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Rain Man
02-28-2011, 09:41 PM
I come to you humbly, bowing in respect, to ask your opinion on a matter of world-changing importance.

I'm involved in naming a new venture. The venture will develop simulation games on a variety of topics. We're not talking about shoot 'em up video games, but rather games of a more strategic nature. These will include football simulations and also simulations on other topics, primarily for entertainment but also possibly education or other purposes. Think cerebral more than graphics.

After discussion, it has been determined that the name of the venture should have the following general design:

[Memorable Random Word] Simulations

In other words, the word Simulations will be the last word, and the first word needs to be something that's kind of fun, easy to spell (for url purposes), memorable, and that has some sort of positive or pleasant connotation.

Got it?

So I looked at this month's subscription of Smithsonian and found some words, and am hoping you can tell me which ones you like and which ones you don't. Also, if you have any great brainstorm names, you are welcome to offer them up as a write-in.

If you comply, I will do everything I can to get you a free agent contract with the Chiefs.

KurtCobain
02-28-2011, 09:42 PM
Stimulating Simulations

acesn8s
02-28-2011, 09:43 PM
Antifreeze

KurtCobain
02-28-2011, 09:47 PM
I like Cold Bay, Saintly and Sledgehammer.

But you should always consider Nirvana Simulations, or Joey Thomas Simulations.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 09:48 PM
Stimulating Simulations


Good, but maybe too ... vibrator-y.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 09:49 PM
Antifreeze

Motto: A solution to every problem.

noa
02-28-2011, 09:49 PM
These are just words I like the sound of:

Prairiewind Simulations
Meadowlark Simulations
Swish Simulations

WV
02-28-2011, 09:50 PM
Gambit.....because he's an X-Men of course.

BillSelfsTrophycase
02-28-2011, 09:51 PM
Masturbation Simulations

Saul Good
02-28-2011, 10:05 PM
Participation Simulations

Participate is a good word.

KurtCobain
02-28-2011, 10:06 PM
Machete Simulations.

joesomebody
02-28-2011, 10:07 PM
fenceless simulations

open sea simulations

tangled web simulations

dusty vellum simulations

otis the golden retriever simulations

KurtCobain
02-28-2011, 10:08 PM
IJustWantToGetToKnowYourMomInASexualStimulationWaySimulations.com

stlchiefs
02-28-2011, 10:15 PM
Sledgehammer was the only one I really liked, I voted for 2 others only because you told me to. I don't think you want anything with a hyphen for web address reasons. Is it in there, is it not = becomes too difficult for users.

blaise
02-28-2011, 10:19 PM
I voted for Mysterious, Walking Whale, and a write in: Superfantastic Simulators.

But I really like Walking Whale.

Kyle DeLexus
02-28-2011, 10:19 PM
Rain Man Simulations?

BigRock
02-28-2011, 10:24 PM
Moland Simulations. A smart crowd will appriciate it.

stevieray
02-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Reel Simulations

CrazyPhuD
02-28-2011, 10:55 PM
WOPR Simulations

kysirsoze
02-28-2011, 10:56 PM
IJustWantToGetToKnowYourMomInASexualStimulationWaySimulations.com

I voted for Mysterious, Walking Whale, and a write in: Superfantastic Simulators.

But I really like Walking Whale.

Rain Man Simulations?

Moland Simulations. A smart crowd will appriciate it.

Reel Simulations

Rainman, as my #1 overall pick in the Planeteer draft, I'm gonna need you to respond to each of these seperately. A few "server issue" double posts wouldn't hurt either.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 10:57 PM
IJustWantToGetToKnowYourMomInASexualStimulationWaySimulations.com

I thought about it, but there's already a IJustWantToGetToKnowYourMotherInASexualStimulationWaySimulations.com and I don't want people to confuse the two.

KurtCobain
02-28-2011, 10:58 PM
I thought about it, but there's already a IJustWantToGetToKnowYourMotherInASexualStimulationWaySimulations.com and I don't want people to confuse the two.

That's a good point, you could slide Father in place of mother.

Douche Baggins
02-28-2011, 11:10 PM
Genesis Simulations

Impact Simulations

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 11:12 PM
I'm liking the suggestions, everyone. Thanks!

Talisman
02-28-2011, 11:18 PM
Snoitalumis Simulations. If you go with this, it won't matter if someone sees the company name in a mirror.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 11:21 PM
Snoitalumis Simulations. If you go with this, it won't matter if someone sees the company name in a mirror.

Hmm. If we then place our advertising billboards near mirrors, it would be like getting double the advertising for the dollar. This idea intrigues me.

Douche Baggins
02-28-2011, 11:22 PM
Prime Simulations

KurtCobain
02-28-2011, 11:22 PM
oooh! I like the Prime one.

T-post Tom
02-28-2011, 11:22 PM
Open Wave Simulations

Shamin Skin Simulations

Pink Ripple Simulations

Talisman
02-28-2011, 11:23 PM
Kevin, are the ones in the poll actually the finalist you have or are you just throwing some out there to get the juices flowing? Because I can't honestly find three that I like. No offense, but it kind of seems like you used RandomBandNameMaker.com to come up with a company name.

nstygma
02-28-2011, 11:26 PM
fermion simulations
kid's exchange simulations
web one simulations
mole station simulations
speed of art simulations
boson simulations

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 11:26 PM
Kevin, are the ones in the poll actually the finalist you have or are you just throwing some out there to get the juices flowing? Because I can't honestly find three that I like. No offense, but it kind of seems like you used RandomBandNameMaker.com to come up with a company name.

There's one that's an initial finalist, and the others are random but intriguing to me to varying degrees.

Any write-ins of interest?

Douche Baggins
02-28-2011, 11:30 PM
Next Level Simulations is three words, but sounds classy.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 11:57 PM
Next Level Simulations is three words, but sounds classy.

Hmm, I like that.

Phobia
03-01-2011, 12:03 AM
I would definitely tell you my suggestions but I do value my time and intellect. I think they're worth about $10,000 apiece and I have a list of 5 finalists. If you select one of them, it's worth an extrat $50k. But, I've spent minutes conjuring them up and a lifetime of training, creativity, and consumerism. I'm an expert.

cdcox
03-01-2011, 12:05 AM
There's one that's an initial finalist, and the others are random but intriguing to me to varying degrees.

Any write-ins of interest?

Let me guess, the initial finalist isn't faring so well?

Talisman
03-01-2011, 12:13 AM
There's one that's an initial finalist, and the others are random but intriguing to me to varying degrees.

Any write-ins of interest?

Of the ones up there, I like Gambit. As for suggestions...

Forte Simulations
Liquid Simulations
Eclipse Simulations
Sandbox Simulations
Avid Simulations

Rain Man
03-01-2011, 12:14 AM
Let me guess, the initial finalist isn't faring so well?

(sigh) the market research isn't showing it.
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Line Judge
03-01-2011, 12:40 AM
Delta Ray Simulations

Douche Baggins
03-01-2011, 12:42 AM
Focus Simulations

Thig Lyfe
03-01-2011, 01:18 AM
I really like Walking Whale for some reason.

My write-in: Genuine Simulations.

Phobia
03-01-2011, 01:28 AM
This first one is a freebie: Corona Simulations

ChiefsNow
03-01-2011, 05:21 AM
E-simulate

www.esimulate.com is not taken

WormHole Simulations

www.wormholesimulations.com also not taken

big nasty kcnut
03-01-2011, 05:33 AM
simyourmindco

AndChiefs
03-01-2011, 08:22 AM
I liked Walking Whale the best even though I doubt that's your finalist.

There's a couple that are borderline for me, the rest are awful. Three-Masted is decent, just because I can imagine a logo that would be memorable for that. Cold Bay is the only other one I somewhat like but it's a bit boring.

DMAC
03-01-2011, 08:33 AM
Phenylketomurics Simulations

mikeyis4dcats.
03-01-2011, 08:36 AM
Synaptic Simulations

or

SIMnaptic

Frazod
03-01-2011, 08:41 AM
Simulatrix.

teedubya
03-01-2011, 08:48 AM
Situation Simulations

65 Toss Power Trap Simulations

über simulations

Game Time Simulations

DMAC
03-01-2011, 08:53 AM
Violent Simulations

Rain Man
03-01-2011, 09:06 AM
I liked Walking Whale the best even though I doubt that's your finalist.


Walking Whale was indeed not the initial finalist, but I may actually like it better. It fits all of the criteria very well. However, after consultations with key stakeholders, there's a concern that its implied evolutionary origins may not sit well with some religious folk who could be part of the target market.

If any posters qualify as "religious folk", what do you think about this? Do you think the name could be considered offensive?

mesmith31
03-01-2011, 09:09 AM
There is a trend nowadays to incorporate the use of a color in conjunction with your word to make association with your company and how people feel about that color. Maybe you work something in like:

Yellow Python Simulations
Red Lion Simulations
Steely Dan
Green Clover
Purple Horseshoe,

Damn, now I'm hungry....

AndChiefs
03-01-2011, 09:29 AM
Walking Whale was indeed not the initial finalist, but I may actually like it better. It fits all of the criteria very well. However, after consultations with key stakeholders, there's a concern that its implied evolutionary origins may not sit well with some religious folk who could be part of the target market.

