I've finally picked a name. Despite its attractiveness, "Renan" proved unpronounceable. No wonder my ancestors said "REE-nan": it's at least four phonemes away from a native English word, and nobody who was shown the software was able to pronounce its title. FromThePage is the new name. It not as lovely as some of the ones that came out of a brainstorming session … [Read more...] about Name Update: FromThePage.com
I've been referring to the software as the "Renan System" for the past few months. The connection to Julia Brumfield's community works well, and Google returns essentially nothing for it. The name is both generic and unique, so I registered renansystem.com.There's just one problem: nobody can pronounce it.The unincorporated community of Renan, Virginia is pronounced /REE … [Read more...] about Name Update: Renan System pro and con
Both my friends Prentiss Riddle and Coulter Georgehave suggested that I resolve my software name quandry by looking for placenames in Julia Brumfield's diaries. I like this suggestion, since it retains the connection to the project's origin and has potential for uniqueness. The most frequently mentioned placenames in the diaries are "Renan", "Straightstone", "Mount Airy", … [Read more...] about Name Update: Renanscribe?
When I started working on this piece of software back in 2005, I referred to it as "the diary project." Realizing that this would almost certainly result in a collision, I settled on "The Julia Project" as a far more elegant name.A quick Google search reveals that most variations of "Julia" with "Project" or "System" are taken, most recently by a film production company. So … [Read more...] about Picking a Name