The search for names these days is mostly a web-based exercise, as there are dozens of sites which specialize in names; popular names, historically popular names, unusual names, even made-up names.
For Mac users who have a need for names but don’t want to browse through a few dozen websites and be slapped in the face with ads, promotions, and offers to take your email address and keep it safe and secure until the next cloud break in, there’s Roster; a free Mac app which lets you create names with just a few clicks.
Even if you don’t need a name, Roster is fun to use. Not only can you select from a variety of gender specific names, it’s easy to mix and match; add multiple middle names, for example.
Roster isn’t limited to generating a single name at a time, either. Select the number of names to generate (hundreds or more), and click Generate List, and Roster spits out a long list of names. That’s good for choosing names, but also good if you’re creating a dummy list of names to test out a spreadsheet or database or contact list.
Select a Gender from the menu, then make a few other selections and you get, well, more names. Roster is cool but not altogether creative in the age where unique names are all the rage, but it’s free, and it’s fun to use.