Ever since Research in Motion started giving BlackBerry’s names going back to the BlackBerry Pearl, it has taken a week or so for the name to settle in and start to sound natural to me. BlackBerry Pearl, BlackBerry Curve, and even the yet to be released BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry KickStart just kind of role off the tongue after you say them a few times. BlackBerry Thunder, on the other hand, just isn’t working for me.

This is just one man’s opinion so take it with a grain of salt, however, BlackBerry Thunder is about as ridiculous a name for a mobile phone that I’ve heard. It sounds more like power tool or something.

“The Black & Decker Thunder… The most powerful electric leaf blower money can buy…”

I certainly hope that BlackBerry Thunder is just the code name and that RIM will come up with something a bit more eloquent. Like they named the 8100 the Pearl after the trackball introduced on the BlackBerry Pearl, the BlackBerry 9500 should be named after the touch screen it will introduce.