Call for a brainstorm for the name of KDE Blogging Client

Hello again,

After my previous post about Bilbo, We have discussed importing Bilbo, as a blogging client, into KDE PIM, and they accepted to replace KBlogger with it.

And then, with help of Christian Weilbach, the KBlog project maintainer, We changed Bilbo and KBlog to work better with each other…

But before we proceed we have a little problem with the name that was not considered from the beginning. The name seems to be OWNED by an organization (Tolkien Enterprises).

So, We are thinking about it, And after all, we need your help to select a good, simple, short, funny and hacky name for KDE Blogging Client.

What you can do is to send your comments on this page, and leave whatever name you think is good for it.
And more info if the name has a meaning (that we may not know in English) or in other languages.

Don’t forget that this is a brain storm so anything that comes to your mind is appreciated. So don’t judge and donate us your precious ideas.

Thanks for your consideration.


Result of Brainstorm:

At first, Thanks for your consideration, and the time you spend here, to help us to select a good name for KDE Blogging Client. I didn’t expect this huge number of ideas, Thanks community

At last, We choose “Blogilo” for it, I hope you like it too…

Our Reasons:

It has a good meaning: Arnomane says that It means “Blog Tool” in Esperanto,
It’s short,
It’s global and world wide,
And It’s like Blog+Bilbo.
The worse thing can be lack of K in it. :D

Others are fine too, but hey, we need just one name :D


90 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Random ideas on September 17, 2009 at 2:13 am

    – speaK
    – talK
    – Kommunicate


  2. Posted by drvoodoo on September 17, 2009 at 2:25 am

    spontaneous incidents:

    – Kpublish
    – publiK ( public, to publish)
    – WebWriter

    that’s it for now

    cheers voodoo


  3. Kaho
    (Means “speak” in Hindi [India])


  4. – ManusKript


  5. Kamin (kāmin) = capable


  6. – Convey / Konvey
    – Kpress

    I would prefer a name with the word ‘blog’ in it. (With that said, I really liked ‘Bilbo’. :/)


  7. Posted by pprkut on September 17, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Vox (Voice in Latin)
    Mercury (Messenger of the gods in Roman mythology)


  8. Posted by Vish on September 17, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Klog :D


  9. I’m going to put my vote in as a few anti-names. Please not KSomething or somethingK with the k capitalized at the end just because. It can have a K in it, just make it normal, please.

    Reading the above entries, I enjoy Kaho (really good!) or Vox


  10. K-WebLog K-WeBlog – un-abbreviate / elaborate Blog

    Ogle Boggle Coggle Koggle – look, confuse, wobble

    Cognitive Kognit Kognize

    Clog Klog – wooden or hard leather shoe

    Clamour Klamour – loud persistent noise from crowd, a bit like Glamour

    Crank CranK KranK – lever or handle to turn a shaft

    LumberjacK – a logger

    Logo- -logue logo-web web-logue – word or speech

    -logy KBlogy KWeblogy – science or study

    roll web-roll – roll / scroll of paper, roll call


  11. “blok”? :)


  12. Posted by Noname on September 17, 2009 at 3:48 am

    Bilblo (parts of Bilbo & blog) :)


  13. I can donate BartleBlog from an old project of mine.


  14. koltien


  15. Posted by Karthikeyan on September 17, 2009 at 4:05 am




    Slate (as in write anything)




  16. kitab

    Kitab (Arabic: کتاب‎) is the Arabic word for book. The word is also used in the Persian, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Swahili (as “kitabu”), and Turkish (as “kitap”) languages and in some contexts in Greek (“κιτάπι”).


  17. Posted by Steve on September 17, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Blog Off – where I come from we sometimes tell people to “bog off” and there does seem to be a lot of that sort of sentiment in blogs sometimes :-D


  18. Posted by Steve on September 17, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Hmm. Just did a search on Blog Off. Looks a bit too commonly used/ may be TM’d.


  19. Posted by scomar on September 17, 2009 at 4:53 am



  20. Spreadeea -> spread the idea (both english word)

    Tulis – to write
    Sebar – to spread
    Jangkau – to reach
    Sampaikan – to inform or to tell


  21. Posted by Sune on September 17, 2009 at 5:37 am



  22. Posted by aavci on September 17, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Konush -> speak (Turkish)


  23. Posted by John on September 17, 2009 at 7:15 am



  24. Posted by cjc15153 on September 17, 2009 at 7:43 am

    pepys: personal ephemera publisher y saver
    Named after famous diarist Samuel Pepys with the ‘y’ serving as a spanglish ‘and’.


