Hi Dave, I'm with you on this as I too believe that we have to try and attract new fans. The name had to have good marketing potential - just look at the Rhino for Leeds. My Grandchildren always enjoy Roary and this is the sort of thing that keeps the youngsters returning.
Some of the names I've thought of that might fall into this category are things along the lines of The Oldham Raptors/Velocoraptors, the Oldham Orcas (Killer Whales to you) or, on the town heritage theme, The Oldham Owls. I also think that it is a great pity that we couldn't use The Oldham Bears again as I have very fond memories of Braddy playing the bear. One other name that came to mind when we were first reformed was the The Oldham Phoenix which could have depicted us rising from the ashes.
There are others I'm sure but I think the main thing is having a name that is marketable.
Really hope this comes off and please keep us all in the loop will you.