Woot posted a link to their blog yesterday about how to find your NPR name, much like the routine for finding your porn name. My porn name, by the way, would just be Bowser. That was the name of my first dog, and the road I lived on didn't have a name until just about the time I left for college. If I were to use the closest road with a name, it would be Bowser 341. Maybe I'd be a star in the robot porn world. Even if I went with the second pet, the one I actually remember, my name would suck. Pam Collie doesn't even sound like they'd be in the right end of the transaction.
Anyway, back to the NPR name. It would still suck for me. My middle initial is "P" and my first name is, of course, Jacob. That leaves me with either Japcob or Jacpob for the first name. I get a little better with the surname. Both of the smallest foreign towns I remember visiting have Polynesian names. I have been in the international airport on Tonga near the capital Nukuʻalofa, but I don't know if sitting in the two-room airport terminal while the jet refuels really counts as having visited. Besides, Tongatapu (the island on which Nuku'alofa is found) makes a better surname. Instead, I probably have to settle for Rotorua, a town in New Zealand. I actually did visit this town and spent the night there.
Still, Japcob Rotorua just sounds like gibberish. Does this work for anyone besides the two people mentioned in the original blog post?