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    Name Change Ideas

    If you could change the name of the Hornets franchise what would you change it too?

    Only Rule: You can't be the Jazz. I can't see that ever happening again with the way the NBA works

    My ideas:

    - Voodoo
    - Cajuns
    - Hurricanes
    - Gamblers
    - Blackjacks

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    A name I was against is now a name I'm in favor of ... HH's Buccaneers. It's our first professional basketball team name, and it works for our region.

    One of things we learned when we first got the Hornets was that there are not a lot of good names out there. For example: Thunder.

    Here is a name for the original members of the board: NEONIGHTS!!!

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    I like the name Hornets and I like Hugo (and The Bees, The Buzz, The Hive, The Honeybees, The Used To Bees, "BEE-FENSE" and all the other nicknames that go with it). And I think the fans and New Orleanians overall have embraced them as well.
    Last edited by toddkay; 04-07-2010 at 06:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeRAS
    If you could change the name of the Hornets franchise what would you change it too?

    Only Rule: You can't be the Jazz. I can't see that ever happening again with the way the NBA works

    My ideas:

    - Voodoo
    - Cajuns
    - Hurricanes
    - Gamblers
    - Blackjacks
    I've always been in favor of a name change, (even though I've grown to accept and like the Hornets name)

    My ideas:

    - Pistols
    - Gators
    - Rhythm
    - Steamers
    - Krewe
    - Second Liners
    - Sachmos

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddkay
    And I think the fans and New Orleanians overall have embraced them as well.
    I have to disagree with that assessment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Poster
    I have to disagree with that assessment.
    You know I agree with you.

    But what is really important is that this franchise is re-branded for New Orleans, Louisiana, and the entire region. So far all the changes have been superficial, the only real positive change we have seen is the FDB. Outside of the FBD this team is still very much connected to it's CLT roots. They even brought back the pinstripes.

    But, we have no idea if Chouest cares for the name as is, likes Teal, or would want to break from it's past. I assume he would, I think if you got a chance to own a franchise then you would want to put your mark on it.

    What happened to the Sonics in OKC should have happened to the Hornets in New Orleans. Shinn was too tied to the colors and name, so we have been stuck with it. We never got the chance to enjoy a name the team or pick the colors contest. I felt they did more in OKC to identify with that city than they did here.

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    Hornets has grown on me.

    However, if a really good local-flavored nickname was to come up, I'd be in favor of the name change as part of a complete fresh start for this team.

    But all of the local nicknames I've heard so far just seem forced just to be local. In my opinion that is the worst thing we could do. Force a terrible name on this team just because it's "local flavor".

    So unless something comes along that knocks our socks off, I'd rather stay Hornets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Poster
    I have to disagree with that assessment.
    I don't. I think the name has been embraced after all these years. A name change in the beginning was needed and should have been done, but an identity has been garnered IMO.

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    after the last couple of seasons i think the new name should be the "New Orleans Fail"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTTTT
    after the last couple of seasons i think the new name should be the "New Orleans Fail"
    Come on now.....anyways I duno if I can part away from the Fleur-De-Bee

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    I am fine with hornets and dont really see a need for change. Its not like that is suddenly going to boost our image. The team formerly know as the hornets.

    If a change of name was mandatory how about:

    New Orleans Gumbo
    New Orleans Spice
    New Orleans Zydeco

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    New Orleans Pelicans
    Krewe of New Orleans
    New Orleans Angels
    Mardi Gras Mambo
    New Orleans Lagniappe

    And Voodoo, Brass, or Jesters would be awesome too if we could get the rights to the names.

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    I'm hesitant to start playing the game until the sale rumors are confirmed and Chouest expresses an interest in rebranding. For all I know he might actually like the name and the awful teal... which would make me cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTTTT
    after the last couple of seasons i think the new name should be the "New Orleans Fail"
    why even comment

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    NEW ORLEANS REVELERS!!
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    Either Buccannears or we blackmail Utah into giving us back our Jazz.

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    New Orleans Bourbons ?

    Weren't plenty of locals called Bourbons back in the civil war days ? Old name descended from France

    Bourbons referred to a conservative businessman planter group in Louisiana. I believe.

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