[Baypiggies] BayPIGgies name [was: April agenda?]

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sat Apr 8 22:37:40 CEST 2006

stick with baypiggies, its got name recognition,
it's got reasonable meaning:
bay == bay area
pig == python interest group
ies == people in the group

On Apr 8, 2006, at 11:26 AM, Doug Landauer wrote:

> On Apr 7, 2006, at 7:53 PM, Paul McNett wrote:
>> What about "Silicon Valley Python Interest Group", shortened to
>> "Silicon
>> Valley Py" or "SVPy".
> Good thought, and my favorite of the contenders, if the BayPIGgies name
> were to be retired.
> However, I'm certain that it would be shortened in actual usage to
> "SiliPy", pronounced "silly pie", and would therefore be only
> marginally better than BayPIGgies is.  A special bonus is that silipy
> is apparently the malagasy word for panties.
> Names are harder than most people think.  Deirdre came up with one
> which is unique, friendly, memorable, cute, pronounceable, easy to
> explain, and inoffensive.  I guess the main drawbacks to this name are
> that some consider it unprofessional, and the capitalization that I
> feel obliged to use is pretty funky.  Minor drawbacks IMHO, though
> If a "naming poll" is taken, be sure to include "no change" as one of
> the choices.
>    -- Doug L.
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