Folks, I'm concerned.
I forsee a grave problem arising in the not too distant future.
While the number of Steampunk objects increases at an accelerating rate, the corresponding pool of available (appropriate) names remains effectively fixed.
Are we going to run out of things to call our stuff before we run out of things needing names?
Does it matter that two or more objects may well be given the same name?
Should one 'stockpile' good names and sit on them, as happened with internet domains?
Will we be reduced to the indignity of appending numbers to our creations just to differentiate them? ("Introducing "The Aethero-Atomic Discumthrenulator364.")
It's all going to get terribly confusing.
I propose that we should form a commitee of the IUPAS (International Union of Pure and Applied Steampunks) to formulate a systematic nomenclature for SP creations. Such a system would be based on a methodical description of the item, starting with the basic purpose and listing all functional appendages in the order in which they are attached
Thus an automatic six barreled, Orgone powered, two piston actuated, four reservoir space blaster of the standard configuration could be fully and uniquely identified by the name:-
A much more intellectually satisfying name, I'm sure you'll agree.