Hello Michael, MP> As far as unelected selections, I am not sure why you would say MP> that. They were elected. By the admin team. Because I was not MP> about to put 3300 names up on the website for people to vote on. MP> That is a waste of everyone's time. Stuart and I chose about 100 MP> names (weeding out BAnything, fake entries, ridiculous names, MP> legally unusable names, etc). We put them up to the admin team. MP> These are the 15 that they/we chose. But the way this second choice was done was a bit unhappy IMHO. I realize that there was a time for name suggestions, and then the suggestion list was closed and no new suggestions should be taken into consideration after that, OK. But then, in the "weeding out" process down from 100 to 15, it might have been sensible to put more consideration into the reasons *why* a particular name should be taken into the final list, what it actually *meant* (like "Nemo") and whether there might be legal problems with it (if any Be-related name is a problem with Palm, then "Indigo" is one with SGI ). After all, in marketing, this is what professional name designers are hired for: to make sure that there are no legal problems with a name, as well as to check out all the possible meanings of a name, even if they didn't know them themselves - just because *somebody else* could. For example, in Germany, we've recently had the case of the VW "Phaeton" luxury car. This car got some bad publicity, because Phaeton actually is a name from Greek mythology, from a legend where the Sun god's chariot is being taken for a ride and utterly crashed in a ball of flame. This name was dragged up and down the press as an extremely bad choice that could have been easily avoided. As a result, there were lots of articles about how bad VW's brand design works - not the sort of publicity they wanted. People are aware of such things, or the whole "Nova" urban legend would never have developed. I don't think you would want OBOS being mentioned as the "Nobody OS" just because it's named "Nemo". And please don't say you or the admin team didn't know the languages or mythology or didn't have the time to check all this out by yourself for 100 names. After all, this is what communities are about - shared knowledge, shared work. I bet there's lots of people lurking here on this list who would have willingly helped out at least about the language bit. It would have been no problem to post a narrowed list of 100 entries on the web site, along with a form for comments on each name, specifically asking for associations with the name (such as "dysis" with "dyslexia") or background info on the name (such as "nemo" meaning "nobody"), and then do the final choice on that basis. If new name suggestions would have come in, you could still have ignored them. Cheers - Philipp Reichmuth mailto:mailinglistenprozessor@xxxxxxx -- A crash reduces / your expensive computer / to a simple stone  For example, SGI could argue that they sell an "Indigo" range of hardware, and since computer hardware is complemented by operating systems, an "Indigo" operating system could easily be associated with SGI, and so on. But IANAL, of course.