[Mageia-discuss] New name for cooker

John Keller mageia at johnkeller.com
Tue Sep 21 13:10:41 CEST 2010

On 09/21/2010 09:41 AM, Olivier Thauvin wrote:
> Hi,
> I am in charge of finding the replacement name for "cooker", eg the
> development version of Mageia.
> Like the for the distribution, the name have to be short, must not be an
> insult any of 6000 know languages in the universe and must not refer to
> another distribution to avoid mistake.
> First idea: cauldron, I'd like to be able to say "oh yes, put the
> python egg into the cauldron" ;)
> Second idea: mathetria, mean a disciple (female), not sure the word will
> please to anyone.

Trying for simple names that don't have too many English spelling

* mixer
* blender
* mill

* concert
* harmony
* unity

* mercury (Roman messenger of the gods + fast; see also next line...)
* mercurial (indicates instability and change - perfect for the dev version)
* quicksilver (old/alchemical name for the element mercury)

* "alchemy" might not be great for internationalization with its hard
"ch" sound, but words relating to alchemy...?

* elixir
* transmutation

I also liked "cauldron" or "crucible" (the latter having meanings in
magic and science).

- John

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