What makes a good name? [more inside]
Iraqi first names Zainab, Aysha and Nour: how should I pronounce them? (For each name: how do the vowels sound [in comparison with an English word], how many syllables does the name have, and which syllable is accented?)
What is the correct way to pronounce the name of the feminist/psychoanalytic critic Mary Jacobus? Which syllable is stressed?
Why do some actors use their own names in TV shows? [more inside]
Changing my name for marriage: Does FirstName HisLastName MyLast Name make things too complicated? [more inside]
My friend is having a Bond-themed 25th and requires an appropriate and original Bond-girl double entendre for a name. Any good suggestions? [more inside]
Name my new (home) server! Witty is better, obviously. [more inside]
What do you call someone who hails from Hollywood. [more inside]
Need female russian authors with two syllable names. To name a dog. [more inside]
I need 9 quotes (I need 9 names Part II) [more inside]
I need 9 names. [more inside]
I have a list of a few hundred people involved with the school I am at this year, and I need to break the names into First, Middle, and Last Name. Is there a way to make excel go through a list of names and at any point where there is a character break (a space like this---> ) put the rest of the cell one over to the right?
I'm sitting in North Clairemont, San Diego, watching the fires pass by on the north, east and south. Why are all the street names in my neighborhood named after mountain peaks? [more inside]
What surnames would work well with a first name of "Dresden"? [more inside]
My odd to pronounce/gender-unusual name gives me lots of problems. How can I diplomatically solve all of them? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a common Italian surname? [more inside]
I'm posting this on behalf of a teacher friend of mine who wants your ideas: A university is developing an initiative in which pairs of professors, across disciplines, will meet up with small groups of first year students during their second semester to discuss themes of interest and promote intellectual engagement. These informal meetings will occur at least four times over a couple of months and can take place anywhere: in seminar rooms, in a dorm lounge, at a restaurant, at a professor's home, at an art gallery. So, what do we call these? [more inside]
Help us name our new Adult (porn) website!!!! Question inside due to graphic nature/language. Not for the easily offended. Thanks :) [more inside]
I'm about to launch a new business as a wedding photographer but I need your opinion on a name. You see, I like "Walljm Photography", but walljm isn't really a word. :) So the question is, if you were looking for a photographer, would the name "Walljm Photography" put you off? Or would it not matter? [more inside]
Really random question: My best friend is getting married to a man who happens to have the same last name... (no they are not related) Anyway, discussions turned to having kids and I came up with the (in my opinion) brilliant realization that she could have both a boy Jr. named after the dad and a girl Jr. named after her. So is this possible?? [more inside]
One of my .co.uk domain names does not appear to have auto-renewed with GoDaddy. The UK body for domain names, nominet, are mailing me by email and regular post to warn me about this and since this week, have sent a pro forma invoice (£94) so that I can directly renew my domain and save having it suspended... [more inside]
My fiance and I started wondering if two people with our same last names have ever been married before. [more inside]
LanguageFilter: Why does everyone spell Michael wrong (ie. put the e and the a the wrong way round)? [more inside]
How do I batch rename a group of files so that the new names are all odd numbers? [more inside]
This question was asked a long time ago with no successful answer. I'm wondering if, since the world of online video has exploded so much, it can be answered now. Is there an online video anywhere of the SNL skit with Nicolas Cage and Julia Sweeney trying to name their baby? The transcript is here. I have searched and searched and have come up empty handed. Anyone? [more inside]
How do I learn the names of plants and animals, particularly trees and birds? [more inside]
Help me coin a new word for… [more inside]
How do you pronounce the last name Vafai? I think that it is Iranian.
namemyrestaurantfilter: My husband and I have been planning on owning a restaurant for the last 15 years. Now that we are finally at the stage of getting incorporated, we can't come up with a name. [more inside]
Name my cats, AskMe! [more inside]
Cookie exchange in one hour! Need punny/clever name for my chocolate-covered peanut butter bars. The more political the better. [more inside]
Here's a NameFilter for you: I've just started a new podcast. It's a chat show, with a focus on intelligent humor. We're trying to give it a name. Any ideas? [more inside]
Help me come up with a catchy name for my campus' "Water Week." It will be happening in late January and will be a week dedicated to discussing issues in three areas: environment, accessibility, commodification. Speakers, an art exhibition, and movies are being planned. Bonus points for recommendations of films, special topics, general advice.
What is the best way to achieve a stable email address, one that is not at the mercy of merciless ISPs? Does one use a domain or would gmail or a similar service be better? If a domain is the answer what are the dos and don'ts, how much should one expect to pay, are there free ones and are domains really stable in the long run?
Help name a new Graphic Design studio! [more inside]
Could I copyright or trademark my full name and social security number and would that be an effective strategy in protecting my privacy and reducing unauthorized use of my personal information? [more inside]
I need famous people whose last names are synonyms of "goodbye." [more inside]
I'm looking for a list of adult film's that borrow part of their title from big name Hollywood movies. (Answers will probably be NSFW) [more inside]
Help me come up with creative team names involving rock music and computer terms. [more inside]
How do I add my mother's maiden name to mine? ( hyphen)? [more inside]
Van Allen Belts, Brownian Motion, Celsius... How do things get named after scientists? [more inside]
Help me find a quotation. I have a vague memory of a quote from a respected literary figure (perhaps Orwell) which states that the name given to a piece of legislation will always denote the opposite of the purpose of the legislation. In effect, the names of our laws are propaganda. The USA PATRIOT Act springs immediately to mind. Are you familiar with this alleged quote? Who said it and what did they say? Or did my drug-addled brain make the whole thing up?
Help name a drive through coffee shop... [more inside]
Yet another episode of the ever-popular Name That Website! I need a catchy, clever, cute (even punny) name for a website about dogs (and cats and horses and pets in general), photography and the internet. Help me hive mind, you're my only hope!
I'm establishing a site with a madeuppish name. I've got the .net and .org domains already, but somebody else . . . [more inside]
Met an Icelandic pixie in a bar; she disappeared in a puff of twinkly frost. I need you to help me spell her name. She went by "Anna" (so did her equally tall, equally blonde Icelandic friend!) but her full name was pronounced something like: Beern-Ana. Ok, so...who's got a clue as to how that's spelled? [more inside]
Suggestions on rollerderby names for guys? [more inside]
What's the story behind Indian (as in the country) last names that consist of a single letter? [more inside]
LanguageFilter: Cypriot. Cairene. Dubliner. These are beautiful, and I'd like more. Name some favourite or exotic words denoting city of origin or residence. And what is the word for this type of word? [more inside]
Dog names: My family just got two new puppies. They're both female and five months old, and both are rat terrier/ Jack Russell mixes. Anyone have some good names for little girl dogs? [more inside]