We agreed we should TAKE OUR TIME in picking out a proper name.
We have a plan A/B for ideal name choice
A) A name with an available .com (we’ll of course get the .org too)
B) A name without an available .com - but some variation like game.com available
We should have name that is unique (as much as possible)
We should have a name without an existing meaning (like nexuiz)
We should have a name that people can pronounce
We need to think of a symbol for our game as well (aside from the kanji “n” that nexuiz uses)
PICK FROM THE LIST YOUR TOP CHOICES and send dokujisan your list. Keep in mind that you’re picking the
ones that don’t completely suck. They dont have to be perfect, but they can give us a direction.
We need to start with a bulk list. We still hve more brainstorming for names to do.
This isn’t the final list
You guys picking from this list will help with future brainstorming.
pulsespace arenauniverse arenaspeed of thoughtspace lineagespeciesalien tournamentalien contestalien jamdimensionscruxturning point
FruitieX ’s Picks
MragMest (Russian origin, Dark Place)MIPAS (Mutuaully Inexclusive Posts Are Stupid)BRLOGENSHFEGLE (not really, we’ll settle on that if we don’t find anything within 1 week from retrieving this wiki page)
insurgiphasmaKinky Polka Police, zone xi nut :D
As to stay true and share a little laugh, here’s the piratepad copy of actual names, votes, and whatnot that happened during brainstorming:
Suggested names by everyone, please don’t repeat
Lets just combine them in a large list, no names added. This will remove redundancy.
The names must not names of medicine/disease
The names must be able to be phonetically pronounced
The names must have less than a 1000 hits on Google
8 or less chars? 10 would be a better max why? I like shorter, but good names can be longer :) then why not up it to 20 why 10?
Hard limit isn’t good, it’s able to be recognized when a name is insanely long.
Neuxiom: Portmanteau of New and Axiom, pronoucable, has only 1 hit on Google, and uses most of the letters from Nexuiz, thus enhancing recognition. difficult to pronounce Logical truncation of it is “Neux”, which is ambiguous when pronounced (Nukes vs Neux)
It’s suppose to be pronoucned as French, but NewX also works Neu-ee-om? Neu-ecks I mean the full name. Alone I’d pronounce Neux as in veux, but inside “Neuxiom” I’d use a hard X. (Nooks-ee-om is also possible). That’s intended, it’s a combination of New Axiom into one word
Itoma: In Japanese it means “free, free time, and to wave goodbye” Also, simple.
Xonotic: Sounds badass, and low hits on google. and very unique.....t’s like aquatic but some space-alien type of origin.
Akion: Hehh, it’s C.Brutail’s other nickname, it can’t be anything but cool :D no, seriously, it’s just considered good by others, I strongly dislike it.....owever…
Akionix: Sounds fine, easy to pronounce, and only 33 hits from google
Does not meet criteria: Akion (25000 hits), Itoma (639,000 hits), kenryoku (60,600 hits), pulse (65,500,000 hits), crux (5,980,000 hits, is also a noun, Linux distro), Xenatic (33,600 hits), Maven (10,200,000 hits, it is english word and means expert ), Xenoty (5,140 hits), Nexotic (9,710 hits), Yennu (17,600 hits)
Does meet 1000 hits criteria:
Neuxiom (a hit),
Xonotic (10 hits),
xanitek (4 hits),
Vote for the names you like here.
mand1nga: Xonotic, Akion
Samual: Akion, Itoma, Xenotic
FruitieX: Xenoty, Xonotic, Itoma (in that order)
C.Brutail: Itoma, Xonotic (in that order)
Doku: xonotic, akion, itoma (in that order)
and the name is (drumroll) .....:
//I suggest 2 criteria: 1) The names must not names of medicine/disease 2) They must have less than 1000 hits on Google; IMO that’s too arbitrary. A project I contribute too tops our rankings, but there are over 100,000 unrelated hits.
//This is a NEW project, a unique name is critical
// News releases will rapidly bring any name used to the top of the results, I think.
// Most of our links come from the reviewers, or message boards
// That should already be a couple.
//Just consider this, it’s best to be innovative with names, that’s how they get remembered
// I maintain that 1000 is too low, it’ll disqualify nearly all names that aren’t extremely unique.
// Best of the best, I’d say…
// thats why we need a name like ARHEULRCEH
//Bad news, xenotic.com/.org is taken.....o what now? - Xenoty :)))
//We can use these criteria to filter our potential names
//The reason why we need less than a certain number of hits, is because we won’t be found on a search engine if we don’t, this is why Nexuiz is not an existing noun