Category Archives: Naming Stories

The naming of Gist

Originally published Apr 6, 2010 Aaaaah what a nice restful vacation The Name Inspector has had. Anything interesting happen while he was gone? How’s the…wait…is it actually 2010? April? Holy cripes. Because it’s been such a long time since The … Continue reading

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Noonhat

Originally published Jun 20, 2007 A couple months back The Name Inspector had lunch with Brian Dorsey. Brian talked about a kooky idea he had for a website: people would specify a date and a geographical area and get matched up … Continue reading

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Naming stories: Waggle Labs and Pathable

Originally published Apr 26, 2007 Shelly Farnham and Peter Brown are the co-founders of Waggle Labs, a Seattle software and consulting company that specializes in social technology. Their new product, Pathable, lets participants in social events tag themselves with their interests and … Continue reading

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Naming stories: Limber Media

Originally published Apr 11, 2007 A while ago Allegra Searle-LeBel sent in a story about naming her online media-editing startup: We had been struggling for about 2 months, trying to find the right name. There was this funny, almost mystical sense … Continue reading

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Naming stories: Tinfinger

Originally published Feb 27, 2007 Paul Montgomery writes about his company’s name: Tinfinger is intended to be to the Who’s Who what Wikipedia was to theEncyclopedia Britannica. Its main function is a search engine ofbiographical information on famous and semi-famous public … Continue reading

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Naming stories: Biznik

Originally posted Feb 6, 2007 What follows is a story from Dan McComb, one of the founders of Biznik, a Seattle-based social network for independent business people. Dan’s story is so well told that it’s quoted in its entirety here. By … Continue reading

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LiftPort follow-up

Originally published Feb 5, 2007 The Name Inspector would like to thank Michael Laine and Brian Dunbar for their gracious responses to his critical comments about the name LiftPort. Brian links to the critique in a good-natured post. In a comment Michael … Continue reading

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Naming stories: LiftPort

Originally published Feb 2, 2007 Some of the Name Inspector’s readers have commented that the posts so far have all been pretty positive. While he has made a conscious decision to play nice until people get to know him, the … Continue reading

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Naming stories: Lilipip

Originally published Jan 25, 2007 The Name Inspector has a special interest in names for tech companies, and not just the ones you’ve already heard of. Names for startups also capture his imagination, and entrepreneurs have begun to send in … Continue reading

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