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English translation: 2. When selecting the name for our novel method of text input we considered several reasons

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English term or phrase:When selecting the name of/for (?)
English translation:2. When selecting the name for our novel method of text input we considered several reasons
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20:07 Feb 19, 2007
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Tech/Engineering - Computers (general) / input of characters with mobile phone keypad
English term or phrase: When selecting the name of/for (?)
Dear Friends, I have two questions concerning the sentence recited below.

One question is if I should say "When selecting the name of" or "When selecting the name for" in this context? Or the both variants are ok ?

The second question is which of the two variants sounds "more English" - please do not suggest any further improvements - just vote

Thank you !


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1. When selecting the name of/for our novel method of text input we proceded from several premises.

2. When selecting the name of/for our novel method of text input we considered several reasons.
Alexander Onishko
Local time: 17:50
2. When selecting the name for our novel method of text input we considered several reasons
Explanation:
2. When selecting the name for our novel method of text input we considered several reasons (options)
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airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 11:50
Grading comment
many thanks for everyone !
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +132. When selecting the name for our novel method of text input we considered several reasons
airmailrpl


  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +13
when selecting the name of/for (?)
2. When selecting the name for our novel method of text input we considered several reasons


Explanation:
2. When selecting the name for our novel method of text input we considered several reasons (options)

airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 11:50
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
many thanks for everyone !

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nesrin: "...selecting A name FOR" sounds most natural IMO ("a" rather than "the")
5 mins
  -> thank you

agree  Tony M: It certainly isn't the only thing that could be made to sound "more English"!
7 mins
  -> thank you

agree  Robert Fox: Name 'of' suggests something already decided (What's the name of your project?) - name 'for' is more open (Have you chosen a name for your new baby?) 'Reasons' is not the right word here.
11 mins
  -> thank you

agree  RHELLER: for (here) = for the purpose of
15 mins
  -> thank you

agree  Cristina Santos
19 mins
  -> thank you

agree  Tim Jenkins
25 mins
  -> thank you

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
41 mins
  -> thank you

agree  Ken Cox: And with Nesrin and Tony, but we're not supposed to make these comments.
51 mins
  -> thank you

agree  Sophia Finos
1 hr
  -> thank you

agree  Els Spin
2 hrs
  -> thank you

agree  Erich Ekoputra
7 hrs
  -> thank you

agree  Chris Rowson: yes, and that "considered ... reasons" doesn´t seem right, either
13 hrs
  -> thank you

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
1 day11 mins
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