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Help me brainstorm names for my brother and his wife's new real estate team!

Help me brainstorm names for my brother and his wife's new real estate team! [more inside]
posted by Sully on May 3, 2010 - 10 answers

What bands have names that are a word and then a number?

What bands have names that are words followed by numbers? [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Apr 22, 2010 - 91 answers

Software marketed for interacting with other software?

Need examples of software marketed for its interaction with other software, with the naming convention of "NAME for NAME." Not looking for OS-level stuff, though, like "NAME for Windows." [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Apr 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Using my words isn't enough, I need to use yours too!

Help me name and describe these creatures in a story I'm writing! [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Apr 13, 2010 - 31 answers

Can a pen name protect me from legal repercussions in writing a personal nonfiction book based on previous petty crimes?

Can a pen name protect me from legal repercussions in writing a personal nonfiction book based on previous petty crimes? [more inside]
posted by kleenkat on Apr 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Hebrew for "Irene"?

Language/Hebrew Baby Name Help -- What would be a good Hebrew name for a girl to honor a deceased relative named Irene? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Mar 10, 2010 - 18 answers

Help My Wife Name Her Counseling Firm

My wife is a psychotherapist with her LCSW. She is starting a new practice with another person here in Waco, Texas. She is a perfectionist when it comes to small details - for instance, she easily spent 100 hours designing her business cards, and obsessed over getting the exact shade of green right. She is now doing the same with naming her new firm, and we could use some help in coming up with a name. The name needs to convey a certain feeling, and that's where we're both getting stuck. I was hoping AskMeFi could help. [more inside]
posted by scunning on Feb 20, 2010 - 41 answers

The trainer is coming tomorrow, and we can't just call him "puppy"!

We got a new dog, a male Australian Shepherd. Now we need a name. [more inside]
posted by eiramazile on Feb 17, 2010 - 64 answers

The world needs my New York walking blog. I need you to name it.

I'm starting a project wherein I walk each and every block of every street in Manhattan, at least once, over the course of roughly 2-3 months. I want to chronicle this process of walking all of Manhattan in a daily blog, preferably with a daily picture and some text. What do I call this blog? (And should I use tumblr? And anything else to keep in mind?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2010 - 27 answers

Help me learn to think of better names for things

I have always had a hard time naming things. Is there a process you go through when choosing a name? Categories of ideas or questions that you run through? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jan 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Could the Perilous Potter Plague my Prospects?

Would having a comic with a similar name to a product that is tangentially related to the subject of the comic be legally problematic? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jan 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Double-barrelled Surnames

I was told that my great-great grandfather surname was double-barrelled and was subsequently changed to the last surname. Can I (under UK Law) use the double-barrelled name when signing official documents? [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Jan 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Beyond Ava and Aidan?

Baby Names for a girl and a boy? I'm pregnant with twins! Yay! Except that after months of fearing for the worst, we're nearing the end of the second trimester and we have no names ready. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2010 - 72 answers

Patent Application Squatting

I have an idea that may be patentable. I want to search patent listing websites to see if something like it already exists. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Dec 19, 2009 - 4 answers

What to name a baby boy? Guidance inside.

Literary/historical baby boy name suggestions? Guidance inside. [more inside]
posted by tk on Dec 14, 2009 - 111 answers

Name this book illustration blog!

Help me name my illustrated book blog project! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Dec 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Why do some people travel under noms de voyages?

Why do some people use false names when travelling? Is this legal? I'm interested in the history of people using noms de voyages, people who do it now, attitudes towards them, and what practical difficulties there are and were.
posted by westerly on Nov 28, 2009 - 9 answers

What the H?

I guess I know too many Saras and Sarahs, Teresas and Theresas, etc., because I find myself having a hard time remembering who spells their name which way. I know that people can become annoyed when their name is spelled incorrectly, so I'm wondering if anybody has any suggestions for how to remember the correct spelling when someone has a common name with multiple possible spellings, without having to consult an address book every time I want to write or type their names. Thanks.
posted by Balonious Assault on Nov 12, 2009 - 14 answers

Say my (SCA) name.

