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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 1:29 pm

What do you all think of Arias? Thanks to Spiffster on IRC for spotting this. Arias is part of the name of the world's smallest lizard, just discovered yesterday. See http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20 ... izard.html

It has the following advantages:

- I think it sounds pretty cool :-)
- It's meaningful, since it's the world's smallest lizard (and hey, it also regenerates its body parts, kinda like Phoenix is coming back to life. Or something -- it's a stretch)
- The article is from yesterday of last year. It's a sign!

A notable disadvantage is that it might be misspelled a lot. While that'd be a big deal for a major released product, I'm not sure how much it realistically matters for us.

Thoughts? opinions?
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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 1:33 pm

Blake wrote:What do you all think of Arias?


How do you pronounce it?
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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 1:35 pm

Blake wrote:It has the following advantages:

- I think it sounds pretty cool :-)
- It's meaningful, since it's the world's smallest lizard (and hey, it also regenerates its body parts, kinda like Phoenix is coming back to life. Or something -- it's a stretch)
- The article is from yesterday of last year. It's a sign!


Extra cool: it's also a type of gecko.
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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 1:37 pm

Makes me think of "Alias".

Arias... Isn't the real name Sphaerodactylus Ariasae? I read the article, but the short-form Arias wasn't used anywhere, however, <b>Jaragua</b> was. Also, it doesn't really imply what it's about (a web browser), but neither did Phoenix.

I don't know how to prenounce this! Is it Árias (as in area) or Aréas?
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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 1:37 pm

Blake wrote:What do you all think of Arias? Thanks to Spiffster on IRC for spotting this. Arias is part of the name of the world's smallest lizard, just discovered yesterday.


For an acronym:

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 1:40 pm

Blake wrote:What do you all think of Arias?

Not bad at all :)
The good thing is that it's very short, and is easy to remember.

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 1:53 pm

I kind of like the (sound of the) name, but it's also the plural of "aria", "an elaborate song for solo voice", as WordNet puts it, so most people will just think, "why?" - simply because no one knows that it's also a gecko. Most people know what a phoenix is (at least now that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is on the big screen ;) ).

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 2:03 pm

Kamui wrote:but it's also the plural of "aria", "an elaborate song for solo voice"

Oh dear, too close to Opera.

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 2:04 pm

I like it. Can still use the cute blue Gecko icon from Mozilla.

Or maybe a FatLady(tm) singing on a tipped-over blue e from Internet Explorer. :twisted:
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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 2:13 pm

Alex Bishop wrote:How do you pronounce it?


What he said.

It's a nice name, topical and all, but it fails the sliding-off-the-tongue test.

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 2:16 pm

thumperward wrote:
Alex Bishop wrote:How do you pronounce it?


What he said.

It's a nice name, topical and all, but it fails the sliding-off-the-tongue test.

- Chris


Since the lizard is named after a woman of latin american descent, I would presume AH-ree-as (that last a is probably a schwa)

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 2:21 pm

dont really like it too much.. cant explain why, just dont like it :|
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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 2:24 pm

Ted Mielczarek wrote:Since the lizard is named after a woman of latin american descent, I would presume AH-ree-as


Thanks. But for all joe sixpack knows, it could be Ae-Rie-Az. So to speak. That's all I was saying.

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 2:26 pm

Like the name in keeping with the lizard theme.

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 2:28 pm

If it's going to be a browser for Joe Sixpack, better call it <b>Bud</b> or <b>Lite</b> or <b>Coors</b>.

Simple, monosyllabic, easy to remember.
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