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Topic: Business Name thread - Get opinions and ideas about names for your business!  (Read 10199 times)
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« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2008 11:33:59 AM »

Would you believe etsy won't let me register it?Huh

I'll think of something.  The main things I'd be posting in there is my pastel and color pencil drawings and photos of the flowers from my garden.

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« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2008 03:37:36 PM »

ugh.  okay.  my ideas for a knitted gear/handmade journal/random bits and bobs shop:

anchor designs (tried several iterations of this for a domain, the best i can get is anchordesignsonline - Huh)
ship creek studio/designs/creations

running into a brick wall with the second part of the name - is there ANYTHING you can think of besides designs, boutique, crafts, studio, creations?  is that too pretentious? 

additionally, do those connote any specific TYPE of business? 


craftinator, are you trying to register it with spaces or with the hyphen?  if so, that may be the problem...   otherwise, i'm sad because i really liked tra'la.  what about something like... trawings (art backwards + drawings)?  eh.  i took a stab.  Smiley

ETA: if i called something anchor knits, would i be "able" to sell the other stuff there, too?  would that be weird?
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« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2008 09:52:46 AM »

Hi,
I'm trying to find a good name which works in many languages.

My products: stationery items, art, photography, handbound books, self-published & illustrated poetry books, possibly sewn bags, jewellery.

I'd like a name which sounds beautiful and classy but not 'difficult' or too posh. Perhaps a 'person' name - Aurora, Artemisia - but artemisia.com is taken.
Something from astronomy, a plant name or a gemstone. Tourmaline?
Something which indicates a new beginning, something different.

My real name is very long and easily spelled wrong.

One of my nicknames is Tessa, would that work?

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« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2008 05:43:12 AM »

The problem with the internet is...there are too many people out there with websites with the exact same name as you. Tessa is apparently pretty popular for a name. Just googled it and there's a lot out there.

You're on the right track, though. I like the gemstone/plant/astronomy track of thought, but keep in mind that many of the popular ones will be taken in some form or another, and some gems and plants may have copyrights or trademarks due to synthetic composition (they were invented rather than formed by nature, for example).
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« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2008 08:08:23 AM »

The problem with the internet is...there are too many people out there with websites with the exact same name as you. Tessa is apparently pretty popular for a name. Just googled it and there's a lot out there.

You're on the right track, though. I like the gemstone/plant/astronomy track of thought, but keep in mind that many of the popular ones will be taken in some form or another, and some gems and plants may have copyrights or trademarks due to synthetic composition (they were invented rather than formed by nature, for example).

Thanks for your reply. That's a really good point about copyrights.
I've tried lots of variations in the past few days, and EVERYTHING is taken, mostly by those fake websites - I'm beginning to think some spyware just catches the domain names people search for and "parks" them. It's driving me nuts.

What the heck can I do? I mean, my name is Maria-Thrse and I own mariatherese.net, but that's no option for a business. I guess I'll keep looking and also trying to make up a name which sounds real and is easy to spell....
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« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2008 08:29:28 AM »

Why isn't it an option?  I think it's nice, actually!

I don't know if this will help anyone but I like using obscure and out of use words. It's the geeky English minor in me, I guess. That's how I got Snickersnee. Smiley

http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/index.htm
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« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2008 09:07:33 AM »

Thanks Smiley It's just that my name is often misspelled and I don't want the business name to sound directly connected to me; I want it to sound more gender neutral.

Guess what - I found something! a fiori , I bought www.afiori.com just to make sure it's an option for me. It's Italian for flowery, covered with blossoms.

I travel to Italy every year, use Italian papers and sell photos from Italy Smiley

Do you think it sounds okay, or is it too weird for someone with English as their first language? I'll have to make sure it doesn't have any bad connotations in other languages as well....

ETA: thanks for the link!! so much fun!

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« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2008 09:08:45 AM »

Jungrrl, you have just re-affirmed my belief in your awesome-ness! I love words! I think I am now addicted to that site...
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« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2008 09:10:30 AM »

Understandable!

As for a fiori, as a native English speaker it sounds fine.  I've even heard it, or something like it, before (I mean that in the best way, as in, it isn't completely unfamiliar).


(Cheesy Nymphara!)
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« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2008 09:12:16 AM »

That's great!! I think it's something people can remember; it sounds familiar to me too! Cheesy *does happy dance*
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