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sean
04-08-2003, 03:09 PM
MethodMan came up with this name for my web design business: Smacky Design. I like it because it sounds both fun and professional, and it's made up of my name (Sean MACKrorY). So tell me if you like it or not. Here's the information:

Name: Smacky Design
URL: http://www.smackydesign.com

sean
04-08-2003, 03:53 PM
I just got a pm - one of the "Don't Like It" people changed their mind to "Pretty Good"

golfinguy4
04-08-2003, 05:35 PM
Nah, just doesn't roll of the tongue like some of the other names at fdiddy.

Eibro
04-08-2003, 05:54 PM
What's your middle name?

Jeremy G
04-08-2003, 06:26 PM
Look Dude, stick with Macrory Design. Its original and it isnt all kidy. It has the potential to be a mature experianced >SOUNDING< design name.

YOu cant listen to these programmer types, they are all bad people to be asking about design (have you seen some of the programmer art?) [no offense to you programmer guys, im speaking ernestly in good fun]

good luck, design is a $$$$$.

Silvercord
04-08-2003, 10:11 PM
not everything is in a name, just because you don't have the perfect name doesn't mean your business won't do well

rick barclay
04-08-2003, 11:07 PM
Ooooo. Touche, Silvercord. You rang the gong with that one.
Doesn't make any difference if you have a cool name or not.
Your job performance is what determines wther or not you
succeed. Name's just a part of it.

adrianxw
04-09-2003, 01:01 AM
Sounds like a joker to me. If I was looking for a contractor and saw that name, I would skip to the next.

Shadow
04-09-2003, 11:51 AM
> Sounds like a joker to me. If I was looking for a contractor and saw that name, I would skip to the next.
The name sounds funny. It's pretty amusing. And it would be great to have people come to you for your business EVEN THOUGH you have this funny name, and do things your way.

So remember kids, if you want to go somewhere, you never get your way. (Which makes sense, because you have to put yourself in the shoes of your target audience)

spidereen
04-09-2003, 12:39 PM
There is a lot to do with the name. If you were looking throught the phone book and saw two companies.

One with a nice name and logo, the other with a dull name and small logo. It don't matter how good the people in the dull named company are if nobody uses them.

What I am saying is in business image is everything.

Would you buy a computer from DELL or Willy Joe's PC bargin basement.


P.S. Willy Joe's PC bargin basement is a ficticious name used as an example.

Willy Joe
04-09-2003, 12:49 PM
"Willy Joe's PC bargin basement is a ficticious name used as an example."

You sayin' my business don't exist boy? I'll godamn sue ya I will!

Silvercord
04-09-2003, 01:30 PM
"wtf is an id, I mean that's a retarded name! Gosh it sounds like something a friggin caveman would say, id must be a CRAPPY software company! And wtf is up with Microsoft, is that the two problems bill gates has in the bedroom?" (micro + soft = hahahahahahahahahahahahahaahokillstfu)

Xei
04-09-2003, 02:43 PM
To tell you the truth, Smacky Design reminds me of some little kid sitting in a high-chair smacking on food falling out of his/her mouth. To be honest, I also believe that many business's will not take yours seriousely if they see it advertised. Also, I think that your name requires some sort of direction to what you design. For example:

Mackrory Web Design, Inc.
Mackrory Software, Inc.
Mackrory Electronics, Inc.

Then when advertising you usually put the things that you mainly do under your name as bullets or something flashy that its easy to understand, and to-the-point. Text-Examples:

Mackrory Web Design, Inc.
-HTML,PHP, ASP, Java, ActiveX
-Graphical Design
-Domain Hosting

Mackrory Software, Inc.
-MFC, ATL, C/C++, Assembly.
-Industry Leading Technology.
"Mackrory, we get you where your business needs. Fast."
Etc.

Mackrory Electronics, Inc.
-Electronics Supply.
-Wholesale.

Polymorphic OOP
04-09-2003, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Silvercord
"wtf is an id, I mean that's a retarded name! Gosh it sounds like something a friggin caveman would say, id must be a CRAPPY software company!

id refer's to Freud's id. I think it's a great name. :p

Though, "microsoft" is pretty laughable hehe

sean
04-09-2003, 04:21 PM
Hmm... I guess people don't like it anyhow. For a variety of reasons (which are at FD, I'm too lazy right now), I'm going with Mackrory Web Design, at www.mackrory.com (as soon as I hear back from all the other Mackrory's I know of), so speak now, or forever hold you peace.

Xei
04-09-2003, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Sean
Hmm... I guess people don't like it anyhow. For a variety of reasons (which are at FD, I'm too lazy right now), I'm going with Mackrory Web Design, at www.mackrory.com (as soon as I hear back from all the other Mackrory's I know of), so speak now, or forever hold you peace.

Hmm.. the domain is free... I wonder if I should purchase it then sell it to you...

edit: Backordering is cheaper.

Shadow
04-09-2003, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by Polymorphic OOP
id refer's to Freud's id. I think it's a great name. :p

Though, "microsoft" is pretty laughable hehe According to ID, in a hint manual back during the Wolfenstein (ORIGINAL) days....they used it because it refers to the word ego. It's a psyche thing. (read: They're that damn good)

Govtcheez
04-09-2003, 04:34 PM
> It's a psyche thing.

That's the same thing as Poly was talking about.

Polymorphic OOP
04-09-2003, 04:36 PM
Originally posted by Shadow
According to ID, in a hint manual back during the Wolfenstein (ORIGINAL) days....they used it because it refers to the word ego. It's a psyche thing. (read: They're that damn good)

Yes, hence me saying, Freud's id, though it's not literally "ego" :p

Shadow
04-09-2003, 05:02 PM
The point of the matter is, we got it all explained from every angle. Now people like Govtcheez will understand those big words. :D

Polymorphic OOP
04-09-2003, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by Shadow
The point of the matter is, we got it all explained from every angle. Now people like Govtcheez will understand those big words. :D

Yes, because "id" is such a gigantic word :p

Anyways we're getting off topic. I don't like the name Smacky Design :D

Silvercord
04-09-2003, 05:33 PM
actually the id is specifically the animalistic drive part of the ego, there's the id, the ego, and the superego, so you can't just say id means ego, and if you've ever actually hears someone say 'id' they sound like a caveman grunting and yes its a great name and yes micro soft is funny because my name is john jacob jingle heimer smith

sean
04-10-2003, 03:59 PM
I've been asking around some other places - nobody does, and I'm not liking it anymore either. I'm going with Mackrory Web Design, and because of xei, I'm thinking of going with it very soon... Thanks for all your advice!

Oh, and I also found out that Smacky is a cartoon character, and Smacky Web Design is a wanna-be company (hosted on Geocities - that should tell you something) apparently notorious for sucking.