If any posters qualify as "religious folk", what do you think about this? Do you think the name could be considered offensive?

The thought of evolution didn't even cross my mind in regards to that name. Whales aren't generally included in the "typical" evolutionary chart but I can see the reservations. As long as the company name isn't "Gay Marriage Simulations" or "Fish Walking on Land Simulations" I wouldn't imagine it would be a big deal.

But then again, I'm for people being able to believe and do what they want...so I might not be the best one to ask.

Dartgod
03-01-2011, 09:34 AM
B-17 Simulations.

Nah, that would never work.

Since you are based in Denver, how about Fuck the Broncos Simulations?
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Lzen
03-01-2011, 09:37 AM
WOPR Simulations

The only way to win is not to play. Probably not good for this particular endeavor. Just sayin.

gblowfish
03-01-2011, 09:42 AM
Genuine Simulations.

Let's Pretend Simulations.

Lifelike Simulations.

Pretentious Simulations.

Auto-Erotic Simulations.

Lzen
03-01-2011, 09:45 AM
B-17 Simulations.

Nah, that would never work.

:LOL:

JD10367
03-01-2011, 11:28 AM
I picked Gambit Simulations. "Gambit" is a tough word (conjures up images of steely-eyed high-ranking military men in bunkers... or, if you're inclined, Cajuns who throw exploding playing cards).

However, it's a bit close to "gamble" which may make some think you're a sportsbetting company or something. So maybe that would be good for the URL (www.gambitsimulations.com) but the actual full name could be something longer.

Extra Point
03-01-2011, 11:50 AM
I would definitely tell you my suggestions but I do value my time and intellect. I think they're worth about $10,000 apiece and I have a list of 5 finalists. If you select one of them, it's worth an extrat $50k. But, I've spent minutes conjuring them up and a lifetime of training, creativity, and consumerism. I'm an expert.

Yeah, but I'm experter and brieferer.

I'll only charge you $25,000, and you can pay me after you make enough to pay the sum.

:titus:

4th and Long
03-01-2011, 11:55 AM
Stolen Peach-colored Bicycle Simulations? :shrug:
B-17 Simulations.

Nah, that would never work.
ROFL

Kyle DeLexus
03-01-2011, 11:55 AM
Fire Breathing Fist Simulations

Or

Bi-Winning Simulations

teedubya
03-01-2011, 12:01 PM
Fire Breathing Fist Simulations

Or

Bi-Winning Simulations

Hahah... i was gonna say Bi-Winning Simulations. LMAO

DMAC
03-01-2011, 12:02 PM
PIIHB Simulations

.....the phone is already ringin...

Halfcan
03-01-2011, 12:06 PM
Friendly Panda-sounds like a Chinease restaurant-lol

Fire Me Boy!
03-01-2011, 12:18 PM
Here's three "inspired" choices:

Charlie Sheen Simulations
Winning Simulations
Melt Your Face Off Simulations

DMAC
03-01-2011, 12:26 PM
Here's three "inspired" choices:

Charlie Sheen Simulations
Winning Simulations
Melt Your Face Off Simulations

Radical Simulations

Stewie
03-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Since it's a wide variety of "games" under one name I think Odyssey Simulations would work well.

Odyssey - a long series of wanderings or adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences, hardships, etc.

Thig Lyfe
03-01-2011, 01:37 PM
Walking Whale was indeed not the initial finalist, but I may actually like it better. It fits all of the criteria very well. However, after consultations with key stakeholders, there's a concern that its implied evolutionary origins may not sit well with some religious folk who could be part of the target market.

If any posters qualify as "religious folk", what do you think about this? Do you think the name could be considered offensive?

Why would stupid people be in your target market?

BucEyedPea
03-01-2011, 01:38 PM
Simulated Simulations

Talisman
03-01-2011, 02:19 PM
Walking Whale was indeed not the initial finalist, but I may actually like it better. It fits all of the criteria very well. However, after consultations with key stakeholders, there's a concern that its implied evolutionary origins may not sit well with some religious folk who could be part of the target market.

If any posters qualify as "religious folk", what do you think about this? Do you think the name could be considered offensive?

Walking Whale was the only other one I kind of liked. It has a nice ring to it. Kind of like Cheeky Monkey. I would consider myself religious and I didn't think about evolution at all when I heard the name or when I got the tattoo of it on my lower back this morning.

I'd like to use the rest of this post to further promote Sandbox Simulations as the name you should go with.

* There are no issues with how to spell it and the alliteration rolls off the tongue.

* In a sandbox, you create approximations of objects out of sand simulating the real thing.

* Open world video games are often referred to as sandboxes because you can do anything you want in them.

I think the name implies fun, creativity, and limitless potential for simulating anything you want.

