12 Names Zombies Should Never Be Called

The Walking Dead needs to up their zombie name game. Come on guys, giving them cute nicknames won’t make them any less terrifying. We all know what’s going on here.

1. Walkers

By far the most prevalent word used to describe the undead in the show.

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2. Lurkers

What they call zombies that — for plot reasons — are capable of playing dead until the jump moment.

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3. Biters

The people of Woodbury like their zombie synonyms simple and to the point.

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4. Floaters

Nothing makes the undead sound even less appealing than referring to them by a synonym for shit.

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5. Lame-Brains

Who is naming things in post-apocalyptia? My nine-year-old?

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6. Geeks

Okay Daryl, now that’s just fucking insulting.

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7. Creepers

Someone’s been playing too much Minecraft.

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BUT THE SHOW DOESN’T HAVE THE MONOPOLY ON ASBURD ZOMBIE NAMES.


The Walking Dead comic series, games, and webisodes have equally cringe-worthy monikers for the undead.

8. Roamers

The most numerous type of zombie, and the word most used in the comic series.

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9. Meat Puppets

Okay seriously, calm down there Hannibal.

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10. Deadie

A little too close to “Daddy” for comfort when you think about it.

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11. Decays

Is what zombies do, not what they are.

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12. Empties

You guys are really stretching now. This word should be used to describe a childhood chore, not a plague of undead sweeping the globe.

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