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This program doesn't have a real name! #10

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davissorenson opened this Issue May 18, 2013 · 2 comments

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@davissorenson
Dopey Animation member

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:

  1. No portmanteaus! (Words made from mixing two words, like "AniMotion") I have yet to hear of a portmanteau that actually sounds good.
  2. I'm looking for something that has to do with animation, and/or is descriptive of what this program does.
  3. Keep it short. Preferably one or two words.

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.

@Fweeb
Fweeb commented May 18, 2013

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.'

@davissorenson
Dopey Animation member

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.

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