How about a compromise. Go the Knicks route and officially call them the New Orleans Pels if this god awful tag has to be used. I can sleep better and go back to work with Pels.
Also, no need to evoke a Pelican figure in the logo. Just go with the tri-fleurs like you see in the New Orleans flag. You don't see a pair trousers in the Knicks logo and the Thunder just has a...thing with a basketball for theirs. The Montreal Canadiens has them on their jerseys. The main logo can just be the middle of this with the word Pels worked in somehow
I can stop seeing a shrink with that. Thoughts?