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ROS N Turtle Naming Brainstorm

Since the release of ROS Melodic Morenia is approaching, it is time to brainstorm the name for the N-Turtle release.

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

ROS 2 names and codenames

  • Ardent Apalone – ardent
  • Bouncy Bolson – bouncy

Here are some links with turtle species starting with N

As past names have shown there are no rules to this process, so be creative!

– Your friendly ROS naming committee

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Nerdy Ninja!

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Ninja Ninjemys (a.k.a. Ninja x 2)


Nimble Ninjemys
Nutty Ninjemys


I’m pretty sure Nerdy Ninjemys is going to win this one by a landslide but I think Neighborly Ninjemys would be adorable


Nippy Ninjemys

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Neat Ninjemys
Nervy Ninjemys

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Nougaty Ninjemys
Nubbly Ninjemys

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Neo Ninja
Nalla Neram (mean good time in Tamil)

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Noble Ninjemys

Regardless, I think Ninjemys. It’s a nice reference to the ninja turtles we all know we want to name ROS N for: Ninjemys Oweni


Nimble Natator for quick nautical robots :sailboat:

Noetic Natator for some deep-learned aquatic bot :robot:

Neo Nebulosa for space robot alliteration :rocket:

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+1 for Noble! I like the connotation that a Noble robot inspires:

Definition of noble
nobler play \ˈnō-b(ə-)lər; noblest play \ˈnō-b(ə-)ləst
1 a : possessing outstanding qualities : illustrious was a noble king
b : famous, notable noble deeds
a : possessing outstanding qualities : illustrious was a noble king
b : famous, notable noble deeds
2 : of high birth or exalted rank : aristocratic
… my sire is of a noble line … —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
noble families
3 a : possessing very high or excellent qualities or properties noble wine
b : very good or excellent
See that there be a noble supper provided … —R. B. Sheridan
4 : grand or impressive especially in appearance noble edifice a noble cathedral
5 : possessing, characterized by, or arising from superiority of mind or character or of ideals or morals : lofty a noble ambition a noble cause

*Our noble and knightly turtle, gallantly commanding our robot’s software stack!


+1 for Noble and Noetic as prefixes.

Noble Nilssonia
Nifty Ninja


Noble Ninjemys

(i.e. Noble Ninja)


What about Neat Natator? :slightly_smiling_face:

The suggestions so far are great; keep them coming! Summary so far:

  • Nerdy Ninja
  • Ninja Ninjemys
  • Nimble Ninjemys
  • Nutty Ninjemys
  • Neighborly Ninjemys
  • Nippy Ninjemys
  • Neat Ninjemys
  • Nervy Ninjemys
  • Nougaty Ninjemys
  • Nubbly Ninjemys
  • Neo Ninja
  • Nalla Neram
  • Noble Ninjemys
  • Nimble Natator
  • Noetic Natator
  • Neo Nebulosa
  • Noble Nilssonia
  • Nifty Ninja
  • Neat Natator

First Word

  • Nalla
  • Neat
  • Neighborly
  • Neo
  • Nerdy
  • Nervy
  • Nifty
  • Nimble
  • Ninja
  • Nippy
  • Noble
  • Nougaty
  • Nubbly
  • Nutty

Second word

  • Natator
  • Nebulosa
  • Neram
  • Nilssonia
  • Ninja
  • Ninjemys

Caretta Caretta is the scientific name of loggerhead turtles so based on this:

Noble Caretta
Ninja Caretta

Other suggestion I have is:
Noble Natal - meaning Noble Place or Noble Origin

Combining the ideas above:
Natal Caretta - meaning place of turtle or origin of turtle

Friendly reminder to keep the ideas coming!

+1 for Noble Ninjemys
another suggestion : Neural Ninjemys (for the era of Neural networks)

Ninja Turtle: Ninja :slight_smile: