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]
Bands with the same name. Since you can't usually have a fist fight over it, how do you decide who wins? [more inside]
What are some good songs for a slow, long-distance run? [more inside]
Street Names In Songs, where can I find a list? I'm looking for street names or places in Western pop music, ideally from the 50s-70s. I'm looking more for fictional or slang names rather than real place names, and street-square-neighborhood names over city names.
I've been trying to re-discover two websites that I've found before but have now utterly lost. One was a photo gallery of people in drug-induced altered states, and the other was a repository of name pronunciations curated by librarians. [more inside]
What should my friend name his VERY SMALL, MALE, Chihuahua? [more inside]
If you were selling a product at (fictional example) socialnetworkmarketing.com, would you buy facebookmarketing.com and twittermarketing.com to just redirect to socialnetworkmarketing.com? [more inside]
We're having (another) boy. We have no boy names we like. Help. [more inside]
Another "name my baby" post. [more inside]
Does my client's listed last name (NLN) stand for "No Last Name"? [more inside]
What is the song from the 1960s or so with the funny male name in it? I was explaining to some friends the other day that when I was a kid I thought Simon & Garfunkel was one guy, Simon N. Garfunkel - a funny name like that funny man's name in some song from around the same time (sixties or seventies, but it could have been a fifties song). I can't think of the name or the song, though. Anyone?
I need some African name suggestions. [more inside]
Help me brainstorm names for my brother and his wife's new real estate team! [more inside]
What bands have names that are words followed by numbers? [more inside]
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]
Help me name and describe these creatures in a story I'm writing! [more inside]
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]
Language/Hebrew Baby Name Help -- What would be a good Hebrew name for a girl to honor a deceased relative named Irene? [more inside]
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]
We got a new dog, a male Australian Shepherd. Now we need a name. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Literary/historical baby boy name suggestions? Guidance inside. [more inside]
Help me name my illustrated book blog project! [more inside]
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.
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.
Members of the SCA, how did you come up with your name? [more inside]
What are some good names for a zombie cowboy? [more inside]
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]
Needed: Memory hacks. I have trouble remembering names. How do you do it? [more inside]
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?!
I will make you a dress but I will also make you pants. [more inside]
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]
How do photojournalists keep track of subjects names? [more inside]
What is the literal meaning of "Yukichi?" ( 諭吉) It's kitten naming time... [more inside]
Should we name our baby girl Roxanne? Why or why not? [more inside]
I'm trying to put together a list of gender-neutral first names. [more inside]
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]
If the name on my birth certificate is 'Jeffrey', can I use 'Jeff' on my next passport or drivers license? [more inside]
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]
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]
Ideas for name of Croquet team... [more inside]
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]
How do you pronounce composer Charles Wuorinen's name? Which syllable is accented?
Help me name my child. [more inside]
Name pronunciation help! (Bengali and Albanian) [more inside]