Finding the right name ↦
If you listened to our GitHub Sponsors episode, you know how much I love sweating the details on a name. I’m not the only one. In this insightful post, Chris Bowler shares some of his struggles with the matter:
When working on a new idea, the hardest part for me is figuring out a name and how to talk about the idea overall. Even when the idea is solid and there is interest or demand for it, even when I can articulate the problem it will solve, I often struggle to find a name.
He then gives five exercises he goes through when picking a name, which I heartily endorse (even though I don’t practice all five).
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Figuring out a good name is even harder when you take into consideration free domains and social network names/logins.
Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.
100%! I hate it when I finally come up with the perfect name for a thing and there is no available TLD for it. One tool I use which helps find decent domain hacks is Domainr.