Here at Betabeat, we don’t pretend to have all the answers. We simply know what we don’t like.
And, thanks to the massive amount of press releases we receive from fledgling startups every day, we’ve developed a particular dislike for the conventions of modern startup nomenclature.
Some startup names are good: Facebook, Gilt, Tinder, BlackBerry, BuzzFeed, Seamless even MySpace. These names are natural, casual, and don’t make the speaker sound like a babbling idiot — well, unless they’re raving about MySpace and BBM in 2014.
But then there are the Twitters of the world. It’s a wonder that social network has become as respectable as it is, with such a looney name. It’s tough to make the case to your tech-hating older relatives or colleagues that Twitter’s worth trying out when it sounds like a kids’ board game.
True, name preferences are subjective. But we’re pretty sure that we’ve assembled a list of questionable startup names not even a mother could love. Full of sexual innuendos, double-entendres, and secondhand-embarrassment-inducing goofiness, here are the 21 weirdest startup names of all time.