Musing on this (as a reply to self becuase SOMEONE had better taste than me and back out of their toots on the subject):
Candidates that scan: anything with a stress on the first syllable and an unstressed second syllable seems like it'd work.
Flamingo? No dice with that main stress on syllable 2.
Sandpiper, woodpecker? Nah, even with the primary stress on syllable 1, the secondary stress on syllable 2 makes it feel wrong.
MetaFilter, the online community I run, is 20 years old today, which is just whaaaaaat when I really think about it.
I wrote up some thoughts about what the site means to me and what I want it to be.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!