Last weekend I asked you to help me name the evil drug company in the book I'm currently writing. I posted on Gather, MurderBy4.blogspot.com, and I sent out a quick bulletin by email to those who have signed up for the LeGarde Newsletter.
I'd chosen a name as a place holder (Med Corp), but soon discovered it was used by multiple companies. I didn't want to defame or insult any of these folks, by any means. So the search began.
You came up with a slew of names! Some sounded evil, some were cleverly related to dastardly doings, and others sounded more like a real drug company name. The latter was actually what I was subconsciously looking for, because I wanted the company to seem authentic, and truly scary.
Here's the list. If I missed anybody's entry, I apologize! The emails were coming in so fast I could barely keep up with them. But rest assured, I did read and consider every entry.
The hardest part was choosing. There were so many great ideas! (and some really cracked me up, very clever and funny.)
Evil Drug Company Names – Entries
Pillskillzall Pharmaceuticals Renda (MB4)
Slabrnot Pharmaceuticals (slab or not)
Deathrnot (death or not)
Rotrnot (rot or not)
NarcoTex C. N. Nevets (MB4)
Medic Pharm Joylene (MB4)
CurMed Pharm or Corp
Elixitech International Brandi (MB4)
Memphimed Kim S. (MB4)
Nutralizer Corp. Jeff K. (Gather)
Noximed Katrina H. (Gather)
Killyaquick Korp. Claire M. (Gather)
Nuracorp Sonia M. (Gather)
Norevil Angela A (Gather)
Dietech Ann M. (Gather)
Mohican Herbals Bob C. (Gather)
Medixco Colleen B (Gather)
Relcon Richard F. (Gather)
PharmCorp Pete P. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Burns & Smithers
Bourne & Dye
Aaron & Pete’s Hometowne Elixirs (LOL)
WellCure Anna S. (LeGarde Bulletin)
PharmaBux Doug B. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Lazare Pharmaceuticals Dr. Ni. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Pharmacyde Patti B. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Gravilmal Dave K. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Superbiacare Sara P. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Mortuum Drug Company Jim B. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Cure All Drugs
Humane Drug Co
Hypakros Pharmaceuticals Kathy N. (LeGarde Bulletin)
MedicuRx Thomas F. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Noramori Pharmaceutical? (NMP LTD) John Sage (LeGarde Bulletin)
Scriptmor Ann R. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Mazicure Laboratories Ravi B (LeGarde Bulletin)
Adiron Drug Corp
Medcorenorth Patricia C. (LeGarde Bulletin)
SouthLake Medicinal Corp Jane S. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Wahetka Corp. Cliff C. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Medipathic Corp (or Industries) Cindy A. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Brobdingnagian Corporation Phil S. (LeGarde Bulletin)
SciMedics Marie P. (LeGarde Bulletin)
U.B Well Barry E. (LeGarde Bulletin)
ToxiCure Martha S. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Copperhead Medical Group Don H. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Magnifastcure Dale S. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Pathonex Peggy A. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Roth-Lazar Lorraine B. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Rega–Glastun Cyndy G. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Malviaje Drug Co John L. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Farmaceutica Kathy D. (LeGarde Bulletin)
The names in bold were the finalists. These names seemed close enough to a real drug company type name and had a certain ring to them.
As hard as it was to choose, here's my winner:
Congratulations to Brandi, who commented on the Murderby4.blogspot.com blog last week.
My wife says I should offer some kind of consolation prize to everyone who worked so hard to come up with the names. I can't give everyone a free book (wish I could!), but she suggested that I give a discount on Healey's Cave.
I almost didn't do it, because I don't want this to seem like some kind of ploy to get you to buy the book. It isn't. I really wanted your ideas for the evil drug company.
But, I do get a good deal on my books when I buy them direct from my publisher. So for this week only, I'm offering a deal. I'll personally autograph your copy, and send you Healey's Cave for fourteen dollars, tax and shipping included. That's over a twenty dollar value, if you figured out shipping and tax from Amazon. Just email me at the address below if you want one.
Thanks again to everyone who thought so hard about their entries! I truly appreciate all the time you put into this, and hope you have a glorious weekend! Remember to take pleasure in the little things, and if you like to write - write like the wind!
Aaron Paul Lazar
(aaron dot lazar at yahoo dot com)
P.S. I could NOT get my tabs to transfer into the body of this text - sorry the names are in such a freakishly messy column!