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"Hi, great to see you, who are you?"

Which is best: asking an acquaintance "What's your name again?", hoping they don't notice you don't remember their name, or guessing their name and being wrong? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jul 10, 2012 - 35 answers

My middle name is not "Evgene"

Birth Certificate: Should I bother correcting a non-vital piece of info? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Jul 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Shadowy names?

What are some obliquely named bureaucracies, organizations, and companies? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 25, 2012 - 46 answers

Nicknames on my Android

My phone is driving me nuts filter: How can I search by nickname on my HTC One S Android phone? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Jun 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Bulk domain name checkers?

What are the best online tools for checking domain name availability? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Jun 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Cheese in every fondue pot! Two motorcycles in every garage for a mouse named Ralph!

What to call a presidential mouse and her twin sister? My library's Summer Reading Program mascots need names! [more inside]
posted by beekept on May 25, 2012 - 23 answers

My name, please make a note of it.

I am female. I have a unisex name. My male partners have always had unmistakably male names. Why, then, have new acquaintances continually called my male partners by my name?! [more inside]
posted by thrasher on May 18, 2012 - 34 answers

The BEST girl name!

Suggestions for girl names needed! We've got a few contenders, but nothing seems exactly right. [more inside]
posted by smalls on May 15, 2012 - 99 answers

Should I include the names of my friends when I talk about them in personal correspondence to family?

Should I include the names of my friends when I talk about them in personal correspondence to family? [more inside]
posted by itheearl on May 14, 2012 - 11 answers

See, Vera? Dress yourself up you get taken somewhere fun.

I need pet names for guns from movies and TV. For example, "Winona" was John Chrichton's blaster on Farscape, and "Vera" was Jayne's tricked-out assault rifle on Firefly. Please give me more examples. Thanks!
posted by ScarletPumpernickel on Apr 24, 2012 - 18 answers

You work on stringed instruments so you are a luthier...

What is your crafty job title? [more inside]
posted by rainperimeter on Apr 22, 2012 - 29 answers

Need a good strong female mythic name!

Everyone loves to do it: help me name my new kitty! [more inside]
posted by Eicats on Apr 20, 2012 - 44 answers

Famous/iconic characters from songs?

Help me compile a list of names of iconic fictional characters from popular songs. For example Jimmy Mack, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Maggie May, Absolutely Sweet Marie, Johnny B Goode. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 28, 2012 - 142 answers

Is the name Jesus popular in languages beside Spanish?

Is the name Jesus popular in other languages besides Spanish?
posted by ivan.santiesteban on Feb 27, 2012 - 8 answers

What's in a name? Should I allow my son's surname to be changed?

Should I allow my son’s mother to change his surname? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 - 66 answers

The First Question of Ask Metafilter (because I say so)

Why do churches and banks -- and only churches and banks -- name themselves "The First X" or "The First X of Y"? Especially when it's obvious they're not actually the first X ever built in Y? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Feb 9, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me name fairies please!

Creative Mefites, please help me name some fairies with light-themed names. [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Feb 8, 2012 - 23 answers

How to deal with a slight first name change?

How to deal with a slight first name change? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Feb 2, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me give a horse a name in Arabic, please?

Naming suggestions for a foal in Arabic? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jan 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Name for new female puppy?

Please help us name the new puppy. [more inside]
posted by joe vrrr on Jan 22, 2012 - 84 answers

Cool Workout Names?

Cool Workout Names? [more inside]
posted by redandblue on Jan 13, 2012 - 18 answers

Hi! My name is.. (what?)

Can we give our first child my wife's maiden name as his/her last name? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Dec 12, 2011 - 39 answers

Calling him kicky-man just isn't going to work long term.

Since you guys are so good at this and looking at baby names lists are already making my eyes bleed, I was hoping for some recommendations for a baby boy. [more inside]
posted by katers890 on Nov 20, 2011 - 126 answers

Names in the Form "Y At X", But Not at X

Jazz at Lincoln Center is not actually at Lincoln Center. Are there other institutions with similar names? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Nov 8, 2011 - 24 answers

Greg -> Keg, Robert -> Robber, Elisabeth -> Lizard Bath. Help me make a giant list!

Greg -> Keg, Robert-> Robber, Elisabeth -> Lizard Bath. Help me come up with a list of image mnemonics for as many names as possible! [more inside]
posted by sdis on Nov 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Where to find foreign-language baby name books?

Need recommendations for foreign-language baby name books. [more inside]
posted by skilar on Oct 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Help rename my public radio show!

Rename my public radio show! (Details inside.) [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Oct 17, 2011 - 174 answers

What should my characters be named?

Help me give my fictional characters non-stereotyped names! Degree of difficulty: Iranian and Russian [more inside]
posted by Lady Gaga on Oct 9, 2011 - 29 answers

Frito Lexus, please go to the white courtesy phone

Where can I find a list of completely unique (N=1) first names in the USA? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Oct 9, 2011 - 9 answers

What's in a name when it comes to attraction?

