But I actually like it
The real nickname they need is the Jazz.
This one isn't too bad though. It fits.
I'm going to disagree and say this is ridiculous. It doesn't role off the tounge at all. And yes the pelican is the state bird of Louisiana so yes it technically fits. But that is like the heat changing to the Miami Mockingbirds (which after I typed it I realized has an amazing ring to it) or the Wolves changing to the Minessota Loons.
As long as Charlotte has a chance to become the hornets again I'm all for the name change lol
@CAROLINA BLUE NICK You took the words right out of my mouth, Charlotte should be the Hornets, New Orleans should be the Jazz, Utah should be the Bobcats. Perfect 3 team trade!
Minnesota Loons? I like the sound of that.
But I have to say New Orleans Pelicans doesn't sound quite right...
Team names should sound aggressive in nature. The "Pelicans" taking the court fails to accomplish this imo. Plus it sounds ugly.
Nothing quite strikes fear into an opponent like going up against a pelican. I agree with HotSnot that either need to have an intimidating name like the Bulls or Warriors, have historical or cultural origins like the 76ers, Lakers, Celtics, or even a long stretch be have alliteration like the Washington Wizards. Hornets is a lot better than Pelicans.
Pelicans can strike fear!
ANt Davis is gonna have to become truly amazing to sell the Pelican jerseys. Not a fan of this one personally
That name is weeeak
It has meaning for the state, since it's Louisiana's state bird. I'm personally shocked they'd change their name to that, but they need fans from their home state to buy in. Hopefully it works out for them. I would've chose Brass out of the three names they were thinking about.
The name just doesn't sound right in my opinion, if Charlotte get the Hornets name back then that would be nice but no way Utah give up the Jazz name
sounds like a WNBA team or a minor league baseball team. Seriously the New Orleans Queens would of been a more intimidating name.
Out of the 3 I liked the Brass best cause I'm in the army and at ranges u always have to police ur own brass so it reminds me of shell casings.
The Pelicans is just bad because for starters it's one syllable too long with no obvious shortening... the Nola Pelies? C'mon son!
I wish they could get the rights to the name Vodoo that'd be classic.
Or better yet a group of Pelicans is called a squadron so why not the N.O. Squadron.