Design business name, with a Rumi twist!
February 7, 2016 4:11 PM   Subscribe

My freelance design business has been going very well lately, and I'm starting to get more clients. As such, I feel it's time to finally put a name to it, create a website portfolio, etc. The only trouble is coming up with a name!

I do graphic design and photography, as well as a small spattering of other stuff like basic web design, branding, etc. My clients are a little all over the place at the moment, in terms of industry, but what I'd LOVE to start doing is more non-profit work, especially for internationally-focused organizations (think NGO's, refugee charities, etc).

I want a name that is meaningful. What I'd really like is a word or two from Rumi's poetry, as it has had a big impact on my life (having lived in Turkey for awhile), and the messages of the poems very accurately reflect my worldview. However, any neat names I come across are taken by design/media companies already! I really wanted "Guesthouse Creative" (for Rumi's "The Guesthouse" poem), or "Lamppost Creative" (for this quote), but both of those are already very taken. I was also thinking of something related to a Latin tattoo I have, saying "Omnia Mea Mecum Porto", but that's too long for a brand name, and I don't know how to shorten it and still keep the meaning.

Here are my requirements: Preferably both the .com and .ca are available, as well as most of the social media profiles. I'd really prefer it to be in the format of "_________ Creative" because I don't want to limit myself with "_______ Design & Photography" in case I get back more into video, etc., and it really does need to mean something. My strongest values are justice, pacifism, self-sacrificial love, caring for the orphans/widows/refugees, and I have a strong love for adventure, risks, and learning. I'd love for the name to be generally spiritual (Sufism preferred), but I don't want anything too religion specific (no quotes from Jesus, for example). Maximum 3 words, prefer 2 or 3 syllables.

So, I know it's been asked a hundred times before, but you guys are always so awesome. Any suggestions for business names would be SO appreciated!! Thanks in advance! :)
posted by hasna to Work & Money (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Wayfarers Creative
posted by bertran at 6:10 PM on February 7, 2016

Oh, but that's taken...
posted by bertran at 6:17 PM on February 7, 2016

"Ecstatic Motion Creative" is available in .com and .ca flavors. So is "Raise Your Words Creative." Also "Silent Ways Creative."
posted by listen, lady at 6:58 PM on February 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Maybe too long with "creative," but I'm loving the phrase "ecstatic motion." The .com version doesn't seem to be taken - by itself or with "creative."

Rumi quote: "Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion."
posted by FencingGal at 6:58 PM on February 7, 2016

posted by listen, lady at 6:59 PM on February 7, 2016

This is a business, not a personal statement, and you should really consider Fistname Lastname Creative, since referrals will likely search for you by name.

Since you are likely to ignore that very sound advice, I offer It is search unique, which unfortunately ecstatic motion is very much not. You are going to be hard to find among the result for the actual poem. Also you are not a yoga studio.
posted by DarlingBri at 7:05 PM on February 7, 2016 [8 favorites]

posted by effluvia at 9:20 PM on February 7, 2016 [2 favorites]

OMPorto Creative is available.

Oooh!! So is (omporto creative)
posted by chasles at 4:28 AM on February 8, 2016 isn't available as a new registration. There have been no four-letter domain names for like... decades. OMPC is on the aftermarket so the cost will be $2,000 to $25,000 if not more.
posted by DarlingBri at 5:38 AM on February 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

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