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    Band names ... with a twist

    We've all encountered the Band Name Generator in our online travels.

    Jason Cornell and the Windy City All-Stars
    The Ravenous Breeders
    Bob Johnson and the Bad Politics Group
    wookieefulcrum
    The Confederate Motor Orchestra
    Old-Time Poodle


    Good stuff indeed However, a few minutes ago, I came across the Random Bad Bluegrass Band Namer. Eastern Kentucky goodness with the click of a button!

    High Ridge Stringband
    Lonesome Divide Pals
    Big Grass Travellers
    Lost Valley Clan
    Rambling Ridge Billies


    If you're looking for just a boring new name, you can visit The US Name Generator. Call me John Gross now. If you're looking for something with a bit more spice, there's the Hindu Name Generator. You will very much kindly please touch the pick name button please, and kindly choose a new name please.

    Sukwar Inderrik
    Navinder Gursan
    Wardip Deepjit
    Warpreet Amarjit
    Warsuk Farnav


    Chet is an acronym for "Compressed Hierarchical Equipment Terminal". Guapo means "Gaussian Upgradable Automatic Port Object".

    Jesus commands you to visit this site!

    Brother Rex T. L'Impe
    Reverend Estus R. Cheatham
    Deacon Fulton Van Pirkle
    Reverend Royle R. Humbert
    Doctor Estus De Marrs


    The Tavern Name Generator is pretty cool.

    Murky Kelpie Inn
    Joyfull Heretic Lodge
    Running Champion Guesthouse
    Mystic Vixen Taproom
    Blue Hand Grogshop


    My Afghan Terrorst Name is Abu Yassir Fatti Fukki. My Utah Mormon name is CalDean Helamans Warrior.

    Next on the US military's agenda - Operation Unknown Uniform.

    Finally, there's the Da Reggae Name Generator, Ya, but you have to enter your real name to get a reggae name. I'm Mr. Roy.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    The obligatory followup, in a separate post because it's so special.

    My Rich White Republican Name is Donald "Taxes are Theft" Thomas.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    US name generator - Call me Bruce King, please - (finally I can become a professor at the University of Walamaloo )

    My acronyms stand for Micro-Electronic New Display Expansion Language or Joint Output Node or Job Disk Machine

    My Rich, White Replublican name is Donald "Cattleman's Code" McKenney
    Last edited by mendelman; 09 Jun 2004 at 2:45 PM.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    My Rich White Republican Name is Clayton "Jesus knows stock" Bruce. That is just weird.

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    Great stuff!

    US Name Generator - Wesley Zimmerman (ironic, since Wesley is actually the name Planner Groupie and I have chosen if our baby is a boy!)

    Evangelist Name - Pastor Royle "Bo" Skamm

    Afghan Terrorist - Mustafa Turban

    Utah Morman - Antrim Zeezrom Torston

    Reggae - Bredda Banton

    Rich Republican - Dwight "Shotgun" Thomas
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    The obligatory followup, in a separate post because it's so special.

    My Rich White Republican Name is Donald "Taxes are Theft" Thomas.
    Funny, I hit the generator and got El "AK-47 Tank" Guapo
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    Maybe some industrious programmer can come up with a fast food restaurant random name generator using the [food item] [structure] premise so instead of the mundane 'Pizza Hut' we end up with place names like 'Tofu Barn' or better yet the "Moo goo Gai Pan Mauseleum" ('say anyone feel like running down to the Moo Goo Gaipan mauseleum for some egg rolls?' - doesn't quite roll off the tongue)....hmmm naming Burger places after professions/titles seems to be another popular theme - like Burger King or Burger Chef...instead, how about Burger Magistrate or Burger Administrator. I feel a new chain coming on......
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    http://www.jesus21.com/img/ads/kitten.jpg

    Is this the origin of all kitten jokes?
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Maybe some industrious programmer can come up with a fast food restaurant random name generator using the [food item] [structure] premise so instead of the mundane 'Pizza Hut' we end up with place names like 'Tofu Barn' or better yet the "Moo goo Gai Pan Mauseleum"
    I think they do that with Chinese restaurants. I just call 'em all "Happy Lucky Jade China Panda Dragon Garden House Kitchen #8888" now.

