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

The link between Verne and Beefy Miracle was "both names were suggested as the name of Fedora 16." The link between Beefy Miracle 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 Beefy Miracle. The following links will also likely be rejected:
  • Names of living people
  • Well-known trademarks
Please try to find a truly original and obscure link!

Naming Schedule

  • Name collection: 20 March through 27 March (23:59:59 UTC)
  • List to Fedora Board: 27 March through 30 March
  • Legal Review of Board approved names: 30 March through 05 April
  • Setup of Voting Application: 05 April
  • Community vote on final name: 06 April through 12 April (23:59:59 UTC)
  • Name announced: 13 April

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 "Beefy Miracle is a <...>, and so is <YOUR_NAME>." The link to the new name cannot be the same as the link from Verne to Beefy Miracle, 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 !
Tandoori Chicken Beefy Miracle goes great with a drink and so does Tandoori Chicken Tested
Dachshund Beefy miracle is a name for a hot dog and so is Dachshund Untested
Juicy Bacon Beefy miracle is a hilarious name and everyone likes to eat some - same for Juicy Bacon Untested
Gama Beefy Miracle suggests brawn, muscular, robust and powerful and so was Pahelwan Gama Untested
Ultra Vegan Beefy Miracle is related to food, so is Ultra Vegan Untested
Pamukkale Beefy Miracle is miracle so is Pamukkale Tested
Frozen Wave Beefy Miracle is miracle so is Frozen Wave Tested
Magic Dragon Beefy Miracle is miracle so is Magic Dragon untested yes
Wonderful Coffee wonderful is one possible translation of miraculous, both BEEF and C0FFEE can be written in hex untested
Mudra Beefy Miracle is tranquility so is Mudra tested
Tusker Whammy Beefy Miracle is a Miracle so is Tusker Whammy.Tusker Whammy would be super-set of Beefy Miracle.Beefy(Muscular) ⊂ Tusker and Miracle ⊂ Whammy tested
Cutting Edge Beefy Miracle needs to be cut, so does the Cutting Edge. untested
Mutton Biryani Beefy Miracle is full of meat and awesome, so is Mutton Biryani tested
Ketchy Ketchup Ketchup fits to so much food. untested But this is so Ubuntu too.
Deep Fried Tofu Tofu is a great alternative to meat. Whether deep fried tofu's tasty is a completely different matter however ;) untested
Dingo Beefy miracle is a hot dog and so is a Dingo. untested Well it certainly doesn't look cold in that desert.
Joey Joe Joe Jr. Shabadoo Beefy Miracle is "the worst name I ever heard" and so is "Joey Joe Joe Jr. Shabadoo" Tested Reference to a very old Simpsons (TM) episode
"Hey Joey Joe Joe!"
No collisions in the tech space on a Google search
There is a Shabadoo black and tan ale that could be taken as a basis for theming
Cambrel An anagram of BM. Shortened because its so bad. The ancient Latin name of Wales. untested
Afebrile An anagram of BM. Shortened again. Having no fever. After a very trouble free F16 surely this sums up Fedora. untested
Achilles A "beefy miracle" is a type of divine intervention. Achilles was several times beneficiary of divine interventions in The Iliad. untested Achillea is a plant genus, named after Achilles. FC1's codename was Yarrow, a plant with the scientific name Achillea millefolium
Creamy Belief Beefy Miracle is an anagram of "A Belief Mercy", and so is Creamy Belief. Tested (Sorry, I just noted other anagram suggestions right now. Still, I think it's a good name) Beefy Miracle is a proof of commitment from our community. And miracles happen when you have a strong belief, hence the suggestion for Creamy Belief.
Caturra A Beefy Miracle is mandatory for every IT person, so is Caturra (coffee variety) Tested Sure, beverages, Mondays, a lovely brown theme for Fedora ;), and also Caturra is a kind of bird, so Fedora 19 could be named after a bird or so.
Mammoth Mammoth is a big piece of beef (meat) and it miracle of nature Untested It can be themed like Syberia game
Cosmonaut Volkov Beefy or beefsteak and Market Miracle are types of tomatos, Cosmonaut Volkov is a type of tomato Untested Miracle tomato: ,Volkov tomato:
Ball Lightning Both are mighty, but as the manifestation of the Great Beefy Miracle is rarely seen, so is ball lightning. Untested
Gloubi-boulga Don't know what beefy miracle is (like most people?), same for gloubiboulga Untested
Jarlsberg Beefy Miracle is a tasty cow product, and so is Jarlsberg cheese Untested
Sourdough Beefy Miracle is an odorific delight, and so is Sourdough bread Untested
Eyjafjallajökull BM is a stupid name for the Linux distribution, Eyjafjallajökull as well. Untested
Noname BM is a release name proposed for Fedora 16. Noname is a release name for Fedora 16. Untested Pop Soda Beefy Miracle is something you get at a theatre. Pop Soda is something you get at a theatre. Untested

Approval Mark Legend

Approval Mark Meaning
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Rejected Suggestions

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