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This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 13 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

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

The link between Leonidas and Constantine was "both are townships in St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA." The link between Constantine and the new name must be different than that link, and different from any other previous link.

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 Constantine. The following links will also likely be rejected:
  • Movie
  • Comic book character
Please try to find a truly original and obscure link!

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: November 10 to November 16
  • List to Fedora Board: November 16 to November 21
  • Legal Review of Board approved names: November 21 to November 28
  • Community vote on final name: November 28 to December 4
  • Name announced: December 5, 2009

Name Suggestions

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 "Constantine is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Leonidas to Constantine, nor any other previous link. Mark the link in the appropriate column, such as "type of chemical reaction," "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
Agnon (Agnomon) Constantine is an ancient king who conducted his people into Asia Minor, and so is Agnon (Agnon was a tribal patriarch in the Scythian/Milesian bloodline that Constantine descends from, the race of Fenius) Celtic & Byzantine; myth & legend
Hellsten (Constantine,Hellsten) is a hotel in (Istanbul,Stockholm) Yes
Monterey Constantine is a bay, and so is Monterey Yes, no conflict Yes
Amanjena (Constantine,Amanjena) is a hotel in (Istanbul,Marrakech) Amanjena is at the 12 km marker. 12+1 = 13 Yes
Keating name of a figure involved in a prominent American political scandal (Keating Five, Eliot Spitzer) Checkmark.png Yes (Really? How? --PWF (Celtic patterns! --mizmo) (Cool! -- PWF)
MacBeth Pictish King Checkmark.png Yes
Kennedy the first Catholic ruler of his nation/empire Warning.png
Gates Ivy League professor that was a victim of racism covered by the news media.
Manahen Constantine is a Syrian citizen and so is Manahen
Lincoln Leader during a civil war Yes
Underwood finalist in American Idol season 4 Warning.png
Stars indie-rock band from Toronto, Canada. Yes
Blue Ridge name of a carpet manufacturer in the Dalton, GA area Yes
Ronan name of a Cornish saint (Another religious figure? --PWF) (the link from leonidas was 'king' not 'saint' --mizmo) Checkmark.png
Truro a civil parish in Cornwall Checkmark.png
Ashoka Ashoka is an emperor. Ashoka is also the name of a flowering tree found in South Asia.
Lynley Inspector Lynley is a fictional detective. Captain John Constantine is also a fictional detective. Can't see conflict unless the name of Lynley itself is trademarked yes, detective paraphernalia
Plato Constantine is a street name in Cainta, Rizal, Philippines and so is Plato.
Gordian Roman emperor
Jovian 4th Century Roman emperor
Charles Constantine was an emperor and so was Charles (IV).
Ramanujan Constantine Caratheodory was a famous mathematician, so was Srinivasa Ramanujan (they were also of a same era) Yes, symbols
Buland Darwaza The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, so is Buland Darwaza. Yes
Megavissey Constantine Bay is in Cornwall, so is Megavissey. Yes
Commodus Roman emperor. Yes
Watergate Bay in Cornwall. Yes
