To ask you to help name my business?

(90 Posts)
DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 12:50:39

Crocheted hats, scarves etc. I refer to myself as a hooker so have no problem with the name being slightly, er, risque!
Thoughts, please?

There is a fashion for*"The xxxxx Company"* style namings at the moment.

So say you live in Chichester - "The Chichester Crochet Company" or similar.

Just send me a cheque once the profits roll in....

boldness fail

MummyBeerest Thu 14-Nov-13 12:56:30

Damn! I know absolutely jack shit about knitting.

....Knitwits?

{goes in the corner}

Umm.... Hooked on Ewe? I'm terrible at this.

NotActuallyAMum Thu 14-Nov-13 13:07:09

Get Knitted

Seuess' Hand Jobs grin

Ha! Please go with that one ^

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 13:41:13

Pombear-I love it but might be refused a stall at the local craft fair!

Crochet, ladies, not knitting.

SueDoku Thu 14-Nov-13 13:45:02

'The Happy Hooker'......?? grin

Objection Thu 14-Nov-13 14:25:08

Woolen Hooker?

[Goes and joins MummyBeerest in the corner]

The Knotty Hooker?

HelpfulChap Thu 14-Nov-13 14:37:58

By Hook or by Crook?

Crochet Touche!

If you were Dutch you could have had - The Hook of Holland

hmm

Minion Thu 14-Nov-13 14:41:07

Playing hooky.
Forget me knot.
Handy hooker!?!

HenriettaPie Thu 14-Nov-13 14:43:57

Hook n Yarn?

Sieveoooplay Thu 14-Nov-13 14:44:29

Captain Hook
Hook, Line and Sinker

Sieveoooplay Thu 14-Nov-13 14:44:37

Dr Hook?

mrspremise Thu 14-Nov-13 15:08:59

an adjective and an animal seems to be a bit of a business name 'thing' too... could you have a play with that idea? Hooky Hedgehog? Playful Platypus Crochet?

Crotchety old lady?

Crochet Chic?

nitrox Thu 14-Nov-13 16:53:13

Housewife Hooker (not sure if you are a housewife)

Gorja Thu 14-Nov-13 16:56:16

Woolly hugs.

Crochet Corner

Wooly Hooker

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 16:57:37

Am liking Crochety Old Lady!

Yay! I'm usually crap at puns smile

intitgrand Thu 14-Nov-13 17:00:19

I think you should steer well clear of any hooker references.it may not bother you but why risk alienating potential customers
I think some 'sheep reference is a good idea.

intitgrand Thu 14-Nov-13 17:01:57

'just for ewe'

UnderCoverChristmasElf Thu 14-Nov-13 17:07:33

ALso as alberto says the chichester crochet company will help with search engine stuff and being found on the internet.

FannyMcNally Thu 14-Nov-13 17:17:52

Love Knitwits!

Crochet Cottage
Lovely Woollen Things
Sheepshanks

Quoteunquote Thu 14-Nov-13 17:21:45

If you were in Scotland, Scotland Yarn

asandwichshort Thu 14-Nov-13 17:21:52

Crochet Touche - as in crowshay tooshay -sorry dont know how to do the accent on the e

ohmymimi Thu 14-Nov-13 17:26:37

'Hooked on Ewe'

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 18:00:45

Or hats. Mostly I make hats, Minion ones, dog ones, owl ones and so on.
I thought of Mad Hatters but several friends work in mental health and wasn't sure if it was OK. Hat Trick?

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 18:02:59

I like Hooked on Ewe but believe me, the town where I live really isn't classy enough to use as the name! I could call it "Teen Pregnancy Capital Shite Footie Team Crochet" I suppose?!

phantomnamechanger Thu 14-Nov-13 18:13:19

Made for ewe?

Top Hats ?

The Hokey Crochet (that's what its all about)?

OK Crochet ?

