||Some more info on how the name came about -
As suggested by Lee David Rimar of Portland OR, USA.
"Actually, I kinda like your "frog" codename, so how about a few frog related names?
Entry 2: ANURA
Scientific name for the order of amphibians that frogs belong to. Greek for "tail-less" and true of a delta trike."
Lee will take out the major prize of a brand spanking new Anura, Greenspeed Delta trike.
10 Consolation price packs will be going to:
Brent Kirby and Diane Bekel for also suggesting Anura (Lee was first in by only 14hours).
Runners up were, Sean Stephenson with "Rana", and Charles Griffin for his suggestion to call the 2 models "Frog Rambler" and "Frog Scrambler".
Smartest entry goes to Tim Harvey for "Gamma", because it's one better than Delta (greek alphabet). Very smart, but also with a hint of Spinal Tap's "but this one goes to 11".
Honourable mentions go to Chip Zempel for "Heresy" (because we are known solely for the tadpoles) and Dana for "101" (as in trike 101, like maths 101). I also liked "Zest" from Dana.
Funniest entry goes to Kit Crosby for "Geezer".
Also, Doug Grabill and Chris Heffel, for most passionate speeches about their naming choices. Which were "Delta Dawn" and "G2" respectively.
I logged 1082 entries, which was culled down as I entered them for people suggesting over 10 names, so I'm guessing there was about 1200+ all up. This boiled down to roughly 800 taking out the multiple entries for the same name.
The name Arrow was the most popular name closely followed by many different combos with the word Easy or EZ in it. Which out of respect to our elders we couldn't use anything with Easy in it and Arrow was taken already by TW bent (although we did like Anura better). Dart, Mantis, GTD, and Slingshot also get honourable mentions in the most popular category.
Why we settled on Anura.
We settled on Anura as we felt it was a pretty unique name, and one that other companies in the cycling industry as a whole aren't likely to use. Googling it produced no weird surprises (like HPV can...), and we just liked the ring to it. We got a lot of great word plays on delta, heaps of acronyms and spliced words, but Anura just sounded so fresh. It is easy to read with no real confusion on pronunciation.
Thank you to everyone who put their hat in the ring for this one, it really was a great experience. If you had asked me questions in the e-mail that I didn't answer, feel free to send them again as it will take me too long to go through that whole lot again. I will be writing the next instalment of FrogMail this week, and likely the rest of your questions on the project will be answered then. Shoot me an e-mail if you would like to be added to the list.
And to just completely freak everyone out, the day I e-mailed Lee to tell him he won - it was his birthday. That's some weird twilight zone gear right here.
Again thank you to all who entered, and sorry for the late announcement.
Best regards, Mick.
Mick Sims GREENSPEED sales and marketing