Name Games
November 22, 2011 3:37 PM   Subscribe

Why leave name choosing to the whim of marketing consultants, grandparents and significant others? Wordoid will name your company or designer drug so as to sound natural in a range of languages. Wordmixer and Company-Name-Generator may help too. Babynamegenie will conjure up a tag for your offspring. This dog name generator accounts for your pet's size and physique. FakenameGenerator (see previously) will surround you with credible sounding friends and colleagues. Thenameinspector blog may be able to help with find something unique.
posted by rongorongo (36 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also possibly of interest: The NPR Name Generator and the Hobbit Name Generator.

Why yes, I am a bit of a geek. What tipped you off?
posted by smirkette at 3:42 PM on November 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I need a Taiko Song Name Generator. "Katsugi Boogie" is my current contender...
posted by Foosnark at 3:42 PM on November 22, 2011


The dog name generator suggested "Deth" for my dog.

That would go over real well at the dog park.
posted by ambrosia at 3:42 PM on November 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure where the Dog Name Generator is based, but I'd consider it unwise to name my black dog "Spade" here in Tennessee.
posted by workerant at 3:43 PM on November 22, 2011


the Dog Name Generator is completely ridiculous!!
posted by supermedusa at 3:45 PM on November 22, 2011


the dog name generator sucks....
posted by tomswift at 3:47 PM on November 22, 2011


I look forward to linking to these in AskMe questions.

Lilly? I'm not going to name a boy dog Lilly.
posted by box at 3:52 PM on November 22, 2011


I use Rinkworks Fantasy Name Generator quite often.
posted by The otter lady at 3:57 PM on November 22, 2011


I need a name for my band.
posted by monospace at 4:03 PM on November 22, 2011


Here's mine!
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:23 PM on November 22, 2011


That baby name genie is pretty terrible.
posted by asnider at 4:38 PM on November 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Big Boy" is a very bad name suggestion for a female dog, Dog Name Generator.
posted by maryr at 4:48 PM on November 22, 2011


I'd consider it unwise to name my black dog "Spade" here in Tennessee.

...why? does it have some racial meaning?
posted by Mars Saxman at 4:56 PM on November 22, 2011


...Actually, I don't think I'd name any dog Spade. It'd be like naming one Newturd.
posted by maryr at 4:57 PM on November 22, 2011


Thanks! Bought a new domain that I couldn't believe was available via a wordoid search. I mean, now I have to put something up there, but it is a very nice name.

These sites could end up being very expensive...
posted by sciatica at 5:01 PM on November 22, 2011




Mars, In parts of the US, there are some people who *say* spade, when what they mean is *nigger*. It is derogatory, and would be entirely inappropriate to name a dog that in those areas.
posted by dejah420 at 5:18 PM on November 22, 2011


So, apparently, the best name for a white dog is "Clorox".
posted by adso at 5:31 PM on November 22, 2011


Must .. restrain .. from .. self-linking ..

I may or may not run a site that hosts over fifteen thousand name generators (via a tool that lets people make their own). It's oddly popular among Indonesian teenage girls.
posted by bwerdmuller at 5:41 PM on November 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bwerdmuller, self-linking is a ban-hammer offense in a FPP, but as a rule, if you have hosted content that is relevant to the topic at hand, and you disclaim by noting that it's a self-link, then it's usually not an issue. So please show us your many generators, don't leave me hanging, dude!
posted by dejah420 at 5:44 PM on November 22, 2011


Behold its magnificence (although be aware that this particular thing hasn't been updated since like 2003).
posted by bwerdmuller at 5:48 PM on November 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


The FakeNameGenerator looks massively useful for tech writing.
posted by immlass at 5:51 PM on November 22, 2011


The first three results I got from the baby name generator:

Cason Joseph [lastname]
Justice Gunner [lastname]
Ulises Ezekiel [lastname]

....no.
posted by ZaphodB at 6:27 PM on November 22, 2011


BabyZoink! generates some gems as well.
posted by wherever, whatever at 6:40 PM on November 22, 2011


I love the NameFinder at the Baby Name Wizard site and the Nymbler generator for this sort of thing.
posted by monkeys with typewriters at 7:17 PM on November 22, 2011


Small, brown female dog...Woody. After my eyebrows shot up, I thought about it and laughed a little at the the brown/ wood connection, sorta like naming a brown dog "Stick." It would be different.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:41 PM on November 22, 2011


The first three results I got from the baby name generator:

Mine are similarly awful. First two for a boy:
  • Jonathan Ryder
  • Gabriel Elmer
First two for a girl:
  • Samara Roselyn
  • Carmen Jewel
Maybe I'm just really picky, but I would not use any of those names.
posted by asnider at 9:07 PM on November 22, 2011


Cason Joseph [lastname]
Justice Gunner [lastname]
Ulises Ezekiel [lastname]

....no.


What are you talking about? JUSTICE GUNNER IS AWESOME.
posted by axiom at 9:07 PM on November 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's not much but the Cute Nickname Generator will do exactly what is says it will do
posted by hubs at 9:37 PM on November 22, 2011


there are some people who *say* spade...(it) would be entirely inappropriate to name a dog that in those areas.

If had a second dog named Diamond, or maybe Archer, I think you could do this and it would work out alright. Otherwise, yeah.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 2:50 AM on November 23, 2011


"Chubsey" and "Maximus" are actually quite good names for my fat yellow male dogs.
posted by Cocodrillo at 3:29 AM on November 23, 2011


My first result off the FakeName Generator was Ruth Victory, which isn't that convincing. The second was a more plausible name but the address was 1394 Dancing Dove Way in New York City. Ah, the celebrated streets of New York: Colombus Avenue, Wall Street, Broadway and Dancing Dove Way.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:18 AM on November 23, 2011


Doesn't the name 'columbus' derive from the Latin for 'dove'? I can't help you with the 'dancing' though.
posted by benito.strauss at 5:46 AM on November 23, 2011


Via the fake name generator I have developed a long-distance crush on Kateřina Brázdilová, who lives at 92 Shannon Way, Chiddingstone Causeway
posted by benito.strauss at 5:52 AM on November 23, 2011


a site that hosts over fifteen thousand name generators (via a tool that lets people make their own)

That's nothing. I know a site that hosts over 15 million name generator generators (via a tool that supports infinite recursion).
posted by DU at 7:13 AM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I know a site that hosts over 15 million name generator generators

This is starting to sound like Java programming.
posted by benito.strauss at 1:53 PM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


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