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Why is Monero called Monero? Shouldn't it have a cool tech-sounding name like Bitcoin or Interslice or Globalcom?

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    This may or may not be a duplicate because it explains how the name was inherited but does not fully explain why a change to another name never occured monero.stackexchange.com/questions/243/monero-or-bitmonero – Smart Kid Aug 26 '16 at 3:07
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    another partial answer: monero.stackexchange.com/a/1024/11 The question is also somewhat speculative as the "why" is hard to answer – Smart Kid Aug 26 '16 at 3:08
  • We should consider changing it to Intercoinslicewebcom. – fluffyponyza Aug 26 '16 at 7:28
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    I was hoping someone would go into the whole "Monero is esperanto, esperanto is a constructed language" thing... how more likely than not anyone in the world might understand what Monero is because language yada yada yada. – Ginger Ale Aug 26 '16 at 9:19
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Monero translates to coin in Esperanto. The name of the original project that Monero is based on was called BitMonero, or literally BitCoin in Esperanto.

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As revler1082 has already said, Monero translates to coin in Esperanto. In its early existence Monero used to be called Bitmonero (which translates to Bitcoin in Esperanto). During the community take-over the community decided to drop the "bit" part and stick with Monero. The name Monero actually makes sense if you look at other languages. That is:

The word for "money" and/or "coin" in the most spoken European languages:

  • English: money (money)

  • Spanish: dinero (money) / monedar (coin)

  • Russian: монета (coin) [sounds like "maneta"]

  • Portuguese: dinheiro (money) / moeda (coin

  • French: monnaie (money/coin)

  • German: Münze (coin)

  • Italian: denaro (money) / moneta (coin)

  • Polish: moneta (coin)

  • Ukrainian: монета (coin)

  • Romanian: monedă (coin)

  • Dutch: munt (coin)

  • Serbian: монета (money)

  • Irish: mona (money)

  • Estonian: monēta (money)

  • Lithuanian: moneta (money)

So esperanto for money (mono) and coin (monero) seems to be a very good fit for a lot of languages!

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/4aw7xf/pretty_brutal_thread_on_4chan_people_hate_the/d14qe2m

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    Agreed. I had similar concerns about the name initially, until I understood how much though went Monero's esperanto/ worldly origin. – Cryptocasher Aug 27 '16 at 2:38

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