Name my teenage daughter's (hobby which is turning into a) business.
February 12, 2014 1:01 AM Subscribe
She paints sandshoes and calico bags with original designs. She's 15, this thing just started growing by itself, she's never aggressively marketed her creations. It might provide a bit of spending money or she could be the next Collette Dinnigan, she really doesn't care because she wants to be a forensic psychologist, but she wants a catchy business name to start a Facebook page, maybe get business cards, etc.
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She designed and painted shoes for herself. A friend commissioned a pair, a friend of that friend commissioned a pair, and word spread quickly around our small country town. She has currently sold maybe six pairs of different designs, and today got an order for another pair. She has also painted a couple of calico tote bags with original designs, and suddenly she finds herself with four orders for similar bags (and one of those orders is for the owner of a small but successful home business, which I anticipate could turn into an ongoing, lucrative order, if they decide to market the bags to their customers).
She's doing it for fun. The profit is a bonus. She wants a catchy name. She is a science nut as well as an arts nut, but her target audience could be neither or one or both. Her name... I can't put it here because she'd have a fit if it was googleable, but think of a blonde film star who married a prince of Monaco. Her surname is spelled every so slightly differently than the maiden name of the princess, but pronounced the same.
She loves puns. She'd like something catchy, unforgettable, but easily found via FB search. We've brainstormed but nothing seems right. As a last resort I asked her if she wanted me to ask Mefites... she thought that the was best idea I've had since before she was named.
Anyone got any brilliant suggestions?