Fake Name Generator
UPDATE: Here are the latest updates (Including Canadian and Australian addresses!)
My fake name generator is somewhat up and running. Very very rough draft. But it works!
- First and last name
- Valid city, state, and zip code
- Telephone number with area code/prefix that match the generated city
- Mother’s maiden name
Working on adding in valid full addresses, but that is a lot tougher. There aren’t really any random address generators out there. Well, there are, but they don’t give you a random VALID address, which is important if the website you are using it at validates it using the USPS system.
Check it out: http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/
Some possible uses:
- Signing up for paid offers (like affiliate programs that pay for leads) or those annoying free iPod pyramid schemes. If it doesn’t require you to actually get something shipped to you, then a real looking fake name/address from another state can be real useful.
- Pseudonym to use as your online identity to avoid companies from seeing your colorful past. If you use an “unused” name, then it will be very easy to search for everything related to yourself using Google.
- Load it (or a couple) into a form filler to quickly fill out junk mail forms. Very useful if they want you to refer 5 friends or whatever.
- Fake websites to promote your own website. Work at least the city/state into it somewhere and it looks like people from all over the country are raving about your *insert something cool here*. Of course, thats a lot more work than I’d be willing to do. Maybe if I generate an XML API like someone suggested, it could be done automatically… Hmmm…
- Sweepstakes site that is used to gather names/emails to sell. Use the fake names/addresses as the people who “win” your sweepstakes.
- Umm. Thats it really. Not sure what else you’d use it for. Guess there are a lot of illegitimate uses… Oh well…
- Added street address generation. Doesn’t always validate because it is just using common street names, but better than nothing. Validation coming soon!
- Added female/male selection.
- Added saved identities.
- Added middle initial. Weighted middle initial coming soon!
- Added weighted first and last names. This means that “Smith” should appear MUCH MUCH MUCH more often than something like “Abdulmuniem”. Hopefully this gives names that are more usable.