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I am sure that asking a question such as 'What should I name my programming language?' is going to be too broad and opinion-based. But if someone had a more specific question about naming a programming language such as 'Is <name> too similar to any existing programming languages?' could such questions be accepted?

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    $\begingroup$ Possibly such questions could address the Googleability of language names $\endgroup$
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    $\begingroup$ Recent example of this - languagedesign.stackexchange.com/questions/1098/… I feel we correctly closed it because the answer was so obviously no. but perhaps it wasn't so obvious to the asker. $\endgroup$ Commented May 26, 2023 at 2:35

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Close as Opinion Based

This site is about the design and implementation of languages. It's not about marketing a language. It's not about SEO or search-ability of a language. All of that is out-of-scope here. Unless the name of your language has a genuine impact on the design of it, it's not on topic (and in 99% of cases, the design of your language determines the name, not the other way around).

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  • $\begingroup$ There is a fine line between marketing and SEO which can be self serving and community building $\endgroup$ Commented May 17, 2023 at 23:19
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Naming things is hard.

Advice about picking names for parts of a language should certainly be accepted. For example this is called an "affine" type.

If we accept questions about community building (which I'm not sure is settled yet), then it suggests questions like how to go about picking a name for a language should be accepted.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure if this is the kind of granularity of naming that the question here is asking about. The question here seems to be just about naming the language(s) (?) $\endgroup$
    – starball
    Commented May 22, 2023 at 9:45

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