When reports emerged earlier this month indicating that the New Orleans Hornets might be changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans sometime in the near future, we all scoffed. "The Pelicans?!" we thought. "WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"

But, as it turns out, "Pelicans" might be the best option New Orleans has right now. According to a new report, the New Orleans franchise trademarked five new possible team names—and each one sounds more ridiculous than the one before it. Here are their options:

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Rougarou

New Orleans Mosquitos

New Orleans Swamp Dogs

New Orleans Bullsharks

Wait…Swamp Dogs? Okay, New Orleans. You win. Pelicans, it is!

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[via Ball Don't Lie]