This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
If you want a variable number of String that can be located by names made up on the fly, I suggest you look into the "collections" API in the java.util package. Specifically the various Map implementations. Bill