I'll send you the bill.

/self promotion

Alton deFlat
03-01-2011, 02:25 PM
My top choice of your selections is Cold Bay Simulations. I dam going to offer my own choice. Something oxymoronic.... like Realistic Simulations

Rain Man
03-01-2011, 02:49 PM
Why would stupid people be in your target market?

Why would we eliminate 95 percent of the world population?

Rain Man
03-01-2011, 02:51 PM
Walking Whale was the only other one I kind of liked. It has a nice ring to it. Kind of like Cheeky Monkey. I would consider myself religious and I didn't think about evolution at all when I heard the name or when I got the tattoo of it on my lower back this morning.

I'd like to use the rest of this post to further promote Sandbox Simulations as the name you should go with.

* There are no issues with how to spell it and the alliteration rolls off the tongue.

* In a sandbox, you create approximations of objects out of sand simulating the real thing.

* Open world video games are often referred to as sandboxes because you can do anything you want in them.

I think the name implies fun, creativity, and limitless potential for simulating anything you want.

I'll send you the bill.

/self promotion


I actually really like Sandbox. Good suggestion. If you were a seal, I'd be throwing you a fish right now.

BucEyedPea
03-01-2011, 03:00 PM
I actually really like Sandbox. Good suggestion. If you were a seal, I'd be throwing you a fish right now.

What?! You're not gonna pay him or give him a cut? You know the power in a name for marketing purposes right?

Rain Man
03-01-2011, 03:03 PM
What?! You're not gonna pay him or give him a cut? You know the power in a name for marketing purposes right?

Did you miss the part about the fish? It's not my fault he's not a seal.

kepp
03-01-2011, 03:06 PM
We're not talking about shoot 'em up video games, but rather games of a more strategic nature.

WOPR

kepp
03-01-2011, 03:08 PM
Simulated Simulations

That's deep.

BucEyedPea
03-01-2011, 04:14 PM
Did you miss the part about the fish? It's not my fault he's not a seal.

Yeah! I saw that. But it doesn't answer my question.

stlchiefs
03-01-2011, 05:48 PM
I guess I was thinking of possible logos/mascots when I was reading through these as well, so something like Cold Bay Solutions didn't seem like a good option to me.

Rain Man
03-01-2011, 06:09 PM
Yeah! I saw that. But it doesn't answer my question.

Okay, okay. I'll give him the fish anyway.

Simply Red
03-01-2011, 06:14 PM
'Walking Whale' is kind of fresh - but I selected Gambit. :shrug:

el borracho
03-01-2011, 08:14 PM
Digital Strategery Simulations

AndChiefs
03-01-2011, 09:10 PM
The only thing that seems obvious is you need to hire me to help out with business venture.

;)

AustinChief
03-01-2011, 09:44 PM
Sandbox Simulations is a GREAT name.

ChiTown
03-01-2011, 09:46 PM
Stimulation Simulations

stumppy
03-02-2011, 01:28 AM
HeadVise Simulations

-King-
03-02-2011, 03:09 AM
Stimulating simulations
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Zebedee DuBois
03-02-2011, 04:45 PM
Fifth Dentist Simulations

bevischief
03-02-2011, 05:35 PM
Keystone Simulations

Pestilence
03-02-2011, 05:39 PM
Sandbox Simulations is a GREAT name.

This.

RJ
03-02-2011, 08:23 PM
I LOVE Walking Whale. What a great name.

Rain Man
03-02-2011, 09:12 PM
I LOVE Walking Whale. What a great name.

I can't tell you what it will be, but at some point I'm going to name something Walking Whale. Even if I have to adopt a kid to do it.

RJ
03-02-2011, 09:29 PM
I can't tell you what it will be, but at some point I'm going to name something Walking Whale. Even if I have to adopt a kid to do it.


What would be more impressive than a Walking Whale? Talk about an accomplishment.

I see a logo something like the drawings from Lewis Carroll's Walrus and the Fisherman.

It's a damn fine name. If you decide not to use it maybe I could open Walking Whale Flooring. I'm not really looking to open a store but I'd hate to see such a great name go to waste.

RJ
03-02-2011, 09:30 PM
I can't tell you what it will be, but at some point I'm going to name something Walking Whale. Even if I have to adopt a kid to do it.


BTW, don't adopt a fat kid. He'd take it personally.

God of Thunder
03-02-2011, 11:54 PM
Sandbox is one of the best ones I have heard....not really a fan of any in the poll.

Jerm
03-02-2011, 11:55 PM
Tiger Blood
Warlock Assassian

whoaskew
03-03-2011, 12:38 AM
Ovulation Simulations?

RippedmyFlesh
03-03-2011, 04:23 AM
Cerebral Simulations