If "Ooze News could be a title for my website about slime molds," I can say:
Ooze News is a potential title for my website about slime molds.
If "Janet wants to be a pilot," I can say:
Janet is a wannabe pilot.
(There are other connotations to the word "wannabe," but let's ignore that.)
Potential is an adjective, but as the example shows, it modifies the noun in kind of an odd way: while a good pilot is a pilot, a potential pilot is not a pilot. I'm not sure what part of speech wannabe is in the above sentence, but in any case, in this construction it modifies the noun in a similar way.
There are also other noun modifiers that work like this, such as former [noun] or future [noun].
I'm curious if there's one that would express the meaning of the following:
- "Ooze News should be the title for my website about slime molds."
- "Janet should be a pilot."
This word would have to be able to fill in the blanks in the following sentences:
Ooze News is a ____ title for my website about slime molds.
Janet is a ____ pilot.
I've considered the following options:
- "Recommended" and "suggested" both imply a person doing the recommending or suggesting, which is not an implication I want.
- "Advisable" is closer, but still has a bit of the same problem.
- "Necessary" doesn't mean the right thing.
Also, none of the above seems quite right when applied to a personal noun, like "pilot": "advisable pilot"? "necessary pilot"?
Of course, it's easy to rephrase these sentences in a way that gets the meaning. But I'm curious if there's any adjective or other noun modifier with this meaning in English.