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Business Name - Any Suggestions?

Hi Moms!

I'm starting up my own business making hand-made custom bows for infants to big girls. I'm making bow, clippies, head bands, and more. Before I order business cards and start up a web page, I am trying to come up with a creative name for my business. I'm a little stuck so I thought I would ask you all and see if you creative ones have a great name. :-)

My daughter is Kate Annmarie, who is almost 1. So far I have come up with: Kate's Creations, Kate's Inspirations, Inspired by Kate, M.'s Bowtique.

Thanks in Advance!

M.

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So What Happened?™

First of all, a HUGE thank you to all who gave me ideas. They were great! Unfortunately, some I liked were already taken. As you know, my daughter's name is Kate, and while we were in the hospital, I think on the 2nd day, my husband started calling her Katie Pie, like Cutie Pie. So that's a name we call her as an endearing name. Anyway, while my husband and I were tossing around all sorts of names that one came out and we love it! So it's 'Katie Pie Creations' as the name and underneath will be 'custom creations for your cutie pie'. I will let you all know as soon as I'm up and running. Right now I'm working on building my supply up and getting things going with web site, cards, etc. Thanks everyone!

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I wish I had some cute names, but you will have to let me know how to order! I have to live vicariously through my sister who has a little girl - so I shop a lot for my little niece! I have two wonderful boys - whom I have often thought about accessorizing - but I know better!

Hi, M.!

Here are what I thought of: Bowdacious or Bowdacious Kate
Then I googled it, and saw a business called Bowdacious Baby that makes hair bows,too. :-( Same with Bownanza, Bowtiful. and Bowlicious is a pet boutique in CA. Then I thought of Debowtante, a play on debutante, and google didn't have any matches for that, and I think it's cute, feminine, and sassy!

Hope this was helpful!
D.

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M.!!!!

i had NO idea you were doing this!!! this is so exciting! good for you! i think i actually like M.'s bowtique... i think its cute. but i'll keep thinking. i just wanted to tell you i'm so excited for you. i think this is great. we need to get together... my class was done this week! yay for being a stay-at-home-mommy for the summer! :)

love ya!
S.

...ok, after reading some of the responses i really like Cutie Bowtootie! its so cute. and, um... i could totally do your business cards, if you don't have anything... i have lots of super cute fonts and could make them look really good. just thought i'd offer, since i do have a printing business, you know... :-) hehehe... but i like the idea of using kate's name too... obviously since i used emma's name in my business name. so maybe kate's bowtique or cutie bowtootie... i love little bow peep but i guess its already taken. anyway... talk to you soon!

I like Yolanda's suggestions. Very clever! If you need help with business cards, I can help you. My husband and I have a business card business and we can make you some snazzy standout cards! Just let me know.

I agree with some others, you may want to be careful about naming it after Kate in case you have another child. But if that isn't a concern, you're set. I did want to say, thank goodness no one has mentioned my pet peeve... purposely changing up a letter in the spelling because they think it's cute (a la, Kate's Kreations). I hate that!

Not sure if you call her Katie or not but - Katie's Bows, KatieBow, K.A. Bows, KABow, BowKate, My Kates, Kate's Bows.

Hi M., I do like Kate's inspirations. How about:
Buttons and Bows
Baby Bling
Kid's Hair Fair

Good Luck M.,
Lonie

Hello M.! All good ideas below; anything you come up with or like, be sure to search the web and dba records at the courthouse to make sure the name is not already in use- legal stuff.

I like the idea of creating the name around your daughter's name, many mom based companies are doing that now a days. Also think about what you want the name to represent, what will your company be about...more than just bows.

K.A.M.'s bowtique
KAM Glam
M. K's
Sugar & Spice
In the Pink
Cutey Bowtootie
Lil BowPeep

Best Wishes,

D.
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Baby Bling is cute, but already taken.

Try googling names you think of and see if they are taken or not.

Also, search Etsy.com for children's bows and items, and see the kinds of names they have come up with, there are some really cute ones!

http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_ti...

