As I continue to gear up for our "one day" launch, one of the items I kick around is the name of the space.
Right now, I'm leaning towards calling it The Hive. My reason is twofold:
1) I love the picture it creates -- the hive mentality. Everyone coming together to get work done in a community.
2) The beehive is a symbol of historical significance here in Gloucester, VA, and has been dating back to the 1800s, used as a picture of unity in the colony. It is common to see beehives used as decorations in this area quite often. So, I feel like it would be a name that resonates with the community. Coworking is completely foreign here, so I want to do my best to work with the culture and not against it.
All of this being said, in aware of at least a couple other coworking spaces (globally) with this same moniker. Am I being unoriginal? Am I breaking any unwritten Coworking rules by doing this?
I really like the name, and the people in the community in bounced it off of really like it as well. I just want to make sure I'm being respectful to those who have gone before me and paved the way.
P.S. I really love this community. You've been so gracious and open. It's humbling.