I think I've got it:Looney Techs
The full name would be "Looney Labs Technical Support", which sounds official and dignified, carries the same meaning as "Lab Assistant", and is true! (Looney Labs products are low-tech, so anyone helping would be tech support.)
But then the nickname is short, catchy, easily spelled (if you know how to spell Looney), geeky, and nicely tongue-in-cheek, evoking both "crazy techs" and "lunatics".
What do you all think?
If you don't like it, here are some other things I came up with along my path to this term, and they might spur your own creativity:
- Mad Labs Minions
- Looney Labs Lunatics
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:36 PM, Bryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx
> How about "Igors"? That is short, easy to spell, catchy, not an
> animal, and has a geeky assistant-to-the-mad-scientist feel to it.
>> Some criteria for a new name for the fan club:
>> * can't be another animal name
>> * short, catchy, easy to spell, easy to remember
>> * grownup sounding, not kiddie sounding
>> Lab Assistants isn't exciting, but it does the job well. It can be used in a
>> sentence in all the necessary ways, and it sounds like a Lab Assistant
>> should be wearing a lab coat. I like it - but I'm open to changing my mind
>> if you guys come up with a great name!
>> -Kristin (of the Looney variety)