First of all, sorry if this is the wrong forum for this. Please feel free to move it if that is the case.
While it has been quite a while since I've been on ADISC, I remember one problem facing some of the older teens was the thought of becoming an 'adult baby', because of all the connotations associated with it. Since people are always going to be getting older, and it doesn't appear as though the population of *B's is getting any smaller, I think this is going to be a recurring problem until some action is taken. Unless, of course, it's not that huge of a problem in the first case. I dunno, maybe it's not.
Anyway, in response to that, I thought of a new term that people could call themselves after they pass the teenage years. Actually, the term could apply to anyone currently under the *B umbrella, as it doesn't really imply age, but some level of maturity. As you may have noticed, the term is 'mature baby'.
I think it is appropriate for several reasons:
i) It gives some distance from the term (and negative connotations of) 'adult baby'. By adopting a new phrase, it will be sort of like starting with a clean slate. And since the population on this website is generally very mature, by setting an example of the new term, it may be possible to build up a more positive image.
ii) While it would remove us somewhat from the 'community', the term is still relatively close to 'adult baby', close enough to the point where the general idea of what a mature baby is could be inferred somewhat from the term adult baby, without all of the implications.
iii) Finally, the name itself implies maturity, which I see as something positive. While yes it is an oxymoron, the contradiction is sort of fitting of the community, is it not?
Any opinions on this? I don't think this phrase has been brought up before; I searched around the forums and didn't see anything relating to it, so I hope not. I think the biggest issue would be the actual switch-over. The general nature of people seems to be to shy away from change, but there are instances in which in can be good. ^.^