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« Reply #1850 on: February 29, 2008 10:23:02 AM »

I definitely want to go the unisex route.  Though I'm having issues finding people who alter guy's clothing.
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« Reply #1851 on: March 01, 2008 06:32:35 PM »

I vote for domestic fluke
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« Reply #1852 on: March 02, 2008 11:28:07 AM »

Coming up with a name for your business can be tricky and frustrating.

A rule of thumb to keep in mind is the phone book rule. Pick a name that the first letter in your business name is one of the first three letters of the alphabet. When most people look things up in the phone book, they tend to only read the first few listings in alphabetical order. It is a subconcious thing, but it really happens.

Catchy and clever are hard as well. Sometimes, you can mull over 20 different names, and still not feel quite right about it. If you get this way, take a break. Try to remove it from your mind for a few days. I know, easier said than done.

Because I had a nickname, it was easy for my to take that name and use it for my business. I now have a business partenr, and we came up with a name together. I still use my original one, but the newer one is the best one for out joint venture. We have been in business together for over 5 years now, and alot of people recognize the name from our shows. Many people have become accustomed to us being at particular shows every year, and are delighted to find our business name in the advertizing of those shows.

Product line names are equally hard. You want it to be catchy and memorable. I recently developed a new product line for my business, and it frustrated me not being able to come up with a name for them that was easily recognized as MY products. It took a while, but I managed to come up with a name that suited the line well, and was catchy.
 
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« Reply #1853 on: March 04, 2008 07:42:30 AM »

I'd say something that reflects either what you are selling, ie, Katies Knits, or something evocative of the style of the shop.   So if your shop is minimal and refined, reflect that, funky and off-beat, ditto.


If you are going for a more off-beat angle, humour is nice.  I picked my name as play on words for the style and nature of my shop. Above all, easy to remember.  It's nice to have a fancy name and all, but if it's hard to spell or pronounce, you won't get as many people to find you.


Maybe if we can see the items you make, we can get a better idea and suggest something? (I'm not nosy, honest  Grin)
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« Reply #1854 on: March 04, 2008 12:20:35 PM »

Hi!

What sort of stuff do you sell exactly?  Is there a running theme (I mean besides sewing)?  I recently had to go through names so I know that picking a name for your business is like picking a name for your baby and I'd love to help!

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« Reply #1855 on: March 04, 2008 12:42:40 PM »

Hi!

I love Carnival Goldfish!

If you wanted to go by way of Smiths-inspired names maybe titles like 'Hand in Glove' or 'Vicar in a Tutu' would work because both have 'accessories' in the title.

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« Reply #1856 on: March 06, 2008 12:24:08 PM »

hey all! i am planning on opening a childrens clothing store and i was wondering what you all thought of my name & logo choice

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« Reply #1857 on: March 06, 2008 04:55:09 PM »

I LOVE Carnival Goldfish Smiley  Cute and catchy to me...I cannot see your images for some reason, but I am sure they are just as cute!

The Sapphire Moon was a name I came up with for a project for a class in college about a 'pretend' business I was going to put together and do a business proposal for, etc....It then became my medieval head wreath booth for the faire in my local area that very next year!  It seemed to fit very well with what I do there, some non-standard word for 'blue', and I am big into celestial stuff  Grin  I turned it into my eBay business several years later, then rolled it over to Etsy and into any of my crafty sites as a name, like here on craftster!  Once you find something you like, rolling it into all your business avenues is easy!
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« Reply #1858 on: March 08, 2008 04:35:15 PM »

That looks like you scanned a piece of material and tried to scratch a heart out of it. That's impractical for a lot of reasons. You'd be better off starting with a vector graphic (that's basically a shape made by curves; a drawing rather than a picture):



The text you have looks might awkward also. I would use a more robust and easier to read font. This one's just an example, I think the font has copyrights, in any case. If you want the heart I can send it to you in various formats; color, black and white, a resizeable, etc.
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« Reply #1859 on: March 09, 2008 07:07:53 AM »

I came up with one that I think I would use for myself if I didn't already have a name I really really like!

How about Confetti Organization??

You might have gotten it but it's a play on words.  Organization could be seen as a group or society which would be cool for a business name but - it's, of course, a form of the word organized!!  Organizing confetti could be quite a task.  heehee.  And that's how MY life seems to be - trying to organize confetti!  So, maybe if that's how your life is too, this may work!
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