But all seriousness though, I think Krewe or Knights (Krewe being my favorite) would work beautifully in the rebrand, and connecting New Orleans to OUR team. All anyone has to do is google Krewe and you can see all the Mardi Gras pictures and different names Krewe can bring. http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/parades.html
For example, the Krewe of Cresent City
IM just saying, it pulls in everything that everyone on here is wanting... 1) Unique team, no one has this name or anything close!!! 2) The Colors/Imagery work well together(mardi gras colors/theme) 3)It is TOTALLY "New Orleans," cant get anymore New Orleanian 4) Will have its own ties to the City not needing the Saints, and in no way connected to the Saints.
Like i said this is the best name we could get that meets everyones criteria. We could use a jester like float "rider" as our new Hugo: