When to Change Your Name Because of Current Events

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The gammadion cross is an ancient religious symbol that Hindus and Buddhists have considered sacred and auspicious since the second century B.C. A plus sign with its four legs bent at 90 degrees, the cross is known better by a different name...
By |March 9th, 2016|In-the-News|Comments Off on When to Change Your Name Because of Current Events

DIY Naming: 5 Things You Must Know

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So you’d like to name your company or product. You’ve had your million-dollar idea, now what are you going to call it? Here at Catchword, we know that naming is tough. Even with our nearly 20 years of naming experience,...
By |March 2nd, 2016|Naming Tips|Comments Off on DIY Naming: 5 Things You Must Know

Shifting Us into Gear: The Maven Name Review

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General Motors is bringing new meaning to the word ‘general,’ and I’m not talking about getting Arnold Schwarzenegger to dress up as a military officer (that was actually the game Mobile Strike). No, GM wants to make their cars more...
By |February 3rd, 2016|Name Reviews|Comments Off on Shifting Us into Gear: The Maven Name Review

The Name Game: Mark Skoultchi of Catchword

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This post originally appeared on Wordnik on November 5, 2015 We here at Wordnik love talking to professional namers about the naming process. So we were delighted to have the chance to chat with Mark Skoultchi, a partner at Catchword,...
By |January 22nd, 2016|Fun Stuff|Comments Off on The Name Game: Mark Skoultchi of Catchword

The 5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make When Naming Your Product or Company

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Take it from us, product or company naming is not for the faint of heart. It’s a lot harder than just sitting around the kitchen table, drinking wine and shouting ideas at your friends (that’s actually what we do after...
By |October 28th, 2015|Naming Tips|Comments Off on The 5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make When Naming Your Product or Company

A New ‘New Kind of Family:’ The Freeform Name Review

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In the wake of a long bout of family brand therapy, they just decided to abandon the family. Yes, after 3,000 name candidates and 1,200 focus group testers, ABC Family has arrived at its new name – Freeform. ABC Family...
By |October 7th, 2015|Name Reviews|Comments Off on A New ‘New Kind of Family:’ The Freeform Name Review

How is Your Brand Handling the New gTLDs?

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This blog originally appeared on Brandchannel on 9/25/15 The past two years have seen a dramatic expansion of domain-name alternatives. Before the rollout of hundreds of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that began in 2014, new businesses looking to secure a...
By |September 30th, 2015|Branding|Comments Off on How is Your Brand Handling the New gTLDs?

That Was Zen, This Is Now: The Gusto Name Review

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Get off your meditation cushion because Zen is out. Well, a small piece of it anyway. Last week, payroll startup ZenPayroll changed its name to Gusto as it plans to move beyond payroll, into benefits such as health insurance and...
By |September 25th, 2015|Name Reviews|1 Comment

Standing On Broad Shoulders: The Broadly Name Review

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Earlier this month, media leviathan VICE Media, Inc. launched Broadly—the first women’s interest site among its stable of digital channels—featuring daily editorials, digital videos, and immersive long-form documentaries. Broadly leverages VICE’s in-your-face style and tone, intelligent coverage of prickly territory, cheeky humor, and confident...
By |August 26th, 2015|Name Reviews|Comments Off on Standing On Broad Shoulders: The Broadly Name Review

The Tech Is INSIDE the Computer: The Logi Name Review

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“More and more technology needs to be invisible,” says Alastair Curtis, chief design officer of Logitech, “with that recognition, technology is becoming knitted into the everyday fabric of our lives, and it just felt natural to actually mirror that with...
By |July 16th, 2015|Name Reviews|Comments Off on The Tech Is INSIDE the Computer: The Logi Name Review