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Feudalism, Capitalism,...X-ism

Help me coin a new word for… [more inside]
posted by MarshallPoe on May 1, 2007 - 28 answers

How do you pronounce Vafai?

How do you pronounce the last name Vafai? I think that it is Iranian.
posted by ND¢ on Feb 12, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me name our restaurant something other than "The Restaurant"

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]
posted by saffry on Dec 20, 2006 - 100 answers

Name my cats!

Name my cats, AskMe! [more inside]
posted by corvine on Dec 19, 2006 - 67 answers

What do I call my cookies?

Cookie exchange in one hour! Need punny/clever name for my chocolate-covered peanut butter bars. The more political the better. [more inside]
posted by ilikecookies on Dec 18, 2006 - 15 answers

Name that podcast.

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]
posted by YoungAmerican on Dec 8, 2006 - 27 answers

Aqua Sevenday?

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.
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 29, 2006 - 16 answers

Stable email address?

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?
posted by flummox on Nov 28, 2006 - 23 answers

Help name a new Graphic Design studio!

Help name a new Graphic Design studio! [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Nov 20, 2006 - 32 answers

Data Mineing

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]
posted by Xurando on Nov 13, 2006 - 16 answers

Need last names that are synonyms for goodbye.

I need famous people whose last names are synonyms of "goodbye." [more inside]
posted by matkline on Nov 11, 2006 - 32 answers

Shaving Ryan's Privates

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]
posted by dead_ on Oct 13, 2006 - 54 answers

Clever team names combining rock music and computers!

Help me come up with creative team names involving rock music and computer terms. [more inside]
posted by Diva Despina on Oct 11, 2006 - 33 answers

How to add a last name with a hyphen

How do I add my mother's maiden name to mine? ( hyphen)? [more inside]
posted by Meemer on Oct 7, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I get the Ookseer Principle?

Van Allen Belts, Brownian Motion, Celsius... How do things get named after scientists? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Sep 27, 2006 - 10 answers

An Act of Propaganda

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?
posted by oncogenesis on Sep 21, 2006 - 3 answers

Name that Coffee Shop!

Help name a drive through coffee shop... [more inside]
posted by blackkar on Sep 18, 2006 - 91 answers

Name Yet Another Website

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!
posted by biscotti on Sep 6, 2006 - 27 answers

Dear Sir: Please send me your domain name

I'm establishing a site with a madeuppish name. I've got the .net and .org domains already, but somebody else . . . [more inside]
posted by Kibbutz on Aug 31, 2006 - 10 answers

What's in an Icelandic sprite's name

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]
posted by snortlebort on Aug 31, 2006 - 15 answers

HIS rollerderby names

Suggestions on rollerderby names for guys? [more inside]
posted by ab3 on Aug 28, 2006 - 23 answers

Single Letter Indian Surnames

What's the story behind Indian (as in the country) last names that consist of a single letter? [more inside]
posted by mmascolino on Aug 18, 2006 - 13 answers

Words for where you're from

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]
posted by poweredbybeard on Aug 8, 2006 - 76 answers

Help name our new puppies!

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]
posted by MadamM on Aug 5, 2006 - 38 answers

Sick of thinking of baby names! Help!

Help my wife and I pick a middle name for our daughter [more inside]
posted by tbrowne76 on Aug 3, 2006 - 55 answers

eBay Username Filter

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 - 5 answers

Help name a retro-style burger joint in Georgia!

Help name a new burger restaurant in Georgia! [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jul 14, 2006 - 61 answers

Help coming up with a name for my dessert company...

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 - 59 answers

Is there a term fo when people go by a single name?

Is there a term for when people go by a single name like Madonna or Cher? [more inside]
posted by Cochise on Jul 12, 2006 - 22 answers

Help name our conference rooms

Help me find related names for our three conference rooms. [more inside]
posted by j on Jun 22, 2006 - 66 answers

Punny dog names

Giacomo Poochini, Rover Cleveland, Rutherford B. Bays, Billie Howliday... [more inside]
posted by hindmost on Jun 19, 2006 - 51 answers

What's a Good Middle Name for a Girl That Meshes With "Moonbeam" and "Rainbow"?

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 - 90 answers

Stpwbjrklq!

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 - 36 answers

What should my volleyball team be named?

Help me name my (soon-to-be-ex, I fervently hope) volleyball team. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Apr 27, 2006 - 23 answers

How can I graciously remind someone of my name?

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 - 20 answers

foo bar baz; alice bob mallory; aphla ateb

foo bar baz [1, 2]; alice bob mallory [3]; aphla ateb [4] [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke on Apr 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Self-hosting For Fun And Profit

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 - 16 answers

Need examples of typographical mosaics

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 - 11 answers

What should I name my hypothetical children?

What should I name my hypothetical children? [more inside]
posted by jrengreen on Mar 30, 2006 - 78 answers

Why won't WMP tell me the CD track names?

Windows Media Player: How do I get CD track names? [more inside]
posted by luneray on Mar 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Help Name a Website

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 - 14 answers

Name some name songs.

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 - 70 answers

I, III, III??

Question about proper name suffixes. [more inside]
posted by RDNZL on Feb 2, 2006 - 27 answers

Matrimonyugh

I have a fun idea for a snarky blog, but I have one legality question and one name question. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Jan 26, 2006 - 38 answers

Selling domain names

I need to sell a good domain name for the highest price - fast. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Jan 14, 2006 - 13 answers

Should it stay or should it go?

Is it weird to keep your married name after you split? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle on Jan 8, 2006 - 40 answers

You can call me Al -- as long as it's legal

What does "your legal name" really mean? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jan 6, 2006 - 27 answers

Cities that have changed their names

Have any U.S. cities (or cities elsewhere) ever changed their name out of embarrassment? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Dec 29, 2005 - 41 answers

I need songs with the name "Alex" (or Alexander) in the title.

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 - 19 answers

Joseph Smith-Johnson-Williams-Jones

What happens when two people with hyphenated last-names marry? [more inside]
posted by JZig on Dec 21, 2005 - 30 answers

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