What should my company name be?

Very soon, I’m going to register an LLC, and begin operating my online ventures as a real, live business, rather than my current sole proprietorship method.  Why go through the trouble?  Lots of reasons really, but mainly the limited liability and tax benefits.  I also like the idea of actually owning my own business, and keeping personal and business finances separate.

My biggest obstacle in forming an LLC is deciding on a name for my business.  I’ve been racking my brain for weeks trying to come up with something that sounds professional and un-stupid.  So far I have zero leads and zero good names.  So, I’m asking my readers for help.  Here are some guidelines:

  • Name must be relatively short – I don’t want a 4 or 5 word name – it’s just too long.
  • Must be professional-sounding.  That means “Flying Chickens R Us” is out.
  • Since it will be an LLC, the name will end in LLC.  So “Company Name LLC” will be the full name.
  • I like the idea of “Something Media LLC” or even “Something Publishing LLC”, though Publishing is on the long side
  • Easy to spell / pronounce.  Zyshniffq might be a cool name, but no one can spell or pronounce it.

That’s about it.  I’m probably going to register in the state of Delaware, for reasons I’ll go into later. 

To help give you guys some incentive to help me out, I’ll go ahead and make this a contest, starting now, and ending April 15.  To enter, simply leave a comment here with your name suggestion.  Whoever picks the best company name for me, determined by me ( of course ), I’ll give you a link in my sidebar for 2 months, free of charge.  Though I shouldn’t have to say it, I will anyway – the link can’t be to any adult / illegal / inappropriate site, and the anchor text must be reasonable.

Anyway, that’s about it – now start thinking, and help me find a good name!


  1. Adam Ferguson said

    April 9 2007 @ 1:25 pm

    As a way to pay homage to your website, but retain a (seemingly) professional image, how about simply ‘GL Media LLC’. I think it sounds classy.

  2. Leroy Brown said

    April 9 2007 @ 1:42 pm

    I like the name. The only bad thing is that glmedia.com,net,and org are all taken. D’oh.

  3. Brandon Hopkins said

    April 10 2007 @ 12:27 pm

    How about Llama Media LLC? Or Green Media LLC…fairly obvious however.

  4. Leroy Brown said

    April 10 2007 @ 1:33 pm

    Obvious isn’t bad. And people tend to overlook the obvious quite a bit, which is why I’m asking for help on this – the more input I have, the better chance I won’t end up picking a bad name.

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