Some call them flippers or spatulas and some call them turners.
Flexible turners are great for use for cooking. They can easily scrape food from surfaces, and are wonderful for turning lightweight foodstuffs.
Even though many non-stick pans indicate that it's ok to use metal utensils, we recommend nylon and wood turners for longer life. If you must use metal, use the very flexible turners.
Stiff metal turners are generally used for heavy duty scraping and/or for serving.