What's in the making of Yahoo, AOL new company moniker, OATH?

In July, Yahoo agreed to sell its internet operations, including Yahoo search and eMail, along with its advertising sector to Verizon in a deal worth $4.83 billion. That literally brought an end to the company which started as "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web," when Stanford University students Jerry Yang and David Filo launched it in 1995 as a mere internet directory.

While earlier in the week, Verizon announced a new media division called Oath, that include AOL and Yahoo, though not everyone actually bought the new name.

According to the company, the merging of Yahoo and AOL is to make a solid No. 3 alternative to challenge the digital advertising supremacy of Google and Facebook, both ranking as the most-trafficked websites in the world.

With Yahoo haven played a pioneering role in bringing the internet to regular people, and teaching them to chat, how to surf the web for news, sports and entertainment.

Now, What's bizarre about the new company moniker, OATH that not everyone seem to like the new name?

If you flip open your dictionary to the word, OATH, you'll see that it can mean "a solemn promise," which is good. But it can also mean, "a profane or offensive expression," which exactly isn't what you'll want associated with your new business.

Well, coming up with a generally acceptable company name nowadays seems a daunting task, albeit, some had other ideas for what the name should have been.
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