How to generate domain names, place names … product names ?


One of the trickiest and enjoyable parts of starting something new (be it a website, project, band) is naming it! Sometimes a good name can be quite elusive and cause more than the deserved share of brain ache. Here is a list of automated services around the internet that will help you get name suggestions.

Let us name a domain!

domain tools
http://www.domaintools.com/

DomainTools takes a concept as input and comes up with domain name suggestions. Let us say you are starting a website about “Vacations in Mexico”. Go to their website and type in “Mexico Vacations” in the text box and click on the button to get suggestions.

Domain name suggestions for “Mexico Vacations”

MexicoFreeTours.com
GreatMexicoTrips.com
MexicoGreatBreaks.com
MyMexTrips.com
FunMexVacations.com

Not bad at all. I like GreatMexicoTrips.com.

Another tool out there is Noemata Domain name generator. This one gives random domain name suggestions. Not very impressive.

kawlant.com
phobolapa.com
jupidox.com
nitrurth.com

Doing a web2.0 start-up? Don’t sweat over the name

Flickr, tumblr, zoho – all taken up? Find more!

The Web2.0 name generator

Gedel
Eavu
Plamba
Trilith
Zooveo


Another Web2.0 name generator

65pages
inclicks
type17
bubbledesks

Another one! – This one checks domain availability too. sweet.

Skiplounge
Mivee

Web2.0 buzz generator

2.0 is the new New. It’s all changing. Label what defies categorization. “ASL” is geezer speak. Podcasts. The words aren’t what they were. Clear that. Hack it. Faster. Faster! Float this. Roll your own roll-your-own. MSM just doesn’t get it. Always be launching. The buzz is loud and clear. You need someone who gets it. On-demand streams. Splog is an aggregate noun. We are on the brink of a new age. This will change everything. We’re about what Web 2.0 is about. Single. Word. Sentences! News clouds. An AJAX-driven GUI. Cry out, blogosphere! This is newer media. The new is old. Tag me. We shall transcend borders. Clustering. It’s all about community. Social is the new push. Folksonomy.

Starting a band? Check out the band name generator

B.A.N.G – Band automatic name generator!
Subtle Alphabet
Uncommon Elasticity
Notorious Sand
Crass Ink

Play Civ3? Want a name for your new city?

The place name generator

Agea
Byzernova
Genesini
Mercentia
Myruaror

The fantasy place name generator

Aldmeadow
Blacklake
Southshore
Wildecoast
Witchmead

The British town name generator

Cuddleballabridge, Cambridgeshire
Buttercanter Gate up the Snotty, Wiltshire
Old Chippingbeck, Shropshire
Dorkstrathsack in the Gloaming, Somerset

Game name generators

RPG Name Generator

Gilder’s Airship
Ruby Law V
Sad Guardian
Star: Ghost of the Interstellar Air
Unnamed Peace XI

The Ultimate game name generator

Aqua Badger
Nuclear Dazzler

Castlevania – game name generator

Surf Saxophone of Dog Poo
Minuet of Skunky Beer
Bathroom Break of Stubbed Toes

The Video game name generator

Intelligent Kangaroo Park
Spectacular Dentist All-Stars
Master Chief’s Fantasy Rocket

Character name generator

Ageroth
Cheon
Hagiti
Roddareld

Name your dream gadget!

Wacky gadget name generator

Atomic Chronostinker
Computerized Golfing Zapperion
Configurable Barfer
Configurable Electromagnetic Lithowhiner
Dimension Whiner

Name a corporation or government

Corporation name generator

Boyd Science Logistics Holdings
Cosmotechnics
Estrada Medical Transportation
Genetics Cosmosystems
Gold Informational Solutions

Government generator

Ancient Imperial Unity
Constitutional Brotherhood
Dominion of States
Provincial Authority of Territories

Name the pub

Pub name generator

The tenrec & indian
The boa constrictor & bar
The kudu & deal
The serval & guide

Cook up a research topic for your thesis :) !

A research topic generator!

A virtual high-speed agent embedded in a collaborative digital interface
An active mobile display embedded in a meta-level programmable solution
A high-level logical preprocessor related to an interactive concurrent theorem prover
A responsive high-speed preprocessor applied to an active proxy network

Throw some insults around!

An insult generator

Sneezefinger
Muckfoot
Bumface
Wadface

People names!

Greek names

Turatia
Dodius
Struinaus
Kymius

Japanese names

Omira
Ayuro
Ekochiyu
Hetamuri

Cook up some colors

Color name generator

Cobalt Mesa
French Latte
Slate
Southern Maroon
Swirl Purple

I am sure there are many more around the web that I missed. If you find anything interesting, comment about it!

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2 Comments

  1. Excellent list! Mashable should really cover this one… makes me feel I am browsing a post at their site :-) ! Good job prashanth!

    Cheers!

    Posted April 6, 2008 at 5:38 pm | Permalink
  2. Thanks (for the digg too) ! Enjoy!

    Posted April 6, 2008 at 8:14 pm | Permalink