What do you think of the word Blimple ?

by dwhs
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I am starting a new host and need a name that is brandable like:

yahoo
skype
twitter
google
blimple

Ect..

What do you think of the word Blimple?
#blimple #word
  • Profile picture of the author Ben Armstrong
    catchy but kind of sounds offensive. Like a cross between a blimp and a pimple.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheKeys
    It sounds to much like pimple. I don't know if it will have the same effect.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Blimple?

      Seriously is this the best that you can come up with?

      Honest opinion? It's bloody awful!
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      • Profile picture of the author TheKeys
        Originally Posted by Pete Walker View Post

        Blimple?

        Seriously is this the best that you can come up with?

        Honest opinion? It's bloody awful!

        Hahaha awww
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  • Profile picture of the author Cee
    The word pimple immediately comes to mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author DJL
    To me it's more like a combination of a blister and a pimple.
    Perhaps the word "bubo" is available... shorter and simpler.
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  • Profile picture of the author domainarama
    One of the founders of the Blimpie sandwich chain is a buddy of mine. I doubt if he'll agree to your use. On the other hand your use of the word is hard to confuse with a sandwich. If he does agree that your use is ok I'll let you know. I won't see him until the end of July.
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    • Profile picture of the author catherine9989
      I think it's possible to become catchy, but it does have some serious baggage because it sounds more like pimple than blimp. Well, add to that it's not really a word...so hey, neither was microsoft, right? My advice? Run with it and make your millions.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheKeys
      Originally Posted by domainarama View Post

      One of the founders of the Blimpie sandwich chain is a buddy of mine. I doubt if he'll agree to your use. On the other hand your use of the word is hard to confuse with a sandwich. If he does agree that your use is ok I'll let you know. I won't see him until the end of July.

      First of all I think your a bit confused domainarama. First of all neither Blimple or Blimpie are patented according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. So legally and contractually anyone can get a patent for those names and use it 100% legally. Wether your friend owns the business or not really has no say in it if he/she did not file a patent.
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      • Profile picture of the author rickfrazier1
        Originally Posted by TheKeys View Post

        First of all I think your a bit confused domainarama. First of all neither Blimple or Blimpie are patented according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. So legally and contractually anyone can get a patent for those names and use it 100% legally. Wether your friend owns the business or not really has no say in it if he/she did not file a patent.
        I don't think you really mean "patent". Perhaps you really mean "trademark" You can register a trade name, and I'm pretty sure the "Blimpie" has already been registered as a trade name (along with an associated graphic trademark. Often a word can also be a trademark as well as a trade name).

        Blimple, on the other hand, is probably still available, as I can't see anyone trademarking it, because of all the potential baggage the name carries. The connotations are just too many to try to overcome.

        Now, I know that some very offensive and off-color words or phrases have come to be commonplace and normal, but "it's an uphill climb", so to speak trying to develop a serious brand with an odd name that has negative connotations these days...

        Think first about what you are trying to sell (distill it to a single word, if you can). Now, take that word and create variations that don't relate to current trademarks and trade words. Can't think of ones that make sense?

        OK, another way. Fire up a random word generator (there still have to be some on the internet) and let it go for awhile. These make (usually) nonsensical words by randomly combining alphabetic characters in words of specivic lengths). Scan the resultant output to find one that seems to "click" with your ideals and sensibilities. Trademark it and move on...

        Look at some of the brands out there now... When they were introduced, there was some confusion, but mostly, they generated interest because folks didn't know what they were. Given time and marketing, many became household words... (Kleenex, for example. It actually has a base that has something to do with it's use.) Of course, a LOT of brand names have nothing to do with their respective businesses... One example is EXXON, which was primarily chosen (so the legend goes) because it was found to have no negative connotation in any known language.

        For my money, I'd fire up the random word generator first, and see if I could find anything that pops up. Strangely, the mind can do some amazing things. If you have a list of words, just scan through them. Don't necesarily pay any attention to what they say, just scan, looking for the ones that are darker than the others. Often the subconscious will filter for you and you will see interesting ones as if they were bold or darker print than they actually are. Copy or jot them down for later examination. Most of the time, you will find yourself coming back to these instead of ones you actively try to invent...
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  • Profile picture of the author Apollo-Articles
    Check this site out:

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      First of all neither Blimple or Blimpie are patented according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
      Blimpie has several dozen TRADEMARKS - so not quite true.

      Blimple is not trademarked - but it sounds icky. My first impression is the word sounds like something fat and soft.

      Sorry - but you did ask. Edit: I'd want a word with a hard consonant. Yahoo is the only major "brand" that is a "soft" word but it's a known word.
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    • Profile picture of the author dwhs
      Originally Posted by Apollo-Articles View Post

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      Sam
      Funny the first thing I got was hepse.com lol that is even more discusting lol
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by dwhs View Post

        Funny the first thing I got was hepse.com lol that is even more discusting lol
        Hey, Mud, you may be right about people remembering things associated with disasters, but that doesn't mean they want to do business with them.

        Can you imagine the mayhem in the convenience store business if the 9/11 attacks had been on July 11?

        Gotta say, 'blimple' doesn't do a thing for me.

        Since you are strting a host, why not look at different definitions for the word, then make a list of synonyms. Once you have your list, an existing word might strike you. Or you can start playing with combinations where there is some kind of meaning or some kind of association, like the folks here associating 'blimple' with 'pimple'...
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by dwhs View Post

    I am starting a new host and need a name that is brandable
    Unless you've got a stellar budget to spend on branding (or lots of time to play with), I'd try to get the word "host" somewhere in the name.


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    • Profile picture of the author dwhs
      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      Unless you've got a stellar budget to spend on branding (or lots of time to play with), I'd try to get the word "host" somewhere in the name.


      Frank
      I agree luckily I have both and I definably want to brand a word that means nothing form the ground up.

      Originally Posted by catherine9989 View Post

      I think it's possible to become catchy, but it does have some serious baggage because it sounds more like pimple than blimp. Well, add to that it's not really a word...so hey, neither was microsoft, right? My advice? Run with it and make your millions.
      Thanks for the optimism, after google is goo and gurgle combined. Doesn't get much grosser then that. lol And I was thinking, doesn't human nature remember disasters 100 times over nice things. Just a thought, maybe the disaster of the word will help it.

      Originally Posted by Apollo-Articles View Post

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      Sam
      Sounds cool, I'm checking it out now.
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