Pet Business Name Generator
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How to name your pet business
Hi, I’m your branding expert, and I will be putting you through the various steps and giving you the different tips you need to create your unique pet business name. Below I have twenty high-quality pet business names, and I’ll be showing you how to make yours. To get started check our pet business name generator and scroll down to see the first naming process.
- Ruff Life
- Canine Crew
- Pet Crew
- Fido Fiddle
- Pet Haus
- Dear Galore
- Play Pen
- Tails of Joy
- Maw and Paw
- Spotty Pet Store
- Pet Pawpose
- Pet Empire
- Pawfect Tail
- Wiggly wag
- Pup Hub
- Bark in Style
- Poodle Standard
- Groom and Growl
- Top Cat
#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start brainstorming which words would suit your business names and which words would represent your brand correctly. I decided to use words like Standard, Joy, and Style to indicate a happy pet, a healthy pet, and a fancy and well-groomed pet. These are all essential for a pet business because your target customers want to know how you can care for their pets. L
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
Getting feedback on the names you shortlisted is quite crucial because it gives you a fresh perspective and allows you to know what your business name sounds like to your target audience. You should, however, refrain from getting feedback from your family or friends because they are more inclined to praise everything you come up with.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With your customers’ feedback, you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? And did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This sounds like a store for pet needs.
This name conveys a dog playhouse or party.
This sounds like a fun park.
This sounds like a grooming place.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great pet 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 pet businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Mars Petcare combines an out of this world phenomenon to their business name to create a unique and catchy name. The use of Petcare shows exactly what it is their company does, and it is quite easy to remember.
Diamond pet food, diamond indicates top standard and quality, and the name specifies which type of pet business they engage in.
PetGuard gives the sense and illusion of protection for your pets and also it’s quite simple and short which makes it easy to remember.
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 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 pet terms like play or game. 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 pet business named “PetGuard”.
Literally, this name is straight to the point and it clearly informs us what the business is about, which is all about protecting your pets and giving them the best care possible.
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 (Groom and Growl, Maw and Paw)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Ruff Life: Ruff is term particular to the sound dogs make, but out of context it just means a body of freshwater).
- 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 pet business names could be:
- Wiggly Wag
- Pawfect Tail
- Pet Pawpose
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, if the plan were to use Dear Galore, it would be a horrible decision to go with Dearlore because this is not even easy to pronounce or catchy and it defeats the whole purpose.
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.