Bead Store name help

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!
Reply to
birish
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.
Reply to
Su
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
Reply to
cathyesq
LMAO!
Barbara Beader and Polymer Clay Crusader
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Barbara Forbes-Lyons
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
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Barbara Forbes-Lyons
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?
Reply to
birish
I think it needs to say bead in the name. People need to instantly recognize what it is.
Kathy H
Reply to
Kathy
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)
Reply to
Kathy
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?
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Reply to
Barbara Forbes-Lyons
Make that raised. reaised sounds scary. Like a fraternity test or a zealous religious ritual. Kathy H
Reply to
Kathy
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
Reply to
calzephyr
I like 'High Strung Beads' as well. Sounds good and 'speaks' well... so saying it a few dozen times a day should be easy!!! :)
Reply to
Polly S.
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
Reply to
mermaidscove_com
Strung out on Beads I don't like -- I don't like the word "Strung" at all... and "strung out" has such negative drug implications that I would avoid it.
Bead Boutique is just too common. Search the internet - and you will find that there are dozens....
High Strung Beads is the only one that is interesting.....
Someone suggested "world on a string" reference....
Beads is your FOCUS issue - therefore you need to have the word Bead in there.... for certain - but I'd stay away from anything that could have a negative connotation, or might infringe on other trademarks in the industry.
something more distinctive is called for - but my brain isn't reaching it right now...
Cheryl
Reply to
Cheryl
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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