CatchThis Blog / Naming Tips


March 1, 2022

Naming your new company is a huge opportunity. Get it right, and you’ll have a powerful tool to express your brand and engage your customers. Get it wrong, and you might render your company invisible, or call attention to it for all the wrong reasons. Take it from us, company naming is not for the […]


May 18, 2021

The military uses them. Apple uses them. Pretty much any kid with a walkie-talkie uses them.


May 19, 2020

Tips for how businesses can make sure their name will stand the test of time


February 12, 2020

Here’s the truth behind what it really takes to succeed as a professional namer.

Erin Milnes

July 12, 2019

Tapping on her vast experience leading a top naming firm for 20 years, Maria discusses current trends in brand naming, secrets to a successful name, and some Absolutely Nots in naming.

The Catchword Team

January 8, 2019

A brand name is a very, very short story. It’s a powerful tool to connect with the people you want to reach, a kind of shorthand for your audience’s relationship with you. But what makes a brand name great?

Mark Skoultchi

August 28, 2018

MarketingProfs, the online source for marketing news and education, recently published an article by Catchword partner Mark Skoultchi on five lessons we can learn from the brand naming of meal-kit delivery companies. Read on for the full story. Tasty Naming Lessons Delivered to You by Meal Kit Companies Meal kit delivery is relatively new, but the […]

Erin Milnes

August 17, 2017

Who does multimedia powerhouse Collective Hub turn to for advice about brand naming? Why, Catchword co-founder and executive creative director Maria Cypher, of course! Read Maria’s recommendations in the current print issue or download here: Collective Hub 48_At Work_Name a Product For more guidance about company and product naming, check out Catchword’s Resources. Who does multimedia […]

Alex Kelley

January 18, 2017

Now is the time of year where you can read about all the top baby names from 2016, and all the predicted baby name trends of 2017. But as I was perusing those lists, I saw a news story about Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which Netflix is producing, and it got me thinking: […]

Erin Milnes

August 17, 2016

Originally published by naming expert Beth Gerber As any good naming specialist will tell you, successful product naming or company naming doesn’t begin with the creative process. It begins with the development of a successful naming strategy. And that involves asking questions, and lots of them. Here are five of the most important ones. 1. […]

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