Creative new names for the Windows Live Wave 4 themes, mobile experience to get themes support

Last week we showed you some of the newest themes coming in the next version of Windows Live. Unfortunately at that stage we were only able to get hold of the temporary placeholder names for each of the new themes. Of course, we’ve always known that they weren’t going to be the final name – after all, Microsoft would never name them “Characters1”! Good news is that the actual names we’ve discovered this week for these themes seems to sound quite creative and reflects the personality of each of the new themes. Here’s a table of the themes and the comparison of the original names with their actual names:

Theme Header Original Name Actual Name
Metalwork Metalwork Metalwork
Hostas Palmleaf Hostas
Zune heart Valentina Zune heart
Dark hearts Characters1 Dark hearts
Misty Characters2 Misty
Chrysanthemums Characters3 Chrysanthemums
Pyschedelic Characters4 Psychedelic
Spore Characters5 Spore
Watercolor Characters6 Watercolor
Storybook Characters7 Storybook
Sweet monsters Characters8 Sweet monsters
Mounce Characters9 Bounce
Punga Characters10 Punga
Bird man Characters11 Bird man
Sky turtle Characters12 Sky turtle

In a related news, recall we showed you earlier this year that Windows Live Wave 4 will provide users with a much better mobile experience. It now seems like when you browse through Windows Live web services on your mobile devices, these themes will also show up as part of the mobile experience (provided you are signed in), giving you a consistent experience across the PC and the mobile. Quite impressive I must say!