To ban DP from calling a food van this

(174 Posts)
KnittedC Fri 24-May-13 16:42:22

DP, a chef, is looking into opening a food business; and thinking about a gourmet food van selling hot and cold sandwiches etc. He has mooted the following as a potential name... 'In Bread'.

I think (hope!) he is joking as it's the worst name I've ever heard, but he thinks it's funny. WIBU to LTB if he ever actually did it?

Leverette Fri 24-May-13 16:43:49

Tell him running such a van makes him Trailer Trash

TiggyD Fri 24-May-13 16:44:01

Sounds good to me.

Short, memorable, funny. What's not to like?

I quite like it!

Also 'bread with stuff in it'?

livinginwonderland Fri 24-May-13 16:45:32

made me laugh - sorry!

WorraLiberty Fri 24-May-13 16:45:46

I think it's funny

There used to be a snack bar round here called Sam Widges'

I think it closed down around 10yrs ago but I still remember the name because it made me smile.

A bit like the Opticians called Seymour Clearly.

wankerchief Fri 24-May-13 16:46:06

I like in bread!

Eskino Fri 24-May-13 16:48:26

It's funny but a tiny bit wrong.

LilacBreastedRoller Fri 24-May-13 16:49:22

grin

At least it would only make people look twice at the staff, rather than the food. I saw a catering company van the other day bearing the name 'Deja Vu'. Is the food leftovers from a previous buffet? Does it make a comeback after you've eaten it? confused

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Fri 24-May-13 16:50:12

I think it's brilliant, I'd go with that name grin

scaevola Fri 24-May-13 16:50:36

It might depend where you live. And if DH is local.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Fri 24-May-13 16:52:01

It depends. Does he look like he might be?

KnittedC Fri 24-May-13 16:52:38

Oh god IABU aren't I?! I thought people would be more shock about it but if you all think its funny then perhaps I can concede it is quite fun.

Oof, I'd expect the sandwiches to be a bit...funny..Like the royal family?

i think it's clever. Catchy and most importantly memorable.

LadyVoldemort Fri 24-May-13 16:54:53

YABveryU! People will remember a funny name, maybe even tell their friends and family.

It's wrong but funny smile

Floggingmolly Fri 24-May-13 16:56:59

It's not particularly clever. Especially if he's thinking of going upmarket with "gourmet" food.
I wouldn't be offended, but I'd assume he was a bit of a dick, sorry.

I like it. My sympathies, though. My father spent most of my childhood threatening to call our house Dead Opposite. Local cemetery was over the road.

kelda Fri 24-May-13 16:59:21

It's funny but I don't think I would associate it with gourmet food.

googietheegg Fri 24-May-13 17:01:01

Fine if your business is a bit of a joke, like pissed bloke after pub food, but not for good stuff.

Lovecat Fri 24-May-13 17:01:22

Doesn't say gourmet to me. And although I might do a half-smile it would be one of those that becomes less funny the more I think of it.

Now if he called it The Hamwidge Van.... grin

Grammaticus Fri 24-May-13 17:02:07

No OP - you're quite right!

WorraLiberty Fri 24-May-13 17:03:39

To be fair I wouldn't associate any kind of van with gourmet food

But I still think it's a great name.

ItsallisnowaFeegle Fri 24-May-13 17:04:13

Made me giggle hides behind sofa

If you were in Scotland he could name it 'Piece Man' grin

CloudsAndTrees Fri 24-May-13 17:04:57

I like it. As long as the branding surrounding the name and the look of the van is good, then there's no reason it wouldn't work.

BrianButterfield Fri 24-May-13 17:05:42

I've seen one called Brimful of Rasher, which I love.

Also the one in the B&Q car park near me is called the Paddy Shack and the sign outside says "Quick snack? Paddy Shack!" which always makes me smile!

I like the name, but wouldn't associate it with gourmet food, more sort of greasy spoon stuff.
Nowt wrong with that, just the name doesn't match the food.

namechangeofshame Fri 24-May-13 17:10:01

It's a given sandwich vans have shit joke names so fine.

If he's genuinely trying to go gourmet with attached prices then no!!

GoodbyePorkPie Fri 24-May-13 17:10:31

I really like it BUT it definitely doesn't scream 'gourmet'.

bootsycollins Fri 24-May-13 17:10:53

grin that's comedy gold

What's 'gourmet' about hot and cold sandwiches? It's a butty van! Ooooh auto correct just suggested bitty van, sandwiches for the lactivists grin

Sounds catchy and memorable!

bran Fri 24-May-13 17:16:03

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GinOnTwoWheels Fri 24-May-13 17:19:44

In Bread - I like it. Gourmet food vans are the latest thing. Something to do with avoiding the massive start up costs associated with 'real' restaurants - here.

There are some with wood fired ovens, gourmet pizzas, fancy puddings, stuff like that. They use social media to publicise their offerings and schedules and get a real following.

OP - Good luck to your DH, I hope it does well for him!

PollyPlummer Fri 24-May-13 17:31:31

It is funny. I would definitely wander over to have a look at his sandwiches.

I like it too.

Alternatively lovecat's Hamwidge van would be great. He could advertise the naice ham he uses and get the staff to wear MN scarves - I'd love to see a van that did that!!! grin

GilmoursPillow Fri 24-May-13 17:46:45

Surely Upper Crust would be more of a gourmet name?

In Bread did make me snigger though.

diddl Fri 24-May-13 17:50:51

Funny-but I wouldn't want to try anything.

Gourmet food from a van-where will he be parked-who is he aiming at?

nkf Fri 24-May-13 17:53:56

It's funny but, humour is always subjective. It doesn't suggest gourmet to me.

monsterchild Fri 24-May-13 17:59:09

I think its ok. Better than Roach Coach. House about"Hauling Buns"?

nothruroad Fri 24-May-13 18:02:17

There's one I drive past every day called 'Roll with it' - makes me laugh every time!

whattodoo Fri 24-May-13 18:13:42

I think it's funny, but the joke would soon wear off.

Will he park it outside your house when not trading?

His business cards will be amusing.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Fri 24-May-13 18:27:25

nothruroad - I was just about to suggest "Roll with it" lol.
It covers hot and cold food, refers to soup and sarnies wink .

I like "in bread" but not sure it is gourmet enough. I guess it all depends on the signage and branding.

Jsa1980 Fri 24-May-13 18:33:27

There is a kebab van in Bristol called Jason 'Doner'van.

I like In Bred.

hollyisalovelyname Fri 24-May-13 18:43:23

InBread sounds naff. Howzabout
The Earl Of Sandwich- provided there is no longer an Earl of Sandwich. grin

SanityClause Fri 24-May-13 18:46:48

I hate it, too, OP.

MiaowTheCat Fri 24-May-13 18:48:47

I love slightly naff pun-named food outlets (although The Codfather's been done to death by now)

SoleSource Fri 24-May-13 20:54:09

Simply Bread?

Leeds2 Fri 24-May-13 21:15:25

Wouldn't be my choice. And certainly wouldn't suggest a gourmet menu!

ElectricSheep Fri 24-May-13 21:17:26

wrong for gourmet food

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 24-May-13 21:18:28

Nothing wrong with vans, really well rated restaurants like Meat Liquor started as vans.

In Bread is pretty good I think.

There is a chip shop round her called For Cod's Sake which makes me smile.

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 24-May-13 21:19:03

Earl of Sandwich already exists as a sandwich shop iirc.

namechangeofshame Fri 24-May-13 21:22:34

Ok examples of "gourmet" vans that trade at "StEAT" events in Bristol:

Chomp
Coconut chilli
Tambo kitchen
Dorsi
Pizza monkey

Absolutely nit joke butty van names. If he wants to go gourmet he needs to go and look at events like these and research.

IneedAyoniNickname Fri 24-May-13 21:23:07

I like it, but agree its not gourmet.

