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”
(via chris glass)