What’s in a name #1
So, perhaps the most drawn out sports decision ever to be made by an Australasian sporting body has finally been confirmed, and a Wellington bid has won the right field a team in Australia’s A-League soccer competition.
Now all they need is a name (oh, and some players, and a home ground, but let’s not mention that).
So, what do we think. What’s a good name for our local professional football team. The guys over at the A-League discussion forums have come up with some suggestions…
- Wellington Wizards
- Wellington Wonders
- Wellington Wanderers
…but, you know, that whole sports team alliteration thing is a bit passe. There’s some support for just continuing the Knights (noooo!), and, likewise, for a good old fashioned appendage like United, FC, or City. Today’s DomPost had these suggestions…
- Wellington Thunder
- Wellington Fever
- Wellington Hornets
- Wellington Blast
…of which Hornets doesn’t ring too bad, although, do we have hornets in Wellington? Surely the Wellington Killer Bees would be more appropriate? And despite the enthusiasm of the supporters on the back page of the DomPost today, I don’t think ‘Fever’ is the best idea in the world – the rich potential for headline puns when things go horribly wrong is just too much to consider.
Any other thoughts?
long blacks at the back, short blacks up front.
just like the brazilian football team.
Isn’t it obvious?
The “Wellington Boots”.
I like Wellington Phoenix- the bid really did rise from the ashes!
Or New Zealand Peasants, get it Kinz to Knights to Peasants.
Or in the style of Melbourne Victory, how about Wellingon Losers. (not that I am lacking confidnce in the team’s ability to win games or anything.)
ooh, just saw Alan said Southerlies, gets my vote. Southerlies prevail!
Thanks for your mention of us 😉
If the rumour is correct that we are called ‘The Bees’ I will be very, very dissapointment. I can see the link with the beehive but its not a name that strikes fear, and in my opinon puts the franchise on the back foot already.
Who wouldd you like to play, Queensland ROAR or Wellington BEES.
If its FC Wellington with the nickname the Bees, that will be a lot better.
Was thinking that maybe Underdogs was has something about it…?
Doesn’t look so bad in a headline.
Underdogs win league
Underdogs lose again.
I’ll be quiet nowÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦.
Go local, thus, black uniforms, and hence…
None More Black.
“Southerlies blow out opposition”
“Southerlies chill Melbourne”
heh. “frosties whip out of the hat for a win”!
Hmmmm, well there was the BlackCocks last year…maybe the BlackBalls?
“frost descends on sydney”
“frost all over the pitch”
flashbacks to numerous “Chisolm” puns.
Long blacks? Short blacks?
I like –
However I did just find out thats the name of the softball team
nice. much more sensible.
Wellington Black sounds a bit weird, so take a leaf from Red Star Belgrade, and go Black Star Wellington FTW!
i love the wellington boots! that is so wry. even if they do wear soccer shoes, not boots – they boot the ball around, & stuff. so there. guess it’s too late huh?!
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