There's already a sandwich bar called Upper Crust Gilmours I assume its a chain, at least it looks like one, so that might not be a possible name?

TruthSweet Fri 24-May-13 21:25:45

Just as long as he doesn't call it 'The Roach Coach'

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 24-May-13 21:27:06

What about Panem (Latin for bread) <pretentious tosser>

MortifiedAdams Fri 24-May-13 21:30:09

I love it!

Mine would be a soup van called "Roll With It"

MortifiedAdams Fri 24-May-13 21:31:09

GetOrf Panem would make me wonder why he named it after the Hunger Games grin

RiotsNotDiets Fri 24-May-13 21:34:44

There's a 'bap van' that drives around near me playing the batman theme tune.

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 24-May-13 21:36:26

Lol at the hunger games grin

Bread Line?

LavenderRally Fri 24-May-13 21:41:53

I don't get it! blush blush Is it because it rhymes with "In bed"? There's more to it, isn't there? In bed isn't funny!

GoodbyePorkPie Fri 24-May-13 21:43:51

Lavender

In bread = Inbred

LavenderRally Fri 24-May-13 21:56:04

AHHHHHH! blush Thank you!

Well, there you go. Thickos like me (I appreciate this is a tiny minority of the population) won't get the joke. So, I say go for it - great marketing tactic to keep the riffraff away!

TheChaoGoesMu Fri 24-May-13 21:58:08

I like it. Its funny.

WilsonFrickett Fri 24-May-13 22:02:03

Not gourmet. But how gourmet can a butty van be?

Smugfearnleyshittingstool Fri 24-May-13 22:03:04

We had a similar business..... The bun run

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 24-May-13 22:04:18

actually... it would totally give me the creeps... which is a bit poncey of me i know but let's say in humans in-breeding is Not Nice so not gourmet iykwim? i would immediately associate it with disease and, er, even rape. Not right at the front of my mind, granted, but it would be there enough for me to want to buy a sarnie off someone else.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 24-May-13 22:05:11

DH has always says he wants to have a cake business called Born to Bun, mind you. so it's not like i'm the expert here. wink

In bread conjures up Horsemeat ham and the like...

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 24-May-13 22:06:53

yerp, that too, i think, Quint.

Punkatheart Fri 24-May-13 22:43:55

I think you need to be careful with branding. I do a little work for a friend who runs an advertising company specialising in names and branding for companies. I often brainstorm and provide a list of names for her clients. A name is more important than you think. It must fit the nature of the company, the client base etc etc. In Bread is not right for gourmet food, as so many people have pointed out. Puns for that end of the market are generally frowned upon. Also - it has been used already: http://www.inbread.co.uk/events-catering.htm

Also it is only bread he will supply? The name therefore will be misleading and very limited. It is about sandwiches - so the name should reflect this. Wit is OK - a certain kind of wit. So Inbetweeners would be OK, but SpreadEm would not.

If it is gourmet - get him to write down all the things connected with good quality sandwich food - on the lines of Posh Picnics...then something should emerge from that......

ivanapoo Fri 24-May-13 22:47:49

I like bready made.

Like Lord of Sandwich.

TiggyD Fri 24-May-13 22:48:52

Bunsnet?

poppycock6 Fri 24-May-13 23:00:46

What about 'well bread'?

Or Thorough-bread wink

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 24-May-13 23:08:08

personally i think if you're going to go for Gourmet you're better to do an Abel & Cole, Green & Blacks type name... make them think you've been around a while. Abercrombie & Fitch also an example of this, which would be fine if the CEO didn't keep alienating The Entire World.

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 24-May-13 23:08:43

Thoroughbread is brilliant.

shockers Fri 24-May-13 23:08:50

DH wanted to call his equipment hire business 'SLAVE', with the tagline, 'Working For You!'

In his defence, it was Sound, Lighting, Audio-Visual, Entertainment (or something of that ilk).

