Posted on Tue 22 November 2016

how to name your software product

  1. Look up unrelated technology names from 10+ years ago. Make a list.
  2. Sort the list by an arbitrary criterion.
  3. Pick the name third from the top.

Alternate method

  1. Make a list of common English words that are 6 or fewer letters long.
  2. Google each of those words. Make a note of their relative popularity.
  3. Pick the name third from the top.

Alternate alternate method

  1. Flip a coin.
  2. On Heads, choose the first method.
  3. On Tails, choose the second method.
  4. Change the spelling of the name in a way which is confusing to native English speakers.

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