Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Help Me Name My Groups!

Before I branch out further into the different storylines, I figured I should take a little time to organize the different groups and figure out how to keep everything straight.  That is one of my missions, while I am on vacation the next few days.  Essentially there will be 5-6 groups to start.  You have met 2 of these groups already. They are "The Families:" and "The Elite"

   Group 1: The Families
Represented here by 3 of the charming kiddies.

Group II: The Elites


The third group will consist of my single, educated, young ladies. They are either currently in college or recently graduated.  These three have formed a pretty strong friendship.  More will be added to this group later. The ladies will range in age from 18 - 23 years of age.  None of them will have any kids.  
So far you have met Deidre, the young lady in the middle.  She works part-time at David's (Leslie's husband's) gym.  You have also been introduced to Raven, the lady on the right hand side of the sofa.  She is potentially the future love interest of Ian, who is still currently dating Olivia, since leaving the beach.  Valerie is the young lady on the left.  Her close friends call her Valtry.

Group III:  Young and Gifted

The fourth group will be older young ladies.  Mid to late 20s on average, but possibly early 30s too.  This group is sort of established in their careers.  They may have a child, or may not. They may be married, or may not.  I decided to keep close to what Stacey McBride-Irby had in mind with this group.  All three of these ladies are into the arts.  They are following their cultural dreams, so to speak.  It's not always pretty, because sometimes they are financially challenged while pursuing these dreams.  They are determined to do what's necessary to continue their dreams.
The lady on the left is Tanisha.  She is pursuing her dream of becoming a professional dancer.  She also teaches dance class to kids aged 2 and up.  Kara, in the middle, is an aspiring singer/songwriter.  She plays several instruments, and you may catch her giving music lessons when necessary.  Shantavia (Tavia for short) is an artist.  Her dream is to one day own an art gallery.  For the time being she is doing what she can to get her work noticed.  She enjoys giving back, so it is not unusual to find her giving art classes locally to kids and to adults. 

Group IV - The Dreamers


Group V are my bikers. They are a mixed bag.  Married, with kids, dating, single with kids, single without kids, etc.  They just enjoy the ride!
You've met a few of these people in previous blog posts.  There's Darren's wife and Taylor's mom, China.  She doesn't get to ride too much anymore, but occassionally she will connect with her friends.  Being a mom and wife have kept her busy to say the least.


Group V: The Bikers
In this picture, you get to see the two honorary members, Hailey and Cord.  I have a feeling that biking will be in their future, too.


So I have given these groups names.  I am not at all happy with all of them.  So I am opening it up to you for suggestions.  The goal is to make the names relevant and interesting to the groups.  Keeping in mind that whenever I make stories or videos of these groups, their names will be referenced perhaps with some Episode number or something else.  Feel free to offer suggestions.  If I like one or more suggestions, the person(s) who made the suggestions will either get 15% off an Etsy furniture purchase good for one year, or a free pizza.  Their choice.  If I don't like any of the suggestions, I will keep chuggling along with what I have, until something better comes along.  The two group names that I am most displeased with are "The Families" and "The Young and Gifted".  I think those two groups definitely need new names.  Although the more I say "The Young and Gifted", the better it sounds.  Please feel free to make suggestions for any of the groups.  Your suggestions should be submitted in the comments section.  Three suggestions, per person, per group, please.  Thanks in advance for your help.

25 comments:

  1. Awesome groupings! They're all fabulous dolls! I can't think of any names at the moment, but I'll try!

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  2. i would call the families one tinker tots since the group is mostly kids and the young and gifted i would call forever fierce since these ladies are young and dont really want to settle down yet. I do love the biker group!

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  3. MJ - Thanks for looking. You never know what will pop in your head in the dead of night.

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  4. william - I do like the name Forever Fierce, but I like it somehow being associated with the Dreamers. Hmmm. Those young girls are still wet behind the ears. They don't know anything about being Forever Fierce. LOL!

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  5. Hi Vanessa, I will continue to think as well. Right now what comes to mind for the young and gifted are 1) Living Single, 2) Generation Y, and 3) The Singles.

    Vickey

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  6. I forgot to add comments for "the families". My suggestions are 1) Little People, 2) Small Wonders, 3) The Family Treasures ( ie Van's Treasures - Lol) or Treasures of Family.

    Vickey

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  7. Hey Vickey - I originally had Living Single on the list because I loved that show. I am feeling the Generation Yers. I am going to add that to the short list of names to consider. Thanks.

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  8. Vickey - About the families, a name did pop in mind from me reading your list for the groups, that I wll give credit to you, in the event I use it. Family Jewels.

    I think I am going to change the picture I have for the family from the kids to a regular family. I think people are focuces on the little ones, instead of the family as a whole. Thanks again for your suggestions. You have 2 on the short list.

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  9. How about the Academic Dreamers for the young and gifted ones...

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  10. Might be too obvious and trite, but Sorority Row for the college ladies?

    Some of my Joes suggested The Babe Factory for the young singles. I mention it because they will give me NO peace until I do ;-D

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  11. Hailey - Hi. Thanks for the suggestion. Hope all is well with your fashion doll families.

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  12. D7ana - I like the name Sorority Row, but I was never a Sorority girl at college and I think it's a little confining as stated, but it may be a trigger for some other wonderful name. Thanks for the suggestiom.

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  13. You're welcome, Vanessa. All the nos are getting you closer to good names :-D.

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  14. Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!
    Families - The Bonds
    Young and gifted - The Ones
    The Bikers - Wild Wild Bikes
    The Dreamers - The Gold Minds

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  15. Fresh Garden - Thanks. You have some good ones there!

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  16. i have some new ones for you!
    families- Generations
    young and gifted - talented divas!

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  17. I love all your groups. I don't have any great names to add but I have to ask, where did you get that great brown tank top the middle girl from The Dreamers is wearing?

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  18. d7ana - As I have been reviewing my list this morning, I realize I forgot to "thank" your Joes for their Babe suggestion. Tell them to go take a cold shower! Tell them my ladies like tall guys. LOL!

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  19. Vanessa,

    The guys are ROTFLTBO (rolling on the floor, laughing their butts off). Between the laughter and the tears, they gasp something like "feisty," The tall guys preference evoked this comment: "Chicks all say that."

    I am mortified. I didn't keep them to have them act like that ;-D

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  20. Great group photos! I love seeing the older dolls mixed with the new ones ;)

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  21. Royalty Girl - Thanks. I've been looking at the older ones in a new light, lately. I had to put my dolls to work. They need to earn their keep. They were spending too much time sitting in those boxes trying to look pretty.

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  22. Families~~~Small Wonders, The Little Ones, Baby's Breath
    Young and Gifted~~~Working Women, Floral Friends, Talented Tulips
    The Dreamers~~~Dreaming Daises, Artistic Answers,Futuristic Friends

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  23. Johanna - The groups were named back in June. http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=1686868691603248122&postID=3981647928284336611

    Since then I have realized that I have so many storylines to get to that the groups won't really have their own storylines. I am trying to incorporate more of the characters in scenes together, without them being together. For instance, in a restaurant together, having separate conversations. Thanks for the suggestions. You came up with some good ones.

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