What will you name it?

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MDG
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Post by MDG » Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:43 am

I've been thinking about this since this thread started, my first one will called "Hawking" after Prof.Stephen Hawking - I'll worry about the other names later. :lol: :lol:

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Post by Trev_lite » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:41 pm

i can think of 10 (not in this order)

Diablo: lord of terorr
Baal: lord of destruction
Mephisto: lord of hatred
0x4e20 (its hexidecimal)
Holy Bartender (joke for friend if it gets in the news)
Bizzard
Eastern sun
Trev_lite_lite (lite version of Trev_lite)
Autistic kids united (i'm autistic and i'm not mute or dumb; i'm the ouposite even if i can't spell)
The golden compass (for the reference to dust LOL)


and other funny names. i hope i can find lots of particles so i can run out of names

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Post by Peter Borah » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:47 pm

This is an interesting exercise. The temptation to name it after yourself or some sort of "inside joke" would be strong. If I avoided the temptation I'd probably name it after something I like in literature or politics. Like:

-Asimov
-Ender
-Algernon
-Elphaba
-Locke
-Jefferson
-Liberty

Etc.

My dad would want me to name it Bob. I probably would.

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Post by Nikita » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:59 pm

I think of the Looney Tunes cartoon with the monster and Daffy Duck :
"And I will name him George, and I would love him and squeeze him and pat him on the head." :lol:

Ok, I hope I'm not the only one who remembered that and thought it was funny....
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Post by Logan » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:17 pm

I would call it Canada_602 because I love my country, and 602 is my favourite number.

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Post by Luke » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:02 pm

I would name it after my little brother, who died a few years back. He loved everything having to do with space research and exploration but never got a chance to follow through on his dreams, so this would be a neat remembrance/tribute for him if I'm lucky enough to find one.

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Post by Merovingian » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:25 pm

I'd probably name particles after my family, friends, people that I admire, etc.

It's nice that they would let people do that. :)
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What will you name it?

Post by Bernard Quatermass » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:37 am

It'll have to be called "The Quatermass Particle" subject to Nigel Kneale's approval. That ought to put the fear of God into everyone!
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Re: What will you name it?

Post by msf413 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:46 pm

I didn't read all the other suggestions, so apologies if this is a dupe name, but I think I'll go with Stardust-Prime if it's the first one found... either that or Onomatopoeia... I always liked that word...
And if I find a baker's dozen, the two above and:
Star-Spit
Zoom-Up-Zoom-Down-Zoom-Up-Zoom-Down
A-Blast-Of-Wind-From-Howard-Stern's-A**
The-Stardust-Formerly-Known-As-Prince
Stardustcalifragilisticexpialidocious
Spock's-Speck
Michael-Jackson's-Nose

..... okay, not a baker's dozen, but I want to get back to the java-scope.
And yes, I am COMPLETELY SERIOUS about these. :roll:
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Post by Crystallize » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:23 pm

Aaron ! Image

// Edit !

And here's a family picture, both Aaron and Josephine ! :lol:


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Post by Louis Wu » Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:50 am

Billy the Mountain...

:shock:





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Post by mwhiz » Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:41 am

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Naming rules/limitations

Post by leshalfhill » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:14 pm

If I am overlooking this subject in another area, please point me to it, but I've searched, and I don't see any rules on what we CAN name a find, or limitations on what we CAN'T name them.

SOME limits would seem self-evident (profanity, copyrighted names, etc). But a clear delineation from the "officials" here seems appropriate.

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Post by DustBuster » Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:05 pm

I can't find the specific link now- but as I recall, the primary requirment is that the name cannot be offensive or vulgar in any way.
I will keep my eye out- there is a link to the information SOMEWHERE in the forum, I just need a bigger fishing pole I think!
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Re: Naming rules/limitations

Post by KarMann » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:26 pm

leshalfhill wrote:SOME limits would seem self-evident (profanity, copyrighted names, etc). But a clear delineation from the "officials" here seems appropriate.
Technically, you can't copyright a name. You can only trademark it.
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