BY MICHAEL MUSTO | Even though a lot of today’s drag queens steer away from punny names, I think it’s important to emphasize those types of appellations because they’re just so damned hilarious, and there’s so much history behind them too.
Well, I’ve given you the best such noms de plumage before, and now I’ve cooked up (and culled) a whole new batch of them, and I’ve included drag kings too. Here’s what I think the queens and kings should be called.
DRAG QUEEN NAMES
Bipolar Abdul (an actual person)
Dominant Jeane (another real person)
Marcia Gay Hardon
Miss Ann Thrope
Old Gray Mare
Petra von Kunt
Raisa Red Lantern
Rhonda Santis (This one was on a popular meme)
Rita Tofilth (and of course, her cousin, Rhetta Tofilth)
Stephanie J. Cockblock
Tracy N. Hepburn
Vadge the Manicurist
DRAG KING NAMES
Abel N. Willing
Devlin Miss Jones
Will N. Testament
Yul B. Sorry
Yul B. Swell
BEST COUPLE NAME
Sam and Janet Evening
Michael Musto is a columnist, pop cultural and political pundit, NYC nightlife chronicler, author, and the go-to gossip responsible for the long-running (1984-2013) Village Voice column, “La Dolce Musto.”
His work regularly appears on this website as well as Queerty.com and thedailybeast.com, and he is writing for the new Village Voice, which made its debut in April of 2021. Follow Musto on Instagram, via @michaelmusto.
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