The decision to drop Redcliffe from the name of the team who won expansion to the NRL, beating out the Brisbane Jets and Brisbane Firehawks was done in an apparent attempt to appeal to a wider audience stretching from the northern suburbs of Brisbane, right up to the Sunshine Coast.
While the Dolphins will be based out of Redcliffe from an operational and training perspective, the club are set to play a vast majority of their home games at Suncorp Stadium, which also doubles as the Broncos' home ground.
Tuqiri, speaking on SEN Radio said he'd like to see the Dolphins adopt the name of the Indigenous owners and traditional custodians of the land in Redcliffe.
The naming concept Tuqiri is pushing for would then be the Gubbi Gubbi Dolphins.
It would be the first team name to recognise Indigenous owners of the land in what they are called, and SEN's Joel Caine agreed with Tuqiri's push.
“The Indigenous name for the area is Gubbi Gubbi - the Gubbi Gubbi Dolphins - I think that would be massive for rugby league and massive for Australian sport," Caine said.
“You adopt an Indigenous name to be the moniker for a team … and it can only happen once to be the first team with a name such as that.
“I think the Gubbi Gubbi Dolphins as put forward to us by Lote Tuqiri, I think it’s an absolute beauty.”
The lack of location in the name is believed to be a push from NRL head office, who want the Dolphins to create an authentic rivalry with the Broncos based on the fact both teams are based in the Brisbane region.
The play to name the team after the Indigenous people of Redcliffe though could receive a groundswell of support in the coming months as the Dolphins count down to their first game.