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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 10:20 am

Aqua. wrote:As for "Go", I think the browser needs a name, not an adj.


A name is a arbitrary word (or set of words) by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others. If you choose GO as the name for a browser, GO becomes a name.

But even if you don't make this choice, since when "go" is only an adjective?

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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 12:51 pm

Some Latin suggestions..

<b>pergo</b> : to continue, proceed, go on with
<b>peritus</b> : skilled, expert
<b>permaximum</b> : the very greatest
<b>perscitus</b> : very clever, exceedingly sharp

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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 1:18 pm

yurk wrote:Mozilla was Mosaic Killer => Mo'killa' => Mozilla right ?

Si if Phoenix wants to be the IE Killer, it should be called IE Killa' => Iakela => "Akela" (which happens to be the King of the wolves in the Jungle Book)


AKELA is funny but i like it

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or what ever they like to call it but please
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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 1:26 pm

Does anybody care of non-English users? Surfzilla is awkward. AMD called its CPU Duron! "Durak" is a "fool" in Russian. I don't mention the Mitsubishi Pajero ([Pahero]). Please make the new name easy and pleasant to read in all langauges, like "Phoenix".

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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 1:50 pm

No, we don't care about non-American users. God bless the USA!

*removes tounge from cheek*

Honestly, whatever happens it's the name we'll be stuck with for revs and revs to come, and there's not much we can do about it.

As a side note, the Mistubishi Pajero isn't an American name, it's Spanish.
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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 2:30 pm

Aqua. wrote:I like the "Akela" suggestion :)

As for "Go", I think the browser needs a name, not an adj.


if Akela is a king in jungle book, there'd be Disney to ask, first. a company somewhat bigger than the one causing this thread.

so what about "Internet Navigator" ?

well, i prefer GO, too.



and as for the Pajero-thing: all I can say is "Pinto" is a No Go, too. ;)
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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 3:13 pm

I still think F A S T Z I L L A r0x0rz.

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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 4:02 pm

warenhaus wrote:
Aqua. wrote:I like the "Akela" suggestion :)

As for "Go", I think the browser needs a name, not an adj.


so what about "Internet Navigator" ?

well, i prefer GO, too.


Yeah, Internet Navigator shouldn't raise any trademark issues...

I believe Go is a verb, not an adjective. Verbs are good, because they indicate action. Flash is also a verb (and a noun too, okay) and is a very effective branding tool.

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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 4:41 pm

warenhaus wrote:
Aqua. wrote:I like the "Akela" suggestion :)

As for "Go", I think the browser needs a name, not an adj.


if Akela is a king in jungle book, there'd be Disney to ask, first. a company somewhat bigger than the one causing this thread.


Most of the names of characters in Disney's Jungle Book come from hindi words, for example, baloo roughly sounds like bhaaloo, which means bear (surprise surprise).

Akela in hindi means "alone" - I can't remember if the lion is shown to be alone in the Jungle Book...
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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 4:48 pm

sunil-online wrote:Most of the names of characters in Disney's Jungle Book come from hindi words, for example, baloo roughly sounds like bhaaloo, which means bear (surprise surprise).

Akela in hindi means "alone" - I can't remember if the lion is shown to be alone in the Jungle Book...
"Disney's" Jungle Book comes from Kipling's Jungle Book, and the use of Hindi words in a Kipling story would hardly be surprising.
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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 5:06 pm

UK Phoenix philes of a certain age will remember 'Danger Mouse'

another idiotic name suggestion : )

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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 5:10 pm

djnrempel wrote:I believe Go is a verb, not an adjective. Verbs are good, because they indicate action. Flash is also a verb (and a noun too, okay) and is a very effective branding tool.

How about Surf or Browse then...

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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 6:56 pm

Mercury
it's really cool stuff, who cares if in real life it's toxic, it sounds good, which is really all that matters for a name

or mercury's nickname
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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 7:51 pm

I know that Pajero is Spanish. That's why it's reading "Pahero" in its native language and causes bad assossiations in Russian (her is smth between man's legs and "herovo" is a synonim to "bad"). Do you want to choose some name that 150 millions people would think it's a "bad" browser?

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Post Posted March 6th, 2003, 9:25 pm

djst wrote:
djnrempel wrote:I believe Go is a verb, not an adjective. Verbs are good, because they indicate action. Flash is also a verb (and a noun too, okay) and is a very effective branding tool.

How about Surf or Browse then...


Not sure if you're being facetious or not, but Surf is a good suggestion. It has the advantage , like Flash, of also being a noun: the surf: waves on the beach. That makes it better suited as a name. I think I maybe like that better than "Go" even.

Surf.

Connotations of cool, hanging out.
Captures the "ocean" reference of "navigator" and similar names.
Image of raw, natural power.
Actually describes what it does.
Is short.
Multi-language friendly.
Memorable
Easy to design logos etc.

It would also be appropriate if David chose the name; his help site is an amazing contribution to the Px community. Provided he actually likes that name.

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