Competition: name our bear!

In about a month’s time, we’re going to be launching a brand-new range of Raspberry Pi merchandise. (My desk is currently awash with notebooks, gym bags, pencils, mugs, umbrellas and…stuff.)

This little guy is going to be one of the additions to the line-up.

He’s soft, he’s cuddly, he’s only about 20cm tall, and he doesn’t have a name yet. That’s where you come in.

To win a bear, as well as some other goodies I’ll select from what’s kicking around in the office, and to have your choice of name used in the shop, leave a comment below with your chosen name, with an explanation of why you selected it. (Make sure the email address you log in with is a genuine one, so we can get in touch with you if you win.) The competition ends at midnight on Tuesday April 16.

491 comments

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Hi, I think you meant to say that the competition ends at midnight on Tuesday April 16. You stated “March” (smile).

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Very good spot. How embarrassing. I’ll go and fix that!

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Easy one. It’s Razz!

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when I whrote about this competition, I was thinking of iwan.
because names like Raspbeary Pi are so predicteble, but someone came up with Razz, i think it isn’t gonna get better than that!

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So does it end 2014 or should it be April 16

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Ebear :-)

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raspbear ^^

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Do you mean Tuesday, April 16?

How about Cutie Pi?

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I suppose RaspBeary is a bit too on-the-nose, isn’t it?

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can it be anything else than “RasBear Pi”?

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I will suggest the obvious name of Raspbeary.

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I think a good name for the bear it…

(Raspberry) JAM! everyone loves jam and you can use it on pretty much anything and make it better!

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Do you mean Tuesday, April 16?

How about Cutie Pi?
Just because it seems appropriate.

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BearyPi. =)

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Razz is good.

How about ‘Pip’?

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“Pip”

They exist in raspberries, it also contains the word “pi”, and could easily be male (short for “Philip”) or female (short for “Pippa”).

What more could you ask…? ;-)

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I’m pretty sure we’d end up owing DC some money if we went with that!

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Looks like Henk.
Yes, totally Henk.
;-)

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Obvious – PiBear

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Bearry

It’s obvious… :)

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Bearry!

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BearPi has got to be his name!

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Sudo

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His name HAS to be Sudo, i mean common you cant get anymore awesome then that!

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He? Why not a fitting bear name like Ursula? Or a lovely English name like Jane?

or…

Ada?

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Razz Beary

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PiBear – Think along the lines of Winnie the Poo/PooBear but this one likes Raspberry Jam instead of Honey ;-)

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Raspi!

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Just “Pi”

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No, an insatiable love for pi(e).

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His name is Raspbeary, Peter Raspbeary..

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Enzo? After the designer of fast red things

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I call him Razzy :-)

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Rappy Bear

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Razzle – cute name for a mini mascot: “Razzle the Raspberry Pi Bear”

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He has got to be called
Pi-thaguras

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I think he should be called “Pastry”.
He’s soft, sweet, and the right colour.
After all, a Pi isn’t a Pi, without some decent Pastry.

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Spongebeary!

It looks like sponge cake! :)

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name it “Piyou”

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How about “pi bearry” tip Ctrl F in your browser to check that nobody else has picked the same name

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it has to be RASPutin or eBEARneezer or what about Eben? :)

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Really? No one said it?
Beary as in Bear + Berry.

Might sound like a lame name at first but come on, it fits the bill.
Was half way through the title when I already had that name in mind.

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print (“bear”)

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Rusty

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How about “Radius”

I had some explanation as to why that mentioned it also being the name of a character from R.U.R. that was once played by the second Doctor Who…but mostly it’s because it gives somebody the ability to make a “Circumference pack” of merchandise: two Raspberry Pi’s and one of the bears. (C=2πR)

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May I suggest ” Winnie the Pi !!”

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Simply Ras – as in Ras P Bear (y)

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The Bear should be names Tinker. Why? Because tinkering is one of the fun things one can do with a Raspberry Pi. It is also the name of my budgie.

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Graham. It’s a smart sounding name and he just looked like a giant graham cracker to me at first look!

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Rrrroaarrr

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My 3 year old daughter suggests Ralph

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I vote for “Porgy

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Custard the bear

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Pi Bear (name after Pooh Bear)

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‘Honey’ please – It’s sweet, a term of endearment, and lends itself to further name extentions from different owners – like Honey Pie (or Pi), Honey Poo, Honey Bunny etc. etc.

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Custard?

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Pibeary

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He should be called Guido as Guido van Rossum designed python which I would guess is what the pi is named after

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I was thinking along the lines of Winnie the Pi, Pibear and stuff like that – but then I saw someone beat me to it so I started over.

When I think of the Raspberry Pi I think of things like… python, scratch, arm, raspbian, robotics and what not. That generated names like Scratch, Wheezy and so forth. But my favourite of the ones I came up with is Rasbie.

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Marmalade – because you’ll find him near the Jam :-)

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cute – female – Lizzy

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Marmalade – because you’ll find him near the Jam :-) (And he’s a sort of golden orangey colour)

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My 2 1/2 year old just pointed at the picture and said, without hesitation, “Amy!”

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Ripple… ‘cos we all love ice cream

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His name is Ted.

No explanation needed

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TeddyPi

A cross between Teddy Bear & Cutie Pie & Raspberry Pi

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Pieb

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“Su” as in su (super user). Short, simple, catchy, and easy to say.

