Author Topic: Name for a team  (Read 2936 times)

rave phillaphia

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • jai kali ma!
    • myspace
Name for a team
« on: May 28, 2009, 03:44:59 pm »
Ok so I am forming a paranormal research investigation team and I was wondering if anyone can come up with good names that can have fun initials like my friends team's name is Supernatural investigations (aka the S.I unit). So far I have come up with Paranormal supernatural investigations or paranormal scientific investigations (PSI) or paranormal scientific investigation research (PSI R ... if you sound it out is sounds like a noble lol). Research of paranormal phenomenon (ROPP) yeah something along those lines. you guys pick because I am making this happen and shoot me some ideas. thank you!!!
"Man has his will- but woman has her way" Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hella fury like a woman scorned." William Congreve

Angelus

  • Watchers
  • Realized Monster
  • *
  • Posts: 686
  • Karma: +6/-3
  • Im not what you think.
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 07:19:13 pm »
Supernatural and Paranormal Information Reconnaissance Investigation Team. S.P.I.R.I.T. Took me 25 minutes to think of that. Bit long winded though.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Alexander Pope.

rave phillaphia

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • jai kali ma!
    • myspace
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 05:52:26 am »
I think I love you that is awesome thank you so much I am going to use that IT'S AWESOME!!!!
"Man has his will- but woman has her way" Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hella fury like a woman scorned." William Congreve

markus
  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 1068
  • Karma: +6/-1
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009, 07:31:54 am »
Long winded yes

But it is catchy...S.P.I.R.I.T


Good work Angelus
What do you want, you moon-faced assassin of joy?

We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no-one may pass. We live for the One, we die for the One

Muerte

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2295
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Welcome to the worst nightmare of all... reality!
    • www.myspace.com/drkhrt_2
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 08:32:39 pm »
  Is this going to be a hobby or profession Rave, just curious is all, and I agree S.P.I.R.I.T. is a perfect name.
In remembrance of Moonbaby, one of the brightest and most glorious stars to ever grace the Monstrous community.  Missed you will be, forgotten NEVER.

rave phillaphia

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • jai kali ma!
    • myspace
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 01:04:10 pm »
kind of both its going to be a school funded club/organization so when i gradutate i wont be part of it any more but i can get them started. I am going to continue after college but more on the hobby level and help someday fund and donate money to this organization.
"Man has his will- but woman has her way" Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hella fury like a woman scorned." William Congreve

Muerte

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2295
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Welcome to the worst nightmare of all... reality!
    • www.myspace.com/drkhrt_2
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009, 04:02:39 pm »
kind of both its going to be a school funded club/organization so when i gradutate i wont be part of it any more but i can get them started. I am going to continue after college but more on the hobby level and help someday fund and donate money to this organization.

  Damn!  Where was this when I was looking for an extracurricular in school?
In remembrance of Moonbaby, one of the brightest and most glorious stars to ever grace the Monstrous community.  Missed you will be, forgotten NEVER.

ravinclaw

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 1246
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 04:52:43 pm »
I like S.P.I.R.I.T., that rocks.

how about paranormal misson/ science?

 P.M.S.

come on thats funny.

Enderfay

  • Monstrous Imp
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009, 12:42:30 am »
I hate to be a killjoy Rave, but I think a jolly, abbreviated or 'fun' name for a group invariably sounds amateurish......  People (prospective 'clients', for wont of a better word) tend to look on such things as non-too-serious and would rather engage with a group which sounds 'pokerfaced' about their pursuits, etc.  As examples of the former, we have an all female group called 'Haunted Hussies' a couple of towns away from me and another called 'Spirit-Seekers', etc, etc.

Personally speaking, I'd just incorporate something to do with your geographical location - town, state, or whatever - or perhaps the school itself in your situation, into a reasonably standard 'paranormal related' framework....... ie 'Paranormal Research Group', 'Ghost Society', or whatever.

I know it's a really boring alternative, but it seems to set a better foundation for future generations, rather that something fun, but gimmicky.

All the best with your group!!

Regards,

Enderfay

Ryobi

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 886
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • As Above, So Below.
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009, 01:01:32 am »
I choose to disagree with that.

A name people remember and can be related to the work of the group in a lateral compared to literal way, is always a good choice for a company name.

For example which is more (for lack of a better word) enticing and memorable?

Hungry Jacks or Brisbane Fast Food?
When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"

Enderfay

  • Monstrous Imp
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2009, 01:11:55 am »
But, of course, there is a big difference between a fast food emporium (for example) and an allegedly serious, research concern.

I have made a study of the 50 plus groups which have appeared in the area in which I live over the past 20 years and all of the catchy, faddy concerns have a life of 2 to 3 years maximum........  (Most failing well within the first year of activity).

Regards,

Enderfay  

Ryobi

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 886
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • As Above, So Below.
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2009, 01:42:00 am »
In your area Enderfay, Rave's area could have entirely different preferences.

Although this paranormal reasearch investigation team seems serious enough, it is also a extra-curricular activity. The reason fast-food joints have such catchy/quirky names is partly because it generally attracts the younger generation (sorry MB I'm going to put you in the anomaly section for this one) therefore as a school group, they may gain more members due to the same reason.

Sure, it may be easier to identify why the business exists if the name is more straight forward however, 'Paranormal Research Group' and 'Ghost Society' are quite standard names and could belong to quite a few groups in the area which could lead to some confusion or innacurate referrals.

If this is a school based group which really is gathering for shared-interest purposes instead of professional purposes then S.P.I.R.I.T is unique, memorable and fits the purpose perfectly well.
When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"

Enderfay

  • Monstrous Imp
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2009, 01:45:31 am »
I defer to your superior knowledge on such matters Ryobi....

Regards,

Enderfay

Ryobi

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 886
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • As Above, So Below.
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2009, 01:56:01 am »
I defer to your superior knowledge on such matters Ryobi....

Regards,

Enderfay

Well thanks but this isn't knowledge, it's logic. 

However you are probably right about actual businesses (especially in smaller towns) acquiring more clients when they have less 'faddy' names.
When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"

Enderfay

  • Monstrous Imp
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Name for a team
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2009, 02:25:08 am »
My reasoning - especially when it comes to the paranormal - is purely logic based, Ryobi.   A catchy title is possibly the best way forward these days - mid-way / towards the end of the current, global paranormal furore - but when it comes to the less hysterical, serious side of the coin, I'd reason that a firm foundation is the best foot forward. 

As mentioned, the study of local groups in my area - and a general, watchful eye nationally, for that matter - speaks volumes.  The 'spirits-this' and the 'spooky- that' disappear as quickly as they came - 1 to 3 years max - but the more serious associations are anything up to 20 years old and still going strong.....  The W.M.G.C. was the first research group in this county for almost 20 years when it was founded in 1989, closely followed by one other within a year or so.  Another few years down the line and another, solitary group appeared (this one very short lived indeed, however) until 1998 when another turned up.  At this point, the British paranormal frenzy began and, in the last 10 years alone, some 45 plus clubs were formed..... the bulk of which fizzled out again within a very short period of time.  Of course, this latter mentioned demise has everything to do with attaining and maintaining a sufficient case-load - and healthy, logical attitude towards the subject - as to merit the continuance of an association..... however such sentiments are frequently reflected in the way that you initially front / forward your group - i.e. in its name.

Regards,

Enderfay

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk