Acquia recently turned 15. Over the past 15 years, I’ve heard the name “Acquia” pronounced in all sorts of different ways.

It was Jay Batson, my co-founder, who came up with the name “Acquia”.

When it came time to pick a name for our company, Jay insisted that the name started with the letter A. I remember questioning the value of that. In a world where people search for things, who looks up things in alphabetical order?, I asked.

In the end, Jay was right. I learned a great many things the past 15 years, including how common alphabetical listings still are. You’d be amazed how often Acquia ranks number one in listings. It gave us a small edge.

For more background on how the name Acquia came to be, and some other Acquia trivia, check out Jay’s blog post “ah-kwe-eh”.

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