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How to name your cloud company
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your cloud company. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our cloud company name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Creative Cloud
- Bounty Saved
- Content Cluster
- Stratus Storage
- Skyline Cloud
#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Creative”, “Chronicler”, “Abundance” and “TCollect”, you can see that while these words can be related to the cloud, they also suggest that you can expect to be able to save large amounts of important information. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
If you’re stuck on words to use, try our business name generator.
Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great cloud company names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This name conveys a place where information is sent to be kept safely.
This name conveys a program that ensures all important information is chronicled.
This name conveys the ability to save information endlessly.
This name conveys a cloud happily collecting information.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great cloud company names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful cloud company and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Digital Ocean is a name that really portrays just how much information can be held within the cloud. It also uses a contradicting concept (ocean instead of clouds) to stand out from other cloud services.
Dropbox is a name that portrays just how easy it can be to use the service. Simply pick up the items you want to save and drop them into the box. They also have a catchy name through a rhythmic pronunciation in the name: Dropbox.
Oracle Cloud provides a sense of divinity in addition to the concept of a cloud. It’s easy to remember and attractive to the eye. This is a name that will grab the attention of those who see it.
Google Cloud Platform
there isn’t a whole lot to say about this company. The company is a Google division that specializes in the platform as a service (PaaS) provision. The platform offers an array of cloud computing services.
the company was officially named Oak Ridge Telephone Company. In the 70s, it underwent a name change to Century Telephone Enterprises and eventually – to CenturyLink. The name is reflective of technological changes in the field.
specializing in an array of cloud-based services, the company has a name indicative of the ready availability of such solutions.
a cloud-based storage service, Sync has a name that tells potential clients they can easily transfer data across platforms and make sure that they’ve accomplished complete synchronization as far as version control goes.
cleverly named, the San Francisco company offers electronic signature technology that enhances digital transactions and makes them safer.
the cloud service provider focuses on data analytics that companies can rely on to ensure optimal uptime, cybersecurity and better performance. The name is indicative of the company’s ability to boost productivity and help companies work smarter.
the name of the company is a derivative from the names of the three Zuora founders – K.V. Rao, Cheng Zou and Tien Tzuo.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real business named “Dropbox”.
Due to the newness of the cloud storage concept, there may be many who are worried about how difficult it might be to store their items in a cloud. However, the name Dropbox makes it clear that it’s no more difficult than dropping things into a box.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Creative Cloud, Cloud Crowd
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Cumulusaves – Cumulus refers to a type of cloud)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable cloud company names could be:
- Cidara CLoud
- Simura Cloud
- Vanata Cloud
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business AmpleCLoud and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like AmplleCloud, AmpleClloud or AmmpleCloud.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.