Bead Store name help

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Hey all:

My wife and I are opening a bead store in a few months in North
Carolina. We are really having a hard time deciding on a name. I was
wondering if you would give us some feed back on ourt top three choices
(so far)-

High Strung Beads
Bead Boutique
Strung Out On Beads.

What do you think? Which would you choose and why?

Many thanks!


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Which one do you want to say when you answer the phone dozens of times
a day?

-Su

I named my horse 'dammit' because that was the most common word I used
around him.


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I always liked "Balls with Holes".

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LMAO!

Barbara
Beader and Polymer Clay Crusader

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OMG!!!!  You crack me up.

KathyH
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LOL!!!

I like Bead Boutique because it has staying power, there are a lot of
those cutesy pun names around and they get old quickly, especailly ones
reminding you that you are a bead junkie ;-). The bead stores I've seen
do well for over two decades had names like The Trimming Hut, Silver
Sky, Bead Source etc. I chose my name not because it was my favorite
but if you are looking to have it as a web address there are not many
with bead in the name still available as .com and you have to settle
for- not impossible to remember or type in one sitting ;-).

Ingrid
http://www.mermaidscove.com

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Just for the record, there is a Bead Boutique in La Mesa, CA. I like
the store and the name (much better than the other choices).

Cathy


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I like Bead Boutique the best, but I also think it's kind of ordinary.

If you are in the mountains, what about Bead Mountain?

Barbara
Beader and Polymer Clay Crusader

http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com

There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave Barry)

Need quality, inexpensive web hosting with site builder and 50 apps? Check out http://www.lyonshost.com .  



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-----Or "Mountains of Beads"!!!

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The other one we are considering is Designed By You.

Kristen, my wife already ownes the name in NC with a home-beading party
company she owns and we think it still fits with the shop.

I agree that Bead Boutique (my original 1st choice) is good, but
somewhat boring. I think there is a lot we can do with Designed By You.

Any thoughts on this one?


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I think it needs to say bead in the name.  People need to instantly
recognize what it is.

Kathy H
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I completely agree.  Or you're going to miss a segment of your customer
base that could be significant.

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I'd think that you'd have trademark issues using Designed by You, not to  
mention it doesn't tell a passerby what they can design in the store.

I agree with Kathy, bead needs to appear in the name somewhere.  Where  
in NC are you located?

Barbara
Beader and Polymer Clay Crusader

http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com

There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave Barry)

Need quality, inexpensive web hosting with site builder and 50 apps? Check out http://www.lyonshost.com .  



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It sounds like a clothing-related business to me, or a crafts store.
Nothing about it says "Beads".  There's a lot you can do with "Designed
By You", yes -- perhaps too much.  It's not specific enough, too vague.

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I vote for High Strung Beads    or         Strung out Beads
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How about "World on a String Beads"?  Remember that old song by Kate Smith?
(this happens when you are reaised by older parents, as I was)
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Make that raised.  reaised sounds scary.  Like a fraternity test or a
zealous religious ritual.
Kathy H
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Smith?
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choices



Re: Bead Store name help
I like High Strung Beads :-) I saw the other suggestions down thread. I
like "Designed by You", how about "Beads by You"? Or "BE ADdicted"
(sorry, couldn't help myself there!)

Good luck,
Christine


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if you go with  BE*ADdicted, do be sure to include " where you can get
strung out" somewhere in the copy....

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That is SO good!!

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