Just going through some old email, I came across suggestions I sent to Tom when they were trying to change the name from Dung to something a little more "marketing friendly." I cringe to think how popular this would have been with the DBZ crowd if the "RAGE" suggestion had been taken...
On Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 03:58:59AM -0800, Tom Hehre wrote:
> implore all of you to help us
> out in a quest for a more "suitable" name.
Ok, here goes...
First, the acronym variety:
(I think Engine and Environment can be equally substituted for each
other in any of these)
DENT: Dantom's Express Network Technology
Dan's Everything Network & Tom
Enterprise (go for the corporate market)
TADPOLE: Tom And Dan's Player-Object-Link Engine
Palace Or Labyrynth Environment
DIE: Dantom's Imagination Engine
DANG: Dantom's Awesome Network Game
DING: Dantom's Imagination Network Game
DONG: Dantom's Outstanding/Object Network Game
DND: Dantom's Network DUNG
DUNE: Dantom's Universal Network Environment
(hmm, too bad, huh?)
GLOBE: Graphics Linked Object Builder Engine
GNOME: Graphics Network Object Model Environment
(oh wait, that's already been taken)
GORE: Graphics/Gaming Oriented/Object Reality Engine
RAGE: Really Awesome Game Emulator/Engine/etc...
Or go with name recognition:
Quake of Doom
I still like Dung: Eons and Dragons
Then there's the more mundane:
Legend (simple yet powerful)
Pound For Pound (It's the best, Pound For Pound!)
Espionage (mysterious, yet tantalizing... the customer will want it)
Appeal to humor: