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How to name a company?

For those that been around me, you probably know that I’ve been struggling with finding a name for this startup. (And thanks to those who’ve tried to help) It’s sooo hard!

Your name is the thing you’re going to be known for forever. It has to be easy to remember and spell, sound like music from heaven, and have a cutesy story around it so it’ll look good in the headlines when you become super famous. And what’s more… it can’t already be a registered domain name. Impossible.

Megan at PartnerUp has a nice blog post about this.

But… no picks yet, still working on it. My whiteboard has been plastered with random words for quite a while now.

cartoon courtesy of Slap Upside the Head

4 responses to “How to name a company?

  1. tigerblog2 October 13, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Haha cool. Should try to kick off that company. Our world needs a bit more Hope right now.

  2. Elipzo.com October 1, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Just saw comment whislt searching for my domain name… I owned http://www.Elpizo.com so was funny to see it here…. Registered it a while back as it means “Hope” in greek and thought that would be a great little name for a company that never really kick off.

  3. tigerblog2 April 18, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Hahah! Too bad Elpizo.com is a taken by a Cricket club and Peez.com is asking for $4k… :)

  4. elpizo April 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    i’ll let you name your company after me for free. no need to buy naming rights from me :)

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