Why is Elm named Elm?

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Planted Apr 28, 2022 - Last tended Oct 1, 2023
According to Evan, the author of Elm:
I wanted to name it after a tree (nice names, not too much namespace pollution). I made a big list of pleasing tree names and noticed that Elm sounded quite like Element. That's pretty much it :)
I wanted a tree name, and elm sounds a bit like Element. No awesome backronyms so far afaik :P
20 Nov 2013 -
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