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ROS 2 B Turtle Naming Brainstorming

With the ROS 2 Ardent Apalone release shipped, it’s time to start brainstorming the full name for the next ROS 2 release B Turtle.

As past names have shown, there are no rules to this process.

Please provide suggestions and comments.

Past ROS 2 name and codename:

  • Ardent apalone - ardent

Past ROS 1 names and codenames:

  • Boxturtle - boxturtle
  • C Turtle - cturtle
  • Diamondback - diamondback
  • Electric Emys - electric
  • Fuerte - fuerte
  • Groovy Galapagos - groovy
  • Hydro Medusa - hydro
  • Indigo Igloo - indigo
  • Jade Turtle - jade
  • Kinetic Kame - kinetic
  • Lunar Loggerhead - lunar
  • Melodic Morenia - melodic

A few links to websites enumerating turtles starting with B:

So be creative!

– Your friendly ROS naming committee

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How about bashful batagur?


I’d like to propose…

  • Bog turtle
  • Blue Box (turtle)
  • Bionic Bottlenose
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Bog turtle is too close to Boxturtle.

+1 for Bionic Bottlenose.

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B-Boy Turtle
: Happy to imagine a tortoise character enjoying breakdancing. :slight_smile:

Bertie Turtle
: Fastest turtle in the world (

Bulldozer Turtle
: Supper Power Turtle

How about B-Boy Turtle? :star_struck:

I suggest that names of extinct or endangered animals should be reserved for software that we think we are unlikely to support long in to the future so that would put batagur out. Bog is a colloquialism for toilet in England - so perhaps lets avoid that one.

So as ROS is clearly the future of robotics I’d go +1 for Bionic Bottlenose and further propose

bountiful brer

Who couldn’t love brer turtle

Breezy Batagur - breezy

What does breezy mean?

  1. pleasantly windy.
  2. appearing relaxed, informal, and cheerily brisk.

Thus a Breezy Batagur is pleasant, relaxed, and cheerily brisk!


While I like Bionic, I don’t think it is a good idea to use it for ROS2 since the next Ubuntu release is going to be Bionic. I think that will lead to a lot of confusion about whether someone is talking about the ROS2 release or the Ubuntu release.



I was all-in on bionic bottlenose until clalancette pointed out the Ubuntu name.

I like the meaning behind biomimetic (bottlenose || batagur), might be a mouthfull though.

Hi community,

Bebop Bulldozer



I am not sure about any of the nouns. But regarding the adjective, how can this not be “brilliant”?

ROS Brilliant is cool, right?

+1 for breezy - I really like the connotation. Breezy Bowser, though…

A little letter rhymes with Bowser: Bouncy Bowser, Browsing Bowser.

big is a short adjective

“Breezy” has the same problem as “bionic”: it’s the name of an Ubuntu version, so it’ll mess up your Google results.

Breezy Badger was the first Ubuntu version I’ve been running. And I’m sure ROS2 won’t support it. :smiley:

OK how about:

Boisterous bottlenose
Bodacious bottlenose

Would it infringe any copyrights if we call it
Baby Browser


Thank you for all the ideas so far :clap:

To summarize the current proposals (removing / collapsing duplicates):

  • Bashful Batagur
  • B-Boy Turtle
  • Bertie Turtle
  • Bulldozer Turtle
  • Bountiful Brer
  • Bebop Bulldozer
  • Baby|Bouncy|Browsing Bowser
  • Brilliant …

I think we will like not considered any of the following ones (for the mentioned reason):

  • Bionic
    • collides with Ubuntu Bionic Beaver
  • Breezy
    • collides with Ubuntu Breezy Badger
  • Blue Box
    • similar to ROS Box Turtle
  • Bog Turtle
    • similar to ROS Box Turtle
  • Biomimetic
    • complexity of spelling considering international community
  • Bodacious | Boisterous
    • complexity of spelling considering international community
  • Big
    • close to the BIG-i robot

If anyone has more ideas please post them soonish. We plan to decide on the name within a week. Thanks!

I looked up pairs of b turtles names and code names that formed an alliteration and a sudo rhyme.
Here are some more ideas:

  • Batagur
    • Burner Batagur
    • Barnburner Batagur - Ha…
  • Bruņurupucis (Latvian for Turtle)
    • Couldn’t think of anything, not sure how to pronounce.
  • Breshkë (Albanian for Turtle)
    • Breakpoint Breshke - I like this, sounds a little meta
    • Breazy Breshke
    • Breakaway Breshke
    • Brewing Breshke - fermenting ROS2?
  • Bouliachelys
    • Burly Bouliachelys - I like burly as a code name
    • Brotherly Bouliachelys

What about “Ballistic Batagur”