how they named companies

What an entertaining read: How they named companies

Mercedes- This is the first name of the daughter of Emil Jellinek, who worked for the early Daimler company around 1900.

Pepsi- Pepsi derives its name from (treatment of) dyspepsia, an intestinal ailment.

Epson – Epson Seiko Corporation, the Japanese printer and peripheral manufacturer, was named from “Son of Electronic Printer”

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  1. And Lexus–Luxury EXport to the US