Names that makers choose for their equpment

  montyburns 15:19 15 Dec 2007

Still not entirely used to the idea of calling a Hi-Tech gaming gadget a "Wii" but I guess it's mainstream enough to be accepted by now!

Noticed two others in the current PCAdvisor:-

Sony Vegas Movie Studio - I thought it said "Johnny Vegas" to start with, probably not the image that Sony were after!

LG Flatron monitor - "Flat Ron"? Is this a relative of Flat Eric?!

Are there any more?!

  wiz-king 15:58 15 Dec 2007

It is quite dificult to find a name that wont cause gales of laughter or a stony silence if you are aiming a a multi national product launch.
Try ithe Ikea way click here

  Brumas 17:43 15 Dec 2007

Very edifying link!

  Chris the Ancient 17:45 15 Dec 2007

Some years ago, apparently, Rolls Royce were going to call a new model the Silver Mist. Sounds nice doesn't it?

But then, research showed that 'mist' was German for manure or some such!

Needless to say, the model name was not used.

  Forum Editor 17:49 15 Dec 2007

is indeed German for 'Dung', but it also means 'rubbish'. The real problems come when it's used in compound words, some of which are extremely rude, to put it mildly.

  Noodlestrudel 18:01 15 Dec 2007

Tee hee!

That we reminds me of the Sharwoods sauce thing!

click here

  Noodlestrudel 18:09 15 Dec 2007

The Ikea thing - there's definately a "Billy Bookcase"...

Is there a job where you are called a "Billy"?

(Policeman, Dr Who's assistant...?)

  GANDALF <|:-)> 20:30 15 Dec 2007

there are companies that are devoted to ensuring names for new products cause no here


  kevinjuan 21:01 15 Dec 2007

Friends in South Africa have been eating Saltycrax this week. They go nicely with cheese and pickles.

  Kemistri 21:08 15 Dec 2007

Domain names are not immune either - click here

  v1asco 22:56 15 Dec 2007

that ESSO wanted to improve their image and wanted a unique name.

After extensive research they found nobody had the name EXXON so re-branded under a blaze of publicity, boasting they were the only ones in the world with that name. Guess the name of one of their first callers?!

I stress it is only a rumour, maybe someone out there knows the truth.

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