The Best (And Worst) Company Names of All Time

Inc.com today announced their list of the top ten best and worst company names of all time, based on feedback of top naming experts nationwide. Tungsten Branding’s recommendations comprised two of the top ten names (Amazon and JetBlue) as well as three of the ten worst names (Books-A-Million, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, CompUSA). Naming is always a subjective art, so read over the list and weigh in with your thoughts and opinions. Poor company names are not just the ones that sound bad, they are the ones that confuse potential customers, box in a company, and limit its growth and opportunities. A special thanks to Inc. magazine Senior Reporter Ryan McCarthy for this insightful showcase of naming do’s and don’ts. For even more insight, read our post “Is Your Company Identity Killing You?”


About the author: With over twenty-five years of company naming and branding expertise, Tungsten founder Phil Davis is a marketing and advertising veteran, having personally named over 250 companies, products and services worldwide. As a sought after branding expert, Phil has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Inc.com, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and Newsday.

BY Phil Davis

Brand Naming Expert

With over twenty-five years of company naming and branding expertise, Tungsten founder Phil Davis is a marketing and advertising veteran, having personally named over 250 companies, products and services worldwide. As a sought-after naming expert, Phil has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Inc.com, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and Newsday.

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