The Washington Sea Dogs:
Originally named the Washington Bullets, GM Abe Pollin had enough of the team name being associated with gun violence. After his friend, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated, he decided enough was enough and announced that he is changing the teams name.
A Name-The-Team contest was held and the “Wizards” were born. Other names included Dragons, Express, Stallions, and Sea Dogs.