Want to have a completely unique name for your drone company? Something along the lines of “Aerial Drone Media, Ltd.” probably won’t cut it.
Just for fun, the team at The Drone Girl analyzed the list of drone companies as compiled in the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority list of authorized drone service providers. We ran a count of the most common words that come up in company names.
The list has 4,141 businesses total, and no surprise, putting words like “aerial,” “media,” “drone,” “photography” and “services” will instantly make your drone company’s name pretty generic.
Here are the words used in the 50 most common drone company names, according to the list of companies authorized to provide services in the UK (ranked in order of most to least common):
You’ll also notice that many of the most commonly used drone companies are named after the owners themselves. The list has a whole lot of Davids, James and Pauls on there. There are no stereotypical “female” names on the top 50 list.
Here’s that list, visualized:
Of course, having generic words in your company’s name isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
“To help you achieve success, your company name should be obviously meaningful to your customers,” said career expert Geoffrey James.
That means, in most cases, your company’s name shouldn’t require a lot of work to describe what your company actually does (you take photos, you fly drones, etc). However, they should be unique enough that they don’t get jumbled in with all the other drone companies. Not to mention, you want a name unique enough to be able to trademark (yep, The Drone Girl has a trademark!).