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Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:33 am
by mejean
Wallcreeper is a small bird which climbs the walls !
wallcreeper.biz, .info, .net, .org are available

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Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:40 am
by yerg
Naming is a really interesting issue.

We could have a Cheeta or a Dodo ... be careful what we choose.

My firm recomendation is to depart totally from a dance name ... it's too close to Mambo and has no credibility or sense of strength. Our future is not only in the space we occupy with individuals and small business and believe me Mambo doesn't cut the credibility stakes anywhere else ina hurry.

Check out this link and put your desired name in the appropriate place and give this a go.

Enough frivolity

What the problem our CMS is solving?
What impression do we wish to engender when someone hears the name? Funky, cool, trendy.
Do you wish to have a name that we need to describe what it means and does?
Do we have a name that sys what the CMS does?

I've been through this process with 4 clients recently with new businesses and product names that are about to be launched on the International market.

I also posted the following on a marketing forum recently to create some really useful discussion. I'm about to launch a new service and have a new site which I've now completed as a result. (a Mambo and will put it on the showcase shortly)
What do you think about when looking at, searching for or deciding on a name for a business?

I'm in the process of coming up with a new business name/web site url and researching what actually works in a name.

In the end from what I can see there are a number of questions that must be addressed and answered...

Do I wish to have a name that defines my product/service category?
Will people apply it to my competition as well as my offering and therefore won't differentiate me from them?

Just because I think the name describes what is being delivered doesn't mean that others will and how do I over come this?
Will my name confuse people if is isn't clear what is says?
Sould my name be abstract, a blank slate upon which to create an image?
Should my name be informative, so customers know immediately what my business is?
Is a coined name (names that come from made-up words) more memorable than names that use real words?
Is a coined name eminently forgettable.


Whilst this is our community, our code, our place in the sun ....

Remember this is not about us right here and now ....

We may see a cheeta ...
they may see a dodo.

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:51 am
by mejean
yerg wrote: Check out this link and put your desired name in the appropriate place and give this a go.
Great ! Try with "Open Source"

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:52 am
by mejean
I have found " rebellis"  :D with "thrusting" + "partnership"  ;D ;D ;D

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:11 pm
by confusion
PeakCMS is good, or PeakServer, or something like that.

A crazyone that came to me whilest I was sleeping, derived from this domain name, is mattersource or sourcematter....

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:37 pm
by shadoe
A new name and $1 million saved!

Advantedge

Your brand will be unique because this denotes:
mindset in stone

I actually kinda like it.. ;)

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:54 pm
by confusion
It is a pretty cool name, but advantedge.com was registered back in 1995.

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:33 pm
by elnino
tonezone wrote: I know I have suggested this already but was just playing around a bit more after a hard day at work.

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peakcms.com is available.

Cheers
That a pretty good suggestion (and nice logo).  I like it!

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:37 pm
by Osiris
"Samba" is a great name. But under the register from Samba.org. My favorites :  "Focus" , "Matrix", "Avalon", "Fusion", "Anka", JanJan", "Forex", "Paqua", "Major", "Mixo" "Abadox", "Suwia", "Zion", "Zepka", "Sycon", Pia", Pupa", .....  :)
Good lucks. 

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:54 pm
by dmcole
Osiris wrote: "Samba" is a great name. But under the register from Samba.org. My favorites :  "Focus" , "Matrix", "Avalon", "Fusion", "Anka", JanJan", "Forex", "Paqua", "Major", "Mixo" "Abadox", "Suwia", "Zion", "Zepka", "Sycon", Pia", Pupa", .....  :)
Good lucks. 
Of those, only Abadox is open, and it's open across all TLDs.

And, I kinda like it.

\dmc

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:59 pm
by joomlasolutions_JB
apricot
:)

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:02 pm
by ex-mamber
Mambo.
It belongs to the Core and the community, no-one else.

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:03 pm
by dmcole
Elpie wrote: zosco
(snip ...)

This domain is available in everything except .com.  .com is registered in China, but the site has, for me at least, been unresponsive.  I do know that zosco is the acronym for a Chinese shipping company, but cannot find anything that would indicate there could be any issues with us using it.
Ah, yes, but try Zozco ...

\dmc

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:36 pm
by dmcole
OK, now I've wasted another hour of my life ...

Trolling back through this thread, I pulled out all the names that had open (or semi-open) spots on the major top level domains (TLDs) that don't have the acronym "CMS" in them. I may have missed some dance and/or *ambo derivatives, as I'm biased against those  ;D ...  Also, I haven't trademark searched them (hey, somebody else can put in an hour -- http://www.wipo.int/ipdl/en/search/madr ... struct.jsp):

Abadox -- open in all TLDs.
Djambo -- taken in .com, open in all other TLDs.
Djumbo -- taken in .com, open in all other TLDs.
FlowerFox -- taken in .com, open in all other TLDs.
FreeMOS -- taken in .com, open in all other TLDs.
Mbomba -- open in all TLDs.
MyMOS -- open in all TLDs.
osFox -- open in all TLDs.
Rezilliant -- taken in .com, open in all other TLDs.
Unwaba -- open in all TLDs.
Wallcreeper -- taken in .com, open in all other TLDs.
Zosco -- taken in .com, open in all other TLDs.
Zozco -- open in all TLDs.

