This is my first question here. It is not exactly related to English usage.

-- Providing more details as suggested by John--

I am currently building a Software product and have named it SpoonTalk.

It is an Email Marketing Tool and will be used by businesses to send email newsletters to their customers.

I find the name easy to remember and interesting but English is not my native tongue and I dont really know if there is any negative connotation to the word SpoonTalk or Spoon.

So basically I ask the native English speakers if the word SpoonTalk is acceptable? Or should I look for something else.

Thanks in Advance :-)

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There is no negative connotation, in general.

But you might get better feedback if you can privide more information.

For example, nova has no negative connotation in Spanish. But Chevrolet made a mistake marketing a car with that name in Spanish-speaking markets, because no va means no go.

  • It actually reminds me of Spoon River:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoon_River_Anthology – user66974 Feb 25 '15 at 8:28
  • @jim SpoonTalk is an Email Marketing tool... It will used by businesses to send Email Newsletters to their customers. – Ankit Feb 25 '15 at 9:04

Spoon has a connotation which may be undesirable in a business context.

spoon verb

​2. [no object] informal , dated (Of two people) behave in an amorous way; kiss and cuddle:
I saw them spooning on the beach

2.1 (Of two people) lie close together sideways and front to back, so as to fit together like spoons.


  • The first law of marketing: Never associate a brand or product with sex, intimacy, pleasure? O.O There's also spoon-fed, [born with a] silver spoon, spoonerism, but in all that, can we confidently say that an especially positive or negative connotation is likely to be carried for a significant number of people? Not that I can see. – Jim Reynolds Feb 25 '15 at 9:58
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    @Jim I haven't said whether the connotation is positive or negative. I've pointed it out, as the OP may not know about it. Whether it's undesirable or not is another matter, and only he can know that. – Andrew Leach Feb 25 '15 at 10:05
  • @AndrewLeach So when you hear the word SpoonTalk.. what is the first thing that comes to mind? Does the word sound vulgar / unprofessional? – Ankit Feb 25 '15 at 12:12
  • My meaning of spoon here would certainly come to mind while wondering why you chose that name. – Andrew Leach Feb 25 '15 at 13:53
  • The first thing that spoon says to me is the cutlery "tool" used for either soft or liquid foods, it's only when someone specifically asks what other meanings are there would the dictionary's second definition spring to mind – Mari-Lou A Feb 25 '15 at 16:51

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