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Random name generator for Node.js

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Moniker

A random name generator for Node.js.

Synopsis

Moniker provides a default adjective/noun generator. Use it like this:

var Moniker = require('moniker');
console.log(Moniker.choose());
// Example output: murky-hands

You can also make a custom generator. Generators create random names using dictionaries. Moniker has built-in noun, verb, and adjective dictionaries, or you can add your own.

var Moniker = require('moniker');
var names = Moniker.generator([Moniker.adjective, Moniker.noun]);
console.log(names.choose());

Installation

Install Moniker using NPM:

npm install moniker

API

Generators

generator(dictionaries, options)

Create a new Generator. When a new name is generated, a word is chosen from each item in dictionaries in order.

Each dictionary may be a Dictionary instance, a string path to a file of words separated by spaces or newlines, or a function that should return a Dictionary when called.

The options are optional and are passed along to the new Generator and any new Dictionary. They default to:

{
  maxSize: undefined,
  encoding: 'utf-8',
  glue: '-'
}

Generator(options)

A name generator. Be sure to .use() some dictionaries afterward. Options may include:

{
  glue: '-'
}

generator.use(dictionary, options)

Add a new dictionary to this generator. When a new name is generated, a word is chosen from each dictionary in order.

The dictionary may be a Dictionary instance, a string path to a file of words separated by spaces or newlines, or a function that should return a Dictionary when called. The options are passed along to each newly-constructed Dictionary.

generator.choose()

Create a new name.

Dictionaries

adjective(options)

Create a Dictionary of using the builtin adjectives list.

noun(options)

Create a Dictionary of using the builtin noun list.

verb(options)

Create a Dictionary of using the builtin verb list.

read(path, options)

Create a Dictionary by reading words from a file. The file should be a list of words separated by spaces or newlines.

Dictionary()

A dictionary is a list of words.

dict.read(path, options)

Load words from path into this dictionary. Options default to:

{
  maxSize: undefined,
  encoding: 'utf-8',
}

Words larger than maxSize are ignored.

dict.choose()

Return a random word from this dictionary.

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