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Re: How did you decide on a team/studio/other name?

#16 Post by nyaatrap » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:34 am

planktheory wrote:Thought your name was just backward of "partaay'n".
J. Datie wrote:I assumed it was an elaborate trap set up by a cat. "Nyaa~ It's a trap!" and such.
This ambiguity is how this name works :D

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#17 Post by Daistarir » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:46 am

Don't know. Just because it's fun ( team ) and cute ( name )

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Re: How did you decide on a team/studio/other name?

#18 Post by KomiTsuku » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:37 pm

Oh, mine was decided in a heartbeat. It has always been me operating pretty much alone, only having money in the more recent years. The idea that I was a "real" studio was (and still is) a massive joke, so I decided to call myself "I Don't Have A Studio Studios" (IDHAS or I'd has studio?) because... well... I DON'T have a studio. I have a crazy man who drinks too much soda.

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Re: How did you decide on a team/studio/other name?

#19 Post by Anna » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:20 pm

We decided on ours back in 2007 and it was originally meant to just go around Dutch circles :'D... I still like it though. Since we wanted to focus on fantasy stories and I'm half Greek, we thought a pegasus would be a nice symbol. Of course, that turned into pegasi because there's more than one of us.

Also, being big Fire Emblem fans, we were overjoyed when we got our third member so we could form a pegasi trio haha.

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#20 Post by specialtantei » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:59 pm

Mine is just a week old xD, but growing and working hard :3.

The name came based on my personality and how I like to write (I am the wirter xD). So a little bit of Visual novel and of Insanity created Visual Kyouki (insanity in japanese). I thought it had a nice ring to it, like 7th expansion, cool and easy to pronounce :). That made it a final decision.

At first I was gonna call it Schrodinger's Box, but nah, not enough originality u.u

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#21 Post by Hijiri » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:28 pm

MESI comes from "Mors Est Solum Initium" or "Death Is Only the Beginning" (Granted, it's a bastardization of the term...which I didn't find out until later ^^; ) However, it also sounds like "messy" which really fits the way I work on things.
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Re: How did you decide on a team/studio/other name?

#22 Post by Greeny » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:19 am

Hijiri wrote:MESI comes from "Mors Est Solum Initium" or "Death Is Only the Beginning" (Granted, it's a bastardization of the term...which I didn't find out until later ^^; ) However, it also sounds like "messy" which really fits the way I work on things.
Latin, I think, is a great way of having something meaningful that noone has used before.

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#23 Post by Nekochi » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:47 pm

Well, it isn't one hundred percent decided, but as my nickname is Nekochi and the artist I've working with goes by Batty, I thought Cat & Bat Productions (or Bat & Cat Productions, both would work) had a nice ring to it.

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Re: How did you decide on a team/studio/other name?

#24 Post by AshenhartKrie » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:29 pm

Well, this name (AshenhartKrie) is just one that I've had for a few years. It randomly turned up while writing, so I was like, Hey that sounds cool, I'll call myself that from now on. derp
Since I work with whoever wants to program or collab with me, I don't really have a studio name. Unless the two people I've worked with so far (junna and Reyire) feel like it lol, but meh, I'm happy to be that lone chick who works with whoever.
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#25 Post by Obscura » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:57 pm

Good for you for asking. At least you won't do what I did, and just name your "company" after the first, random user name that popped in your head, that wasn't already taken on the Lemmasoft boards.

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#26 Post by ImmaDeker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:48 pm

You pick a name that is true to your heart and artistic integrity, like I did.

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#27 Post by Cidz » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:34 am

Oh, dear....the naming of our studio.
it....it was a big mess to say the least >_>
We went through several names, we got into a huge arguments, and rainbow kittens was born.
at first we were called wafflesoft studios but turns out that was taken, and wierd cowinkydink also by an indie game group.
so then our project manager, Nesse, was all RUSHRUSHNOW about changing the name so we quickly (well i and nesse) went with i forgot i wanna say softcakestudios? something like that. buuuut as it turns out jubbz HATED that name. so we ended up getting in an argument cuz nesse was like RUSHRUSH and i was like UGH STOP WE NEED TIME WELRKJERLWKRJWR i yelled out something about rainbow kittens, and in the end we went with chocotech studios before we all wrung each others throats.

We kept chocotech studios for little awhile, but after awhile i wasnt too happy with it, i thought we could do better and i didnt want to go with anything chocolate or waffles or syrup related because it might be too closely related with CSW (chocolate syrupy waffles) blog my friend runs (and WWOH is loosely based on) but we wanted to be able to branch away from CSW. So after mauling over some names in my head i came up with Starlight Melodies. I thought it had a nice ring to it, and it was easily marketed (a logo would be easy to make for this) and its cute for otome games but good for other type of games too. We actually all really liked that name, and well decided to FINALLY stick with it.

So, it was kind of a disaster cuz we sucked at communication and getting along back then, but in the end we came up with a pretty good name i think so.

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#28 Post by Applegate » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:20 am

I actually just asked buddies if they had a memorable name. Or a good name.

One friend, who wasn't actually a friend of mine but who I have a love/hate relation with, suggested the name 'iihi', because if you repeated it it'd be someone laughing. (iihihihihi) I actually liked it, since it's short and sweet, and I do like laughs.

Of course, I only discovered later on that there's actually a Japanese company named IIHI, and it's an abbreviation of some sort... but I don't really plan to be some big shot indie with a huge Minecraftian hit with Matrix-esque production values; I admit to some indifference to what name I use to publish stories under.

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#29 Post by Blane Doyle » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:14 pm

Wow, honestly I am shocked by the amount of responses I have gotten to my question. But I a highly appreciative of them as well! I think reading all of them is starting to help me get an idea of what I have in mind for a name.

Thanks guys!

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#30 Post by Miyuki » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:37 am

I picked mine after thinking about it a lot (and making a topic like this on the forum back when I joined). I had a freewebs account named tangerinetoe at my mom's recommendation in high school and I had a gaiaonline account name of riceforbreakfast. The two of them made me really want to have a name that was food/color related, but if I picked a food name then I didn't think anyone would think of writing/games.

So I decided to run with the color thing. I was kind of in love with the word tangerine at the time since it was a food AND a color and because I like alliteration I thought of Tangerine Triangle. I googled it and the only thing that showed up at the time was a dress from Urban Outfitters. That seemed like a weak enough google search for me to become more easily searchable and there you go.

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