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!
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.
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.
Doing a web2.0 start-up? Don’t sweat over the name
Flickr, tumblr, zoho - all taken up? Find more!
Another one! - This one checks domain availability too. sweet.
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!
Play Civ3? Want a name for your new city?
Buttercanter Gate up the Snotty, Wiltshire
Old Chippingbeck, Shropshire
Dorkstrathsack in the Gloaming, Somerset
Game name generators
Ruby Law V
Star: Ghost of the Interstellar Air
Unnamed Peace XI
Surf Saxophone of Dog Poo
Minuet of Skunky Beer
Bathroom Break of Stubbed Toes
Intelligent Kangaroo Park
Spectacular Dentist All-Stars
Master Chief’s Fantasy Rocket
Name your dream gadget!
Computerized Golfing Zapperion
Configurable Electromagnetic Lithowhiner
Name a corporation or government
Boyd Science Logistics Holdings
Estrada Medical Transportation
Gold Informational Solutions
Ancient Imperial Unity
Dominion of States
Provincial Authority of Territories
Name the pub
The tenrec & indian
The boa constrictor & bar
The kudu & deal
The serval & guide
Cook up a research topic for your thesis :) !
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!
Cook up some colors
I am sure there are many more around the web that I missed. If you find anything interesting, comment about it!