The presidential aide Vladislav Surkov also decided to make his proposal. He stated that the newest Russian weapon could bear the names (call signs) of the heroes of Donbass (quote RIA News):
I want to take part (in the competition) on the name of weapons systems. My version: “Givi”, because there is such a hero of Donbass.
We are talking about the call sign of the legendary commander of the battalion of the DPR "Somalia" Michael Tolstoy, who died February 8 2017, in his office.
Earlier, there were other proposals about what names to assign the latest Russian military equipment, which the president said.
In particular, there were suggestions from users with a “focus” on existing traditions. Speech about the names of military equipment on the subjects of animation, fairy tales, etc. Several options were voiced: the Iskorka or the Sunny Bunny combat laser machine, the Tsokotuha hypersonic missile system with the Komarik guidance system; unmanned underwater platform "Goldfish".