This script will randomly generate hostnames by picking words from the provided word list. The pool of words comes from Oren Tirosh's mnemonic encoding project.
Just run the script and provide the number of hostnames you'd like to generate:
$ ./genhost 4 romeo.example.com holiday.example.com jester.example.com spiral.example.com
All of those words will automatically be commented out in the word list
and thus removed from the pool of future names. If a hostname has the
potential to be confusing based on technical jargon (like
email.example.com), simply ignore it and generate a replacement.
For collaboration purposes, don't forget to commit the updated word list back to a shared Git repository so names do not get reused:
$ git add wordlist $ git commit $ git push