I would love to create a center in Baltimore that would attract not just atheists but all free thinkers, humanists, secular people in general. Can you give me some suggestions as to what the name of such a center could be that it would appeal to the largest demographic?
Common Secular Community Center for Reason
Center of Free Thought and Humanism
Common Atheist Community Center
FREE as a recursive acronym like GNU - GNU is Not Unix.
Can't think of anything right now, will try later.
I'd try to make it have a creative acronym as well as spell it all out plainly. An acronym which plays into the central theme (free thought I guess) would wrap it up neatly. THINK, maybe? You'd have to work backwards that way, though. Anyway, it's just a quirky thought.
The Library! Bah dum bump! Thank you ladies and gentlemen, I'll be here all night.
Ok, for real...
The Center for Liberated Thinking
Intercommunity Free Thought Center
I think you should steer clear of "Atheist" because it is still divisive and not all humanists are atheists, nor are all free thinkers, skeptics, scientists, philosophers, etc. They may have some but not a complete overlap of shared secular interests and values. Also, our local atheist group enjoys a lot of informational gatherings about issues that have nothing to do with atheism or theism. You want to draw people in and make them feel as welcome as possible, so just by looking at the name, they feel intrigued about your organization.
Christian childrens' dining club
That will also lure in some of those stupid Jesus lovers - then we brainwash them and reprogram their brains with logic and reason!