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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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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 '16 at 12:43
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    $\begingroup$ +1 for gender neutral / feminine name AND a dog AND exploration / leadership. $\endgroup$ – Mikey Feb 19 '16 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 '16 at 22:16
  • $\begingroup$ I like this answer, although I suggest changing it to just Daniel, so that it isn't a complete copy. $\endgroup$ – Xandar The Zenon Feb 12 '16 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. $\endgroup$ – Xandar The Zenon Feb 20 '16 at 5:07
  • $\begingroup$ Great idea :) I like it! $\endgroup$ – T3 H40 - reinstate Monica Feb 20 '16 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 '16 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! $\endgroup$ – DaaaahWhoosh Feb 10 '16 at 21:25
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah I like this one $\endgroup$ – James Feb 11 '16 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. $\endgroup$ – DaaaahWhoosh Feb 12 '16 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 '16 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ @James don't be robotist. It might identify as a female piece of copper. $\endgroup$ – ArtOfCode Feb 12 '16 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... $\endgroup$ – clem steredenn Feb 19 '16 at 8:47
  • $\begingroup$ @bilbo_pingouin um...where did that come from? $\endgroup$ – ArtOfCode Feb 19 '16 at 11:36
  • $\begingroup$ @ArtOfCode really?... A Song of Ice of Fire, or also known as Game of Throne. $\endgroup$ – clem steredenn Feb 19 '16 at 11:43
  • $\begingroup$ @bilbo_pingouin huh, that'll be why... haven't read/watched any of it. $\endgroup$ – ArtOfCode Feb 19 '16 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 '16 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. $\endgroup$ – Xandar The Zenon Feb 20 '16 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 '17 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 at 6:22

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