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Name for an engineering soft company?

Name for an engineering soft company?

(OP)
I'm searching for a name for my company.
I'm going to develop software for civil engineering.
(Dont use SOFT or WARE, they are very used...)

Any suggestion would be appreciated.

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

"I'm going to develop software for civil engineering."

That's a broad & vague description. Being more specific of the intent of the software might help to create a suitable name.

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

(OP)
mmm. The software are going to be similiar to civil 3D or Inroads or Geopack. (design of roads, railways and surface mofification)
But I'd like some 'general' concept related to civil engineering world.
But I want I name for My company not for a program.
Thank you very much.

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

CivilSoft

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

(OP)
Civilsoft is very simple and already exists...
Thanks.

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

CivilDesign

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

(OP)
More .more ....
Thanks  

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

CivilSoftDesign??

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

Actually there are Marketing/Advertising/Sales companies that can assist you --- but you probably don't want to spend the bucks!!

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

Looking at existing companies it seems that using your own name is a good idea. Then again, if your pseudonym 'tonnot' is short for Tony Not, then calling your company Not-Engineering might now be such a good idea.

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

You should take a page from George Eastman's book.

A company name should be unique, easy to remember and totally meaningless.

Hence we have Kodak.

Or like one of the early pioneers (the 80's) making dedicated word processors, NBI.

Which was an acronymn for 'Nothing But Initials'.

John R. Baker, P.E.
Product 'Evangelist'
Product Engineering Software
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Industry Sector
Cypress, CA
http://www.siemens.com/plm
UG/NX Museum:   http://www.plmworld.org/p/cm/ld/fid=209

To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
 

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

We had a merger many years ago with a company called xyz International (not xyz really). For the new combined name, we took one word from our company (it only had one word anyway) and one word from their name: "International". I think some of their founding people got a beating in the pride department.

- Steve
 

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

NCS

"No Clue Software"

 

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

A few spins on this: http://www.company-name-generator.com produces some good names. I quite liked "Roundmillimeter". Probably not the best for this purpose, but some pretty interesting and memorable names popped up.

- Steve
 

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

Your name should offer some insight as to what you do.  Example, Xerox - if they weren't so big and well known I would have NO CLUE what they do...

At least "Scotch Tape" or "Pevely Dairy" makes some sense

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

Nokia is another abstract name. They've changed their core product/business hugely over the years, but kept the name.

- Steve
 

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

Xerox falls into the same category as does Kodak (and the fact that both companies are headquarted in Rochester, NY probably didn't hurt either).

The advantage of a 'nonsense' name is that YOU get to decide exactly WHAT it means, not someone elses assumption based on how the words used might have a relationship to something that the reader preceives to be the case.

John R. Baker, P.E.
Product 'Evangelist'
Product Engineering Software
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Industry Sector
Cypress, CA
http://www.siemens.com/plm
UG/NX Museum:   http://www.plmworld.org/p/cm/ld/fid=209

To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
 

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

We went for the same line of thinking as JohnRBaker describes. A company name should be unique, easy to remember and totally meaningless. Finally decided on using the initials of the two directors and came up with JASP Design Solutions Ltd.

It seems to work well on many levels not least getting domain names.

You could try and be clever with something like 2B Civil; after all IT is good to be civil.
 

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

The last company I worked for was called L2B Environmental Systems.
The L2B part was for the two "Larry's" and a "Bill" who formed the company.

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

iCivil :)

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

Ajack1 -

At least your name sort of explains what you do!!  Good Luck!!

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

When March Enginerring was formed in 1969, they choose to use the initials of the directors.
max Mosley
Alan Rees
graham Crocker
robin Herd

March built race cars from 1969 to the late 1990's. Everything from F1 to F3 to Sports Cars to IndyCars.

Xerox was originally The Haloid Photographic Company, founded in 1916, but changed the company name in 1961.

 

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

The key thing to consider is whether the .com domain is available.  

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

CivSol       (Civil Engineering Solutions)

or

CivTex     (Civil Engineering ..... soft technical word here)     Admittedly I like the word LaTeX (I'm an avid user)

peace
Fe (IronX32)

RE: Name for an engineering soft company?

I don't know if this is really all that applicable in this case however I like to see what people are searching for when they are looking for what I'm selling. So make a google adwords account and try the keyword generator. This may spark some ideas:

https://adwords.google.com/o/Targeting/Explorer?__c=1000000000&__u=1000000000&;ideaRequestType=KEYWORD_IDEAS

You can also look to see how many people search the term per month or week.  

EIT
www.HowToEngineer.com

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