To think of a creative team name, Team-Building-Bonanza.com suggests first choosing a word relating to the team activity, such as strike, gutter or alley for a bowling team. The next step is to add an adjective or noun, often one that starts with the same letter as the base word chosen: "Super Strikes" or "Gutter Gals" are examples. Another option is to use puns or clever sayings related to the base word, such as "Alley Cats" or "Lucky Strikes."
Creative team names can stem from a play on words from phrases or titles borrowed from a movie or celebrity name. Team-Building-Bonanza.com provides examples of this technique using bowling team names, including "Gutter Fingers," "Bowling Stones" or "Bad Spare Day." Another option provided by this website is to choose random words out of a hat and string them together or to use a name generator found on the Internet.
Buzzle.com, NomenPedia.com and CustomInk.com provide team name ideas. Buzzle.com includes the names "Serial Kickers" and "Extra Terrainiers" for football teams, "Snappy Turtles" and "Sunny Fireballs" for volleyball teams, and "Cleats on Fire" and "Hurricane Rush" for softball teams. NomenPedia.com provides a list of team names, including "Tax Cheetahs," "iPod Chargers" and "Loan Sharks." CustomInk.com offers female team name examples, such as "Victorious Secret" and "Ladybugs United."