May 28, 2024

Question: What was Jeff Bezos’ original name for Amazon?

Answer: His very first idea was to call the company “Cadabra,” as in “abra-cadabra,” but the idea was stopped cold as soon as he ran it by his lawyer, who said it sounded too much like the word “cadaver.” Bezos then came up with three more names:,, and To this day, if you type any of those web addresses into your search bar, they’ll take you immediately to Amazon.