Usually having a good name is the first step to creating a successful business. Yet there are always exceptions to this rule. Some companies have managed to have great success with horrible names. Here are the top 5 worst named companies that are somehow still in business:
5. Moody’s Corporation
Moody’s is a credit rating agency with a horrible name. No one wants to do business with someone who’s moody. They may as well have called it PMS Corp.
|Is this the type of person you want handling your investments?|
Assurant is an insurance company and has to word “Ass” right at the beginning. That’s a classic rookie mistake. No one wants to buy insurance from an ass.
|Those are some hairy asses.|
3. Gaylord Hotels
Most people believe that what you do behind the closed doors of your hotel room is your own business, but it’s still probably not a good idea to name your hotels after anything related to sex. You wouldn’t call your company Lesbo Hotels would you? Well maybe you should considering how well Gaylord is doing.
|And they even make their logo flaming. How clever.|
Siemens is an electronics company and no they don’t make dildos so the name is totally inappropriate. It’s amazing this company has had as much success as it has. They’ve made a lot of money producing pocketsized phones while the last thing anyone wants is Siemens in their pants.
|I'll bet the founder Werner Von Siemens got teased a lot as a kid, for looking like Mr. Swirly from Nickelodeon's "Doug" which wasn't a show back then.|
And the number one worst named company that’s still in business is...
Which of these names is not like the others? Smith and Kline are normal last names, but who the hell is GLAXO? This company sounds like one of the main people in charge is a goddamned Martian. Not exactly comforting when you consider they make prescription medication. Oh yeah and how about hitting the spacebar every once in awhile. Oh shit... Glaxo is an alien. He probably goes to space bars for refreshments on long space journeys. That's why they don't put any spaces in their company name!
|Oh here comes Glaxo now!|