Berkeley-based Annie’s Homegrown, Inc., makers of organic macaroni and cheese, went public this week; shares rose 89 percent on the first day of trading. My favorite part of the story, other than the local angle? The ticker symbol. It’s BNNY.
Are makeup names too lewd? That was the conclusion of Sara Buntrock, who co-founded the cosmetics company What’s Your Virtue? as an alternative. No Vamp, Orgasm, or Fuggen Ugly here: WYV’s Lip Bliss line has inspirational color names like Devotion, Curiosity, and Generosity. (Via The Beheld).
Drumroll, please: Your 2011 Name of the Year is Taco B.M. Monster, the actual name of a Dutch pharmacoepidemiologist. My own pick in the annual contest, Courvoisier Winetavius Richardson, finished second.