I have a date field named "Initial Forecast Date" and I need another date field that represents when the user entered "Initial Forecast Date". What would be the most appropriate name for this field?

I've come up with a few:

  • Initial Forecast Date Timestamp (except I only want to show the date, no time)
  • Initial Forecast Date-stamp
  • Initial Forecast Date Set Date
  • Initial Forecast Set Date
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because naming things (especially programming things) is explicitly off-topic, according to the help center.
    – Hellion
    Jan 25, 2016 at 16:26
  • I apologize, you are correct.
    – user444723
    Jan 25, 2016 at 18:21
  • (Though I certainly do sympathize with your plight!)
    – Hellion
    Jan 25, 2016 at 18:41
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because StackOverflow would be the best place to ask this, as you can get a more relevant answer from a UI expert.
    – Dog Lover
    Jan 28, 2016 at 2:15

1 Answer 1


Since some field is usually "modified" from its initial state, you can use

  • Modified Forecast Date

Otherwise, I propose:

  • Inputted Forecast Date (you will probably cringe, but OED (see verb form) has an entry. Use it at your own risk. See related EL&U question)

  • Entered Forecast Date (signifies the user has entered the date)

  • Forecast Date Set sounds good as well

  • Thanks, I think I will go with "Initial Forecast Date Set/Entered On". Now I'm debating between "Set" or Entered".
    – user444723
    Jan 25, 2016 at 18:22

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