EDIT: The company that I work is developing a game and we are deciding the best name of the game. The final one was "Last Words" but we were not sure if we have to use the "The Last Words" or just "Last Words".

The doubt is: Is using just "Last Words" grammatically incorrect? Do you guys see any problem of using only "Last Words"?

Without "the" seems cleaner and simpler.

Thanks for all help!

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    I'd like to closevote on the grounds that ELU doesn't do "assistance with product names", but I've reached my daily limit. – FumbleFingers May 28 '15 at 20:39
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    "The last word" can be used to describe the finest example of something ("the last word in fashionable wallpaper"), or is the final statement about something (my sister always has the last word in an argument). "Last words" (plural) is usually used for the last thing someone says before they die. Are you sure you want to use this phrase? – Margana May 28 '15 at 20:42
  • Welcome to EL&U. You can name a product anything you like; it can feature unusual uses, bozo colocations, unorthodox orthography, nonce words, nonsense words; it can even take something else's name, if it's in a different class of goods or services. Whether or not to include the depends on the product and what you are trying to convey with the name, and we won't be able to give you a definitive answer according to our rules and format. Even Facebook began as The Facebook, but then changed suddenly. – choster May 28 '15 at 20:46
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    Are you naming a new product of your own? Are you branding a new consumer product for someone else? – Sankarane May 28 '15 at 20:53
  • It's the name of a new game, so a product to someone else. Thanks for helping! – Danielzt May 28 '15 at 21:05

"Last Words" sounds okay. Mispronounced by a non-Anglophone, it may get passed along as "Lost Words".

Try saying "The End" as opposed to "End". "The Last Words" has the same appeal to me, as the former.

  • Or "last rights", but I am bothered by how a brand new user has been treated here. The downvote to this answer isn't mine. I wish I could downvote comments. – Jolenealaska May 28 '15 at 23:43
  • @Jolenealaska I got a little bored at first, but also found some great people looking to help! Thanks – Danielzt May 29 '15 at 0:45
  • @Danielzt That is very good to hear. I don't come to this Stack often, and what I perceive as rudeness is a big part of the reason why. So I'll say it, even though this isn't "home". Welcome. – Jolenealaska May 29 '15 at 1:01
  • @Danielzt: In my opinion, a product name needs no grammar, but it needs to have some appeal and be catchy; hence my answer. And by the way, hang on. Ask more questions. We can all learn. A great hangout, this! – Sankarane May 29 '15 at 3:09

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