I'm from Ohio, and I have no problem with that name. It has historical significance, as Ohio fielded more of its population during the Civil War than any other northern state. They also made the majority of Union uniform coats (hence Blue Jackets) in Columbus. Maybe it's just cause I'm into history, but I think it was a cool choice. The canon they fire off when they score a goal is pretty cool too (although I hate hearing it when they play the Devils) and their 3rd jersey with the canon on it is one of the best in the league, imo.