Category Archives: Announcements

The Name Inspector is writing a book!

Originally published May 6, 2009 The Name Inspector is pleased to make an announcement: After months of arduous book proposal writing and revising, he’s landed a book deal with W.W. Norton. Norton is the largest American book publisher not owned by … Continue reading

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President Obama

Originally published Nov 5, 2008 The Name Inspector likes the sound of that.

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Follow The Name Inspector on Twitter

Originally published Jun 13, 2008 Sometimes The Name Inspector has little passing thoughts that never amount to blog posts, so he’s decided to try this “Twitter” thing all the kids are talking about. Follow him at http://twitter.com/name_inspector. And no, he … Continue reading

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The Name Inspector interviewed in Seattlest

Originally published Jul 2, 2007 James Callan over at Seattlest has posted an interview with The Name Inspector–or rather, with the fellow behind The Name Inspector.

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The Name Inspector mentioned on NPR affiliate KPBS

Originally published Jun 13, 2007 The Name Inspector is pleased and flattered to have been mentioned by lexicographer Grant Barrett on his radio show “A Way with Words“, produced by NPR affiliate station KPBS in San Diego. Here’s a link to the podcast. … Continue reading

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Promotional miscellany: Consulting and BizJam

Originally published May 3, 2007 Some of you have sent email or left comments asking for advice about how to name your company. The Name Inspector hopes you understand that it takes work to come up with good suggestions, and … Continue reading

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Reminder: Ignite tonight!

Originally published Apr 5, 2007 Seattleites: Don’t forget to come to the Capitol Hill Arts Center tonight for Ignite Seattle!. The Make Magazine paper airplane event starts at 6:30, and the 5-minute talks start at 8:30 (the second round starts at … Continue reading

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The Name Inspector at Ignite Seattle!

Originally published Mar 28, 2007 Residents of the Seattle area, have you been to Ignite Seattle!? (Please note that The Name Inspector is not loose with his exclamation points–that one is part of the name Ignite Seattle!.) The third one is happening … Continue reading

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Introducing The Name Inspector

We all eat and breathe company names and brand names. They occupy an ever-expanding space in our cultural environment. As the most carefully designed additions to the popular vocabulary, they are literary miniatures: nanopoems. They influence us, annoy us, and … Continue reading

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