Hey guys, us wellington folk have been plodding along with our network but have hit a stumbling block.. a name for our network...
This name will be used for documentation given to corporates/businesses/interested parties and will also be our SSID (In the Hutt Valley at least... the CBD and Western Wellington guys may choose another name)
Lilypad (hierachically and metaphorically similar to the Water Lily plant)
| The analogous reference between wireless networks and water lilies was originally coined by Alessandro Ovi, technology adviser to European Commission president Romano Prodi. |
Think of a pond with one water lily, then two, then four, then many overlapping, with their stems reaching into the Internet…
… Messages can hop peer-to-peer, leaping from lily to lily like frogs (wired.com)
Freap (free AP, rhymes with "cheap")
SWARM (looking for a reference to unique wellington things, this spawned from an attempt to bring the beehive into it - Honeycomb, a reference to meshing seemed a little too lame, but bees swarm, and this could stand for something like Structured (Scalable?) Wellington ARea MAN)
WellyWireless (both sorta jabs at WooshWireless/WalkerWireless)
GustNet (just a reference to the weather)
ww.MAN (A homage to URL's with a hidden meaning - Wellington Wireless . MAN)
MAN can be mixed in to any suggestion as it is a Metropolitan Area Network, the other thing I've been think of is the product "Nair" which is "No Hair" so something like "Nire" or "NireMAN"
We've also got a poll running on our website here: http://wellington.nzwireless.org
Any suggestions, comments, etc welcome