Minnesota's newest women's soccer team has just released three finalists for its official team name.
The organizers of Minnesota's new women's soccer team, which organizers said earlier this year will play in the USL-W league starting in the summer of 2022, launched its own contest to find an official team name back in September.
At that time, they released 16 possible team names, with investor voters narrowing down that list (only investors in the team, which will be community-owned, got to vote) before settling on the final 3 finalists the team will use to select its name.
Here are the 16 finalists investors voted on:
Minnesota Dark Sky
Black Oak Minnesota
Minnesota Red Pines
And, now, the finalists have been revealed: Arctic Minnesota, Minnesota Aurora and Minnesota Foxfire! Which one do YOU like the best? (I liked Minnesota Whitetails, but that didn't make the cut...)
Finding a team name can be a little tricky. Some Minnesota sports team names are no-brainers, like the Twins or Vikings. Even the name Timberwolves makes sense, given the fact that wolves are native to the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
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The Minnesota Wild also used a similar process to find their name. Though it's still unpopular with some Minnesotans, 'Wild' was chosen from a field of 13,000 submissions in a contest before the team joined the NHL back in 1997. (Other finalists then included Blue Ox, Freeze, Northern Lights, Voyageurs and White Bears.)
There was no word on how the team will settle on one winning name, or when it will be announced. Minnesota IS home to some unique names, not just for our sports teams but especially when it comes to cities and towns. Keep scrolling to check out some of the Naughtiest Sounding Names in Minnesota!
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