I really must protest
"The Narwhal is considerably less-huggable than the animals Shuttleworth has used with prior releases."
Let's dig into that assertion with a review of previous names, shall we?
# 2 Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) - Tusks. No thanks.
# 3 Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog) - Probably not a fighter, but don at least two parkas before attempting to hug.
# 4 Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) - The UK's most hostile land mammal. Taxi!
# 5 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) - OK, probably do-able but hard to catch.
# 6 Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) - Easy catch, but a bit slippery.
# 7 Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) - Even Bambi could deliver a pretty humbling kick in the nuts. No.
# 8 Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) - It'll be up a tree before you can say "Why won't you let me IN?". If you do manage to grab one, beware powerful bite and twitchy sphincter.
# 9 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) - See #5, plus dagger-like bill.
# 10 Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) - Horns to the solar plexus, pushed off a mountaintop. Next!
# 11 Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) - Doesn't appear to exist. Possibly therefore hardest on the list.
# 12 Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) - worth a crack if it's sleepy (most of the time), but still a fair risk of near-fatal laceration.
# 13 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - It's a big cat. I've seen small cats put grown men in hospital for less than a hug.
# 15 Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) - Liable to bore you to death about car insurance before you get close.
I rest m'case, m'lud...