Gelato Shop Name Generator
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How to name your gelato shop
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your gelato shop. 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 gelato shop name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Sundae Funday
- The Waffle Cone
- The Waffle Bowl
- Cherry On Top
- The Dixie Pixie Creamery
- The Cheery Cherry
- Farmer’s Ice Cream
- Nuts Please! Creamery
- Pink’s Ice Cream Parlor
- The Creamery
- The Drippity Cone
- Ice Cream Conection
- Scoops n’Smiles
- 32 Below
- Feelin’ Nutty Ice Cream
- A La Mode
- A Bit Nutty Ice Cream
- Off the Stick Creamery
- Sprinkles Sundae Shop
- Quaker Slate Ice Cream
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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 “cone”, “sundae”, “sweet” and “taste”. You can see that while these words can be related to gelato, they also suggest that you can expect a fun and unique 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.
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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 names:
- 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 gelato shop 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, as they are more likely to praise all your ideas and they may not be your ideal customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With your customer feedback you can now ask yourself, is the name still relevant? and does it represent your business the way you intended?
My customer feedback:
This name conveys a picture perfect ice cream sundae topped by a red cherry.
This name conveys that this store is about connecting with people over ice cream.
This name conveys an ice cream shop that makes people happy.
This name conveys a trendy gelato shop.
#4) Check if it’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least 3 or 4 great gelato shop names on your list, in case any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if your name is available within your country/state. Also be sure to search if the name is 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 some successful gelato businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Fruity Gelato Cafe clearly outlines exactly what they are, leaving little to the imagination. Fruity frozen desserts in a cozy cafe setting. It sounds like a charming place to meet up with friends for gelato and coffee.
XO Gelato conveys the image of a cozy gelato shop that caters to lovebirds, if you think the XO refers to “hugs and kisses”. Or perhaps XO references a military executive officer, making XO Gelato the authority of ice cream shops in the neighborhood. Whichever way, you spin in, XO Gelato sounds like the place to be.
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 competitor’s business name works 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 gelato terms like tasty, cream, or sweet. A more effective business name should convey to customers your business 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 gelato shop named “Iorio’s Gelato”.
Literally, this name conveys an Italian gelato shop. At a deeper level though, this name translates the history and traditions of an Italian family who practice the art of producing and serving authentic gelato.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting inside your customer’s mind, a task easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks so they give extra thought to your shop among the wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Sundae Funday, Scoops n’ Smiles)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (32 Below – the temperature at which water freezes)
- 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 gelato shop names could be:
- Nuvane Gelato
- Alomos Gelato
- Nurilo Gelato
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 Sunny Daes Ice Cream 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 Sunnyaes, DaCream, or CreamDaes.
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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How Gelato Shop is often described
(“______ gelato shop”)
Example gelato shop company names using these related descriptive words ‘The Best Italian Creamery’.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new gelatino shop company names.
Gelatino Shop in Foreign Languages
Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.
Latin: noun (gelatino, tabernam, glacies crepito) adjective (sapidum).
French: noun (gelatino, magasin, glace, savoureux).
Italian: noun (gelatino, negozio).
Spanish: noun (tienda, helado,).