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Stupid, hard to say, Company Names

Schpock, Sixt, etc.

I get the fact that people want a different and creative name, but ffs, please just make it a name that doesn't mean that I have to sound like I'm vomiting, or losing my teeth when I say it.

I actively avoid visiting these sites, purely because the name offends me.
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Before I retired I worked for one of the world's largest steel companies. It had been formed by merger of three European companies and the company name made up from elements of each company giving "Arcelor". In their wisdom and due to the historical precedent this was pronounced with a soft "c" (ie like a letter "s" in English pronunciation). So far so good (well almost). Then the sheetpiling division, for whom I worked, introduced a sealant for the pile interlocks called "Arcoseal" and the UK managers had to tell the bosses in Luxembourg that in the UK it would have to be pronounced with a hard "c" or else we would be laughed all the way out of the customer's premises. Just think about it and, if you still haven't got it, try saying it out loud with a "sss" sound for the "c".
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I shall never buy a house through the estate agents Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward, or are they Kindly Furkhard and Haywire, or maybe Kinglies Hardfolk and Hawyard.

And I sort of get it that family firms try to sound like multinationals by using intials. So my plumber, MLO, could be seen as on a par with RTZ for example. But what's with P O'R & Sons, as seen on a van?
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I don't get "creative" names at all. There is an employment agency locally called Polkadotfrog - why? Yes it is different but so what?
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Could be the very stupidity of it makes it memorable. Certainly you who, presumably being retired, are not looking for work remember them as an employment agency and hence for someone looking for work it could similarly be top of their mind and might well be their first point of call.
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I won't name the company I work for but the name is pretty unpronounceable as well.

But then that's because it is German.
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The best company name ever has to be this outfit Wayne Kerr Electronics Home
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Many years ago my cousin lived next door to a plumber named Willie Airey.

He (the plumber) was built like a brick S***house so when he was introduced to people by name he would give you a fixed stare as his name was said and you would meekly reply "pleased to meet you Willie".
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