NPR Life: 2012 Release Names

If you’re just tuning in, the NPR tech team has been playing a guessing game with the theme of each year’s code release names. The names are in alphabetical order, and a successful guess earned the winner the responsibility of coming up with the next year’s theme. We thought it would be fun to let our blog readers try their hand at it. So, each week, we’ll show the list of names, and give out the answer the following week.

Here’s the answers for the 2011 theme. All of the names are children of presidents. Except for V, which is a president’s dog, because fun fact, no presidents have named their child with a V name).

In case you’re curious, here’s the list with the last names included.

Alice Roosevelt (Theodore)
Betsey Harrison
Carter Bassett Harrison
Dick Cleveland
Elliott Roosevelt (Franklin Delano)
Fanny Hayes
George Washington Adams (John Quincy)
Hal Garfield
Ida McKinley
Julie Nixon
Kermit Roosevelt (Theodore)
Letitia Tyler
Millard Fillmore
Nell Arthur
Octavia Taylor
Patsy Washington (stepchild)
Quentin Roosevelt (Theodore)
Ronald Reagan
Susanna Adams (John)
Tazewell Tyler
Ulysses Simpson “Buck” Grant
Veto (James Garfield’s dog)
Willie Lincoln


On to 2012!

As is usual, I’m going to reveal the names three at a time, to make it a bit more challenging. Keep scrolling to get the full list.

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Greg

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Idriss

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Justine

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Mary Lou

Ning

Oleg

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Pernilla

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Shaquille

Torsten

Usain


There’s the whole A to U! Good luck! See if you can figure it out without resorting to a search engine.

If you want to show off, you can comment with your guess, or tweet at The NPR Tech Team.

We’ll reveal the answer next week.