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“Piezo”, derived from the Greek piezein, which means to squeeze or press (like in piezoelectric…)

That’s a fitting name for a technology that squeeze a computer in a tight space.

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Coolie as in Raspberry Coolie

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Bubo. Because he’s swell.

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You’re not allowed to enter! (We all laughed, apart from Rob, who didn’t get it, so we all did bubo mimes at him and coughed a bit.)

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Och well here a good one
Razzamatazz

Keep doin all he good everyone keep the sweet pis comin

Oh my that last line was cheesey (must now and lie in darkened room for that one …)

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Custard

he’s custard coloured.
Who doesn’t like custard with their raspberry pie

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Hrm, how about something different, like ‘Kufu’?

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PiBearer – Bear bearing the RasPi.

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Rapberry Pi-ddington Bear.

I can’t give your a more reson than that i like the name :-)

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Q.T. Pi

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Ripple

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Cobbler R. Beary
He is the Raspberry Pie gobbler

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This ist too easy. His name shall be Mandela.

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I think the name should be “Pi Byter”.

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Turing. (Dunno if he’d pass the test though, a bit of ventriloquism might be needed.)

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Raspbear

Nice little combiding of raspberry and bear, sorta like the os distribution raspbain ;-)

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He should be called Charles or Alan. Explanation is obvious.

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If you have a dog, then call him “Chew Toy”.

Otherwise, I’d like to suggest “George”. While the following clip refers to a rabbit and a duck, Chuck Jones and friends have subjected a number of other animals to this treatment and the associated name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JlVqfC8-UI

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Frambo! (framboos is Dutch for raspberry)

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TeddBearry .. its funny

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The bear should be named “Tart”. Enough Said.

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Beepi – like old computers do a “beep”.

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Looks like a “Mr. Raspi” (ras-pee)

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Archy, or Arch, as in Archimedes, one of the first people to use geometrical techniques to attempt to calculate Pi.

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“Honey Pi”, because bears like honey.

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Hmmm…CuddleBeary Phi, ’cause he’s such a cute, golden, number. Heheh

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Wheatley. I was playing portal earlier and liked that name :P

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it’s gotta be Razzie Bear, reminding of Fozzie Bear from Muppets

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Gummi…..

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Berry P Bear

I chose the name cause its easy to remember

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How about “Babbage the Bear” or “Babbage Bear” in honour of Charles Babbage?

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When I saw it, the only name for this cute bear I could think of is – Sergeant Pi.

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Call it dusty!

In honor of all the old BBC Micros left un-loved!

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Pi-tty (pee-tty) – it has such a sorrow face that I couldn’t say: What a Pity!

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Codi, Cody or Codee

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Graham

Because he looks like a Graham Cracker pie crust

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Bit of a bad one but Bear Bones, Cos the raspberry pi is a Bare bones system

but i do second the idea of “RaspBear”

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Code-e-ACK Bear? (Joint entry with Paul B)

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Yeah. You can’t enter either. :)

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Ooh! Oooh! Code-y ACK-land. It can be Joss Ackland’s little brother bear then!

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Rubus Bear

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus

I tried :-)

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Bearberry , I think that would sound good^^

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He should be called: su PiBear OR
su Beary OR
su Bear OR
su Pi OR
su RootBear

su = set user (like in terminal)
PiBear and Beary merge the name of the foundation and the word ‘bear.’ Pi and Bear are simple. Root bear because bear is the toy and root is the user people usually end the command su with.

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:-(

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The name: Pimate
“Pimate” is not a primate, but is your mate for your pi projects.

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Simply “Rasp” as in Rasp Bear Eben.

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110 comments and nobody said Raspberry Po?
love the pimate though :)

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My 10 year old coding daughter says: –

Raspberry Ripple

is the only proper name for the bear

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Steve, because he obviously looks like a Steve.

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Raspberry Pi-ball, round as raspberry.

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PiLovingbear (haha, you got it? :P)

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Piper

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Pipin…
Because raspberry’s have a pip in ;)

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I would say that it is a pin of the pi.

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Scratchy!

As per the software..

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Jam. Or Jammie.

Although he technically looks like a mis-dressed Carl or maybe Rasputin.

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Pi bear

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raspberry pi bear

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Sudo because he will watch over you when you are using the dangerous commands, and well, what a SUPER looking BEAR

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April Pi – because it has been born in April.
And I have a female dog (“bitch” is a bad name) called May and this bear is like her.

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RISCi

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+1 for the little girl who suggested “Ralph”. Everyone else is trying too hard to come up with a cute or meaningful name.

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His name should be Razbeary.
It’s a good logo name.

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Berrington Bear

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I would call it “wheezy” according to raspbian “wheezy”

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R-Pi (Ar – Pee).
And you can create a cartoon where the bear says: arpp!

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Raspbeary Pi

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I suggest calling him JasPi Ted (Jam/Rasp/Pi)

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LilPi or LilyPi

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Maybe something to do with Cambridge, such as “Cam”, “Isaac”, etc ?

“RaspBear(y)” seems to be one of the more common / popular suggestions.

But why a bear ? Surely someone needs to build a Pi inside a bear ??

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It was a reply to xzanfr, to his suggested name: Pipin

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Berry Bear !
Because it sure loves the raspBerries !

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Bernard the bear extraordinaire

(From Sophie 5 years old (almost))

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Rozzer

Short for Raspberry and it’s a TopGear reference.
“Look Hammond, the Ugandan rozzers are here” – James May

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Or how about Ebiz Pi (Eben/Liz Pi)?

