The Name Game

Age 21+ | People 2 – unlimited | Don’t Drive Home!

The Name game is an easy to learn drinking game but may turn out to be a bit more challenging than you think. It will test your ability to think quickly – an ability which will waver as you drink more and more. You good news is you need nothing more than people to play and drinks. Nothing to set up or buy.

The name is also know by a few other name with some variations: Drink while you think; Guess Who, Celebrities Drinking Game

 It’s an ideal game for couples or 2 people and can also be played in a large group

What you need

  • Your partner, friend or a group of friends
  • Just beer or favourite drink
  • Maybe refresh yourself with a list of celebrity names!

Aim of the Game

The aim of this drinking game is to as quickly as possible, on your turn call out the name of a celebrity using the first letter from the surname of the last celebrity called out!! Be aware – the longer you need to think, the more you will have to drink …

 How to Play

  • All sit in a circle or for couple or 2 people, sit opposite each other
  • First person call out the first and last name of a celebrity
  • The next person must call out another celebrity, whose name starts with the first letter of the surname from the previous celebrity.
  • Set a time limit for each player. This could be 5 -10 seconds.
  • If you can’t come up with a name take a drink
  • Option 1: Move onto the next player
  • Option 2: Keep drinking until you call out a name
  • No names can be repeated.

Here is an example

  1. Kim Kardashian
  2. Kylie Jenner
  3. Jennifer Laurence
  4. Lady Gaga
  5. George Clooney
  6. Cate Blanchett
  7. Brad Pitt

Variations to the game

There are many variations to this game.

You can make it ‘a bit’ easier by instead of using celebrities’, use animal names, food, movies, songs. If the name is just 1 word use the last letter for the beginning of the new name

Here are some examples


  1. Cat
  2. Tiger
  3. Rabbit
  4. Turtle
  5. Elephant
  6. Toad
  7. Dog
  8. Goat


  1. Apple
  2. Eggplant
  3. Tomato
  4. Orange
  5. Enchiladas
  6. Salmon
  7. Nachos
  8. Salad


Of  course you add many more variations to this. Make it harder or easier!

  • Name has to be at least 4 letters
  • Put foods into categories: Fruit, vegan etc..

Have lots of fun trying out difference variations to see which work for you and give the biggest laugh.

 My website Keg of Wisdom is designed to entertain and does not support excessive alcohol, irresponsible behaviour, drink driving, or underage drinking. I ask that you know your limitations and please drink responsibly 

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