    What is the "Cattleman's Code" anyhow?

    Oh ... Bill Clinton's female Republican name is Deborah "I Own 4,739 Guns" Robinson.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    What is the "Cattleman's Code" anyhow?
    system for classifying heffer udder sizes????

    or

    similar to the Super Friends Code??
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Click on the "find this page offensive?" link for the Hindu Name generator site.
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    My reggae name is, "Prince Ganja." It should be "King Ganja," damnit!
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    This is neat ... just a random name generator using US Census data, which allows you to select the obscurity of names

    Five common names

    1. Philip Chaffin
    2. David Tovar
    3. Paul Nevels
    4. Alan Kiely
    5. Jacob Kilburn

    Somewhat common

    1. Eduardo Stile
    2. Alejandro Vila
    3. Jackie Lemond
    4. Freddie Mckenrick
    5. Wendell Lastinger

    Not-so-common

    1. Rod Collini
    2. Fidel Balcitis
    3. Kendrick Craige
    4. Kendrick Graw
    5. Alvaro Ameigh

    Totally obscure

    1. Kristofer Goodgine
    2. Johnson Gerbs
    3. Leif Delcine
    4. Von Finkenbiner
    5. Hyman Korslund

    How would you put them to use? Imaginary professional names for your Sim City!

    Law firm:
    Chaffin, Tovar, Nevels, Kiely and Kilburn

    Architecture firm:
    goodgine gerbs delcine finkenbiner korslund
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    Got to love some of the US Military Operation Names. Some are VERY acurate to the agressive nature of how we name them!

    OPERATION:

    Smoldering Goat
    Endless Rain of Burning Death
    Smoldering Minister
    Cowboy Sucker Punch
    Legendary Strike
    Interjecting Liberty
    Brave Turban
    Turban-burnin' Badger
    Infuriated Scapegoat :-0
    Unpleasant Impact

    AND THE BEST ONE!

    Grab Your Ankles and Prepare for Our Hydra
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    Quote Originally posted by Duke Of Dystopia
    OPERATION: Grab Your Ankles and Prepare for Our Hydra
    How many times did you have to reload to get that one? A classic!

    Mine are boring by comparison.

    Operation You May Want to Stand Back From Our Tree Frog
    Operation Terrible Necktie
    Operation Overpriced Hummus
    Operation Eternal Jesus
    Operation Christian Imperialism
    Operation Aggravated Middle Class
    Operation Arab-killin' Preacher
    Operation Touchy Celebrities
    Operation God-fearing Republican Administration
    Operation Don't Piss off the Gecko
    Operation Prepare to Be Destroyed by Our Hatchet
    Operation Nuclear-tipped Foreign Policy
    Operation Bitter Quran
    Operation Narcoleptic Cleric
    Operation Sexually Ambiguous Bullet
    Operation Ejaculating Raptor
    Operation Leather Preacher
    Operation Don't Piss off the Girlfriend
    Operation Bowel-loosening Fatwa
    Operation Massive Snake
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    How many times did you have to reload to get that one? A classic!

    Mine are boring by comparison.[/i]
    Just got lucky I guess

    They seem to have a fixation on the rodent and weasel families

    In a side note, up until the point I left the service, all objective areas to be taken/captured were named after women. Ocassionaly, they were named after the wives of officers. Some of them did not like it very much when they heard that "Ellen has been PENETRATED".


    Operation Awe-inspiring Vengeance
    Operation ****ting Squirrel (insert phecal material in there)
    Operation Smouldering Mutual Fund
    Operation Humping Osama
    Operation Trigger-happy Soldier
    Operation Incredibly Expensive Diplomacy
    Operation Unleashed Iguana
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    I could create the Cleveland Suburb Name generator. Basically, it would take a name of one of the few Cleveland suburbs that doesn't have "Heights" or "Hills" as a suffix, or a geographic feature in the area, and just add "Heights" or "Hills" to it.

    Euclid Heights
    Mentor Heights
    Lyndhurst Heights
    Eastlake Heights
    Beachwood Heights
    Chagrin Hills
    Cedar Hills

    Doesn't that sound Cleveland-ly?

