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So we have a chat room. Other sites have cool names for their chat rooms. Isn't it time we named ours?

Please add your suggestions below: one suggestion per answer. Then the mods can make a decision based on the votes.

If you don't want to name the chat room, please vote this question down. And if you do, vote it up!

Please also add a line of explanation for your suggestion!

Update: we're now up to sixteen answers! I suggest we wait 48 more hours and then just pick the highest voted answer.

  • I'm thinking something incorporating "Berea" (since the Bereans were big on testing what the pastor preached against Scripture and studying the Bible), but i'm not sure exactly what... – Thomas Shields Apr 26 '12 at 22:22
  • @DoubtingThomas: How about Berean Babel? – Caleb Apr 27 '12 at 17:38
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    BTW: 16 answers = 15 visible + 1 deleted – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE May 1 '12 at 13:30
  • How many votes or how large a margin until we take it and run with it (at least until a new idea comes along)? – Caleb May 2 '12 at 11:26
  • @Caleb: I suggest we just chose the highest. We can always review it and change it. FWIW, we selected a name at sci-fi but this wasn't universally popular. Sometimes, we've just got to decide and go for it - we'll never please everyone. – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE May 2 '12 at 11:39

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The Upper Room

Explanation: this is the famous room where the church started with the arrival of The Holy Spirit. I was looking for a place where Christians were together, this seemed a well known candidate.

  • That evokes the ideas of (a) worship, and (b) hiding from a dangerous world. I'm not sure that either is appropriate. But meh, close enough. – TRiG Apr 27 '12 at 16:43
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    @TRiG: I would respond, but I'm currently stuck with my tambourine in a bunker... – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Apr 27 '12 at 16:45
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    We have a Peter, a Jon (close enough), a Doubting Thomas, so we are well on our way to filling the table. But, it makes me uncomfortable for some reason. (Maybe because I just compared myself with St. John.) – Jon Ericson Apr 27 '12 at 17:03
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    This sounds kind of exclusive. Considering the fact that this is not a Christian site I would suggest we find something that iconifies the interaction between Christian and non Christian perspectives that happens around here. – Caleb Apr 27 '12 at 17:35
  • @Caleb that's a good point. But while apologetics is encouraged in the Bible, we don't really see it going on a lot - it's mostly just preaching. hm. – Thomas Shields Apr 27 '12 at 17:55
  • @DoubtingThomas: I'm all for preaching. Now, where were we? – Caleb Apr 27 '12 at 18:02
  • @Caleb I would think the sorts of discussion we'd have in chat would not be preaching (proclamation) but apologetics (discussion and debate) – Thomas Shields Apr 27 '12 at 18:03
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    @Caleb: Yeah. That's kinda what troubled me too. – Jon Ericson Apr 27 '12 at 19:25
  • I upvoted this, but I think it's a little much to live up to! – Peter Turner Apr 27 '12 at 20:05
  • @Caleb on the other hand, several other chat rooms have "exclusive" names that nominally restrict its users to experts, but amateurs or non-experts are still welcome. I think that could be the case here - most of us in the room would be Christians or at least semi-experts on it, while the rest are still 100% welcome to converse and debate. Still, there's room for a better name.. – Thomas Shields May 1 '12 at 12:19
  • @DoubtingThomas agreed. It could be more esoteric, it could be "The Cenacle" – Peter Turner May 1 '12 at 13:09
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    I have reversed my position on this because, while it seems less than ideal to me, there are plenty of suggestions showing up that I like a lot less and no momentum seems to be behind the ones I really like. – Caleb May 2 '12 at 11:26
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    This is the current winner, see details in chat here. – Caleb May 2 '12 at 11:59
  • @Caleb: "The best is the enemy of the good."--Voltaire (I concur with you.) – Jon Ericson May 2 '12 at 16:07
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Berean Babel*

* I stole this idea from Doubting Thomas

  • interesting <!--char limit--> – Thomas Shields Apr 27 '12 at 17:58
  • @DoubtingThomas: I did actually get above the char limit the first time, and the system auto-converted my answer to a comment on the grounds that it was "trivial". I've never seen that feature before. I re-created it with enough jabber to convince it this wasn't a trivial suggestion. – Caleb Apr 27 '12 at 18:03
  • whoa. and whatever else I need for char limit again. – Thomas Shields Apr 27 '12 at 18:05
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    This is clever but I think it will make most people scratch their heads. – user23 Apr 28 '12 at 17:07
  • @JustinY: The fallout of that mixup at the tower has had people scratching their heads over the meaning of words for thousands of years. Your point being? – Caleb Apr 28 '12 at 17:10
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Hall of Tyrannus 2.0*

* Tyrannus is of course a reference to Acts 19:9, not the hulk. The 2.0 is a nod to SE and most of our constituency.

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Three Taverns.

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    This is the best of the bunch so far. – Jon Ericson Apr 27 '12 at 17:21
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Coffee Hour.

After every church service, Episcopalians (and many others) have a coffee hour where we just kinda shoot the breeze. Its the closest we actually come to "fellowship"

  • Perhaps, "coffee time". I'm nitpicking, but specifying a duration might be overly ambitious... – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Apr 27 '12 at 16:42
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    The third sacrament doesn't work, sadly. I think we ought not to exclude Mormon participation in any case. – Jon Ericson Apr 27 '12 at 16:54
  • I wish our church did this. We do have fellowship meals (best. time. ever.), but i wish we did them every sunday. +1, btw. good idea. – Thomas Shields Apr 27 '12 at 17:59
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Open Table or Table Fellowship.

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So much straw

I always fancied writing an app by this name to scour the internet and find all the good arguments. But I think it would be a good name for what goes on in the chat room :) and the phrase has at least both Catholic and Protestant connotations (in my mind at least). Although, to be sure, it doesn't indicate a "room".

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Nose Meets Toes

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The Church

After all, the church is the people, not the building, right?

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The Arc

We are the salt of this world, and we are the ones who stay awake and pray for the coming of the lord. In a sense, we are in an arc. Arc represents us, who stays awake, and soon to be the ones going to the paradise.

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The Temple Court

(This being where Jesus sat as a teenager and debated the theology buffs of the temple)

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The Chapel

A common name for Christian assemblies, I think it works in many strands of Christianty.

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"The Body"

A reference to 1 Corinthians 12. (And slightly less ridiculuous "Noses Meet Toeses" which is actually going in a good direction)

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The Fellowship

Of course, you'll probably get lots of Lord of the Rings fans here, but meh...

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Debates About Words

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