Team name! Reminds me of school days and the endless brainstorming sessions, myriad of suggestions from everyone who had some idea. All this hustle bustle for deciding cool team names for our various sports teams, house teams, and other teams as well.
The Sport: Thunderstorm Intoxicated Freaks Storm Stirrers Mass Destructors Green Grenades War Stalkers Lightening Strikers ScarFace Hellscream Notion: How it will sound to your opponents is the biggest factor in creating the first impression about your team. The team name should create a kind of apprehension, if not fear, in the minds of your opponents. This can be done in various ways as mentioned below, but before that, let me tell you that it depends hugely on your activity too. You don’t want to be called ‘The Nasty Cleaners’ if you are a team committed to cleaning and making efforts to eradicate pollution.
Theme: As the name suggests, many ideas can evolve if you choose a particular theme for your team, and by asking every team member to think of some name, you can select the most creative one for the team. Doing this will show your team building spirit too.
Adjective: You can come up with many funny names like ‘Intentional Foulers’ or ‘Howling Hooligans’, for example, if you are a team in some of your school activities. ‘Air Farce’ is another example if you are into some scientific aviation model-making team.
Color Opposites: Using colors in the team name too makes for good ideas, if you associate opposite colors with the second word of your team name. For example; ‘White Panthers’, ‘Black Monks’, ‘White Devils’, ‘Gray Joker’, etc.
Rhyme / Alliteration: Using rhyming words or the alliteration, i.e., words that begin with the same ‘sound’ can give you some creative names, like ‘The Demon Dwarfs’, ‘Mean Mavericks’, etc.
Hep Spellings: Team names for the workplace can use hep spellings to make it catchy, like ‘DestruKtors.’ Since it is not many times that one has to actually say the name, a twist in the spelling with one or two alphabets here and there can make a funny difference. For example, ‘The Serial Kickers ‘ instead of ‘killers’, and for the bosses, ‘The Creamy Layer’.
Native: You can name your team using your native place, your city, if you like. This is more popular with basketball, baseball, and soccer teams.
Fantasy: Many come up with fictional characters like the phantom, phoenix, etc. Using different words like adjectives or colors before ‘angels’ or ‘mermaids’ too, forms a team name of this genre. ‘The Bowlverines’ is one such example, which is a contorted version of the famous X-Men character Wolverine.
Animals: You can have great names with animals, because these signify particular qualities like strength, pride, speed, intelligence, etc. Some examples could be animals like the bull, lion, panther, raven, eagles, etc.
Hope these suggestions prove to inspire you for coming up with a good team name for yourself. Go play!