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Fluppi – A so fluffy bear

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Woonnie the Pi ;)

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JellyBear
because my daughter said so ;)

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Raspi-Bear

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razppi

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woolpee – the wool pi

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what about ArmBear ?
it sure has stong ARMs !

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Hi!, RuBuPi…

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Yogi
and he’s looking for his pic a nic basket filled with rasberry pi

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FrambuPi

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PiCo
A Pi thats Cuddly.

My wife votes for cutiePi.

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You know who likes marmalade?
Pi-ddington Bear!

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I was thinking what if his name was Raspberry Rupert, or just Rupert? Rupert seems cute for a teddy bear, and I like the name. Thanks for looking!

p.s. I was the first one to post this name ;-)

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Banana Bear, since it is yellow :)
A bit of irony

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Raspbear sounds great!
or Raspberry Bear
or Bobo

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it’s not he-man, his name is him-bear or himbear (sounds like the german word for raspberry…)

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Talking about it, the bear could be red and its ears could be green like leaves

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I would go for Framboise . It’s French for Raspberry and let’s face it, there’s not enough female teddy bears out there.

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I was thinking what if his name was Raspberry Rupert, or just Rupert? Rupert seems cute for a teddy bear, and I like the name. Thanks for looking!

p.s. I was the first one to post this name

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Raspi Bear

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How about Star tex ? (start x) ….. or debianair bear ? or chip ? or SOC bear

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Another one for custard as goes well with Raspberry Pie but can also be taken on it’s own (if you don’t like raspberry’s). He also looks a bit yellow in that pic.

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“Eddie Baby” — so much less formal than “Ted”.

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MoonPi The Bear, would have been cheesy and went with mooncake but didn’t think it worked for the name of a bear plus it could get confused in posts.

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I’d call him Pierre, Raspberry Pierre :)

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can I have some pants to go with this T shirt bear (Don’t laugh it’s the wife’s comment)

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I suggest Pi Crust

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I will call him “Imbear” :)

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Lennie. Anyone who’s studied GCSE English will get this! (well, should – AFAIK most courses make you read “Of Mice and Men” – if not read it, it’ll only take a couple of hours).

Or Alan, or perhaps Charles.

In fact – there can be several with different names: Robin, Jamiet, Mike, Tudor, Lee, John, Harry, Dave, Pete, Harry, Al, Andy, and David. Raspberry lollipop if you can work out the link between those names!

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Slice

as in have a “Slice” of Raspberry Pi.

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Codely bear? He is cuddly and he helps you code!

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Muse the Bear, as when you’re coding, you always need someone to voice your ideas with, yet don’t want or need a response, just a trustworthy soul to listen.

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Razzπar or Rasπar will be nice

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Jammy bear because raspberry jam in a pie is great

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I think the bear should be named RUBUS, which is the genus that the raspberry plant comes from. The Bear is in the same family!

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The name is Rasbie!!!

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How about just simple “Pi” much like Winnie the Pooh always called Pooh. Simple and short!

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Barry Pi. Two puns in one (Bear-ry AND Berry)!

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He looks like Baxter to me.

Baxter M. Scott

Like Baxter the Mascott ヅ

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I think PIEnstein cause he is smart little bear.

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I think it should be PIEthagoras in honor or Pythagoras the guy with the theorem.

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Let’s call him “Seven Double Oh” (about the 700 Mhz processor), the Secret Coder.

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Sugar Pi

I can’t help myself. ;-)

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Barry

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Digit.

He’s the number 00000001 bear.

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Nibble – Half a byte ( 4 bits) or Nibbles

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I think you should name him Beeb bear.

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Being this is a Raspberry Pi bear and Pi is from Python, how about Tuples.

Tuples has to be the cutest term in the Python language.

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I would like to suggest the name Amy for the bear, named after @MiniGirlGeek Amy Mather. At only 13, Amy has been an amazing source of inspiration for us at Manchester Girl Geeks: she’s more passionate about coding and technology than any other girl her age I’ve met, she’s a great role model for young people – and girls in particular – who are not afraid of being geeky, and she even gave a talk at last month’s Raspberry Jamboree in front of a huge audience.

In line with the Raspberry Pi’s mission of inspiring the next generation of inventor, engineers, inventors, coders, and geeks, that little bear should carry the name of one of the Pioneers (!) of this movement.

Plus, Amy is kind of a cute name for a teddy bear.

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RASPosito !

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Beary P.!

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Does the bear have to be a boy? How about an anagram of Charles & Ada…name for bear Clara Dash

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Raz

Q.T. Pi

Sweetie Pi

George

Honey Pi

Ahmes – Ahmes wrote, “Cut off 1/9 of a diameter and construct a square upon the remainder; this has the same area as the circle”. In other words, he implied that pi = 4(8/9)2 = 3.16049, which is fairly accurate.

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I know we use it for something else but he’s clearly a Bramble

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Archimedes

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Rampi – low ram, low cost, great pi

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Eben Bear………………

If it wasnt for him where would we be at now !

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“Bouchon” “Bouchon Bear” Bouchon Bear > BB > Baby

in tribute to Basile Bouchon the 1st french, and perhaps of the world, hacker and an inportant person in the beginning of the computer ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basile_Bouchon )

Bouchon in french is used to call a child you like ex: “tu t’es fait mal mon petit bouchon ?” translation: “you hurt urself my lil angel”
So it’s a cute name for a ” Teddy Bear ”
bouchon coding translation : stub

sry for my (a little) broken English

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Ursa Pi-nor!

