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Rebranding "PALEO" - Please submit your suggestions. VOTING POLL to follow!

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 12, 2011 at 9:10 PM

This is not a duplicate question. All the other threads that discuss the rebranding cannot also serve as a suggestion box for names.

Please note I have marked this as Community Wiki given the nature of this question and its answers.

Please keep your answers short and sweet (meaning just the name). An exception would be if you want to make a comment about the name or some kind of short explanation if it needs it.

Here's how this will work:

  • Answer this question with any name suggestions you'd like. Answer multiple times or one all-inclusive answer. Since this is a Community Wiki, it won't matter much anyway.

  • I will scrummage through the answers and pick out the most popular name ideas

  • These popular choices will be the 'nominated' entries for an online voting poll

  • We will put out the voting poll here on PaleoHacks and spread the word elsewhere too

  • The top one or two winners of the voting poll will become known across the "Paleo" community.

At that point, the game ends. It will then be up to the masses to determine if the whole operation was a successful way to 'agree' on a popular new brand or if it was "all for naught". In other words, nobody here on PaleoHacks has the sway to pronounce a 'winner'. I mean, we can announce it, but making something stick would fall more in the hands of the big bloggers that we all look to for information. What they choose to do with it (if anything at all) will be completely unknown and unpredictable. If nothing sticks, then nothing sticks. So this will either be a complete success or a total failure. But you cannot have a breakthrough until you take a risk.

A couple of key points:

Paleo 2.0 will be automatically on the voting poll

Archevore will be automatically on the voting poll

Leaving "Paleo" alone and not rebranding at all will automatically on the voting poll

"Other" with a blank suggestion box will be on the poll

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on August 27, 2011
at 07:38 PM

Yah this garnered an overwhelming response to leave it as Paleo, which I was actually surprised by. That's why I never took it to the next step (the voting poll).

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 27, 2011
at 02:59 PM

[*sigh] This is such a waste of time. I will write about this on PaleolithicDiet.com sometime next week.

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on August 19, 2011
at 10:59 PM

I prefer Ancestral _Health_ Diet, which is more accurate.

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on August 19, 2011
at 10:24 PM

another consideration is how much its popularity has depended on Internet based dissemination. it should be an Internet meme, like I Can Has Baconz

B4ec9ce369e43ea83f06ee645169cee0

on April 26, 2011
at 10:25 PM

When I wrote this I didn't realize that Roy Mankovitz had already thought of it. That will teach me to think that I ever have an original thought! :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 14, 2011
at 02:59 PM

upvoted for creativity, but certainly not because i think we should say that our diet is 90% ANAL.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 14, 2011
at 12:57 PM

I think that people were up for the concept of Paleo 2.0, I don't think they necessarily meant they were agreeing with a name change.

0541ec908609b1bbadecd966128d1008

on April 14, 2011
at 09:23 AM

Seems to be some reality here.

0541ec908609b1bbadecd966128d1008

on April 14, 2011
at 09:22 AM

Had to smile at this one & it seems at times to be fitting.

0541ec908609b1bbadecd966128d1008

on April 14, 2011
at 09:20 AM

This was my first thought when I read the question. Not sure if it has the ring to it that people will like.

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 14, 2011
at 08:19 AM

nice and retentive

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on April 14, 2011
at 04:46 AM

when someone says, "Oh so you do a low carb diet?" No.... I'd like to call it smart-carb. i.e. only relative to the high carb diet of many Americans today is it lower carb, but really the focus is on the quality and timing of carb consumtion. Eat smart. Eat S-mart. S-mart carbsssss

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 14, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Ha, there's that motivation I need to get back to the gym!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 14, 2011
at 01:24 AM

whoa! an online proposition. OMG As the Paleolithic World Turns.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 14, 2011
at 01:09 AM

LOL, see what happens when I get busy at work! You ever get back into the Chicagoland area Kamal and maybe this could be up for discussion. ;)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 07:14 PM

So 23 upvotes for "Who's up for Paleo 2.0?" and and the top upvoted answer on that 'question' is for it as well??? But zero votes here and eighty billion votes for leaving it as "paleo". that's pretty cornfusing.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 07:12 PM

for those who don't know, eating a pastoral based diet means eating animal based foods, particularly animals raised on pasture. a shepherd leading a pastoral life would typically raise livestock animals and move from pasture to pasture where there was drinkable water available. Dr Kurt Harris says on his site that he considers his diet to be "Pastoral".

