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Erin Milnes

August 30, 2016

As you no doubt have noticed by now, Catchword’s got some new digs on the old interwebs. After a thorough redesign process, we are very proud to roll out the shinier, prettier, more powerful model! We believe the new site is the best in the company, product, and services naming biz and want to make sure […]

Mark Skoultchi

September 30, 2015

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 web address typically faced the gold-standard (but often expensive or unavailable) choice of .com or […]

Jed Rendleman

September 23, 2015

Yogi Berra may have been one of the game’s most accomplished catchers, but he was without a doubt the most clever wordsmith of baseball. He was known for his charisma and wit, which inspired the popular cartoon Yogi Bear, and which are embodied by his hilarious and often paradoxical epigrams affectionately known as Yogi-isms. With […]

Alex Kelley

October 13, 2014

Anyone who has tried to name something will tell you, naming can be a battle, a chore, a quagmire, or all three. But here at Catchword, 16+ years in the industry has allowed us to develop a process that gets results, regardless of whatever trademark hurtles, subjective reactions, domain name requirements, indecision, and looming deadlines […]

Mark Skoultchi

January 7, 2014

Today Agilent unveiled the name for the electronic measurement company it will spin off later this year, and it’s one of ours: Keysight Technologies. Naming a company spinoff like this is always an interesting challenge for us. In addition to the usual naming considerations (such as fit to brand, memorability, etc.) we typically want the […]

Laurel Sutton

May 7, 2012

This blog post originally appeared at the DuetsBlog. Being a Make Mine Marvel type, I am of course very excited to see the Avengers movie, which will feature all of the Marvel heroes together! In one place! With Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) there to help them save the world. I was disturbed, however, to find […]

Laurel Sutton

January 6, 2010

(A version of this article appeared recently at Marketing Profs.) Like the internet phenoms they trumpeted, internet company names of the last decade have been, by turns, wildly inventive, deeply troubled, breathtakingly silly, serviceable (if dull)—and occasionally, brilliant. As a bicoastal naming company that’s christened more than our share of internet phenoms, Catchword looked back […]

Mark Skoultchi

July 28, 2009

Catchword is pleased to introduce its newest company name: Altegrity. We collaborated with our friends at Corebrand to create this new brand name for the holding company that includes USIS, HireRight, and Explore. After generating thousands of name candidates and screening hundreds, we found just the name our client was looking for (with an available […]

Laurel Sutton

December 19, 2008

Here’s the last excerpt from our handy dandy naming manual – it’s like a car manual, only about naming! If you like what you see, please download a copy of your very own, or write to us and we’ll mail you a paper copy (it has a glossy cover!) WRAPPING IT UP: GENERAL NAME MAINTENANCE […]

Mark Skoultchi

August 5, 2008

Catchword recently named a new bottled water from Canada (Eska). Like most of our names, this brand has an interesting tie to the key differentiator of the product: namely that the water is filtered by an esker into super-pure drinking water. But enough about the name… What’s really cool is that the company was just […]