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How to name your aerospace & defense contractors business

Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your aerospace & defense contractors business. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our aerospace & defense contractors business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.

  1. Astral Space
  2. Aerospace Abyss
  3. Project Beyond
  4. AeroInfinitum
  5. Aegis
  6. SpaceChase
  7. ExoNova
  8. Quasadvance
  9. Aphelion
  10. AeroCosmos
  1. Deft Defense
  2. Acquisition
  3. Mercy Corp
  4. Honey Vine
  5. Aeroburst
  6. Datum Defense
  7. Embargo
  8. Mayday Defense
  9. Modernifense
  10. Sanctuary Defense

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Four steps to naming your aerospace & defense contractors business

This four-step process will help you name your aerospace & defense contractors business. In this example, I’m creating a name for an aerospace & defense contractors business that conveys the high-tech, reliable nature of their services. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.

#1) Brainstorm your name ideas

Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Deft”, “Mayday”, “Cosmos” and “Astral”. These words relate to aerospace and defense, and they are words that signify the adept nature of the work. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.

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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:

Astral Space

Aerospace Abyss

Project Beyond

AeroInfinitum

Aegis

SpaceChase

ExoNova

Quasadvance

Aphelion

AeroCosmos

Deft Defense

Acquisition

Mercy Corp

Aeroburst

Element Defense

Datum Defense

Embargo

Mayday Defense

Modernifense

Sanctuary Defense

#2) Shortlist your ideas

Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.

Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:

  • Is the name simple and easy to remember?
  • Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
  • Is the name different from competitors?
  • Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
  • Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?

My Shortlist:

Project Beyond

AeroCosmos

Datum Defense

Aerospace Abyss

 

Removed Ideas:

Aerospace Abyss

AeroInfinitum

Aegis

SpaceChase

ExoNova

Quasadvance

Aphelion

Deft Defense

Acquisition

Mercy Corp

Aeroburst

Element Defense

Embargo

Mayday Defense

Modernifense

Sanctuary Defense

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#3) Get some feedback

You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great aerospace & defense contractors business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.

Be sure to ask questions like:

  • What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
  • How would you spell it?

With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?

My customer feedback:

Project Beyond

This name conveys a sense that there is much to accomplish beyond our planet.

AeroCosmos

This name conveys services that extend to the cosmos themselves.

Datum Defense

This name conveys the safe handling of information as well as defense.

Aerospace Abyss

This name conveys the sense that aerospace can lighten the abyss of space.

#4) Check It’s available

At this point, it’s good to have at least three great aerospace & defense contractors business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.

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Competitor Name Analysis

To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful aerospace & defense contractors businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.

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Airbus gives the business a friendly face. Consequently, it’s one that can gain popularity more easily. Furthermore, the name is easy to remember, simple to locate when clients need it, and it presents a good logo opportunity.

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Boeing What’s interesting about this name is that most people associate it with flight that takes place within Earth. Many don’t realize that it also represents aerospace activity as well. The use of a simple name also makes it easy to remember.

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Blue Origin is an interesting name because it reminds us of where we came from. As a result, we get a larger sense of the progress we’ve made when we think about life emerging from the ocean and then traveling into space.

Lockheed Martin

A company named after the businessman who founded the enterprise. The uniqueness of the name makes brand dilution impossible.

Airbus

An aeroplane manufacturer. The name is a simple descriptor for how someone seeing a plane for the first time might describe it: as a flying bus.

Boeing

The world’s largest manufacturer of aeroplanes, Boeing originates from the founding entrepreneur’s surname. This has lent to its uniqueness as a name which has now become synonymous with the commercial planes the entire world flies on.

Breakthrough Entertainment

“Breakthrough” is a common term in the film and entertainment industry – it is what all amateur actors want.

SpaceX

A simple, easy to remember and concise name. It not only sounds good, but it also establishes a link to the industry in which the company operates.

BAE Systems

A defence contractor who is a creator of advanced weapons systems. The use of ‘systems’ in the company name alludes to exactly that.

Blue Origin

Earth is known as the ‘blue planet’. It is the world where the human species ‘originated’ from. The company’s name implies that it’s only the beginning of humankind’s colonisation of space.

Virgin Galactic

‘Virgin’ is an established brand and utilising it in a sub-brand of the holding company leans this reverence and public knowledge to a new offshoot.

NASA

The ‘founding’ father of the space industry, NASA which stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a company that commands respect. The easy to remember acronym masks the highly descriptive name.
General Dynamics Corporation: Using the phrase ‘corporation’ as part of the brand name of a company is meant to portray seriousness and éclat. ‘General Dynamics’ describes the company’s offerings.
United Technologies Corporation: An American company, United reinforces this patriotic fact. The result is that potential clients have a favourable perception towards the company.

Humana Inc.

A healthcare service that targets military personnel. The name is a dead giveaway to what the company does, throwing out any risk of confusion.

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5 Tips for naming your aerospace & defense contractors business

The ideal business name should be simple, memorable and convey a meaning all at the same time. Here are my 5 tips to keep in mind when developing your business names.

1. Do a Competitor Analysis

Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:

  • What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
  • Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
  • Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?

2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.

A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused honey terms like royal, tasty or sweet. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.

Let’s take for example a real aerospace & defense contractors business named “Airbus”.

This is a name that provokes imagery of a space ship traveling through space, easily and happily. There is an air of comfort about it. Additionally, it’s also an easy name to remember.

3. How to make a more memorable name

Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:

  • Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Aerospace Abyss, Project Beyond
  • Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Mayday Defense – Mayday is often a term used in regard to emergencies or other militaristic situations)
  • Keep it short and simple.

4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name

Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable aerospace & defense contractors business names could be:

  • Bulidu Aerospace
  • Humaka Aerospace
  • Vefuni Defense

You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com

5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.

Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Adrift Aerospace and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like Adriftt Aerospace, AdriftAero or Adrrift Aerospace.

You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.

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Hayden Parkinson
Hayden Parkinson
7 months ago

Aero Contract Engineering, Aviatica, Aero Defense Systems