Hi M., I live in Anna near Mckinney and I make diaper cakes and I go to Fea markets and Trade days and sell my cakes. Do you plan to do things like this? The space is anywhere from $15-$60. If you do maybe we could share a space. I started doing this is April and really having a hard time getting the word out. I have a web site that you can see when you go to internet explorer and type in diapercakesbybetty . I can't affore to put it where it comes up under the compuserve etc. You can also see pictures of my cakes on Craig's List Dallas under Diaper cakes. The only names I can think of would be Girly Bows, Baskets of Bows or maybe Buckets of Bows. I think a picture of Kate playing with lots of your bows would make a great business card.
GOOD LUCK with your business it is just hard to get the word out.
B. West
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Hi, M.!

Here are what I thought of: Bowdacious or Bowdacious Kate
Then I googled it, and saw a business called Bowdacious Baby that makes hair bows,too. :-( Same with Bownanza, Bowtiful. and Bowlicious is a pet boutique in CA. Then I thought of Debowtante, a play on debutante, and google didn't have any matches for that, and I think it's cute, feminine, and sassy!

Hope this was helpful!
D.

I like Inspired by Kate, do you have somebody to build your web page? Please let men know!

Thanks A.

Hi there my name is A. and I just started a custom baby boutquie. If you have any questions about getting your web page started shoot me a email. Also if you like the look of ours I can give you the ladies info who did it. Here is the link if you want to look at it. www.hautetautebaby.com

I'm a bow maker myself, but stick strictly to family, friends, and word of mouth. That keeps me busy enough. There are quite a few high end bowmakers in the DFW area, so do check for business names that might be taken. Check ebay and etsy like someone mentioned. I suggest keeping "bow" in the title somewhere too.
Do you or your daughter have a nickname that would sound cute with "Bowtique"?

Let's Go Bowing
Bowing with M./Kate

Little bow peep is really cute, but taken. If you want something cute with bow maybe....Babes in bow land? I also liked the previous suggestion of Cutie Bowtotie, Kate’s Creations or Melody’s Bowtique.

You can have a lot of fun with slogans! Who says thinking caps can’t be fashionable…hair flare for kids.

I just started a business in website and logo design. I work at a very affordable rate since I am just starting out and am trying to build my portfolio. Send me a message if you are interested.

Good luck!
T.
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Hi There,
How about:

"All Tied Up" Bow Boutique
Little Bow Peep

Good Luck!
E.

M.'s bowtique is cute and there are other cute ones here too
and I will add another
Bow-R_us

I'm going to toss you some questions to think about before you pick a name

1) will you ever go into making other things or selling more than just bows?
if so then you might think about it before picking a name with just bows... as bows will make it sound like you selling just bows.

2) will you only have the one child? if not and this takes off how would the other child feel about having it's sibling with a name of a company... sometimes you got to think ahead of right now with names of a business

3) will you only carry girls things? or could you might one day carry boy things? if you ever carried boy things don't make the name to cute and pretty as boys don't want to be label as pretty and cute. LOL LOL LOL

4)pick a few names as when you register your name it could be already in use.

5) whatever you do I wish you the best in this business..

I like the suggestions that use the word Bow in them. As a marketing person it always helps you to sell your items when you let people know what the item is. Companies that have already branded themselves are, of course, the exclusion, and usually have the heavy budgets to tell you what it is they are offering. Therefore, if you want to use your daughter's name...go with Kate's Bowtique.

I wish I had some cute names, but you will have to let me know how to order! I have to live vicariously through my sister who has a little girl - so I shop a lot for my little niece! I have two wonderful boys - whom I have often thought about accessorizing - but I know better!

I don't think it would matter if you included Kate's name in it. The other child couldn't get jelous, they were not even born. I think you should over look the whole 'another child' thing. I like the mama's comment on things to think about...like if you will do only bows or not. The only one I came up with is

Kissed by Kate

I LOVE this name and think it is totally appropriate, even if you decide to do more than bows or even have another child, and who's to say your 3rd child would be a girl?

Let me know when you're up, I need a good bow person.

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