The innocent-looking Magic Banana® is all that and then some!
I’ve been asked many times why I decided to name my product the Magic Banana®. Would you be surprised if I told you that I wasn’t thinking of anything phallic when I chose the name?
I’d been wondering about a name and one day, while I was holding the product in both hands, I was looking at the profile view and seeing the natural curve–it looked just like a banana. My first conscious thought had more to do with performance than looks, though, and the word associated was “Magic!”
“PURE MAGIC! That’s what this is – a Magic Banana!”
People often smile or laugh when they hear the name, and tell me it’s the best name ever. Once in a while, though, I hear that people are not enjoying the name so much – for some reason they don’t focus on the natural joy and whimsy in it – rather, it seems, they associate the banana-the-fruit with a phallic connotation.
What do you think? Do you like the name, or not? Why? Do you own a Magic Banana® – are you a friend of the Magic Banana®? If so, now that you have experience with your Magic Banana® – not that we’re considering changing the name, I’m just curious – what would YOU name it?