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I thougt up Raspberry PoohBear

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Want Want Want

I Want the bear t-shirt to put on my pg tips monkey !

Please please please

p.s Raspbearburry…

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little pi
pinus

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Obviously, there’s no way in hell that we can let “Pinus” win. But I won’t pretend it didn’t have us all falling about laughing!

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Cheappi – because Raspberry Pi is cheap.

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I think I will call mine Rubus ;)

“The raspberry is the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family, most of which are in the subgenus Idaeobatus; the name also applies to these plants themselves. ”

case closed.

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PIerre

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Razmataz

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Jam Jug Picode – just a pun with trekker name: Jean Luc Picard

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Razbee
Because anyone using it is hard-working like a bee ;)

Otherwise PiRaz would be my second suggestion

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I would suggest ITchee (or some variation of that spelling). It is suggestive of IT and SCRATCH!

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You could name him “Macko” (It means small bear and it sounds funny and cute :D [and read as it’s written “m a c k o” not “m a k o” :D ).
Or it may be Raspimacko :D It is really playful name for cuddly little cute soft staffed Raspberry bear.

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If he was born before the 21st March then he’s a Pi-sces :)

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Bug-a-boo

When dependencies appear
Or you’ve found a bug
Stave off the madness
With a Bug-a-boo hug

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Raz Pi or Raspbearmie

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little berry pi

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Unbearable ;-)
Bearly conscious

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Maybe the little cutie should be known as KC and pronounced as Kasey and standing of course for Kids Computer Best wishes all

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Nibble!

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hap pi bear.

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How about ‘Raspbear’ or something similar to that, like ‘Raspibear’ or ‘Raspi Bear’.

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Sir Roderick Philip Icarus Bear the Third (or Sir R.P.I Bear III for short)

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Cuthbert.

It’s a type of raspberry, and sounds like a name for a bear. It’s one of those old fashioned British names, like Rupert (Also a bear name). The meaning of Cuthbert is “bright, brilliant, famous”.

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how about just plain and simple Bert?

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Crumble.

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Odus: It means instinctive, he is an instinctive programmer. Also it is “sudo” backwards.

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Sean nailed it. Razz Beary! I suppose we could give him a little tiny magnifying glass and deerstalker hat, and make him Razz Beary, P.I.!! For when he’s investigating new things to do with RPi’s, you see…

I read that the makers of the new solar airplane are hoping to add some form of autopilot next year- I think we all know what computer should be the core of it!

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Name him Swift, after Jonathan Swift who wrote Gulliver’s Travels and has one of the first computer-like devices in literature in it called The Engine.

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0101001001100001011100110111000001100010011001010111001001110010011110010010000001010000011010010010000001000010011001010110000101110010 or 52 61 73 70 62 65 72 72 79 20 50 69 20 42 65 61 72

(Raspberry Pi Bear in Binary and Hex)

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Pythagoras ? Pithagoras ?

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RazBearyPi or Perry – Its A Name Made From Only Letters In Raspberry

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Clive (Clive Sinclair)

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I think that we have a winner :D

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Pi-Ty ? (as in the TY Beanie Bears ? ) Or Pi-Thy ?

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I would name the bear ‘Berry Bear’ :D

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Pifi ? (py-fi) – PieFi – Pifie

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Beary

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Bramble

Raspberry’s grow on brambles

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Hoppy Bear. After a female geek (Grace Hopper) who worked on the first compiler and who debugged by removing moths!

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Mafon Pi
Now they are made in Wales

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Dave

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pi-pi

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BeanBag!

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Ben the Bear ( or E-Ben !)

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The Pi Bear – Very simple (just like the RPi) and easy to remember.
Bearnary – A mix between bear and binary.

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Chuck (as in Chuck Berry !!)

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How about Rasbear Pie? Or perhaps RP Bear.
Or RasBarry P.

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Little Berry Pi or Little Perry Pi

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Darlington ( Jeri Ellsworth gets the credit for that one – her cat name !!)

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Piper. Pronounced “pie-per”.

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Fuzzy (…logic)

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Perry Berry Pi

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Berrybear or just Berry to his friends, all 1 million of them!

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Pi bear! It the bear of the pi… It could be the mascot

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Darlington of course refers to the transistor pair configuration !!

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Cambridge + Raspberry =

Camberry

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I almost went for Tinker Bear, but you got me here.
If I may so bold, when referencing Mr. ZX80, who got me started back then. he should be named

Sir Clive.

Or even better: Sir Clive the Tinker Bear

Cheers,
Oliver

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Ginger

reason: first thing came to my mind when I looked at it

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‘Cookie’
‘Chip’
‘Chipper’
as he kinda looks like a choc chip cookie. Or
‘Hercules’

Actually, you should run a competition Blue Peter style at a local school asking the kids to name it, the winner receives a pi starter kit or summit, just an idea.

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Newton
Watson
Teddington
Cornelius IV
Mosaic Al
Herman
Chris
Curry
Naz
Wrestler

No, I’ve gone off on a tangent there. Must be hungry.

