Changing names is huge, isn't it? It's obviously tied to quasi permanent things such as identity and branding! I recall when the team and I wanted to find some title that didn't
have Handmade on it, just to make a point we're trying to grow a community beyond Handmade Hero. However, as I asked around and saw articles from the likes of Jaxenter
and Kill Screen
, I knew the term had already entered the public conscience.
It may not be impossible to rebrand, however, as William Chyr changed it (see here
so you see how and why he did it), but man... the pushback I got wasn't worthwhile in my mind (as there are better things to fight for). Dissonance is in its early stages so I'm personally all for encouraging you to change it now. Can you tell us a little bit about why you want to, though? That may aid us in narrowing down our suggestions.
P.S. Didn't mean to turn this into a Handmade Network story, but it's an example I have of why I'm cheering for this changing-names-early decision. Also, your video logs are simply exquisite. Don't stop.