Name the Greater Los Angeles Drupal (GLAD) mascot!

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We have a new logo for GLAD, our Greater Los Angeles Drupal group!

Update: voting for the name has begun at https://drupal.la/node/34  

A couple names have been floating around already and I thought it would be fun to have a naming contest. Once we have a list of name suggestions, we can run a poll and use voting to declare a winner.

Greater Los Angeles Drupal

This logo is a big step forward for GLAD. We'll be using it for all the print materials for GLADCamp, our upcoming Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp, as well as on sign-in sheets at our meetups, and everywhere GLAD has an online presence, including Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

I hope you all enjoy, and let the naming contest begin!

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GLAD Mascot

pcoleman's picture

How about a concatenation of GLAD and Drop, "glopie".

Gladys

christefano's picture

How about Gladys? Or Gladwell?


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I like Gladys

joe_pixelrow's picture

it works

Glopie sounds like the Russian word for...

nodiac's picture

Glopie sounds a lot like the Russian word for Foolish! While it may work, wanted folks to be aware.

:-)

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How about Dru?

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Pronounced like 'Drew'?

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Drah? Like bro (brah) ?

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It would be very LA.

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D-Man - De Man -

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D-Man - DeMan -

Mig-foo suggest that having 'man' be part of the name isn't a great idea.

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I like Dru & Gladwell, thus

Techivist's picture

I like Dru & Gladwell, thus far.

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Drolo?

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Drolo - with long 'O's.

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You mean like… rhymes with

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You mean like… rhymes with chollo?


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Yep.

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Yep.

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sp?

fejn's picture

I think you meal 'cholo' -- pronunciation wise. Not sure I really like the connotations that carries, but I like the sound....

Ah, that's right. I stand

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Ah, that's right. I stand corrected! As I wrote it, it would have been pronounced "choyo".


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Dr Dru?

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Dr Dru?

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I have an idea!! Here's some names--

DuranRiv's picture

Hey there everyone!!!

how about the name ---

DRUPERT!!!!!!!!

or

Thee Dropinator!

Drollo would also be cool,

nodiac's picture

Drollo would also be cool, but we'd have to explain that the two L's are pronounced with the Spanish pronounciation.

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Drupalito?

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Drupalito?

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Dr Dru Pal

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Dr Dru Pal

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Gladdius Maximus!

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Gladdius Maximus!

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How about Glador the Conqueror

joe_pixelrow's picture

maybe too serious for the smiley face?

It's ironic!

nodiac's picture

It's ironic!

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The original name from our

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The original name from our designer is "Smiley", which is the same name used for the "have a nice day" imagery:

   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiley

The name and image have been trademarked all over the world, but not here in the US:

   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiley#Licensing_and_legal_issues


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Name should include Greater Los Angelse and Drupal

pcoleman's picture

Gladys is fine but it makes me think of a woman's name "Gladice", maybe just a little change to Glady or Gladie?

Isn't someone who works for

DuranRiv's picture

Isn't someone who works for Droplabs name Gladys?

Yes. Nothing against the

fejn's picture

Yes. Nothing against the name, but I'd suggest we keep the personal component out of it.

fejn, from your comment I

christefano's picture

fejn, from your comment I removed "Gladys" from the list. I don't know if including the name in the poll would be a problem, but I don't think it's worth the risk.


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Suggested names so far

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Okay, the names that folks have suggested so far are:

  • De Man / DeMan
  • Drah
  • Drolo
  • The Dropinator!
  • Dru
  • Drupalito
  • Drupert
  • Gladius Maximus
  • Glador the Conqueror
  • Gladwell
  • Glady / Gladie
  • Gladys
  • Glopie

Are there any more suggestions?


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How will we vote?

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I propose that when we get to the voting part that we allow everyone to vote for as many names as they'd like (so if you like three of the names, for example, you can vote for all three). That means we wouldn't be able to use the poll module here on Drupal Groups. :(


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Let's talk about this at

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Let's talk about this at tonight's Downtown Drupal meetup:

   https://groups.drupal.org/node/359208

I'm pretty sure that together we can figure out a good voting method.


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I've added this to our

christefano's picture

I've added this to our Drupal.LA project proposal wiki:

   https://groups.drupal.org/node/306473

Drupal.LA is live now, by the way, and is the best place I can think of for having multiple choice polls.


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Name suggestion

mfuller526's picture

If not too late...Droop

It's too late! Sorry, Mike.

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It's too late! Sorry, Mike. The discussion at https://groups.drupal.org/node/355198 wrapped up with the names that we currently have and voting has already begun at https://drupal.la/node/34


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Just a quick reminder to

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Just a quick reminder to everyone that voting has begun! See https://drupal.la/node/34 where we've had 7 votes so far.

Meanwhile, we have an alternate version of the mascot without the sunglasses / infinity eyes. I'll see where that is and put that in the original post, too.


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