A friend of mine has been running a successful business on eBay for several years selling collectibles related to the music industry. He is branching out into furniture and other antiques. He is thinking about using a separate user name from his regular business. There's [more inside]
posted by lester
on Jul 17, 2006 -
Following up on this AskMe
, I have my first customer: dessert for 15 ppl in late August. (Woohoo!) However, I still need to come up with a name for this dessert/catering company. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Jul 13, 2006 -
Help me find related names for our three conference rooms. [more inside]
posted by j
on Jun 22, 2006 -
First girl has middle name Moonbeam. Second girl has middle name Rainbow. What's a good middle name for a third girl in a similar vein? [more inside]
posted by meehawl
on Jun 18, 2006 -
There's Joe Btfsplk from the L'il Abner comic strip, Mr. Mxyztplk from Superman comics, and Metafilter's own XQUZYPHYR
. What other characters, fictional or otherwise, have names that are a deliberately impossible-to-pronounce mishmash of consonants? [more inside]
posted by painquale
on May 6, 2006 -
After much struggle, I am finally getting good at remembering people's names. This new skill has opened a new avenue of embarrassment for me, though. I now frequently greet acquaintances by name, but often when I do so, they can't remember my name even though it's obvious they want to. What's the most gracious way of reminding someone of your name while minimizing embarrassment all around? (posted by amtho's fiance)
posted by amtho
on Apr 16, 2006 -
Thanks to your earlier help
, I have successfully ported my C# project over to the Mac. I have also ordered a new DSL line with a static IP from bway.net. What do I need to know in order to host my website, accessible via my TLD, on a PowerPC Mac mini running OS X 10.4? How can I be my own DNS and mail server? Without overshadowing that question, would it be smarter to think in terms of DynDNS for external DNS/mail services?
posted by thejoshu
on Apr 12, 2006 -
I am looking for examples of typographical layouts, with lots of random or not so random words. I've tried google, but I'm not sure what to search for. [more inside]
posted by inthe80s
on Mar 31, 2006 -
It's time for another episode of Yell Out Website Name Ideas (drawing and writing edition) [more inside]
posted by mikepop
on Mar 9, 2006 -
What are some songs where the bulk of the lyrical content is a list of names related to a certain theme? [more inside]
posted by kuperman
on Mar 6, 2006 -
I need songs with the name "Alex" (or Alexander) in the title. The only one i can find is "Alex Chilton" by the Replacements [more inside]
posted by ShawnString
on Dec 26, 2005 -
After a several-month breakup, I'm trying to get back together with my long-term girlfriend. During the break, another girl who I've known for some time became one of my closest friends and we saw each other nearly every day. We ended up kissing once and once she slept over (but nothing else). I have no desire for Other Girl, but somewhat problematically have twice called Long-Term Girlfriend by her name. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 20, 2005 -
Did you ever reach a crossroads in your life when you had to choose which variation of your name to use professionally? For example, for somebody named Joseph Quailsford Smith: Joseph Q. Smith, or Joe Smith, or Joseph Smith, or J. Q. Smith, or J. Quailsford Smith, or Joseph Quailsford Smith, or Quailsford Smith? [more inside]
posted by qslack
on Dec 17, 2005 -
Anyone remember a great interactive "naming" site, run in flash I think, where you could see how popular or not a name was over a period of time (even by country I think)? I have searched, I promise - but I just can't find it!
posted by dash_slot-
on Dec 8, 2005 -
NameMyCatFilter: So we are fostering a kitten that was rescued from a house in Mississippi destroyed by Katrina -- a situation that will likely become permanent, and now we are thinking about a name for the little guy. Constraints inside. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady
on Dec 2, 2005 -
Kilgore Trout. Napoleon Dynamite. Waring Hudsucker. Martin Chuzzlewit. Egon Spengler. Herman Menderchuck. President Merkin Muffley. What are some other great, creative, bizarre, or otherwise unique fictional character names?
posted by Robot Johnny
on Nov 17, 2005 -
So, it appears that x.com
(paypal) and z.com
(Nissan) exist - but according to the specification, they are "reserved for future use"... How did this happen? Why are Nissan and PayPal excempt from the rules?
posted by SharQ
on Nov 17, 2005 -
I'd like to have a name for the arrival of our new dog tomorrow. She's a rescue dog, take a look here
At the shelter, they've been calling her "Sweetie," which is far too sugary for my taste.
Plus, "Sweetie" is a very tough girl, quite growly until she decides you're okay (which is just as well in our neighborhood).
For those who don't care to follow the link above, she looks like a shepherd-pit bull mix, with a brindle (brown and black) coat.
posted by Lizzle
on Oct 3, 2005 -
I'm looking for examples of bands named after members of the band that aren't the lead vocalist. [more inside]
posted by paisley
on Aug 18, 2005 -
Wandering a cemetery, I came across this gravestone
. "Anthony, beloved wife of Henry"
? I'm pretty sure there wasn't a lot of gay marriage up in northern Ontario during the late 19th Century, but I've never heard of Anthony being a woman's name... what gives?
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jul 12, 2005 -
How do I learn lots of names of people quickly? I'm beginning a summer at the Middlebury language schools and I need to get to know as many people as possible *quick*. Unfortunately, I suck at remembering names. Even for like 3 seconds. I try to write them down as fast as possible, and most of the time I lose it before I get to my handy pocket notebook. Tips?
posted by sdis
on Jun 25, 2005 -
I'm looking for some naming help - to try to turn an individual's name into a collective. There are some obvious ones - "Steptoe & Son" "Will Vinton Studios" "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" as well as the typical "and associates" or "and partners" or "and Co." [more inside]
posted by stevil
on Jun 1, 2005 -
My Google-fu has failed me, and I haven't found an adequate answer...
What, exactly, do those crazy show dog names mean? I'm referring to the ones that sound like "PopTart's Momentary Lapse of Reason Concrete Hullabaloo".
I'm sure it's something to do with breeding and AKC registration and whatnot. But the names are so wacky. Any insight to the madness would be most appreciated.
posted by Thorzdad
on May 25, 2005 -
Why name your safari-themed clothing store after a phrase that refers directly to violent, corporation-influenced corruption? Was it a wry joke at the time? Were the corporate executives involved completely oblivious or were they banking on the ignorance of the public in the face of such lovely, exotic bananas? Searching online has yielded nothing, and a query through the company's "contact us" page
a few months ago has gone unanswered.
posted by nobody
on May 25, 2005 -
I am trying to find articles online which delve into the origins of naming human offspring and whether or not other species have audible monickers as well. [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp
on May 21, 2005 -
Did anyone here keep their last name (female I should add) after getting married? Did your partner have a huge issue with it? Why would you want to change your name? What about the potential children? I'm having a heated debate with a friend.
posted by yodelingisfun
on May 12, 2005 -
I'd appreciate any and all advice associated with changing work environments -- whether practical advice (about little bits of personal business to remember, or health insurance crud), or mental/emotional advice (how to adjust internally), or sociological advice (how to smooth the transition into a new employee culture).
I also suck learning names -- hopefully they'll have nameplates, but anyone have tips for committing a large mass of names and faces to memory? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 13, 2005 -
I'm thinking of starting a line of products bearing short phrases, some of which would include the names of famous people, both real and fictional. How far do the tentacles of copyright reach? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Apr 8, 2005 -
I'm trying to figure out the names of two different cartoons I watched when I was little. One was vehicle based and the other had a Frog Captain... this has been driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by Neosamurai85
on Mar 11, 2005 -