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The first name suggested was "Christmas" but the band members rejected that. Vince Neil remembered someone saying that they were a motley looking crew" and wrote it down as "Motley Cru". It was spelled Motley Crue with umlats which came from the beer the band was drinking at the time, Lowenbrau! GSR, great music and fun! rockwiththeshock.com every Saturday at 10pm E. FREE!