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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

Danger's my middle name.

Someone I met once mentioned to me that her name, Judy, meant "catastrophe" in Russian, her mother's native language. Is this true? Do I have the details wrong? What Russian word was she talking about?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Name my cocktail blog

What should I name my cocktail video blog? [more inside]
posted by sveskemus on Feb 21, 2011 - 23 answers

I can't think of a good pun involving webkins. Maybe you can.

Asking for a friend: Need names for junior roller derby teams. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Feb 21, 2011 - 27 answers

What name should I pick?

I've joined a roller derby league, and the time has come for me to pick a name. Help me come up with something nerdy and awesome! [more inside]
posted by zug on Feb 18, 2011 - 54 answers

How can I make meeting new people easy and advance in my career when I have an unusual name?

My name is unusual in the US, and the associated hassle is inconvenient. Should I use a nickname, change my name or keep it as-is? If I keep it, what strategies can I use to wear it better? [more inside]
posted by zelot on Feb 16, 2011 - 39 answers

Any tips for finding out the meanings of out-of-the-ordinary names?

Etymological/genealogical question--tips or tricks for finding the origin of a very elusive family name when Googlefu, Ancestryfu and all other manner of -fus fail? [more inside]
posted by nonmerci on Feb 7, 2011 - 19 answers

Pit and the Pendulam themes

What is an Edgar Allan Poe (particularly the Pit and the Pendulum) theme that keeps up with the P alliteration and would be suitable for a geocache hidden under a pile of rocks? [more inside]
posted by FairlyFarley on Jan 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Two non-competing companies with the same name

What are the legal implications of giving a company the same name as a company in a different business? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Jan 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Ainja?

I need a woman's name in Arabic that rhymes with "ninja". [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Jan 18, 2011 - 8 answers

A famous German refugee scientist with a name like "Buchholt"?

Who could this be? A relatively famous scientist or mathematician who was a German refugee in the Second World War, whose name sounds something like Buchholt? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jan 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Trencreek, Trengoff, and Trenwith. But not Trendle.

I'm looking for lists of extinct surnames - family names that have fallen out of use entirely, on a global scale. I'm particularly interested in surnames of Anglo-Saxon/Brittanic origin, but would welcome resources from other backgrounds as well. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Jan 14, 2011 - 9 answers

There is also El Capitan and Sir Galahad

Is there some kind of zoning ordiance in Seattle that all apartment buildings with above a certain number of units must have a name? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Jan 12, 2011 - 18 answers

What other notable people besides Martin Luther King Jr. and George Washington Carver have been intentionally named after someone famous who was not in their family?

George Washington Carver... Martin Luther King Jr.... What other notable/successful folks have been intentionally named after famous people who are not in their family (that is their famous antecedent's first and last name is the "descendant's" given name)? [more inside]
posted by jng on Dec 27, 2010 - 37 answers

How can I find common words in two lists?

How can I find common words in two (or more) lists? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Dec 13, 2010 - 9 answers

How much, how long, and just plain how do they blur sensitive things on TV shows?

I watch a lot of non-fiction shows, like Mythbusters and the First 48. Throughout these shows, often things are blurred on purpose. In Mythbusters, they blur brand names. On the First 48, they blur numbers, license plates, faces. I was just curious (A) how much something like that would cost in terms of dollars, (B) how long it would take to do - say an episode, and (C) what computer program they use to do this. Thanks!
posted by Sully on Nov 19, 2010 - 9 answers

We really, really, really liked the name

Besides Black Sabbath's song Black Sabbath on the album Black Sabbath, what are other song/album/band eponymous trifecta? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Nov 6, 2010 - 51 answers

Oops -- I didn't mean to permanently associate a NSFW image with my business email...

Oops -- I didn't mean to permanently associate a NSFW image with my business email... [more inside]
posted by ROTFL on Oct 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Calling all sports fans!

What team names mean something? And why? [more inside]
posted by chicago2penn on Oct 10, 2010 - 61 answers

I don't know who I am any more

In the US (Illinois, specifically) I changed my name legally, or so I thought. Now it appears the name change may not have happened. How can I confirm beyond a doubt whether the name change legally exists or not, and if not, what's next? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Oct 7, 2010 - 25 answers

I don't know who my brother is anymore!

Bands with the same name. Since you can't usually have a fist fight over it, how do you decide who wins? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Sep 28, 2010 - 21 answers

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