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October 26, 2008 11:58 PM   Subscribe

Turn your name into a face is a tool that creates icon-style faces based on your name. It is an example of an Identicon, automatically generated avatars that serve a security purpose. Another cool example is Monster ID, which each name creates a unique monster.
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posted by brundlefly at 12:06 AM on October 27, 2008


Would you trust this man to lead your country?!
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:25 AM on October 27, 2008 [6 favorites]


I don't know if I would say it is the same as an Identicon.

It seems to me that I could probably reverse engineer your name from the face.

It's clear that the first letter simply chooses a base face, which further letters then modify. It also seems that these modifications are the same across different base faces.
posted by mr dodo at 12:26 AM on October 27, 2008


My god! I have no eyes! Or no mouth and some kind of weird animal nose!

I like this guy with a third eye in his forehead, though.
posted by equalpants at 12:31 AM on October 27, 2008


I guess you're screwed if your name is "Your Name."
posted by Rhaomi at 12:42 AM on October 27, 2008


Just in time.
posted by Mitheral at 12:43 AM on October 27, 2008




Vote For Me, she says, oh sure.
It works, dang./
posted by alicesshoe at 1:35 AM on October 27, 2008


Ha! i'm the 5th member of KISS...rad!
posted by sexyrobot at 1:47 AM on October 27, 2008


I'll file this in the category of things I did not expect. Followed by this. I like the Identicons better. It seems like these as identifiers would lead to strange, unfounded, unconscious assumptions. Plus, identicons are pretty.
posted by zlopid at 2:07 AM on October 27, 2008


Andre the Giant works out pretty well.
posted by 0xFCAF at 2:10 AM on October 27, 2008


I'm kinda hot, in an androgynous J-pop sort of way.

This guy has apparently done enough cocaine to cause his entire nose to explode.

And this... well I don't have words.
posted by rokusan at 2:13 AM on October 27, 2008


LOL, my wife looks like a bulldog ... she's in fact very cute, but surely acts like a bulldog some times :)
posted by SocialChili at 2:36 AM on October 27, 2008


Percival is way cooler than Percy.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:45 AM on October 27, 2008


ALL YOUR FACE ARE BELONG TO US

I was playing with this last night. Kinda squicked me out.
posted by not_on_display at 4:18 AM on October 27, 2008


Sarah Palin's other eye is off watching Russia.
posted by mandal at 4:21 AM on October 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ashley Todd sans "B"
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 4:39 AM on October 27, 2008


sexyrobot, I think everyone comes out looking a bit, well, metal.
posted by scruss at 5:00 AM on October 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


Some of these are wildly appropriate, and some are wildly inappropriate. But why does it never generate women?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:21 AM on October 27, 2008


It actually looks a little like me.
posted by jonmc at 5:23 AM on October 27, 2008


Wow, mine looks alot like me. Bald head and goatee.
posted by jlowen at 5:58 AM on October 27, 2008


I look like Shaggy from Scooby Doo. Or maybe the lead singer of Incubus. If I add my middle name, though, I turn into a bald Cyclops with a Fu Manchu, which anybody would have to admit is a lot more interesting.
posted by penduluum at 5:59 AM on October 27, 2008


Don't mess with the Jesus.
posted by rory at 6:22 AM on October 27, 2008


Holy cow, jonmc for the win!
posted by notsnot at 6:44 AM on October 27, 2008


My full name is an angry butch clown. How do you generate a more female looking avatar? :P
posted by Phalene at 6:50 AM on October 27, 2008


One way to get flawless eyelashes.
posted by gummi at 6:57 AM on October 27, 2008


For an analog option, try this:

Take a child's initials, then ask them what they want to be when they grow up. Then starting with the initials draw a caricature showing them in their chosen profession. It was done every weekday afternoon on Chicago television in the late 60's by the great Bill Jackson, host of BJ and Dirty Dragon..
posted by timsteil at 6:59 AM on October 27, 2008


I tried my name, and it came up with someone who looked like Bananaman. Then I changed my first name to the variant spelling (one letter difference) and got a 1978 San Fran gay barfly.

My boyfriend, meanwhile, is a woman.
posted by mippy at 7:03 AM on October 27, 2008


I can't really relate to mine.
posted by orange swan at 7:13 AM on October 27, 2008


I rented a movie called "BJ and Dirty Dragon" once, but....

Oh never mind.
posted by rokusan at 8:06 AM on October 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


Have some sympathy....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:14 AM on October 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


bonobothegreat worked out perfectly
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:33 AM on October 27, 2008


I am a robot!
posted by casarkos at 8:41 AM on October 27, 2008




Remember, back in high school, how Hitler, Sherlock Holmes, and Basil Fawlty picked on Brangelina?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:11 AM on October 27, 2008




My real name is so jaw-droppingly like how I used to draw myself in High School that I'm afraid to show it.
posted by The Whelk at 9:18 AM on October 27, 2008


and my full name is how I look now!

Guys, I'm scared.
posted by The Whelk at 9:20 AM on October 27, 2008


It actually looks a little like me.

It looks more like ThePinkSuperhero.
posted by cmgonzalez at 10:17 AM on October 27, 2008


Zappa.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:30 AM on October 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


Why does either variation of Samizdata include antenna?
posted by Samizdata at 10:38 AM on October 27, 2008


Can't be working right. Dick Cheney looks like a thug.
posted by rtha at 10:52 AM on October 27, 2008


Bwahahahahahaha!

Sorry, that just seemed appropriate.
posted by effwerd at 11:56 AM on October 27, 2008


For some reason the vast majority of the faces look masculine. :P Annoying. I finally managed to generate a granny-looking face on my 8th or 9th try.

(oh right, there are no women on the Internet.)

Anyway, it's a cute idea.
posted by wintersweet at 12:06 PM on October 27, 2008


Mine looks like someone who would wait around outside your house with the intent of doing nefarious and probably criminal things under the cover of night.

So I guess we'll call this art imitating life or something.
posted by quin at 12:16 PM on October 27, 2008


Seems to be mainly male faces for female names.
Marilyn Monroe
Anne Hathaway
Angelina Jolie
posted by Rashomon at 1:59 PM on October 27, 2008


Just call me Iron-jaw me3dia.
posted by me3dia at 2:10 PM on October 27, 2008


Obama and Biden are both little green antennaed aliens. McCain and Palin are both thugs.
posted by dirty lies at 2:53 PM on October 27, 2008


My MeFi user number. I shouldaq picked the handle "Dolemite"
posted by not_on_display at 3:55 PM on October 27, 2008


My username looks like a bald guy with a soul patch. My real name looks like a character from Gil Thorp.
posted by brundlefly at 4:40 PM on October 27, 2008


This is awesome, but I wish there was an API. :(
posted by reishus at 5:20 PM on October 27, 2008


Okay, this is completely creepy. It looks almost exactly like me, right down to the Lennon specs. I have a goatee, not just a handlebar mustache, but other than that, it's spot on. You can look at my userpic to verify.
posted by deusdiabolus at 5:52 PM on October 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


I look like one of the Gorillaz.
posted by robotot at 10:14 PM on October 27, 2008


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