Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/11/lohan_backronym/

So, LOHAN: What's it to be?

Low Orbital High Altitude Norks? Ballockets to that

By Lester Haines

Posted in SPB, 11th July 2011 09:15 GMT

The El Reg Special Projects Bureau team is greatly obliged to all of you who chipped in with suggestions as to just what our audacious rocket-powered spaceplane project should be called.

If you're not yet up to speed on the successor to the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) project, then you can check out our intitial concept here.

Of course, there's no way we're even going to start looking at rocket motors and advanced composite material aircraft designs until we've got a proper title in place. The provisional codename is, as you know, "LOHAN", and we're pretty happy with that unless we hear thunderous disapproval.

Here, though, are a few other ideas. If we need to explain any of these, then you're in the wrong place:

Hmmmm. Moving swiftly back to LOHAN, here are some of your backronym offerings:

Well, we think you can see where the more sensible pitches are heading, so here's our shortlist of three, for your consideration:

Your thoughts are, as ever, most welcome. We'll make a final decision on this most pressing of matters by Friday, and then we'll be able to get on with some serious "rockoon" (or indeed "ballocket") business. ®