Category Archives: Visualization

Namificationology just got serious

Originally published Oct 13, 2014 The Name Inspector might seem a tad obsessed with company names that end with the -ify suffix (like Spotify). Last year he released a chart showing the crazy growth of this naming fad. And now here he is with … Continue reading

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Naming fad visualized: Did Spotify start it?

Originally published Jul 26, 2013 Back in 2011 The Name Inspector wrote a post about the proliferation of startup names that make creative use of the suffix -ify, such as Spotify. At the time he deemed the trend “disturbifying”, identifying about a dozen … Continue reading

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Meet Nordy, the plush toy designed by Wittgenstein!

Originally published jun 22, 2009 Not so long ago, The Name Inspector’s younger son got his first pair of shoes at Nordstrom. As a little lagniappe, he also got a plush toy named Nordy, whose head is shown on the right … Continue reading

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Name visualization: The phonetic name list

Originally published Jun 22, 2007 As many of you know, The Name Inspector includes special phonetic representationsalong with his name analyses. He’s always considered these to be not only graphically interesting, but also useful as visualization tools. Even if you aren’t … Continue reading

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The Name Inspector as a graph

Originally published May 8, 2007 This has nothing to do with naming, but it’s gorgeous: The Name Inspector website depicted as a graph, created by Sala’s app. Thanks to swissmiss for the tip.

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