I was asked recently on a VA forum what my business name meant? The person asking didn’t want to be rude but she was very curious. Since she is based in a different country to me I can understand that the meaning wouldn’t be obvious. So, I thought I’d share my explanation here for others who are curious.
Especially because I’ve been absolutely dying to ask since I first saw the name a few years ago…how did you come up with your company name? I looked on the website (hopefully it’s not there and obvious and I just missed it) but didn’t see anything – I thought it would be rude to email and ask because you might think I was being weird instead of curious.
That’s fine, I’ve been asked lots of times, and yes, it is on my site, but perhaps not nearly as obvious as it should be. Go to http://www.vadirectory.net/aboutus.htm and read the very bottom paragraph and it explains it there. I had a story written up in a European magazine back in 1999 explaining it and it’s been explained in a few other publications from time to time. Perhaps I should put an explanation on my blog too for people to read. It all makes perfect sense once you know the background 😉
Wikipedia also has an explanation on their site – not of my name but what the term ‘claytons’ means. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claytons,