Vintage Business Name Generator
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How to name your vintage business
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your vintage 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 vintage business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Alluring Antiques
- Vintage Years
- Past Treasures
- Discover Dreams
- The Retro Kings
- Past and Future
- Ye Olde Treasures
- Old and Sweet
- Bygone Echoes
- Antique Wonders
- Value Vintage
- Really Retro
- It Was a Very Good Year
- Old-Time Treasures
- Echoes of Glory
- ReDiscover the Past
- Better Retro
- Classic Chic
- The Past Is Yet to Come
- The Vintage Advantage
Four steps to naming your vintage business
This four-step process will help you name your vintage business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a vintage business that conveys the way that lovely antiques can add a special touch to people’s lives. 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 “Retro”, “Antique”, “Vintage” and “Classic”, you can see that while these words can be related to Vintage, they also suggest that you can expect to experience some classic values when dealing with 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 vintage 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 conveys the pleasure of finding a lovely vintage piece that captures the imaginaton.
This name suggest the possibility of discovering hidden treasures and bargains that have a rich history behind them.
This name makes readers think of experts in the field of vintage goods who are proud of what they do.
This name suggests that there are some excellent reasons for choosing retro products from this company.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great vintage 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 vintage businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Decades Vintage Company is A company that sells vintage costume jewelry from the 1930s to the 1950s. While the name isn’t the most creative one, it gives the potential buyer a good idea about what they’re dealing with.
Glory Days is a term that refers to a time period, considered to be much better than the present. This company sells vintage and retro wedding dresses.
What Goes Around Comes Around is a vintage online clothing store with a pretty impressive, clever name. the boutique offers designer clothing, basing the brand on the premise that these clothes have been around and they’ve finally resurfaced to give pleasure to vintage fashion lovers.
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 vintage terms like old or antique. 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 vintage business named “Beyond Retro”.
This name brings to mind a business that goes above and beyond others in their industry. This company also seems to offer more than just simple retro products according to their 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 (Value Vintage, Alluring Antiques)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Bygone – this brings to mind the olden days and old-fashioned value)
- 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 vintage business names could be:
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 Real Vintage 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 ReallyVintage, VintageReal or RealVint.
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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Words Vintage often describes
You can use these words to create Vintage business names like ‘Instant Classics Clothing’ and ‘Timeless Apparel’.
You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Rare Wares Collectables ‘.
Vintage in Foreign Languages
Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.