I am a part of a development team of 16 people split into 4 diciplines of varying sizes.
We are a few weeks into production and we have yet to decide on a team name. We have a few contestants but when it comes to voting the winning result barely wins by majority with ~8 votes. We can't seem to come to a general consensus.
This is a name that we're going to carry with us for a longer period of time and is going to be our face outwards when we exhibit our work at convensions. The group takes the name fairly seriously.
A lot of tactical vote-manipulation also took place. Group members who really wants a particular group name to win tries to recruit the neutral opinioned group members to their side. Other group members who wants an unpopular name to win decides to vote on the most popular option instead because "the name i want wont win anyways". The whole situation got very tense and uncomftable.
What is the best course of action to take in this situation as a group? Should we just not care about the group name and move on or is there a way to make everyone happier with the end result?
Note: This is a group created in a university setting and we must have a group name.