Naming the babies: Name your startup after a Finn

After he met some Finns, SuperHappyDevHouse organizer David Weekly pointed out to me that Finnish names are "very Web 2.0." It's true! The list of Finnish names (with pronunciations!) is a goldmine of Web 2.0 monikers and an invaluable resource for any startup. After all, Web 2.0 sites like Riya are already banking on the cuteness of a first name, and Ikea's been naming its furniture after Swedish locations for years.

Each Finnish name cries to be attached to a certain sort of Web 2.0 startup. So try these names, with the recommended services they could define:

Tytti: Social porn
Miika: Web-based enterprise software
Per: Peer-to-peer micro-loans
Jali: Social bookmarking. In pink
Yrjö: Distributed gossip tracker
Riku: Community blog
Saari: Outsourced customer service
Atso: MMORPG currency market
Daavid: Some kind of Yahoo Maps mashup

Finnish names [saunalahti.fi]