The lovely Caroline, in a comment on an earlier post wondered why on earth the congregation kept muttering about incomprehensible Greek things when discussing young people's work at St M's. Listen and attend, oh gentle reader, and you will discover just why I am so very keen that we should get the name of our family church plant right.
Once upon a time, when the current Churchwarden's children were teenagers, a youth group emerged at St M's. The group grew and flourished, despite having the unpromising name of Koinonia, , so when, in the fulness of time, there was demand for a group for the slightly younger siblings of these blessed teens, they called it Comitas. Of course, the children in those days were mega-literate in NT Greek and in Latin, so knew that they were celebrating fellowship, community and other similarly Good Things, and lo, it was very good.
As wave on wave of children replaced those founder-members, the "church family" members became the exception rather than the rule, so that the two youth groups were for some time the nearest thing to mission that St M's managed. By now, nobody really knew why they'd been saddled with these names, but they had beautiful banners embroidered with them, which vaguely-connected adults would take for walks on their behalf during processions on high days and holidays, so there wasn't any hope of changing them, and besides, the congregation were fond of thinking of them thus, as the names carried resonances of the glory days of yore.
Bizarrely, during the same period, the youngest children were catered for successively by "Mothers and toddlers" (exclusive of Fathers and the immobile), Prams and Pushchairs (but I thought it was the contents of these vehicles that needed to know God's love, not the buggies themselves) and, latterly, the slightly twee "Little Fishes" (well, at least there is a vague hint that it might be a Christian group...and they are definitely very very wriggly!)...with nobody raising a word of objection. Any attempts to "rebrand" the older groups, however, was met with outrage and defiance...so, you see, I do need to feel that whatever name we choose will work for an indefinite period. The idea is for this to be definitely family time, with adults and children worshipping together, though I imagine that the teaching will be largely geared to the children.
Does this help with deliberations? Anything English considered!