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 18:14:37

Like Hokey Crochet!

nitrox Thu 14-Nov-13 18:18:34

Crotchety creations

phantomnamechanger Thu 14-Nov-13 18:23:57

I could call it "Teen Pregnancy Capital Shite Footie Team Crochet" I suppose?! that did make me LOL. I assume you don't work for the local tourist board? grin

phantomnamechanger Thu 14-Nov-13 18:24:47

woollen wonders

or a variation

wool 'n' wonders

eleflump Thu 14-Nov-13 18:57:31

How about Hokey Crochet as above, but then with 'Hats are what it's all about' after it in brackets?

Unless that's too long....

phantomnamechanger Thu 14-Nov-13 18:59:41

Ooh well done ele , we could go into partnership

diddl Thu 14-Nov-13 19:06:41

Creative Crochet?

Winter/Wooly Warmers?

FreeWee Thu 14-Nov-13 19:09:36

How about Hokey Crochet as above, but then with 'Hats are what it's all about' after it in brackets?

Love it!!!

eleflump Thu 14-Nov-13 19:10:02

Sounds good to me phantom - am wondering if I live in the same place as OP though (Teen Pregnancy Capital Shite Footie Team etc) so hoping you might be local too!!!

MrsLouisTheroux Thu 14-Nov-13 19:16:54

I like sue and pom's ideas the best. Put them together:
'Happy hooker's hand jobs'.
Perfect.

vestandknickers Thu 14-Nov-13 19:18:51

Head cosies? (like tea cosies? See what I did there?)

or Head cases?

Headgloves?

(I'll accept a free hat as payment when you make your first million)

MulberryHag Thu 14-Nov-13 19:23:35

Never mind the name, send a link so we can buy your animal hats! DD is still at the stage where I can dictate all her fashion choices, so I'd love some sweet animal hats!

vestandknickers Thu 14-Nov-13 19:27:12

Happy Hookers Hand Jobs
With the strap line Give your head a treat!

howmuchwouldyoutake Thu 14-Nov-13 19:29:24

I like names that include where they're made so 'Huckle Lane Hats' 'king street knits' :-)

Balaboosta Thu 14-Nov-13 19:29:26

Work for Idle Hands

ZombieMonkeyButler Thu 14-Nov-13 19:30:56

As amusing as Happy Hooker's Hand Jobs is grin, I'm not 100% sure of the sort of internet enquiries you may receive hmm.

I'm so useless at things like this - I like Hooked On Ewe though.

I'm also wondering where the teen pregnancy capital actually is. Lots of places have a shit football team grin.

MrsLouisTheroux Thu 14-Nov-13 19:31:50

vest It just gets better and better!

ohmymimi Thu 14-Nov-13 19:36:03

Drsmile.

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 19:47:04

Give you a clue-Phil and Kirsty ranked us bottom.
Another clue-we have a transporter bridge, one of only two in the UK.
Clue three-we gave the world Chris Rea, Brian Clough and Amelia Lily. Oh, and Paul Daniels. If it helps, we're really sorry about two of those!
Anyone got it yet?

iklboo Thu 14-Nov-13 19:54:52

Here's Hooking At Ewe, Kid

iklboo Thu 14-Nov-13 19:56:36

Are you putting the rough in Middlesbrough? grin

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 19:59:21

Well done! That's us. Smoggies, we're called. DH and I aren't natives but the kids are.

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 19:59:57

And I like the Casablanca reference.

bubalou Thu 14-Nov-13 20:02:07

Don't know if someone has said it already but if you are going to have a website looking on sites like - go daddy should help you find a name with an available domain.

Rather that then you settle on a name that is taken. smile

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 20:06:27

Thanks, Bubalou. That is useful advice.

softlysoftly Thu 14-Nov-13 20:18:12

Who are you aiming at?

What is your price point?

Where will you be selling?

Geographical area?

Need to know before we name.