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Flower, after Tommy Flowers

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Probably already said, but RaspBearyPi sounds nice ;)

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Pinnie The Wooh

That must be the name of it, because he will be as famous as Winnie The Pooh some day. ;)

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I spoke to the bear’s mother, she said the baby bear’s name is “HoneyPi.” …for the two things bears like most.

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I like the idea about Grace Hopper, and think it should be simply be named Grace

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It should Be π Bear (PI Bear) using the PI symbol

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R.B.

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I think Raspbeary Pi is the best suggestion, with “Razz” or “Razzy” as a nickname.

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Gupta
Named after Arvind Gupta, his work is in the same spirit of the pi foundation.

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Magnum P.I.

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Rasp”Bearry” Pi

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Archimedes Rubus the FORTH

(Archimedes as Pi sometimes referred to as the Archimedes Constant, Rubus is the genus of the raspberry, and FORTH for the programming language)

OR

Nibble (half an octet)

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Rasteddy Pi
or just Teddy Pi

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Raspbearian gets my vote.. :D

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I have a few suggestions
bracket – because he is curly and you need him to code
bit – because he is the only one
bash – he is in command
cint – sint
cstr – seestr
reboot – rebooting home computing / maker ethos

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i say it should be named raspbear

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I want a RasPi for me :)

(LOVE your contests)

Greetings from Portugal!

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RasPi :-)

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Not particularly RasPi related, but how about Ursula (latin for ‘little female bear’) or something along those lines? Someone more creative than myself could surely RasPi-fy the name.

Unrelated, I’m wondering if you’ll have little Raspberry Pi logo lapel pins? I’ve been trying to figure out how to make one for months from a sheet of brass… unfortunately, I don’t have a CNC mill, LASER or water cutter, or a 3D printer (and hackerspace dues are much too high for the unemployed).

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Rubin – named after the variety of raspberry Bulgarski Rubin.

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I think it should be either “Root” or “Sudoer”.

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It’s a Razzy Bear! From the great raspberry jungle, this bear comes to spread joy as children learn how to use computers!

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Bedause it will be remembered.

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We used to sing that at school, and feel smug because we couldn’t be caught. See also “Most highly flavoured gravy. Hallelujah.”

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Piwok (Pi + Ewok)

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I would name that bear Debian, or Debby. It is a cute name, and frankly, the main operating system of the raspberry pi. I would love to see that and I think it would be awesome and hilarious!

P.S. That thing is so cute.

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Dude; totally should name him/her
Rhubarb

… maybe would be better for a Kangaroo…

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Wow, so many cool names. Many which had popped into mind. That will teach me not to check the site more often. Great suggestions guys!

I think both the bear and Eben need to be Knighted. (Eben for Realzies) :)

Sir Raspberrington Bear of Pi
or
Sir Razzington Berry Bear of Pi

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I would name that bear Ted. Ted Hoff was the inventor of the microprosser, (which is what the raspberry pi pretty much is, and he is a TEDdy bear, so I think the name would really stick.

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How’s about Hackleberry? Keeps with the foundation name and one of the things the foundation encourages.

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I think a great name would be ‘Logic’.

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Or you could stick with the fruit puns theme, and just select a different fruit…

Teddy Pear!

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Raspbeary pie

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Winnie The Pi

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Ted Berry. Like Teddy Bear but not.

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Gnu Boo.

(As in “Smarter than the average bear, Gnu Boo”)

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Well, he’s not wearing any pants – so, how about Bear Nutz ?

Like Beer Nuts.

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I think that one has to go in the same category as “Pinus”. There are certain things we just can’t call the bear, much as we’d like to. ;)

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“Barry Pipers” because it is an anagram of “Raspberry Pi”.

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Barry could be nice ;).

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There have been a number of “Winnie-the-Pi” suggestions.
This would obviously, for the same reason’s Liz stated, probably force the Raspberry Pi Foundation to owe Disney some money.

So, instead, I humbly suggest: Berry-ther-Pi, or Pi Bear for short.
Enjoy!

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Perhaps it could also be Raspberry-ther-Pi?
Or Beary-ther-Pi?
I don’t know which sounds better.

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Babbage

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How about, simply “Berry” – a variant alluding to Beary/Raspberry with a nod to Debby, but dropping the Rasp.

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“Scratch” as in Scratch the Bear!

OR

Codus (The Magnificent)

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I’m suggesting Captain Curly :-)

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Razzle Dazzle

From my childhood.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razzle_Dazzle

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Bearly

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Isacc New-Pi?

Came to me first, worth a shot! :)

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Berri

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I suggest that Razz would be a good name, but he/she needs a jar like the one Winnie the Pooh has, labeled “Razz” instead of “Hunny”. One paw should be stuck in it.

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“Camera Module”…….Because, it was the only thing to appear in April (so far)……….

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Pip the Bear?

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I think I’d just call him “Shenanigans”

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I like “Raz’

Short and simple.

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Your spam filter thinks I’m a bot

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I like ‘Hunny Pi’

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Nepo (Open backwards)

Due to the pi opening minds, opening possibilities and of course the open nature of the project.

Or Desmond, that’s a good name too.

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BEE PI – bePi – My Pi, something to eat – “The Raspberry Pi”. geek Pi.

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How about Butters. I mean, you need butter to make a raspberry pie. And Butters off South Park is cool. Kind of looks like Butters when Paris hilton dressed him up in a bear costume too.

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BerryBear
PyBear(Python+Bear)
RasBear(Raspberry+Bear)
RazBear
ProgBear(Programming+Bear)

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Berry !

