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Old 06-23-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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What Does This Name Suggest

My wife is trying to decide between two website names. Without saying what the topic is, she would like to know what each of these names suggests to you, if anything.

For instance positive reaction or negative reaction.

The two names are:

Cankicky.com

Goalkit.com
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:44 PM   #2
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To me cankicky.com sounds playful and whimsical. Goalkit.com sounds like it is a website selling a self improvement or financial investment stategy.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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Goalkit.com sounds like something I'd hear on an infomercial at 2 AM.

Cankicky.com sounds kind of fun and childish (not in a bad way), like the game kick the can.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:45 PM   #4
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Cankicky.com = web version of game played in youth with an empty tin can

Goalkit.com = online version of Franklin Planner, or Franklin Covey

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Old 06-23-2008, 10:45 PM   #5
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cankicky? i have a confused, negative leaning reaction

could be can-kicky or cank-icky...hehe

goalkit, seems more straightforward, but still vague...
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I like goalkit. I keep reading the first as canlicky.... which could be good too.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:19 PM   #7
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first one.... kick the can


Second one... kick the ball...
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:48 PM   #8
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I intuitive didn't like cankicky (my knee-jerk, Rorschache thought was "canker sore").

With goalkit, I immediately thought of soccer.

Not sure if that's helpful, but those were my reactions.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:06 AM   #9
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If I heard "goalkit" I would remember it and spell it correctly later when I went to look for it on the web. When I heard "cankicky" I would have a hard time knowing how to spell it later and would likely confuse it with cankickity or some other variation.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:14 AM   #10
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To me, they sound likes sites related to soccer.

PS - some advice. If you still want to use these as domains, go and register them immediately. If not (and probably already now) someone will have gone and taken them, and you then need to start the name selection process all over again.

A domain name of a company some friends of mine started www.Admart.Asia was nearly lost because of a domain name poacher who found out they were planning to use this. They ended having to pay him to get it back before they finally launched their site.
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I just looked on register.com and neither name is available, so hopefully the OP registered them before posting here,

cankicky = I immediately thought porn. I saw cankinky at first glance.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:48 AM   #12
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the question is, who else would have registered "cankicky", and why !?!?!


That said, I like "cankicky" unless it's a Very Serious and Boring product or service.
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Names

Both names have been purchased. Thank you so much for your comments so far.

Your different takes on these names are just something we could never guess or predict.

I will add more later. I don't want to bias your first thoughts with too much info. just yet.

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Old 06-24-2008, 11:48 AM   #14
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Cankicky.com

Goalkit.com
Cankicky.com: negative

Goalkit.com: go for it.

First thought: she is a soccer mom, a long thought later: she's a career counselor
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Who is the target audience? The webname should appeal to the target audience.
cankicky sounds like a kindercare game.
goalkit sounds like a do-it yourself success kit for 18-25 year old budding entrepreneurs.
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Without reading the other responses...

CanKicky = I can kick the habit. That is, I can stop drinking or doing drugs.

GoalKit = Self help guide to help you reach your goal -- financial independence, fitness, etc.
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:55 PM   #17
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I'm surprised no one interpreted them the way I did, and I'm sure mine is the correct interpretation.
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I'm surprised no one interpreted them the way I did, and I'm sure mine is the correct interpretation.
No, no, I'm quite sure CanKicky is a canker-sore-centric site.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:41 PM   #19
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cankicky = zany, weird, fun, interesting, probably hard to remember, overall positive
goalkit = conventional, easier to remember, overall also positive but not very exciting
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Goalkit= I think of Steve Covery 7 habits of effective people, definitely a website for a infomercial
cankicky = stop smoking/drinking website or something fun and little off beat
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