Post # 1
Hey bees!! I’m starting up a floral business out of my home and I’m having trouble coming up with a name. I already have three weddings booked and eventually I want to open a storefront. I want a name that is modern and fun. One of my friends suggested The Carr Shop, but even though that is my last name, I’m worried about it being too confusing. I’m adding a poll with some ideas, but if anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know.
Post # 3
None of those names really stick out to me as modern or fun. A lot of modern companies have short names. What about “simply fleur” or just “fleur”
Post # 4
I like peony florals because it is simple, easy to pronounce and makes me think of lovely beautiful flowers. I already have other associations with the word magnolia and I hate when I can’t pronounce things 100% like the word Fleur or noir (I know how technically but it’s hard and I don’t like it).
Sorry for any typos on my phone.
Post # 5
I voted Peony Florals because it’s the simplest but could you do something catchier/simpler? Like Petals? Or maybe… Carrnations or S-Carr-let Petals lol? those sounds like a weird travel company and a brothel respectively but maybe you could think of something else.
Post # 6
@BlushingBrideNYC: lol yeah I noticed that after I posted it. I guess what I mean is most of the florists around here have their names incorporated, like Hunt’s Flowers. To me, those always sound old fashioned. I would love to name my business Fleur, but another florist in the area is Fleur du Jour and I don’t want to step on anyones toes.
@star_dust: Peonies are my favorite flower. 🙂
Post # 7
Old joke… What would America be called if everyone drove a pink vehicle?
A Pink car nation…
You could play off that… Pink CarrNations
Maybe your logo could be a “retro” car painted pink with a bouquet coming out of it like a vase.
Post # 8
If I ever get to open up my own business I would call it “Six Eighteen” That’s the house number where I grew up (we just lost our parents in the last 3 years) purely sentimental.
for you, I wouldn’t use, The carr shop, too confusing, don’t rush it, it will hit you and you’ll be glad you waited for the perfect name!! good luck!
Post # 9
The Carr Shop, I think of cars auto shop. The other names, I just can;’t prounounce so I give up. The only one I like is the Magnolia one.
Post # 11
None of those names jumped out at me. I thought they all seemed normal. What I’d expect. I liked what a previous bee suggested – about keeping it simple, I like “Fleur”…
I also like another bee’s suggestion of CarrNation… I wouldn’t capitalize the N, I’d just maybe make Carr and a fancier font or something.
I really like Fleur actually… being french makes it sound a little more posh, fancy… I’d immediately rather check out that place than some where called “______ Floral Design”… Just sounds more modern
Post # 12
@MrsBonJovi: That gave me a chuckle. Don’t think I’ll use it, but I am definitely going to share that joke with someone.
Post # 13
I like tge idea of incorporating your name.
Flora Carr – make it like a imaginary girl
Carr Floral Desigh – sounds like a business
Fluer de Carr – kinda rymes
Post # 15
@MrsPhilly: I like Fleur too!! What is ruining it for me is there is another shop in town named Fleur Du Jour and I guess I just don’t want to move in on her territory. 🙁
Post # 16
@mrsmeyers84: What is your all time favourite flower? maybe find out what it’s called in French? Use that?
Or it could be something completely unrelated to flowers….
I like the idea of using the word Urban in the title… or Barn the something barn? Or Urban ____ with the name of your fave flower?
I am no good at this lol