I suppose this is going to be a big thing for discussion, so we might as well get it out of the way right now. Stick your suggestions for a name (and a rationale, if you have one) on this list. We'll have a vote on it at some point.
This works on several levels, which is why I like it. A calliope is (or was) a musical instrument – a steam-driven pipe organ, often found on the old Mississippi paddle boats. Calliope was also one of the muses – the muse of epic poetry. What, you ask, does epic poetry have to do with playing video? Well, nothing directly. But… it's interesting to note that the oral tradition of epic poetry and computer programming have a number of interesting parallels.
- Gremlins are cool (particularly blue ones, as all those in #hants will know), and what better name for a distribution than 'Gremlix'. It also lends itself to a nice Gremlin logo/theme. *dons fireproof suit*