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I think you should call him Gert ;-)

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Raspi the Bear

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Hi,
I would call him Pi π or maybee 3.14
Just because you got it “wrong” in Raspberry Pi(e)/π

Or just call him squeeze because thats what I would do to him when my code isn’t working :)

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I fully can’t wait for someone to stuff one of these bears with a PI and make it sing and dance – or make the coffee.

I can imagine the voice commands now

Gert

e.g Gert

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How about Pencoed the Bear.

The reason? Well, there’s a bear that likes marmalade and is named after the station we first meet him in. As this bear is far more refined and prefers fruity jams to marmalade, it is only reasonable to assume we first meet him at the station nearest where the Pis are made. Hence, Pencoed!

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Ronnie the Pi (as an homage to Winnie the Pooh)
Pinderella
Chuck (after Chuck BERRY)
Pike
Alan (after Alan Turing)
JJ, short for James Jam

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My choice: RUSSEL

I think for being a good mascot its name should resemble the product somehow (in this case soundwise) but not be too close to the products name to give it its own identity.

And of course, at least if you ask me, Russel is a pretty good name for a bear! :)

So, “Russel the Raspberry Pi Bear”

Regards,

M.M

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ugh! merchandise.has it come to this? how tawdry. Well you can redeem yourselves if there is a Tie or two among the range.

I like the suggestion of Guido a long way above. Getting too close and literal to the bear thing isn’t a class act

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Dru short for drupe i.e. the fruit of a Raspberry.

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How about pber (read: pi-bear), just a part form from “raspberry”

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Michael. It’s a cool name. :-)

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Without being too much of a nerd may I suggest Monty along with the programming language of choice for many of the Ras-Pi users.

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The best name to this bear is Raspi :-)

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Raspbeary or Rpi for short [pronounced rappy ]

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Barny

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I would say his name should be “Red Beary” and he loves pie as well as PI. A math major graduated top of his class. of course “red beary” would refer to red berry or in this case a raspberry. my two cents have fun naming.

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It just has to be

MONTY

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Hi all,
I thought about “Lampi”.
That’s because “lampone” is the italian word for raspberry and, as a little nerd touch, for the assonance with the LAMP platform.

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Berry Bear

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call it Derek. The reason being we recently had some plumbing done by a Derek and it’s now a name I associate with exceptional quality. or feel free not to. up to you.

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What first came to mind: Paddy Pi
no further explanation needed.

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Piear as prouncouned like a differently stressed version of Pierre as he is a Pi Bear

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Brown Bear, mr. Brown

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What about Hallon? It’s Swedish for raspberry, and even though I’m not sure how it would be pronounced in English, it’s a cute word!

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RaspiBeary !

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I’ll submit ‘Marmaduke’ – with the obvious ‘ARM’ reference…..

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Razz T Bear, of course

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Raspberrian Bear

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“Bear”, the name’s Bear. Can’t get any simpler than that.

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I suggest “Stemby” – STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths), B for Bear, Y because it fits (or you could say because he’s a yellow/brown bear).

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teddy pi

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I think the name Justin Pi-Bear with the continental pronunciation of Pi would really help with inclusion among young females. Great for STEM inclusion objectives.

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Forgot the why…

Because if you use a Raspberry Pi, you will become a much more logical thinker.

P.S. Should this name become a winner in this contest, please take the stuffed bear prize to a local childrens hospital. The kids would appreciate it much more than I.

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“Rubus” as in the Linnaean naming of the raspberry..

A bit like a Rufus a common bear name
A bit like a Rebus the Logo he proudly sports on his T-shirt

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I suggest ‘Mostly ARMless’.

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Pi. Teddy ( you now P. Diddy ;-)

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Rolf Neece. A rot13ed anagram of Raspberry. Of course he’d be Rolf to his friends.

Failing that, Eta Beta – two letters that go with Pi to make up a well-known TLA.

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IMHO i call him Alkaid Pi (Alkaid is the star in the east of Ursa Major)

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How about “Rasputin”, as in Rasp-Pi-Utin.

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Ugh. A Red Dwarf quote springs to mind…

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JAMes
For Rasperry Jam and a name.
And it is easy for children to say, but I doubt they’d be the main market. :-)

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I’ve been looking at this bear for some time this evening and think I have a valid name for it. Something that harkens to what my use for the Raspberry Pi is going to be.

Ness

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Arpie? (RPi)

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my sugestion is: “Piurso”

This is a contraction between Pi+urso(bear in Portuguese) (I think the Pi needs no furter explain) :)

Eduardo

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Sandy because he is coloured like sand

from Amelia age 7

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Hmmm because of the colour, simply “Honey Pi”

Are we allowed more than one entry? If so, I also like “JuPiTer”. A stellar bear, shooting for the stars :D

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Fruit Bear

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Lizben

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I say joseph

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Nebe
— pronunciation to be determined.

Eben, but for the more self-concious founder.

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I say Monty ;)

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Pirate

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Rappi

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How about Erasmus Barry (the Bear)?
He is know by his friends as “Ras Barry”.

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R. Shakes (Raspberry Shakes)

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MONTY

Ps. sorry for the late entry

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Berry the sweet pi

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sorry didn’t see your post earlier, nice one!

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I was thinking Piearnator. Small but powerful. :)

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Geek Bear
Lady Ada
BCM2835
IO
inc a (bit old school Z80 that one)
Bob

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I would suggest Stella as it is the name of our one year old daughter whom we refer to as Stella Pi (for long-winded reasons I won’t go into). It would be great for her to know that a Teddy Bear is named after her (although she probably won’t be very receptive to that information until she is 2-3 years old).

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My suggestion is Barry Pi.

Please don’t let me win! I will only accept runner-up.

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How about:
RUBUS IDAEUS

Latin for Raspberry!

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Awww I was gonna say that ;)

I’ll go for this: don’t name him. That’s the point – Raspberry Pi is about being creative, so be creative and name her / him yourself.

If I must pick then I’ll go for Colin.

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His name is TeddyPi!

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We talk about this bear on our blog ( Post: stuffed toys and Raspberry Pis ) blog.carriots.com/stuffed-toys-and-raspberry-pis/ where we show another stuffed toy with a RaspberryPi inside that Tweets, plays video, talks (text to speech) and sync with Dropbox. We have included a tutorial to make you own internet stuffed toy with R-PI.

For this contest we propose: Pieater (Like Peter but infact it is a Pie Eater )

Regards
The Carriots team.

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Euston

Though Cody is a great idea.

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I think he should be called Cal.
It stands for Cute And Lovable.

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How about Pibbly?

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I think your teddy bear looks like a Raspberry Crumble.

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Muse
(Need I say more?)

Tab
(Can’t do python otherwise)

Tag
(They’re everywhere, tags! In docs that are legible to both computers and humans, and kids play it)

Eighties
(After that influential decade)

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Sadly this won’t always work… all the comments go through a moderation queue, so it’s possible for you to say the same thing at about the same time and thus not see any preceding ones.

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Very Beary Pi . The bear is so sweet!

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Tim (Bearners-Lee)!
Don’t know if the second half would be allowed? Might need the grand master of the world wide web’s permission for this one :P but hey, I’d love a bear to be named after me!

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How about Linus?
1) it’s a cute name for a very cute bear
2) named after the creator of the Linux OS :D

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Pi Dough

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Durian
– sounds quite sophisticated, I think, but it’s also the name of a fruit commonly referred to as the ‘King of the Fruits’ (on a par with the raspberry of course) :D

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My Dad is Malaysian-Chinese, and I am not to be fooled by your steeeenky fruit! (I love durian, but it’s very much an acquired taste.)

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Maybe teddy bears are an acquired taste too?
I joke, of course, who doesn’t like teddys? I think Durian still suits the bear well, and sounds like Dorian (Grey) :P

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Delta, Omega, Theta

Greek letters, to compliment Pi :D

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What about Stackie (U know, little, sweet stack)?

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Scrabble

I always lose at Scrabble, but I will always be up for a game, because the name of the game is so much fun to say.

Scrabble :)

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My Bear Name:

“Ping” — this name fits in so many ways!

will he have a zipper in his back, unzip it insert a pi, and have LED eyes, and servo controlled arms, and head?

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Maybe:

Picker [Pi-hacker, and (garbage) collector] :D
Idler (Like CPU, when it’s nothing to be done)
Rasgineer (Raspberry Engineer)

Ritchie (after the Dennis Ritchie)

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“Conan, the Raspbearian”! Sorry, know it can’t win, just hadda get it out of my system…

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Here is my list:

Tedberry Pi
Teddy Berry
Terraspi
Raspioso
Osoberry Pi
Ursoberry Pi
Ralpherry Pi
Piosito
Piursinho

Those sound really nice to me :D Hope you give him a great name! He’s so cute he deserves one :D

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Sir Pi Bear

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Hair Pi
Just because

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Razz Matazz

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James

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RaspBEARry, BEARry, or RaspBEAR

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I think that cute bear should be called Rasbearry Pye :-)

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Rap Berry Psi
If this is ‘Psi-mon’ you can then later introduce additional friends and even develop the Adventures of ‘Rap Berry Psi’ a Pi based game perhaps

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Raspi

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what about Tipi ( contraction of teddy and pi). Yes, TIPI !!

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The ARM On Reference To The Pi’s Processor Plus He’s Always There To Give You A Hand

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I thought of another:
ArmPI

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How about “Beneben” – “Son of Eben”?

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I don’t know if this has already been offered but, ‘Razzi Bear’ would seem to be a good option for promotion and ease of use. It relates strongly to the product and has echos of the ‘Golden Raspberry’ awards every year when they present the worst movies of the previous year with their ‘Razzi’ statuettes. I assume, by the way, that the foundation will want to use the name in a promotional manner as well as simply selling it to users. Sorry if this seems a bit dry but I used to do stuff like this in a past life and it’s difficult to get out of the habit.

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raspbeary :)

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I’d like to see him called Kernel Pi.

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Bearberry Pi
Teddybeary
GPIObear

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‘choc chip’ – has the biscuit colour fur and choc coloured eyes and nose. just like the raspberry ‘choc chip’ is a great desert.

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I’m changing my mind to Björn.

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so are you going to release an album of Pi related songs called “Björn in the U.K.” ?

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Pinuk – as in Pi (developed/made i)n UK

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Rubus-It is the genus that raspberries come from.

This may be a repeat comment, I don’t know. I don’t see mine, so I guess it isn’t.

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Ubiquitous, since very soon Raspberry Pi’s will be everywhere!

