When the iPad was announced I said I was surprised at its name. In a list entitled 'Surprises' I wrote: "The name. Iâ€™ve tried to let iPad sink in and I still think it will (it will have to) but I am still surprised."
Then, I few days later Neven Mrgan changed my perspective on the naming of the iPad. He compared it to how awful most other products names are. He was right, of course, the name iPad was not nearly as bad as, say, something like DMC-ZS7.
Today, I can honestly say that I can not imagine the iPad by any other name.