Post # 1
Hi bees! I need to borrow your creative brains for a moment. About a year ago, I began selling used baby/ kids’ clothes as a side job while on mat leave from my teaching job. It’s been mostly online, but I’ve spent a lot of time building a reputation amongst the local moms groups and Facebook marketplace. I’ve had lots of success with it and have been considering opening an “official” business out of my house. But… I’m at a loss for a name. So far I have “boujee baby” and “Blake’s closet” (inspired by what originally started all of this — selling my son’s baby clothes.) I’m not sold on either of those; so I’m asking for your help.. brainstorm some good names with me please!
I want something that is easy to remember, but reflects what I sell — brand name or “trendy” secondhand baby and toddler clothes. Thank you!
Post # 2
Depending on where you live: Beansprouts, Once Upon a Child, Kid and Kaboodle,Play it Again Kids
Post # 3
I mean,aren’t those actual names of stores with baby clothing? Not original at all.
I like Blake’s closet, could be Blake and brittnamrogos closet couture, baby cheeks consignment boutique, all the baby feels clothing boutique, love it again consignment boutique.
Post # 5
I was wondering the same thing haha. We have a “Once Upon a Child” but the other ones I’ve never heard of.
Thank you! Oh, I like baby cheeks! And love it again. That’s a good idea. I also thought about doing something with “Bear” because that’s what our last name sounds like ( different spelling though.) Ugh, so hard!
Post # 8
I like baby bear boutique too! It’s catchy! Thank you!
Post # 9
That’s obviously why I said “It depends on where you live”. The names may be used in one country, but not protected in another,
Post # 10
What about Blakey Bear Boutique?
Post # 11
My brain’s not being helpful:
‘Oh! Baby Swap! Are you crazy, that sounds like an auction house for babies. Needs a third word to explain. Baby Swap Swamp? Why on earth would that be better!?…….. Swapping Stitches! That’s disgusting, time to go.’
Post # 14
Why the heck would you advocate for copying another business’s name?! What is wrong with you?
Post # 15
I work in marketing.
For startups, I recommend keeping things simple and unique.
Keep your kiddo’s name in it, but try to steer away from business names that are already taken (e.g. “once upon a child”). Additionally, I’d recommend leaving out the word “couture” in a second-hand/consignment shop, unless it’s legit couture baby items. :
I personally like the name “Blake, baby.” Yes, the comma was intentional, because it shows that there’s a backstory to your brand, and that backstory is your kid – your inspiration! Humanizing you’re brand means EVERYTHING, especially in these crazy times.
Plus, I think “Blake, baby” would look cool on signage, collateral, web, and even digital marketing ads.