Help me name my city exploring company!
February 3, 2014 6:40 AM   Subscribe

I'm building the most fun city-exploring company ever, now it just needs a name.

I'd kind of a tour company - you might say it's more a way to see your city through fresh eyes, focused more on locals than tourists (so unfortunately Acme AA&A Cool Tours Inc isn't gonna work). We'll be covering everything from history to music to food, with a mix of tours and events and anything else. More Open House New York and less those buses.

Pertinent information:
  • We're in NYC but wouldn't mind expanding in the future
  • Cute is way better than professional
  • Doesn't necessarily have to describe what we do - any fun-sounding name might fit the bill
  • ...although it shouldn't scare people over the age of 55
  • Tours/events/etc will be on pretty much anything
posted by soma lkzx to Writing & Language (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Shop and Frisk.
posted by three blind mice at 6:44 AM on February 3

Fun City.
posted by cardboard at 7:05 AM on February 3 [1 favorite]

Urban Journeys
posted by hanoixan at 7:06 AM on February 3 [2 favorites]

posted by Ruthless Bunny at 7:15 AM on February 3

Trex in the City
posted by St. Peepsburg at 7:15 AM on February 3 [6 favorites]

The Toss The Guidebook Touring Co.
posted by mochapickle at 7:27 AM on February 3

(also, as a gimmick, you could toss things to people -- trinkets, confetti, etc.)
posted by mochapickle at 7:27 AM on February 3

(and make jokes about tossing cookies.)
posted by mochapickle at 7:28 AM on February 3

Underground Town Tours
CitiFound Tours
Unhidden City Tours
City Finders, Your Guide to the Underground Town
Cargo Culture, Fearless Guides to Your Home Town
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:37 AM on February 3

posted by mr. digits at 7:37 AM on February 3 [2 favorites]

I clicked the "more inside" link just because the combination of the words "city" + "exploring" was so exciting to me, so maybe City Exploration, City Explore, Exploration Tours, etc.? (Was going to suggest Explore NYC but that already exists, alas.)
posted by capricorn at 7:44 AM on February 3

MetroSensual Tours
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 8:02 AM on February 3 [1 favorite]

Old Hat Tours
posted by unknowncommand at 8:10 AM on February 3

Secret NYC

New York Treasure Hunters

Hidden NYC
posted by Juliet Banana at 8:21 AM on February 3

- The Insider's New York
- The Village Peephole
- The Gotham Explorer's Company
posted by MuffinMan at 8:25 AM on February 3 [1 favorite]

Eyes on New York


Old New York

Unique New York

Lets Love New York

Spread the Love New York
posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:26 AM on February 3

For some reason, I'm really digging something "Big Apple" themed, with a cute little apple logo... e.g.:

Tour A-Peel
The Big Nibble
Tour the Core
InCider Tours
posted by julthumbscrew at 8:37 AM on February 3

The Gotham Explorer's Company

I like this because it's interesting and playful without being cheesy -- if you're trying to appeal to New Yorkers rather than tourists, I think something along the intrepid but classy 19th/early 20th century explorer vein, along with some pretty Gilded Age graphic design, is your best bet.
posted by oinopaponton at 9:02 AM on February 3

The Observant Commuter
I'm Walkin' Here!
Tourist @ Home
Localize It
Within Walking Distance
Walk the Walk
When in Roam
posted by melissasaurus at 9:04 AM on February 3

MetroSensual Tours...

posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 8:02 AM on February 3 [+] [!]

Everybody get naked!
posted by polly_dactyl at 9:51 AM on February 3

Explore Your Hometown
Tour Your Hometown
Expandable to other cities but maybe a little too provincial-sounding to attract urbanites. And maybe "Tour Your" is a little hard to answer the phone with.

Getting to Know - NYC
Changeable to each individual city. But maybe doesn't roll off the tongue.

NYC For Locals
Also changeable for new cities.

Good luck. Sounds like a great business idea. Post back when you are up and running, will you? I like to bookmark info for future travel plans (despite not being your target demographic.)
posted by Beti at 10:18 AM on February 3

Downtown Lowdown
posted by GrapeApiary at 10:25 AM on February 3

Boom-Boom Town
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 10:34 AM on February 3

Home Roamer
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 10:37 AM on February 3

Okay, one more. Roam at Home.
Home Alone? Roam at Home!
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 10:43 AM on February 3

See Here Now tours

Come See, Come Saw tours

In the Now tours

Go There Do That tours

Inside Outfitters touring
posted by jamjam at 11:39 AM on February 3

Nick's City Picks
posted by jamjam at 11:45 AM on February 3

Urban Expanse
NY See

posted by sciencegeek at 11:46 AM on February 3

TryOnNY, TryOnPDX, TryOnATL, TryOn, etc.

(Cause you're trying on the city, so to speak.)







(Cause it's all off the beaten path...)



(Cause you're Tourin' round the city, but you're getting the INside scoop)


Ah hell, you could just call it Gangurru, which is the Guugu Yimithir word that Captain Cook got Kangaroo from. Could name it that cause people will be hopping all over the city.....
posted by whimsicalnymph at 1:13 PM on February 3

posted by dances_with_sneetches at 3:57 PM on February 3

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