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Benny Powers 🇮🇱🇨🇦 • Edited

I'm the one on my office that gets asked for naming help. Most of my co-workers are not native English speakers, and my mom is a school teacher, so it's in my blood.

I usually start by ask questions:

What's the business case (or who are the users)

What is the data?

What transformations are you doing?

Who are the consumers?

Then I throw out the most specific name I can muster, and usually at that point someone thinks if a new answer to the above questions that we have thought of yet. Rinse and repeat until everyone is, if not satisfied, then willing to compromise.