It’s always a hassle for me if I ever create some personalised samples using XMPie. You always need sample data to use, so do you try and copy-past and create some samples, or try and find some? Most of the times I end up creating a few records and then copy-and-pasting hundreds of times!

Well, I stumbled across today. With 26 languages and 22 countries, the Fake Name Generator is the most advanced name generator that I have come across – and it’s FREE. It will generate names, addresses, social security numbers, credit card numbers, occupations, UPS tracking numbers for any number of recipients – all in a few minutes. Arriving nicely as a CSV zipped file in your inbox. Marvelous!

If you want to jump straight in and order (for free) in bulk then visit

The days of joe Bloggs turning up in my samples (999 times!) are long gone now.