Word today is that the Cleveland Baseball Team, nee Indians, are slowly but surely closing in on a new name. Supposedly they started with a list of 1198 possibilities after fan polling, etc. They’ve narrowed it to an unspecified number of finalists, which will be vetted to ensure no branding or copyright issues come up.
Since the team’s inception in the 19th century, they’ve also been the Spiders, Blues, Forrest Cities, and (unofficially) Naps. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict they won’t pick anything as odd as Forrest Cities nor something that makes people think of sleep. Blues could be an issue with the hockey team in St Louis. Spiders is a real possibility, and popular among social media commentators.
There is a vocal group, of course, that wants the team to stay the Indians. That decision, however, has already been made; so they lose.
Other choices reported to be popular on social media are the Guardians and the Avengers. I’m pretty sure representatives of Marvel would want payment for either of those. I’ve thought Cleveland Rocks; that’d come with a spiffy song, but would also require royalty payments.
My guess is that it ends up being Spiders.