Leagues generally have some kind of theme - which can be baseball-related but could also refer to culture, history, geography, science, entertainment, other sports - you name it. I do want to stay away from anything overly controversial, divisive, or offensive (so I'm not prone, for example, to use something based on current politics or issues).
I'm also trying to stay away from things that might flag on copyright issues if someone is searching for that. I'm probably veering close to that with Batman and Superman leagues, but tried to stay a little more hidden with the South Park-themed league called "Blame Canada" instead of "South Park." I don't think I'm going to push it yet with any more themes around Marvel or DC movies right now.
Puns are welcome, along with multiple interpretations/meanings. For example, "Deuces Wild" can be seen as card-game related, but is actually themed around MLB career leaders in doubles. "Royal Flush" is another card theme, and was used as the Kansas City Royals themed league.
Leagues generally need 6 related names - 2 conferences and 4 divisions. If 2 of the 6 names are seen as better/bigger/more important, those often serve as the conference names. Or maybe the conferences are groupings. For example, in the Pacific Northwest League, the Washington Conference has the Huskies and Cougars for division names and the Oregon Conference has the Beavers and the Ducks.
I'm a white guy in my mid-50s, so my perspective can be a bit dated. ThirtyThirtySomething based on MLB players in the 30-30 Club is really pushing it with a name derived from a TV show in the late 80s-early 90s (that I didn't even watch). I spent the 80s and 90s listening to alternative music - so while I'd welcome a rap/hip hop theme, I'm not going to embarrass myself trying to name that one.
Have at it - and have fun with the suggestions.
For MLB team-related leagues, I typically pick retired numbers of players or Hall of Famers for conference/division names, but I could use help with the league name. Some teams don't have a lot of history yet, but I suppose we could move ahead with them (I won't be doing this 40 years from now when they have multiple retired numbers). Mostly I started off looking at BWB owners' preferences for favorite teams to choose which MLB teams to use.
These MLB teams are not yet used for league themes:
- Cincinnati (can it be anything other than "Big Red Machine?" - I might not wait for more suggestions there and use it this year)
- Los Angeles Angels (I have "Rally Monkey League" teed up but not wild about it - "Angels in the Outfield?" Something else?
- San Diego
- Tampa Bay