So my team kinda has a problem. We go by M.I. Robotics which stands for mercer island Robotics… and our mascot is a snail. We even have a full body snail costume. School colors are Maroon and white. Does anyone have any ideas on how to re-brand our team with a decent name?
I personally like calling you MI Robotics (nice ring to it, in my opinion, plus I’m used to it), although the snail idea is… intriguing.
After a quick google, burgundy snails are, in fact, an actual species (helix pomotia), so you could take a twist on that with “Maroon Snails”.
If you’re looking for acronyms…
That said, you could also heavily incorporate the snails into marketing (t-shirts, etc) without actually changing the name, which would still create a correlation in people’s minds with your team and snails.
Quick tangent - our team sent out a poll to the school in 2017 for our robot name and “Robot McRobotface” was the most popular response. (We went with “Falca” instead.)
I was thinking of posting pics of Spongbob’s Gary or Turbo so I did a search for “turbo snail” and there’s a ton of images that would be great for a team logo.
If your school administration doesn’t tell you to use the school colors you could come up with a T-shirt design that’s unique and that others can identify from the other side of the stands. I don’t know what the popular colors are in your area but a white shirt with a robotic snail logo and your team number would stand out.
I just did a search for Mercer Island on google maps and the island kinda looks like a snail’s head. I think your design could be easier than you think.