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Ashley S.
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How to name your donut business

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

  1. Donuty Time
  2. Yummy Jelly Donuts
  3. Donut Family
  4. Donut Daily
  5. Do Eat Donut
  6. Nutty Donuts
  7. Honey Donuts
  8. Donut Chef
  9. Dreamland Donut
  10. Donnutia
  1. The Donutteria
  2. The Happy Baker
  3. The Donut Hole
  4. Donut Place
  5. Fresh Glazed Donuts
  6. Donut Kingdom
  7. Donut Empire
  8. Dronut
  9. Glazed Donut Shop
  10. Happy Glazed Donut Place

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Four steps to naming your donut business

This four-step process will help you name your donut business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a Donut business that conveys the delicious, enjoyable and sweet taste of their product. 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 “Yummy”, “Glazed”, “Happy” and “Fresh”, you can see that while these words can be related to donuts, they also depict the delightful flavor you can get from the products. 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:

Donuty Time

Yummy Jelly Donuts

Donut Family

Donut Daily

Do Eat Donut

Nutty Donuts

Honey Donuts

Donut Chef

Dreamland Donut

Donnutia

The Donutteria

The Happy Baker

The Donut Hole

Donut Place

Fresh Glazed Donuts

Donut Kingdom

Donut Empire

Dronut

Glazed Donut Shop

Happy Glazed Donut Place

#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:

Dreamland Donut

Yummy Jelly Donuts

Donut Kingdom

The Happy Baker

 

Removed Ideas:

Donuty Time

Donut Family

Donut Daily

Do Eat Donut

Nutty Donuts

Honey Donuts

Donut Chef

Donnutia

The Donutteria

The Donut Hole

Donut Place

Fresh Glazed Donuts

Donut Empire

Dronut

Glazed Donut Shop

Happy Glazed Donut Place

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#3) Get some feedback

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

Yummy Jelly Donuts

This name conveys a specific kind of delicious donut.

Dreamland Donut

This name conveys donuts that are simply dreamy.

The Happy Baker

This name conveys that the person making the donuts is just as happy to make them as you are to eat them.

Donut Kingdom

This name conveys a multitude of delicious donuts to choose from.

#4) Check It’s available

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

Voodoo Doughnut Logo

Voodoo Doughnut is a name that works fantastically for a themed donut shop. If you’re looking for donuts that come in unique shapes and styles, this is the place to go. It’s always fun to add a theme to your shop.

A Baker's Wife Logo

A Baker’s Wife is a name that feels much more local than many of the standard donut shop names out there. It’s also a name that is likely to have a story behind it.

The Holy Donut Logo

The Holy Donut is a name that shows customers just how heavenly good donuts can be. It’s also a name with some great repetitive sounds, making it a catchy name.

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5 Tips for naming your donut 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 Donut terms like bake, sweet or glaze. 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 donut business named “A Baker’s Wife”.

Customers get the sense that they are buying donuts from the wife of a baker in a literal sense. Additionally, this is a name that can run more deeply and allow customers to connect with the story behind the name.

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 (Donut Daily, Nutty Donuts
  • Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (The Donutteria – this name can really only apply to donuts, though it does make the donut shop sound very fancy!)
  • 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 donut business names could be:

  • Belara Donuts
  • Fudona Donuts
  • Yumado Donuts

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 Daffy Donuts 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 DaffyyDonuts, Daffonuts or DaffyDdonuts.

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.

Business Name Ideas

Here’s the ultimate list of related words you could use in your business name. Below is a list of trending, descriptive and action words that are often related to.

Trending Words

Here are the top trending words used in donut company names.

coffee

shop

near

online

gourmet

shipped

flavors

donutes

nearest

business

places

nutrition

sweet

crispy

maker

glazed

creamy

homemade

vanilla

chocolate

cake

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Words Donut often describes

(“donut______”)

You can use these words to create donut business names like ‘The Donut shop’ and ‘The Donut Pad’.

shape

shop

shops

sign

hole

pad

crumbs

How Donut is often described

(“______ donut”)

Example donut company names using these related descriptive words ‘The Giant Jelly Donut shop’ and ‘Fresh Donut Co.’.

jelly

last

second

powdered

filled

stale

big

large

glazed

plain

small

fresh

third

covered

giant

white

whole

free

frosted

yellow

blue

single

plastic

sugary

huge

black

green

hot

square

flat

double

half

starboard

additional

extra

red

inflatable

front

fat

unfilled

pink

tiny

hole

enormous

favorite

sweet

fourth

perfect

size

inflated

sturdy

thin

Donut Adjectives

You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Big Donut‘ or ‘The Fresh Donut Company‘.

last

second

powdered

stale

big

plain

fresh

third

giant

Persian

dingy

kosher

lighted

poky

posh

scaphoid

Donut Verbs

You can use a verb in your donut business name to create business names like ‘Glazed Donuts‘.

eating

glazed

eat

shaped

ate

get

grabbed

want

finished

buy

picked

looked

looks

draw

reached

bet

grab

eaten

tackling

filled

bit

bought

pulled

resembles

fritter

Combine Words

We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new donut company names.

donutelly (Donut + Jelly)

dreamy (Donut+ Creamy)

freshut (Fresh + Donut)

fresnut

fresonut

frest

tastonut (Tasty+ Donut)

glazeonut (Glazed + Donut)

Donut in Foreign Languages

Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.

Latin: noun (doughnut, gelata, contritique, vitreae, alba) adjective (integro).

French: noun (beignet, gelée, glacé, en poudre, crémeux).

Italian: noun (ciambella, gelatina, glassata).

Spanish: noun (rosquilla, gelatina).

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