Exchanging our names gives us a sort of familiarity and we become comfortable for further communication

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Most of the common names are easy to pronounce but the uncommon names are not pronounced properly since they are either long or complicated to interpret. The pronunciation of names varies with geographical location or even within the states of a country. A person in the USA may not pronounce an Asian person’s name and vice versa. This may sometimes lead to name shaming too. Pronouncing a person’s name wrong is the last thing you want to do. If there is nothing in a name, then why we are annoyed when somebody misspells or mispronounces your name? Just because we are very much possessive about our name as it’s our only first identity in the society.


PS: I posted the following comment to Ashish’s post earlier today (it has yet to be approved):

Hi Ashish 🙂

Excellent post — I plan to “review” it later today. 😀

Note that (in many languages) “noun” seems to be related to “name” — I think maybe the Latin root is something like “nomen” (but I know very little about Latin 😉 ) .. for example, in the English, there’s a word “nomenclature” that basically refers to names.

I have been working in the field of natural language search for the most of my life now. I distinguish between “rational” concepts (words) and “irrational” concepts (names) … for example IMHO “Google” is an irrational concept. You can read more about this here:


🙂 Norbert

The state name ‘Alaska’ is derived from the Aleut word Alyeska, which means “great land”

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Ideally you want your business name to reflect the business, right? Well…I know you see a disconnect here. So…what to do? Well, first I guess I’ll admit to making a mistake. Yep, we all make them. Second, I guess I’ll just live with it for awhile. I’m sure there are those who are thinking I should “rebrand”, any maybe I will in the future. I still want to honour my home while working to honour those who serve. So for now, I’m gonna stay the course.


I chose the name LESS FOR NOW because I’m hoping that if I decrease the time spent on things that aren’t making me happy now, I will have more happiness later

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I will document my journey as I attempt to spend less, eat less, stress less and be more in the moment. I will decrease the things that don’t matter so I can make more room for the things that do. I will do something that moms aren’t usually very good at and I will attempt to put the oxygen mask on myself first for a change. That sounds selfish doesn’t it? But can I really be my best self for my family if I don’t put the oxygen mask on first? Mom guilt…add that to the list of things to have less of going forward.


The name came to me in that moment of frustration when I realized I would never be satisfied with my artwork

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I now choose to release my artwork out into the world and never give it a second thought. The attention span of a goldfish is 7 seconds, and I will only allow myself 7 seconds to critique a finished piece. After that I move on.


Salty & Sweet — Insights & Feedback

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Last week we discussed User Names so it follows quite naturally that we should be talking about Blog Titles this time.


Dr. Tanya is raising more questions related to my specialty (I am what is known in academia as an “information scientist” — a very basic description would be: specialists & experts in making information easily accessible for humans; I could go into far more detail, but that should be good enough for the purposes of this post / Dr Tanya’s extended questionnaire).

First, for Dr. Tanya to consider for next week: In my opinion, this is by no means the end of the line. She could perhaps even extend her line of thinking indefinitely, perhaps starting with blog post titles, domain names, tag names, category names, the use of HTML meta “keywords”, etc. (image names? heading names? …? )

In this vein, I would like to refer to an article I wrote a while back about the relationship between content and containers: Introduction to Rational Media: Content vs. Container (news.blog).

The quick & easy takeaway from that article specifically for Dr. Tanya’s questions is: you do not need to limit yourself to writing in only one context — you can liberate yourself and write with reference to many contexts! In order to do that, you will need to identify (and name) each context.

The universe is big — and there is definitely no shortage of contexts!

Note that you can also share one context among many people. If / When you do so, you form a community of (shared) context.