The group wanted to name themselves after Douglas Adams' popular solution to the universe. They couldn't copyright "42" so they added "level," instead. We shudder thinking about the day when numbers can be copyrighted.
This popular electronica band is named after a ball that turns people on from Woody Allen's Sleeper. Of course, they'll have to forever live with the knowledge that their band name turns people on less than Steely Dan's.
The Human League
The '80s popsters took its name from a fictional empire in the board game "Star Force." We told them, if they're going to pick their name from a board game, pick "Pop-O-Matic," but they didn't listen.