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Poll: a better name for "Jolla PC Suite" [not relevant]

asked 2014-02-07 10:13:29 +0300

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Now that we are discussing the technology that could be used for making a PC sync / backup tool, a "PC suite" for Jolla.

Now, whatever technology we choose, I think we should also come up with more Jolla-like name, which we call it, that fits into the theme!

We already have Harbour, a dry-dock for developers, Sailors, and the Jolla (Finnish for "dinghy") etc., so your suggestion should probably fit in to this theme.

Vote for your favourite, and/or add your own suggestion (please remember to check the "community wiki" box)!

To promote your own suggestion, collect votes, and give everyone an easy overview (to avoid doubles), please link your answer to the end of this list:

Home Port (Kotisatama)AnchoragePontoonQuayJolla PE Suite (Jolla Port Entry Suite)Jolla PierJolla's Dry DockJolla DocksCoveUmbilicalPortLighthouseJolla Cargo CraneBerthJolla TenderTreasuryJolla FloodgateJolla PorvooseenJolla Vessel TortugaJSB (Jolla Silent Bay)Jolla ShoreleaveRoll on/Roll off Jolla Bay - safe place for anchorageLink2Port (Linkki Portti)LaunchBoathouseMooringMooring ShoreleaveSatamaJolla DockyardPlankSailfish LagoonPFD (Personal flotation device, aka life vest)Jolla Treasure Bay or Treasure IslandJolla Survival SuiteNautical (en) / Kajuutta (fi)Jolla LinkPORTTI - Port or LAITURI = PierLAGOONSailfish BayAtollaFinMy Jolla, at my.jolla.comPirate BaySILTA (bridge) Harbour@home or Satama@homeJolla Haven - Jolla Satama

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@Anna thank you for this poll! The list of the names proposed above does only show about half of the proposed names so far, which is a bit confusing. Please consider to delete it, as it would make it easier for users to scroll through the answers without the space covered by it on each page.

corneliusg ( 2014-02-11 23:36:10 +0300 )edit
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@corneliusg - (it's a wiki, remove the links if you think that's a better solution. I'm the one who added the links, as I thought it would give others an easier way to see the different suggestions, when the suggestions began to cover multiple pages. the idea was for contributors to add an answer-suggestion (as a wiki!) and then add the link to the question-suggestion.)

phle ( 2014-02-11 23:44:01 +0300 )edit

I think it was a bad idea to delete the links. Everyone who was serious about their contribution should have added a link for others to easily access their favorite suggestion and vote for it. Not sure if people go through all answers now. I could add tons of suggestions, but I may not be convinced of all of them myself. So I might add them as an answer but not promote them to collect votes. However, if someone finds a suggestion well worth being promoted, they are welcome to add it to the list.

Anna ( 2014-02-12 03:06:00 +0300 )edit
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Also, I'm sure there will be lots of doubles now. Not good to have the links removed at all. This is why I recovered the earlier version and added To promote your own suggestion and collect votes, link your answer at the bottom of this list:. Should be very clear now.

Anna ( 2014-02-12 06:30:47 +0300 )edit

Ok, I've added all suggestions "up til now", and also edited them to a more compact format.

Hopefully this will suit both @corneliusg, and the rest of us who (have actually added our suggestions to the list, and) prefer having all suggestions easily viewable.

phle ( 2014-02-12 07:41:53 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-07 10:16:10 +0300

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updated 2014-03-01 15:57:02 +0300

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Home Port

"The port at which a vessel is based." (wiki)

I think this would fit image; your Jolla sailing back to the home port, storing goods (data; calendar events, images) from "far away lands" into the storage (your PC / cloud).

Translations: Kotisatama, hemmahamn, Heimathafen, 母港, etc..

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I like this. Not sailing jargon but still a reference.

ZZB ( 2014-02-07 12:37:43 +0300 )edit

best name IMHO

hwicha ( 2014-02-07 22:13:01 +0300 )edit

Nice and simple.

TimTTK ( 2014-02-08 13:25:22 +0300 )edit
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I would prefer Home Bay instead because it has a softer sound.

Anna ( 2014-02-11 07:17:13 +0300 )edit
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nice, however I would prefer something unique, something less confusing when you refer to it. Home and Port are too common words in computing and that may cause some misunderstandings.

lubo ( 2014-02-11 09:59:11 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-02-07 13:08:19 +0300

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Jolla Docks

all the constructs buildings and utilities of a harbour

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Yes, also fits nicey with a concept of docking-station .. ;)

foss4ever ( 2014-02-08 09:36:40 +0300 )edit

Really like this name!

zappAtom ( 2014-12-11 16:28:42 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-02-09 14:04:24 +0300

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Satama

satama (Finnish) = dock, harbour, port (English)

Choosing my favourite from the proposed names so far, my absolute favourite was 'Port' for exactly the reasons @bart gave. However for a good reason against it, posted by @evk, I did not vote it up. But: Since by now everybody knows Jolla is the Finnish word for 'little boat', why not learn another Finnish word? So I looked it up and luckily it does not sound like what you might expect. IMO Satama is a wonderful name, easy to grasp - sounds a bit like Santana - and the word is from its sound and meaning in perfect line with Jolla, the name of the device.

