View Full Version : I've thought of a new name of gnome.. (Not a joke.. ;-))

January 7th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Wouldn't it be cooler if GNOME was called 'Gee- nome' instead of gnome? You know.. as in the human genome.. ? The meaning of the name doesn't have to change (GNU network object <something>).. only the sound will be different. Right now when I hear gnome it brings to mind a small impish creature in fairy tales.. Gee-nome sounds more .. cutting edge. Also, IMHO, the foot print logo wouldn't have to change either... it fits in very well the the human beings theme that the name 'gee-nome' brings with it..
(No offence to those who came up with the name gnome. This is just my opinion. I don't even know it it's already called 'gee-nome')

January 7th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Here's a previous pronunciation thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=359324

Someone there also had the "genome" idea.

January 8th, 2010, 02:19 AM
I'm thinking about an official name change...

January 8th, 2010, 02:26 AM
da notorious g.e.e-nome.

or something.

January 8th, 2010, 02:45 AM
how about a hard G as in gadget, so G-nome ;)

January 8th, 2010, 02:46 AM
Do it.

Fork and Rename

January 8th, 2010, 02:47 AM
its too nerdy

January 8th, 2010, 02:54 AM
Dont Do it.

Its too nerdy

January 8th, 2010, 03:04 AM
Dont Do it.

Its too nerdy

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

but you cant afford me. so save your fingers.

January 8th, 2010, 11:55 AM
Do it.

Fork and Rename
I don't have anywhere near the experience that would need.. ;-)

and for the post above... That's a novel phrase. I've never heard that one.. ;-).
I'm not feeling offended or anything but as for calling the name nerdy, I don't see how that name would be nerdy.. Now call it 'the human footprint' and that would be nerdy..

January 8th, 2010, 12:02 PM
how about a hard G as in gadget, so G-nome ;)

How about a hard G as in Gansta?

January 8th, 2010, 12:41 PM
I really like the idea, 'Genome' has a far deeper resonance to me that 'Gnome'. Nice thinking!

January 8th, 2010, 02:06 PM
I've always pronunciated as genome...It's far more prettier and profound to have my DE relate to something so fundamental to life, than to some tiny old people that in some cases have a tendency to steal underpants for their own personal gain...

January 9th, 2010, 05:35 PM
+1 to that.

January 9th, 2010, 07:28 PM
I like GNOME; short, simple, easy to pronounce.

January 9th, 2010, 08:44 PM
I always pronounce gnome as "Gee Nome"... I actually thought that's how it's really pronounced. Guess not, heh.

January 9th, 2010, 10:51 PM
I believe it is correctly pronounced 'Guh-Nome'.

January 10th, 2010, 11:12 PM
I think it's kinda fine as it is :
Doesn't have to be a small impish creature, although I think the etymologies are related somehow.

edit: aHA (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=gnome) .. so yeah kind of obscurely related.