Archive for the 'Names in the Wild' Category

Before the financial unpleasantness of recent years, and the attendant collapse in the housing market, developers were throwing up cheap condos all over Seattle trying to accommodate /capitalize on the growing population. Now you see these condos everywhere, and most are hurting for tenants. One building that has caught The Name Inspector’s eye is right [...]

On a recent flight to San Francisco, The Name Inspector was seated, by coincidence, right across the aisle from an acquaintance. On the return flight, he was moved from an aisle to a middle seat to accommodate a family, and found himself right next to the same guy. Weird. Anyway, the two had ample time [...]

The Name Inspector was fortunate to have had the opportunity to help Zulily come up with their name. In case you haven’t checked it out, Zulily specializes in daily deals for moms, babies, and kids. The company offers amazing bargains and inspires great enthusiasm among its customers. The name Zulily, while odd to some, is loved [...]

(The Name Inspector used to do this as a semi-regular feature, and then stopped. He’s going to try reviving it for a while, but this time, with words!) While strolling down 1st Ave in Seattle, The Name Inspector was struck by the name of this cafe. Inside there were displays of what looked like traditional [...]

A fun way to spend a rainy hour in Seattle is to browse in Uwajimaya, a huge Asian supermarket in the International District (which locals call “the ID”). There you can see products that, from a mainland American point of view (at least this mainland American point of view), are pretty exotic. Things like durian-flavored [...]

[tags]sonic boom, sonic boom records, records, record stores, capitol hill, seattle[/tags]

[tags]area 51, area51, furniture, home furnishings, capitol hill, seattle[/tags]

[tags]victrola, coffee, cafe, coffeehouse, sign, signs, capitol-hill, capitolhill, seattle[/tags]

[tags]watering kissmint, wateringkissmint, gum, chewing gum, chewinggum, uwajimaya, seattle[/tags]

[tags]liberty, liberty bar, libertybar, the name liberty, bars, signs, Seattle[/tags]

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