What arbitary systems for naming things have been thought of or used?
September 10, 2013 6:59 AM Subscribe
Can anyone give me any examples of naming strategies? They can be for buildings, places, people, things, pets, computer files–whatever–but I'd especially like examples where the resulting name is more or less arbitary, ie with as little human choice in it as possible. Examples from fiction are fine, so are cultural, historical or private strategies that people may have used. Any example, basically of a system that delivers a name for something. Thanks!
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