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Thread: Name ideas ???

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    Sooooo I have a dream.
    My DH also has this dream

    Open a fabric/quilt shop.

    Needs a name. I have a few ideas, have had help already with a few more, but would like other thoughts.

    You have gotten to know me a little bit on this board (most of you have). So keep what you know about me in mind.

    I want ideas on a name only. I've been in businesses before and know the risks. This is not a 100% deal yet, as we are in the beginning stages. And it may not happen. God is in control and so far He hasn't erased it from our minds, so....

    Here are the clues to assist your thoughts:

    1) It will be in TN, in the country vs a down town location
    2) It will be more than just fabrics and quilts (just don't know yet what all will be included - I'm creative remember?
    3) I also plan to have a web site
    4) IF we use a name suggested here and IF we actually get to open a business/store I will acknowledge the person who suggested it.
    5) My real first name is Phyllis

    Remember this is for name ideas only. :idea:

    Thanks

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    I had a boss once that said you should always name a business with the main 'thing' that you would be doing. So in this case, would you start with "Quilt....????" You did say that you would be having other things, so not sure if that advice would work. I am thinking......

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    I had a boss once that said you should always name a business with the main 'thing' that you would be doing. So in this case, would you start with "Quilt....????" You did say that you would be having other things, so not sure if that advice would work. I am thinking......
    Quilting related mostly.

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    naw, that one has been used so many times... I'm thinking...

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    Pieces of Phyliss.

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    why not The Quilting Grannie

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    Phancy Phyllis's Quilts-n-More.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topper1
    why not The Quilting Grannie
    I like this too. But I mostly just want to send you good wishes :D
    I'm not good with naming anything, except my kids and pets lololol

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    The name must include the word 'fabric'. Oh please. It is so hard to find suppliers in so many areas. The internet will be a big calling card for you and searches will get your hit with the word 'fabric'.
    My suggestion is: Quilting Grannie's Fabric and Quilt Shop.
    I will concede my recognition to topper1.
    ............
    I am on my edit time now.
    I thought of an execellent idea!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A bed & breakfast along with your quilt shop!!!!!!!!!! Think of the retreats you'd pull in. Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!

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    this way when you set up a website, when others are searching for quilting or fabric can find you

    I think a cute logo would be a cute treasure chest full of quilts inside and hanging out of it, rocking chair, some other cool antiques

    Have fun and let us know what you decide. You will have a blast!

    I hope you will offer classes and retreats. We need places for retreats!!!!

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    I'm thinking about your board name: The Quilting Granny
    or Granny's Quilting & Treasures.

    Oh didn't read last post, someone though of that.

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    Make sure to have the word "quilt" or "quilting" in the name - so if someone is using a locator (Garmin or whatever) one can find it if one doesn't remember the exact name.

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    Some things to think about:

    It is much more difficult to obtain the domain name you want than it is to obtain the business name you want. You are in competition with the entire dot com world for a domain name and just the state of TN for the business name. If you want to have your URL reflect your business name, register that one first.

    It is possible to check for availability of domain names, but it is not a smart thing to do until you are actually ready to register it. The mere search for a specific name, either via a registrar or even by Googling it, can spark someone else to register it and then try to sell it back to you at a much inflated price.

    Also, your business name should reflect your "brand", the image you want to portray to the buying public of who you are and what you do. Decide what you want that image to be and who you want to draw to the business. Innovative? Exciting? Friendly? Helpful? Unique? Old Fashioned? What do you want the first reaction to be when someone hears the name or walks in the store for the first time? And don't forget easy to spell...like how many ways has your name been spelled so far in this thread??

    You can set tags with most of the search engines so that you do not have to have 'fabric' or 'quilt' in your name to be included in a search for fabrics or quilts..

    One more thing to remember...pretty much everyone with internet access has the ability to read this message board and the names suggested for your business. You should probably think twice about announcing what it is going to be called until after you have registered both the domain name and the business name, but that's strictly my own personal opinion.

    Sorry, didn't mean to run on so much. :oops: All the best on your journey.

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    not to sound negative but Grannie's makes it sound like it's only for old people. I like "sew much more"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    Phyllis's Phabrique Phantasy
    Don't mind me, but this name made me think of naughty things! :lol: :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    Phyllis's Phabrique Phantasy
    Don't mind me, but this name made me think of naughty things! :lol: :oops:
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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