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Hey guys,

Has anyone had any success using CrowdSpring for startup naming? Any other
suggestions? Is it advisable to choose something we can't afford now as
long as it's not officially taken or trademarked, slap a "get" in front of
it and hope we can pay for it in the future?

Thoughts very much appreciated!

Christina

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Michael Brill
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Michael Brill Entrepreneur
Technology startup exec focused on AI-driven products

I've had really good success with this guy: http://startupgods.com.  $249 and he'll keep cranking until he finds something you like.   All names have domains available. He also put together this free naming tool which is pretty awesome: http://impossibility.org/.

Kris Braun
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Kris Braun Entrepreneur
Co-founder of KidsWifi

We've used pickydomains.com, which can be a bit of a flood, but good for
generating new ideas.

Kris
Founder, Happenate
http://happenate.com

Berna Erol
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Berna Erol Entrepreneur

For naming and checking .com availability in bulk, I really like
http://www.namestation.com/

It allows you to combine keywords, automatically mix them in creative ways
and check availability of 100s of domains at once.

After the naming, comes the logo design. My designer send me the attached
pdf and asked me to circle as many concepts as I like. I thought it was
brilliant. It is attached for you guys.

Berna

David Hauser
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David Hauser Entrepreneur
Young Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder of Grasshopper and Angel Investor.

I got a premium .me domain, dress.me and went through the process.

Alan Peters
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Alan Peters Entrepreneur
VP Product and Technology at BusinessBlocks

Have registered dot me domains on Go Daddy.  I usually avoid them for other
stuff because I don't like their politics.  But dot me and.co are both
pretty painless there.

Adam Geller
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Adam Geller Entrepreneur
education technology explorer
Simon Gornick
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Simon Gornick Entrepreneur
Writer + Project Manager
Hate to sound old fashioned, but having a real live human help you with your name is always the best way to go. There are some times when an algorithm just can't deliver the magic.
James Chetwood
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James Chetwood Entrepreneur
Front-End Developer / Drupal Themer at Eurostar
http://wordoid.com/
http://www.bustaname.com/
https://domai.nr/
http://www.leandomainsearch.com/

I also really like Tim Ferris's idea or running different google adds with different business names once your down to a shortlist to see which gets the best reaction.
Tom Kincaid
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Product Management, Social Media, Mobile Applications, SEO, New Media, Entertainment, Casual Games
http://thesaurus.com/

Just twist words around, add endings, drop letters, combine two words, etc.
Detrick DeBurr
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Co-Founder at Game Time Giving
I recently ran a name contest on squadhelp. We awarded $100 to the winner. Total cost was about $175. We got 663 name submissions over a 3 day contest. What I like about squadhelp is that contestants can't submit names where the domain name is not also available. Next we plan to test about 10 of them that we like for memorability, spellilbity and associations.
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