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We want to help you choose the right name for your team. In this article, we give you a step-by-step process for giving your team a great name. We also have a random team name generator that you can use to brainstorm for ideas!
How To Choose The Best Team Name
Choosing cool team names can be such a hassle if you’re not good with names. In a brainstorming session, no matter what name you choose, there will be team members that will oppose the idea.
It is seldom will you have a case where everyone agrees fully with the proposed names. This is because most people are resistant to new things. Adding to that, many people will have different ideas about what their team name should be… all these add to the difficulty in choosing the name for a team.
Nonetheless, it is important for you to find a good team name. A good team name is the identity of your team and it will stick with the team for as long as the team exists. You wouldn’t want to pick one that doesn’t signify or reflect the nature of the team.
Here are three things to take note of when you are choosing cool team names:
1. Your team’s name is your identity
A name is a powerful thing. It doesn’t just say what you do, but it says WHO YOU ARE. That is a big question to be answered for any individual, much less a team.
If you have watched enough movies, you would have heard of the rhetoric: “Who am I?”
That is the deepest question of any individual; their identity. From their identity flows their destiny. When a man doesn’t know who he is, he wouldn’t know what he should do with his life.
Similarly for a team, from the name comes the identity, and from the team identity comes the shared mission and purpose. Without a strong team identity, teams often are not united and ineffective.
2. Associate your team with images of known things (objects,animals, a group of people, etc.)
A name associates the team with values and characteristics of the associated object. For example, if you use the team name: Lions.
What immediately comes to mind? Words like noble, upright, fearsome, justice are associated with the image of the lion.
When people hear you chanting your team name, they will think about all these values or characteristics that are associated with the lion.
Or if you choose something like… Serpents.
What comes to mind? Probably words like cunning, shrewd or lethal.
So the question is, what characteristics do you want your team to be associated with? Are there any objects, animals or people that reflect those words or characteristics?
Brainstorm with your team and find a suitable image that can reflect all that your team aspires to be. You can narrow down the possibilities with this system of thinking in mind.
3. To make your team name unique, add the location or a description of your team
If you choose a generic name like Lions, Cobras, Wolves, Pistons; someone, somewhere in the world will be using the same name. In order to make this team name more special, you should add a context to it.
If you are based in Washington D.C , you could add a D.C in front of your name. For example:
- D.C. Wardens
- D.C Lions
As you can see, it makes the name much more localized, and less likely any other team in the world will have the same name. You can use either the state, the country, the district or even the street name to identify where you are based at.
Alternatively, you can add an adjective to describe your team:
- The Shining Lions
- Golden Lions
- Dazzling Lions
and so on…
All these descriptions make your team name unique and special.
If you are using a commonly used word like ‘Amazing’, you can go to thesaurus.com to look for synonyms.
And with this in mind, let me present to you my Cool Team Names Generator. The cool team name generator ONLY requires you to enter a descriptive text (as spoken in point 3), and it will generate a random team name for you!
It’s a great brainstorming tool for you and your team and I’m sure you will enjoy tinkering with it.
The Cool Team Name Generator
Enter a word that describes your team (e.g Washington, Purple, Dazzling…)