Mascot Naming Contest

Mascot Naming Contest

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Have you see the totally cool new ads for Windows server 2008 at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/serverunleashed/default.html ?

This is one of the best things I think I've ever seen our Marketing dept ever developed and they feature this awesome looking robot:

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3 cheers to the superstars in Microsoft Marketing!

I just LOVE this guy!  I've decided to declare him the informal PowerShell mascot.  Stick a flag on him - he's ours.  :-)

After all, what conveys automation better than a robot? 

The problem is that I can't think of a good name for him.  That's where you come in.  What should we name him?  (I'm open to being convinced that it is a her but if you watch the way this thing moves, I think you'll agree that it is a guy).

There is no prize besides fame and our eternal goodwill but it is a worthy thing to contribute to. 

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows Management Partner Architect
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  • Server Unleashed; sounds like the force; good at dealing with challenges directly or dealing with them using the force(wireless would be the closest thing for computers); My recommendation is:

    Silvertooth

  • Silvertooth's father was a server, and Silvertooth wanted to become a server like his father, with more power than you can possibly imagine.

    This is his domain.

    Giving a little history to the name; hope nobody has a bad feeling about this.

  • Anything will do except the stupid "Android" :)

  • Marvin, from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

  • How do you know it's a he?  What about Shelley...

  • Since you were obviously not amused by my first ... How about " Itisnoveryet " ...

  • My Submission - Poshy or maybe Poshobot or even just Poshbot.

  • Power-Guy

    Shiny

    PSJOB-94537

  • Another one: rbtlet (read robotlet or botlet)

  • "Manage Max", or just Max for short.  As in Maximum.

    A trilogy of suggested movie titles:

    1. Manage Max

    2. The Shell Warrior

    3. Manage Max: Beyond GUIdome

    ......

    Another idea -- direct from the 1979 movie "The Black Hole": Maximilian Shell

  • Being Irish, I thought:

    Tom O'Tonne.

    "Tonne" being a play on a metric tonne, him being a giant bulky robot of death etc, and of course when you say it out loud...

    ;-)

    - Oisin

  • It's already got a name - IT 24-7.

    I've got "Shell Host - IT Hang On Tight!", but the acronym might upset some people! :-)

  • After watching the preview, another name:

    Shellfire

  • Silvertooth: "You don't know the power of the Server. Join me and we will link the world together."

  • How about: APower (Automation Power).

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