I’ve had a mild curiosity about Docker’s silly container names

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Here is the source file that is used to create docker’s silly container names.

Source: moby/names-generator.go at master · moby/moby

The left side has an adjective like “affectionate”,


The right side show ignorance of special people as it is based on names from notable scientists and hackers. I thought that beaver was a creature!

// Hugh Beaver, British engineer, founder of the Guinness Book of World Records https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Beaver

// Alexander Graham Bell – an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell

// Karl Friedrich Benz – a German automobile engineer. Inventor of the first practical motorcar. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Benz

// Homi J Bhabha – was an Indian nuclear physicist, founding director, and professor of physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Colloquially known as “father of Indian nuclear programme”- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homi_J._Bhabha

Each name comes with a reminder as to who the genius was.

Source: moby/names-generator.go at master · moby/moby