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Jollasatama would actually be nice, it is used for the fish harbour (Kalasatama) in Helsinki.

damourti ( 2014-02-10 14:29:44 +0300 )edit
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Too close to saatana depending on pronunciation by foreign speakers. Also, in case the software can be used with other brand's SailfishOS devices sometimes in the future an English name would fit the OS better. Otherwise, SailfishOS would require to be renamed to PurjekalaOS to remain an all Finnish character.

Anna ( 2014-02-11 05:46:09 +0300 )edit

@Anna definitely +1 for the other SailfishOS devices, kind of forgot them 😁

damourti ( 2014-02-11 10:50:38 +0300 )edit
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@Anna some people can smell sulphur everywhere, it must be their hobby. So why shouldn't they? As for the choice of language: I don't think language matters. Does the word sound? Does it stick with you? This is what matters. Whether it is Chinese, Swahili, Spanish or Turkish, what is the difference? These devices are used all around the globe. In fact to choose the Chinese word for port, to me would add another dimension: Jolla is present in China. So why not make a little reference to China? (English is just one language among many languages, and native English speaking people on this planet are clearly a minority.)

corneliusg ( 2014-02-11 23:13:08 +0300 )edit

Your argumentation is a bit weird. Why don't we communicate in Chinese here then? Probably because in 2014, English is the language used for global communication across all nations. There's still Esperanto, suggested as a neutral global language. I made a comment on your suggestion only, not a down vote. I think this is legitimate. It's for others to agree or not. PS: Santana doesn't sound nice to my ears. Neither the name nor the music.;) But here we're already discussing a matter of taste.

Anna ( 2014-02-12 02:57:50 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-02-07 14:58:09 +0300

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updated 2014-02-07 16:07:43 +0300

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Lighthouse

Guiding ships (and Jollas) to safe waters.

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I thought about this too, but thought it should be left for our "guides", ie. the Jolla team.

Acce ( 2014-02-07 16:18:31 +0300 )edit
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pretty good, lighthouse.jolla.com should be made available asap and hold an app on the device with offline and online help/guide

chemist ( 2014-02-08 12:07:58 +0300 )edit

Lighthouse would be a great name of a place containing documentation for APIs and/or developer forums, wiki pages, etc. Hence guiding developers. Just food for thought;)

fasza2mobile ( 2014-02-11 21:44:47 +0300 )edit

There's already a Sailfish app for system monitoring called Lighthouse, might cause some confusion there.

Teme ( 2014-10-02 11:44:32 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-02-07 13:05:02 +0300

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Jolla Pier

usually a perpendicular structure reaching out from a quay but can be a jetty ([mil] landing bridge, other word for pier or quay)

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answered 2014-02-07 10:17:35 +0300

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Anchorage

"A suitable place for a ship to anchor." (wiki)

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That is more like a wireless charging place as anchoring is usually not with direct connection to a pier

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answered 2014-02-11 05:58:41 +0300

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Sailfish Lagoon

A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs. Lagoons are commonly divided into coastal lagoons and atoll lagoons. They have also been identified as occurring on mixed-sand and gravel coastlines. There is an overlap between bodies of water classified as coastal lagoons and bodies of water classified as estuaries. Lagoons are common coastal features around the world.

Jolla Sailfish Lagoon (or short Jolla SF, JSF, SF)

Nice side effect: Abbreviation "SF" also stands for Suomi Finland.

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answered 2014-02-08 22:17:22 +0300

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Jolla Bay - safe place for anchorage.

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answered 2014-02-12 07:02:17 +0300

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Sailfish Bay

As an alternative to Sailfish Lagoon. Sailfish Bay sounds more mainstream.

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answered 2014-02-07 10:48:12 +0300

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Pontoon

"A flat-bottomed vessel used as a ferry, barge, car float or a float moored alongside a jetty or a ship to facilitate boarding." (wiki)

The software would help "boarding" on the phone data :-)

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Pontoon is the British name for blackjack (the card game), and French for "bridge". So this name could be confusing.

Richie Cotton ( 2014-02-07 13:37:04 +0300 )edit

Well.....when handling with several languages there are also this kind of misunderstandings...e.g. Lumia means "whore" in Spanish ;-)

lupastro ( 2014-02-07 14:58:07 +0300 )edit

@lupastro: since it doesn't mean anything else really, they probably chose it from Spanish ;p

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