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A Few Unsolicited Suggestions For Renaming Windows Metro

Taking a cue out of the playbooks of famous name-changers like Ron Artest, Cat Stevens and Prince, Microsoft isn’t calling its UI design Metro anymore. Although that’s the official title MS has been using for years, it’s reportedly making the shift due to legal reasons — ever heard of a German company called Metro? Neither have we. But apparently they have lawyers!

In any case, considering Metta World Peace, Yusuf Islam, and [unpronounceable symbol] are already taken, Microsoft will have to carefully craft a new nom de plume. So what should we call it? Last night we asked you that question, and we went deep into the discussion to pull out the best suggestions — and added a few of our own.

Windows

Window Panes

Window Pains

Live

Light

Mosaic

Mondrian

Not-Vista

Charms

Tiles

LiveTiles

TacTiles

The New Start Menu

Windows Box Tiles Ultimate Edition Professional

The Operating System Formerly Known as Metro

MetroPol

Sexual

Wait For It

Windows Phone 8 Desktop Edition

Gary

Bob

Brickstart

The Brady Interface

Ballmer’s Block Party Bonanza

Summit

Velveeta

Float

ShitBox

Subway

WeSettledOutofCourtforLotsofMoney a.k.a Metro

These ones are free, Microsoft! You’ll have to pay for the next list.