Name suggestions for Fedora 12

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| ''Chuck Norris'' || is a [http://www.glommer.net/blogs/?p=60 real bad ass] that can beat an army almost alone || No apparent conflicts || {{caution}} 'real bad ass' is a rather tenuous "is-a" link  || || ||
 
| ''Chuck Norris'' || is a [http://www.glommer.net/blogs/?p=60 real bad ass] that can beat an army almost alone || No apparent conflicts || {{caution}} 'real bad ass' is a rather tenuous "is-a" link  || || ||
 
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| ''Connor'' || is also an "immortal" from the Highlander movies || || || || ||
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| ''Constantine'' || Township in St. Joseph County, Michigan || No apparent conflicts  || || || ||
 
| ''Constantine'' || Township in St. Joseph County, Michigan || No apparent conflicts  || || || ||

Revision as of 00:17, 19 May 2009

Contents

Rules

This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 12 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

Cambridge → Leonidas → <new name>? Leonidas is a <blank>, and so is <new name>.

The link between Cambridge and Leonidas was "both are ships of the United States Navy." The link between Leonidas and the new name must be different than that link, and different from any other previous link.

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General links automatically rejected
General links such as "is a word" or "is a location", while technically within the scope of the rules, will most certainly be rejected by the Fedora Board. Remember, the goal is to come up with a creative link to Leonidas.

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: May 18 - May 23
  • List to Fedora Board: May 24 - May 27
  • Board approved list to Legal: May 28 - June 8
  • Community vote on final name: June 9 - June 22, 2009
  • Name announced: June 27, 2009

Name Suggestions

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Please read carefully.
The instructions below will help prevent some suggestions from being eliminated early.

How to use this table

  1. Come up with a name idea. Put the name in the first column.
  2. Determine whether it passes the "is-a" test. You must be able to truthfully complete the sentence "Leonidas is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Cambridge to Leonidas, nor any other previous link. Mark the link in the appropriate column, such as "river in Kazakhstan," "deep-sea organism."
    • Don't choose obvious links, because they usually result in uninteresting names.
    • Don't choose very general names or unclear links.
    • Do choose obscure links to interesting things, which makes for a better name.
    • Do avoid all previous links wherever possible.
    • Do make sure there are at least a couple of ways to link out of the new name to the next name -- and they must be unique too!
  3. Use Google to search for possible trademark collisions. First search for the term itself along with "+software", and then broaden your search to include "+computer", "+hardware", "+technology", "+IT", and so on. Do not skimp on this step.
    • If you find a collision, it is best to find another name. Names that cause collisions will be eliminated by Red Hat's Legal department and thus waste their time, which is a valuable commodity for Fedora. Help us maximize their effectiveness by weeding out names that are trademarks of other entities, especially those in the IT industry.
    • If the collision is outside the IT/computing market, you can still submit the name but you should note the collision in the "Tested" column, and include a link to the site where the collision was found.
    • If you find no collisions, make that notation in the "Tested" column.
  4. Do not mark the approval columns. These are reserved for the approval authorities such as the Board and Red Hat Legal.