    What about Buffalo? Just slap together several Iroquois-sounding syllables. For Syracuse, a suburb would have to start with the letter "o", and include "ag" once or twice.

    I'd also like to create a Texas place name generator. There's a certain ring that real Texan place names have. I can't quite explain it. Consider the imaginary city of Arlen, Texas, where King of the Hill takes place. "Arlen" just has a certain Texan sound. "Arlen, North Carolina" or "Arlen, Michigan" don't sound right.

    Following are some random names off the top of my head that may or may not be cities or towns in Texas, but they certainly sound like they could be in Texas, and only Texas, to my ears.

    Borine
    Blayloch
    Culberson
    McNutt
    Hereford
    Lock n' Load
    Spur
    Burnett
    Buckshot
    General
    Reload
    Gus
    Schreckenbacker
    Hoss
    Ricochet
    Agua Muerto
    Hebert
    Buell
    Thirty Aught Six
    Charley
    Rex
    Pilsen
    Caliente Tanks
    Hawk n' Spit
    Arbach
    Schoop
    Drip Gap
    Burdine

    You could imagine some cowboy saying to you, without moving their mouth, "I live on FM 2543 in Borine." You don't imagine them saying "I live off of Northland Drive in Lakewood Heights." Why does "Clint" seem so perfect as the name of a community outside of El Paso, but seem so out-of-place if it was the name of a DC suburb?

    Lock n' Load, Texas? Definitely. Lock 'n Load, Ohio? Nope. Not even a Lock n' Load Heights outside of Cleveland.
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    Dan,

    A city and name generator would probably be pretty easy for the Chicago area.

    What you do is generate all the possible combinations of the following words:

    Oak
    Forest
    Lawn
    Hills
    Barrington
    Lakes
    Estates
    Park
    Brook
    Ville
    River
    Heights

    This is the way it is mostly out here - example - I live in Oak Park, which is next to River Forest and Forest Park :-P
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by Duke Of Dystopia
    Just got lucky I guess

    They seem to have a fixation on the rodent and weasel families

    In a side note, up until the point I left the service, all objective areas to be taken/captured were named after women. Ocassionaly, they were named after the wives of officers. Some of them did not like it very much when they heard that "Ellen has been PENETRATED".


    Operation Awe-inspiring Vengeance
    Operation ****ting Squirrel (insert phecal material in there)
    Operation Smouldering Mutual Fund
    Operation Humping Osama
    Operation Trigger-happy Soldier
    Operation Incredibly Expensive Diplomacy
    Operation Unleashed Iguana
    When in the private sector, I used to make fun of my Vice President:
    When he would leave work, I would announce "THE FOG IS LIFTING"
    hmm....maybe that's why I'm no longer in the private sector..... :-0
    He was a fun guy and took to the phrase and even began using it himself when he would leave....

    Others:
    The Eagle has Landed (when a well respected boss returns)
    The Chicken has Flown the Coop

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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    The Eagle has Landed (when a well respected boss returns)
    The Chicken has Flown the Coop
    Maybe we could start naming Alefests after military operations, using the name generator ...

    Toronto Alefest: Operation Midnight Ayatollah
    Wisconsin Alefest: Operation Livid Badger
    Chicago Alefest: Operation World-shaking Sweet Baby Jesus
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    Maybe we could start naming Alefests after military operations, using the name generator ...

    Toronto Alefest: Operation Midnight Ayatollah
    Wisconsin Alefest: Operation Livid Badger
    Chicago Alefest: Operation World-shaking Sweet Baby Jesus

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    Okay, I am thinking that the obvious angle has been missed:

    Laefest Dead Kittens
    Laefest Rumpy's Rampage
    Laefest D.o.D.s Own Home Brew
    Laefest Crash the Wedding of Nerudite and Elmo

    and other Cyburbia-culture specific themes.

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    Try out these name generators:

    http://www.ticqle.com/wired/play/bluesname.asp

    also available are:
    cereal name
    exotic name
    hillbilly name
    viking name
    Oddball
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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