The release name follows a pattern and is chosen (voted on) quite early
on in the release cycle. Check here for the history and some info.
Verne is after Jules Verne, which might give you more imagery to work
with than just Verne.
On 07/10/2011 11:25 AM, Elad wrote:
On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 9:22 PM, Gauger, Ryan<rtgkid(a)gmail.com>
> Hi, all.
> Is the Fedora 16 codename yet official? I could use it to base my
> wallpapers around the codename (not using the text, I was thinking
> images). I would like to know if it is set in stone yet.
> design-team mailing list
Yes, it is.
The name is Verne.