The first nerdy dispatch from my Quixotic Hardware Project, QIXOTE-1
Honeywell Multics ran on a 9 bit byte, 36 bit word machine. So maybe you could target that.
the Nonad makes me think of the Star Trek episode with Nomad. So be careful, before you connect this to anything mobile.
I know the name-that-grouping ship has sailed, but I'm just playing for fun here. How about "yx", pronounced like "Mike's" w/o the M? It's a play on IX, of course. Or possibly "nonet", like an octet only bigger.