Tip: Try the names of friends, pets, celebrities, and fictional characters
About This Website
It was 1998 when I got interested in creating a personal web page as a hobby to kill time. I eventually registered a domain name for it. A few years passed by and I saw the domain as an expense and let the website to fade away in cyberspace. More than a decade has passed and I got back the original website that I let go in the past. I also managed to find an archive file of my original program to generate an acrostic name poem. Back then, I wrote the original program in Perl and it uses a flat file to store the database.
The new website – Names.org – uses PHP and MySQL combo. I also managed to get a new database for the actual meaning of several names. In fact, it has 22,300 records on it. This is great. I did not stop there though. I looked around and found an even bigger database with more than 5 million records – the Social Security Administration public records. This is going to be fun!