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August 22, 2012 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Help me rename my company!

I have a very, very small software company (just me actually) that I originally incorporated as Treehouse Mobile last year. A friend of mine just got hired at Treehouse and mentioned that it's kind of confusing since we're in the same general area.

Most of my customers are either startups or ad agencies, so no "Comprehensive Technology Solutions Architects Firm Blah Blah Blah". Besides, I'd be embarrassed to hand out my card with a lame name like that.

Nerdy names are good. Puns get extra points.

Help me hivemind!
posted by swizzle_stik to Work & Money (21 answers total)
 
MoFoCo was a placeholder company that we used to use for UI mockups back in the day. You have my permission to use it.

as long as you're not in the VW parts business, apparently
posted by jquinby at 12:49 PM on August 22, 2012


Some botanical-flavored options:

Xylem
Phloem
Cambium
Heartwood
Sapwood
Meristem

Add "Labs" at the end to make it sound more professional.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:51 PM on August 22, 2012


What kind of software do you make?
posted by The Bellman at 12:51 PM on August 22, 2012


If you want to keep the same idea why not call it "Tire Swing Mobile" or "Rope Ladder Co"
posted by 2bucksplus at 12:54 PM on August 22, 2012


arbor domus?
posted by bluefrog at 1:00 PM on August 22, 2012


"Treetops Mobile"*

*Treetops is a famous tree house hotel.
posted by MuffinMan at 1:02 PM on August 22, 2012


How about 'Canopy Mobile'?
posted by jamjam at 1:11 PM on August 22, 2012


Mobile Tree
posted by kanemano at 1:12 PM on August 22, 2012


Swizzle Stik Software

duh.
posted by bensherman at 1:14 PM on August 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Softwarehouse-Five
posted by comealongpole at 1:21 PM on August 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


As the partner of a small business that received a C&D letter for trademark infringement this year, I encourage you to consult with a trademark lawyer and pay the ~$500 to have a Thomson report done.
posted by humboldt32 at 1:33 PM on August 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fishface
posted by mullacc at 2:17 PM on August 22, 2012


"Odin's Horse Software"
posted by spiderskull at 2:33 PM on August 22, 2012


Ahem. One of my oldest email addresses is indeed treehous - no e on the end because that long ago before broadband, length was restricted. Meanwhile, we had to demolish the treehouse rotting in the trees in the backyard, but kept the email.
If you want to keep a tree name and you are in software, would Cottonwood work for you? That is the tree that puts all those big soft pieces of fluff in the air. Your card could have a logo of a cottonwood tree.
posted by Cranberry at 3:08 PM on August 22, 2012


ZiplineSec
posted by Kruger5 at 5:22 PM on August 22, 2012


SwizzleWorks (Bonus: the URL is available, if you ACT FAST)
posted by beagle at 5:49 PM on August 22, 2012


playhouse mobile
sandbox mobile
sandpit mobile

from http://www.macmillandictionary.com/thesaurus-category/british/Structures-for-children-to-play-on-or-in
posted by theNeutral at 6:45 PM on August 22, 2012


Where are you located?
posted by samofidelis at 7:31 PM on August 22, 2012


Thanks for the great suggestions so far.

I do web and mobile apps in Dallas, to answer a couple of questions.
posted by swizzle_stik at 8:52 PM on August 22, 2012


Canopy Cabin (the French say Cabane dans les arbres for treehouse)
BranchRanch (Yep, sorry, I instantly think "ranch" when I hear "Dallas" but it may sound corny+ to your ears)
ArborialAbodeApps (Hmm...)

Good luck
posted by guy72277 at 2:34 AM on August 23, 2012


Without knowing more about the software and the target market, it's really hard to help you. Also, for more input, I would suggest running a naming contest on Crowdspring if you can afford it. I think you can do it in such a way that you only have to pay (a winner, not the basic fee) if you like one of the names.
posted by Dansaman at 8:56 PM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


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