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This page contains community suggestions for the Fedora 18 release name. All submissions must meet the guidelines for release names.

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 !
Vegetarian Ding-Dong Beefy Miracle is a food and so is Vegetarian Ding-Dong Untested
(Also, it's not vegetarian)
Duckegg Beefy Miracle is a life saver and so is a duck egg - Website for buying duck eggs in US
Mannah Beefy Miracle is a miracle food and so is Mannah
Tandoori Chicken Beefy Miracle goes great with a drink and so does Tandoori Chicken Tested Listed relation is not an "is a" relationship ("beefy miracle is a food and so is tandoori chicken" would be)
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 Listed relation is not an "is a" relationship
Ultra Vegan Beefy Miracle is related to food, so is Ultra Vegan Untested
Not quite an "is a" relationship (beefy miracle is a food but Ultra Vegan is not). Can you do better?
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 Listed relation is not an "is a" relationship (the hex portion is but doesn't apply to the whole release name)
Mudra Beefy Miracle is tranquility so is Mudra tested
Can you explain how Beefy Miracle is tranquility? Without that, the relationship falls apart
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 Listed relation is not an "is a" relationship
Mutton Biryani Beefy Miracle is a food 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.
Listed relation is not an "is a" relationship
Deep Fried Tofu Tofu is a great alternative to meat. Whether deep fried tofu's tasty is a completely different matter however ;) untested Listed relation is not an "is a" relationship (Beefy Miracle is a food and so is Deep Fried Tofu)
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 Listed relation is not an "is a" relationship (if it was "Beefy Miracle is an anagram of XXX and Cambrel is also an anagram of XXX" it would be)
Afebrile An anagram of BM. Shortened again. Having no fever. After a very trouble free F16 surely this sums up Fedora. untested Listed relation is not an "is a" relationship (if it was "Beefy Miracle is an anagram of XXX and Cambrel is also an anagram of XXX" it would be)
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
Listed relation is not an "is a" relationship
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 Caturra is also a kind of bird, so Fedora 19 could be named after a bird
Listed relationship is a bit of a stretch as an is a relation (Beefy Miracle is a name for a food and Caturra is too (coffee variety)) would be more obvious
Sure, beverages, Mondays, a lovely brown theme for Fedora ;)
Mammoth Mammoth is a big piece of beef (meat) and it miracle of nature Untested
Listed relationship is not an is a relation. Can you do better?
It can be themed like Syberia game
Cosmonaut Volkov Beefy Boy and Market Miracle are types of tomatoes, Cosmonaut Volkov is a type of tomato Tested Beefy tomato:, Miracle tomato: ,Volkov tomato: Volkov died on reentry of Soyuz 11 so the name meets the requirement that it not be a living person,
Listed relationship is not quite an is a relation as there is no "Beefy Miracle" Tomato (perhaps more like: "Beefy" and "Miracle" are words used to form names of tomatoes and so is the word "volkov"... still a bit of a stretch. A hybrid of Beefy Boy and market Miracle would be a Beefy Miracle tomato.)
Ball Lightning Both are mighty, but as the manifestation of the Great Beefy Miracle is rarely seen, so is ball lightning. Untested
Listed relationship is not an is a relation but it seems like it could be. Can you improve?
Gloubi-boulga beefy miracle is a phrase that most people don't know names a food and so is gloubiboulga Untested
Listed relationship is not an is a relation (Maybe "beefy miracle is a phrase that most people don't know names a food and so is gloubiboulga")
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., ; I hope that neither of these is any way interchangeable with a Linux distribution Nice themeable: scenic photos, melting lava, erruptions; it could be quite nice actually
Has no name BM is a release name many people wanted. "has no name" is a release name many people wanted. Untested Release name was the link that got us "Beefy Miracle". Can you do better?
Pop Soda Beefy Miracle is something you get at a theatre. Pop Soda is something you get at a theatre. Untested
Dead Beef Both are kind of beef. Untested Alternative spelling: 0xdeadbeef
Taco Grande Tacos are better than hot dogs, and Grande is even better Untested US PTO lists three (3) trademarks, all expired. Phrase could be considered generic food (can legal verify?).
Listed relationship is not an is a relation. But "Beefy Miracle is a food and so is a taco grande" is
Policy "BM" is a phrase that is often seen on the fedora-devel ML these days. So is "policy". Untested
Spherical Cow A spherical cow is (or would be) a "beefy" miracle. Untested relation seems to be "Beefy miracle is a beefy miracle and so is a spherical cow". Not sure if the initial tautology is acceptable
Yoshino Beefy Miracle was a wonderful gift (from the Red Hat Linux installer), and the Yoshino cherry trees were also a wonderful gift (from the Japanese to the Americans, 100 years go). Yes -- no known conflicts with Yoshino + Linux, Yoshino + Computers, or Yoshino + Software Yes, this would be easily themeable. The Fedora Design team loves cherry blossoms
Dunant Beefy Miracle will be released on 8 May, so Henry Dunant was born on 8 May. Tested
Rewrite as Beefy Miracle is an entity that was released on 8 May and so was Henry Dunant and pray we don't slip :-)
Salmon Filet Beef is edible, so is Salmon Tested Rewrite is a as "Beefy Miracle is an edible meat and so is a Salmon Filet" Fish, water, river, etc.
Flying Spaghetti Monster Beefy Miracle is an edible deity. So is FSM. No Collisions Found. Marinara, Alfredo, or Pesto?
Frankfurter Beefy Miracle is a name for a hot dog and so is Frankfurter Untested
Liquid Feem Beefy Miracle is a personified food icon and so is Liquid Feem Only non-IT references:

Two Stupid Dogs: At The Drive In: Very Feemable!
Methane Beefy Miracle is a product of cows and so is Methane Tested
Lefka Ori Beefy Miracle is a desire within my sight so is Lefka Ori Untested
Not an is a as written -- "Beefy Miracle is a $WHAT within my sight and so is Lefka Ori" Please fill in the $WHAT
Arem Beefy Miracle is a food, so is Arem-Arem Untested
Titania Beefy Miracle is a fictional character and so is Titania Tested

Quite Themeable!
Cucumber Beefy Miracle is an elongated edible thing and so is Cucumber Untested Dark green themes anyone?
Steely Dan "Beefy Miracle" - as a phrase as well as the object itself ;-) - is sexually related to a penis, and so is Steely Dan. Tested, not used within the IT world yet. Also, "Fedora is made of steel" ... yes, chrome themes for example
Spicy Burrito What a Mighty Beef becomes after some time in the fridge. Tested. No one uses, or ever used, that name before. Reason #1 why no one uses that brand name comercially:
Listed relationship is not an "is a" relationship
Rotating UFO Beefy Miracle is a weird name, and so is Rotating UFO. Untested Beef is obtained from cows, and UFOs abduct cows.
Tango Beefy Miracle is a variety of styles, and so is Tango Tested Beefy Miracle and Tango dance is a variety of styles and rhythm as "incisive, exciting, provocative"
Can you explain how Beefy Miracle is a "variety of styles"?
Bacon Beefy Miracle is something that you put between bread and so is bacon Software: - There is bacon harware, but is a general hardware store. There is a Bacon computer center at one highschool You can go with Francis Bacon (philosopher and scientiecst) or bacon asteroid
Sensus Communis Beefy Miracle is just common sense and so is sensus communis (literally!) Tested
Amebic Eel Fry Beefy Miracle is a type of fast food, and so is its anagrammatic pal, Amebic Eel Fry. Tested Sadly, Amebic Eel Fry's recent FDA investigation has led to its ban as a foodstuff (human or animal), so the name is now available for strictly non-food purposes.
Skinny Houdini Beefy and Skinny can be used to describe a body type, Houdini performed "Miracle". Maybe with a name like this software bloat will miraculously disappear.
Chupacabra Although translates to "goat-sucker", chupacabra's are also known for attacking all sorts of livestock, including cattle. Untested A chupacabra can clearly be seen attacking a cow in this video: . I think chupacabra's meet the condition of being called a miracle: A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment.
Tabasco Tabasco Sauce is sometimes put with HotDogs (Beefy Miracle).
Quantum Quantum is a miracle, and so is The Beefy. Tested The Quantum mechanic has introduced major changes in our Sciences and technologies, and so is Fedora! Of course, physics, sciences…
Holy Cow Holly Cow is a Bovine, and so is the Beef. The Holy Cow is a symbol in a religion who worship peace and freedom, and so is Fedora
Buzz Beefy miracle is of German descent, so is Buzz Aldrin The first known origin of hot-dogs is Frankfurt Germany. The relation-ship also applies to Neil Armstrong and other greats such as Robert Oppenheimer. The entire list is here and make good names as tributes to these great people. Very much. Yes.
Carbon "Beefy miracle" is 12 in weight, so is Carbon The weight of a string will be it's length. Beefy miracle is 12 characters long. The weight (atomic mass) of Carbon is 12. Yes. Very much
Revolution Beefy miracle is a ride that starts on the date May 8, so was the Revolution Revolution is the first roller coaster to have a vertical loop. It started on May 8. "Roller coaster" is also applicable to the relationship. Yes. Very much
Halogen Beefy miracle is a name given to a group 17, so is halogen Beefy miracle is the codename for Fedora 17, which is a grouping of various packages together. It is group #17. The halogens are group #17 in the periodic table. Yes. Very much
Steak Beefy miracle is a wonderful, delicious food made from cow, and so is steak. Steak is also really awesome on the grill
Yak on my Sofa Beefy miracle is a rare treat, and so is a Yak on my Sofa.

Approval Mark Legend

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Rejected Suggestions

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