Members of the SCA, how did you come up with your name? [more inside]
posted by Cookbooks and Chaos on Nov 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Zombie cowboy wants naaaaaaames.

What are some good names for a zombie cowboy? [more inside]
posted by hilaritas on Oct 29, 2009 - 47 answers

Names for Black Dogs? Let's give them a leg-up in the adoption process.

I need great, imaginative, appealing names for black dogs! A friend operates a rescue organization for dogs and cats, and mentioned how hard it is to find homes for black dogs (see Black Dog Syndrome)... and since I was already helping her come up with names, I thought I'd come up with a special list of Black Dog names that are perhaps evocative of personality types, and that might inspire interest so that potential adopters will maybe find their curiosity/sense of whimsy piqued and stop to at least read a description on the website, instead of just passing by any photo of a black dog. Some specific considerations inside... [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 29, 2009 - 66 answers

What's your name again?

Needed: Memory hacks. I have trouble remembering names. How do you do it? [more inside]
posted by ASM on Oct 20, 2009 - 22 answers

"Twin" Translation

I am looking for translations for the words "twin" and "sister". I have used babelfish and other sites but really want the pronunciation not just foreign writings I can't decipher. Also, translations in other languages not listed such as different Native American tribal translations. Help?!
posted by madmamasmith on Oct 14, 2009 - 24 answers

Dresses, pants, whatever.

I will make you a dress but I will also make you pants. [more inside]
posted by bendy on Oct 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Questions about Hong Kong Chinese people renaming themselves with more "American" sounding first names

Questions about Hong Kong Chinese people renaming themselves with more "American" sounding first names. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Sep 29, 2009 - 62 answers

Tracking names of subjects in photos

How do photojournalists keep track of subjects names? [more inside]
posted by baggers on Sep 29, 2009 - 16 answers

What does the name "Yukichi" mean?

What is the literal meaning of "Yukichi?" ( 諭吉) It's kitten naming time... [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Sep 8, 2009 - 17 answers

Roxanne Rocks!

Should we name our baby girl Roxanne? Why or why not? [more inside]
posted by wrinkle on Sep 1, 2009 - 112 answers

gender-neutral first names of any ethnicity

I'm trying to put together a list of gender-neutral first names. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Aug 31, 2009 - 76 answers

Baby Boy Names? Help!

Baby Name Block: I'm pregnant with my third boy. I'm so totally out of boy names it isn't even funny. I have a total block. Help me get inspired by participating in this exercise. [more inside]
posted by Bueller on Aug 30, 2009 - 80 answers

Can I use a shorter version of my first name?

If the name on my birth certificate is 'Jeffrey', can I use 'Jeff' on my next passport or drivers license? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Aug 20, 2009 - 25 answers

cartoon hero names A-Z suitable for monkeys

I work in a lab with rhesus monkeys. They need names. For reasons of historical precedent and notational convenience, lab animals are usually named alphabetically, from A ("Abe") until you run out of monkeys. For reasons of awesomeness, we're naming our monkeys after spunky cartoon characters. So, please help me come up with the best comic/cartoon/superhero names for each letter of the alphabet. [more inside]
posted by miagaille on Jul 31, 2009 - 53 answers

Name my buns!

I have two new dwarf rabbits in my family and I need some naming help from the hive mind. I've been noodling around names for two weeks now and I'm just drawing a blank. "Bunnnnneeeee!" and "bayyyybbbbeeeeeeee bunny!" just isn't cutting it anymore. Details and (killer-cute) pics inside. [more inside]
posted by _Mona_ on Jul 27, 2009 - 46 answers

Name my new Croquet team!

Ideas for name of Croquet team... [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Jul 26, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I pronounce these names?

