Naminum

A company name generator that's actually useful

#3 Product of the WeekNovember 20, 2014
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Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Slightly more useful than Hipster Business Name generator.
Michael Q Todd@michaelqtodd · Founder CrowdifyClub.com
@rrhoover nice to meet you in Tokyo on Wednesday Ryan what alternatives did you toss around when deciding on Product Hunt?
Andrew Condurache@acondurache · Founder
Some alternative names for ProductHunt include: tnuhtcudorp.com, predocthent.com, pradochint.com and if these don't suffice there is always pxovuhxvumn.com... luckily producthunt.com was available
Kasperi Apell
Maker
@kasperiapell
@acondurache The replace function obviously works less well for more complicated words. I mean, how many possibilities is there to turn "producthunt" to a intelligent name by simply replacing the vowels or consonants at a time? Naturally, not all suggestions will make sense. And I didn't intend to make it so at first. Its purpose is to give you ideas. If there's even one word that lights up your thoughts in a way where you can say, "Hey, I can really make something out of this", then I believe it has fulfilled its function quite well, at least as far as I am concerned. I attempted to check availability for producthunt.com, and it came out unavailable. I can't say what happened in your instance, but I will look into any possible bugs with the nameserver/whois check. Thanks for feedback!
Andrew Condurache@acondurache · Founder
@kasperiapell I think its a useful tool, just had some fun with it
Darren BoundsHiring@dbounds · CEO, Founder @ Breezy HR
I find Panabee to be very helpful for this. http://panabee.com/domain-name-g...
Adam Herscher@adamjh · Product Manager, Google
@dbounds NameMesh is pretty good too, decent spread of functional-to-creative options, and gives real-time availability that's generally accurate: http://www.namemesh.com also domainr: https://domainr.com
Mayank Sanganeria@e7mac · CEO, JamSnap
Nice project. I've always thought about making this whenever I wanna name a project. @kasperiapell, have you considered adding in synonyms to the mix? Sometimes I want a cool word that means something in particular, even in different languages. Would be also cool to check twitter name availability in addition to domain!
Kasperi Apell
Maker
@kasperiapell
@e7mac Thanks so much Mayank! Both are definitely on the next features list. Synonyms are especially interesting, since they bring more depth to the naming and thesaurus has been a loyal companion always upon brainstorming names.
Mayank Sanganeria@e7mac · CEO, JamSnap
@kasperiapell Awesome! Looking forward to using this regularly :)
Kasperi Apell
Maker
@kasperiapell
A little something that might help spark some ideas for you. If you're anything like me, naming products/projects is a hours-long process where you draw together every related word and phrase you can possibly think of that might adequately describe or relate the purpose of your project and then try to see if it is possible to string them together or somehow transform it all to a good name. This hopefully makes it all a tiny bit more straightforward. @rrhoover Except if one is about to start a fashion startup, haha. Then I'd definitely use http://www.hipsterbusiness.name/ I'm definitely a fan!