I read an article about companies that do that work. A decade ago, one
of the entertaining things that one could do with PCs was to run a
random-number generator program. There was a similar one that Tandy had
that was a random-letter generator. We used it to make up names for
cats, dogs and a trade show company.
On Tue, 16 Dec 1997 13:07:55 +0100 "EPMD- Van syckel, John"
>O.K. Folks, this is going to sketchy, because it was something I heard
>on a radio talk show about a year ago.
>As much as I can remember, there are actually consulting firms that
>charge (IMHO) outrageous fees to help (research, suggest, whatever)
>names for new products for all types of industry. Not just car names,
>although cars were specifically mentioned. These consulting firms
>theoretically research if proposed names have been used before, have
>negative meaning in any obscure language, appeal to the masses
>psychologically, etc, etc.
>Don't know how much this will add to the current thread, but I thought
>it might be sort of interesting.
>John S. van Syckel
>1971 MGB (BRG, no PO0
>MG Car Club Deutschland, e.V.