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The power of naming

I have always been terrible at naming things. Even when I have good ideas, which still happens once every blue moon or so, I can never come up with a decent name for them. Conversely, when I do name something, it often gets abandoned or remains uncompleted, which is why, of the five big projects I'm working on right now, only two have names. With the other three, I don't wanna risk it.

Here are some things I named but they never happened:

- "The Journal of Kryptonian Cultural Studies", sketch comedy group
- "Satan Death Fuck Penis Pierce", my illegitimate son
- "The Deconstructionist", my gimmick/name if I had become a professional wrestler
- "Modern Advertising", my latest band that did not actually come together
- "DragonKnow Comics", a comics company I was going to start
- "Hipsville", an abandoned novel, later an abandoned comic strip
- "Underthing's", the bar I was going to run

Yes, I know these are all terrible names. That's the point. This is also the point: what can I name/ruin for YOU?

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tx_cronopio
Jun. 18th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
I am very good at naming dogs. Alas, this skill has limited commercial applications.
roninspoon
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Please name my fear of reading proper nouns.
ludickid
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
It is called "haspatrophobia".
roninspoon
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
In high school a friend of mine saw a picture of a plasmodial slime mold in our biology text book. It was a terrible picture, but it inspired him. "I'm going to name my first born son Plasmodian! Plasmodian Slime Mold Lutey!"

I never figured out why he elected to use Plasmodian instead of Plasmodial.
faeriemuriel
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
It has a demonic "Asmodius" (sp per culture) ring to it.
faeriemuriel
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Name my novel I've been working on forever. It's a sci-fi/fantasy depending on how I've rewritten it this time, involving a bunch of slacker college students having to solve all the problems of an alternate world for some reason which also changes each rewrite.
ludickid
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
"Summer Project".
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calamityjon
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
I think it's time I get in schul. Please ruin my Hebrew name. Good luck.
ludickid
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yisroel "Budd" Milstein, they will call you.
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ludickid
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
You will die of autoconsumptive bruxism.
dreamweasel
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
My wife and I are expecting a baby in August. Please help us decide the name.
ludickid
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Hubert Horatio.
lightinchains
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
I want to open an Irish-themed Cross-dressing bar called "Shemanigans".

Mind you, I've been talking about it for well over a decade, so someone has probably beaten me to it by now.
hipsterdetritus
Jun. 18th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Name the cool-ass video store I plan on founding that only stays open because it rents weird out-of-print European crime dramas, Shaw Brothers kung-fu and Criterion DVDs that you can't get on Netflix.
ludickid
Jun. 18th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
"Smarmo Video".
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brandawg
Jun. 18th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
The high school that employs me could use a new mascot.
ludickid
Jun. 18th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
The Crab Sticks.
calamityjon
Jun. 18th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Please rename my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Something with a Latin Kings feel, if you'd be so kind.
ludickid
Jun. 18th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Jesus "El Bongo" Villalobos.
bassman42
Jun. 18th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Please name my new country band, which the other members want to call "whiskey gap". I have nothing against that name per se, but you may be able to come up with something worse.
ludickid
Jun. 18th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Rail Dogs.
apostatic_cling
Jun. 19th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
- "Satan Death Fuck Penis Pierce", my illegitimate son

Beats the living motherfuck out of "Sue"
apostatic_cling
Jun. 19th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
Please name the company that manufactures and distributes the Bruce Vilanch sex doll.
ludickid
Jun. 19th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
DisturboCrafts.
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