I've just got a hold of my class lists for next year and there are a few names that I'm not sure how to pronounce. [more inside]
posted by alby on Jul 17, 2009 - 29 answers

How do you pronounce Charles Wuorinen?

How do you pronounce composer Charles Wuorinen's name? Which syllable is accented?
posted by mediareport on Jul 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Who Will He Be?

Help me name my child. [more inside]
posted by It ain't over yet on Jul 14, 2009 - 113 answers

Name pronunciation help! (Bengali and Albanian)

Name pronunciation help! (Bengali and Albanian) [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Jun 16, 2009 - 8 answers

What made-up names does your child use for favorite media?

What made-up names does your very young child call favorite movies, books, games, or television shows? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Jun 6, 2009 - 33 answers

First church to name themselves

What was the first church to give themselves a non-geographic name? [more inside]
posted by relucent on May 18, 2009 - 11 answers

somename vs some-name?

Businessnamefilter: How similar is too similar? [more inside]
posted by Ctrl_Alt_ep on May 6, 2009 - 8 answers

How do they expect to know my "real" name?

When attempting to register at an online forum I was repeatedly blocked when attempting to pick a username. My choices included random strings of letters and numbers. I sent a email asking what was up. The answer was that one had to register using ones "real" name... How the heck can a web admin make that determination? The only question asked previous to picking a username and pw was DOB. (Which seems a bit weird too.) Since that time I have attempted to pick a username with several plausable "real" names including my real real one and have been blocked Does this make any sense?
posted by flummox on May 5, 2009 - 10 answers

What is the falafel guy's name?

I need some help deciphering (what I assume) is an Arabic name. [more inside]
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred on Apr 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Why All the Weird Names at NPR?

Why do NPR reporters have such unusual names? [more inside]
posted by empath on Apr 15, 2009 - 70 answers

How to translate Hebrew names to English, particularly Chaim and Yona

I know that some Hebrew and English names are identical (e.g., Maia, Deborah, and Miriam), some English and Hebrew names are similar (e.g., Isaac/Yitzchak, Jonathan/Yonatan, Jonas/Yona), and some are translations (e.g., Eve/Chava). Are there other less obvious correspondences between Hebrew and English names? Specifically, nobody has been named for my late grandfathers, whose Hebrew names are Chaim and Yona. We could use those as Hebrew names for a boy, but what are the options for Hebrew names for a girl and English names for either? My Hebrew name is Chava, so I would not want to use that as a feminine version of Chaim.
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Abbé B—, who came from R— in Italy

Say I'm writing a story and I want to emulate the old practice of referring to proper nouns by initials: i.e. Dr. M— from the town of S—. Where and when did this start? Why did they do this? (It hides the person's name, but from the author's perspective, is it to give his story an air of veracity, as with Defoe and Cervantes's works?) Would some names remain hidden and others not? Do I hide the last name only? If a man came from Monte Cristo, would I write M— C— or simply M—? I want as much information on this as possible. The name of this practice, if there is one, might be useful.
posted by Busoni on Apr 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Should you buy all available domain extensions?

How important is it to purchase all available domain extensions? [more inside]
posted by scarello on Mar 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Name for my brothers Business?

Asking for family member: Brother is thinking of starting a merchandise delivery business and needs name suggestions for said business. Southwest TX if it matters.
posted by tradeer33 on Mar 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Other words for 'Special Bookings'?

Does anyone know any obscure synonyms or industry-related terms for 'Special Bookings' or 'By Appointment Only'? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Mar 1, 2009 - 5 answers

It's like a grapefruit on a toothpick!

Help my neighbor name her new rescue dog with an enormous head! He's a black dog with white markings here and there. But the really distinguishing feature is his HUGE cranium! He is a super-sweet pit bull mix and is looking for something that will not add to the fear some will feel just by looking at him because of his breed. [more inside]
posted by murrey on Feb 12, 2009 - 72 answers

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