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Old 10th August 2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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I'm developing a range of speakers to eventually sell under the brand Studio Au. (Au symbol for gold)

I'm looking for some good names for my speakers. Which to start will be two small bookshelf and a floor stander, using Mark Audio drivers. Made in England from ply and solid wood.

There is an obvious play with chemical symbols, anyone have any good suggestions, could be varieties of birds or European cities, Great Lakes, bands etc...
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Old 10th August 2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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Frankly, I think you would be better off thinking up names for them yourself. They are to be your commercial products, and you would in the medium - longer term regret not naming them personally. The same applies to the designs too. Without that, you will never feel they are entirely yours.
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Old 10th August 2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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Agreed, though historically, naming them after cities or 'something' recognizable to the general public was common, so find 'something' with enough of a selection that you won't likely run out of choices.

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Old 10th August 2014, 05:51 PM   #4
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I have ran through so many options.

Lots of speakers have sexy Italian names, but these are English and struggling to find an overall genre or group of things I can use.

Just thought i would put it out there and see if any great ideas popped up.

My avoidance with the elements is that try obviously have an implied quality.

No one will want copper if you can have gold...
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Old 10th August 2014, 05:57 PM   #5
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There is a micro brewery over here in the states that names all their ales after whales.
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Old 10th August 2014, 06:06 PM   #6
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I bet they sound really cool too. Hope there isn't a Sperm whale one though!

So far my favourites are based around music and harmonics.

1) Timbre

2) Overture

3) Nuance
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Hmm, I should have read more than the thread title before posting.

Yeah, those too.........

Techie that I was, Altec's use of [3] and [4] digit numbers for all its in-house docs as well as its prosound, studio monitoring systems works for me, especially since it's common across much of the industrial 'world', but has no 'rhyme or reason' WRT the product, so not a good choice.

Worse, some WAG that didn't like its performance/whatever would no doubt quip 'fool's gold'.

Trees, maybe? Plenty to choose from with small to large sizes to describe speaker size relationship to the others.

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Hope there isn't a Sperm whale one though!

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1. Stiff upper lip

2. We are not amused

3. Jolly good

4. Big Ben

5. Camilla

6. London eye

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Name them after the pets that belonged to famous English Historical Figures!
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