Discussion of general topics about Mozilla Firefox
After combing the forums, a very long list of names has been produced.
We removed some of them from <a href="http://end.at/phoenixnamesfull">here</a> to create <a href="http://end.at/phoenixnames" title="big ass list">this list</a>. To find out why, read <a href="http://end.at/phoenixcutwhy">this</a>. Here is the <a href="http://dweb.digitalrice.com/phx_top5names.txt">current ranking</a>.
Include ONLY your top 5 choices (in a column for easier copy/paste parsing for those of us who will be hunter/gatherers). Anything else will be discarded. Don't bother giving a reason why you think A is better than B, just your top 5 picks.
I'll repeat again, I'm not looking for a discussion of what is good or bad here, just your top 5 picks. If your top 5 aren't on the list, well tough, you had your chance.
It's not as though anyone will bother reading this message, but I am occsionally updating it.
It is not MY list. It was the collective work of 5 people. Flii is graciously hosting the list, I merely decided to start this thread.
I used the unix sort command (on Cygwin on Win2k) to filter the list.
sort -f -u input.txt | grep -v zilla | grep -v moz > output.txt
Please refrain from putting text to the left or right of your actual 5 suggestions; that means bullets and numbers are bad. The thing that made culling the original list so hard was picking out the names from all the other discussion.
Last edited by alanjstr on January 12th, 2003, 11:51 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Alan, you should change your post's title to something more clear (like "Phoenix name list" or whatever).
Chimera, Chimaera, Basilisk, and Komodo (among others) can not be used, too. They're already related to gecko-based products. And Raptor was the previous name of the Gecko/NGlayout engine, which was changed for trademark infringement reasons, so it's not even an option :)
Anyway, here's my top5:
Voyager (oops, trademarked)
I'm a little discouraged at this thread.., there seems to be very little consensus still, and things like PIMP are getting suggested. Wake up people, we're not calling a browser "PIMP" or Balrog. We're gonna be here forever...
This name choosing exercise is not primarily an opportunity to express your individuality. Naturally personal taste plays a big part in this, but other things have to be considered, like
1. Is this a sane name for a web browser?
2. Would people be embarrassed to recommend this because of its name?
When you have children and want to name them Moon-unit, that's your perogative. Keep in mind that this is a piece of software that millions of people will use, and hopefully billions some day
Last edited by djnr on December 11th, 2002, 3:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Edit: Meridian can't be a name due to copyright stuff (Meridian is a company making Internet "Kiosks" with their own browser...)
Last edited by XF on January 12th, 2003, 3:51 am, edited 3 times in total.
What's wrong with calling a well used product PIMP? Crazy names like Gnutella and stuff worked, so why you hatin' on pimps? Stop bein' a playa hater!
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That long, long list and Paladin is not on it?
How did you miss Paladin?
Definition from American Heritage Dictionary:
1. A paragon of chivalry; a heroic champion. 2. A strong supporter or defender of a cause
Paladin is a strong name worthy of this browser and nobody is going to give you grief about using it. Well, I guess it's too late now. Too bad.
i think it is a good idea that someone is making a list of sensible names but i think u have left many valid names off your list (aurora, adder, betelgeuse, bobcat, cobra, cockatrice, Cumulus, decipher, leopard, minotaur, nirvana...) and people should continue to use the original list until a more comprehensive "sensible" list is pur out
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