NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- Sometimes there's little mystery surrounding a company or product's name. IBM ( IBM) has always made machines for doing business, so its name is aptly an acronym for "International Business Machines." Burger King ( BKC) is a burger shop, and one that evidently seeks to be the king of that market. Bank of America ( BAC) probably didn't need to bring in a team of linguists to craft its own moniker.But those companies and their products have been around for a while. Newer companies have fewer names to choose from and more competition to distinguish themselves. And sometimes that means creating a name from scratch.
|Sometimes it's obvious how a product got its name, while other times the origin is more obscure.|