Naming your bakery business is an important part of setting up your business. You must decide on a name to register your business and to obtain the correct licenses and permits. Even though it is important, that doesn't mean it is always easy. Some people will immediately know the name for their business; others like us will struggle to find just the right name for their business.
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We seriously had no clue what we wanted to name our business. We actually used a business name generator to help us come up with the idea for our business name. There were plenty of goofy names that came out of the generator, but we eventually settled on the perfect one. To help nudge you in the right direction, we have provided a list of 25 ways to help you find the BEST name for your bakery.
Use this list below of 25 ideas to help you start generating ideas for your new business name.
Name it after a relative
Name it after your kids
Name it after your town
Use a name generator website
Name it after a pet
Name it after your favorite place
Name it with your initials
Name it after your favorite baked good
Use the word pastry
Use the word cakery
Use the word shop
Use the word bakery
Use the word cookies
Use the word doughnut
Use the word cake
Use the word cupcake
Use the word baked
Use the word dessert
Name it after your street
Name it after the street you grew up on
Name it after the street your business is on
Use your astrology sign
Use your state
Use your state motto
Use your geographical location
I would start by making a list of your top 5-10 favorite names. Then I would put the list away for a day or two. Come back to your list later, and narrow it down again to 3-5 of your favorite names. I would then search these 3-5 names on the internet, with your state, and on all social media to see if anyone else already has the name. After this, I would ask people what their favorite name is from the list of 3-5. Once you have asked friends and family and searched available names, take a day or two off and come back to the list. The first name that pops out should be your winning name.
Like I said, to choose our name we used a business name generator. We put in an assortment of words related to a bakery. We jotted down several of our favorite names and followed the process above to narrow our choice down to our current business name. When we chose our name, we used our name in conversation for a few days to see how we liked it. Doing this helped us to begin to envision our company with this name.
I hope this has helped get your brain juices flowing. We want to wish you good luck on finding the perfect name for your business. Naming your business is just one of the many steps it takes to starting a bakery business.
If you are at the beginning of your bakery business journey, we highly suggest you read some of our other business posts: