Word mashups made easy

Frequently Asked Questions


Why Mashword?

Finding the perfect name can be difficult, often times your first idea is taken or you want to find something unique that will stand out from the crowd. Whether the name is for a business, a new one on the way, or just for fun, Mashword's approach to name generation returns unique, high-quality results that both look and sound good. Give it a shot and we think you will be happily surprised. :)


How is Mashword different from other name generation services?

Mashword takes one or two words entered by the user and then determines the pronunciation for the word(s). It will then try to recombine parts of the word(s) together with slightly different spellings that should sound close to the the original syllables based on the rules of English. It does not try and substitute in canned prefixes, suffixes, or other words to generate suggestions. It is intended to function as an ideation tool where the user can quickly iterate on different word combinations until the perfect name is found.


Does Mashword track my queries?

Mashword caches search queries anonymously to improve performance of the system and logs search queries anonymously to help analyze and improve the quality of responses. Mashword does NOT associate any personal information with your queries.


How does Mashword generate revenue?

Mashword has a few monetization mechanisms. One is domain name referrals. If you like the name that you found, then you can click on it and select one of the supported registrars to register your domain. Mashword will earn a commission based on that referral. In addition, Mashword has a commericial API for businesses or users who would like to provide results directly to users through their website or application. Please send an email to contact@plyint.com to inquire about API pricing. Mashword also plans to monetize through non-personalized advertising on the results page.


I have a suggestion or question, how do I contact Mashword?

Mashword is a product of Plyint, LLC. You can send suggestions or questions to contact@plyint.com or click on the question mark icon in the lower right corner and drop us a note. If you include your email address, we will make sure to respond to your inquiry. Thanks!