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September 02, 2009

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For Rick's team and anyone helping with naming, here's a great resource I've used and recommended several times.

http://www.igorinternational.com/process/igor-naming-guide.pdf

I quite frequently come up with general business names I like. This usually results in me registering the associated domain name which makes my wife very happy :)

Rick, happy to opine :)


PS., got a typo on the survey, "Please a name you'd use for a software company".

Jay,
Thanks, fixed...

Rick

Rick, if you want to play name games, try using backslang. For example, call your company Trevoc, or read backwards it is Covert, which may be a great name for your very secretive venture. Don't confuse this with a palindrome - stop v pots - which may piss off the english majors.

yup, participated and I like this Doodle app too!

:-)

Jim

Here's an amusing idea from fiction - use adwords as a test run... http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robinsloan/robin-writes-a-book-and-you-get-a-copy/posts/1210

I do names and it's hard- virtually everything is taken and there is no point if you can't get the dot com domain and the trademark, especially for a software company. I like the backwards technique, also a word and a number a la '37signals'. Easy to pronounce, remember and protect- the critical conditions for choosing a name.

Ok, so which name won? Or better yet what name did you pick?

Software is now so broad a category as to be meaningless. It's kind of like naming a "food" company when what you sell is foie gras. Yummy Foods probably won't cut it.

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