I'm not sure what we decided on, but I like "Drivers"!
Anyway: Drive reader David C. e-mailed me asking if Nosh was styled after a type of lizard called "Bearded Dragons," and kindly sent along this pic, which, you've gotta admit, DO LOOK LIKE OUR BOY A BIT, DON'T IT?
David and his wife even named their "beardie" (seen below, crawling on Sheldon original art) Nosh, in recognition of the similarity. And apparently, the little dude is an unstoppable eating machine as well.
You have La Familia for the close family. I suggest "(La) Familia Extensa" for the extended Drive family. Still family, but not close enough to have a vote on things.
Alternately, "(La) Conductores" for Drivers.
How about naming Skitter's species Lagartos?
And the top echelon of La Familia, sort of the innermost council, "The (La) Patrón"? Then the war council or the general staff or whatever, the "Jefes De La Guerra" or simply "La Guerra"?
I think "Drivers" is going to win out. It's too generic, but nothing else sounds good.
My three beardies love reading Sheldon too! Especially the strips with Flaco. :) Flaco is like Justin Bieber for beardies!