Sobers Sir Garfield Sobers, West Indian allrounder, as was Sir Learie Constatine. Yes
Methodius Constantine is a missionary of Christianity to the Slavs, so is Methodius
Segovia Spanish City, birthplace of Constantine's successor Theodosius the Great, last Roman emperor. Yes, no relevancy, city located Software companies Yes, Vitruvius work´s. Bridge & Water architecture
Cesar Constantine is a Roman emperor and Cesar too
Independence Constantine is a fort location in Fallout 3 game and Independence too
Namuncura Constantine is a Saint and Ceferino Namuncurá too
Vojtech Constantine is a Saint person and Vojtěch is too
Caligula Both are Roman emperors.
Qin Shi Huang Controversial emperors
Torquemada 1986 Eagle award winner possible conflict with Torquemada games
Klaatu 'Klaatu' and 'Constantine' are both characters played by Keanu Reeves in movies
Manfredi Gregory M. Constantine and Juan J. Manfredi are both professors of the Department of Mathematics of the Pittsburgh University
Asimov Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (Константи́н Эдуа́рдович Циолко́вский) was a Russian futurist and sci-fi writer. So was Isaac Asimov. Robots!
Spiegel According to WikiPedia, Keanu Reeves is going to play "Spike Spiegel" in the upcoming Cowboy Bebop movie. He also played Constantine before Cowboy Bebop (anime/manga), Sci-Fi OR given that Spiegel (german) translates to mirror, use that as a theme
Goddard Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (Константи́н Эдуа́рдович Циолко́вский) was a rocket scientist, so was Robert Goddard Rockets
Birgitta Constantine I is a saint, and so is Birgitta Birgersdotter of Sweden Yes, found no collision Yes, saints of all kinds
Celestine Constantine is a pope, and so is Celestine V Yes, found no collision Yes, popes (of all kinds)
Eusebius Constantine is 4th Century Christian Figure, so is Eusibius. (Eusibius was Constantine's Historian) Yes, only personal programmers with first or last names of Eusebius
Sinaiticus Constantine is a 4th Century Christian object, so is the Codex Sinaiticus. (Some believe the Codex Sinataitus was one of 50 bibles ordered by Constantine to be produced). Future connections: Codex Sinaiticus is an ancient parchment document. Codex Sinaiticus is a book/document in the British Library/Russian National Library/Leipiz University Library/St Catherine's Monastary. Yes, found no collision yes
Sequoia Beautiful tree, well known for its surprising height and age. Yes
Blue Bolt Constantine is a superhero created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben. Blue Bolt is a Superhero in the public domain. Blue Bolt was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. BAM CRASH POW
Nemo Constantine is a character created in part by Alan Moore. Alan Moore used Captain Nemo in his Extraordinary Gentleman series. (characters in public domain)
Ozymandias Constantine is a character created in part by Alan Moore. Alan Moore used Ozymandias in his Watchmen series. Also a poem.
Lucky Constantine is a vendor of woodworking tools [1], so is Lucky [2]. Contrarian take on 13. Lots of parked pages for google 'lucky computer' - a vendor called "My Lucky Computer" appears to exist in Texas Horse shoes (riff on Omega), rabbits feet, four-leaf clovers, etc. (most cultures have luck symbols )
Vikramaditya A legendary king famed for his wisdom, valour and magnanimity as Constantine was. More interestingly, both Vikramaditya (meaning Sun of Valour) and Constantine was sun worshippers. yes, no conflict yes, Indian legends and myths
