Missed Google Name Opportunities



Google got it right with Froogle (the site for searching for the least expensive products), but missed the opportunity with news, creating news.google.com instead of noogle. Here is my list of proposed names for sites Google could run:



  • Google: the general search site

  • Froogle: for searching for the lowest cost on items

  • Whoogle: for searching for people

  • Noogle: for searching news

  • Screwgle: for searching porn

  • Boogle: for searching for scary things

  • Toolgle: for searching for tools

  • Poogle: for finding the closest bathroom

  • Loogle: for searching legal (or finding the closest bathroom in England)

  • Roogle: for finding small kangaroos

  • Moogle: for searching money (or finding lost cows)

  • Vousgle: the French site for finding everything about you

  • Zoogle: search the local animal park


Comments (20)

  1. Neil Cowburn says:

    How about this one:

    Doogle: Search for Scottish ancestors

    Or even:

    Roogle: Rearch for Rooby Roo rinfor-ration hehehe

  2. /me shakes head slowly but deliberately while backing slowly away…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Someone beat them to booble for porn searching.

  4. If they’ll indeed manage to pull off Moogle, the first thing I’ll do is a search for… <drevil bind="pinkyfinger;mouth"> 100 billion dollar! </drevil>

  5. arhra says:

    Surely Moogle would be for finding small fluffy flying critters from Final Fantasy?

  6. Good call on froogle, its actually their shopping site right now.

    I suggest:

    Soogle for legal needs (based off of sue).

    Joogle for Hebrew needs.

    AAAOOOOgle for finding antique car horns.

  7. Heather says:

    Broogle…searching for beer that’s really low in carbs and tastes great

    Croogle…where are vince neil and Tommy Lee?

    screwyoogle…search engine for insults

  8. Chris Hefley says:

    truly, this is an inspired thread….

    how about:

    Broogle – for anything having to do with beer

    Woogle – a dating site

    Quoogle – for billiards information

    Croogle – for rowing (crew) enthusiasts

    Byoogle – for wind instruments

    Shoogle – shoes

    Cloogle – for fans of the board game and the movie ("Clue")

    Floogle – for chimney sweeps (chim-chiminny, chim-chiminny, chim-chim-charooogle)

  9. Chris Hefley says:

    Choogle – for tobacco, chewing gum, or CCR fans

    Spyoogle – for vomit information

    Achoogle – for allergy sufferers

  10. Chris Hefley says:

    Kazoogle – kazoos

    Apoogle – for information on Quicky Mart

    Hairdoogle – online directory of barbers and hairstylists

  11. Girish says:

    umm, Scogle for searching blogs.!!:)

  12. krugle = looking for freddy!

  13. Gaurang says:

    Gigoole for searching jokes !!!

  14. Excellent suggestions, everyone.

    Ed, you don’t need to suck up. 🙂

  15. Ed Kaim says:

    Hmm…I suppose it is too late to find any help on reviewgle.

  16. anon says:

    Stoople – for this thread

  17. Scott Mace says:

    Boogle – All search results are guaranteed to be scary!

  18. Dating says:

    Google got it right with Froogle (the site for searching for the least expensive products), but missed the opportunity with news, creating news.google.com instead of noogle. Here is my list of proposed names for sites Google could run: Google: the genera