Help me name my online store!
July 10, 2013 2:53 PM   Subscribe

Dear People Of MetaFilter Who Are Good At Naming Cats And Things: I'm about to open an online store but I can't seem to come up with a name.

I'll be selling my artwork (collages and photography) and estate sale finds. There will be vintage cameras and supplies, found photos from the 50s-60s, ephemera, weird little figurines, quirky stuff, etc.
I'm usually good at brainstorming, but am getting nowhere with this. My personal website will have a mid-60s theme (since that's the stuff I'm drawn to) so maybe it could tie in with that. Somehow. Or not. I'm lost. Hope me!

Funny names are good. I was thinking Rinky-Dink, but I'm not 100% sold on it.
posted by pea_shoot to Grab Bag (19 answers total)
Mods and Rockets
posted by MuffinMan at 2:57 PM on July 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

Fetish Invasion (a riff on British Invasion, a 60s thing).
posted by seemoreglass at 2:58 PM on July 10, 2013

Mid-Century Modern Art?
posted by xingcat at 2:58 PM on July 10, 2013

Old Tat.

... or, y'know, just this huge, simple logo:

posted by scruss at 3:01 PM on July 10, 2013

The Aged Aquarium
Twiggy's Closet
posted by effigy at 3:06 PM on July 10, 2013

posted by itstheclamsname at 3:07 PM on July 10, 2013

Quirk & Vintage
Prints & Curiosities
Funky Juju
posted by Glinn at 3:07 PM on July 10, 2013 [2 favorites]

posted by oceanjesse at 3:08 PM on July 10, 2013 [6 favorites]

Are you planning to run an Etsy version of this store at the same time? (It seems like a great match!) If so, you might want to check your chosen name isn't being used there already, just to avoid confusion.
posted by DarlingBri at 3:26 PM on July 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

Bazaar Unique
posted by gnossos at 3:27 PM on July 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

The Roll Top Curiosity Shop
posted by seanmpuckett at 3:30 PM on July 10, 2013

posted by rouftop at 3:36 PM on July 10, 2013

How about the made up word "Venerabilia", a combination of venerable and memorabilia. The domain is available.
posted by Dansaman at 4:05 PM on July 10, 2013

Dinky Cortez'
posted by rhizome at 4:21 PM on July 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks for the suggestions! These are fun. Keep 'em coming!

DarlingBri - I was planning on opening this shop on a site similar to Etsy. I have an Etsy store but kind of abandoned it. Anyway, there's already an Etsy store with Rinky Dink in it (+one word) so I should probably nix that idea. Boo.

rhizome - Thanks for the tune! Now there's a soundtrack to all of this brainstorming.

Thinking about watching 60s TV shows for inspiration...or Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970, but close enough AND WEIRD enough)
posted by pea_shoot at 5:06 PM on July 10, 2013

proFoundProducts (feat. Pharrell)
posted by timsteil at 6:32 PM on July 10, 2013

Hodges 'N Podges
posted by FreezBoy at 2:40 AM on July 11, 2013

posted by mikepop at 5:50 AM on July 11, 2013

You've Never Seen Anything Like It
The Amazing Amazing!
posted by haplesschild at 3:33 PM on July 11, 2013

« Older Summer reading recommendation please!   |   Please teach me how to read Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.