Brainstorming Session

It’s not just the kitten below that needs a name. The holding company that I need to create to act as a parent company (mostly for tax and legal reasons) for all of my web site projects (of which WatchBlog is just the first) also needs a name. I’ve been thinking for weeks about this but everything I come up with has no domain available, is too hard to remember or spell, or makes no sense.

The name doesn’t necessarily have to reflect the kinds of sites I’m building out, but it should be cool enough to not be ashamed to have it on a business card. Here is a list of things that I want to eventually be associated with this company name:

  • Collaborative weblogs
  • Possibly a literary/publishing connotation
  • Online community
  • News and journalism

Here are some real-world examples: Pyra Labs created Blogger, Six Apart created MovableType, Ranchero Software created NetNewsWire, and Macrobyte Resources created Conversant.

If you’ve got company name ideas stuck in your head and would like to contribute, you can leave them in the comments section of this post. I can’t guarantee that I’ll use any of them but I’m certain your ideas will lead to more naming ideas beyond what I can think of by myself.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at June 28, 2003 08:56 PM

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