I eventually got him to understand how utterly and completely wrong other people would think it was.

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 24-May-13 23:09:10

The CEO of A and F's face makes me laugh.

On that note, how about :

Easy Bread or Bread Air? Or hey, Ryan Bread (Rye n' Bread geddit??) grin

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 24-May-13 23:12:05

it's amazebo, isn't it? surgery much?

poppycock6 Fri 24-May-13 23:13:32

Thorough-bread sandwich? Not sure I'd want one of those grin

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 24-May-13 23:14:15

thoroughbread is no good btw, i bet 99% of people would read it as throughbread initially.

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 24-May-13 23:14:37

He looks like a cross between the Bride of Wildenstein and Arnold Schawrzenneggar

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 24-May-13 23:14:38

also... the horse thing... as poppy has just pointed out.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 24-May-13 23:15:05

<realises that i was the first PoppyCock on here and now there are SIX>

No, it brings us back to Horseham, does it not? <sigh>

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 24-May-13 23:16:14

Wildenstein & Schwartzenegger... there you go. there's yer brand name.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 24-May-13 23:17:29

Wilde is actually a good pretendy surname for food, i think. so long as it's not preceded by anything too porny.

RiotsNotDiets we have the bap van too...nothing says lunchtime more than the batman tune playing ice-cream van style grin

bran Fri 24-May-13 23:35:23

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CaffeineDeficit Fri 24-May-13 23:46:21

How about "Drop Bread Gorgeous"?

Nah, thats like bread to feed the ducks with, as you would not otherwise drop (or through) bread.

throw bread, not through.

MoelFammau Sat 25-May-13 00:00:07

'In Bread' is good.

Also 'On a Roll'.

For posh, maybe 'Thoroughbread' or 'Well Bread'....?

Might avoid 'Baps'.

Breadmill (as in threadmill) ?

Well it beats "Angie's Big Baps" which is our local van. Although the correct use of the apostrophe is to be commended.

Ooh yes, Well Bread is much better.

My cousin's is called the Silly Burger grin

In Bread is catchy. I'm not sure any name would scream gourmet, it'll be word of mouth and any advertising that'll do that.

Upper Crust?

Gingefringe Sat 25-May-13 00:27:07

riot Laughed out loud when I read about the 'bap man' playing the Batman theme tune!

In Bread is hilarious but not sure it conjures up the right image - makes me think of a greasy spoon van outside a football ground.

MidniteScribbler Sat 25-May-13 00:27:30

What about Pure Bread? Makes it sound a bit healthy?

I love Pure Bread

Need to have a slogan about sinful fillers.... grin

Inertia Sat 25-May-13 10:55:24

He might well think it's funny, passers-by will think it's funny.

Potential gourmet food customers are likely to think it sounds tacky and avoid it. I'm no marketing expert, but half the battle is to convince people they're getting something of a much higher quality than they'd make themselves - let's be honest, we can all knock up a sandwich.

Thoroughbred is just going to make people think of the horse-meat scandal, and Pure Bread may be perceived as having quite negative connotations.

PigletJohn Sat 25-May-13 11:06:23

you would BU to "To ban DP" calling his business what he wants.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 25-May-13 11:07:28

PLEASE listen to Inertia... grin

Punkatheart Sat 25-May-13 11:36:37

Names are enormously important - most particularly for the gourmet end of the market. Why do you think that there are advertising companies who specialise in branding?

In bread is naff. Thoroughbread is naff and as someone said, awfully timed. Pure Bread is naff. It isn't all about just bread anyway.

Someone already pointed out that partnership names - like Abel and Cole, Green and Black's - are the best way to go for gourmet. Yes, once that name is absorbed - people remember and they are loyal to it. It's the Fortnum and Mason's effect. Puns are brilliant and I love a good pun. But no one will hire - for a posh event - a catering company with a punnish name that smacks of Jeremy Kyle. Think more Jeremy Irons.

What is should do it pick several names and either get some professional help or canvas opinion.

