The voting in the previous question was in favor of changing the name of Parenting's chat room.

So now you can post suggestions for a new name and vote on them to choose the winner. There needn't be too many rules, probably just

  • On topic in the widest sense, it should be related to Parenting
  • Not rude or controversial

I'm not sure how long to keep the voting open, but I suggest that we take some time to choose a new name. No need to rush it. Let's give everyone the chance to participate, vote (and maybe change their vote).

In case you feel that the name shouldn't be changed, I suggest to write and answer suggesting the default name (Parenting) and if you have good reasons, write an answer over at this question and link to it in the answer (or in a comment). But this is just a suggestion on how to possibly handle it.


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The Playground

A place to relax we regularly go to, where it’s easy to start a conversation with other parents and where we can also have fun.


"Down the Rabbit Hole" or just "The Rabbit Hole", an allusion to Alice in Wonderland.


  • already a cultural phrase usually involving discussions that lead to other things.

  • From a famous children's book

Cons: too cultural?


The Timeout Corner!


  • It's cool
  • (Almost) everyone understands the reference
  • It's highly relatable to the topic of parenting
  • You can tell people to "go to Timeout!" when you want to chat
  • Let me rephrase. How about we say "These comments are getting pretty heated. How about we take a timeout and go to The Timeout Corner to discuss."


I honestly don't see any. At all.

The timeout corner is only a negative thing if you, as a parent, or we, as a community, make it a negative thing.

  • The only (small) con I can see here is that if someone new sees "go to Timeout!" and doesn't understand that is a chat room (or someone gets sent there while having a drawn out discussion / argument in the comments) it could be perceived as a punishment / negative thing.
    – Becuzz
    Commented Feb 23, 2018 at 15:22
  • @Becuzz I think in that case we can just say “let’s take it to chat” Commented Feb 23, 2018 at 22:45
  • Not too convinced. It has an undertone of “where you are sent to if you misbehave”.
    – Stephie Mod
    Commented Feb 25, 2018 at 21:00
  • @Stephie That's only if you solely use the timeout corner for misbehaving. I used to send my kids to the timeout corner so they could take a break. Sometimes they even asked for it. "Do you need a timeout sweetie?" "Yea daddy, I need a timeout" Commented Feb 26, 2018 at 22:39

Meet the Parents

  • Kind of true, taken literally, so on topic
  • Short
  • Almost unique 3 letter abbreviation: MtP
  • Well known

One strength may also be considered a weakness - the meaning with regards to dating may either be considered funny or a bit confusing.


The Naughty Step

Very similar to @someshinyobject's Timeout Corner, so the same Pros.

Cons: it could sound a bit like you will be scolding someone if you tell them to go to The Naughty Step

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