Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

Forum thread started by philcostin on Fri, 2009-03-13 10:18

I saw recently that some developers had expressed an interest in creating a native web browser for Haiku and it got me thinking about names...

How does NetPoetry or NetPoetic sound?

I'm kind of new to Haiku and BeOS and maybe you guys have some better ideas, (or have already chosen what you would like to call it) - so this is really just a brainstorming thread.

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Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

With everything being Web 2.0 nowadays, how about WebPositive 2.0?

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Hmmm.
Peruser-Palooza or Perooza :)
WebGrazer
NetSkimmer
NetRiffler
WebTraveler
NetDrifter
WebNomad
WWWanderer
WebTrotter
NetRoamer
WebRover

Whatever it will be, "Web", "Net" or something similar should be in the name to give the user a strong hint what he'll get when just seeing the name.

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I love NetPoetry. Or maybe WebPoetry. Something like that anyway, I like it.

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- webSurfer *
- netSurfer *

*Keeping the "surfer" icon

- Taiko, the japanese drums (or this might be the name of some program/theme or a Haiku future version)

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

Voyager is cool ;)
or NetVoyager
or WebVoyager

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

First post here, though I've been reading for a while. Felt like commenting on this...

My suggestion would be NetProse.

Seems fitting as a lot of web tends to involve responding to stuff. I'm not opposed to merely incrementing the version numbering on the original BeOS app names, either.

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Or maybe just... Surfboard?

Cash-mere suggestions

Genki, Splash, Sprawl.

No? How about "Sex, Lies and Video(tape)s"? ;)
(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098724/)

KnitPositive?
http://www.knitwitsyarn.com/images/knitwits_yarn_ball_logo_5tco.jpg
Knit? Knitter? KnitPicker?

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Poem
Song
Nature
etc

also, how about a hark to the good old days: WorldWideWeb 2?

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I prefer Web__ than Net__.
WebVoyager sounds pretty good.

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Other than my own suggestions, my favourites so far are Surfboard and WebVoyager.

Some great suggestions!

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

My ideas :

HaikNet or HaiNet
HaikiNet
HaiKi --> Haik + I(nternet)

And congratulations again for your great work !!!

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What about "ISTOS" , its the Greek name for WEB.

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H+

Haiku abbreviated with a positive... explosive and powerful; like hydrogen.

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

I was gonna suggest Surf+ or SurfPositive

but im likeing H+ a lot short and sweet

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Voyager is the name of the native browser of the QNX (operating system). Than I think it cannot be the Haiku's browser name.

And what about the Haiku Webber?

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how about Kigo or KeyGo... means that you type the keyword which is the website URL and then the browser would go find it on the internet.

"A haiku traditionally contains a kigo" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

dancso.robert wrote:

Voyager is the name of the native browser of the QNX (operating system). Than I think it cannot be the Haiku's browser name.

And maybe old browser for AmigaOS. So, and what? Both are not unreeled already practically.
Always stays yet NetVoyager and WebVoyager.
It would be good also, if name woke respect and was stately to create new mark. You know: Safari, Chrome, FireFox.

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NetVoyager sounds good! :)

Something fresh and unique

I would prefer something fresh and unique. A name that expresses something profound that is not conveyed by the other browser names.

A name like Publicity

This name isn´t stale, a joke or mere nostalgia and it has some profound meaning. (The same way "Transmission" has profound meaning.)

"Publicity" reflects how a lot of people use the web today, with blogs and social networks. It says something about Internet core values: openness, freedom of information, freedom to commune. One could also take it as a comment on the present state of anonymity online.

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Cloud 9.

Other than that... +1 for WebPositive.

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

Silk... or maybe Kimono?
Silk implies web, but Kimono slots in nicely with Haiku.
Maybe a cherry blossom for a logo?
Tag line? "Wear the web out."

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Another word implies web too:

Kumo

A spider, in japanese.
Spider, Web, Wild, Nature, Haiku... you know.
Logo is obvious, and for tag line, "Catch the net buzz"...

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

I can't believe I missed this thread until now :)

As they say, we Haiku developers don't check the forums on the site as much as the mailing lists.

For those who don't know, I originally ported WebKit, and am the main (and right now only) developer of the native Haiku web browser. I am currently working on a prototype to work out the multiple process architecture, as used on Google Chrome.

Anyhow, I was brainstorming the other day and came up with a name I like, though for now I consider it a code name. I think just for fun I'll keep it to myself for now ;)

I do like a lot of the names here though, and some are so good I may just change my mind about using the name I came up with. A lot of this depends on whether other projects use those names, and maybe if good domain names are available for the name as well.

Some of my favorites:

Kigo
Publicity (quite close to my name BTW)
Silk
Kimono (and the cherry blossom logo in general)
Kumo
H+
Splash

I am not really a fan of the Net* or Web* names, though NetProse isn't too bad. No offense :)

And Taiko definitely should become some kind of Haiku drum machine or MIDI software!

Anyhow, thanks for the ideas, that are giving me something to think about.

