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The phase for name suggestions is over. Please do not add further suggestions to the list. To everyone who added a name already, thank you for your contribution!


This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 17 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

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

The link between Lovelock and Verne was "both are names of futurologists". The link between Verne and the new Fedora 17 release 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 Verne. The following links will also likely be rejected:
  • Other futurologists
  • Names of living people
  • Well-known trademarks
Please try to find a truly original and obscure link!

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: 13 September through 20 September
  • List to Fedora Board: 20 September through 23 September
  • Legal Review of Board approved names: 24 September through 30 September
  • Community vote on final name: 04 October through 10 October
  • Name announced: 11 October

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 "Verne is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Lovelock to Verne, 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
Lorenz was a Nobel Prize winning Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist. Does not pass the "Is a..." test.
Potter Verne Swain and T.J. Potter were both side wheel steam boats Various approaches for themes
Erwin son of a famous scientist Max Planck and Emmett Brown being the fathers of Erwin Planck and Verne Brown Atoms and stuff given Erwin Schrödinger too
Neptune Verne is a bearded man, so is Neptune. :) This is a common word used in some two- or three-letter names. Jules Verne is best known for his visionary ideas and prophecy: inventions that were made real decades later than he "discovered" them on paper. Neptune is the first "fictional" planet discovered on paper by mathematical prediction, later proved to be real. Neptune is 17 times the mass of the Earth. It was first discovered on paper when Jules Verne was 17 years old. :) This word has also several meanings (a planet, a god, a city etc.) which gives a lot of opportunity to keep moving from it for the next release. Neptune: the other Blue Planet in the Solar System. I think this planet fits the Fedora's style quite well, though I am not an artist.
Rocky Ripple town in Indiana,_Indiana,_Indiana Infinitely themeable!
Rutan Name of an aircraft designer and pilot of the first aircraft to go around the world (Dick Rutan ) Does not pass the "Is a..." test. Verne wrote "Around the world in 80 days" so there is a connection Aircraft, blue sky etc
Hugo Verne was a client of Pierre-Jules Hetzel, so was Victor Hugo Hugo's visual art would provide ample inspirational material
Omoto Verne is a mount and so is Mt. Omoto (Okinawa's tallest mountain) No collisions. A japanese oriented theme, mixed with nature:
Shakespeare Verne was a playwright, so was Shakespeare Lots of non-copyright stuff available
Ramon Verne is a name of a crater (on the moon) and Ramon is a name of a crater (on Earth) Desert landscape
Morgan He was one of the most notorious and successful privateers of all time, and one of the most ruthless who worked in the Spanish Main. Does not pass the "Is a..." test. privateers of all time
Alcatraz Both Verne and Alcatraz are/were island prisons There is a computer game and a Software company prisons, islands, ... rocks?
Fenimore Verne Gagne was a 1947 NFL Draft pick and so was Bob Fenimore
Balboa Verne is a explorer, conquistador and so is Vasco Nuñez de Balboa was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador.
Lundmark Eroded crater on the far side of the Moon and located to the northwest is the flooded Jules Verne. Images of Sweeden, more space/astronomy ideas, clusters, nebulae, galaxies, light distribution (prisms, etc.)
Koch Crater on the far side of the Moon, to the south-southeast of the walled plain Jules Verne. Images of Germany, science/medical equipment, microscopes, bacteria/microrganisms.
Pavlov Large lunar crater on the far side of the Moon and located just to the southeast of it is the crater Jules Verne. Images of Russia, dogs, bells, whistles, metronomes, tuning forks.
Delaney Verne is a first name of Old French origins which means "from alder grove", as Delaney is. [1] A forest of trees in the birch family.
Coral Captain Nemo is a fictional character featured in Jules Verne's novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874). Nemo is also a character producted by Pixar and so is Colar Tens of conflicts, see Google 1 and Google 2
Percheron Percheron is a large French draft horse breed and Jules Verne was a French Author. *edited* Verne and the Percheron are both from France. The Percheron represents strength and stamina and are known for intelligence and willingness to work, used as war horses, pulling stage coaches and other heavy labor. Aspects of its heritage, such as
>Warhorse: battle, military, middle ages & parades
>Stagecoach: travel, terrain, travelers & towns
>Farm Labor: earthy & labor
>Composition such as the dark color, strength & size.
Never Never is a town in Russia and a crater on Mars. Never is an anagram of Verne. Both are craters (Verne is a lunar crater).
