We are pleased to announce the winners of the RingCentral name contest!

First place: James Nelson. Click here to view his entry
Second place: June Risgbee Copeland. Click here to view June’s entry
Third place:  Steve Turner. Click here to view Steve’s entry.

Congratulations to the winners and big thanks to all participants!


Adobe is named after a creek that runs behind the house of co-founder John Warnock. Pepsi’s name is based on a digestive enzyme. Starbucks was inspired by a character in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Read more stories on how famous companies named their brands.

The “RingCentral” name also has a story behind it. We challenge you to explain – in ninety or fewer words – the significance of the RingCentral name. Is the name the result of a eureka moment our founders had? Perhaps RingCentral is named after a favorite niece or pet? Is the name possibly related to cloud computing or telephony?

This is a contest about creativity, so we’re not choosing the winners based on the accuracy of the entries – we’ll reveal the story behind the company’s naming after the contest ends. This is your opportunity to invent the story behind the RingCentral name.

Contest terms and conditions here.

The prizes:

  • First place: $100 online gift card
  • Second place: $50 online gift card
  • Third place: $25 online gift card

Contest rules:

  • Your entry must be ninety words or fewer
  • Contest begins today, April 4th 2012, and ends on April 11, 2012 at 5:00PM PST
  • Submit your entry through one or more of the following channels:
    • Blog comments section below
    • Facebook post: post your entry in the comments section of our contest post OR post to our wall and entitle your post “Contest: The Meaning of the Name RingCentral”
    • Twitter: please use hashtag #RCName
Winners will be announced on April 12, 2012. Good luck!

Read contest terms and conditions here.

As of April 7, 2012, we have received the entries below and in the comments section: