# Name my buildings, help ME win a prize!September 14, 2006 10:33 AM   Subscribe

Help me win a meal for two! Name our three office/classroom buildings. Details are

I work at a church. We have three bungalow-type buildings that we are doing some construction/refurbishing work on. Currently, they are named with letters of the alphabet (D, E & F if you must know), but the PTB have decided to rename them. Hence, the contest.

Rules are "the names should bear some relation to each other, and there must be some relationship between the names of the buildings and the people housed there or the activities taking place within the buildings."

Buildings D & E will be just offices. Buidling F will be two meeting/classrooms.

Again, I work at a church. Thanks!
posted by clh to Grab Bag (33 answers total)

D and E = "Heaven" and "Earth", F = "Hell" ?
posted by jozxyqk at 10:35 AM on September 14, 2006

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
posted by matty at 10:37 AM on September 14, 2006

*snerk*

David, Ezekiel, and ... hmn, Fred? My 10 year old sunday school education is failing me.
posted by SpecialK at 10:39 AM on September 14, 2006

Balthazar, Melchior and Caspar.
posted by box at 10:39 AM on September 14, 2006 [1 favorite]

The Rich Man, The Camel and The Eye of the Needle.
posted by box at 10:40 AM on September 14, 2006

The Way, the Truth and the Life.
posted by box at 10:41 AM on September 14, 2006

the two office buildings: cain and abel.
the meeting building: cana
posted by lester's sock puppet at 10:41 AM on September 14, 2006

The Bishop, the Archbishop and the Cardinal.
posted by box at 10:42 AM on September 14, 2006

F=QUMRAN
D=BETHANY
E=CAPERNAUM

See here for relevance.
posted by jeanmari at 10:42 AM on September 14, 2006

Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego
posted by chiababe at 10:43 AM on September 14, 2006

Ammon, Moab, Edom?

Do buildings "A", "B" and "C" have names? (to which DE&F could be linked?)
posted by knapah at 10:43 AM on September 14, 2006

Sinai, Ararat, and Babel. Babel'd be the classrooms.
posted by cobaltnine at 10:44 AM on September 14, 2006

What denomination? We need to know if saints are allowed, etc.
posted by mikepop at 11:01 AM on September 14, 2006

Moe, Larry, and Curly
posted by Mister_A at 11:05 AM on September 14, 2006

I'm not sure we should be assuming that the names are better if they're biblical in character -- not the least because of uncertainty as to denomination. I took the reminder about churchiness to mean that they couldn't be too dirty.

Anyway, in that spirit: Winken, Blinken, and Nod. The last being the one where meetings take place.
posted by Clyde Mnestra at 11:11 AM on September 14, 2006 [1 favorite]

Yakko, Wakko and Dot?
posted by niteHawk at 11:13 AM on September 14, 2006

Non-denominational Protestant church.

Yes, not too dirty please, but churchy is fine. Saints, not so much.

Keep 'em coming!! :)
posted by clh at 11:31 AM on September 14, 2006

Oh yeah..
Buildings A, B & C are called by more functional names, so let's leave that out of it :)
posted by clh at 11:35 AM on September 14, 2006

Earth.
Wind.
Fire.
posted by grateful at 11:53 AM on September 14, 2006

Peter, Paul & Mary
posted by mikepop at 11:55 AM on September 14, 2006

Deuteronomy
Exodus
F-esians.
posted by dersins at 11:55 AM on September 14, 2006

Plague Theme:

Locusts, Frogs, Beetles
posted by mikepop at 11:57 AM on September 14, 2006

probably not suitable for a church:
Destiny, Eternity & Fate (keeping the D, E, F scheme because people will call them that for years no matter what you rename them).

some combination of Calvin, Cranmer, Knox, Luther, Wycliffe, & Hus.

Worms, Speyer & Wittenberg
posted by jaimystery at 11:57 AM on September 14, 2006

chiababe beat me to it.
posted by Mr. Gunn at 12:30 PM on September 14, 2006

Faith, Hope, Charity.
posted by wryly at 1:51 PM on September 14, 2006

Japheth, Shem, Ham
Three Magi/Wise Men (Balthazar, Melchior, Caspar as already said above)

other famous trios (some shamelessly stolen from elsewhere on internets):
Huey, Dewey, Louie (Donald Duck's nephews)
Athos, Porthos, Aramis (3 musketeers)
Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo, Gummo (pick any 3)
Do, Re, Mi
Blue, Yellow, Red
Red, White, Blue
Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato
Hop, Skip, and Jump
Hypotenuse, adjacent and opposite (good only if they're arranged that way)
Tic, Tac, Toe

Three Graces:
sometimes Splendor, Mirth, and Good Cheer,
sometimes Beauty, Gentleness, and Friendship
posted by LobsterMitten at 2:30 PM on September 14, 2006

Drudgery, Effort, Facetime
D-Block, E-Block, Visitation
posted by rob511 at 2:32 PM on September 14, 2006

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob

Rock of Ages, Mighty Fortress, The Sparrow (or similar trio from hymns, if your congregation has a sense of humor about these things)

The Louvre, The Parthenon, Big Ben (or similar trio from famous buildings of the world, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that they're just trailers; bonus points if one is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon)

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick-maker
Bert, Ernie, Big Bird
Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln (or similar trio of notable secular figures)
famous people from your area
posted by LobsterMitten at 3:13 PM on September 14, 2006

Ok, I can't stop. a few more sets of three.

Socrates, Plato, Aristotle

Rock of Ages, Rolling Stone, Sandcastle (or some other geological idiom, here is a list with a bunch

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme (pick 3)

Nick of Time, Lap of Luxury, Twist of Fate (etc)
posted by LobsterMitten at 3:42 PM on September 14, 2006

Divinity, Enlightenment, Faith?
posted by divabat at 3:56 PM on September 14, 2006

Daniel, Ephraim and Frankincense
posted by srah at 4:12 AM on September 15, 2006

In, Holding Area, Out
posted by vbfg at 11:55 PM on September 18, 2006

posted by dersins at 11:12 AM on September 19, 2006

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