I have been stymied by trying to think of a name for our creation.
“The process of naming also has its idiosyncrasies. Sometimes you’ll set out to name a new product and the perfect name will be hanging there, right out in front of you, just waiting to be snatched out of thin air. Other times, you’ll mull for days, agonizing over the details of your product, entering in hundreds or thousands of options to your registrar with nothing sounding ‘just’ right,” according to Scott Trimble from Halfagain.com.
The second part better describes my experience so far. Our class developed a list of words that we would like to be associated with our creation (e.g. friendly and easy). My first step was to use OneLook Reverse Dictionary, which generates words related to a word or phrase. I hoped something would jump out at me. Sadly, it did not.
So now I have turned to other online tools like Worldlab.com that has a tool called Name Builder -” Use this handy tool to jump start your naming process. Over 340,000 possible combinations and counting. Try it for a company name, rock band, album title, product name, book of poetry – just about anything that needs naming.” When I entered “better news conversation” it suggested “BoxMetal.”
The search continues.