I'm working on a new data product related to satellite atmospheric remote sensing. I'm writing an article on it for a peer-reviewed scientific journal, and the data will be publicly available. One very important aspect (;-) ) is, of course, the name of the data product.
Existing data products in my field have names such as PATMOS-X, CLAVR-X, MSPPS, MiRS, ISCCP, 2C-ICE, DARDAR, to name a few. It seems almost all choose acronyms, some pronounceable, some not.
From a user point of view, what makes a good name? I guess it should be easy to pronounce, easy to remember, and preferably be descriptive of the content. What else is in a good name, and how do I go about choosing one?