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Looking at geotargeted Twitter data reveals that four names have taken the lead in discussing any potential Redskins name change - the Warriors, Redhawks, Redtails and Red wolves. 

Warriors has a big lead on the other three choices with more than 26 states using hashtags associated with a potential Washington Warriors name more than any other potential name. Redtails followed with 15 states, while Redhawks and Red wolves combined for nine states total. 

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The map reveals that in the immediate D.C. metro area Warriors has been used the most on Twitter, but just north and east in Pennsylvania and Delaware, Redwolves has the most usage. 

It's also interesting to note that the country's two most populous states are split on a potential name change. California went with Redtails and Texas with Red wolves. 

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If and when the Redskins change their name, it won't be done based solely off Twitter hashtags. Still, the information available is very interesting and shows which names have more popularity than others. 

Whatever the new name is it seems certain to come from these four possibilities - Warriors, Redtails, Red wolves or Redhawks. 

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