If you're looking to create a new extension, what's the best way to do so?
MageName is a service that provides you with a dictionary of over 10,000 unique phrases as suggestions to name your Magento-based business idea. Some name ideas from the service:
and many more.
I will quote one guy: Get drunk and start slurring. Record speech. Pick best jibberish word.
I prefer things to be named in a way that indicates what it does.
The name of the extension means not much to me, but the description is critical. It's so hard to find extensions for Magento since there is so many places to look. So mostly I use google to find extensions.
I've seen so many extensions where the name and description make it impossible to find when you want to on Magento Connect. I mean, your smart enough to build your extension and get it on connect, but not smart enough to write a description with a keyword or two?
Naming a new extension is a hard task. On the one hand, the name should be unique; on the other hand, the name should be easily understood and match the phrases customers would use to find it. So it's always a balance between uniqueness and popular search phrases.
While Giving Name to Extension important thing just need to keep in mind that when some one read the Extension name from that only it should get understood what is use of that "Extension"
A mix of good and funny names with the http://magename.me
I think that the best way for the idea to an extension, would be to ask the audience, ex:
What would your clients love to have ?
What functionality is needed ?
Is there already an extension made, which can be modified or even improved ?
Regardring the name, I agree with the others, should give a hint about what the module does / can, and have an detailed description.
There was an episode of Silicon Valley that touched on this topic.