I want to change my middle and last name. But I also want to buy a house, move, apply for fellowships and grad school, and/or get a new job, not necessarily in that order or with equal degree of certainty. When's the best time to do the name change given these life factors? [more inside]
My name is Joy. People often say things like "Happy happy joy joy" and "joy to the world" and "joyous Joy" to me. I find this practice insanely irritating (I know, I know, very first world problem). It's not just colleagues who do this, it's receptionists and delivery people, radiologists, baristas, people I meet in a social setting. It's like an automatic response when someone sees this particular name. Give me something to say that isn't serious or rude but may discourage them. [more inside]
I have a new family member and she needs a name! [more inside]
Are there questions about race and culture that my fiancé and I should be asking ourselves as we figure out the answer to the dreaded Last Name Issue? [more inside]
I bought a new-to-me Bayliner 175 identical to the one featured in this old promo pic. It's my first boat and I'm thrilled. But what's its name? [more inside]
We have a super chill year-old doxie named Poppy. In a couple weeks, Poppy's NEW BABY SISTER is moving in! [more inside]
Another baby naming question (girl edition). Parental disagreement and other special criteria inside. [more inside]
My son has a (rather elegant, if I say so myself) legal name, and a less elegant nickname that we use every day. Is this going to be a problem? [more inside]
My new cats need names! After mourning the loss of my best friend Minnie (who was with me for 21 years), I've taken munchingzombie's advice to heart and adopted two new buddies from the shelter. [more inside]
So in a couple of weeks this guy will be coming home, he's a wire-haired pointing griffon and we are having a hard time finding a good name. Contenders so far are Fred and Bruno. So in time honored mefi tradition help me find the perfect name!
We are participating in a scavenger hunt type event and need help with a team name. Metafilter rocks when it comes to names for businesses/websites/roller derby, so give me your best nautical team names. [more inside]
I went to Tahoe this weekend to ski, and it was raining so I adopted a cat instead... she needs a name! [more inside]
I'm designing a programming language (yeah, like the world needs another pl). Though the design is in flux, I'd like to "reserve" the name of the language. I don't anticipate making any money from this exercise, so I'm not sure filing for a trademark is the right way to go, nor do I want to spend any money on this. Would creating a github repo do the job? Posting to a tech site? [more inside]
How does one pronounce the surname "Gc" that might originate in India? [more inside]
Hey, MeFi, it's time for another episode of everyone's favorite game show Name That Cat! [more inside]
I own several domain names that I intended to develop over the years and just haven't gotten around to it. Realistically I won't get around to it anytime soon. Right now there's absolutely nothing there. What is the best way to make them at the very least pay for their own domain registration fees, and preferably more? [more inside]
Does something like http://www.pickydomains.com/ exist for coming up with a name for an ios app?
Can you help me come up with a name for my Cocktail club? [more inside]
I need a name for my eBay (and possibly Etsy) store that will be selling used clothes and other thrift store finds. [more inside]
We're 99% sure we're bringing home a new dog tonight, to be a companion to our beloved dog already in residence. Following Metafilter regulations, pictures of current dog, Birdie, and new dog are here. [more inside]
I'm adopting two five month old kittens. Yay! Now: what do I name them? Picture 1, Picture 2. The tabby is a girl, mild and pretty shy. The black and white is a boy, super playful and outgoing - he's going to be a trouble-maker! Name criteria inside. [more inside]
We're going nuts at my house! What is this song? We think it's from a TV show. This recording is my daughter playing it from some sheet music - but the title is ripped off the top. I feel like it's a TV theme song or something? I know that it's very very familiar. I hope someone can help. Thanks. Here's a link to a google drive file.
I've been Facebook name checked, and I don't want to use my legal name - my Facebook name (shown on my profile) is my authentic name. I understand that public figures can contact someone at Facebook with clips and screenshots showing use of the name, and get to keep their authentic name. Who at FB is the best person to contact? [more inside]
My front license plate was stolen. The police officer who took the report said to go to the station on Monday and get a copy of the report, then go to the RMV for further instructions. The lease is in my name, but the registration is in the name of the lien holder, Nissan Finance. And since it's a lease, I don't have the title to the car. So, what do I need to bring to the RMV to deal with this?
Please help me name my "podcast feed delayer" project. I'm working on a small spare-time project that proxies a podcast feed (or any RSS/Atom) but delays it by some amount of time, and can also reduce the interval between episodes. Use case: did you discover Welcome to Night Vale recently and want to start at the beginning, but don't want all old the episodes in your podcatcher right away, and instead want them to be doled out periodically (eventually catching up with the new episodes)? [more inside]
Great song, maybe 5-10 years ago, kinda college/alt-rock lyric something like "and I walk like an Imperial Walker, and I walk"
My family has just received approval to adopt this adorable little guy, and we are in the process of selecting a name. We have a tradition of giving dogs floral and botanical names. I am allowed to put two names on the ballot for the family to vote on, and I'm turning it over to y'all. [more inside]
Asking for my sister.
