New name perhaps....

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New name perhaps....

Post by Odysseus » Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:37 pm

I love this package, but I just had a half hearted suggestion...

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Avanti is Italian for "forward" or "advance" with the connotation of motion. Just a thought though as there are over 2.0Mhits on Google for "Avanti Software".

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Re: New name perhaps....

Post by Sergei » Thu Oct 16, 2003 11:31 pm

It is a little late in the day for a name change...
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Re: New name perhaps....

Post by kjnangre » Mon Oct 20, 2003 10:59 pm

Avant means "in front of" or "ahead of" in French, and there are far more French speaking people in the world than Italian speaking people, so I'm not sure that argument makes a whole lot of sense.

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Re: New name perhaps....

Post by Sara » Mon Oct 20, 2003 11:40 pm

Avant means "in front of" or "ahead of" in French, and there are far more French speaking people in the world than Italian speaking people, so I'm not sure that argument makes a whole lot of sense.
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Re: New name perhaps....

Post by kjnangre » Tue Oct 21, 2003 2:33 am

What is it that confuses you, Sara?

Odysseus pointed out Avanti translates to "forward" in Italian and thought it might therefore be an interesting name change for AB. I commented that Avant translates to basically the same thing in French, and that there are even more French-speakers in the world than Italian-speakers so more people might notice this connotation without the name change.

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Re: New name perhaps....

Post by Sara » Tue Oct 21, 2003 3:13 am

Just wondering where you get your population figures--although you are probably right.  

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Re: New name perhaps....

Post by kjnangre » Tue Oct 21, 2003 5:22 am

Not really comparing populations. French is spoken in many many countries covering every continent except Australia, whereas Italian I believe is largely limited to Italy and its neighbours. I believe there really is no comparison.

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Re: New name perhaps....

Post by Sergei » Wed Oct 22, 2003 8:22 pm

Simply because France had one of the world's biggest empires - second only to the British one - while the Italians never really went for the empire thing (unless you count the Romans!). Mussolini did try ruling Ethiopia for a while but it didn't work out...

While we're on the subject, I vaguely remember Avant was initially called something like "Opera IE" before it took itself seriously, but did it go through another name-change too?
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