What’s in a Name?

We have names for everything, labels that help us identify each other, each thing, and each place. But there’s more to names than just a simple word.

The Alias Collective – http://worldzone.net/art/alternika/alias/aliascollection.html

Mainly designed for use by roleplayers, authors, and period re-creationists, this site hopes to focus on the individual and unusual, on names not normally found in other name database websites. This site contains names sorted into pagan and mythological sections, name generators, and more.

NameNerds – http://www.namenerds.com/

A site for all those who love names, who are looking for names, or just for anyone who’s got a name. A resource for those looking for names for babies, boats, cats, dogs, or anything else that needs a name.

Forms of Address – http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001618.html

The titles we use, and how to use them; everything from the simple Sir to the complex Cardinal.

Who Named It – http://www.whonamedit.com/

And then, of course, there are all those things that have names that we wonder about the origins of, who named it, and why.

What’s In A Name – http://www.rogerdarlington.co.uk/useofnames.html

A very informative piece on the varying use of first and family names in different countries and cultures.

Country Name Etymologies – http://www.fact-index.com/l/li/list_of_country_name_etymologies.html

Ever wonder where your country, or that of another, got its name? This site can help you figure out the origins.

Minerals By Name – http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/byname.htm

Rocks and minerals and their names, in alphabetical order, each linked to a nice little page of information about each mineral. Very handy and interesting little page.