Visit Finland Wants to Give You a New Finnish Name | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

The VisitFinland website was included as one of the 20 best designed tourism websites in our spotlight last year. It has also produced one-off projects like the Laplication, an iOS app that brings a virtual Northern Lights to users iPhones and iPads (see video below).

Inspired by the Travoltify name generator that made light of John Travolta’s Oscar-night flub, Visit Finland is giving users a chance to Finnify their names with the Finngenerator web-based app.

Users tell the app their gender, type in their name, and hit ‘Generate.’ The result says: “The generator has spoken. From now on you are called Ohto Järvi,” or whatever a user’s name generates. It is followed by a description of each word — in this case “Ohto — A bear, king of the forest” and “Järvi – Lake". 


Via Julien Dos Reis Pedro