask every customer to spell their names and often go with their guts.
This always ends up hilarious as the name spelling can translate to something inappropriate or rude. Some baristas at Starbucks are just goofy and want to mess with you by misspelling your name even when it is obvious and simple.
Do you have to use your real name on Starbucks app?
The real name is not required when choosing a username. You can use your creativity to create a unique username for your App.
Starbucks does not ask for ID and people are at liberty to use any nickname. People have been using fake names such as fictional characters, cartoons, or just goofy names to mess with the baristas.
16 Best Fake Names to use at Starbucks
Jack with an E
Mary with an ampersand
Funny names to say at Starbucks
Jack with an E
This one will get the person behind the counter confused. Tell the barista your name is Jack with an E and look at the facial expressions as the poor guy tries to figure out where to place the E.
A guy in front of me once pulled this one on a barista and before she figured out that this was a prank, she asked to be pardoned thrice.
Call yourself a number like ten
This is a great one for the waiting list. When the barista calls your fake name, watch as people check their receipts to see what number they are.
This one always works and leaves everyone either laughing or giving you the ‘you are the most immature human being on earth’ look.
Can you give me your name? No
The barista will call out a Grande Caffe Americano for no. Hesitate a little and hear them calling it out again and then stand up and walk to the counter like you are the funniest person to ever exist and don’t spoil your joke by laughing.
I once heard a barista call out a Grande latte for ‘grow up’ and a sharply dressed man, you know, all tie and three-piece suit kind of guy stood up and walked to pick up the cup.
Most of the customers shook their heads in agreement. One even verbalized it and said, ‘He needs to grow up.’
Cool Names to say at Starbucks
This one will leave everyone cracked up when the barista calls out the name and some grown-up stands and says’ I am Spartacus’. This one has been used before and it was once the most popular cup joke around. You can still pull it off and have a good laugh. What is life without a hearty laugh?
This one is great for a teenager who wants to mess around or an adult who refuses to give up his superhero dreams. The barista will probably giggle at the thought of ironman being at Starbucks and hand you the drink.
The waitlist is going to crack everyone up as they wait to see ironman walking over the counter to pick a latte.
Tupac was a cool guy back then and his name is still remembered. You can keep his legacy alive by being Tupac at Starbucks.
You never know if the barista is a Tupac fan and you might walk away with a free drink on the barista.
This is one badass name that you can use at Starbucks. This badass character in the Lord of the Rings is going to earn you joke points at the counter.
I once pulled it off at a Drive-thru and left the barista in stitches. I made her day and it still counts as an act of kindness.
Inappropriate names to say at Starbucks
This one is highly inappropriate but super hilarious. All eyes will be on you as you walk to pick up your order at the counter. Real workers in this business will probably be rolling their eyes at you as you stand up.
This one will first confuse the barista and then annoy her to the core. There is a 100% chance that it will be misspelled, and you will get your moment right there.
It is highly inappropriate but hilarious. I would not use this one when in the company of some respectable fellows, but your crackhead buddies will have a great one with this name.
This one might get you thrown out by the people behind you which is the reason n why you must try it out. It would be even more appropriate for the wait list which is what we are aiming at, right, greenhorn?
You will have the time of your life watching the barista spell this one on the cup. It gets even worse on the wait list as the poor barista calls a white mocha for Annie Rection.
Well, you are lucky that the baristas at Starbucks are trained to withstand even the highest levels of nonsense.
Clever names to Say at Starbucks
Mary with an ampersand
What? The baristas in their early twenties will be left scratching their heads and looking at you like a ghost. The bold one will probably tell you, ‘what’s an ampersand, please?’
This is the punchline of the joke as you explain what the sign ‘&’ is and leave everyone in the queue in stitches.
This one is also a great display of immaturity as the barista calls out mocha and all those who had ordered mochas scramble to pick up their orders. Why are you standing up, yet you used your name to place your order?
Some old man will curse you and call you some unprintable names while your fellow nutcases will be nodding in agreement and taking notes.
This one is great for the waitlist. Order a venti Royal English Breakfast tea and sit back and wait for your moment.
Wait for the barista to call out a Venti Royal English breakfast for a Briton. Some people will get it, others will be left scratching their heads and wondering what people are laughing about.
This is a good one as it will end up sounding like an apprentice. This name is clever and creative especially in the morning when everybody is bored and looking for some entertainment.
There is never anything wrong with being the light of the moment. You can then walk out feeling smart and hilarious.
Do you have to spell your name at Starbucks?
No, you don’t. You can let the barista take it from there.
Do Starbucks baristas feel annoyed when customers give them blatantly fake names?
Sometimes yes especially if the barista is not up for jokes but they won’t tell you that.
The funniest Starbucks misspelled names
Alien instead of Ariel, Angry instead of Ingrid, and Jewd instead of Jude.
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
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