How to Choose a Name for Your Business

It is the name of your business that every potential customer, or any kind of customer, will check first before anything else.

That name of your business can either encourage them to choose and support your business or it might compel them to do business with the others.

The name of your business is the number one factor that may entice your customers to do business related things with you or not. So, you better be sure that deliberately chosen business name will be catching to your target customers. Here are some tips on how to choose a name for your business.

Describe Your Business

First tip is for you to make a brief but concise statement concerning the type of your business and how it will operate. You must try to keep this as simple as you can so that not only your prospective clients but also the whole public to know and understand what you are trying to convey to them. After a simple description about your business, the next thing for you to do is to use those statements that you made about the type of your business in order to accumulate a varied and lengthy list of different interesting words. These words must describe your business as a whole as much as possible. It must be short but full of substance, substance that describes your company and what it does.

Create A List and Choose From It

Once you have already created your list, you can now use this list to your advantage. Use it in creating your choices of business names. Make ten or at least five potential names for your business. This list will definitely help you a lot especially if these are very much related to your business operations. You might want to seek some advice from your families and friends about this. They may know more since they will probably be your first customers.

Business Name Evaluation

Then, you might want to evaluate every potential name that you have selected. Evaluate it basing from their ability in conveying to the public all that you want them to know about your business. The essential things that you might want to consider in this task is the simplicity of the names that you have chosen, their timelessness, uniqueness, professionalism as well as their capability on allowing your business to expand and include new kinds of products as well as new services within the near future.

After doing all of the stuff mentioned above, choose a business name which is appealing among all and check if it is already protected and secured by trademark. Also, be certain that there is no one that is already using the business name that you have already chosen. This is because if someone is already using it, then you will have no other choice but to select another name for your business.


