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    Company Name

    So after a HUGE delay I decide to register my company name. Yes yes I know it should've been done ages ago.

    I went to register and told them this is my name that I have been trading with for 4 years odd. I googled around a bit and didn't find another company with my name. So I thought awesome, what are the chances this name will get rejected. Paid R110 and gave them the one name.

    2 days later I get an SMS saying, "Sadly your name choice has been rejected".

    Son of a .......

    So now I have to choose a new company name & inform my clients that the name has been changed, goto the bank etc etc

    However, how the hell must I know which name to choose now? Every name I've thought of has been taken by someone when googled.

    How do I now decide on a new name? Guidelines? If you choose 4 names and goto register it, must you just hope & pray that the damn names haven't been taken yet or that they get approved? This could take forever and cost me a fortune everytime my application gets rejected.

    Can't I just do that shelf company thing where it would be something like ABC Stores 19675543 t/a Perform Computers?
    Last edited by Perform Computers; 10-Jul-13 at 04:48 PM.

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    Noted.

    I'm thinking of choosing a name, and then translating it into Latin. Every damn name I can think of has already been taken when I google it. Somewhere, someone has a name VERY similar or identical to the one I think of.

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    IT-Solved
    It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin

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    http://www.solved.it/

    I give up. How the hell must I choose a name when all have been taken.

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    Ok, let me give you some serious lateral thinking on my part.

    If we use the 1st letter from your name and the 1st letter from your surname we have JO
    ...we now combine that with IT and see if we can find a word

    The word is: Ajoite

    Look it up, it is a mineral; sodium potassium copper aluminium silicate hydroxide.

    I think that you can do a lot with this name. Do a bit of research on the mineral and you will see that you can use the colour (blueish green) and its properties in your marketing material. You could even say something like "Guess you never heard of this mineral but bla bla about your business".
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    Maybe call it Ajoite Solutions and then highlight the JO and IT in a funky way in your logo.
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    SOLVED CT
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    CT SOLVED
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