  25. “Klobber” (Global Blogger with k)


  26. What?! Nobody’s suggested “Kilbo”?! XD
    Okay, but seriously, though, I’d vote for KPress – or, if you don’t want a KName, Vox would get my second vote. On second thought, Konvey would also be good.


  27. Posted by Ernest N. WIlcox Jr. on September 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

    The first thing that came to mind was KBC for K-DE B-log C-lient. Not very geeky, but simple and easy to remember . . .


  28. Posted by Cypher on September 17, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Please, no… no more K. I like Vox too.


  29. How about “Soapbox” ?

    from wikipedia: “A soapbox is a raised platform on which one stands to make an impromptu speech”

    – Nikolaj


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  31. Posted by michael on September 17, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I’d suggest ‘Korner’ – after Speakers’ Corner

    According to

    ‘A Speakers’ Corner is an area where public speaking is allowed.’


  32. Posted by Matt on September 17, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Authority – Comes from being the author of a blog, and being for example a leading authority on a particular subject.


  33. Posted by Solid Snake on September 17, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Maybe “bloKKer”


  34. Posted by Solid Snake on September 17, 2009 at 11:52 am

    “BloKit” “The ultimate kit to Blog” ;)


  35. I think “rakontu” mentioned above is good – it’s Esperanto for “tell!”

    Or what about “Blabla Blogger”? ;-)


  36. Posted by dennis on September 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I’d say blogana.

    But reading these suggestions I have to say I really like klogger.


  37. @Solid Snake:
    Heh, thought about that too, but with a g.

    – Blogkit

    (Sounds a bit like “Blog it” too). However, I’ve already suggested a name with “Kit” for another project, so I didn’t want to oversuggest that word. (Now I’ve done it anyway…) :P

    I like the “Publish” idea. However, “Publish” is too general, there’s already an application called “Publisher” and to be honest, I don’t really like the “K” thing either. Therefore I suggest

    – Prodo

    According to online Latin to English dictionary: publish, bring forth, appoint, abandon, betray, deliver, transmit, hand over, disclose (can someone confirm that it’s correct?).
    Also, it sounds like “Frodo”. :D


  38. What about WeBlog? I think it’s so good it should be mentioned twice…


  39. Posted by Snirp on September 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    For god’s sake, no more names starting with a K!

    My suggestions:
    – Fama
    – Pheme
    – Ossa

    All names for the Roman goddess of Slander, Rumour, Report, Gossip, Fame, Good reputation. No god travelled faster than this goddess of news.

    All three names are short kinda catchy…


  40. Posted by chrisM on September 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    the name is probably not protected for “software” but only for “movies”

    so you just can keep using it probably


  41. blogoffline




  42. Posted by Snirp on September 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I could live with “WeBlog” and “Soapbox” as well.

    If you expect a sense of humor with your audience, you could go for:

    – Slander
    – FlameStarter


  43. Posted by Snirp on September 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    @ Hans,
    As my memory serves me:

    The Latin verb is “prodere”, to produce / bring forth. “prodo” means as much as: I produce (first person), not unlike Volvo means: I roll.


  44. What about:
    * blogsteam
    * blogattan
    * delablog


  45. Dawen = in Arabic write a blog


  46. Posted by vespas on September 17, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I vote for Kaho, it sounds nice *and* features a K!


  47. How about “Ether”? With oxygen, plasma, air etc, it would be good to call it something like that. And anyway, isn’t blogging posting content to the ether?



    * “Vox” is a german TV station :(

    * The mentioned “Rakontu” means “tell!” in Esperanto.

    * Dawen sounds – like “Awen” :)

    * And Kaho sounds really nice, too!

    Own ideas:

    * In the same spirit as Rakontu, “Publicilo” would be ‘tool to publish’ in Esperanto.

    * “Parolilo” would be ‘tool to speak’ and “Oratorilo” would be ‘tool to speak in public’.

    But to be frank, I’d really prefer KBlog – at least for casual blogging.

    Do you intend to make it a program similar to Amarok, or rather similar to KMail?
    (Amarok brings its own style, a plugin system and tries to revolutionarize the music experience, while KMail tries to just be a darn good E-Mail Program).
    In the first case I’d go for a very distinguishing name like Kaho (target high-volume bloggers, for example via multi-blog scheduling, multi-user synchronization of drafts via version tracking systems, auto-formatting, Export as HTML to FTP, statistics, comment evaluation, visitor flow analysis from server log files and similar), in the second case I’d rather user KBlogger (target casual bloggers).

