Name for project

Added by Саги Усаги over 7 years ago

Ok, we need a name (and domain) for project. Codename stays (almost) as it is: aumi-ng.
New project will be based around all asian culture, not just japanese animation. Which means Music, People, Korean doramas, etc.
And around user collaboration on creating info about it.
Name should be simple and respect project features and goals.

Suggestions?


Replies (12)

RE: Name for project - Added by Саги Усаги over 7 years ago

orien.tl - for example (oriental).

RE: Name for project - Added by Ярослав Баранов over 7 years ago

Действительно ли надо менять название? Существуют ли объективные причины для переименования?

RE: Name for project - Added by Саги Усаги over 7 years ago

Yes.
1) Current name doesn't mean anything (except for "sea of anime", but we shifted focus to anything, related to asian (pop)culture).
2) We don't want to use .ru tld, as project 'll be international, and "aumi" in other .tld's are taken.

Thing is: name should mean something, should be catchy and easy to remember AND you should get the meaning of the project just from it's name.
And with aUmi we have:
— "Oh, i've seen it on aUmi"
— "WTF is aUmi?"

Now, for example, with orien.tl:
— "Oh, i've seen it on orien.tl"
— "That's something 'bout east, right?"

PS: Please, write in English if you can, as we have some non-russian-speaking developers.

RE: Name for project - Added by Ярослав Баранов over 7 years ago

in this case "orien.tl" is the best name for such project.

RE: Name for project - Added by Gin Fuyou over 7 years ago

I don't really think that orien.tl is catchy and this easy to remember. At least if it was orient.al it could work, but n dot tl part just creepy.
And I don't see much meaning behind oriental - "something 'bout east" is it's best. Are you selling chinese baubles? Or maybe it's Orient watches fansite or cat lovers club?

Even asia-umi.something could be better. It's not much better, but it's unique.
Also something like asia4.us (asia for us) maybe - the bad thing this name is too obvious.
Go longer and make it asia4me.something.

I don't think you can think of something really good using words like orient, asia and east - they are too common.
Maybe you should just forget "name should mean something" thing and go with just short and catchy. I don't know if ebay.com, e2046.com or 1999.co.jp mean something but it doesn't make them less popular projects. Or take an abbreviation like hlj.com (Hobby Link Japan), esl.eu (Electronic Sports League), vndb.org or anidb.org

I see if I can come up with some more decent ideas later.

RE: Name for project - Added by Саги Усаги over 7 years ago

n dot tl part just creepy.

Omitting vowels is kinda popular in web-startup world these days (flickr.com for example)
I agree with being too general part, though. That's why this thread was created.

ebay named after company, that created it (Echo Bay Technology Group)
and while e2046.com or 1999.co.jp are kinda easy to remember they are really WTF-names.

As for abbreviations - it's fine, as long as it's easily understandable, like vndb.org or anidb.org
hlj.com and esl.eu are bad examples, though.

asia4.us, asia4.me is good for traveling agency or something like this.
And asiadb.something sounds bad and too general =/

How 'bout some fun abbreviation (duh, can't really come up with example)?

RE: Name for project - Added by Gin Fuyou over 7 years ago

Omitting vowels is kinda popular in web-startup world these days (flickr.com for example)

Yep, I know, I just can't like this particular case.

hlj.com and esl.eu are bad examples, though.

Not sure if these are that bad. OFC, these are wtf-names but as long as you know what it is, you won't forget the address. Same - when you don't know what a visual novel is, "vndb" makes no sense.

How 'bout some fun abbreviation?

Could be a nice option, IMHO.

RE: Name for project - Added by Саги Усаги over 7 years ago

Okay, maybe you'll throw in some synonyms or associations with "eastern", "orient", "asia", "list", "database", "japanese", "anime" etc.

RE: Name for project - Added by Mayoi Hachikuji over 7 years ago

orientalist - too long and weird...
animasia - yet more stranger. Also sounds some like 'amazing', I've tried to "generate" some combination with this, but failed.

RE: Name for project - Added by Silver Dragon about 7 years ago

probably something with the same letters in acronym, probably with following number? for example, A3 - anime, asia, a[something]. Could take some time to come up with a good one though...

RE: Name for project - Added by Mayoi Hachikuji about 7 years ago

It seems to me that acronyms will be rejected as "don't mean anything". And it is true.

RE: Name for project - Added by the vassabi about 7 years ago

IMO aumi is already well-known name.
change the meaning of "a" letter from `anime` to `asia` and that's all :)

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