Tasteful Names

By Julie McDowall

Sarah tastes of grease, Donalds are rubber ducks dipped in vinegar... Julie McDowall has an unusual form of synaesthesia, which means that she can taste names. Want to know what yours tastes like? Now you can find out.

Rewards for this book are not available.

Sold out!

79 pledges

EARLY BIRD: Taste 1 name

Want to know what your name tastes of? Choose this level
29 pledges

EARLY BIRD: Taste 5 names

Do your friends taste of vinegary rubber ducks? Or perhaps they're gnomes filled with strawberry fondant. There's only one way to find out...Choose this level if you would like Julie to taste five names for you
2 pledges

EARLY BIRD: Taste with a friend

The unusual gift you never knew you wanted: get five names for yourself plus five names for your friend to choose

EARLY BIRD: buffet of names

Brighten up the dullest of meetings by telling everyone their name's taste. Also useful as a conversation starter at parties. Choose this level and Julie will taste 20-30 names for you

Recorded video

Up to 25 names in a short, recorded video.

EARLY BIRD: wedding - party

A veritable feast of names -- choose this level if you would like Julie to taste more than 50 names for you. There is no weirder wedding favour for your guests and no better way to get people to introduce themselves to one another at conferences, than for you to tell them their flavour and see what they think

Skype call

Julie will Skype live into your party/wedding/presentation/meeting for 15 minutes.


By day, Julie is a historian on nuclear threat and runs the podcast the Atomic Hobo. Support her work and she will offer you a Skype consultation/recording and up to 100 names, plus her eternal thanks

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take for my book to get dispatched?

For books in stock we usually dispatch orders within a few working days. You will receive a dispatch email when your order is on the way.

Where can I get my book delivered to?

We have temporarily stopped taking orders for published books going to EU destinations due to BREXIT restrictions, but we deliver to most other countries worldwide. Enter your delivery address during checkout and we'll display the shipping cost when we know where to send your book. If your country does not appear on the list we are not currently taking orders to that destination.

If I buy an ebook, when will I receive this?

Ebook files are sent via email after checkout, or you can download them from your Unbound account.

Where can I buy a copy if there's none available through the Unbound website?

The book should be available to order from most bookshops, or you can support your local bookshop online by ordering from bookshop.org.

Still have a question? Visit our Help Centre to find out more.