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Need help with a name! Answered

Hi everyone. I was hoping to harness the creativity and arcane knowledge of the Instructables community. The company I work for just launched an internal competition to rename our intranet site. I was thinking of submitting something linked to the word star (our new logo is based on the star Polaris) and to include some reference that the higher ups wouldn't spot.
Any ideas?

Deathstar seems too obvious, Skynet might make it through, but I am certain people out in instructaworld have some sweet ideas!

(keeping with full disclosure, if I hypothetically win I do get a prize but I would much more enjoy seeing a joke in the intranet name for the next few years! I keep busting up when I get to call something T-101 on an industrial site :D )

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lemonie
lemonie

Best Answer 8 years ago

I used an old HP UNIX cluster once, the super-user name was darkstar.
That's a bit dark, obviously. How about you give me some idea about what your company does, and how the intranet fits with that?

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FoolishSage
FoolishSage

Answer 8 years ago

We're an Engineering & Consultancy company (design and build everything from office buildings to factory complexes). The intranet is used to share info across offices and help find people/projects/tools.

I'm aiming for a name that the average CEO would consider appropriate but which contains some game/movie/mythology reference which would be fun to those who know it.

Starforge (from star wars: knights of the old republic) was another idea :D

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 8 years ago

I like the sound of "FETT Net", you then think of some words to make it an acronym.
E.g. File EveryThing There, or Find EveryThing There.

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FoolishSage
FoolishSage

8 years ago

Ok everyone, I've submitted:
FETT Net
Sirius Be
Starforge
Skynet
Procyon

Fingers crossed that any of them make it through!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

8 years ago

What's the company name?

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FoolishSage
FoolishSage

Answer 8 years ago

Its Royal HaskoningDHV (recently merged Royal Haskoning with DHV). They chose Sirius (not polaris as I said, my bad) because "its the brightest star in the night sky and is actually a binary star".

Our current intranet is RHKonnections (RHK standing for Royal HasKoning) but trying to integrate DHV in that seems tricky.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

Sirius - AKA the Dog star sits in Canis Major.
It has a dwarf companion called Sirius-B
So how about "Sirius-Be" ?

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astroboy907
astroboy907

Answer 8 years ago

Duh, Sirius Black....
:)
HP Fanboi..

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

8 years ago

Procyon.

Its another binary star and the brightest star of Canis Minor (Orion's smaller dog). Sirius is the brightest of Canis Major (Orion's larger dog). Procyon means "before the dog" in Greek, and the Latin name Sirius came from Ancient Greek (meaning "glowing"). Sirius is often called the "Dog Star" so its only fitting that Procyon (the smaller dog) go with Sirius.

(Okay, perhaps I went a little nerdist on that). :-)

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skittlespider
skittlespider

Answer 8 years ago

There is always Starwind & Hawking if you have a pair of them. Or simply Gilliam.

Man I love that show!

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

Polaris is in Ursa Minor.

Riff off "Bear" perhaps ?