In this series, Iâ€™ve attempted to broaden the scope of potential names. Here are two more ways you might not have thought of, even though both have limited application.
Thereâ€™s a way to impart certain cultural suggestions or associations by using the first part of two-part proper names (ie: Mc, Mac, Oâ€™, Van, von, Dâ€™, Di, De, Del, Bel, San, La, Lâ€™) and hook them up with descriptive nouns like McNuggets, Oâ€™Cedar, MacFrugal.
Itâ€™s also worth exploring new lead-ins as if you were on staff at Paramount Studios dreaming up character names for the next Star Trek series: (RelTran, Bâ€™Yond, Gâ€™Wizz).Â
This second tip may be as much a graphic approach as it is a purely name-making activity. But you can create names that stand out with visual devices. When so-doing you must remember that your name may not be utilized in the method you would wish by press or referrers. Also, though it might be trademarkable as a graphic,Â a graphic nameÂ may not be available as a common word, nor will you be able to use a graphic device as a web site URL.
However, it is possible to incorporate devices such as hyphens, common symbols & punctuation(+,!), all lower case, underlined word parts, combined UPPERlower case, CapsINmiddle, pronunciation marks (Jelsâ€™-ema), two Differentfonts, Etc.
Though limited in application, either of these tips might stimulate your search for outside-the-can name candidates.