Think it won't make any difference? It really will. He will have more bookings with a name that represents his product - that something like In Bread. What would want a van that reminds them of incest and the film Deliverance?!

Inertia has a point about the pure bread. Wrong connotations. Did not think of that. He might as well call his business Arian Bread for Artesans

Maybe she shift the emphasis from the product to how it is made.

Bakers Oven on wheels

Stonedbaked n fresh

I am crap with names

Chivetalking Sat 25-May-13 11:48:06

It's funny but it's not going to hit the spot with his target market.

pinkyredrose Sat 25-May-13 12:25:06

What about the shoeshop 'Our Soles"?

grin

Inertia Sat 25-May-13 13:15:06

Still thinking about this ! I think he needs to look at what he'd be selling, and what image he is trying to convey.

So if he is going high-end, try to think of a name based on words like gourmet, quality, luxury, select.

If he is aiming for the farmer's market clientele, use words like fresh, farm-assured- that kind of thing. He'd have to be careful with words like organic which have legal definitions.

He could go for the continental approach - a delicatessen is always going to sound more glamorous than a butty bar.

You could think about using a local place name that would be recognised by foodies - e.g. Ludlow, Bray.

I would avoid using his own name ( first or last ) unless it's particularly memorable, uncommon, and easy to spell.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sat 25-May-13 16:46:08

'Our Soles'

shock

grin

Go French, and call it 'Dans Pain' smile

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 25-May-13 18:15:29

Doesn't really work in English, though, FurryDog. grin

BeQuicksieorBeDead Sat 25-May-13 18:22:45

Abra-kebab-ra!

I think In Bread is funny. Especially if it is sign written in a gold flouncy font!

BikeRunSki Sat 25-May-13 18:33:02

We have Bap Man who comes to work. He plays the Batman music. I love it!

What about Thorough Bread?

LineRunner Sat 25-May-13 18:42:29

A word-play on 'in-bred'? As in, incestuous relationships in small somewhat dysfunctional communities?

It's crap.

LineRunner Sat 25-May-13 18:44:08

Why not

'I shagged me nan and started this van'?

Anjou Sat 25-May-13 19:41:16

Humour is pretty subjective so I guess a lot of people would smile at In Bread. I wouldn't personally, as its irrelevant to the product and not particularly clever, but each to their own. smile

There are suggestions of better puns here (well done ladies, I do love a pun!) but I agree that most have connotations you might want to avoid. I also agree with the posters that 'gourmet' and 'van' don't often go hand in hand, but I guess it's all in the execution.

For play-on-words-ness, Vandwich? I'd maybe try to tie in location if possible, eg next to a football ground: bring on the sub, next to a church: lettuce pray, next to the Town Hall: running for Mayo etc. I'd find that funny but I guess many wouldn't!

To answer your question though, YANBU. People are picky about where they eat and the mental image of shagging a family member doesn't (usually) make for good business! It's his business, but it's success affects you too. smile

TattyDevine Sat 25-May-13 20:02:03

I like it enough.

I remember an episode of The Simpsons way back, where there was a new shopping mall opened with a food court. There were loads of restaurants all with silly names, play on words. I can't barely remember any of them but I do remember "much ado about muffins". Lol

TattyDevine Sat 25-May-13 20:07:19

Ooh Springfield Squidport was the name of the mall!!!

TattyDevine Sat 25-May-13 20:07:51

Lol Turban Outfitters

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Sat 25-May-13 20:08:19

<slightly off topic and slightly bad taste; but best ever shop name>
I give you the Nailsea off license - "Amy's Wine House"

Raaraathenoisybaby Sat 25-May-13 20:09:07

Arf at the hamwidge van.
I love In Bread is funny and novel. Our sandwich van at work was called buns on the run.....it's way funnier than that grin

TattyDevine Sat 25-May-13 20:15:35

Halfspam grin

TattyDevine Sat 25-May-13 20:16:33

When I was doing music performance at Uni in Oz there was a small jazz band thing that one of the Tutors, who's name was Harry, set up. It was called Harry's Chronic Juniors grin

Anjou Sat 25-May-13 20:17:38

Ha! Turban Outfitters and Much Ado About Muffins are genius! Nothing will ever, ever beat the speciality butchers, 'Halal, is it meat you're looking for?' though. grin

TattyDevine Sat 25-May-13 20:22:04

<<blows wine out of nose>> grin

TattyDevine Sat 25-May-13 20:23:43

How about a fish and chip shop called a salt & battery?