Suggestion Table

Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Themeable Board Approved Legal Approved
Ada Township in Michigan No apparent conflicts
Ahasuerus was also a King present at the Battle of Thermopylae played by Richard Egan in a film No apparent conflicts
Amyklas was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts Warning.png link out?
Anaxander was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts
Argalos was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts Warning.png link out?
Aristotle was a teacher of Alexander The Great Software company
Attila is a film role played by Gerard Butler
Aurora City in St. Louis County, Minnesota Reuses the SPARC port name...
Behrman ... neighborhood of New Orleans, LA, USA Behrman is a publisher that publishes software books, but there is no software by that name that I can find
Bengal City in St. Louis County, Minnesota; also, cat-related name Possibly an Ubuntu spin called Royal Bengal?
Brasilia Capital city of Brazil as Leonidas is a city in Minessota No conflict found
Cacao Cacao is used to make chocolate
Chestnut Joey Chestnut is a famous (SJSU) Spartan
Chionis was a famous Ancient Spartan No apparent conflicts
Chuck Norris is a real bad ass that can beat an army almost alone No apparent conflicts Warning.png 'real bad ass' is a rather tenuous "is-a" link
Connor is also an "immortal", from the Highlander movies
Constantine Township in St. Joseph County, Michigan No apparent conflicts
Coolidge was a poet No apparent conflicts
Côte d'Or is a well-known Belgian chocolate (even if it's now owned by an american company) No apparent conflicts
Custer was also a leader of a famous last stand No apparent conflicts
Darius was a Great King of Persia, Darius the Great No apparent conflicts
Destination ... route after rom over more than one way. No apparent conflicts Stop (medium size).png Does not pass "is-a" test. Please rephrase if necessary.
Dillard ... neighborhood of New Orleans, LA, USA Dillard's is a department store chain, no software references
Dioxippus Was an ancient greek wrestler
Dracula is a film role played by Gerard Butler
Elvis Leonidas was a king; Elvis is The King, mama! The name 'Elvis' is not copyrighted. You can link out to almost anything with this - music, movies, Olympics, etc.
Enipeas is a river in Mountain Olympus No apparent conflicts
Eurotas was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts
Fred is a Brazilian soccer player http://www.photonengr.com/software.html (Optical engineering software)
Galler Belgian chocolate. Gall also defines as "brazen boldness coupled with impudent assurance and insolence", which is fitting. No apparent conflicts
Godiva is a chocolatier http://www.godivaimaging.com/ ?
Gorbachev was a President of the Soviet Union, so was Leonid (Russian version of Leonidas) Brezhnev No apparent conflicts
Grandiflora is a hybrid rose No apparent conflicts
Hannibal was a Carthaginian military commander No apparent conflicts
Hippokoon was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts
Hoffa James Hoffa is a famous (MSU) Spartan
Intrepid was a (British) Royal Navy ship Conflicts with another distribution :) Link cannot be "ship" again
Jackson is the King (of pop) and lets us get to Keating for F13 Nothing obvious
Knuth Donald Knuth is a famous (CWRU) Spartan
Kynortas was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts Warning.png link out?
Lakedaimon was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts Warning.png link out?
Lasus was a Greek Poet No apparent conflicts
Lelex was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts
Lilofee is an asteroid, as is Leonidas No apparent conflicts
Lindius was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts
Lion-O was a leader with a name derived from the majestic panthera leo
Longfellow is a poet
Lysimachus was one of Alexander the Great's tutors
Magritte was a Belgian painter No apparent conflicts
Malcolm was also a badass leader who fought against a much larger army. (Firefly) No apparent conflicts
Mamba type of APC No apparent conflicts
Manticore A mythological beast that is part Lion (Leonidas means "Lion-like") and who's name is derived from the Greek term "mantikhoras" which is an erroneous pronunciation of the original Persian name. Lion; Greece; Persia... all connections to Leonidas. No apparent conflicts Stop (medium size).png Does not pass "is-a" test
Masaryk there are two is a links with Leonidas on this one - leader and asteroid (Masaryk is asteroid 1841, Leonidas 2782) No apparent conflicts
Menelaus was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts
Mimnermus was a Greek Poet No apparent conflicts
Moctezuma was a governor -ruler- and a warrior. There was also a war ship named after him No apparent conflicts
Morley Edward Morley was a famous (CWRU) Spartan
Munger City in St. Louis County, Minnesota No apparent conflicts
Myles was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts
