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    Default Brand names. Why?

    Corsair is sort of swashbuckling

    but names like

    Super Flower
    SeaSonic
    Andyson

    leave me a little confused; anyone know any of the history behind these names?
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    I suspect "Super Flower" is the English translation of a word or phrase that probably sounds very elegant and apropos in its native language. "Andy son" is probably a similar situation.

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    Super Flower got a butterfly for a logo. Hehe. But a butterfly kinda looks like a flower nonetheless.

    Seasonic doesn't make much sense. But it could refer to tempests out on the sea, usually accompanied by thunder.
    But they've been around for a very long time, making PSUs even before expanding to the PC industry in 1981.

    Andyson is trying to knock off Thomas Edison. Not sure if they might get into legal troubles if they used Edison instead.
    Edison? Andyson? Get it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Super Flower
    It's actually not "flau̇(-ə)r". It's supposed to be "flō(-ə)r" as they were originally a manufacturer of cases (still are?) and fans.

    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Andyson
    This one is fun. It has to do with "loan words" in Chinese. "Loan words" are when you try to translate a Western proper noun, but there is no Chinese character equivalent. So you use another existing word that phonetically sounds like the original.

    Some examples are: Jelly, "者喱", or "zhě lí", which is pronounced "jeh lee", sounds just like the English word jelly, but could literally translate into "person who does grain weight".
    Sofa is another good one. "沙发", or "shā fā", pronounced as "shah fah" literally could mean "to feel hoarse" if you were to break those syllables up into separate words.

    So "Andyson" is literally "Edison" as in Thomas Edison, translated into Mandarin and then back into English.

    I kid you not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    It's actually not "flau̇(-ə)r". It's supposed to be "flō(-ə)r" as they were originally a manufacturer of cases (still are?) and fans.



    This one is fun. It has to do with "loan words" in Chinese. "Loan words" are when you try to translate a Western proper noun, but there is no Chinese character equivalent. So you use another existing word that phonetically sounds like the original.

    Some examples are: Jelly, "者喱", or "zhě lí", which is pronounced "jeh lee", sounds just like the English word jelly, but could literally translate into "person who does grain weight".
    Sofa is another good one. "沙发", or "shā fā", pronounced as "shah fah" literally could mean "to feel hoarse" if you were to break those syllables up into separate words.

    So "Andyson" is literally "Edison" as in Thomas Edison, translated into Mandarin and then back into English.

    I kid you not.
    Cute info, but at bottom it's all marketing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    Cute info, but at bottom it's all marketing.
    All brand names are marketing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99wjtx View Post
    I suspect "Super Flower" is the English translation of a word or phrase that probably sounds very elegant and apropos in its native language. "Andy son" is probably a similar situation.
    Super Flower is called "振華" in Chinese. One of the character "華"'s meaning in ancient Chinese is "Flower" .The character can also mean "Brilliant/Gorgeous", which is derived from the original meaning "Flower", or "China/Chinese nation".
    "振" means "to inspire" or "to shake". It should mean "to inspire" here.
    Sea Sonic is called "海韻" in Chinese which is "Sea(海)" + "Musical Sound(韻)".

    I've no idea why Andyson name itself Andyson. Maybe there's a co-founder called "Andyson" or "Andy's son". Andyson has no meaning in Chinese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heinrikur View Post
    Super Flower got a butterfly for a logo. Hehe. But a butterfly kinda looks like a flower nonetheless.
    Flower is brilliant and so is butterfly. So Butterfly-Brilliant-Flower-華.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    I've no idea why Andyson name itself Andyson. Maybe there's a co-founder called "Andyson" or "Andy's son". Andyson has no meaning in Chinese.
    I already said what their name meant. The owner himself told me this.

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    Well ... That's about why the car is called a Mercedes)) Some personal desires and oddities can also be. Perhaps this is a whim of shareholders.

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