“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.”
– Woody Allen
Excellent sentiments Mr. Konigsberg, but while the latter is still not possible, living longer through your work is the only option. I guess having your genes passed on via your offspring is another way but I digress. In my hankering for Internet fame I have produced some pieces of code that could prove to be useful to somebody if not exactly bring the plaudits flooding in from outside the niche that is the web development community. But what to call them? A funky and self-describing name would be excellent. I got excited when I named a holding
div “papoose” the other week for goodness sake!
We’re back to kids again. You don’t want to burden them with a name that they’ll be mocked because of for the rest of their lives – unlike Brad and Angelina (Shiloh Pitt? Ever hear of a Spoonerism guys?) or the parents of the unfortunate people I keep finding in my new game.
In trying to find a good name I hit my bookshelves and of course, the Internet. Classical mythology, astronomy, the anatomy of the brain, philosophy, Latin and Yiddish among others. Some ideas are just pretentious (Latin), some have worrying backgrounds (mythology) and some just sound plain stupid. I’m not sure what I’m looking for exactly but if nothing else, I picked up some good pieces of random trivia.