Piccard Auguste Piccard was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer and invented a deep boat called Bathyscaphe - btw this would be a great name as well - which reached a record maximum depth of about 11,000 meters. Auguste Piccard and Jules Verne both died on March 24th He made height records in ballooning as well. Interesting family history as well: His grandson Betrand will try to orbit the earth with a solar plane in one or two years deep boat, ballooning, ...
Shitton Falls Unincorporated municipality in the state of Indiana Although, I personally think it is pronounced "She-ten Falls" Stuff involving waterfalls, or stuff involving chocolate (maybe hire some of the artists from Ubuntu's "Human" era to help us!)
Drake Larry Verne was a novelty singer who performed a hit song named "Mr. Custer", and so was Charlie Drake (well, it was a cover, but you get the picture). Potential, but it is a common term for a dragon (or duck) Not to be confused with those which are dapper. Oh, many: fire, dragon scale patterns, elements evoking or representing a dragon, etc.
Apollo is crater on the moon Red Hat Linux 5.2 was codenamed 'Apollo'. Verne and apollo are both names of moon craters Apollo was also the name of a nasa program including the apollo eleven mission
Farragut Verne is a storyteller about a Commander Farragut (in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea) as is David Glasgow Farragut a real life naval commander, officer and admiral (d. 1870) potential software collisions -
Aristarchus Verne is a lunar crater, and so is Aristarchus. Aristarchus of Samos was the first to present a heliocentric model of the solar system. He also applied logic to estimate the size of the Earth, the size and distance to Moon, the size and and distance to Sun. Sun, solar system, lunar craters, stars in the sky, sculpture of Aristarchus, etc.
Panguipulli Verne is a lake in Georgia, and so is Panguipulli. I've not found any software company or software podruct related Panguipulli comes from "Pangui" (cougar), and "Pulli" (hill), both words in Mapudungun, meaning "Hill of the cougar". Animal, wild animals, mountains, hills, etc.
Gernsback Along with Jules Verne and H. G. Wells was known as one of the "Fathers of Science Fiction" Google appears to only find links to information about the man himself. [2] Sci-Fi, especially something resembling early 20th century SF illustrations
McFly {Verne,McFly} is a character in Back to the Future III minor software matches Verne is one of Doc Brown's sons in BTTF3 DeLorean, Doc Brown's locomotive time machine, etc.
Bonaparte {Verne,Bonaparte} is a famous Frenchman minor software matches, [3], [4] Strictly speaking, Napoleon was Corsican
Grimm {Verne,Grimm} is a top ten translated author. minor software matches, [5], [6] [7] Jules Verne is #2, Jacob Grimm is #10. A Grimm in Harry Potter lore is a large black dog and Grimm's Fairy Tales ought to be a rich source of themes
Mini Verne Troyer is an actor who played mini-me - maybe naming distro mini will help to keep the bloat down? Mini Cars, but really - no one can claim a trademark on a word. Verne Troyer is still alive "anything small or little" will do as a theme - dolphin turns to porpoise and so on
Any small hat (Zucchetto, Fez, Tubeteika, etc.) Verne Troyer is an actor who played mini-me - small hat will me Fedora's mini-me.
Amaldi {Verne,Amaldi} is the name of a ESA ATV spacecraft No software, computer, or IT matches in Google; almost a google wack. [8] ATV-1 was named Jules Verne, ATV-2 was named Johannes Kepler, ATV-3 is named Edoardo Amaldi, ATV-4 will be named Albert Einstein. Edoardo Amaldi was an Italian Physicist known for his work on gravity waves. [9]
Atlantis Verne is a writer who tells of Atlantis in his novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Verne wrote about Atlantis in the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Fails the "is a" test. Please fill the gap: Atlantis is a ... and so is Verne. In Chapter IX of the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the Nautilus visit the ruins of Atlantis
Bacon Jules Verne was a writer, in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, who wrote about Atlantis. So was Sir Francis Bacon, who was a writer who wrote about Atlantis in his book, The New Atlantis. Collision [Bacon Software] Let's pave the way for a Fedora 18 Beefy Miracle! At last! (Jokes aside, Sir Francis Bacon was the precursor of the scientific method, and he devised inductive reasoning as a principle. This opens us to a serious reading of the "Bacon" name, including science-inspired theming possibilities)
Villeroi {Verne,Villeroi} is famous for creating the designs for the US Navy's first submarine termed the "USS Alligator" for possible use in the US Civil War. The first submarine was created during the Revolutionary War and given the named Turtle, however, this craft never served in the US Navy . "no collision" audio pronunciation by FrenchForAll at Around the year of 1842 Brutus de Villeroi was the professor of drawing and mathematics at the college Jules Verne attended. It has been speculated there is a very good chance De Villeroi may have been one of Jules Verne's teachers that could have inspired Verne's conceptual design for the "Nautilus" submarine in his famous book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. source . Then yet again, one still wonders "maybe" Verne's drawings and/or writings while attending the college may have inspired or given the teacher ideas to help create a very deep, air compressed and water tight underwater vessel. Hence, the first US Navy submarine was born and presented into the soon to be booming industrial age. Note: The Confederate south also had submarines thats on display. What were their names? I view names of alligator, turtle that the north had. Where's a shark or moby the whale? Themes-yes, submarines, ships, beautiful ocean fish etc.
