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The naming of coffee shops is a difficult matter, [May. 15th, 2009|04:12 pm]
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It isn't just one of your holiday games!

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!

[User Picture]From: vintagehandbag
2009-05-15 09:25 pm (UTC)
I'm not how to pronounce either word off the top of my head. I'd go with the latter, but I'd say either is going to be prone to persistent misspellings and mispronunciations.
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[User Picture]From: spottylogic
2009-05-15 09:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks. The benefit of using a fairly unknown word is there's a lot less competition for webpage names and you can find one that precisely suits your meaning. The downside, obscurity...
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[User Picture]From: marframil
2009-05-15 10:54 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm going to have to say I like the first one the best. First, it was an instinctual response. Second, I feel that the word Loggia is cohesive with the ideas of coffee culture, especially in reference to Italy-gathering in a space for leisure, espresso, cappuccino, etc. I don't know, it just seems the concept fits. Sorry, to sound so art school. ;D
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[User Picture]From: spottylogic
2009-05-15 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's appreciated, and I'm not so very well-versed on coffee culture.
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[User Picture]From: trans_simian
2009-05-15 10:58 pm (UTC)
You should forgo all names and do what the artist formally known as prince did and just have a symbol.

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