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Help me come up with a name!

I'll be developing small desktop utilities and applications - mainly Internet-aware and/or organizing applications. So, I'll also need to maintain a website to advertise and sell the products. Help me come up with a domain name.

ISee
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

www.imalazybastard.com

sheesh
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

http://www.sdua-mIaoa.com

CF
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

http://www.HelpMeComeUpWithADomainName.com

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

http://www.imsoinnovativeineedhelpnamingthings.com

(I'd buy software from you!)


Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Seriously, sorry if the above sounds a little harsh, but I think this is something that would be best done with people who know you better and--more importantly--people who know what your products actually are...


Wednesday, May 19, 2004

dont listen to them
all their links are fakes
try this instead:
www.gompuglobalhypermeganet.ca

steven tupid
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

dotslashdot.net  :)

fw
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

www.<yournamehere>utilities.com.

If it was good enough for Peter Norton, should be for you.

Bill Rushmore
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

>>If it was good enough for Peter Norton, should be for you.

And another good reason _not_ to use your name as part of your company name. If you ever want to sell the company, you're also going to be selling your name along with it.

There's also the psychological factor - if the company is failing, could you admit defeat if it had your name? or do the right things to correct problems? And what about if it did fail?

Many years ago (10+) there was an article in a programmer's tool catalog about starting your own software & consulting business written by someone who started one. His advice was to _not_ name it after yourself, mainly for the reasons I stated above.

Last time I was laid off, I considered starting my own company and did a bit of thinking about the name.  I think Joel did the right thing with Fog Creek (it's not SpolskySoft.com) - a relatively generic name that's still memorable. Fog Creek Software could do consulting (as it did) or write any type of packaged software without having to change its name.

RocketJeff
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

You need a name that's cutting edge, like Cutco, Edgecom... Interslice.

HJS
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

http://www.SnarkHunting.com - an interesting blog from a really good naming company (Igor), might be of interest.

JWA
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

clownpenis.fart. It's the only domain name left anyway.

sid6581
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

AskMyeYourNameHere2004.net

Or, courtesy of the fuckedcompany.com poll on "what name would be better than 'Monday' for a consulting company":

Surfactant
Montana
Puckered hoop
Shat
Fargus
Raper and Sons
Feeble
NimRod Consulting
CunchofBunts Consulting
WeBreakYou Consulting
HoldThisPowerPointWhileIReamYouSilly Consulting
MeetingsAhoy Consulting
Documentation10Product0 Consulting
Igneous
P
Sperm Whale
Bilabial Fricative
Odeous Scrunt
Strateger E
Dirty Sanchez
Scunt Corporation
Assfisture
Smegvartus LLP
Gamaroid
Norbert and Sons
Stinkyfinger
Spunkfish
Pubefelt
Robochicken
Sumprocket
napalm coffee jar
Fenge
Towbar Zealot
Haddock Biscuit
Hammer, Sponge and Crankarm

HTH,
Philo

Philo
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Whatever you do, avoid the annoying pseudo-scientific-or-something-sounding names like "solipsys", "empirix", "quantonix". What the hell is up with those, anyway...

GG
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Philo: I am laughing out loud in my cubicle and my co-workers think I'm an idiot.

offMyMeds
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

My vote goes to "Penetrode."

Jimmy Jo-jo
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Initech and Penitrode!!!!

Was there every really any question beyond those two?

offMyMeds
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Doh! Jimmy Jo beat me to it.

offMyMeds
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

www.utilatte.com :-)

Code Monkey
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Microsoft!

Bill Tomlinson
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

&#9616;&#9616;&#9616;&#9616;&#9616;&#9616;&#9616;.com

MilesArcher
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

well that didn't come out right!

MilesArcher
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

How about Wernham Hogg Computing.

Matthew Lock
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

How about TheOneYouLoved :)

The One You Loved (TOYL)
Thursday, May 20, 2004

FleeceMeNow.com?

Mr Jack
Thursday, May 20, 2004

I liked Joel's Dewey, Scruem and Howe, but that's a law firm.

Alex
Thursday, May 20, 2004

Cog Freek

nubby
Thursday, May 20, 2004

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