TattyDevine Sat 25-May-13 20:24:27

Jason's Donervan...

MollyBee Sat 25-May-13 20:29:18

Ha ha. Let him do. It's great. But then, I have always thought bakers were inbreed.

Redbindy Sat 25-May-13 20:30:59

Love it. Does he come from Ventnor?

SoTiredAgain Sat 25-May-13 20:34:11

I like In Bread! What's not to like?

Fleecy Sat 25-May-13 20:39:01

Our local one is called Snack in the Mouth. Please don't call it that!

Elquota Sat 25-May-13 20:40:09

Clever puns and double meanings can be amusing and good for business names aimed at the general public.

Puns and double meanings where one of the meanings is offensive or unpleasant are not good. In-breeding isn't a positive thing. The "cleverness" of finding a bread-related pun is vastly outweighed by whether it's tasteful or not.

I suggest instead "In Good Taste" grin

whosiwhatsit Sat 25-May-13 20:50:12

In bread makes me a little nauseated; not an appetising name. Maybe: Well bread? Zippy's? One with Everything? As You Like It?

Food vans that sell really tasty food are the in thing in the states and have been for a while. My guess is the trend will be hitting here very shortly.

Anjou Sat 25-May-13 21:17:28

Ooooooh! I've got a good one if he's near a library: Focaccia in the Rye.

LadyBeagleEyes Sat 25-May-13 21:23:16

Well Gourmet = posh = Upper classes, so In Bread would be entirely suitable IMO.

knackeredmother Sat 25-May-13 21:25:38

I think that name is funny.
There is a takeaway near me called, and I kid you not, 'Eat
Me out'.

Raaraathenoisybaby Sat 25-May-13 21:37:36

Snack in the mouth is amazing!

WhiteBirdBlueSky Sat 25-May-13 21:41:25

I think it's an awful name. Since it's referring to incest I think there's something a bit queezy about it. And that's wrong for a food van.

Elquota Sat 25-May-13 21:44:25

Flour Power

mummydarkling Sat 25-May-13 21:45:16

Tee hee

toomuch2young Sat 25-May-13 21:49:25

A friend nicknamed a local one 'mutts nuts'

As in the dogs bollocks!

Genius!

Earthworms Sat 25-May-13 21:59:08

We have 'brimful of rasher' near us.

Puns are fun, but as others have said, not high class

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nametakenagain Sat 25-May-13 22:09:49

I like 'on a roll' suggested upthread. It's not trying too hard but is memorable

Elquota Sat 25-May-13 22:33:10

Yes "on a roll" is great! "Roll" is good because the van travels (rolling along) and it's a bit "rock n roll" as well.

nancy75 Sat 25-May-13 22:40:56

I quite like it, and for those saying it's not up market enough you might be interested to know the shoe shop mentioned earlier, which is actually called r soles sells boots which are hundreds of pounds on the kings road in London, ever rich people can have a sense of humor!

Mimishimi Sat 25-May-13 22:44:40

There's a fish and chip shop in a fairly Jewish area of Sydney called 'Chish and Fips'. It's a play on the traditional Yiddish/Hebrew pronunciation of 'ch' which is more like a guttural 'kh' sound. Makes me smile every time we go there...and I am sure they do more business because of it (apart from the fact their food is normally excellent).

