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This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 16 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

Laughlin → Lovelock → <new name>? Lovelock is a <blank>, and so is <new name>.

The link between Laughlin and Lovelock was "both are names of cities in Nevada, USA." The link between Lovelock 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 Lovelock. The following links will also likely be rejected:
  • Other cities in Nevada
  • Names of living people
  • Well-known trademarks
Please try to find a truly original and obscure link!

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: 3 March through 10 March
  • List to Fedora Board: 11 March through 14 March
  • Legal Review of Board approved names: 15 March through 22 March
  • Community vote on final name: 23 March through 29 March
  • Name announced: 30 March

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 "Lovelock is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Laughlin to Lovelock, 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.
    • Don't choose names of living people, or well-known trademarks.
    • 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 Comments Themeable Board Approved Legal Approved
Noguera Ray Lovelock is an actor and so is Hector Noguera I didn't find any "Noguera Software" or so. Hollywood, Movies, Paparazzi, trees (Noguera come from nogal "nut tree")
Barona 1/4 mile race track no collisions
Jay Lovelock is a Victory and so is Jay. no collisions "Jay" in Sanskrit means victory.
Bonnet Lovelock is a theory of gravity and so is Gauss-Bonnet.
Sagan Carl Sagan was an astronomer, writer and educator and so is James Lovelock. At one point both shared an office, and Sagan's first wife, Lynn Margulis, was intimately involved in the development of James Lovelock’s theories. no collisons Space, astronomy, extra terrestrial life
Rasputin Lovelock is a book in the Mayflower Trilogy and so is Rasputin Rasputin is the name of a defunct video game developing company, but beyond that I found no collisions. All Live US Trademarks on Rasputin relate to things other than computers or software. Yes, the other Rasputin was suggested first. This one's cooler, though. Promise. Mayflower, three, scifi, space, sea
Rasputin Lovelock is a rock band and so is Rasputin Music, psychedelia, psychic
Ringworld Lovelock is a science fiction novel, and so is Ringworld There is a Ringworld computer game, no other collisions. There were two trademarks, but they were both cancelled, cf Tess Rings, SciFi
Lightbody Jack Lovelock is a 1500 m Olympic Champion, and so is Jim Lightbody There is a Lightbody & Bird Ltd in computer development (no web page), no other collisions, no Tess trademark Light (radiation, weight)
McLuhan James Lovelock is a futurist, and so was Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) None immediately found McLuhan coined the term 'the global village' and celebrates his centennial this year
Talladega Lovelock is a speedway, and so is Talladega None immediately found (though a lot of, um, collisions with Daytona were found.) Denotes speed, grabs attention of NASCAR fans; Talladega is NASCAR's "other" superspeedway
Beefy Miracle See proof of connection here. In short: “Lovelock” is a string, that when a function is applied to it, results in an output of 5, and so is “Beefy Miracle” no collisions Isn't the link a bit too generic? Hell yes
Neuromancer Lovelock is a Scifi book and so is Neuromancer no collisions I checked with Tess SciFi
Dreadlock Lovelock is a hairstyle (popular in 17th century), and so are Dreadlocks no collisons definately ... Bob Marley, anyone?
Llullaillaco Lovelock is a place where mummies were found and so is Llullaillaco no collisons It's a super tall volcano, plus mummies are cool!
Mayflower Lovelock is a book in the Mayflower Trilogy by Orson Scott Card no collisons SciFi or flowers
bacon Lovelock is a place where mummies were found and mummies love bacon delicious collisons delicious theme possibilities
Cornrow Lovelock is a hairstyle (popular in 17th century), cornrows are a hairstyle no collisons Fields, Crop Circles
Mt. Orne Lovelock is a bridge (in California) and so is Mt. Orne (in New Hampshire). No collisions found (One M. T. Orne has published numerous articles) Technically, the bridge in Napa Valley is "Love Lock," but since when does whitespace matter? Mountains and/or Covered Bridges?
Iao Lovelock Caves is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as is 'Iao Theater' in the city of Wailuku, Maui Hawaii no collisons Hawaii/Tropical, Ocean/Beach, Volcanic
Legation Lovelock Caves is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the 'American Legation', a building in Tangier, Morocco no collisons A legation was the term used in diplomacy to denote a diplomatic representative office lower than an embassy

Approval Mark Legend

Approval Mark Meaning
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Rejected Suggestions

Name "Is a..." Tested Initial Approval Comment Themeable Board Approved Legal Approved