I have a baby education society, now it needs a name.
September 24, 2009 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Help me name my wicked-cool collaborative learning group!

This question has more backstory on the project, but the basics are: a bunch of people get together to work through a book or topic together, about which none of them are experts. We'll be holding a few classes at a time.

Facts: We're in Brooklyn, probably doing it around the Gowanus, classes will run the gamut from crafty to pure bookish intellectualism

Notes: A lot of words related to collaboration make us sound like an anarchist collective. We're trying to avoid that! We'd also prefer to sound fun over being a horribly formal institution, but we don't want it to be embarrassed to say it out loud. It also isn't a requirement that the name be entirely descriptive.

Things we like: If every class also was about prom, we'd just call it The Dilettante Ball. Brooklyn Guild unfortunately already exists. Brooklyn Creative League has a fun name, too.

and sure, these classes will probably be full of hipsters, so it's okay to court them a little bit as long as you don't alienate Everyone Else
posted by soma lkzx to Writing & Language (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
forget courting hipsters, let's roll out the bad puns!

my vote: A Tree Grows in Booklyn
posted by Think_Long at 11:00 AM on September 24, 2009

The Nerd Nucleus--nerd being used affectionately, of course
posted by apophenia at 11:02 AM on September 24, 2009

Derek Zoolanders School For Kids Who Read Pretty Good And Want to Express Their Interests In a Creative and Collaborative Environment
posted by Nanukthedog at 11:14 AM on September 24, 2009

Rank Amateur Society

A for Effort

Stone Soup Club
posted by Askr at 11:17 AM on September 24, 2009

Best answer: Bombastic Brooklyn Brainery
posted by torquemaniac at 11:31 AM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

If irritating alliteration is what you're after I think Brooklyn Bap Betterment Bloc would be hard to beat. Omit 'bap' if you want to sound less like Beckett/undergrads.
posted by voronoi at 12:09 PM on September 24, 2009

League of Extraordinary Pupils
posted by amtho at 12:51 PM on September 24, 2009

Of course, that would make you all LEPers.
posted by amtho at 12:51 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

The Gowanus Guild
The Canal Crew
posted by Acacia at 1:08 PM on September 24, 2009

Gowanus Canal Snorkelers
What's That Smell?
The "F" is for Full (referring to F Train)
We're Not In Red Hook Anymore, Toto
posted by mrbarrett.com at 1:20 PM on September 24, 2009

The Unschool Kids
The Invisible College
The de la Paz Institute
United Autodidacts
posted by Zed at 1:22 PM on September 24, 2009

The Brooklyn Society, being for the Education and Elucidation of Certain Gentle Men and Women on Various Subjects of Curiosity by Means of Convivial Inquiry and Dialogue.

Commonly shortened to the BS'ers. :)
posted by platinum at 1:35 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

Brooklyn Residents Allied to Increase kNowledge
posted by baxter_ilion at 3:17 PM on September 24, 2009

The Tyro Power Appreciation Society.

Or, super-annoying and probably too OLD!!!! pop-culture reference for most of yiz: Thinking Fellers Union Local 1.
posted by scratch at 3:45 PM on September 24, 2009

posted by zamboni at 6:22 AM on September 25, 2009

posted by Zed at 10:39 PM on October 5, 2009

Response by poster: brooklyn brainery it is!
posted by soma lkzx at 7:12 AM on October 27, 2009

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