Dukes reminds me of that guy that wanted to kill all the Gummi Bears.
What about: New Orleans Marshalls?
what about New Orleans Fusion? You know, like jazz/funk (rebirth,galactic,trombone shorty etc.) Kinda WNBA sounding I know... dont ask me how to represent it in a logo though lol. Also could stand for culinary fusion, with cajun/french being an easy example of that
I mean some of these names we are coming up with, parents arent going to let there kids run around like little reapers. I mean c'mon. Plus you got to think "is it marketable". You arent just selling this product to fans from New Orleans, but non fans in N.O. former Hornet fans as far back as Charlotte, to the new up and coming casual fans, that dont have a team that they have latched onto and to mainstream media. Hey maybe that isnt Pirates, but it cant be Voodoo or Reapers or Demons or anything like that. All of those things may fit the town, but this has to be thought of as something bigger than N.O.
I think people are putting too much stock in making the name/mascot kid friendly. That's in part because as a team, the Hornets have always had one of most cartoonish brands in the league, if not the most. Hugo is/was a big part of the brand, right there front and center in the primary logo.
But look around the league. Very few teams do this. We don't need to do it either. Getting kids excited about the team is great, but I fail to see the benefits of having a cartoon as the face of the franchise.
The beauty of names like Krewe or Brass, is that you can still have a kid friendly mascot. Maybe after Pistol, Pete the Pelican? Or Lafitte the Alligator? Both mascots could work with either name.
I agree with your point about the Demons/Reapers/VooDoo...bit harder to have a fluffy pelican mascot for the Reapers.
I heard some names that some possibly relevant people like.
We'll be screaming for Hornets.
Rebrandista tapdancing will be hilarious.
Sadly, I can't see them coming to light, one especially, so I will never see that dance... for these names...
How about Hornots?
"Aime la vérité, mais pardonne à l'erreur." - François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
New member here! Like the names Dukes, Brass, Voodoo and Breakers!
Want to throw out a couple of new ideas.
New Orleans Steam Wheelers or New Orleans Wheelers - Riverboat paddelwheeler logo.
New Orleans Firebirds- Imagine a symbol of rebirth for the city and team. Invision a logo of a Pelican in the shape of a fleur-de-lis rising above blue flames, clenching a trumpet in its feet. New team colors can reflect those found on the flag of New Orleans; blue, white, red and gold.
42 - I can only imagine...
I guess Ascension and Resurrection may be on the short list.
Mercy - what I cried when I thought how bad a name could be.
New Orleans Hubig Pies
"Hornets means nothing." - Tom Benson
Slayers is bad? Expect a visit from Kerry King...
And none of those...
My 'favorite' bad name: Tomcats!
That wasn't one.
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