Atmosphere {Verne,Atmosphere} is the name of a restaurant in a tower several hits including Adobe's discontinued product. :-( Jules Verne Restaurant is in the Eiffel Tower, Atmosphere is in the Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Burj Dubai, on the 124th floor.
Hofmann Verne made people dream. Albert Hofmann made the dream reality. Oh yes... Psychedelic themes...
Arbil is a Citadel that formed the basis for the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world. Verne Citadel was built in 1847. no relevant collisions. "Arbil Limited" deals in lifting equipment. "Arbil Net" does VOIP services. It is the name of a City so has many generic matches. fortifications, city walls, bastions
Liege is a citadel. Verne is a citadel. no collisions for suggested searches. Kudos to Spurrier for getting this 'is a' in faster than me! Great minds... This could be done with fortresses or take the second meaning and go with a medieval theme with knights and such.
Tagore The first non-European Nobel laureate fails " a" test Modern Art Paintings inspired from Tagore's Paintings.
Beefy Miracle Beefy Miracle is a name suggested for Fedora 16. Verne is also a name suggested for Fedora 16 All hail the Beefy Miracle! Hell yes! There is a SIG which supports this effort.
Cannon Verne is a trailblazer who broke new ground, and so is a cannon. "From the Earth to the Moon" - Jules Verne
Chthonic Verne is a person who went underground, and so is a Chthonic. "Journey to the Center of the Earth" - Jules Verne
Cusp Verne is a gatherer of focus, and so is a Cusp. Writer Jules Verne
Antwerp is the name of a citadel, as is Verne no hits, except for {software,computer} located in Antwerp Plenty of outgoing links: Novel, Belgium  
Nudd Verne Harnish has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and so is Willard E. Nudd. ,
Nehru {Jules Verne, Nehru} Trophy is an award for a boating competition Nehru only shows up in the addresses of companies (e.g. Nehru Place, Nehru St.) [10], [11] boats, any Indian theme (e.g. mehndi design)
Dario Ruben Dario was a writer There is a "Gabriela and Dario" software company in Argentina and also a Computer store in Croatia Ruben Dario was a writer and poet very influential for the Spanish language. Azul (Blue) is one of the key books, it matches fedora colors.
Guerrero Verne Gagne was a profesional wrestler so it was Chavo Guerrero I searched Guerrero +Computer +IT +Technology +Hardware. No conflict Name of a state and a municipality in Mexico. Means "warrior" in Spanish. Warrior, Batle
Neville Verne Winchell was a leader in food and beverage industry as it was Neville Isdell I searched and ther is a "Neville & Rowe" Sofware company and also "Neville Data Solution". "Neville Technology Limited" was dissolved. New-ville like a small town. Key name on the war of the roses
Méliès Jules Verne is the author of "From the Earth to the Moon", so is of inspiration for George Méliès with his "A trip to the Moon" no collision George Méliès was a genius, he led innovation in special effects, narrative and other thecnical things for cinema. A trip to the Moon Black & white, very old school things (1920 decade),pastel color (his films were colored by hand, frame by frame), funny things
Urso Jules Verne was born in Nantes, and so was Camilla Urso No trademark collisions found. (Tested with "+computer", "+hardware", "+technology", and "+IT".) Camilla Urso was a famous female violinist (living 1842–1902) which was uncommon in these days since violinists used to be male (Classical) Music
Hedayat Jules Verne was a writer, and so was Sadegh Hedayat. No collisions. Both of them wrote fiction stories. Hedayat also means lead, leading and guidance in Persian.
Qazwini Jules Verne was a writer, and so was al-Qazwini. No collisions. Both of them wrote fiction stories. In addition, Qazwini was known to have written a Tourist book of memorable places. Hitchikers guide to the galaxy via a flying carpet
Alpharabius VERNE MEISNER was a musician, and so was Alpharabius. No collisions. Alpharabius wrote music as well as a treatise on how music affects the psyche Music soothes the savage beast
Netemachikayotl Verne is a writer that said "errors are steps toward the truth", and so is Netemachikayotl, though the bugs, development goes on. No collisions. Reference to Pandora's box. Netemachikayotl, from mexican language, means hope. Quote from "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" freedom to bug, bugs, be wrong, paradox, inconsistencies, contradictions, green
VonBraun {Jules Verne, Wernher von Braun} is/was a space travel pioneer. Also: {Jules Verne,Von Braun} is a crater on the moon. No collisions
Uluru Jules Verne Museum contains old painting and so does Uluru (Cave art paintings). No software collisions Very themeable uluru!

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Rejected Suggestions

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