Names for new Seattle team

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    The Totems conversation I think is because the Greater Seattle Area hockey community is familiar with the name from a previous team and they are a current Juniors program. It's not my personally favorite (I'm also not originally from here), but I can kind of see the reason being because of familiarity.

    Personally, I want to see the Kraken.
     
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    Sirens has a nice ring to it, but you should know that Starbucks is kind of loathed by many in Seattle. And Howard Schultz is the villain for why they lost the Sonics.

    In general, industry-related names aren't going to be popular in Seattle. Every industry is hated for one thing or another.

    A name is ideally just a starting point for further creativity. How do you get creative starting with Evergreens?
     
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    Washington is known as the Evergreen State. There are all sorts of climates, environments, and creatures to draw inspiration from. Evergreen State College went with the a Gritty-esque geoduck mascot so they have plenty of imagination in WA.
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    Speedy the Geoduck, inspired by:
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    Obviously they don't have to go that route as the Seattle Evergreens but the possibilities are really endless.
     
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    I really love the Thunderbirds but I don’t think that will happen.

    The Kraken is my next choice.

    I’d like to see some sort of homage to Seattle’s Native American history.

    Maybe The Chiefs or Warriors? I know some
    People think that Native American names for sports teams are exploiting the culture but when it comes to Seattle I think it’s different.
     
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    I went to Evergreen until 2013. :laugh:
    Amazing school actually.

    The experience living there is part of why I think "Evergreen" as an image has somewhat limited potential. Now if the Seattle execs are bold enough to adopt the geoduck, then that does open the creative doors substantially. :laugh:

    Just my guess though, if you are a devotee of the Gritty school of marketing, and you don't shy away from the Geoduck, then you probably won't start from "Evergreens". Not crazy enough.
     
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    I also like Thunderbirds and Kraken. I don't think names like Warriors or Chiefs would fare better than they have elsewhere. If Seattle has avoided controversy so far it's because they didn't have such a team name.

    Whatever they pick, if it has native imagery it has to go through a lengthy consultation process with local tribes first. They'll fight it if they don't get a seat at the table.

    Anything with a native dudes face on it, or any war-related imagery is going to be rejected. I don't think they'd like "Totems" as a name, but you'd have to ask them. I'd guess that Thunderbirds would get more support.
     
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    Logo would have a Sea LION get it?
     
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    My favorite I've heard is the Seattle, Washington Capitals.
     
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    Interesting..I wasn’t aware penguins live in igloos. In fact, a quick google search reveals that the geographical areas where igloos came from contain no penguins. Therefore, naming this team the kraken, would have about the same relevance to Seattle as the Pittsburgh penguins
     
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    Seattle Storm
    Seattle Tsunami
    Seattle Global Warmers
    Seattle Climate Changers

    Something along those lines
     
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    I'm reminded of the friends episode where Chandler is talking to Richard and he calls him a big tree lol
     
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    Would be sweet to see them pay homage and use the totems
     
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    Love Thunderbirds
     
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    You could even incorporate the Nucks into the logo
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