Apr. 25, 1962 - The U.S. nuclear test series in the Pacific has been given the name of Operation Dominic, a name with Latin ancestry but no particular significance. The name, according to the Atomic Energy Commission officials, was picked from a list of available code names for projects maintained by the Defense Department. The choice was by happenstance and has no deliberate connotation or significance. The word dominic, used as a masculine proper name, is derived from the Latin word dominicus, meaning belonging to the Lord.