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]
Birth Certificate: Should I bother correcting a non-vital piece of info? [more inside]
What are some obliquely named bureaucracies, organizations, and companies? [more inside]
My phone is driving me nuts filter: How can I search by nickname on my HTC One S Android phone? [more inside]
What are the best online tools for checking domain name availability? [more inside]
What to call a presidential mouse and her twin sister? My library's Summer Reading Program mascots need names! [more inside]
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]
Suggestions for girl names needed! We've got a few contenders, but nothing seems exactly right. [more inside]
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]
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!
What is your crafty job title? [more inside]
Everyone loves to do it: help me name my new kitty! [more inside]
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]
Is the name Jesus popular in other languages besides Spanish?
Should I allow my son’s mother to change his surname? [more inside]
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]
Creative Mefites, please help me name some fairies with light-themed names. [more inside]
How to deal with a slight first name change? [more inside]
Naming suggestions for a foal in Arabic? [more inside]
Cool Workout Names? [more inside]
Can we give our first child my wife's maiden name as his/her last name? [more inside]
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]
Jazz at Lincoln Center is not actually at Lincoln Center. Are there other institutions with similar names? [more inside]
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]
Need recommendations for foreign-language baby name books. [more inside]
Rename my public radio show! (Details inside.) [more inside]
Help me give my fictional characters non-stereotyped names! Degree of difficulty: Iranian and Russian [more inside]
Where can I find a list of completely unique (N=1) first names in the USA? [more inside]
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?
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]
I am looking for an exhaustive list of bird names [more inside]
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.
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]
Help me make a list of subject-relevant silly names for my substitute teaching gigs. [more inside]
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]
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.
Quick now: how would you pronounce the (Yiddish?) names Dovid and Elly? [more inside]
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]
Can I force Gmail to show last names of message senders when I'm looking at the list of messages? [more inside]
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]
We need help naming the new female husky mix we are adopting! [more inside]
Another name my _____ question. I need a name for a new group recipe blog thing I'm creating with some friends. [more inside]
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]
trying to compile a list of condescending terms like "kid" or "son" [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me name my company! [more inside]
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]
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?