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 05:28 PM

I like NeoPaleo

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on April 13, 2011
at 05:25 PM

Yes paleo does not need to be low carb but 90% of the followers are low carb. And paleo is not a good name for this diet, bc it does include many non-paleo foods...

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on April 13, 2011
at 05:23 PM

Paleo isn't necessarily low carb. Just because most people do it doesn't mean we should all. Also, the organic thing is a bit silly I think. My vegetables aren't organic, but they're from a local farmer who uses the least amount of pesticides he can.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4111)

on April 13, 2011
at 04:13 PM

I agree, it is just easier to say "I eat Real Food" rather than . Titles sound like fads. A nice simple description sounds like....well, the food I eat :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 04:00 PM

btw Kamal. A brand is often referred to as something you can get behind. A 'purpose' to support. It's a side skew to the most common meaning of the word. Paleo is in some ways a 'brand'.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 13, 2011
at 03:43 PM

"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQMZQCQ

E4ea912bb525efc4e392821120cfb8a6

(450)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:57 PM

Paleo is the best name... In that one small word the whole diet is explained.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:59 PM

yah my email is realfoodlife@gmail.com. real food is where it's at.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:07 PM

Paleo as a meme and concept are just getting into mainstream consciousness... It's a sort of nickname for an entire group of ideas. I think it is both too early and too late to change the name.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 05:24 AM

this is hilarious. i did not expect this. if this continues to absolutely dominate, we may not need a poll after all.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:40 AM

She's taken Jack! (not by me, I should add...)

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:40 AM

"Whole Food" eating... The Original Human Diet.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:39 AM

a "Whole Food Lifestyle"

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:32 AM

wow! a love story right here on paleohacks. cool :)

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:30 AM

I meant to say, they will "eat *this* diet or die soon thereafter."

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:27 AM

Oh, if anyone doubts the name... throw a human on an abandoned island (or nearly any survival situation without conventional food at hand) and they will eat *this* diet.

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:24 AM

That said, I don't really care what its called. And the aforementioned name would be hard to find via an internet search. I just tell people I eat real food, if they start to argue I just say I disagree and leave it at that.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:23 AM

I adore you too, Melissa!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:49 AM

The last time I commented that I loved you it got deleted (the sad boy that compared boobs to presents), so I will state once again Kamal, I adore you. <3

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:05 AM

what is ridiculous?

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:04 AM

I don't think OHN will work, but I will say that Optimal Human Nutrition is EXACTLY what I'm after, and I think it's a very well worded explanation of how I choose to eat 90+% of the time.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 12, 2011
at 09:25 PM

Leave it as "Paleo"

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:07 PM

Paleo as a meme and concept are just getting into mainstream consciousness... It's a sort of nickname for an entire group of ideas. I think it is both too early and too late to change the name.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 05:24 AM

this is hilarious. i did not expect this. if this continues to absolutely dominate, we may not need a poll after all.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 13, 2011
at 03:43 PM

"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQMZQCQ

13
21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:37 AM

I didn't think "Paleo" was a brand. So rebranding it doesn't (technically) make sense.

On a less nitpicky note, I like leaving it as is. This flurry of name changes is fun if you're a linguist. Especially a cunning one, hee hee.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 04:00 PM

btw Kamal. A brand is often referred to as something you can get behind. A 'purpose' to support. It's a side skew to the most common meaning of the word. Paleo is in some ways a 'brand'.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:49 AM

The last time I commented that I loved you it got deleted (the sad boy that compared boobs to presents), so I will state once again Kamal, I adore you. <3

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 14, 2011
at 01:09 AM

LOL, see what happens when I get busy at work! You ever get back into the Chicagoland area Kamal and maybe this could be up for discussion. ;)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:40 AM

She's taken Jack! (not by me, I should add...)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:23 AM

I adore you too, Melissa!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:32 AM

wow! a love story right here on paleohacks. cool :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 14, 2011
at 01:24 AM

whoa! an online proposition. OMG As the Paleolithic World Turns.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 14, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Ha, there's that motivation I need to get back to the gym!