ComposHat Sat 25-May-13 22:51:30

How about 'B.S.E. on wheels' ? (standing for Best Sandwiches Ever)

VivaLeBeaver Sat 25-May-13 22:59:26

Mmm BSE would put me right off the beef and horseradish option.

notso Sat 25-May-13 23:29:36

There used to be a Bapmobile here. Have also seen Utterly Butty-ly, Barmy Babes, Roy's Rolls and Buns' on Wheels.

I love it. Short, with a twist and it would def catch my attention.

PearlyWhites Sat 25-May-13 23:46:55

Haha love it

SweetSeraphim Sat 25-May-13 23:53:37

There's a butty van on my way to work called Only Food and Sauces grin

WafflyVersatile Sun 26-May-13 01:25:45

I'd steal Sam Widge.

WafflyVersatile Sun 26-May-13 01:31:23

The shoe shop is R Soles. On the King's Road, Chelsea. Quite a posh area of London I'm lead to believe.

Mybe if the sanwiches are posh it should be Well Bread.

Punkatheart Sun 26-May-13 09:31:43

R Soles has been there for decades. But it's an exception and has long since been accepted.

I am thinking more and more that 'Just Bloody Sandwiches' might be refreshing. grin

Yes! Yes! Yes! Well Bread is perfect! thanks

Punkatheart Sun 26-May-13 12:26:22

But it's not. This is not for a bakery. The obsession with bread is misplaced. It needs to says something about sandwiches with amazing gourmet fillings.

sets up whiteboard and places glasses on nose

Also Well Bread means Well Bred of course - but Well Bread makes no sense.

You could have something with the word 'Hamper' - despite the fact that is means 'laundry basket' in America.

'Just Fucking Sandwiches!'

starts to grind teeth. Glasses falls off nose, Whiteboard is set alight

Pigsmummy Sun 26-May-13 13:08:00

I want to open a cafe next to a construction site called "hot baps".

ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp Sun 26-May-13 19:57:53

My favourite was a great coffee shop set at the very top of a very steep hill in San Francisco, called ... "Shaky Grounds" grin genius me thought.

I don't like In Bread, as others say, the link is incest which is so NOT funny. A pun isn't always a good idea. I prefer the "fancy name & name" option, much more classy if he's going for the upmarket end.

7 pages, do you think we scared her off?!

Punkatheart Sun 26-May-13 20:13:55

Yes - that is genius - a very in-joke, local and funny.

I wanted to work for the upholstery firm in London called Get Stuffed - just so I could answer the 'phone. Still do.

piprabbit Sun 26-May-13 20:18:19

Full Filling.
Fulfilling.

pinkyredrose Mon 27-May-13 06:51:59

http://www.oursoles.co.uk/

smile

perplexedpirate Mon 27-May-13 07:25:01

I really like In Bread. It's a bit League of Gentleman, like Burger Me.
Will he do a 'special stuff' bap?

Merrin Mon 27-May-13 09:45:05

Something Posh & Wilde, save the puns for advertising then if they don't work you can ditch them.

Brunswick & Wilde Harrenhall & Wilde Monmouth & Wilde Kennet & Wilde

alliteration is good

Westwood & Wilde Wallace & Wilde Walmsley & Wilde Warwick & Wilde

There are some great old surnames on the census from the 1800s, ones that are no longer in use.

I like Pauncefoot: Pauncefoot – a name which appears in the Domesday Book of 1086, as Pauncevolt – was probably a nickname for a person with a fat belly, from the Old French word “pance” or “panch”, meaning “stomach”.

KnittedC Tue 28-May-13 13:47:08

I'm glad that there are lots of people who agree that it's a bit of an unsavoury name, I think DP is reconsidering it now, phew! I do love a pun and don't think it being gourmet means you can't have a cheesy pun for a name, but I think steering clear of the incest-based ones would be safest...!

For those who can't imagine a gourmet food van, believe me, they exist. There's been a big 'dirty food' gourmet van trend happening in the trendy parts of London for a while now and it's starting to spread across the country.

DP has gone back to the drawing board on the name front (hooray!) Thanks for your thoughts everyone smile

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