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My 50 cents:

Mr. TeddyBerry

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Chip
as in micro-chip, or the SOC that the pi runs :)

Also a little memento for those who remember “Chip’s Challenge” :D

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PiLinPinPin – a word created from Pi, Lin (linux) and Pin (the pins of the board).
It is to be similar to Pirlimpimpim (same as “abracadabra”), a word said in a child book written by Monteiro Lobato:

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Some more choices:
William Shakesbear
Binary Bear – Highly Logical
Babbage or maybe Charles
POSIX – teddy bears are usually our first interface after we’re born

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Wishbone In honor of the Spectacled bear that passed away from old age at the
San Francisco zoo

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Rubus – Latin for raspberry – the past inspires the future

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Steve. Failing that Simon.

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Razz or bash

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That Parmi Bear, he’s always putting his arms in the pi.

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Cutebearry, because he’s cute berry bear =)

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The name is “Teddy Pi”, what else. After all it is a very cute Teddy Bear.

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How about “Pisoft” as in Raspberry Pi Software, very soft …

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How about “Frambo”, Short for Framboise the French translation of Raspberry, and
Rambo makes it sound powerful, that the Rasperry Pi certainly is!

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I think it should be called douglas, dunno why, just douglas is a cool name

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eBear, a mix of Edward Bear (as they all are really) and e as in email.
or
Thread()Bear, dual meaning of Thread.
or
Bear Metal Coder.
or
Debugbear.

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A bear called Nand. Gives a few other possible names in the family going forward, well fifteen assuming binary operators, and provides a route to explaining how all logic can be done by a bear called Nand.

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mabye . . . Linus Bear?
or Syrup

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I’m going to suggest: Ellipticus.

The name comes from the Latin name for a species of golden/yellow raspberry ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_ellipticus – specifically, the Yellow Himalayan Raspberry), which I think fits because he’s clearly got golden fur, and is obviously associated with raspberries!

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“FramPI Bear”
Fram from Frambuesa.

Or Just “FramBear”, “Fram”, “Frambuesa”

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Peter I. Raspbearry.

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Explaination to why I chose this name: His first initials are PI and it’s RaspBEARry. I forgot to add the explaination in my first post.

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Call the little guy RasTeddy.

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Bearberrypi- bearberry is an actual berry named for the animal that favors the taste Or Honeysuckle because of the bears and honey thing

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She should be called Cupboard. Because we know from old mother Hubbard that
the Cupboard was ……………………BEAR………………….!!

Thank you and goodnight

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Rebel.
Why?
*Gender neutral
*Sounds cool, and works with “The Raspberry Pi Rebel”
*Makes you think of X-wings
*Stands for “Raspberry Eating Bear Educating in (GNU/)Linux environment

Best regards / Joe

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Bearberry or bearberry pi- bearberry is an actual berry named for the animal that favors it’s flavor.
Or honeysuckle because of the bears and honey thing

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RasBeary Pi

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rSquared Pi Sticking to the pi theme, that’s the area of a circle. So I feel it fits.

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Either the Comments are broken or my name is so good it wont let me post, because this is the fourth time, anyways the name of the bear should be Raspberry Muffin or just Muffin.

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Sara Bearrum (Rymes with cerebellum, sort of)

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Pabsie or Pabsey – just a random combination of letters from Raspberry Pi
or Rassie – Ras(pberry) + (P)ie and it sounds like Lassie ^w^
or Pix – concatenation of Pi and Tux; pixel; short and memorable
or Tex – Teddy + Tux; TeX language; short and memorable
How about concatenation of Pix and Tex – Pitex or Tepix
or Tipux (with random linux/python/GPIO tip on backside of his t-shirt)?
However he/she gets called, should be obviously Glenda’s cousin (http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/glenda.html).
Wish you’ll consider one of those concepts.

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Pi r squared

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Berry – as in rasBerry (or indeed snosBerry) :p

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I think raspbear is a cool name.
Or Tony. He looks like a Tony to me.

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Given that in the picture he looks similar to the texture of a freshly-baked chocolate-chip cookie, I’ll call him Choco. Other variations (such as Cookie Bear), would present issues I’m sure you would like to avoid :)

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Pi Bear Squate ( pi r squared )

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Transcendental

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PiBear!

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TeddyPi

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PiBeary

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RazBearyPi

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I think it should be named “Raspberry Pi Model Bear”

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If it was a snake, not bear, could be called Pithon

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the bears name should be Rasber
because it seem simple and reasonable

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Shortname: Pie. Fullname: Pi Pie :-)

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Picroft

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Second amendment. Because he has the right to bear arms… :-)

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Pi eyed

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GP Bear ……. (General Purpose) Bear …….. just as the Pi is proving to be general purpose.

Colin

PS – if I win, then I would donate it to the Great Ormond Street Hospital charity for their fundraising campaign. One of my grandchildren has just spent the past 6 weeks there and they do wonders for the children.

Colin

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“Fur Too” or “Fur Tooloop”

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Sigma.

Another Greek letter, with a similar use to Pi in algebraic equations (where Pi represents the product of a set of numbers and sigma represents the sum of a set of numbers.)

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Rasty, aka the motherbear!

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FrambuPi. In Spanish, Raspberry is Frambuesa, then FrambuPi. It also sounds cool!

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Crumble. As in the raspberry crumble desert

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Custard! You can’t Have Rapberry Pi without Custard!

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Pie bear squared (pi r squared)

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Darlington – assuming he’s not a long-tailed bear (Gordon, you may need to explain)

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