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So we have this poster, and I am curious to know what you all think we should name our robot. Please, one post, with one name suggestion per person. We don't want this to get too far out of hand.

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    $\begingroup$ It might be a bit early for this considering the design isn't final yet... $\endgroup$
    – overactor
    Feb 11, 2016 at 12:23
  • $\begingroup$ What's the girl's name? $\endgroup$
    – elemtilas
    Feb 12, 2020 at 14:21
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    $\begingroup$ @elemtilas Pandora. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Feb 12, 2020 at 17:40
  • $\begingroup$ worldbuilding.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3201/… $\endgroup$
    – James
    Feb 12, 2020 at 17:40

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Slartibotfast

Which is, of course, a play on Slartibartfast, a famous World Builder.

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I immediatelly connected the robot with name

Laika

Which was name of first dog in cosmos, and it could make people to "Like" the robot. Also, I like the idea of robot being female.

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  • $\begingroup$ to me Laika sounds pretty gender neutral if I look at it objectively, that's why I like it $\endgroup$
    – vanillagod
    Feb 19, 2016 at 12:43
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    $\begingroup$ +1 for gender neutral / feminine name AND a dog AND exploration / leadership. $\endgroup$
    – Mikey
    Feb 19, 2016 at 21:45
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Quasirobo

With credit to Monty Wild for the original suggestion.

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Looks like a

Daneel

to me. I hope you get the Asimov reference.

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    $\begingroup$ +1, Daneel was fully human looking though... $\endgroup$
    – Tim B
    Feb 10, 2016 at 22:16
  • $\begingroup$ I like this answer, although I suggest changing it to just Daniel, so that it isn't a complete copy. $\endgroup$ Feb 12, 2016 at 0:52
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Let's see how people like the name:

Quasimodo

since I think that this 'bot looks rather like a hunchback.

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Jeremy

I derived this name from the name Jenkins, as many Worldbuilding users also are programmers that know this tool (though the connection isn't really important).

I wanted to keep the "butler-y" feel that this name carries, as robots usually are used as servants and helpers for humans. The poster, however, also creates the impression of friendship and guidance between the robot and the human (What's her name, anyway?) so I wanted to choose a name, that seems somehow close and trustworthy. Something you could call a friend.

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    $\begingroup$ Why not just call it Jeremy Jenkins? Or JJ? That might make the connection a little more real, and understandable. After all, people love names with clever connections. Also, JJ Abrams. $\endgroup$ Feb 20, 2016 at 5:07
  • $\begingroup$ Great idea :) I like it! $\endgroup$
    – T3 H40
    Feb 20, 2016 at 9:00
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Jebediah old biblical name for a futuristic robot

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  • $\begingroup$ Sounds kind of western $\endgroup$
    – Daniel M.
    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:51
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Alphonse

a reference to Full Metal Alchemist character.

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  • $\begingroup$ Every time I hear that name, I want to scream it. ALPHONSE! $\endgroup$ Feb 10, 2016 at 21:25
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah I like this one $\endgroup$
    – James
    Feb 11, 2016 at 17:13
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The Machine

World builders used to have to solve their own problems... Then we developed a machine to answer all of our problems. Just like in those books written by the guy with sideburns!

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Arya

because when we get onto suggesting names for the woman in the photo, I'm going to suggest Alynn - this goes nicely with that. Also, who says that bot's male?

Also, it's a cool name. Why not?

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  • $\begingroup$ While I would support whatever gender the robot identifies itself as, it just doesn't look like a woman to me, much less an Arya. I definitely agree with the human's name though, that part should definitely happen. $\endgroup$ Feb 12, 2016 at 18:52
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    $\begingroup$ Its a robot, it doesn't have a gender...unless its one of those kind of robots. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Feb 12, 2016 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ @James don't be robotist. It might identify as a female piece of copper. $\endgroup$
    – ArtOfCode
    Feb 12, 2016 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, Arya, is 9 year old girl on the path of the Noble Art of Assassination. Not a big robot building worlds... $\endgroup$ Feb 19, 2016 at 8:47
  • $\begingroup$ @bilbo_pingouin um...where did that come from? $\endgroup$
    – ArtOfCode
    Feb 19, 2016 at 11:36
  • $\begingroup$ @ArtOfCode really?... A Song of Ice of Fire, or also known as Game of Throne. $\endgroup$ Feb 19, 2016 at 11:43
  • $\begingroup$ @bilbo_pingouin huh, that'll be why... haven't read/watched any of it. $\endgroup$
    – ArtOfCode
    Feb 19, 2016 at 12:24
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    $\begingroup$ Arya is also a character in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance series- an elf princess and the protagonist's love interest. $\endgroup$
    – cobaltduck
    Feb 19, 2016 at 20:54
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    $\begingroup$ @ArtOfCode It's only female if the copper has a negative charge. Electrons are female, because they always stay in pairs. My science teacher comes up with the strangest analogies. $\endgroup$ Feb 20, 2016 at 5:13
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    $\begingroup$ The apparent female is in (1) a desert, with (2) a 'droid of some sort, and (3) a long staff. You mean to say that she isn't Rey? {Sadness} $\endgroup$
    – Catalyst
    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:11
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Manitou

After the great spirit and giver of the land in Algonquin traditions.

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The Builder

After all, we are world builders, and this machine's function could be in aid or execution of the building of a world. That's what the hologram it is projecting suggests to me.

Nah, who am I kidding? I'm just inspired by Futurama's Bender.

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    $\begingroup$ Renan this is from 2016... $\endgroup$
    – James
    Feb 14, 2020 at 6:22

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