Friday, August 10, 2012

Upmarket Akimichi Corp.

A few years ago I wrote a test data generator that included company names.  At the time I remembered the story of Ashton-Tate, which I believe was a made-up name chosen more for its euphonics than any connection to the founders.

The name generator uses up to 3 real words and names and an optional suffix.  Working with the test data, it came up with a remarkable number of amusing, intriguing, and interesting sounding company names.

Perhaps with all the simple one-word company names already taking up the .com namespace, we will see more two-name or three-name companies in the future.

I've translated the generator to javascript and posted it here:

1 comment:

Tim said...

I just updated this to include synthetic words created from a random syllable list, for 1 out of 5 of the words.