- think about your target: who would you like to find the Space? students? programmers?
- should the name be local [in your local language] or international?
- what aspects of a *Space do you focus on? programming? hardware tweaking? community events?
- do you have any legal obligations choosing a Society / Foundation / Corporation name in your country? Some, like Ministry of Hacking - may be illegal.
- Nerdy Show - Hacking a Hackerspace - Choosing a Name
- Sydney Hackerspace's namedump with comments
- moddr's wiki page has a nice article on how they chose their name
Please contribute to this braindump!
Every once in a while, a term or pun will stick in my head, which might make a good name for a space. Plus I'm bitter that the name I suggested wasn't chosen. ;) So, these ideas aren't doing any good until they help someone else make a cool name for their cool new space, hence, sharing them here!
- opposable thumbs (are a terrible thing to waste)
- self-instructive tendencies
- parts and wreckreation
- summer camp
- Ohm's Outlaws
- idea fertilizer