MozillaZine

Phoenix needs a new name

Discussion of general topics about Mozilla Firefox
Ted Mielczarek
 
Posts: 1269
Joined: November 5th, 2002, 7:32 am
Location: PA

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:22 pm

fruitcake wrote:
gemal wrote:BrowZilla


Very good !

I also thought about 'Morilla', but that's too offensive towards Mozilla.....


I, for one, am tired of *Zilla names. Mozilla is fine, but can't we make a Mozilla based browser without calling it *Zilla?

I would also like to second the thoughts expressed here in that the new name should be:
1) Easily pronounceable (this might be a problem across different languages...)
2) Not stupid sounding (so I can recommend it to my friends/family)

fruitcake
Guest
 

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:24 pm

Where Mozilla is sometimes referred to as 'Moz', one may call the new Phoenix 'Feen' ?

(Stupid sounding, perhaps)
Last edited by fruitcake on November 7th, 2002, 2:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

tve
Moderator
 
Posts: 3275
Joined: November 6th, 2002, 12:07 pm
Location: Federal Republic of Germany

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:25 pm

Ted Mielczarek wrote:I would also like to second the thoughts expressed here in that the new name should be:
1) Easily pronounceable (this might be a problem across different languages...)
2) Not stupid sounding (so I can recommend it to my friends/family)

yes, so "Guerilla" is the perfect name.. say it, say it!! :D

I would really like a browser called Guerilla :)

djst
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 2826
Joined: November 5th, 2002, 1:34 am
Location: Sweden

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:26 pm

Ted Mielczarek wrote:
fruitcake wrote:
gemal wrote:BrowZilla


Very good !

I also thought about 'Morilla', but that's too offensive towards Mozilla.....


I, for one, am tired of *Zilla names. Mozilla is fine, but can't we make a Mozilla based browser without calling it *Zilla?

I would also like to second the thoughts expressed here in that the new name should be:
1) Easily pronounceable (this might be a problem across different languages...)
2) Not stupid sounding (so I can recommend it to my friends/family)


Ok, let's see. Not *Zilla, easily pronounceable, no stupid sounding... The name that best matches your criteria is: SpermZilla! ;)

(I must be on crack today.)

zZyXx
 
Posts: 17
Joined: November 7th, 2002, 11:29 am

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:30 pm

I really like the Athena idea!

i5mast

User avatar
 
Posts: 56
Joined: November 5th, 2002, 7:31 am
Location: USA

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:33 pm

D. Horatio Smith wrote:Oh, and here's a link for other mythical creatures:
<a href="http://www.eaudrey.com/myth/index.html">http://www.eaudrey.com/myth/index.html</a>

from that list i liked Hydra

fruitcake
Guest
 

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:36 pm

zZyXx wrote:I really like the Athena idea!


Athene is the name of an OS....confusing ?

http://www.rocklyte.com/athena/index.html

sthingp
 
Posts: 33
Joined: November 7th, 2002, 2:28 pm

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:36 pm

How about "Gazella" - meaningful word, not quite *zilla but still enough resemblence...

fruitcake
Guest
 

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:40 pm

sthingp wrote:How about "Gazella" - meaningful word, not quite *zilla but still enough resemblence...


The best so far !

Shadowcat

User avatar
 
Posts: 21
Joined: November 5th, 2002, 2:32 pm

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:45 pm

Frankly, I think most names are going to be taken already by someone for something (that's the problem with the internet -- it puts too many people together in the same place...) So I hope you get to keep Phoenix -- I had a look at the complaining company's web site, and there was nothing apparent in their product descriptions that conflicted with a web browser -- it sounds like a completely unfounded action.

Having said that, Raptor sounds pretty decent as a replacement.

Medusa and Hydra occurred to me (for the tabbed interface, of course...) (of those two, Medusa sounds best, IMO. I realise the name has some negative connotations, but it's a cool name so I can't imagine anyone being put off based on that :)

That made me do a quick hunt for other such creatures...

CERBERUS - "Cerberus was the dread hound of Hades in the Underworld. Cerberus was a many headed dog with a mane and tail of snakes. His job was to devour any souls trying to escsape from the underworld. He is said to have razor sharp teeth and dripped venom from his fangs."

SCYLLA - "In Greek mythology Scylla was a monster with six heads and twelve feet."

TYPHON - "The Typhon was a hundred headed winged monster. He was the son of Gaia and Tartartus. His body ends in a snake tail and his mouth blazes fire."

The Typhon description is quite apt, but doesn't really sound so good. Also, I'm not sure any of those three really fit the requirement for a word that everyone will be reasonably familiar with and know how to spell :/
--
Shadowcat
One of Many

Shadowcat

User avatar
 
Posts: 21
Joined: November 5th, 2002, 2:32 pm

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:53 pm

Another name I quite liked was "Inferno", but that might conflict with...
<a href="http://www.vitanuova.com/inferno/">http://www.vitanuova.com/inferno/</a>
"Distributed application development across operating systems and architectures."
(That's more of a conflict/potential confusion with Mozilla than it is with Phoenix, but possibly something to avoid never the less...)
Last edited by Shadowcat on November 7th, 2002, 2:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

laszlo

User avatar
 
Posts: 5198
Joined: November 4th, 2002, 6:13 pm
Location: .de

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 2:53 pm

Ted Mielczarek wrote:I would also like to second the thoughts expressed here in that the new name should be:
1) Easily pronounceable (this might be a problem across different languages...)
2) Not stupid sounding (so I can recommend it to my friends/family)

3) Short enough (not more than three syllables).

Guerilla... Che? Or Guevara? :wink:

JC

User avatar
 
Posts: 206
Joined: November 4th, 2002, 7:39 pm
Location: California

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 3:04 pm

fruitcake wrote:
gemal wrote:BrowZilla


Very good !

I also thought about 'Morilla', but that's too offensive towards Mozilla.....


I would think Mozirra would be more approriate ;)

Shadowcat

User avatar
 
Posts: 21
Joined: November 5th, 2002, 2:32 pm

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 3:09 pm

Oh, and another lizardy one (well, in appearance at least!) that sounds alright (but is admittedly a bit of a mismatch as far as the description goes :) is <a href="http://www.bigjude.com/Tuatara.html">Tuatara</a>.

spark

User avatar
 
Posts: 327
Joined: November 6th, 2002, 9:28 am
Location: UK

Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 3:33 pm

I really like:

1. Phoenix
2. Raptor
3. Guerilla (...although this violates "Easy to spell"...)

Cerberus goes quite nicely too -- <a href="http://mozilla.org/projects/chimera/">Chimera</a> and Cerberus were siblings :mrgreen:

Return to Firefox General


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests