Isis, a mobile wallet app says that it will change its brand name to distance itself away from an Islamic militant group bearing the same name – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS for short.

The al-Qaeda breakaway group is responsible for thousand of deaths across Iraq and Syria. ISIS now control the Iraqi towns that Al-Qaeda fought and lost to U.S. forces. They have the financial strength that al-Qaeda never had under the leadership of Osama Bin Laden.

Isis is a joint venture between three of the largest U.S. wireless carriers, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. It is an app that lets users make payments directly from their smartphone by adding their credit card information and it is available on both the Android and Apple platform.

Isis also has a partnership with Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. However, not all smartphones are equipped with the ability to use Isis – all iPhones require a special case that cost about $60 – $70 to support the payment method that Isis uses.

Isis CEO, Michael Abbott says in a statement released on Monday that they “have no interest in sharing a name with a group whose name has become synonymous with violence”.

Since its launch in 2010, Isis has not been a huge hit with the users and the association with a violent military organization probably won’t help.

Isis is currently competing with Google Wallet and Paypal who have been taking the lead in internet payments.

Abbott said that Isis will continue to operate and grow their mobile application while they embark on a mission to find a new brand name.

“Changing a brand is never easy,” says Abbott. “But we know this is the right decision – for our company, our partners and our customers.”

The companies should’ve done a quick Google search of Isis before they decided on their brand name. Perhaps they should do that before settling on a new brand name.