(Nadia) Boulanger was famous teacher
Newen represents the strength (newen in mapudungun) of leonidas No apparent conflicts Stop (medium size).png Does not pass "is-a" test
Odysseus was king of a Greek city-state in ancient times (Ithaca) No apparent conflicts
Oibalos was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts Warning.png link out?
Orestes was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts
Orlias is a river in Mountain Olympus No apparent conflicts
Orionid is a shooting star of a meteor shower in November, as is Leonidas (I also tried Perseid first, but unfortunately there is a "Perseid Software" company :( ). No apparent conflicts Stop (medium size).png Does not pass "is-a" test. Meteor shower is named 'Leonids'
Paganini was a voilinist http://www.paganinisoftware.ch/ ?
Pancras sanctified christian martyr
Pelé is a Brazilian soccer player He still alive and the name may be trademarked.
Penance is a movement of the Delta Halo Suite, as is Leonidas Nothing obvious
Perieres was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts Warning.png link out?
Perseidas is a prolific meteor shower, bigger than leonidas; also Perseus was the hero who killed Medusa and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster. No apparent conflicts Stop (medium size).png Does not pass "is-a" test. Meteor shower is named 'Leonids'
Pilgrims Belgian chocolate producer No apparent conflicts
Polyantha is a hybrid rose No apparent conflicts
Quetzalcoatl is an asteroid, as is Leonidas There is a compiler by the name of Quetzalcoatl...
Random Leonidas is Spartaaaaaa, which is /b/, which is Random The term Random is generic enough to result in all sorts of hits while still not posing problems.
Rollins City in St. Louis County, Minnesota; also, beefy guys in pop culture No apparent conflicts
Romulus Leonidas was the king of Spart as Romulus was the king of Rome (the firts one)!
Rugosa is a rose, as is Leonidas. Rugosa is also a coral, a moon in star wars, a wrinkled frog http://rugosa.com/
Schneier Bruce Schneier is a badass with encryption. (and kicks Chuck Norris and Leonadis hands down) http://geekz.co.uk/schneierfacts/
Silverstein is a poet
Sócrates is a Brazilian soccer player He still alive, http://www.officeresearch.co.nz/products/workstations/socrates-computer-pods.htm
Sparta Leonidas was a battle ship and King Leonidas of Sparta died in a battle No apparent conflicts Stop (medium size).png Does not pass "is-a" test
Sturla Leonidas was a spear-wielding warrior who died in battle; Sturla (Sighvatsson, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturla_Sighvatsson) was a spear wielding warrior who died in battle. No apparent conflicts, it's a name from the 12th century AD and only seems to come up in searches related to modern individuals with the same name. (Side note: Odin is already widely used in software related stuff, otherwise you'd have 2 famous spear wielding warriors who die at epic final stands.)
Sultry is a type of hybrid tea rose No apparent conflicts
Teisamenos was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts Warning.png link out?
Théoden Théoden King of Rohan from the Lord of the Rings No apparent conflicts
Theseus was King of Athens No apparent conflicts
Touro ... neighborhood of New Orleans, LA, USA Touro is a college, but no software references
Tyandareos was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts Warning.png link out?
Tyndareos was a King of Sparta No apparent conflicts Warning.png link out?
Ulysses was king of a Greek city-state in ancient times (Ithaca) (Latin name of Odysseus) No apparent conflicts
Vaughan is a doctoral student of Donald Knuth Searched Google with linux, software, os. Nothing obvious Stop (medium size).png Does not obviously pass "is-a" test. Reference?
Villars is a swiss village and also a swiss chocolate make No apparent conflicts, it's a common name
Warspite was a Royal Navy ship
Xenophanes was an Ancient Greek who died in 480BC No apparent conflicts Warning.png Link not very specific.
Xerxes was a commander in the Battle of Thermopylae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonidas
Yuri was a president of the USSR http://www.yurisw.com/ ?
Zachariah is the first name of a confederate general, as is Leonidas No apparent conflicts. There is however a musician
Zico is a Brazilian soccer player He still alive, no other apparent conflict
Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Themeable Board Approved Legal

Approved

Various connections that could be explored. "Leonidas is a ..."

  • King
  • Movie character
  • Poem title
  • Chain of (chocolate) stores
  • Asteroids
  • Royal Navy, and US Navy ships

Approval Mark Legend

Approval Mark Meaning
Checkmark.png Approved
Stop (medium size).png Rejected
Warning.png Under review

Rejected Suggestions

Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Board Approved Legal Approved
blackrock Just a cool name. (does not follow link rule) Stop (medium size).png