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 20:45:59

Mostly kids.
Adults who enjoy animal scarves.
Adults who like crocheted cowls/ scarves/mitts
Tenner and under in the main.
North East England.
Facebook and craft fairs.

iklboo Thu 14-Nov-13 20:54:49

Champo Crochet
Hinny & The Hooker
Chain Gang
Dapper Nappers

Nowhere Thu 14-Nov-13 20:55:09

Hook Ewe

howmuchwouldyoutake Thu 14-Nov-13 21:09:57

Hats for heads
Knitty Nora
Canny knits
Northern knits

howmuchwouldyoutake Thu 14-Nov-13 21:10:46

Canny crochet
Crafty crochet

olympicsrock Thu 14-Nov-13 21:17:02

Wacky woolies
Happy hatters
Geordie hookers
Mad hatter' s tea cosy

treas Thu 14-Nov-13 21:17:43

A Good Yarn
YOH

dementedma Thu 14-Nov-13 21:28:39

Heavenly hats
Heads up
Heads, you win
Hats for Hookers
By hook or by crook
Hookies hats

MorningHasBroken Thu 14-Nov-13 21:36:59

Something along the lines of Woven Whimsies, or Whimsical Weaves (this sounds like you make wigs though!). It needs work, but I like the reference to your pieces being a bit more whimsical than the norm.

Minion Thu 14-Nov-13 21:41:46

Yay for smoggies!
Yarn in yarm?
I've got the husband, a fellow smogmonster thinking on. He's normally quite good with these!

FTRsGotAShinyNewNN Thu 14-Nov-13 21:46:55

How about 'The Yarm Yarn' (not sure where in smoggie-land you live and I know Yarm is more Stockton)

I do like the crochety lady too smile

iklboo Thu 14-Nov-13 21:48:13

Smoggie Oggie Oggie grin

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 22:46:45

Minion- tell the Smoggie DH that I'm currently between Yarm and Stockton. I work on the coast but not quite far enough south to be in Woollyback country! Woollyback could work as a name in other regions but not here! We use it the way the Irish use Kerryman and the English talk about the Irish!

'Canny crochet' would add in the north east connection

rabbitlady Thu 14-Nov-13 22:56:33

cosy crochet.

LimitedEditionLady Thu 14-Nov-13 23:09:54

Does this make sense...

Hooked on Ewe

LimitedEditionLady Thu 14-Nov-13 23:11:34

Omg someone said hook ewe but i didnt read all the thread before,spooky!

DrSeuss Thu 14-Nov-13 23:31:56

Canny is quite a way north of us.
Great ideas, ladies. Thanks

fannyfireworks Thu 14-Nov-13 23:37:41

The xxxx Company is the best suggestion. Puns are awful!! Cheesy cheap and twee

I like The Crochet Company. Or like someone else said a reference to where made, so King St Knits

whitesugar Thu 14-Nov-13 23:52:05

I think its important to have the word crochet in the name because that is what people will search for whether its online or in the town/village. I would go for e.g. Chicester Crochet Collective. Good luck with your venture. My sister, early 40's and one of my colleagues who has recently retired are crazy about crochet - hey another name idea - Crazy about Crochet! LOL good luck, let us know how you get on.

salsmum Fri 15-Nov-13 02:00:27

From ewe to me...joins the busy corner grin

Minion Fri 15-Nov-13 10:06:00

Do you crochet tea cosies?
Cuz your could be the Teesside cosy crochet company (tea-side) geddit...

Minion Fri 15-Nov-13 10:06:38

'oh I do like to be beside the Teesside'...laalalalala

Minion Fri 15-Nov-13 10:10:28

Ooh oooh, instead of 'look north' it could be 'hook north'
I'm on a roll... Well a stottie at least!
Badumcha

Middlesbrough was in Cleveland no?
The Cleveland Crochet Company

I will accept cash, if no cheques are available....

AchyFox Fri 15-Nov-13 14:02:47

Stitch This

Retroformica Fri 15-Nov-13 14:47:22

Coastline crochet.

DrSeuss Fri 15-Nov-13 15:17:02

Our local cycle race, sponsored by Tetley's whose factory is here, is actually called the Tour de Teesside.

Minion Fri 15-Nov-13 19:10:21

Marske hookers?

Doshusallie Fri 15-Nov-13 19:15:22

By hook or crook

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