Sorry to interfere on this thread. You provide good information but
there also some other possible associations, one of them being scottish
and translates Laughlin as "from lochs".
An online etymology dictionary points into something way different, a
Scandinavian word meaning: one from norway. Which makes sense
considering Norwegians and Danish men conquered most Great Britain
during the 9th and 10th centuries, so a bond can be established with
scotts and irish.
If it's interesting to anyone I would probably recommend people running
the name through several etymology dictionaries and reporting their
postings. Most likely will help many artists.
I hoped I helped a bit.
For reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etymology
On Tue, 2010-05-11 at 19:42 +0100, Onyeibo Oku wrote:
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 23:04:58 +0200
> > From: Martin Sourada <martin.sourada(a)gmail.com>
> > Subject: [Design-team] F14 Laughlin -- We're open for design concepts
> > submissions
> > To: Fedora Design List <design-team(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
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> > Hi all,
> > so the codename for F14 has been decided -- Laughlin, so it's the right
> > time to let the F14 Artwork's ball rolling. I hereby announce that
> > suggestions, design concepts and WIP wallpapers implementing this name
> > are welcomed both here and on the following wiki page:
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F14_Artwork_Theme_Concepts
> > Discussion is preferred here, but each submission (supposing there's
> > also a preview/WIP included) needs to be both uploaded to wiki and
> > announced on this mailing list. Please use only openly licensed works
> > when uploading to wiki, sources are preferred in SVG for vector based
> > images and XCF for raster based ones.
> > As for the deadline, AFAIK we have not yet the dates set, so it will be
> > announced later, but it will probably be some time before Alpha
> > (probably something between 1 and 3 weeks before Alpha freeze to give us
> > enough time to decide on a final concept, to put it in enough shape for
> > alpha and to package it).
> > Happy designing,
> > Martin