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

What about:

HaikuBrowser
HaikuWeb
BeRowser
BeBrowser
BeMyWeb
Short (B)e(M)y(W)eb Browser (BMW Browser) :)
MyWeb
BeMyBrowser
BeHaikuWeb
BeWeb
Bew3
wwwBrowser
Browser
or just
Web or Bew

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

nevermind :)

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

I think in these japanese composed words

Zubimaru - Snake Tail
Hihiou - Babuin King

think: Zubimaru, the web browser from Haiku!

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

What about Andador = Walker

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my favorite is kimono.
sounds great

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Web+ is a good tribute to Net+, or are we striving for something far more unique like firefox is to mozilla? If that is so, isn't Walter more appropriate, after all it lost to Haiku. :)

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Surfer would be really cool. The name has to communicate the function, has to sound cool, easy to remember (and therefore the name has to be bound to the function too), and as plain as possible. A simple word, nothing else.
Personally I don't prefer the Web or Net prefix, it's already overused, and makes the product sound unprofessional, so from a marketing viewpoint, I highly recommend to drop that idea.

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+1 for Kimono

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Banzai

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Be careful with those japanese words, if you go with japanese names for 2-3 applications, consistency forces you to find japanese names for the rest of the applications (or the forthcoming ones at least), the other way the whole system becomes a mess (go check linux if you don't believe me). It think after deciding this issue, it should be a paragraph in the Haiku developers handbook, "how to pick a name for your application".

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Browse-O-Matic

We can call it "da BOM" for short :)

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Limerick
Sonnet
etc.

NetProse is neat, but I'd think "Prose" might be more appropriate for a text editor of some type.

I think going the literary route might be more interesting and thematical than going the Japanese route. BeOS has in my mind always been a bit more refined than regular OS's and going with a literary bent would bring associations with high culture or refinement, that kind of thing.

I like how Senryu, the VMWare distro, is both Japanesey for the base association with Haiku but also a form of Japanese poetry, so keeps the same literary theme as well.

Some of the other types of poems and literary terms are neat, here's some for reference:

http://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/poetry_forms.php
http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/types.html

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Until then I don't know what means -O-matic names eaueahea

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Well I know everyone is having fun coming up with names, but I think I will go ahead and reveal the name I came up with.

The story is basically that I was looking for a good Japanese word related to haiku poetry. I started looking at the different words associated with seasons, since haiku are supposed to contain a reference to a season.

Well it turned out while browsing the list I saw an English word that I liked a lot. I think it is a good name that is classy, unique, and evocative the Haiku user experience we want: Tranquility.

It also happens to be the same number of letters and syllables as NetPositive, so you can't complain it is too long :)

I still do like a lot of the other names given here though, so they might get used on other projects.

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

ow Ryan

I like too much!

mainly because my favorite band name is dark tranquility heuaheua

after Soilwork, of course

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

NETIZEN.

Simple. Short. New. Bold. Descriptive. Encompassing. Clever. Easy to type and say.

Sort of like naming the OS Haiku.

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I like Serenity also. We can do worse than promote peace, poetry, love, and knowledge.

Similar in theme to Ubuntu & Haiku are the following...

Netizen
Serenity
Sonnet

Play on Words type names in the BeOS style...

NetGain
NetPoetic (the poster's suggestion)
NetPositive

BeLyrical
BePoetic
BePositive
BeBop

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

nevermind :)

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

kvdman wrote:

H+

Haiku abbreviated with a positive... explosive and powerful; like hydrogen.

Or Helium, abbreviated as He, also stands for Haiku explorer (but pronounced Helium). Another alternative will be He-3, Helium 3, the light, non-radioactive isotope of helium proposed to be used as a second-generation fusion power source, but also stands for a 3 (free) Haiku explorer, but I foresee the trouble that comes with the successive version code: He-3v1, He-3v2...?

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I like:

WebKu
NetKu
Kimono
Wanderer
H+ as above :D
Syllable

Haiiii!

Simply Hai or Hai! would be cute.

It´s japanese, meaning "yes", sounds like "Hi!"
is short enough for anyone, and obviously the
most important application in all of Haiku.

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Wallaby - please cuddle!
Herb - surely not tea leaves!
Tazer - yes, you may need one online

(seriously unserious suggestions, in case it´s not utterly clear)

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

I suggest :
SilkU
pronounce "Silk" "You"

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

Ryan wrote:

Well it turned out while browsing the list I saw an English word that I liked a lot. I think it is a good name that is classy, unique, and evocative the Haiku user experience we want: Tranquility.

It also happens to be the same number of letters and syllables as NetPositive, so you can't complain it is too long :)

I personally do not like Tranquility to much ... the word is to close to tranquilizer, which is a actually a group name for certain types of (prescription) drugs. See Tranquilizers

I would still vote for WebPositive for obvious reasons known to those who know me ;-)

Cheers,
Rossi

Re: Name Suggestion for native Haiku Web Browser

in brazilian portuguese this word sounds like "your asshole" :(