by Mike Brown
The creative thinking questions you can use if you need to create ideas for new product names are below, but first, a couple of cautions:
- If you do want to put a bunch of syllables together into a faux new product name, there are websites that tell you what all the prefixes and suffixes mean. Check there for parts and pieces.
- If you want a completely automatically generated faux new product name, there are also websites that will generate mishmash names for you. Check there for parts and pieces smashed together.
This list is not designed to yield faux new product names comprised of nonsense syllables. The list of questions is intended to come up with intriguing, real-sounding names. Ask the eight creative thinking questions, come up with as many potential answers as you can, and then prioritize the most strategic and creative possibilities for consideration:
Jim Lerman's insight:
These exercises, the auto-generators as well as the 8 questions, are not just good for naming products, they are also great for naming projects and funding proposals!