  • Jaydip shelke said on September 22, 2011
    Dear Sir, I want to start an Animal feeds manufacturing industry in (Maharashtra)India. I am confused about the name of company. so pls guide me which name will effective for this type of industry in market
  • jonas escabillas said on November 12, 2011
    Dear Sir, I want to start a motorcycle parts supply and accessories business in cavite, philippines. Please guide me which name effective for this kind of business. Thank you, jonas
  • Sant Upadhyay said on January 8, 2012
    Dear Sir, Have nice day... I want to start a Printing Business in Palwal, Haryana, India i.e. Offset Printing, Digital Printing, Screen Printing, Textile Printing, Packing etc. So please suggest a very powerful and ingenious name of that work.. my Contact No. : + 91 9899838104
  • seema singh said on March 2, 2012
    Dear Sir,I want to launch kids magazine for age group 3-14 years.I thought a name for it"Wonder World",is it good? or suggest me other name.
  • sukhen dharra said on April 25, 2012
    i want to start welding shop in satna m.p for grill manufacturing, railing and other items pls suggest how to start and go ahead and any other thing with this.
  • Ram Nalkalle said on June 30, 2012
    Dear Sir, Greetings of the Day! I am Diploma in Mech. Engineer, I want to become a successful businessman, but I am confused about business selection, Please suggest me which business i select.
  • Israel O said on July 10, 2012
    Dear Sir, I want to start used cloth business, i have been selling new ones before but people always owning me. I am in nigeria. Please advice me and connect to people in the line of the business. Thank. ra
  • annie said on July 15, 2012
    My business location is St, Ann jamaica in the cool hills of Golden Grove,
  • ashirwad agro said on July 18, 2012
    I have a small mushroom cultivation unit in purulia, westbengal, india which name is "ashirwad agro". is it right or perfect name sir/madam???
  • tejinder said on October 4, 2012
    i am doing multi business like auto deals of used cars ( sale and purchase of used cars), floriculture farming, growing flowers, selling flowers and flower seeds, flower decoration works, theme parties, functions etc and now i want to start up mine import and export trading company so i kindly request u to suggest me name for my company so that i want to register my company. thanking you with best regard, tejinder singh, email
  • laxmikant said on October 16, 2012
    hello sir, i am going to start an business of distribution of mobile handset but i am confused about my firm name, pls suggest a good name which give me success & my business grow faster.
  • Hassan Gasm said on October 17, 2012
    Dear Sir, I am a pharmacist and I wont to establish my own business dealing with Medical Equipment in Dubai-free zone. please help me to select 3 ingenious, eye-catching names for my company. best regards, Hassan
  • ahmedali said on November 22, 2012
    respected sir, i want to start new factory of manufacturers of school uniforms and sports wear in hyderabad india kindly suggest for our factory name thanking u and regard by god bless u
  • manish anand said on December 7, 2012
    i am going to start a retail outlet of inner wear for both sex and kids also, kindly suggest me a attractive outlet name for this. outlet is situated in centre place of patna(bihar)
  • GP said on December 16, 2012
    Hello sir, i am going to start an business of distribution of SURGICAL EQUIPMENTS but i am confused about my firm name, pls suggest a good name which give me success & my business grow faster.
  • sandeep said on December 29, 2012
    dear sir, i am going to start a new wholesaler business of women and girl ready made cotton kurta pyajama dress. i want my firm name, pls suggest a good name to grow my business faster.
  • nagaraj said on January 15, 2013
    sir.i am going to retire from govt.service in may 2014 karnataka i want to start emu farming and social service can you suggest me good name please
  • Steven said on January 15, 2013
    Dear sir i am going to start my online offline data entry centre in navi mumbai, pls advice a powerful name which will convey the message to both national and international clients. my email id is, steven.
  • linto jose said on January 21, 2013
    dear sir i am start my electrical company can you suggest a simple and powerful name
  • Irfan khan said on January 27, 2013
    Dear Sir, Plz advise me , to start NEW business of exporting of generic medicines and related from india , HOW, WHERE TO EXPORTS AND WHICH ITEMS IN PHARMA because I am Pharmacist and more than 10 year exp. in retail pharmacy. PLZ ADVISE , Email; Delhi, India,
  • shipra said on February 1, 2013
    dear sir, i want to run a boutique. i am so much confused it will be specialized in tailoring only. plz suggest me the name for my ladies tailor shop. plz advise. my ID is
  • Shamweel Iqbal Dar said on February 27, 2013
    Sir, i want to do the business of export walnuts. plz suggest me the name for firm?
  • John Smith said on March 10, 2013
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  • Debabrata Sen said on March 18, 2013
    Dear Sir, I want to start a business in equity,commodity,tours & travel, Media & entertainment, real state industry. But I am very confused about the company name. So please suggest me how we will chose the name of our company.I want a meaningful name for our company. please suggest me.
  • chandni singh said on March 24, 2013
    Hello, am a modicare consultant. would like to create a group on Facebook exclusively related for my business. could you please suggest a name
  • zakhir said on April 21, 2013
    i want to start a sarees shop in chennai tell me common suitable name for the business
  • mallik said on July 28, 2013
    HI All of You, I want to start one water treatment trading and services. please suggest suitable name Thanks
  • Ganesh said on August 10, 2013
    Dear Sir, I am From Kutch Dist., of Gujarat, India, wish to start International Trading of Minerals & other industrial raw materials. Kindly advise me a suitable name for my company.
  • tejendra pratap singh said on September 18, 2013
    i will open the lpg gas agency in up aligarh so please help me sir
  • anand mhaske said on October 11, 2013
    I want to start gas agency in (Maharashtra)India. I am confused about the name of agency. so pls guide me which name will effective for this type of agency in market
  • kethamile salang said on November 7, 2013
    Dear sir, i want to start a farming business in (Tsetsebjwe) Botswana. so guide me which name will effective for this agency in market
  • trilok dhakar said on December 6, 2013
    Dear sir I want to start a dairy farming businesses in kota please so guide me which name
  • arpit patidar said on December 13, 2013
    I want to start packaging bags in indore India. I am confused about the name of shop/factory. so pls guide me which name will effective for this type of shop/factory in market..
  • jitendra sharma said on January 11, 2014
    Dear sir, I'm going to start a business of plumbing, Tiles, electricity & ply board supply in Assam, India. What would be the eye catching name of shop suit. Thanks & Regards.
  • najma said on January 23, 2014
    Respected sir, i am going to start uniform export so give me the idea of company name najma Lahore Pakistan
  • patrick joko said on January 29, 2014
    Dear sir i want to start a chicken farm business please guide me which name
  • ubais said on February 23, 2014
    Dear sir i would like to start a flour mill and packing machine along with supply of flours like turmeric, chili, coriander and rice powder in small scale in my village kozhikode district kerala india. first we targeted supply products directly to hotels and restaurant is it work out? i am thinking to attract the customers plan to supply a air tight plastic bottle for free to hotels ? please give some advice to start this business leads to success
  • sampath said on April 25, 2014
    I am starting a financial services like insurance brokerage guide me with new names 9704335033
  • sanjay Kumar Sinha said on May 25, 2014
    Hi, Sir I wanted to start my Medical retail shop at Bihar in new concept with door delivery option within 2km, please guide me with attractive name.
  • GHALIB AHSAN said on June 15, 2014
    sir, i hv started pharma distributorship and supply the medicine in many medical out let n doctors. but i m doing it from my house but yet didnt set up as a shop, i am confused to name it, which eye catching name would be better, plz suggest me, regards ghalib ahsan
  • sanjeev thakur said on June 17, 2014
    sir, i am going to start a wholesale in cosmetics so, pl suggest the name to it
  • suhas said on July 10, 2014
    Suggest the name of medical shop
  • Irshad Ali said on July 15, 2014
    Please suggest me the name of my Electrical store. my city, Roorkee. Uttrakhand.India
  • rohini said on July 31, 2014
    sir, pl suggest me the mlm marketing name and where it to be registered and stay in thane
  • J.N.Patel said on October 9, 2014
    Sir, greetings of the Day.. I would like to start Labour supply and recruitment business in the field of Mechanical construction.. pls. suggest/advice how to put first step and further legal procedure.. in between Anand to Vapi, Gujarat, India. Education : B.Tech.Mech, Exp. 8 yrs. in Mech.Construction
  • sudheer said on November 11, 2014
    Dear sir, I am a business man of building contractor I need a good name to start a company where people can focus & where I can improve my business more. So pls suggest me one fantastic name. Regards Sudheer kv
  • md ajaj said on December 11, 2014
    Sir i want to start t shirt business and where he is registered
  • sunil nk said on October 14, 2015
    Dear sirs,i want to start a business of agri related mechanization equipment in kerala,india i am confused about the name selection kindly please help me Sunil nk Kozhikode Kerala,India
  • Sagar Bhavsar said on November 27, 2015
    Dear Sir I am going to start new cad cam training institute in pune,but i am confused about name of institute, please suggest me the best name for my institute. Thank a lot sir
  • wazeer said on November 28, 2015
    I want to start a garlic,ginger and goraka paste srilanka.can u please guide me to name these products.thank you Wazeer.
  • Dev said on May 28, 2016
    Sir,this is Dev from Rakahmundry,Andhrapradesh,India. I am planning to start a mushroom formation Company. Kindly suggest me the marketing possibilities and name of this Company? Thank you.


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