|Re: naming a group||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Willson (John.Willsondelm.tas.gov.au)|
|Date: Thu, 17 Mar 94 00:45 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. A name certainly isn't a big deal, however people should be comfortable with it. The problem you suggested with Monterey is a problem with most names - do you want the reference to be very local, regional global etc. As you go away from a local reference to a more global name you make life much harder for yourself. Our name of Cascade CoHousing is a very local name and probably doesn't translate very well to global areas. The reason for the name is much the same as for Monterery - the area is known as Cascades and a short distance away (1/2 mile) there is a brewery called Cascade Brewery. Outside our city the name starts to loose meaning, outside the State the reference probably has a different meaning - but who cares. John Willson Cascade CoHousing
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