Thank you for writing this up! (This is me going meta btw).
I really enjoyed reading your post because:
You thought outside the box and made me think (Honestly, I hadn’t thought about this topic much just about now!)
I really liked the structure. It was easy to follow and engaging
You explained the potential risks and how to minimize these
Explained practical steps to choose a name
I can totally see a lot of situations where the formula “Effective Altruism + [location/university]” isn’t the best choice. In the context of German local groups (I live in Germany) it seems like this formula has worked pretty well so far (also given the kinds of activities most groups here focus on), particularly surrounded by the work of effektiv-spenden.org, which has spread the idea of “effective giving/donations” in Germany and indirectly of effective altruism.
As a last anecdotal point (my personal experience when first came across the name “Effective Altruism/Effektiver Altruismus”: I though the name sounded very interesting (especially the effective part :P), made me very curious and thought I’d like to talk to these folks at least once.