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Coke Names

October 21, 2011

We have all seen the gleeful posts on Facebook of people posting bottles of Coke with their name pasted all over it. Coco-Cola has a promotion running encouraging people to share a Coke with your friends. The marketing guise of buying a Coke not to quench your thirst but rather as a unique gift that has a personalised name on it, is a creative idea. But what’s the deal with some of the names on these bottles.

Last night while shopping I saw a shelf stacked full of the following two names.

 

Either some marketing guy was smashed, perhaps on Cokes’ old recipes when typing the names, mistyping ‘Aarav’ instead of ‘Aaron’ (who knows what Fadi was meant to be) or Coke really needs to research what names are popular. BTW I hear Sasha is popular *nudge* (at least for dogs…)

A couple of weeks ago when I saw ‘Wen’ as one of the names, I had a theory that some Coke execs’ son got his name on one of the bottles. Now with these other wacked-out names floating around, I came to believe the execs must be playing around with a Sarah-Palin-name-generator.

The whole thing reminds me of the old Simpsons scene:

Bart: Cool! Personalized plates! Barcley, Barry, Barry, Bert, Bort…come on…Bort?
Kid: Mommy mommy! Buy me a license plate!
Mom: No! Come along Bort!
Guy: Are you talking to me?
Mom: No, my son’s name is also Bort.

 

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2011 10:00 am

    Sorry Sash, but you’ll find some of those “wacky” names can actually be quite common in certain parts of Sydney …

    • October 21, 2011 10:24 am

      Yeh you’re right. I better not diss the Fadi’s out there, otherwise they will call up all their cousins to get me.

    • October 21, 2011 1:11 pm

      I just read that Araav is an Indian name. You know any Aaravs?

  2. Jessica permalink
    October 28, 2011 1:23 pm

    I find this a little upsetting as Coke has printed 150 names and most of them are very very common and my name is one of them. Soo many people have been complaining and getting annoyed that there are “Fadi” and “Araav” like names on the bottles. WOW. 2 or 3 “odd” names out of 150. To be honest I know many people named Fadi or Fady,and they are spread throughout Sydney.

    • October 28, 2011 4:38 pm

      Hi Jessica
      Forgive me if my post upset you. It was not a very serious post. I was making fun of the use of the names which I honestly never heard before (but which are apparently rather popular). I would probably not even write the entry if they were names that are not as common but which I have heard.

  3. Morgan permalink
    November 11, 2011 5:16 am

    Please can you put the above name Morgan thanks

    • Morgan permalink
      November 11, 2011 5:27 am

      I have two daughters and three sons with these names Hosea Lani Manuel Jodeci and Matunga and my beautiful wife rachel i havent seen these names yet please thanks again it looks awsome

    • November 11, 2011 8:44 am

      HI Morgan
      not sure who you think I am, but You’l have to go to the same booth as I did and get those custom names done.

  4. kev permalink
    December 21, 2011 10:40 pm

    One works at Safeway & these coke, name bottles are selling like crazy-nice one mr coke

    • December 22, 2011 6:26 am

      Yep Coke had definitely hit on the right note. Expect to see a variation from other companies soon.

  5. barry permalink
    July 26, 2014 12:35 am

    Plz use this name plzzzz

  6. fady permalink
    August 16, 2014 2:37 am

    FADY means the savior in arabic and its a name

  7. Barry Cunnea permalink
    August 18, 2014 3:21 am

    Coke names for Barry???

  8. HOSEA permalink
    January 29, 2015 5:48 pm

    je! jima langu kwenge cocacola lipo? kamalipo naomba mnitumie japo picha moja. HOSEA

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