The activity of naming a brand usually requires generating as many ideas, and then name candidates, as possible.
In order to find just the perfect, available name – whether youâ€™re naming a company, a product, or a service â€“ can be arduous and time-consuming. If you, like me, believe â€œquantity firstâ€ is the practical approach, consider exploring on-line name generators.
There are so many naming aids on the Internet that Iâ€™ve not even begun to discover what might be available.
But here are a couple of resourses Iâ€™ve recently discovered that are worth blogging about.
The first is called Seventh Sanctum and itâ€™s an authority site and directory for name generators of all types, both ones theyâ€™ve created and scores of others.
The URL is: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-name.php
Not all of the name generators listed are appropriate for brand names, but almost all are so simple to use that you wonâ€™t waste much time seeing if three or four of them might be of some help. Quality of results vary â€“ some just generate random strings of letters. But there are some surprisingly fruitful ones. Explore, even the ones youâ€™d normally shun. Like the â€œFantasy Place Name Generatorâ€ at http://nine.frenchboys.net/fantasyplace.php.
Seventh Sanctum even provides directions for constructing your own generators. So if you have collected different types of words for use in naming like I have, you might be interested in making them databases you can call up and mix and match with other data-based word collections.
Then Iâ€™d try Word Mixer for a different type of name generator. You input up to five words that are relevant to your naming project and the on-line program gives you back a list of several dozen new words containing those youâ€™ve inputted. Hereâ€™s their address: http://unique-name.perceptus.ca/word-mixer.php.
If you know of other naming resources that you believe The Branding Blog should explore, please use the comment section below to guide me to them.