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really struggling for a name


tim

Senior Member
#1
remember me talking about a name for my new company?

well, i've been thiking ever since then, and i have no idea which one to pick. i've had some decent ideas and then lost them because either the domain was taken or it was actually shite. :p

how did you guys come up with a name, first off? i've been around the UK recently so it's not like i dont have any inspiration coming my way, but i just can't find anything that sounds good and isnt taken!

second, anyone wanna give me some pointers? like links of choosing "the most appropriate name for your business" etc?

Tim
 
#2
Ok I'm just gonna write whatever pops into my head. :)

Ginger Beer Creative

Filter Five

Tipi Creative

Premium

Primetime

Baseline Creative

Pinch

I think Berry wrote a blog post once that told the story of how they came up with Armadillo and I think they just wrote down as many names as possible and picked the best.
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#4
Same, just put a load of names down, narrowed down, went looking for domain name, found I couldn't use it, started over and ended up with my business name (Image Resolutions) which I now realise has a duality about it - image resolutions as in print etc and also the 3D aspect of resolving a model into an image so I was quite surprised on that after I realised :)

Pinch is already quite well established in the UK Soren

As to Tim, the only one I thought of off the top of my head was TP Design and that was taken, even had an idea for the logo :(
 

tim

Senior Member
#5
yeh this is my problem Levi. i'd come up with a great idea for a logo etc, get excited about it, and find the domain was taken.

am still searching for a pun of some kind or just something short and memorable, but every fail possible is appearing.
 

Anon.

Senior Member
#6
Levi said:
the only one I thought of off the top of my head was TP Design and that was taken, even had an idea for the logo :(
how about Teepee Design, just make it clear on your website you don't design tents... :D
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#7
I just thought after looking at your current site

how about tmp design or just tmp, both domains are readily available in the UK and I can see a really nice flowing design for the logo :)

I'll send the bill in later :p

Anon, tepee (correct spelling) is already in the UK so that might cause a few issues
 

tim

Senior Member
#9
just to let you guys know, it's a joint business, with one of my designer friends from my area, so it can't reall be TP or TMP or similar, im not freelancing technically anymore.
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#10
ok how about
couples design service :p
duplex designs
twincept
Not freelancing anymore design incorporated, obviously shortened to NFADI :D
 

Xenonsoft

Active Member
#14
I like Sorens start.

I'll continue.

Monkeys.

Cupboards.

Design.

Orange.

That.

Want.

Yurgh.

Blasé

Ooh la.

Mmmm, toast.

Interesting.

Intuitive.

Flavoured.

Twist.

Stick.

Twirl.

Dance.

Barrel.

Roll.
 
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chrismitchell

Guest
#16
this is exactly how Widdlers Wee was born :D i'll try to help:

Space

Turnip

Shelf

Hanger

Cardboard

Carbon

Paint

Toast (Damn you Fred... now I want some Toast :D mmmmmm)
 

berry

Active Member
#17
I did this conversation before somewhere. Don't get hung up on a name that tries to describe your business or you'll end up with the' Cute & Curly Hairdressers' or 'Fringe Benefit Hairdresser ' syndrome.
Think Apple, Orange, Shell, Exxon, Nike, Puma etc...no relationship at all to the product. Brand is not a logo it's what a company represents.

Pick up a Thesaurus and just do 40 or so random blinds stabs, You may be surprised what comes up. Armadillo was picked from the index pages of a cookery book in my kitchen. We could have been Tomato or Red Snapper
 
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chrismitchell

Guest
#18
really Berry? I would've thought it was semi tactical to call yourselves Armadillo.. so you are first in the Yellow Pages listings etc (due to it being alphabetical :))
 

berry

Active Member
#19
chrismitchell said:
really Berry? I would've thought it was semi tactical to call yourselves Armadillo.. so you are first in the Yellow Pages listings etc (due to it being alphabetical :))

I never actually put that into the equation as I've never got any business in 30 odd years thru a Yellow Pages listingYellow Pages. I prefer going for a phonetic ring to a name. 2/4 syllables it makes for a 'happy' tuneful name recall. Geordies like singing, ringing phonetics of up and down, Brummies and Scousers too.
 

tim

Senior Member
#20
haha thaks for the tip off berry. you're 100% right (as usual, dammit).

good to hear where yours came from though, it's ra'r interestin