10
6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 12, 2011
at 09:36 PM

Leave it as "paleo".

9
04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

on April 12, 2011
at 09:14 PM

Rebranding Paleo to Ancestral Diet

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on August 19, 2011
at 10:59 PM

I prefer Ancestral _Health_ Diet, which is more accurate.

8
C074eec3b3c0325ef3018a128111823a

(1012)

on April 13, 2011
at 12:45 AM

I don't care what people call it, as long as it's based on good science.

7
Acfd35c9e350bb4c0c17810af4decd95

on April 13, 2011
at 02:12 PM

Leave it at "Paleo."

5
9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on April 13, 2011
at 03:39 AM

I often use the "Real Food" tag on Twitter.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4111)

on April 13, 2011
at 04:13 PM

I agree, it is just easier to say "I eat Real Food" rather than . Titles sound like fads. A nice simple description sounds like....well, the food I eat :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:59 PM

yah my email is realfoodlife@gmail.com. real food is where it's at.

4
535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

(1013)

on April 13, 2011
at 04:07 PM

Paleo works for me.

2
628b1f06b8580fa60793d36c9ee8a91f

(93)

on April 14, 2011
at 04:17 AM

ANAL - Ancestral Nutrition and Lifestyle

0541ec908609b1bbadecd966128d1008

on April 14, 2011
at 09:22 AM

Had to smile at this one & it seems at times to be fitting.

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 14, 2011
at 08:19 AM

nice and retentive

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 14, 2011
at 02:59 PM

upvoted for creativity, but certainly not because i think we should say that our diet is 90% ANAL.

2
A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

on April 13, 2011
at 05:05 PM

how about, Paleo 1.0 gets re-labeled the Paleomythic Diet, and Paleo 2.0 the NeoPaleo Diet

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 05:28 PM

I like NeoPaleo

0541ec908609b1bbadecd966128d1008

on April 14, 2011
at 09:20 AM

This was my first thought when I read the question. Not sure if it has the ring to it that people will like.

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on August 19, 2011
at 10:24 PM

another consideration is how much its popularity has depended on Internet based dissemination. it should be an Internet meme, like I Can Has Baconz

2
Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

on April 13, 2011
at 12:27 AM

OHN = Optimal Human Nutrition

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:04 AM

I don't think OHN will work, but I will say that Optimal Human Nutrition is EXACTLY what I'm after, and I think it's a very well worded explanation of how I choose to eat 90+% of the time.

2
E242ecf1fecbac866894059f5304b4c6

(318)

on April 13, 2011
at 12:11 AM

this is ridiculous. what about not having a 'banner' to bandwagon? everyone here does so much jumping around anyways, it'd be obsolete by the next the next FotM rolls around. exercise some autonomy and individualism

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 01:05 AM

what is ridiculous?

2
Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 12, 2011
at 09:37 PM

* Pastoral *

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 07:12 PM

for those who don't know, eating a pastoral based diet means eating animal based foods, particularly animals raised on pasture. a shepherd leading a pastoral life would typically raise livestock animals and move from pasture to pasture where there was drinkable water available. Dr Kurt Harris says on his site that he considers his diet to be "Pastoral".

0541ec908609b1bbadecd966128d1008

on April 14, 2011
at 09:23 AM

Seems to be some reality here.

1
218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on August 27, 2011
at 03:06 AM

I think of the paleo/primal/archevore/ancestral as the Paleo Spectrum Most people fit into the spectrum somewhere, whether at the autoimmune protocol diet end of the spectrum, or the dairy consuming primal folk at the other and the vlc ketogenic folk off on another tangent. Most grains are out of the spectrum, though white rice is one exception that can slot in, for some people certain legumes are on the fringes too.

What can generally agreed is that HFCS, cane sugar, modern crapanola oils and wheat/gluten and general processed crap is not anywhere at all the spectrum

1
6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 19, 2011
at 10:35 PM

B.A.M. (Biologically Appropriate Menu)

1
9fb6900af6e722fc80ab46782fa94e2c

on April 13, 2011
at 03:34 AM

Inherent Diet / Inherent Human Diet / Fitting Foods / Best Fit Foods / Fittin' Vittles (sorry)

1
6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on April 12, 2011
at 11:44 PM

The revolution diet.

