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    digera is offline Newbie
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    Default What are your associations?

    Dear English experts,

    I'm making up a name for a new service. I'm thinking about something artificial, and 'seecle' seems just what I want. It combines the ideas of search, seeing, circle, and it also sounds like the name of the ancient unit of measure. All these things seem perfect for the service. However, being a foreigner, I can't see all connotations and the word may give rise to unpleasant associations. Can you please tell me if it's OK to use? Thanks!

    Digera

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: What are your associations?

    Welcome to the forums.

    Seems fine to me as the name of a company. There is no word "Seecle", so there is nothing that will cause a problem in itself.

    How about changing the spelling to "Seekle"?

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    Default Re: What are your associations?

    Hello Anglika,

    Thank you very much for the welcome and your comment.

    There is an opinion that 'seecle' sounds a bit like 'suckle'. Is this association really strong? Stronger than 'seek' (unfortunately, I can't use 'seekle')? Will the 'sucke' association override all others? Thank you very much again!

    Digera

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: What are your associations?

    To me there is not a strong association between "seecle" and "suckle", but others may feel differently. I suggest you investigate typographical means of making the word individual.

    What a pity about "seekle"!

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