- Oct 3, 2019
- Reaction score
Commodores works for me. Perry, the Hero of Lake Erie in the War of 1812, attained the rank of Commodore. And you've got the alliteration thing going and the connection to the water. You've got a connection to local history, a connection to Lake Erie, and it sounds pretty good rolling off the tongue. No connection to Cleveland baseball history like Spiders and Forresters, but it's a better name.Not scientific but I ran some of these names by my gf who is not from Cleveland. Her rankings:
Guardians (clear favorite)
Captains (it’s ok)
Foresters (where are the forests? All I see are some woods) yes that’s a direct quote
So outsiders perspective on that one. I think the top two are both fine. I am swinging back to Guardians. I saw it pointed out that Oliver Hazard Perry was a Guardian of the British Invasion. We have an active Coast Guard here. Can play up some of that as well with the Lake theme if we want.
Guardians is OK, but I think Commodores works better. It's kind of like Cavaliers - who are depicted as fighting swordsmen. Commodore is a naval rank and Commodores don't engage in hand-to-hand combat like swordsmen, but they are associated with battle. Designing a logo will be tough, but I think the name works. If we HAVE to give up the Indians after 106 years I would go with Commodores with Guardians as my second choice.
If marketing merchandise is the priority you go with Spiders. They could have a lot of fun with huge, gnarly tarantulas on T-shirts, caps, etc.