A few years ago I heard a story on NPR about research that found people are attracted to others whose names are similar to their own, like "Fred Garrett" might find himself attracted to "Margaret Johnson" because the "garet" in "Margaret" is similar to "Garrett." I've searched for it to no avail. Does this ring a bell? Anybody?
posted by wsg on Oct 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Selling a Brand Name Product at Farmers Markets/Co-ops

I'm trying to help a friend who wants to sell a self-made food product along with another name brand food product at farmers markets, co-ops, etc. What are the legal and /or regulatory questions they need to be ask themselves and where do they go for the answers. Hypothetical scenarios in the extended explanation. [more inside]
posted by phoenixphoenix on Sep 28, 2011 - 8 answers

I am looking for an exhaustive list of bird names

I am looking for an exhaustive list of bird names [more inside]
posted by wooh on Sep 24, 2011 - 8 answers

name this please

What is the technical name of this text format where a certain part of the bigger text is highlighted and presented in a box. See the link below here. What is the technical name of the bit which says " The Mona Lisa had spent two years on Peruggia’s kitchen table. ‘I fell in love with her,’ he said from jail" about half way down the page. Extra points for someone who can suggest a wordpress plugin that allows this.
posted by london302 on Sep 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Help a derby girl choose a name!

Help me, Metafilter, you're my only hope... of coming up with a rad roller derby name! I keep coming up with names that make references that my friend don't get/think are funny - can you help me find a way to please both myself and the masses? [more inside]
posted by Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld on Sep 2, 2011 - 36 answers

Mrs. Fossilblast, may I go to the loo?

Help me make a list of subject-relevant silly names for my substitute teaching gigs. [more inside]
posted by RedEmma on Sep 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking for help naming mah BABY! Daughter...

BABY NAMES! *pistols fire in air* Yes, I'm that desperate curious to come up with a name for my daughter that I'm asking the internet. Can you help me name mah baby? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Aug 15, 2011 - 178 answers

I am looking for more organically merged last names.

Growing up, I knew a lot of kids whose parents had merged their last names with a hyphen. But I can't think of one couple who merged their last names organically into a brand new name. To give you an example, if Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married and merged their last names into a brand new name, it would be "Polie", or "Jitt." I am looking for real life examples of people who have consciously done just such a thing. Thanks.
posted by Sully on Aug 3, 2011 - 58 answers

D as in dovid

Quick now: how would you pronounce the (Yiddish?) names Dovid and Elly? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jul 19, 2011 - 15 answers

Help Us Pick A Non-Religious Name for a Boy.

We're having a boy But we can't think of a name! As we're both atheists, we'd like a name that is not at all religious. There's extra points if you can come up with a science connection and triple bonus points if it's more difficult for other kids to make fun of. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jul 11, 2011 - 115 answers

Can I make Gmail a little more formal?

Can I force Gmail to show last names of message senders when I'm looking at the list of messages? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Jul 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Can you help us find a Yorkie name?

My family is about to welcome a sweet little female Yorkie puppy into our family. We are terrible at coming up with pet names. Can you help us brainstorm? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Jun 29, 2011 - 69 answers

Help us name our new dog!

We need help naming the new female husky mix we are adopting! [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Jun 26, 2011 - 34 answers

There's a Monkey in my Soup and other blog names

Another name my _____ question. I need a name for a new group recipe blog thing I'm creating with some friends. [more inside]
posted by JonahBlack on Jun 3, 2011 - 16 answers

How do you pick your Anglo name?

I live in Australia, and have noticed lot of the students I study with who are from somewhere in East Asia will adopt a Western name while they're over here, presumably to make things easier for thick-tongued Anglos. I'm curious about how these names are selected. [more inside]
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Jun 3, 2011 - 50 answers

condescending names

trying to compile a list of condescending terms like "kid" or "son" [more inside]
posted by addelburgh on May 14, 2011 - 80 answers

Danger is my middle name.

Why is it common practice in the US for people to be known by their first initial and middle name eg. J Robert Lennon, E Jean Carroll? Why don't those who prefer their middle name still keep the initial? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Apr 15, 2011 - 67 answers

Changing My Stage Name - When?

How much hassle would it be to change your performance or working name, especially when you have some projects in transition? Is there a good time to do so? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 11, 2011 - 4 answers

This'll show them

Help me name my company! [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Mar 10, 2011 - 38 answers

Lithuanian names, spellings and family names

I'm an Englishman married to a Lithuanian - so we have 2 different, though similar, alphabets between us - how can we orthographically regularise our surnames? Alternative spellings? Double-barrelled names? [more inside]
posted by KMH on Mar 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Why 'Mark Antony' and not 'Marcus Antonius?'

Why do we say 'Mark Antony' and not 'Marcus Antonius?' His name seems unique among Romans in the way we name them now - is it?
posted by tomboko on Feb 25, 2011 - 22 answers

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