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Ashley S.
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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.

  1. Alluring Antiques
  2. Vintage Years
  3. Past Treasures
  4. Discover Dreams
  5. The Retro Kings
  6. Past and Future
  7. Ye Olde Treasures
  8. Old and Sweet
  9. Bygone Echoes
  10. Antique Wonders
  1. Value Vintage
  2. Really Retro
  3. It Was a Very Good Year
  4. Old-Time Treasures
  5. Echoes of Glory
  6. ReDiscover the Past
  7. Better Retro
  8. Classic Chic
  9. The Past Is Yet to Come
  10. The Vintage Advantage

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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:

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

#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:

Antique Wonders

Past Treasures

The Retro Kings

The Vintage Advantage

 

Removed Ideas:

Past and Future

Ye Olde Treasures

Discover Dreams

Old and Sweet

Alluring Antiques

Bygone Echoes

Value Vintage

Really Retro

It Was a Very Good Year

Old-Time Treasures

Echoes of Glory

ReDiscover the Past

Better Retro

Classic Chic

Vintage Years

The Past Is Yet to Come

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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:

Antique Wonders

This name conveys the pleasure of finding a lovely vintage piece that captures the imaginaton.

Past Treasures

This name suggest the possibility of discovering hidden treasures and bargains that have a rich history behind them.

The Retro Kings

This name makes readers think of experts in the field of vintage goods who are proud of what they do.

The Vintage Advantage

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 Co

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.

GloryDays Vintage

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.

WhatGoesAroundComesAround

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.

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5 Tips for naming your vintage 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 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:

  • Antiqume
  • Vintagity
  • Retrojoy

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.

Vintage business name ideas

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

Trending Words

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

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Vault

Flower

Cellar

Boutique

Cafe

Luxury

Classic

Refresh

La

Elsewhere

Affair

Unique

American

Venice

Revamp

Ragged

Regeneration

Grove

Relic

Love

Static

Wallflower

Alley

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Words Vintage often describes

(“Vintage ______”)

You can use these words to create Vintage business names like ‘Instant Classics Clothing’ and ‘Timeless Apparel’.

time

edition

paperback

wine

clothing

port

champagne

years

stuff

book

wines

year

car

cars

international

classics

postcard

edn

house

print

Vintage Adjectives

You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Rare Wares Collectables ‘.

ancestral

ancient

classical

earlier

excellent

fine

finest

historic

historical

later

latest

old

older

oldest

prewar

rare

recent

traditional

uncertain

unknown

Vintage in Foreign Languages

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

Latin: Antiquus

French: Ancien

Spanish: Vendimia

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