Thinking from the point of view of an URL/Blog/Page Title. I wish to say A list of things or My list of things.

I am not sure whether Dingeliste is accurate and concise at the same time. Another word that my limited German vocabulary tells me is MeinerDingeList

Does this sound natural to a german speaker? Is the capitalisation proper?

EDIT: I have posted the Camel Case usage, because I want to register and share the URL. Its easier to remember Camel Casing, hence the reason.

Thank you.

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    Could you be a bit more specific? (Would "A list of things" be your page title? + What are you listing?) "Thing" is not entirely equivalent to "Ding".
    – user6191
    Commented Jul 27, 2014 at 13:39
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    Both variants are utterly unnatural. And no, camel case is not proper capitalization in German, or any language for that matter. Anyway, a native speaker would say "Meine Sachen". As a title for a blog, "Meine Siebensachen" could be even better. But as others have said, it is not clear what you are really after, so it's next to impossible to make good suggestions. We can't even so much as say if you really mean Dinge, Sachen or Zeug.
    – RegDwight
    Commented Jul 27, 2014 at 18:53
  • @Carlster I was just trying create a blog with a list of things. You know, list of things people do stuck in traffic, list of things people do in a particular TV series, and so on. Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 2:03
  • @RegDwight I have commented above, my exact reason for the name. Also, I will make an edit regarding the Camel Casing. Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 2:05
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    Note that for things you'd do you would not use "Dinge" but "Sachen". "Dinge" are always objects, while "Sachen" are more general: "Was machst du schon wieder für Sachen?", "35 Sachen bei Schwerelosigkeit zu machen"
    – celtschk
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 9:09

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As @marstato already mentioned, your suggestions do not sound natural and like @RegDwight mentioned camel case is not proper capitalization in German (unless we write source code).

And I don't think that an unspecific "Liste meiner Dinge" is a good choice for a title or headline.

If you mean a list with the top 10 reasons for a specific topic then you could build a specific headline like "Die 10 (besten) Gründe für/weshalb/warum [your topic]". This is not concise but this is how it is mostly done to have an interesting title.

EDIT: Now we know it should be a more or less short term used for only one subdomain name regardless of any topic. I don't think that we have a good short term in German that implies your "list of things". So I advice just a lowercase version of Sammelsurium = "sammelsurium.yourdomain.com" (mingle-mangle, similar to "Kram" or "Mischmasch"), because it sounds better than "Dinge", "Sachen" or "Liste" or any combinations of these, but it's unfortunately still unspecific and not the same as your english term.

  • I have made an edit regarding the reason behind opting for Camel Casing. Thanks for replying! Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 2:06
  • I think Sammelsurium is a really good term for this.
    – marstato
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 18:24
  • "it's unfortunately still unspecific and not the same as your english term" - arguably, a "list of things" isn't infinitely less unspecific in English, either. Commented Mar 31, 2017 at 13:08

Dingeliste does not sound really natural. Meiner Dinge List would mean something like "the smartness of my things" which misses the point (and is rather oldspoken).

I would go with Liste meiner Dinge or, if the fact that your content is a list is not important with Meine Dinge.

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    Imho, your examples do not fit the scope anymore (specified in the comments above).
    – user6191
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 10:53
  • I agree, @hellcodes answer is more appropriate.
    – marstato
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 18:27
  • You can still improve your answer!
    – user6191
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 18:36

While being an old question, I would like to add the following:

  1. "Liste meiner Dinge" is pointing a German more to physical things you own, not you or people ususually do.

  2. Concerned an URL, camel casing is absolutely not wrong IMHO, because it makes reading easier. But it makes writing error-prone, so make sure to have the same url with only lower casing :-)

  3. I would have gone with "Verrückte Verhaltensweisen", "Verrückte Dinge, die wir tun" or something similar.

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