Bamboo Business Name Generator
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How to name your bamboo business
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your bamboo 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 bamboo business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- The Bamboo Brothers
- Bamboo To Go
- Bamboo Me
- Bamboo Brilliance
- Bambu Value
- The Panda’s Choice
- Bamboo for Everything
- Bam n’ Boo
- Bamboo Forest
- Classy Canes
- Bambu for You
- Cane And Able
- Bamb and You
- Clever Cane
- A Life in Bamboo
- The Bambu Experts
- Gain with Cane
- Panda Perfection
- Natural Bamboo
- Choose Bamboo
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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 “Panda”, “Cane” and “Natural”. You can see that while these words can be related to Bamboo, they also suggest that you can expect a terrific all-round experience 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.
If you’re stuck on words to use, try our business name generator.
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 bamboo 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:
This name suggests that it is such a high-quality product that even pandas prefer to use it. It also brings to mind a cuddly panda, which is never a bad thing.
This name gives us the idea that the company can improve your life by adding some bamboo to it in one way or another.
This name lets us see that these people know what they are doing and have a lot of experience with this product. You can trust them when it comes to bamboo, as it is what they know best.
This name gives the impression that they offer different types of bamboo product for many different uses.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great bamboo 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 bamboo businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Mr Bamboo is a name that helps us to feel a personal connection with the business. We can imagine an expert in bamboo who loves the stuff so much that he set up a company to let other people try it too. This makes it seem like more than a faceless corporation, as we can now think of the person who runs it.
House of Bamboo does a good job in creating an image in our heads, as we pictue a property that has been entirely built out of bamboo. It also gives us the idea that this is where you need to go to in order to find out everything that you want to know about this material.
Lucky Bamboo is a business name that seems to promise a change of fortune if you add this plant to your life. It is a short, simple name but it does an effective job in getting across the message that choosing bamboo is good for you. It is also nicely memorable, which is always a big help.
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 bamboo terms like bamboo plants or bamboo furniture. 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 bamboo business named “Lucky Bamboo”.
Straight away, this name tells you that choosing a product from them is good news for your future. It doesn’t spell out whether they sell plants, furniture or some other type of bamboo-based goods. However, it is clear that we can link it to improved fortunes in some way.
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 (Bamboo Brilliance, Bambu Value)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Panda – this is the main food source of pandas and most people think of a cute panda chewing on bamboo when they imagine this plant)
- 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 bamboo business names could be:
- BamBam Bambu
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 Cool Bamboo 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 CoolBoo, CoolBam and BambooCool.
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.