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Whats In Your Name?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RizbIT, Nov 2, 2019.

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  1. RizbIT

    RizbIT Member

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    So whats in a name?

    Is it really that important?

    If Martin Luther King had a different name would he still have achieved what he did?

    if Facebook was called FriendsBook or FaceMates would it still be as popular and would you still use it?

    If Twitter was called ChirpFeeds would it still be as popular?

    Is there any research into this, there are lots successful companies that have two syllables in the name, like
    Micro - Soft
    Face - Book
    Goo - Gle
    Twit - Ter
    In - Tel
     
  2. MishMash

    MishMash Member

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    Mish - Mash

    I don't get this game,What do I win?
     
  3. Mercerenies

    Mercerenies Member

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    Hm......
     
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  4. pixeltroid

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    Companies spend a lot of time and effort when it comes to creating a brand name.

    The name needs to have a ring to it, be memorable and sound catchy. It needs to just roll off the tongue. So yes, they usually go for names that have 2 or 3 syllables.
     
  5. Rob

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    You can make any fact fit your theory, as long as you're OK with the possibility of it being wrong!

    Here are some more companies that have 2 syllables in the name:

    Bethes - da
    Ra - re
    Obsidi - an
     
  6. Amon

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    My name is Amon Arelius Soza.
     
  7. Lord KJWilliams

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    A name is just a name, but sometimes using the right name is what brings the attention. For instance, I know a friend of mine who had a father who started a bakery that that sold bags of scones. The name of the company is called Scone Henge ( AFAIK ) , based off the name of site in UK called Stonehenge (sp?). I shared the name with one of my brothers, and his complaint was that the name reminded him of stones. Therefore, his impression was that the scones were made out of stones. Actually the scones that my friend's father sold, tasted so good, it made all the other scones Ive had , taste like dog food. This is because the scones my friends father produced, tasted like biscuits, shaped round. At most bakeries that I have gotten scones from are triangular shaped, and have had a dry taste with raisins, even with butter spread on them. Too bad my friend's father shut down the business because of his business partner.
     
  8. Roa

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    I laughed way more than I should have at this. Almost shed a tear. but yeah...:rolleyes:


    Let me try this theory...ahem!
    Ad-olf
    Hit-ler


    2 words, 2 syllables each. 6 million times the impact. I think you might be on to something...
     
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  9. Cantavanda

    Cantavanda 〜Flower Prince〜

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    Hell yeah! That sounds very funny. But I don't think it would be as popular.
     
  10. RichHopefulComposer

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    What are you confused about? Microsoft, like all the biggest tech companies (Nintendo, EA Games, Activision, Square Enix, Konami, Alphabet, etc) has a two syllable name so that people can remember and pronounce it easily.
     
  11. MissingNo.

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    Your Micro - Soft is no match for my Sub - way 5 dollar Foot - long.

    This is getting out of hand.
     
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  12. Mert

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    I got my nickname after the professor Martin Stein in Flash Tv series. It was taken so I just added "er" at the end of it.
    https://arrow.fandom.com/wiki/Martin_Stein

    Idk, it's meaningless. Lol
    Oh, it's my name on Yoyogames Forums; just realised :D
     
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  13. chance

    chance predictably random Forum Staff Moderator

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    True. Clever or memorable names can help new companies get initial attention. But long-term success depends on performance.

    So yes, I think Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Twitter would be successful with different names.
     
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  14. RizbIT

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    Firestorm... yeah its a good show but hes more a Legend then Team Flash
     
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  15. BaBiA Game Studio

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    Out of that list none of them are 2 syllables. All of them are 3 or 4 syllables.
    https://www.howmanysyllables.com/
    I know what the OP is meaning, but it sure isn't syllables.
     
  16. RichHopefulComposer

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    thatsthejoke.jpg
     

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