We could also consider basing Thunderbird's "Aurora" codename on the
other use of "Aurora": the Roman goddess of the dawn. If we want to keep
with the "A" (for "alpha", as opposed to "B"/"Borealis" which might
imply "beta"), we could use:
* Albina <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albina_(mythology)>
* Alectrona <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alectrona>
* Apollo (not specifically the "dawn", but the sun in general)
* Atanua <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atanua>
* Atarapa <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atarapa>
"Apollo" is probably the only one of those that's recognizable to most
Along the same lines, I was hoping we could use the Greek version:
"Eos", but no-one else who heard it really liked it, and it really
doesn't follow the "A" scheme.
> "Apollo" is probably the only one of those that's recognizable to most
> people, though.
We could also use Battlestar Galactica references if we went that way…
(Well, probably not, but it would be neat.)
Blake Winton Thunderbird Front End
So we need a new code name. Drivers had a chat about this a while ago, and we came up with Borealis as a favourite due to its association with Aurora (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_%28astronomy%29).
-- Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. -- Donald E. Knuth
Or, simply, Astral.
IMHO, Borealis is too close to Borrelia 
> If anyone has any more suggestions, please let us know.
I suggest replacing:
Because Nightbird as a contraction of Nightly and Thunderbird relates to
both and the result, night bird, actually makes sense. The name is also
easy to remember.
Corona  is the "aurora" of e.g the Sun. The syntax of the word is
also similar to that of its peer, which makes life easier in a number of
Finally, the two names together implies emerging features.
My best shots. Take good care of them ;)
On 6/7/2011 10:36 AM, John Thomsen wrote:
> I suggest replacing:
Corona is the name of a popular beer - I don't know if that would hinder
our usage of the word.
Other than that, I think those are good ideas.
I suggest replacing:
If there is a conflict with the brewer .. just replace the c by k