|The naming of coffee shops is a difficult matter,
||[May. 15th, 2009|04:12 pm]
Austin Coffee Houses
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I'm working with a startup nonprofit that's (planning to be) based in a downtown coffee shop, and I desperately need an unbaised opinion of the name we're working with.
Thanks for your patience--I hope that in the near future I can join this community as something better than a lurker!
The coffee shop concept is 1) a nonprofit organization, 2) with a generous helping of art on the walls, 3) focused on Conversation Cafe/World Cafe style structured conversation and dialogue. So there's sort of an art/word vibe happening, when it happens.
The names we're working with have come down two different words, and kind of a play on words between them, but ultimately, only one will be on the sign outside. All of my friends have heard my internal monologues on this name situation. The two names that have settled out like sediment are Loggia and Logia.
We like the first one because it's a good word for describing an art space, it's a rough synonym for gallery. The second one, also appealing, is a collection of wise sayings and maxims. And they *sound* like each other, they share pronunciations, so the play on words is there, but...well, "there can be only one..."
Any opinion on this would be helpful. Thanks for the bandwidth!