A codename is a name given to a product while it's in development and does not officially have a name. For example, "Chicago" was the codename given to Microsoft Windows 95 while it was being developed.
Should I use "codename," "code-named," or "codenamed" in my writing?
When the word is used as a noun, use "codename." When used as a verb, use "code-named" with a hyphen in your writing.
Below is a listing of codenames and the related products.
|Windows for Workgroups 3.1||Winball|
|Windows for Workgroups 3.11||Snowball|
|Windows 95B (OSR2)||Detroit|
|Windows NT 3.5||Daytona|
|Windows NT 4.0||Cairo|
|Windows Phone 7.5||Mango|
|Windows XP (ver 5.1.2600)||Whistler|
|Windows Server 2003||Whistler Server|
|Windows Vista's new command interface.||Monad|
|Windows product never released.||Neptune|
|Windows 7||Vienna and Blackcomb|