Pazhassi Constantine is a king and so is Pazhassi Raja (King from Kerala, India) Yes, No conflicts Yes
Romulus Constantine is a Roman Emperor. Romulus is the last Western Roman Emperor. Yes
Atahualpa Constantine was a Roman Emperor. Atahualpa was an Inca Emperor. Yes
Steadfast Constantine is a Steadfast. Steadfast is a meaning of name Constantine . steadfast software
Fahrenheit Original XBOX game Yes, no conflict Yes, weather
Torque Village Roadshow/Warner Bro Picture Yes, no conflict Yes, physics
Vonzell American Idol season 4 contestant Yes, no conflict
Haridopolos Florida state senator Yes, no conflict
Siplin Florida state senator Yes, no conflict
Thrasher Florida state senator Yes, yes
Villalobos Florida state senator Yes, no conflict
Charalambos is a priest of the Christians Yes, yes
Agesilaos Constantine is a great king of the Roman Empire. Agesilaos(Ἀγησίλαος) is a great king of the mighty people of Sparta. No conflicts found
Casablanca old movie the 1942. name means white (blanca) house (casa). one of the largest artificial ports in the world. place how hosted the Casablanca Conference in 1943. Yes
Ferdinand Ferdinand I of León and Castile was called The Great, so was Constantine I of Rome. Yes.
Palaeologus Constantine is previous ruler of Constantinople, so is Palaiologos. (Constantinople, Byzantium, at al are all the ancient names of the city Istanbul.) -- kaio Yes [3] [4] [5] [6] Ref: Byzantine Style Mosaic [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Mascara Constantine is a province in Algeria, so is Mascara. Yes
Kublai Constantine is an emperor of the Roman Empire, so Kublai is an emperor of the Mongolia. Yes [13]
Isabella (Isabel) Queen regnant of Cilician Armenia (1219-1252) [14]. Constantine of Barbaron, Armenian noble, was her guardian and then she was married with Hethum, his son Yes, found a font and freeware game "Princess Isabella: A Witch's Curse" Yes, medieval Europe themes
Langstrom Constantine is the last name of a character in comics, so as Langstrom.
Horseshoe Constantine is a lake in Eagle County CO; Horseshoe is a lake in Sedgwick County KS. Another spin on the "lucky" theme. Yes, no apparent conflicts
Gloriana Constantine is a character of Arthurian legends (based on the historical figure), and so is Gloriana, the Faerie Queen. [15] Yes, found a font and a pc game Yes, Arthurian legends or fairy theme
Muenster Constantine is a variety of cheese[16], as is muenster No obvious collisions
Severus Constantine is a Triumphal Arch in Rome. Severus is also the name of an ancient roman arch. No problems found
Helena Saints Constantine and Helena is a resort town on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast Yes, No problems found
Spitzer Constantine is a mathematician, so is (Frank) Spitzer Yes, no obvious problems
Stanley Constantine Beskov was a famous Russian football player. Stanley Matthews was famous UK football player. They played together during the first tour of a Soviet club to the West (Dynamo Moscow - Arsenal, Britain, 1945). Football, sports
Photios (Saint) Constantine studied at the University of Constantinople as did Saint Photios
Karius Constantine (Valley) is an undersea feature just north east of Amchitka island, south west of Alaska. Karius Canyon is also an undersea feature just south west of the Amchitka Island. Yes, no conflicts Water, Ice, Depth, Marine, Arctic
Katherine Princess Katherine was the child of King Constantine I of Greece. [17] Yes [18]
Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Themeable Board Approved Legal Approved

