Well, friends, I have dipped my toes in the shallow end of the swimming pool that is POLLZ ON BLOGZ and I must say the water felt quite nice. Thanks to all who voted in the first ever TxtMsgBtl poll -- 129 people participated and the results were quite conclusive.
THE RESOUNDING WINNER: STIR! (29%)
Suggested by my mother, this name seemed to have the perfect mix of coldness/forcefulness, an association to alcohol and a vague sexual connotation.
As one of my friends put it (in gchat): "haha / i also liked "stir" / i basically liked the ones that sounded the least sexual, but then were actually potentially really weirdly sexual."
SECOND PLACE: DECOY! (26%)
Clearly, the elder members of my family knew what they were doing. Decoy was my dad's submission. And while I don't really get it (is the idea that the nightclub is a decoy for a better, more fun and more real nightclub?), I do think it has a cool sound to it.
FOURTH PLACE: PETAL! (14%)
Petal was my submission and it seems to have been a love/hate proposition for the voting masses. For everyone who told me they kind of had a soft spot for the most feminine of the choices, there was someone else who echoed the feelings of a different gchatting chum of mine: "I was thinking about it but then it seemed not 'cold' enough." Alas, my name was destined for the back of the pack.
I kind of wish I had submitted my second-choice name to the family pool: SANDBOX (tagline: "Play Nice").
For all of you mathematicians, here are the comprehensive results: