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Re: The Poll ends! (Was: Are we too serious these days?)


From: thisguyisi
Subject: Re: The Poll ends! (Was: Are we too serious these days?)
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 21:30:48 -0800
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Dean Powell wrote:
Banlu Kemiyatorn <address@hidden> wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
  
The Next Poll!!

What is his/her name?!?
    

I suggest Skana.

'Skana' means 'Killer Whale' in the language of the Haida Indians of
British Columbia's northern coast, and as much of their culture and
legends revolved around this animal, I think it's a good fit.  Plus,
it sounds cool.

Skana was in fact the name of a particular Orca at the Vancouver
Aquarium many years ago, but I'm almost positive the aquarium didn't
copyright or trademark the name.

Regards,
Dean
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The background is nice on this one, however (probably just me, I fear I may have a dirty mind or something) some other words that sound similar occur to me when I see these names:

Skana (too close to Skanky, an image we definitely don't want to associate with the API, or the programmers)
Ora (too close to Oral, as in GNUstep sucks ****. That's typically a negative type of statement, conversationally)

Something elegant, ubiquitous, and dignified, and of course, _dynamic_ is needed to fit the bill.Sorry to not contribute anything terribly constructive with this post, but I am drawing a blank for a good candidate name that encapsulates the concepts I mentioned.

Best Regards,
-thisguyisi

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