Mummies and Daddies, Ghouls and Boys
June 20, 2013 10:59 AM   Subscribe

Please help me come up with a - clever name- for a local parents with kids meet-up group. We're goths, we don't have special snowflakes, we have coal dust...

Please help me name my new local group started because so many of our Phoenix-metro club goers have children and we're losing touch with each other.

We'll be getting together for family-friendly events and comprise of goths (of all varieties), rivits, dark punks, death rockers, and all our little spawns. Most of the children will be young, from 8 yo to newborns.

I'd like the name to tie in to our scene and to our locale. Phoenix is also known as Valley of the Sun.
posted by _paegan_ to Grab Bag (32 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Local Committee to Abolish the Tyranny of the Sun, Phoenix Chapter.
posted by tilde at 11:02 AM on June 20, 2013 [7 favorites]


Sun (son...baahaahaa get it?) Spawns?
posted by kinetic at 11:04 AM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Let's see what I can come up with:

Dark Suns
Night Sky
Little Chollas
posted by Gneisskate at 11:08 AM on June 20, 2013


Well, you said it yourself:

Coal Dust
posted by kindall at 11:09 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


45 Cradle
posted by A god with hooves, a god with horns at 11:10 AM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


The Unkindness.

You know, like a group of ravens.
posted by One Hand Slowclapping at 11:11 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Brood
Spawn of Shadow
Spawn of Orisis
Dark Side of the Sun
posted by runincircles at 11:12 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Black Hole Sun.
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:12 AM on June 20, 2013


I think you should try to fit the word "crow" in there somewhere. Then, based on the fact that a group of such birds is called "a murder of crows," your meetups could be Murder.

(Yeah, I kill myself. But probably nobody else.)

Also, a crow's nest comes to mind (the lookout from a ship), if only to fit in a reference to family. Maybe: Crow's Nesters?
posted by Michele in California at 11:18 AM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Phoenix Spawned
Off & Offspring
Dark Sun Progeny
posted by eralclare at 11:19 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Groovy Ghoulies
Cthulhu's Family Time!


Although I really like "Off & Offspring"! :)
posted by Hanuman1960 at 11:20 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Children of the Night.
posted by sweltering at 11:20 AM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Black Ties
posted by Benny Andajetz at 11:23 AM on June 20, 2013


Less lame:

Corvus Phoenix (Et Hatchlings?)

Corvus is the genus for crows. It is a made up black bird that self immolates and is perhaps reborn with little hatchlings?

I mean take that and do what you want with it.

(I would still call the gatherings Murders.)
posted by Michele in California at 11:54 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


In California, almost all of the goths in my social circle who have children refer to them as "baby bats."
posted by infinitywaltz at 12:07 PM on June 20, 2013 [3 favorites]


Eclipse (blocking out the sun)

Murder of Crows and Crowlets

That's all I got.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 12:17 PM on June 20, 2013


Shady Characters.
posted by tilde at 12:27 PM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Black Parasols?
Boys (& Girls) Don't Cry?
Playing-fields of the Nephilim?
Ithilien Chapter of the Sierra Club?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:35 PM on June 20, 2013


"The Elder Things"
posted by furiousthought at 1:08 PM on June 20, 2013


The Gashlycrumb Tinies.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:00 PM on June 20, 2013 [9 favorites]


Er, I tried to resist but cannot:

"Eldritch Elders" goes together real well, but I have no idea how to tack on a family/kid reference.
posted by Michele in California at 2:09 PM on June 20, 2013


The Phoenix rose from the ashes. Therefore: Ash-holes.
posted by ColdChef at 2:51 PM on June 20, 2013


The Addams Families (For Elder Things and their Baby Bats)
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:22 PM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Going off runincircles' suggestion of The Brood, you could use the name of one of the cicada broods. There's a Brood 13 even. And cicadas are kinda goth; they dwell underground for a 17 years before surfacing to reproduce.
posted by kindall at 3:23 PM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


A Family Gothering.
posted by stray thoughts at 5:27 PM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Witching Hour
posted by juliplease at 7:40 PM on June 20, 2013


I was a baby goth in the East Valley in the late 80s/early 90s and I want to make a pun on Club DV8 or Blitz 777...

Blitz ABC?
L'il Bitz 777?
Club Post Due Date?
posted by padraigin at 8:07 PM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


You could call your gatherings Arsenic Hours.
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:08 PM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Gomez & Morticia
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:35 PM on June 20, 2013


Cindergarten (a tenuous riff on the coal dust/ashes of the Phoenix leitmotif)
posted by permafrost at 9:36 AM on June 21, 2013


Ah, I have a thought on how to include the kiddies:

Eldritch Elders and their Little Horrors
posted by Michele in California at 11:44 AM on June 21, 2013


Response by poster: Thank you all for such a variety of clever ideas. I'll run them past the locals and see which they like.


I'm sorry it took a bit to respond, real life gets in the way.
posted by _paegan_ at 4:52 AM on July 21, 2013


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