Many more can be opened up by adding "Free" or "My".

I'm going back to my regularly scheduled life right now.

Best of luck.

\dmc

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:02 pm
by Elpie
TheSaint wrote: Peak is growing on me also, btw nice logo mockup there! ;)
Peak is used widely and the .com, .net & .org have all well and truly gone.
As a generic name it would also be hard to protect.

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:38 pm
by grant
What about calling it Cherry?? Everyone can spell cherry, cherrycms.com is available?  And you can do lots a great things designwise with cherry? and they taste great with champagne!!

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:47 pm
by Elpie
grant wrote: What about calling it Cherry?? Everyone can spell cherry, cherrycms.com is available?  And you can do lots a great things designwise with cherry? and they taste great with champagne!!
Is it in general use, or trademarked anywhere? Are the .com, .net and .org domains available?

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:58 pm
by grant
cherrycms.com , net etc is all available.........
cherrycms isn't trademarked,  cherryserver.com is registered but not used...cherryforge etc all avaialbe.

I love cherry, but then again mango server would be cool too! I vote for a fruit based server which can shake things up!

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:02 pm
by grant
Then again, have we removed all options regarding saucy dances?  Salsa server, waltz server, even macarena server is open as well

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:22 pm
by elleonblanco
If you want to follow the latino dance theme:  Cumbia  will fit the bill. I think cumbia is probably my favorite of all the latino styles.

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:37 pm
by joomlasolutions_JB
personally, i would like to see the name saty away from anything to do with latin dances references.
( been there/done that)


so how bout we call it : jazzcms


jazzcms.com is available
jazzcms.net is available
jazzcms.org is available

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:24 pm
by freemambo
If the community wants to insist on its right to benefit from the $ambo brand that it built, I suggest: TrueMOS or RealMOS. Both are available.

For a complete break, I like PeakCMS.

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:50 pm
by Xirtam
OK, I bounced over to this group  :D
Nice to see photo's of everyone. I hope I can find one you all will accept  :-\

What about the name OSMose ?
It is used in all kind of languages.
OSM = Open Source Matters
Osmose is what is happening now with us, users of Mambo, isn't it?

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:55 pm
by joomlasolutions_JB
Xirtam wrote: OK, I bounced over to this group  :D
Nice to see photo's of everyone. I hope I can find one you all will accept  :-\

What about the name OSMose ?
It is used in all kind of languages.
OSM = Open Source Matters
Osmose is what is happening now with us, users of Mambo, isn't it?


i think you mean ' osmosis' ?

thats got a cool sound to it :)

n. pl. os·mo·ses (-sz)

  1.
        1. Diffusion of fluid through a semipermeable membrane from a solution with a low solute concentration to a solution with a higher solute concentration until there is an equal concentration of fluid on both sides of the membrane.
        2. The tendency of fluids to diffuse in such a manner.
  2. A gradual, often unconscious process of assimilation or absorption: learned French by osmosis while residing in Paris for 15 years.

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:02 pm
by motion-ex
The tango suggestion if available under all circumstances: trademarks and domain name is a great one... People might alos come with some kind of logo suggestions...

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:04 pm
by mcsmom
I was thinking of Osma or Ozma (from the book), but they look taken. I like Osmose, osmosis, I don't know I think it is too meaningful, actually. I did learn this CMS by osmosis, but I don't know how attractive it is. "We're using Osmosis"  to transform our website, it doesn't sound very good to me.

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:13 pm
by elleonblanco
Souonds a bit too much like Osama. The terroristic CMS. LOL

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:16 pm
by dmcole
Folks:

I hate to sound like a schoolteacher here, but we've done almost two solid days of just throwing words up against the wall to see if they're going to stick and we haven't gotten very far.

I can't speak for anybody else on this thread, but I sure would prefer that you at least do a domain search (visit your favorite domain-seller: godaddy, netsol, etc) to see if the name is available in most TLDs (and if it isn't available in all, tell us which ones are) before you post.

Also, while nobody has banned the letters "CMS" outright, we do need to think a bit into the future, when The System With No Name becomes more of a framework than specifically a CMS. We're beginning to see that already, with the CiviCRM initiative, where TSWNN provides only the front-end to a much more complex set of software.

Unless you can make a good case for using CMS as part of the name, try to avoid it.

\dmc

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:37 pm
by rejuvinet
motion-ex wrote: The tango suggestion if available under all circumstances: trademarks and domain name is a great one... People might alos come with some kind of logo suggestions...
I kinda like the "Tango" one - it'd make for a great slogan too:

"Oh What A Tango-ed Web We Weave!"

Just my two cents... 

Re: Suggest a NEW NAME

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:38 pm
by dgs
How does OrangeFusion sound.  All but the .com is available.  We have been tested by fire twice now, Connolly and Miro, but have combined to form a stronger bond, and are ready for the future.

thanks,
Danny