Who would have guessed that http://www.no-name-yet.com would lead to http://ubuntulinux.org now? That is a good “working URL” (like one has “working titles”). I noticed no-name-yet.com when I visited http://www.no-name-yet.com/patches/ .
The Hindi word for anonymous (or literally “the one without a name”) – Anamika (A = No + nam = Name + ika = “qualifier meaning ‘the one’ (or something of that sort)”, always sounds good to me, whenever I hear it. Wouldn’t it be nice to name your kid “Anamika”, now? The hypothetical kid could then be called “Ann” or “Anna” in the U.S.
How many of you know that I had a nickname “Cash” during my undergrad days, fairly popular among my friends? “Cash” is a shorter version of “Carthik Sharma” in case you’re wondering. I hesitate to say, “You can call me Cash” in the U.S. only because it seems to make folks believe I made it up, and ’cause I hate it when people adopt a new nickname after they get here, like the many “Zhang”s who become “Shawn” and “Rajendar”s who become “Roger”s.
By the way, why are almost all the Indians who work at gas stations called “Nick”? I may know the answer, since in one particular gas-station they only had two name tags, and both said “Nick”, and whoever’s working the shift would just pin it on, regardless of what their real names were. But why “Nick” everywhere? Why not “Jack”? I am thinking that maybe all the Indian gas dealers of Central Florida got together and worked out a bargain deal for 100 pieces of identical name tags or something.