    Differntly put: How big and sophisticated to you envision Bilbo to become? Will he keep the One Ring and find all bloggers to bind them with power and grace, or will he return to the shire and provide really easy blogging for his fellow happy bloggers? :)


    • KBlog is currently the name of a Library in KDE!

      And, what we think about it’s future is something between 2 different ones you explain :D


    • And your mention to Bilbo and one ring is really funny, i like it :)


      • I’m glad you like it :)

        I enjoy playing with names and images :)

        Does “in between” mean he’ll give the ring to Frodo and turn to blogging in Rivendell while Frodo (or Kajo / Kaho / whatever) gets to choose on the Mount Doom with some help from Sam / the loyal user-community? And who is Gollum? ;)

        Back to serious :)

        Do you plan to unite the two extremes?
        That would in turn influence which name to choose.

        KBlogger / Blogilo / KPublish / more easily understandable blog analogies , or
        Kaho / Kajo / Dawen / more powerful sounding names.

        United it should sound easy as well as powerful :)

        But what I’d do before choosing anything is taking all names and searching for all bad meanings people could easily read into them to weed out bad ones. Then check how easy they are to speak (possible record them) and see what’s left :)

      • Yes Arne,
        It’s really funny for me :D

        And so, It seems that he’s going to back to the mountains, but not to fight with trolls, back to his friends in Rivendell and write his story, when all free guys around the world are trying to bring back freedom and peace to the Middle Earth :D
        And Ring of Power should be destroyed at the Mount Doom, Because at the new Age, Knowledge is Power…

        HA HA :D

  49. This doesn’t mean that a simple name wouldn’t profit from a very good name, though :)

    I just remembered that my KDE has descriptive name additional to the distinguishing one, so I’d see “Blogging client – Kaho” or similar anyway.


  50. (above should be “simple program” :) )

    Kipu -> “talking knot” in modern Quechua

    Kajero -> book for taking notes – eo (Esperanto)

    Kreadilo/Kreilo -> tool to create – eo

    Kablilo -> Tool to send something over the wire :) – eo

    Kunagu -> contribute! (write a comment :) ) – eo


  51. Posted by Markus on September 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Kaptain’s Log


  52. Posted by Danni Coy on September 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Perhaps Dagger (supposedly that is what the word bilbo is supposed to mean)
    Or perhaps something like electric soapbox.


  53. Posted by Pedro Ferreira de Almeida on September 17, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    “Ksomething” names have really become a plague. Can’t KDE devs have some basic notions of marketing-speak? Gnome app names are simple, some play with commonly known puns and fit quite well the spirit of the whole environment. Same with Apple’s. Even Windows, damn. KDE apps kick the hell out of many of them in terms of active development, functionality and other things but lack seriously in naming-coolness…

    Krita, Kamoso and others… just don’t make it to Latin people (Portuguese, for instance)… too harsh names, seems like you’re pulling the spit out of your guts…


  54. Posted by Pedro Ferreira de Almeida on September 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    I’d vote for Soapbox! =)


  55. Posted by Roger Keyser on September 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I submit ´kwebbel´ (capital optional) pronounced as ´quebbel´. In Dutch, kwebbelen means chatter, a kwebbelaar (someone who kwebbels) is a chatterbox, a kwebbelkast (kwebbel-chest) is radio, these days replaced by the computer. The nice thing is that it has a ´k´ , which some people find essential, and you don´t pronounce it, because some people hate it. And then also the ´kweb´ in the word!


  56. @Pedro Ferreira de Almeida: To whom do you market?

    If you target me as user, then KBlogger is just right: When I want to blog I type “k” + “bl” and hope I get a nice completion in krunner.

    These K-apps have a vast advantage: They really ram home the point that KDE is an integrated environment. If you use kopete, why not also kmail, krita and kate?

    From the sound of these, they are definitely the elements of the “K” Digital Environment (or whatever long form you prefer).

    It makes it very easy for users to identify well integrated programs.


  57. Companies like the German Telekom rename themselves to “T-com” and their services to “T-mobile”, so why is it bad marketing when KDE programs call themselves K-something?

    It might not be the most efficient thing from the view of some big individual apps (i.e. Amarok), but it is heaven for brand name recognition.

    I already think KDE when I see any app starting with a k, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing – rather the opposite!

    If KDE should someday have konquered the desktop, these K-apps might have played a big role in that.


