I am very picky when it comes to names, so any and all suggestions are welcome. The more the better. Here are the criteria that I have in mind, but if you have a really good name that breaks any of them, go ahead:
Last but definitely not least, I'm looking for the magical X-factor that makes the name appealing, memorable, and roll off the tongue nicely.
Words from other languages are fine. In fact, I would have named this program "Haraka" ("Motion" in Arabic, thanks Bassam Kurdali) if it wasn't a registered trademark and the .org domain was available.
I suggested "Dopey" on Bassam's blog. To quote myself: 'I’m inclined to like the name “Dopey”. It refers to animation both in terms of dope sheets and a reference to a specific classic 2D animation character. And as a bonus, it’s got a tinge of self-deprecation… after all, this is animation; we don’t want to take ourselves too seriously.'
You know what, you're right. After mulling it over for the past four or so weeks, I couldn't even come close to beating that.
Before I can close this I have to rename a bunch of stuff.
Update README.md to reflect the new project name. Progress on #10.
Change the majority of the user-facing instances of "MyPaint" to "Dop…
…ey". This fixes #10 for now.