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Discussion on: Why did you pick that name?

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James Turner Author

Yeah, those are definitely some good tips. If many people misspell a name, it might not be a good name.

My name ideas are bouncing around from mashups of words (related and not), interesting sounding names from other things (rivers, movie characters), words or phrases in other languages or even just entirely random combinations of letters. Got to be careful that the resulting name doesn't have a hidden meaning or is offensive in another language too!

One of the things I try to remind myself is that how many names really only seem like they work now that they are popular. I mean, Google, I get where the name comes from but I wouldn't have thought it was a good name.

I wonder if this is why law firms often use the "named partners" to form the business name - too hard to come up with something unique each time.

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