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Ashley S.
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How to name your animal business

Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your animal 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 animal business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.

  1. Awesome Animals
  2. My Next Pet
  3. Critter Comforts
  4. Cutie and the Beast
  5. Carnival of Animals
  6. Lucky Pets
  7. Cool Creatures
  8. Wild About Animals
  9. Posh Pets
  10. Magic Paws
  1. Friends with Fur
  2. Mister Critter
  3. Pets with Personality
  4. Paws and Pals
  5. The Creature Teachers
  6. Amazing Animals
  7. The Paws Project
  8. Passionate About Pets
  9. The Critter Clan
  10. Wag That Tail

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Four steps to naming your animal business

This four-step process will help you name your animal business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a animal business that conveys the pleasure and joy that people can get from spending time with animals. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.

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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas

Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Paws”, “Fur”, “Critters” and “Wag”. You can see that while these words can be related to Animals, they also suggest that you can expect a personal touch from this business or brand that doesn’t think of the animals purely as objects to buy and sell. 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:

Awesome Animals

My Next Pet

Critter Comforts

Cutie and the Beast

Carnival of Animals

Lucky Pets

Cool Creatures

Wild About Animals

Posh Pets

Magic Paws

Friends with Fur

Mister Critter

Pets with Personality

Paws and Pals

The Creature Teachers

Amazing Animals

The Paws Project

Passionate About Pets

The Critter Clan

Wag That Tail

#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:

Carnival of Animals

Pets with Personality

Passionate About Pets

The Critter Clan

Removed Ideas:

Awesome Animals

My Next Pet

Critter Comforts

Cutie and the Beast

Lucky Pets

Cool Creatures

Wild About Animals

Posh Pets

Magic Paws

Friends with Fur

Mister Critter

Paws and Pals

The Creature Teachers

Amazing Animals

The Paws Project

Wag That Tail

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#3) Get some feedback

You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great animal 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:

Carnival of Animals

This name suggests a fun, light-hearted type of business where the animals are treated to a good time. It also suggests that there is a wide variety of animals on offer too.

Pets with Personality

This name conveys the idea that each pet there is viewed as an individual and treated as such. It also suggests that the business itself has personality rather than just being another bland, boring company.

Passionate About Pets

This name is all about showing that animals are more than just a business idea to them. They love pets and they want to share this passion with as many people as possible.

The Critter Clan

This name hints at everyone in the business being part of a big, happy family. The use of the word critter and the alliteration help to keep it informal and fun.

#4) Check It’s available

At this point, it’s good to have at least three great animal 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 animal businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.

GoWildPets Logo

Go Wild Pets has a carefree type of name that suggests letting nature take over. It lets us imagine running free with a new pet and adding a touch of wild adventures and pleasure to our days.

PetsPalace Logo

Pets Palace is a name that brings to mind the idea that the animals rule the roost in this business. This lets us see that looking after their animals and finding good homes for them it this company’s number one priority.

NoahsArk Pets Logo

Noah’s Ark Pets is a clever name that shows us that they have a huge collection of animals for customers to choose from. This business name is fun and memorable, since just about everyone knows about Noah’s Ark and the many animals that travelled to safety on it.

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5 Tips for naming your animal 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 animal terms like pet store or animal store. 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 animal business named “Pets Palace”.

This name is an indication of a business that treats its animals well. Everything about this company is likely to be set up to make life better for the animals there, according to the name. It is short and has an alliteration, making it extremely memorable.

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 (Perfect Pets, Awesome Animals)
  • Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Paws – this word lets us more easily picture a cute pet)
  • 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 animal business names could be:

  • Pawpaw Pets
  • Animals-a-go-go
  • Creanature

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 Faithful Friends 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 FaithFriends, FaithfulPets or PetswithFaith.

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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