A lot of small business owners who work on limited funds find it difficult to hire a consultant for naming a business or product and find it difficult to come up with a name on their own . We have compiled a list of 6 free naming tools to guide you in naming a business or product.
This is a simple, easy to use and helpful tool for naming business, products and websites. Depending on the options one selects it generates a large number of potential names. Whether it a new product, new business or website this site is very helpful in brainstorming for names .The name generation involves a simple 7 step process. You get an option of combining the word of your choice with common word, rhyming word, Latin and greek suffix, prefix and root.You might not end up choosing any name suggested by the name generator but it definitely kicks off the brainstorming process. If you don’t know where to start then this site definitely helps you with that. This site also has a sister site which has large database of taglines and will be handy for writing one.
This site helps in domain name suggestion. This site is especially helpful if you are looking for technology based names. The user needs to select the beginning and ending letter and a list of possible names is generated. This site has limited features and cannot be used by everyone but if you are looking to start a web based service it will come handy to use this for name generation as well as domain name availability.
this site was suggested by one of the readers and definitely is worth mentioning on the list. It is different from other sites because not only does it let you create a new name but also analyse an existing one. It consists of 4 stages- choosing a name, verifying, decomposing and layout. One can choose to analyse a name or create a new name for verification and other stages.If you want to create a new name, you get to select the number of characters, character set – including letters and numbers, vowels, consonants, prefix and suffix and the number of examples with your set parameters. The unique feature of this site is the verification and decomposition stage. In the verification stage the name is verified thoroughly for the presence of slangs, swearwords or any inappropriate words in over 70 languages and in the next stage a full English word decomposition of the name using a thesaurus is done.
This is a really good tool but little confusing to use. To use a name generator or domain name checker it is essential to sign up first. The site navigation is a little difficult but once you can find a way around it is a very good tool. It has a lot of options to choose from (18 name generators) like random names, name templates, append list, overlaps, blends, related words, word lookups etc.This is a site that gives you a lot of options to brain storm and can take up a lot of time. Another great feature of this website is that you can hold a name contest and seek feedback on names from other users. You need to post a name contest with description, keywords etc and promote it, the active community members will send in their suggestions. If you want to save time then using the contest could be helpful.
it is more than a business name generator it is an active naming and branding community that has groups and forums dedicated to naming. The site has business name generator, team name generator, brand name generator etc. However the really helpful feature is the blog and forum which gives you insights on naming and various tips. Once you become a member of wordlab you can seek feedback and suggestions from a very active community on business, product, event names and taglines.
It is a basic name generator that lets you select vowels, consonants, prefix and suffix to generate a large number of words. It does not provide anything unique for search but is very simple and easy to use.
If you have a number of options to choose from, select a name which is unique, interesting and relevant to attract your clients. A distinct name gives you an advantage against your competitors. It is important to understand that a name conveys a message to your clients, your market and also your competitors , it needs to be simple to communicate, easy to remember and spell. If you have narrowed down to a couple of names and are confused about which name you should choose, you can seek feedback from friends, family, potential clients to zero down on any one.