Arcade Business Name Generator
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How to name your arcade business
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four detailed steps to name your arcade 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 arcade business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Holiday Arcade
- Game House
- Come Play Co.
- Gamer Zone
- High Scorer
- Arcade Art
- Fun Centre
- Barcade House
- The Royal Arcade
- Game Junction
- VR Centre
- Retro Fun House
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Four steps to naming your arcade business
This four-step process will help you name your arcade business. In this example, I’m creating a name for an arcade business that conveys the fun, competitive and attractive value of their product or service. 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 “Score”, “Play”, “Game” and “Zone”, you can see that while these words can be related to arcade games, they also suggest that you can expect a playful, fun and competitive type of arcade games from this business or brand. 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:
#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?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great arcade 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 since they 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:
This name conveys a premium place where customers can expect a diverse choice of favorite games to play.
This name conveys a specialized place for arcade games that offers different games suitable for all ages.
This name conveys an arcade business that is a leader in a field since it provides the premium place with a huge amount of fun things to do.
This name conveys an arcade business that specializes in VR games and advanced technology.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great arcade 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 arcade businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
SEGA is one of the oldest arcade business that is still on the market. The name stands for ‘Service Games’ which perfectly describes what’s the company’s specialization. At the beginnings, the company focused on making their own consoles and games, but now, they mainly focus on creating fun and interesting arcade games. The name is extremely brandable and memorable.
Funspot is one of the leading arcade games company that was listed on a Guinness World Records List for being the largest arcade in the world. The name literally communicates what their customers can expect from the business – a lot of fun and good times. It’s a very brandable and extremely memorable name in this industry.
The Heart of Gaming is the arcade business that focuses on evergreen games. The name communicates that the place is one of the largest arcades where customers have a huge choice of games to play. It’s not an extremely creative name, but it’s memorable and brandable in this industry.
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 arcade terms like game, fun or zone. 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 arcade business named “YESTERcades”.
Literally, this name conveys you can expect retro and vintage games that will bring you in your childhood days. Nowadays, many people miss their childhood times when they were playing the games with their friends and this name literally awakens nostalgia for these times. It’s such a brandable and sound name while at the same time conveys all the values the customers can expect.
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 (Arcade Art, Gamer Grounds)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Holiday Arcade – Holiday represents a time without a stress or responsibilities which definitely communicates it’s a game business.)
- 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 arcade business names could be:
- Kanare Arcade
- Navarus Games
- Parazilo Gaming
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 Gamer Zone 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 Gaming Zone, Gamone or GamerZona.
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.
Here are the top trending words used in arcade names.
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Words arcade often describes
You can use these words to create arcade names like ‘Arcade Games Galore’ and ‘Total Arcade Machines’.
How arcade is often described
Example arcade names using these related descriptive words ‘The Grand Arcade’ and ‘Main Arcade Place’.
You can use an adjective in your arcade name to create names like ‘Northern Arcade‘ or ‘The Video Arcade House‘.
You can use a verb in your arcade name to create names like ‘The Playing House‘ or ‘The Separated Arcade‘.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new arcade names.
Arcade related words in foreign languages
Consider using foreign words in your arcade name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.
Latin for game: ludum
French for place: endroit
Italian for player: giocatore
Spanish for building: edificio