What’s more fun than coming up with coined words, especially if you are pairing off some of your friends? A coined nickname can be the start of something deeper in a budding romance, or it could be the symbol of the perfect pairing of two people who are in love, whether it is a lasting one or just right this moment. You could call it a coined word. To give it more class, you can call it a portmanteau. While it’s fantastic if you can come up with a coined name yourself for your friends, you could use a couple name generator for the very purpose of finding a name that sounds cool, smooth and unique as well as remarkable.
If you are quite new to it, then remember the couple names that media people call high-profile celebrity couples such as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez way back when they were an item and labeled as “Bennifer.” There’s also Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes who were called “TomKat” and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie whose moniker became “Brangelina.” The Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn affair resulted in them being called “Vinnifer” while the short affair of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline gave birth to “Spederline.”
According to linguist and University of Austin-Texas professor Joshua Gunn, the staying power of nickname, especially for celebrities, is due to it being cute and something that sells.
Available Name-Coining Applications
There are several couple name generator applications that are available today, whether online or downloadable applications that you can install on your tablet or android phones. The intuitive application only needs your name and the name of your significant other and the application will provide you with a suggested couple name. But somehow, the nicknames that will be generated by these applications may not be to your liking.
Do not take it seriously
Although there are some names that truly go well together, you should also accept that other names do not go well with each other. Some regular or standard names simply cannot be turned into a couple name, unless the result is something you are happy with. For example the name Agnes and Michael when passed through a name generator resulted in “Agnhael” or “Michnes.” Ed and Dodie combined becomes “Dodd,” which is fine, whereas Lolita and Joseph create “Loleph” or “Josita.” Would you settle for the couple name “Anthline” if you are Anthony and your partner is Madeline? If you reverse the order of entry in the name generator, these two names become “Madehony,” which is more awkward than Anthline. Paul and Arianna are beautiful names, but when you generate a couple name, they become “Paana” or “Araiul.”
While it is easy to use applications such as a name generator, this is not the only tool you can use to come up with a wonderful couple nickname. For sure, Brangelina was coined not with the use of a computer application, since the program’s suggestion was “Bradina” as the couple name for Brad and Angelina while it was “Benfer” for Ben and Jennifer. If you think hard enough and do it the long and traditional way using pen and paper, you will soon come up with a better name for a couple that will be much to your liking. For example, Paul and Arianna could be “Paurianna” or “Paulianna” or maybe “Paunna,” if you want to be intriguing.
Having a couple name is fun and could be a mark of your being in sync with each other and your good relationship, but do not take it as a “be-all” and “end-all” since there are circumstances beyond your control that could affect your relationship.