The word evolution is still present but not so threatening to those with strong religious beliefs. So much of what we promote flys in the face of the establishment.

1
A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on April 12, 2011
at 09:29 PM

I like to say i'm an "unprocessed" eater.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:40 AM

"Whole Food" eating... The Original Human Diet.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:39 AM

a "Whole Food Lifestyle"

1
B4ec9ce369e43ea83f06ee645169cee0

on April 12, 2011
at 09:28 PM

Rebrand to the 'Original Human Diet'

B4ec9ce369e43ea83f06ee645169cee0

on April 26, 2011
at 10:25 PM

When I wrote this I didn't realize that Roy Mankovitz had already thought of it. That will teach me to think that I ever have an original thought! :)

1
Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 12, 2011
at 09:25 PM

* Archevore *

1
Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 12, 2011
at 09:23 PM

* Paleo 2.0 *

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 13, 2011
at 07:14 PM

So 23 upvotes for "Who's up for Paleo 2.0?" and and the top upvoted answer on that 'question' is for it as well??? But zero votes here and eighty billion votes for leaving it as "paleo". that's pretty cornfusing.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 14, 2011
at 12:57 PM

I think that people were up for the concept of Paleo 2.0, I don't think they necessarily meant they were agreeing with a name change.

0
6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 19, 2011
at 10:07 PM

People Food

(P.S. I actually quite like "paleo")

0
8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 19, 2011
at 10:01 PM

Isn't this all a bit too much like "CORN SUGAR"? Keep it, just make it better.

0
2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 13, 2011
at 07:24 PM

After the Troglodyte's diet, may I suggest the Troglodiet

0
Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

on April 13, 2011
at 05:17 PM

ORGANIC LOW CARB is I believe the best description. Paleo is not a good name for the diet currently followed here since many neolithic foods are accepted (milk, dairy, bacon). But the vast majority here goes for low carb, and we all choose organic products, so organic low carb is the real thing!

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on April 13, 2011
at 05:25 PM

Yes paleo does not need to be low carb but 90% of the followers are low carb. And paleo is not a good name for this diet, bc it does include many non-paleo foods...

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on April 13, 2011
at 05:23 PM

Paleo isn't necessarily low carb. Just because most people do it doesn't mean we should all. Also, the organic thing is a bit silly I think. My vegetables aren't organic, but they're from a local farmer who uses the least amount of pesticides he can.

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on April 14, 2011
at 04:46 AM

when someone says, "Oh so you do a low carb diet?" No.... I'd like to call it smart-carb. i.e. only relative to the high carb diet of many Americans today is it lower carb, but really the focus is on the quality and timing of carb consumtion. Eat smart. Eat S-mart. S-mart carbsssss

0
E4ea912bb525efc4e392821120cfb8a6

on April 13, 2011
at 02:56 PM

True Ancestral Nutrition.... The T.A.N. Diet? haha

E4ea912bb525efc4e392821120cfb8a6

(450)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:57 PM

Paleo is the best name... In that one small word the whole diet is explained.

0
5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:23 AM

The real human diet...

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:30 AM

I meant to say, they will "eat *this* diet or die soon thereafter."

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:27 AM

Oh, if anyone doubts the name... throw a human on an abandoned island (or nearly any survival situation without conventional food at hand) and they will eat *this* diet.

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on April 13, 2011
at 02:24 AM

That said, I don't really care what its called. And the aforementioned name would be hard to find via an internet search. I just tell people I eat real food, if they start to argue I just say I disagree and leave it at that.

0
A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

on April 12, 2011
at 10:20 PM

integrovore

short explanation needed: integro- : As a Latin verb it means "renew, restore, make whole" which refers to the goal of normalizing health through diet. The verb can also mean "begin again, start from scratch", referring both to a research-based, ever growing and adjusting knowledge of diet, and as a bonus can refer to preferred food preparation methods. The root adjective to integro- is integer, meaning "complete, whole, intact" - i.e. the "minimally processed" approach to food preparation, the ideal especially when working towards the goal of renewed, restored, health.

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8544465753d56e89bd1bb2c92e9cea7a

on April 13, 2011
at 12:54 AM

Paleolution ..........................

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