  58. Posted by blueget on September 17, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    definitely KBlogger.


  59. This is a big opportunity to get a name that will work well in many languages.

    I agree with those that think “clever” names with a K in them has become a desease. It is fun for “geeks” (meant in the best possible way – I am one of them), but it does not mean anything for anyone that is not already familiar with KDE. And if you are already familiar with KDE, what extra benefit do you then get from adding that K?

    Most of the times it looks really unprofessional, so please do not fall into that trap. Let KDE take care of their own marketing and give this application a name that can be used for marketing in most languages. And most important – it MUST work well in English. A good example of a name that do not work well in English is choqoK. It is a strange name, and when you pronounce it, it sounds like something that kids would not be allowed to say in school or church. I do understand the reason behind the name, but I think it would be a good move to find a new name for this as well :-)

    A brandrecognition is something that needs to be connected to the product in question, and in this case, it is the blogging software, not KDE. Go for a word that is easy and have a meaning, not a constructed word or abbreviation. And a word that is correctly spelled.

    After all this, I am not sure if I dare come with any suggestions :-) But let us give it a try. Some of these are probably taken already, but what counts here is the ideas:

    Green (as a blog saves paper and thus trees…)
    Alexandria (hinting to the library as a collection of knowledge and making a parallell to blogs as a form of library)
    Blogmill or Blog mill – a paper mill was first invented in Baghdad and used to mass produce paper. A blog client can be used to mass produce blogs… :-)


  60. Posted by tada on September 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    The rules of a brainstrom:
    # Focus on quantity
    # Welcome unusual ideas:
    # Combine and improve ideas

    Goodbye brain storm, hello KFlamewar!

    As I am the first to take side in any flamewar: skrew you with them bloody K’s. Hate em.

    NEVER when in acronyms
    – KGPG, KRDC
    ALWAYS allowed when they okkur seemingly naturally in a name:
    – Amarok, Choqok
    NOT including substituting -C for a -K
    – DigiKam
    EXCEPTION is where KDE system tools are koncerned:
    – Krunner, Konsole


  61. Posted by Martin on September 17, 2009 at 11:50 pm



  62. Posted by mahoutsukai on September 18, 2009 at 12:20 am



  63. A brainstorm is where you blurt out ideas, regardless of how silly they might be – FREE FROM CRITICISM. Once you have a lot of ideas, someone can filter out the hopeless ones, but you will not get a lot of ideas if everyone is fearful of hash criticism.

    Perhaps brainstorming is akin to the infinite moneys typing on infinite typewriters.

    The K thing, K or KDE is the brand*, but from within Kontact, mail is described as Mail, the calendar as Calendar, etc. So from within the environment whatever it’s called, it is going to be labelled Blog, I assume.

    But I agree there is a lot of value calling the thing what it is


  64. Posted by Michael "Kool" Howell on September 18, 2009 at 4:21 am

    1. I actually always liked the use of Ks. Remember the iPod. I DON’T like those crazy things like DigiKam, or worse amaroK. Looked too strange and crosses the “cool abnormal” and “loser weird” barrier.
    2. Kaho and KBlog are both cool. Many of the other suggestions seem too difficult to remember.


    • Posted by Snirp on September 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm

      +1 for escalating KFlamewar.
      I am remembering no -K in iPod, but maybe I remember wrong.


      • iPod, iTunes, iSuck, iMovie, iMac, iBook

        That’s brand recognition on the expert level.

        iMac goes even further: “I am Mac” -> wish: user identifies with the Mac.

        K-whatever: The key to …

        KBlogger is the key to efficient blogging.

        KMail is the key to your mails.


        “KDE is the key to your digital experience.”

  65. Posted by redsteakraw on September 18, 2009 at 5:00 am




  66. Posted by Danni Coy on September 18, 2009 at 5:33 am



  67. I’d advocate for a word which has at least a somewhat correct meaning for as much as possible people (regardless of their language skills and mother language) and which does not need a complicate explanation. Therefore I suggest an Esperanto word (very often you even don’t need to know anything in order to gasp a meaning of an Esperanto word):

    * Blogilo – means “blog tool” (-ilo the suffix for tool).
    * Publicisto – “publisher”.
    * Sontubo – “loudspeaker”

    Maybe someone else even has a better (constructed and thus more unique) Esperanto word.


  68. Posted by Marc Altmann on September 18, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    “Kaho” would be my favorite.


  69. OK,
    We choose “Blogilo”, And I have updated the post, with result and reason :)



  70. Congratulations on the new name!


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