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NEW ORLEANS -- From Hornets to Pelicans it's a name change and brand that could become official next season.

For some, it's a take it or leave it nickname, but, have you heard the other options?

Five different trademark names were submitted to the league office Tuesday, according to Behind the Buck Pass. Of course, Pelicans is the choices that topped the others: the Rougarou and the Mosquitoes, but also the Swamp Dogs and the Bullsharks.

The name is awaiting league approval, which, back on Dec. 5, Commissioner David Stern said wouldn't be a problem.

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