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glorfon

Name

I hate to get caught up on things like this that we don't really need.  But if we're going to advertise I'd like to refer to it as something better than "the Iowa commune".  I don't have any ideas so I can't really judge what ever you come up with but please nothing overly friendly like "Fellowship farms" or overly hostile like "Anarchist Anti-American Acres" thought I to like alliteration.
vov35

lets just refer to it as 'sdkjf'
those letters aren't an acronym for anything. let the asshats try to guess :p
Zeerahks

IDK.  The Iowa Commune is fine.  It makes it seem like we are the ONLY commune in Iowa (are we???).

Of course, we could call it something more pretentious like "The New World Foundation" or some such nonsense.

Really, do we need a name anyway?  Think Illuminatus!: A.A.
vov35

lawl, how about "THE Iowa Commune"
glorfon

TIC for short!
UnMeilleurReve

Lol. The Holy SEE (Society for Everybody Else).

The Dirty Hippy Reserve.

The Giant Smiley

The Cult of Moosifer
vov35

whats the number one most hostile commune name you can think of...
glorfon

Heavens gate 2.0!

I really like SEE.  Not so much the holy part. Any one else for SEE?(society for everyone else)
vov35

umm... sure
it works just fine. not that we need a name
UnMeilleurReve

The "Lord's Revolutionary Army" or Kibbutz?
vov35

lol: "Lord's Revolutionary Army"

nothing in any way religious.
UnMeilleurReve

If you're familiar with the shit going on in Uganda, the LRA is about as hostile as you can get. And Kibbutz is Jewish. If you want hostile, those are 2 ways to piss people off Razz

But on a more serious note...

This is a hard one that should be given long, careful consideration.
vov35

lets call it:
"abe tu facis"
its a latin phrase...
UnMeilleurReve

Furia. Passion.
vov35

i still think saying "go fuck yourself" in latin is better.
dcopulsky

I think it's important that name is unique and easy to remember, so that someone can hear the name and find the right thing if they search for it online.

I think it's important the name captures soemthing of the project.

I think it's important that the name doesn't put people off the project for stupid reasons.

"Iowa Ecovillage" seems like a pretty fair description of the project, and it, a little suprisingly to me, is a pretty unique combination of words (three google hits).
Guest

*shrug*
I guess I agree that the name shouldn't be too much of a sticking point. I dunno if it should necessarily be smartassey though, you know?

I mean, like Dan said, it's not like the name should be the major tool of attraction.

That's not to say that you can't have a little fun with it, though. I mean, there is a very cool place near where I live called Yogaville - it's not awfully accurate because there is a whole lot more to the place than just, you know, Yoga, but it's short, kinda funny, but not really something that'll turn people away unless they have a big beef with Yoga (in which case, you know, Yogaville probably isn't for them, because they do love their yoga) or 'villes.
UnMeilleurReve

Most importantly, I think the name should be something we can live with, identify by, and be relatively proud of. I'm also very aesthetically focused, as I've mentioned before, and I'd really like something that can roll off the tongue. That's just personal preference, not something that I'm going to stand by to the death. (and personally, ecovillage sounds atrocious.... though so does the name Iowa, not to offend anybody. Again, that's just my opinion...)
vov35

abe tu facis rolls perfectly off your tongue  Laughing
anyway, i want to say, Steal This Commune. i mean we are part of the STW project right?
UnMeilleurReve

Stolen Commune?
UnMeilleurReve

Nostrum Terra

Our Land

Though it's a bit... possessive for a commune.
vov35

how about "people's land" (in latin)
UnMeilleurReve

Populus Terra. Sounds much, much better.
glorfon

I like it!
vov35

yay my idea works.
and now we sound communist!  Laughing
UnMeilleurReve

Yay! Communists with a communist sounding commune! We rock!!!
vov35

communism?  Confused

anarchy ftw!
but then i guess the commune is communism...
UnMeilleurReve

Well, actually, we are acting as anarchists. We aren't overthrowing the state and instituting totalitarian dictatorial equality under the name "socialism" first. Smile

Anarchism=act freely.
Communism=enslave everyone, THEN act freely in 2 or 3 generations.
vov35

sure Confused
me = confused...
Zeerahks

I like Populus Terra.
UnMeilleurReve

Does anybody object at all?
glorfon

I don't object it.
vov35

what are we objecting to?

oh, the name? I kind of suggested it  Laughing
UnMeilleurReve

And stumbled upon an aesthetically pleasing combination Smile
glorfon

I'm locking this thread because I think the name poulus terra is official if any one has a very important view on the name you can start a new thread but I don't think this thread is necessary any more.

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