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One of the funnest parts of creating a business is naming it, but it can also be stressful because you want your name to be catchy, informative and an accurate representation of your business. If you’re looking for craft business name ideas, here are some great tools to help you in your search.
Need catchy names for business? You’re in luck. This free business name generator website suggests both business and domain names based on combinations of words you choose.
Online apps like this are fun to play with, can spark your creativity and are a great way to name your craft business.
In the top field your put your primary word – jewelry, soaps, quilts – whatever it is that you make (because your name should make it clear what you are selling).
In the next field, you put all the secondary keywords you like “awesome” “clever” “crafty” … whatever words you like, then press the button and away it goes.
You can even see if domains using your generated business name are available- a very cool tool for those just starting out.
Here are some other similar sites I also enjoy:
- NameThingy.com *Sadly this one is no longer working, but I’ve found some more
- NameStation.com This is a nice website. It does require a free sign-up to use the tool. You add a couple of keywords and it gives you domain name suggestions. It also has a feature where you can ask the community for help. They also do fun things like naming contests.
- NameBoy.com This tool has you enter two words a primary and secondary, then combines them in different ways to come up with suggestions. You can allow it to add hyphens (not usually recommended with domains) and even tell it to rhyme. It then generates a color-coded list of names to tell you what is available, what is registered and what is up for sale/auction.
- Naming.net This is another good one, very customizable and comprehensive. You start by typing in a word, syllable, or letter and fill out the options from there. You can choose the total syllables your name has, find out if a matching domain is available and it will generate dozens of options for you.
- Domainsbot.com Turn ideas into names. You simply enter a keyword and then this tool generates a list of domains using that word or similar words. You have the option to add or eliminate various extensions (.com .net etc). Although it’s mostly for checking domains, a matching domain and business identity is ideal.
- Impossibility.com This is a neat tool you can tell it to place an adjective, verb or noun before or after a keyword that you choose and then it generates a list of available domain names with those commands. This is good for coming up with shorter, easier to remember domain names.
Once you have your business name chosen, be sure to get some custom items with your name to develop brand awareness. Business cards with a great logo are a necessity. I recommend shopping Zazzle or Etsy. The prices are reasonable and you’ll be supporting other small businesses in the process! 🙂
Just For Fun
Here’s a fun craft name meme – play along or use some different combinations – you never know ;).