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

  • bay in the UK
  • 12th century translator
  • pope
  • antipope
  • emperor of the Roman Empire

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 Themeable Board Approved Legal Approved
Bacon name of a food, name of an artist with works on display at the Des Moines Art Center (Constantin Brâncuşi, Francis Bacon) possible conflict with Bacon Software (Suggested for F11 and couldn't be used there for the same reason. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Yes
Fairey famous plagarist (Negative connotation --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Yes
Radiohead band that recorded a Neil Young cover (Unlikely to survive legal review. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Dr. Who name of a doctor on Dr. Who ("The Doctor" was the character's name. Also unlikely to survive legal review. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Pendragon a king buried at Stonehenge. possible conflict with Pendragon Software Stop (medium size).png
Devil Constantine is a fallen person, and Devil is a fallen angel. Persons from "constantine" movie and link is "fallen" (Too many negative connotations to theme. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Stop (medium size).png
Mephisto Constantine is a fallen person, and Mephisto is a one of names of fallen angel. Persons from "constantine" movie and link is "fallen" (Too many negative connotations to theme. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Stop (medium size).png
Poirot Hercule Poirot is a fictional detective. Captain John Constantine is also a fictional detective. (Possible trademark conflict in area of books --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Yes - moustaches, fingerprints, magnifiers
Morse Inspector Morse is a fictional detective. Captain John Constantine is also a fictional detective. (Morse is trademarked in the software area. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Detective related objects plus morse code representations
Maigret Jules Maigret is a fictional detective. Captain John Constantine is also a fictional detective. (Trademark conflict in area of software --PWF) Stop (medium size).png yes, detective paraphernalia
Rebirth There were details of rebirth in both, Old Testament and New Testament. In 325 AD, Roman King Constantine and his mother Helena deleted this chapter on rebirth. (Does not meet "is-a" test -- PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Apollo Constantine is a street name in Cainta, Rizal, Philippines and so is Apollo. (Already used for a release of Red Hat Linux --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Midnite Papa Midnite has a bar in the movie 'Constantine' (Does not meet "is-a" test --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Friday 'Constantine' was a [bad] movie, Friday 13 is a series of slasher movies. It should be called just 'Friday' to not enter in conflict with the film franchise. (Doesn't meet "is a" test. Also has trademark conflict in software area. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Yes: Plenty of opportunities: go with bright lucky charms, to balance the 'friday' and '13', or alternatively, dark, gloomy, slasher
Mitchell French actor/singer named "Eddy". (Trademark conflict in software. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Stonehenge Legendary prehistoric monument where The King Constantine III was buried Please note that Stonehenge is the name of a place in the U.K. Anyone could use it (Doesn't meet "is-a" test -- PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Fixation F12="constant/ine". F13="fix/ation". "constant" means something that does not vary, as does "fix". "-ine" is a suffix (chemical) as is "-ation" (Arguably doesn't meet "is-a" test, also negative connotations. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Gabriel Constantine as a hiostoric person has a relation to Gabriel Gabriel believes that by bringing Hell, humans have a chance to prove themselves worthy of God's love through true repentence and faith. Gabriel also support Constantine. (Might meet "is-a" test, but religious themes are too controversial to use this. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Angels, Daemon
technocracy The term technocracy is derived from the Greek words tecno ( "art") and kratos ( "force", "domain" or "power"), therefore, literally means technocratic "government of technicians". (Does not meet "is-a" test --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Power of Technology
Yaguareté Constantine is a commonly known name of Caesar Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus, and so is Yaguareté is a commonly known name of Panthera Onca, a native animal of south america (Too general for "is-a" test --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Yes, characteristics of the animal
Butterfly * is a barber shop in london (Trademark conflict -- PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Palatinos Constantine is the Latin form of the name Eustáthios, Eustathios Palatinos was the catepan of Italy in 1046 (Trademark conflict -- PWF) Stop (medium size).png Hills of Rome, Battle was defeated in, Raphael was next incumbent
Logan John Constantine and Ted 'Theodore' Logan are both characters played by Keanu Reeves (Trademark conflict --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Clarke Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (Константи́н Эдуа́рдович Циолко́вский) was a futurist and sci-fi writer. So was Arthur C. Clarke. (Trademark conflict --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Yes, sci-fi/steampunk
Milan Constantine, 1st Roman emperor to support Christianity, proclaimed the Edict of Milan in 313 granting religious freedom to all. (Does not meet "is-a" test --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Byzantium Constantine, 1st Roman emperor to support Christianity, created a new central, Christian city for the Roman Empire at Byzantium (later, Istanbul) (Does not meet "is-a" test --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Quilpue Constantine is a small town, in Michigan, so is Quilpue, in Chile (Town link was used for F11->F12 --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Ámharach Means lucky on irish... might be a good idea because #13 is good/bad luck in some countries. (suggest by karlinhos; Fedora-LATAM user) (Does not meet "is-a" test --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Pantegni Constantine the African was a translator of many texts. His Pantegni ("the complete art") was then the main source of medical knowledge. yes. no copyrights or collisions (Does not meet "is-a" test --PWF) Stop (medium size).png Yes, from this book can be other compendiums or collected works (Grey as in Grey's Anatomy, Rick as in Rick Steves' Europe, etc.) or concepts such as the Hippocratic Oath, medieval medicine, or people like Solomon, Galen, etc.)
Hellblazer Comic book and Graphic Novel series. Its central character is the streetwise magician John Constantine. (See admonition near top; comic book/movie links are passe. --PWF) Stop (medium size).png
Caral First city of America 5000 BC (Before Christ) - Peru - South America (Does not meet "is-a" test --PWF) Stop (medium size).png