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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 10:54 am

How about

Iguana (already mentioned)
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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 10:55 am

djst wrote:
swirven wrote:How about, "Raptor".


I like that. I bet it's copyrighted somewhere though. If not, that is a very good name suggestion. Based on the Mozilla lizard/gecko engine, fast and small. That's what a raptor was (well not based on the gecko engine, but fast and relatively small).


Of course Symantec owns Raptor firewall ...

Bob. (From Toronto - Home of he Raptors ...)

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 10:55 am

cdn wrote:
michal017 wrote:why all the mythology?

why not ? :mrgreen:

mind you Thunderbird (when/if it turns up) isn't exactly mythological (?)


because you could miss some other great names..

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 10:56 am

Hello,

My suggestion is <b>Autark</b> - a derivative of the word autarkic or autarchic.

Autarkic means self ruling, independent, free. I think all of these correspond to the qualities of Mozilla based projects.

Autarkic comes from Autarky; more info on Autarky at Merriam Webster:
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?b ... va=autarky

I checked the United States Patent and Trademark Office website, and there is no trademark for this name ( Autark ) , probably since it is a derivative of an existing, unusual word.

http://www.uspto.gov

I feel the name evokes a spare, simple, sovereign, yet stark being - an independent, free, unconstrained yet unvarnished existence.

Tell me what you think.

Regards,

- Jay

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 10:59 am

jayeshsh wrote:My suggestion is <b>Autark</b> - a derivative of the word autarkic or autarchic.


I don't like it. The name doesn't sound cool at all, regardless of what it actually means.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 10:59 am

Mozurl

Lizard

Karanji

Raja

Mynav

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 11:07 am

Guerilla :D

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 11:07 am


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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 11:07 am

LOL I like that one :) (Guerilla)
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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 11:09 am

How about "feenix?"
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!" - A. Carlson

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 11:09 am

I'm tired, so this is all I could remember (and then pulled out of a book I have):

Pyrallis, Pyragones, or Pyrausta --they're all the same (and they start with P! Heh...)

"This remarkable animal, no bigger than a large fly, resembled a four-legged insect, with a burnished bronze body and golden filigree wings--but its head was that of a dragon."

"It was associated exclusively with the copper smelting forges and roundries of Cyrpus, in which swarms of the creatures were reported to dance and cavort like incandescent will-o'-the-wisps. Yet if one of these animate sparks should fly out of the flames, even for the briefest of instants, it would die at once--because the pyrallis drew not merely its sustanence, but also its very life force from the furnace's curning heat and raging vitality. Truly a beast of the fire and the flame!"

Not all that profound, but it does <I>sort of</I> keep with the Phoenix theme...

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 11:10 am

jayeshsh wrote:I checked the United States Patent and Trademark Office website, and there is no trademark for this name ( Autark ) , probably since it is a derivative of an existing, unusual word.


Well, one of the forum posters own this company with just that name
http://www.autark.se/

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 11:11 am

I think the name Phoenix suites the project and the browser. So, there isn't really a need to change it to some 12 legged creature name or whatever :) To avoid copyright if thats really a problem we can modify it a little to something such as :

Phoenix I
Phoenix II
XPhoenix
MozPhoenix

and so on.. any suggestions ?
Cheerio,
GB.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 11:14 am

pearl051 wrote:MozPhoenix


"But it's pronounced "FEE-nicks."
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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 11:17 am

Well, we could follow the OS X scheme and call it:
iBrowse :)

but looking through some lizard names the following stand out:

From English names:
Skink (small, but sounds kinda slimey)
Nobbi (funny!)
Goanna (Sounds cool, but might be difficult to pronounce)

From the latin section:
Carlia (abstract, and sounds nice)
Delma (describes legless lizards, which leads to drunk jokes!)
Menetia (just sounds cool)

My vote would be for Carlia - cool, friendly, and .org and .net are available.

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