A fun project.

A close friend of mine is working on a project for work. He has been assigned the unique task of coming up with a standard procedure to provide code names for his company’s top-secret projects. I am certain that the MikeDiDonato.com reader base can come up with some absurdly fantastic methods of generating code names.

My ideas:

Bird of prey followed by a constellation: Eagle Orion
Currency followed by Greek or Roman God: Euro Zues
My name preceded by a word of praise: Awesome Mike D.
Peanuts Character preceded by a color: Green Lucy
X-men character followed by the word ‘boots’ : Cyclops boots
Cloud type followed by famous mathematician: Stratus Pythagoras

13 thoughts on “A fun project.

  • 4/20/2009 at 4:57 pm

    Oh… I think you should go to wikipedia and select “random article”

    Use the first word in the first two articles you get. Using this I got:

    Bongo Weathman
    Wolverhampton Doom
    Photochemical Swallow

  • 4/20/2009 at 5:05 pm

    In Dollhouse they use the NATO phonetic alphabet. So how about that followed by trees:
    Foxtrot Elm
    Zulu Evergreen
    Tango Birch
    Bravo Maple

  • 4/20/2009 at 5:10 pm

    I use that to name my hard drives. “Charlie” gets a lot of use.

  • 4/20/2009 at 6:03 pm

    I think the color with Peanuts character works exceptionally, but that’s too limited (how many Peanuts characters are there?). May I suggest an herb followed by a number:
    Rosemary Seven
    Basil Three
    Cumin Forty-Five

    If you tap into Indian spices, the list is infinite.

  • 4/20/2009 at 8:40 pm

    How about naming them after washed up 80s stars? That list is also infinite.

  • 4/21/2009 at 8:09 am

    Metric system prefix plus Muppet name
    e.g. Hecto Fozzy
    Nano Animal

  • 4/21/2009 at 10:06 am

    What about just a generic candy name.

    Project Butterscotch
    Project Toffee
    Project Starlight Mint
    Project Red Rope Licorice

    Its catchy, tasty and Secretive. Everyone wins! Except the diabetics.

  • 4/21/2009 at 10:48 am

    I like the Metal Gear Solid method of assigning code names, a color and an animal.
    At the Day Camp I used to work for I was known as Kevin “the White Fox” O’Brien.

    Purple Turtle
    Orange Swordfish
    Swamp Green Sasquash

  • 4/21/2009 at 2:18 pm

    NATO brevity codes all the way… especially Bogey dope

  • 4/21/2009 at 2:31 pm

    How about rhyming plant and animal names?
    Spruce Goose (obviously)
    Tare Hare
    Lilly Filly
    Peach Beech
    Flax Yak
    Kola Koala
    Madder Adder

  • 4/21/2009 at 2:43 pm

    Cumin Human
    Cyprus Brontosaurus


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