I'm trying to create a LARP event (18th century) and I'm looking for character names that imply various stereotypes, like the town gossip or the crazy recluse.She is not looking for made up names, but is looking for names that allow you to know what character they are. Some of the other characters she's mentioned to me are: suspicious character, herbal healer, healers apprentice (female), but please don't limit yourself to these characters alone.
Hey guys so my mom is opening a new lunch spot serving homemade perogies and such, and we're trying to finalize a business name for her. [more inside]
So, we got a van. It's awesome and we love it. In the past almost 30 years, I can remember naming one thing and this one thing named our van Cracker partly because I didn't like the name and so of course he thinks its funny. Please help me choose a name that will change his mind, stand for something better and not be Cracker. [more inside]
I’m changing my name (for non-marriage reasons) and having a hard time. Looking for advice on how to make this easier and more positive, how to normalize it in conversation with people and deal with rudeness or nosiness, and also on dealing with a sense of loss and finding ways or rites to mark and celebrate this change. [more inside]
We adopted this darling girl on Sunday from the ASPCA and her shelter name is Gossamer. I'm not sure if that's the name for her - sure, she is delicate and light, but Goss is a weird nickname so I'm considering other possibilities. [more inside]
About 15 years ago, I started an LLC in New Jersey for a few of my business ventures. Over that the last decade and a half, I feel I have outgrown the name as it no longer represents who I am as a person nor how I want my entities to be seen.... [more inside]
I need a name for my project! It will be an information resource helping people find great independent local theatre in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro based on past experiences they've enjoyed.
Getting a new rescue dog tomorrow and am having no luck coming up with a name. I also have no idea what kind of dog this is. [more inside]
I'm going from employed to being a freelancer. So now I need a name for myself. Details under the fold. [more inside]
We're looking for a name for a new game and hobby store. Metafilter is super great at naming things (like cats, blogs, food carts, etc.) and we've put our minds to coming up with a name but have run out of ideas that we both like. [more inside]
If everything goes smoothly over the next week, this awesome dog will be joining our family. Could you help us think of a great name for him? [more inside]
My name is A R N I E. However, when typed on a computer it often looks like Arnie and lately a LOT of people are having trouble, thinking it's A M I E I use Gmail primarily and with that comes a limited selection of fonts, but how can I format my name so that it comes through clearly but still be unobtrusive as a signature?
My friend and I are starting a gaming blog/website. We've been trying to think of a good name. We're both females, and would like to incorporate that in the name somehow, but not super overtly. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
We're launching a food business/truck/cart/booth that'll serve vegan versions of standard American carnival food (hot dogs, hamburgers, corn dogs, mini doughnuts, malts, etc.). It'll be in the context of other regular (i.e. non-vegan) carnival food vendors, serving a largely omnivorous crowd. But we can't come up with a name. We'd like the name to be relevant to our offerings, but we're finding it difficult to make any reference without it sounding potentially judgmental or self-righteous. Any ideas?
I recently caught the archery bug, and after shooting on some shared equipment in classes/on a range, decided to take the plunge and order my own bow. I feel like this is a piece of equipment deserving of its own name. Metafilter, help me name my bow! [more inside]
A lady-dog, that is. I went to a rescue yesterday, fully anticipating that I would bring back a male dog and name him Suetonius (Sue, for short, making him a boy named Sue). But I fell in love with a striking female. Help! [more inside]
If AskMefi had a superpower, this would be it. What is my newly adopted cat named? [more inside]
We're playing Harry Potter Trivia in a couple of weeks, and I am not quite as witty as I thought. [more inside]
Yep, my (very large) saltwater tank has a new inhabitant, a blue ribbon eel. Now, normally I don't name fish, but eels are different and tend to have personality so I thought why not. This eel is about the width of a stick of gum, bright electric blue with a yellow stripe running the length of it and anywhere between two and three feet long (they don't swim much and hide in rock so it's hard to tell). He eats prawn and other chunks of fish. Fun names are great, as are puns, I'm open to anything.
My brother just had a baby (the first in our family). And I would like to give him the same book to read to his son that my father read to us as children (in the later 80s). Unfortunately my memory is unclear on many things related to the book. So, hopefully someone with a good memory can help out! [more inside]
I was recently reported for a supposed fake name, and the case is now solved. However, I want to know if one can whitelist one's profile/account from ever being locked-out and in need of an ID, a second, third, etc., time? [more inside]