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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 1:42 am

Kommet wrote: We would need to be sure to always pronounce it as "Jag-war" to avoid pissing off the British car company "Jag-yoo-ar".

Or maybe ProZilla then?


PeniZillin?

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 2:24 am

shoestring wrote:
PeniZillin?


LOL :D

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 2:40 am

How about 'Phallus' ?

(You know, rising from something-metaphor)

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 2:44 am

I personally prefer iSpider.

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 4:19 am

Ok, this is probably going to be a bit dull but...

Why not name the project something something dull and sensible that denotes what it *does* i.e. something 'Navigator' / 'Explorer' / 'Surf' / 'web' etc.

That makes it easier for the punters to get a handle on and more appealing to the corporates. Then you can pick cool names for the major builds, a bit like Debian? (which means you get to have this discussion every few months ;)

Lets face it, after 40+ years of us geeks naming things, all the good names are taken! (although I did like Barbarella)

Of course, this post is only relevant if you are aiming for the rest of the world with this browser - if it is aimed at the IT community, apologies for being OT!
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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 4:49 am

two legged freak wrote:BOWSER!

Image

sounds like Browser and looks like a Reptile :D


Brilliant!

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 5:55 am

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 6:30 am

My suggestion: Velociraptor

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 7:06 am

Kommet wrote:I've got it! Name the browser after a jungle cat! Something mid-sized (not Tiger, not Bobcat) to illustrate the flexibility and space efficiency combined with killing ability, like Jaguar! They would make a great icon set, and we could do a rendered fur theme as an additional option to the Orbit-based default. We would need to be sure to always pronounce it as "Jag-war" to avoid pissing off the British car company "Jag-yoo-ar".

I think "jag-wire" is the pronunciation you are looking for.

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 7:15 am

I like Anka, if the description on /. is accurate.

An AC had this funny suggestion:
"Don't blame us for the rendering problems"
...kinda long for a name, though.

I also like Athena, as explained above in this forum.

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 8:08 am

How about:
Navigator 8.0 :-)
MozLite
MozNav
BrowserZilla

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 8:35 am

Hello,

Just a quick note on using <b>Raptor </b> instead of Phoenix: as far as I know, the Gecko engine was orginally called Raptor, and the Mozilla project had to change that name to Gecko, because of trademark problems.

So it would not be such a good idea to use it again for a Mozilla based project.

Regards,

- Jay
PS: Another thought I had: if Phoenix is a Mozilla.org sponsored project, and the developers (Blake, Asa, David Hyatt) wanted to present it as something based on Mozilla, why not call it <b>Mozilla Light </b> ? The only problem with this name is that it makes a direct connection to the Mozilla "brand", and I don't know if the developers want that.

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 8:58 am

Mozilla is not only a browser, it's a suite of Internet-related products (which includes a webbrowser, but also a mail/news reader, an IRC client, an HTML editor, etc).

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 9:03 am

I sort of like the "jungle cat" ideas of various kinds. It's a departure from the lizard stuff, but I think people are reaching a little too far with hard-to-pronounce mythological names, anyway. So here's my suggestion: How about Bagheera?

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 9:23 am

two things i hate in some of the previous suggestions:
anything with the letter i infront of it... iSpider, iAnything. It makes it sound like it's related to apple, or made for computer illiterate people.

Also, I don't like the whole *zilla or moz* thing. Plays on words are funny, but they get old. Phoenix is a serious browser, and it needs a serious name.

And what about naming issues for thunderbird? Isn't there already a car called thunderbird? **GASP**... I hope Ford doesn't sue..

But i'm still hoping phoenix.com will come to their senses...

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