Tag: names

Giving a chair a good name

If you have ever had the qualified joy of wandering lost through the cavernous corridors of an Ikea superstore, you may have wondered whether the seemingly random naming convention actually conceals a hidden logic.  As it turns out, it does.  This fascinating article

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Need a name?

We know many staff and students enjoy a bit of creative writing, but sometimes it can be difficult to come up with names for characters – particularly from other cultures. This tool is very useful for a number of different

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London Surnames

This map, produced by a researcher at the UCL Department of Geography, shows the 15 most frequent surnames in each of 983 geographic units across Greater London. It’s facsinating to see how the most popular surnames seem to cluster together. http://names.mappinglondon.co.uk/

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Akinator

Thanks to A for sending in this interesting game which will attempt to guess the name of anyone you can think of. http://us.akinator.com/# It’s suprisingly good and learns as it goes.  See if you can stump it.

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Names and archives and all…

Following on from the visit to the National Archives at Kew last week, TOTD was ‘filing’ info on a newly ‘discovered’ great-great-great grandfather only to notice a certificate of baptism from 25 years ago this very day.  To mark the occasion

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Name Days

Here in the UK we don’t ‘do’ Name Days, but I’m reliably informed that in other parts of Europe they can be bigger than birthdays. You may be able to find yours here: http://www.happynameday.com/ Happy Name Day.

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Turn your name into a face

It’s been a while since we’ve had anything that’s just plain weird.  This must count: http://turnyournameintoaface.com/

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Elijah

In celebration of the birth of a nephew for one us here at TOTD, here are some URLs to Elijah’s of one sort or another: The Biblical prophet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elijah http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05381b.htm Mendelssohn’s Oratorio: http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Elijah%2C_Op._70_%28Felix_Mendelssohn%29 The Geek Guide weblog from Elijah Wright:

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