SteemSTEM Needs a New Name!

Well, well, well. Things are well and truly shaken up!

Hive is coming, and the community appears to be following. I speak for myself here - though I'm confident the SteemSTEM community is on the same page: This is nothing but a positive move, and we are thus 100% on board with migration to the Fork. More details to come.


Temporary logo & name compliments of @glass.wolf

SteemSTEM has been around for years, and though we are not often recognised for our work, we have been supporting authors for years for nothing (in fact, we've been paying off debts to @lemouth for as long as I can remember). This is fine. We love what we do, and we believe in it.

Those who know me may also be aware that I have some pretty ambitious goals to accomplish with SteemSTEM but they could never be realized without sufficient support, and on a chain that always felt... held back. Now that chain has sold its soul to an entity who fundamentally disagrees with what it stands for, the signals have become as clear as a supernova in the night sky that it's time to make a move away.

But this post isn't directly about that. This is not a farewell post. Before I do that, we have another concern:

What's in a name?

You may have noticed that our name has the word STEEM in it. That's kind of a problem. I've been bashing my brain around for a couple of weeks now trying to conjure up a name that we can use. Permanently.

It ain't an easy task.

I'm extremely grateful that @glass.wolf has offered his fantastic artistic skills to clean up and evolve our image for the migration to a quality never seen before, but we can't even begin with that until we have a name!

So, to me, it makes absolute sense to put this to the community. We are a community project of decentralised nature... it just fits.

Therefore, if there are any creative, literary minds out there, I am reaching out for ideas to get that *hivemind * working to become greater than the sum of its parts. Your idea may or may not be chosen, but at the very least, ANY suggestions will unlock new doors and directions to explore. So literally anything will be appreciated, even if it's some troll name by @trumpman.

Now, there are some restrictions, naturally. I'm pretty good at figuring out what we DON'T want, at least:

  • We should no longer contain the name of the blockchain in the brand. Nor should there be anything that directly refers to how things function. We don't say 'FastFoodMcDonalds' or 'EngineBMW' for good reason. Sorry, 'HiveStem' ain't gonna cut it.
  • the word STEM COULD be used, though I personally feel we have always curated more broadly than topics usually associated with pure STEM (economics, history, archaeology, etc).
  • The name should be around 2-3 syllables. 4 at MAX if it's worth it.
  • The name should be a word or words related to what we are and do, but not so obvious that the name is already taken with a quick Google search.

Some words that are related but too obvious: Knowledge, Wisdom, Science, Insight, and so on

  • The name should generally melt off the tongue. Generally, this means not having two of the same, or similar, consonants such as the 'ST' in STeemSTem. Calvin Klein always sounded wrong to me, too. The same goes for vowel sounds.

I'd say I'll give a full upvote to any name I choose, but I feel that's somewhat pointless now. Perhaps you can get some hive-based reward in the coming days =)

So come on, show me what all those brilliant minds are made of.

What should SteemSTEM be called?

For now, you can find us on Hive under the placeholder name 'HiveStem'. Keep an eye out!

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  • @enforcer48

    Here's one:


  • @trumpman


  • @borislavzlatanov

    Sorry, 'HiveStem' ain't gonna cut it.

    And there I was, ready to comment on how awesome the new logo looks.

  • @eii


  • @mrbandler

    What about Alvus Animus, I am not great at latin but a quick google translate shows the following:

    • Alvus - can broadly be translated to Hive (hint, don't let the word bowel fool you 😅)
    • Animus - Latin for Mind is Animo, I felt that didn't roll that good, and took the liberty to change it to animus.

    So ultimately it would be Hive Mind, Hive is pretty self-explanatory and Mind because we are the people of the mind, we think for the sake of thinking and the fundamental truth of our nature.

    So yeah, my suggestion is: Alvus Animus.

  • @distantsignal

    Dynamo - Generate power. Sasana - I believe it translates into “teaching” or “practice”. Slingshot - I was thinking of the term when used in conjunction with satellites or acceleration, not the thing my father used to shoot pheasants with. :)

  • @acont

    In physics or mechanics when something is moving, or when a project is starting: "set the project in motion" or "set in motion". Maybe:

    SetInMotion, STEMinmotion

  • @simplifylife


    The enzyme than untangles the DNA allowng it to replicate and allows cell replication...this is what keeps the human body going!

    I saw someone mention Animus (mind).

    Maybe Animus Helicase, untangling of the mind...

  • @ravanakuaa

    Blocktrade adarangba Abraham please, like, comments

  • @shadowmask

    A full name is going to be a hard choice, but a set of acronyms that kind of make a word. COTAS: Culture of Thought and Science

    That may be one way to take the name search, like how STEM was meant.

  • @tomlee

    Time to do some thinking..

  • @jasonbu

    How about:

    • STEMWorld
    • WorldofSTEM
    • STEMLab
    • STEMiverse
    • iSTEM
    • STEMOverload
    • STEMTime
    • STEMDeep ... oh, oh ... one more...
    • STEMSocial or
  • @apsu

    HIVstEm or hivSTeM could work!

    It includes both HIVE and STEM in it!

  • @abitcoinskeptic

    decentraSTEM or STEMit

  • @carloserp-2000

    mindS H-mindS STEMminds o STEMinds

  • @alchemage

    Hm. Naming things can be difficult. I'll keep it in mind, but for now this is all I have :)


    All things STEM, ...kind of a far reach, but also a play on Omniscient.

  • @abigail-dantes

    Hi @mobbs :)

    I like @enforcer48's , @eei's and @distantsignals' suggestions. NOT @trumpman's !!

    I have edited this. I reread my comment and it felt a bit unclear/unstructured :P

    So, here I go again ....

    Vidya or vidyā (Sanskrit: विद्या) primarily means science, learning, philosophy, knowledge, and scholarship, any knowledge whether true or false. Its root is vid (Sanskrit: विद्), which means "to reason upon", knower, finding, knowing, acquiring or understanding.

    As for my own suggestion, I say a name with vidya within it.

    • STEMVidya ?
    • VidyaSTEM ?

    I think the first one sounds better :)

  • @steemstem

    This post has been voted on by the SteemSTEM curation team and voting trail. It is elligible for support from @curie and @minnowbooster.

    If you appreciate the work we are doing, then consider supporting our witness @stem.witness. Additional witness support to the curie witness would be appreciated as well.

    For additional information please join us on the SteemSTEM discord and to get to know the rest of the community!

    Please consider using the app and/or including @steemstem in the list of beneficiaries of this post. This could yield a stronger support from SteemSTEM.

  • @tomlee


  • @acont


  • @hamnox

    Athens Brainiac SmartHive

    more brainstorming: BrainBee HoneyEd (ambiguous whether pronounced "huh-need" or "hun-nee-ed") EYM - expand your mind, "aim" STEMbuzz

  • @uyobong

    My suggestion for @steemstem rebranding are as follows:

    • STEMiverse
    • RepoCurate
    • KnowBank

    Posted using Partiko Android

  • @anaestrada12

    Wow, I'm hearing about this news and the name change. What about my steemit account? Should I open a new hive account to continue publishing?

  • @erh.germany

    I favor @acont s suggestion: sySTEM

    for obvious reasons: Systemics is something other than analytics, it considers systemic thinking and viewing the world as interactive systems which are self-organizing and dynamic.

    I strongly vote for it :)

  • @ili0braz


  • @azman

    @mobbs : MetsHive

    M : Mathematics E : Engineering T : Technology S : science

    Mets Hive