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Nathan Cornelius
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My brother and I are working towards starting a game publishing company and are seeking thoughts and input on the business name.

Please vote for your favorite and add any constructive feedback in the comments. Thanks.

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Favorite name of the following?
Adventurous Wombat Games
Cosmic Wombat Games
Fuzzy Wombat Games
Happy Wombat Games
Mighty Wombat Games
Mystic Wombat Games
Random Wombat Games
Ruthless Wombat Games
Wacky Wombat Games
Wandering Wombat Games
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Ruthless should not be used in a company name. It has negative connotations
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I like the alliteration of Wacky or Wandering Wombat. Wacky sounds better to me, probably because it is shorter.
Adventurous is a bit tricky to spell.
Happy Wombat sounds nice too.
Ruthless, as someone has already pointed out, has a negative connotation. Random is a bit...random, as are the other ones. For me, they just don't go particularly well with Wombat.
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I'm now imagining the latest issue of Cosmic Wombat from Marvel

Wacky- depends on the games

Happy Wombat works well
 
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Random's WAY overused.

"You're eating a cheese sandwich! Lol, you're so random!"
"My music collection's pretty random."
"He just randomly called me and asked me out."

None of these things are actually random, dammit.

So Random Wombat sounds like it's jumping on that bandwagon and thus irritates someone like me who's sick of hearing the word.

Aesthetically I think that a 2-syllable word before Wombat works best. 3-syllable is okay. 4 (like Adventurous) is too long.
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Mystic, Cosmic, and Wandering in that order for me. The others don't really do much for me. Mystic and Cosmic make it sound quirky in a good way.
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silverleaf79 wrote:
Random's WAY overused.

"You're eating a cheese sandwich! Lol, you're so random!"
"My music collection's pretty random."
"He just randomly called me and asked me out."

None of these things are actually random, dammit.

So Random Wombat sounds like it's jumping on that bandwagon and thus irritates someone like me who's sick of hearing the word.

Aesthetically I think that a 2-syllable word before Wombat works best. 3-syllable is okay. 4 (like Adventurous) is too long.


How random!

On topic: Wacky if it fits the games you want to publish, Happy if not.

Mystic and Cosmic are also good.
 
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I voted Happy.

A lot of the others sound like it would pigeon hole you into a genre, regardless if you wanted it or not.

Wacky isnt for me. To wacky I guess.
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Wasky Wombat
 
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"Mighty" has a nice little ring to it.
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What about just WOMBAT GAMES...
 
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The Warp wrote:
What about just WOMBAT GAMES...

http://www.neoseeker.com/Companies/profiles/wombat_games/

Evidently it has already been taken.
 
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Just say no to "wacky."
 
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NateC83 wrote:
My brother and I are working towards starting a game publishing company and are seeking thoughts and input on the business name.

Worry less about the company name and more about the company's games.

I really want to emphasize this: people worry too damn much about "branding" and other big-company worries when they start out. "Boeing" is not a particularly interesting name for an airplane manufacturer, nor is "Apple" a name that's all that memorable for a computer company. And yet, these two companies are the among the largest in their industries.

Yes, I have a tiny company. I do solar energy stuff, and my company has a "generic" solar energy name. It hasn't mattered to any potential partner or customer.
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The fact that they're asking us to comment on what name to pick suggests to me that they're not worrying too greatly about it!
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Wise Wombat Games
 
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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
The fact that they're asking us to comment on what name to pick suggests to me that they're not worrying too greatly about it!

Well said!  
 
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Have to go with Wacky. While the others might be better contextually, Wacky Wombat flows a lot better. If it was Wuzzy instead of Fuzzy I'd throw a vote on that too, although that isn't actually a word, so I'm not sure if I'd recommend it.
 
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