Nom de Plume redux

A few years back this posting about a random name generator was well-received among technical writers. It seems we're always in need of a fabricated name for use in documentation, and if your company doesn't provide a defined list of lawyer-approved (and politically correct) names, you might draw a blank when you need a name other than that of your dog, loved one, or favorite poet.

Corban Works' Fake Name Generator looks to be a very handy tool. Not only does it create a random name, it generates a fictional address, phone number, birthday, mother's maiden name, and credit card number. All randomly generated, but each piece is logically correct so you can use it with program that validate input for correctness. This service goes far beyond the earlier name generator and is certain to prove very handy.

Thanks for the link, BoingBoing.

Posted: June 22, 2006 link to this item, Tweet this item, respond to this item