From one of my EIR lectures at Cornell, I had a few slides on company names:
Alex put up on the walls large PostIts with some of the ideas he had been working on. From there, we added, critiqued, and debated the ideas late in the night. Probably a little too late, but we were having fun. Though it was just a name change, it felt like we were helping the company out of their box so they could explore new products, markets, and marketing opportunities.
The result is a company name that makes a lot of sense for what the company has evolved in to, and where they're going. He's not yet announced the new name, so I'll not spoil the fun. Suffice it to say, when he went back to his team with the recommendation, they loved it.
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