Alliterative names always roll off the tongue better...which is why the Warthogs also works, but is less a less desirable name. In its favor is the fact that there is an airplane named the Warthog, a close air support, anti-tank aircraft that has served with the USAF since 1976.
Another choice which would have to avoid patent issues is the Wildcats. There are so many teams (Kentucky, Arizona, Villanova, et al) that use it, it would seem anyone else could.
If Worthog does not work and military name is desired, perhaps the Warheads, although that carries a naughty connotation which may not work for the wholesome NFL. Warriors would have perfect, but somehow, despite millennia of non-Native American usage, that name is politically incorrect (talk about cultural appropriation) It was stupid and cowardly for Marquette to change their name.
If a government (especially agencies) link is desired, perhaps the 'Weasels' as Websters 3rd definition is "a sneaky, untrustworthy, or insincere person". Perhaps the Worms...again from Webster, " a human being who is an object of contempt, loathing, or pity."
Originally Posted by: Martha Careful