Compiler name: Nāga

Hi, the idea of a dragon theme reminded me of the dragon-like serpents
called "Nâga" from Cambodian mythology, among other places.

Here's a brief link explaining the specific Cambodian meaning -

I like this as a name, because it's unique short and easy to type and
remember (as long as you omit the accent, which is commonly done),
it's basically a southeast-asian dragon, so we're sticking with
traditional compiler iconography, and it's seven-headed, so it nicely
represents the many different uses LLVM can be put to.

It's also pretty easy to imagine a logo, because Cambodian Nâga
sculptures are pretty memorable as is:

They're all over Angkor, too. I picture a simplified line-drawing of a
seven-headed serpent like the one in the image.

For what it's worth, there are also a couple other good-sounding Asian
dragon names on the wikipedia page for Nâga: "Lóng" (Chinese), "Ryû"
(Japanese), and my second-favorite after Nâga, "kyo" ("Korean mountain
dragon"), which has nice consonance with "compiler".

-mike

FWIW, Naga means serpent in Sanskrit and is used as a short form for Nagaraja, a king of snakes in Hindu mythology:
  Nagaraja - Wikipedia
The seven-headed dragon theme seems more relevant for our purposes, though!

I should clarify that I haven't yet formed an opinion on specific name suggestions (partly because I haven't yet read most of them!).

--Vikram
http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/~vadve
http://llvm.cs.uiuc.edu/

naga.org already exists, though. We probably want to have the .org available.
I like the dragon theme but most of the familiar dragon names are taken.

The Hydra of Greek mythology was a dragon-like creature with multiple heads,
and hydra.org seems not to exist.

> Hi, the idea of a dragon theme reminded me of the dragon-like serpents
> called "Nāga" from Cambodian mythology, among other places.

naga.org already exists, though. We probably want to have the .org
available.
I like the dragon theme but most of the familiar dragon names are taken.

The Hydra of Greek mythology was a dragon-like creature with multiple
heads,
and hydra.org seems not to exist.

Or an alternate Sanskrit word for serpents "Sesha" ..

Hi, the idea of a dragon theme reminded me of the dragon-like serpents
called "Nāga" from Cambodian mythology, among other places.

Interesting, my only comment is if we pick this we need to just spell it Naga.
Naga are also snake people in D&D (yea... I know).

This idea sounds interesting. I found some other many-headed dragons in Wiki: Dahaka, Lotan (or Lawtan**)** and Orochi. From these for only Orochi.com/org and lotan.org are already taken. Personally I like the Dahaka one.

If developing the idea of multiheaded beasts one could think about Russian two-headed eagle at last. :))) or Shiva, probably.

As for ideas, I thought about taking some simple word like “open”, “enlightment”, “freedom” or so and translate it to some mystique language :slight_smile: but it seems that the only one such a good word was already used by ubuntu… Probably, someone knows some comfortable world.

It's also a moon around Pluto (along with Nix and Charon (which starts
with "CH" like Chris's name)). All of them, though, have to do with
Hades. Not sure if it's a good association :wink:

-bw

And a monster you get to kill in Nethack :wink:

-bw