|naming a group||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Judy (BAXTER%EPIHUBVX.CIS.UMN.EDU)|
|Date: Thu, 17 Mar 94 00:13 CST|
In my view, the name should be short (or shorten-able), and probably innocuous, in the sense of *not* trying to get an idea across, since it will probably be misinterpreted. Our name (Monterey CoHousing Community) was chosen because we are on Monterey Avenue . In the Twin Cities, several groups have chosen geographical reference - typ- names (Seward for Seward neighborhood, Bryn Mawr for Bryn Mawr Neighborhood, Anderson Lane for the street. It at leasts gives you a local location referent. In retrospect, the problem with Monterey is that it suggests California to many, but it's too late to change. And MoCoCo seems to be a nice short version (we also say "monterey"). I think the thing to avoid is a name that needs an explanation, like "Best of Both Worlds" which was looking for a site between urban and rural. I don't think the name is a big deal, but it does appear to be very hard to change once it is chosen. Judy Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, (MoCoCo) Twin Cities Area, Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota e-mail: baxter [at] epivax.epi.umn.edu other mail: 2925 Monterey Ave So, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Twin Cities CoHousing Network Voice Mail 612-930-7580 Voice Mail for Monterey Cohousing - 612-930-7554
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