Got some pesky consonants in your name? What about a troubling vowel? It's okay to eliminate some of those. Yesterday Donte Whitner changed his last name to 'Hitner', because he's an idiot. Okay, maybe that came off a little judgey, but it's dumb... really dumb. The only thing dumber would be to look through the Panthers' roster to try and rename some of our own players.
Initially the rules were going to limit changing one letter in a player's name -- but this is really hard! The Panthers don't have any good names to apply the 'Hitner' naming conventions to, or any last name that wins bonus points for almost sounding exactly like a terrible dictator.
That said, Dangelo Williams still makes me giggle.
So, I'll let you EITHER remove a single letter OR change one letter to something else. It's not a perfect system, but it's the best one we've got.