Quote Originally Posted by gilligan View Post
I'm not exactly sure why people hate the name. It is as good as any name.
Right but that's the complaint.

Instead of seizing the opportunity to choose a distinctive name like Martlets ... they chose RedBirds.

Nothing wrong with it (and its better than York University, which deliberately chose... Lions) but its still a missed opportunity.

(Having said that - it does occur to me that maybe there was resistance to the men's teams "taking" the women's nickname)

(note for those not into trademarks and branding - its generally better to chose a trademark that is distinctive - i.e. that no one else is using or close to it and stands out in a crowd - so that you can then build a distinctive brand. Gee-Gees, Queen's all-gold uniforms, are good marks/branding)