Name the Project Loki
No conflicts [NickChalko]
maybe not that good?
these are even worse conflicts than Atom had!
http://www.loki.org Standard Apache/redhat install page.
http://www.loki.net assinged but does not resolve.
Any cool usefull taglines
30 second elevator pitches
Put a little loki in your site
display sample icons here
[ZivCaspi] -Inf: In addition to Norse mythology relations, Loki is also the name of a well-known C++ template library, created by Andrei Alexandrescu. Not good stealing another's wind. See http://www.moderncppdesign.com/
[TomasJogin] "Theft" implies intent.
[PhilWolff] This is a consumer product, a tradename like McDonalds or CocaCola or Ikea. There is no overlap with the template library unless it directly affects consumer's syndicating their words and pictures.
[TomasJogin] +100. Just to even things out.
[JesseJamesGarrett] Arve's point is valid. A figure synonymous with deception and treachery is not exactly the sort of association we'd like to evoke. It's roughly (though not exactly) analogous to naming the project "Satan".
[TomasJogin] You mean to say that when people read or hear "Loki", they think "Satan", "Devil", or "Evil", etc? That's, how should I put it, a bit of an exaggeration, no? Loki is also a variation of Loke, which is a somewhat common name in Scandinavia (from where Norse mythology comes), and people very rarely name their son after Satan.
[JesseJamesGarrett] I did say "roughly" -- Loki is the closest thing Norse mythology has to a figure of evil. The mythological associations with deceit and betrayal, however, are quite clear.
[TomasJogin] So when Scandinavian families (again, those whom Norse mythology is closest to) name their sons "Loke" or "Loki", they do so because of the obvious connection to deceit and betrayal? Or, possibly because that's not at a very close association at all? (Might add that I'm Scandinavian myself, btw)
[JesseJamesGarrett] I am unable to comment on the naming practices of Scandinavian families. The mythological associations with the name remain unambiguous.
[TomasJogin] The associations were there, like a thousand years ago or so. But you have to understand that today, and arguably even back then, it's just myth and folk tales. People name their beloved sons Loke and Loki, because the association to deceit is very very extremely far away. Saying that it's "like naming it Satan" is a gross exaggeration, would you name your son Satan?
[AsbjornUlsberg, RefactorOk] Jesus is a very common name in Latin countries, but it doesn't change the fact that people associate the name with the man in The Bible. Most people aren't Scandinavian, so how much Loke or Loki are common here (although I've never met anyone named either) doesn't matter; anyone who knows Norse Mythology will associate Loke or Loki with evil. Even if some Scandinavians name their beloved sons it.
[TomasJogin] Yes, but two signficant differences would be that a) Jesus have positive attributes and b) people still believe in Jesus. How many people name their son Judas?
[AsbjornUlsberg] I hope noone names their sons Judas! Anyhoot, I don't think Loki is a good name for our project.
IMHO, if we should pick a name from Norse Mythology, I believe Frey would be better choice; she was the Goddess of Fertility and Magic, or even "Ratatosk"; a squirrel travelling up and down Yggdrasil, the world tree, carrying messages between the eagle at the top of the tree, and Nidhogg, the serpent gnawing at the roots of the tree.
[PhilWolff] The god Loki has a bad reputation for unreliability, not a characteristic I want associated with our brand. -1