For some reason the name reminds of the scene in Bowfinger when Eddie Murphy reads the last line of the latest screenplay pitched to him. The line is, "Have a nice fall, Cliff." and he's supposed to push the bad guy off a cliff. And his name is "Cliff". Get it? Murphy's response, "Cliff? Arnold gets "Asta la vista, baby" and I get Cliff? That means the audience has to think. It's too cerebral! We're trying to make a movie here, not a film!"
That's how I feel with the Wii U name. They want people to think that it's a system for parties and single players. But, it's too meta. Honestly, the Wii was passable as a name because in English "Wii and We" have the same meaning. It was still meta, but phonetically, it still work. Someone else mentioned the Wii name must have been horrible for the French. Probably, but probably not. It's probably just as passable as a name.
But Wii U? That doesn't mean anything in English. It sounds like an ambulance siren. All the other game consoles had names that were based on, you know, the English language. This is why I think EVERYONE universally agrees that this is a BAD name.