I want to create web service and have bought domain name which for me, native Russian, looks good. But I have a question about how native English speakers perceive that name by ear?

The name is distractless.me and distractless.email.

  1. First, I wanted to have association with adjective ending on -less, like painless. But it looks like there is no such word and only 12,100 Google search results. Otherwise less distract has 24,800,000 search results and correction that I would probably wanted less distracted with 43,900,000 results.
  2. Second, I wanted the people would directly understand service goal by domain name (service clean up and manage burden of clutter email box)

These are my summarized questions:

  1. How do you fill that domain name? Does it have some hidden undesired meaning or association or like that?
  2. How do you feel the general IT company (and domain) names, like Facebook?

For me, native Russian, if I'd see service with these direct Russian names (face; book) that would only cause confusion because it's very weird and unnatural hearing, unlike English pronunciation Facebook doesn't have that association and looks like abstract and doesn't have that hidden meanings (just abstract company name)

closed as primarily opinion-based by KarlG, RegDwigнt Jun 9 '18 at 16:50

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    You need to hire a consultant and writer. – Lambie Jun 9 '18 at 15:47
  • @Lambie Yes, definitely for content. But I'm asking for about general native speakers perception. – likern Jun 9 '18 at 15:57
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    Facebook is not just an abstract company name; it's a book of faces (a college year book, showing faces and names of students). Distractless doesn't really work because distract is not a noun. – Andrew Leach Jun 9 '18 at 16:36
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    Man, this kind of questions sure seems to be popular these days. The site policy is to close them all as subjective, likem. But my personal two cents are pretty much always the same: It sounds horrible, made up, and stupid (and in your case, as Andrew has pointed out, morphologically broken), but none of that matters. It's a name. It can be anything you like. It does not have a meaning. It is a label. Nobody cares if you call your domain distractless, or google, or apple, or wii. It is just a label. And if anything, the funnier-sounding it is, the more attention you will get for free. – RegDwigнt Jun 9 '18 at 16:50
  • I perceive that name by ear [ahem] to be ridiculous. – Lambie Jun 9 '18 at 17:41
  1. "Distractless" sounds a little odd to my ear. "Undistracted" is an actual word and sounds much more natural; it also implies the undoing or reversal of distraction, rather than the mere lack of distraction. And your service, of course, is about actively undoing the distraction caused by a cluttered inbox.

  2. I'd say they're so deeply ingrained that I perceive them as words in and of themselves, rather than compound words formed by their individual components. When I hear or see "Facebook", I don't think of faces and books, I think of blue and heart reacts and profile pics and messaging.

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