Catchy name for my new kitchenware business?

(52 Posts)
Linz73 Mon 15-Apr-13 16:10:32

Hiya
I'm just about to open my own kitchenware shop and i cannot think of a catchy name, its driving me mad!
Will be selling everything kitchen related really.
Can anyone help?

Thanks ever so much xx

Oooh loads you could choose from, depends how you are going to market yourself high end or more budget stuff? Initial thoughts...The Mixing Bowl, Everything But The Sink, Panhandler, Cornucopia...

Kitchenalia
Doodads and whatnots
Scuttlery
Kitchen gadgets galore
Domestic arrangements

chezchaos Tue 16-Apr-13 07:26:29

I like simple names like Cook

Good luck!

Linz73 Tue 16-Apr-13 08:15:58

Thanks for the replies. My faves are Cook and The Mixing Bowl. Do you think The Mixing Bowl would make people think of just cake making though as i'm liking that one more but don't want people to think i only sell cake making equipment etc. Hope i'm making sense lol

bluetortoise Tue 16-Apr-13 22:28:11

I don't have much to contribute, just wanted to say that I feel your pain. It's such an important decision isn't it and I am finding it a very difficult one to make too...

MrsSham Tue 16-Apr-13 22:32:24

Kitch

Zappo Tue 16-Apr-13 22:35:15

Kitch
The Kitchen Sink
Prepare, Cook, Eat
Knife,Fork, Spoon

Zappo Tue 16-Apr-13 22:35:54

^^Ahh great minds

fluffygal Tue 16-Apr-13 22:37:55

I would think The Mixing Bowl was cake-related, sorry!

fluffygal Tue 16-Apr-13 22:38:50

Ooh I like Kitch.

dontlaugh Tue 16-Apr-13 22:39:43

That would be spoon, fork, knife wink.

What about Whisk

FaceLikeAPickledYonion Tue 16-Apr-13 23:02:35

Forks and all
Utensil universe
Chefs delight
Mack the knives
Cooks

MrsSham Tue 16-Apr-13 23:04:18

Yes mixing bowl would make me think cakes.

I think kitch is encompassing of anything really from traditional, collectible to a more modern aspect.

BadSpellersUntie Tue 16-Apr-13 23:09:27

KitschNbake

YoniOno Tue 16-Apr-13 23:14:52

Forking Amazing

YoniRotten Tue 16-Apr-13 23:18:51

Kitsch.

amistillsexy Tue 16-Apr-13 23:22:16

Scullery (I hope I spelled that correctly!)
The Butler's Pantry

zzzzz Tue 16-Apr-13 23:23:50

Kitchen Cupboard

DolomitesDonkey Wed 17-Apr-13 08:19:52

Kitsch is nice, but be careful not to alienate customers who can't spell! wink

DolomitesDonkey Wed 17-Apr-13 08:21:02

Fwiw I love the kitchen sink (someone mentioned it) - and because it's not too specific it leaves you plenty if room to expand.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Wed 17-Apr-13 08:28:17

I like "Cook"

it's simple and classy and covers everything.

YoniRotten Wed 17-Apr-13 11:37:45

grin @ Dolomites!

YoniRotten Wed 17-Apr-13 11:38:08

Kitch'n'Stuff.

FaceLikeAPickledYonion Wed 17-Apr-13 13:00:35

Thought of another

Mr Spoon's (as in button moon)

ChocsAwayInMyGob Wed 17-Apr-13 14:15:55

The Wooden Spoon

Balloon Whisk

TomArchersSausage Wed 17-Apr-13 14:44:40

YourTensils

FigAndPear Wed 17-Apr-13 14:47:52

I was going to say Scullery, but somebody already did smile

Kit(s)ch is the cleverest but could confuse people.

FigAndPear Wed 17-Apr-13 14:49:06

Single words sound good just now. Not sure why, but it sounds classy and funky at the same time. Sort of the way all lowercase did a few years back.

TomArchersSausage Wed 17-Apr-13 14:52:38

Single words do remind me of those wooden letters spelling out the bleedin obvious words about the house though.

I like the play on Kitch n bits, very cleversmile

doubleshotespresso Wed 17-Apr-13 14:58:02

Kitschen

Larderware

YoniRotten Wed 17-Apr-13 17:09:19

N'Sink.

YoniRotten Wed 17-Apr-13 17:11:42

Sorry, got the apostrophe in the wrong place!
'N Sink.
Tag line: Buy Buy Buy.
smile

MrsSham Wed 17-Apr-13 18:06:31

I don't get the S in kitsch.

Sh1ney Wed 17-Apr-13 18:08:01

If something is kitsch then it is cute, maybe vintage-y, charming etc...

It's a play on words ...kitchen- kitch- kitsch

MrsSham Wed 17-Apr-13 18:22:30

Of course, i knew that! mental block. Looking at it on the screen I was attempting to pronounce the s.

The shop names I like best are the ones that make it seem as though it's been there for generations. I love the name of the online sewing shop Merchant & Mills, for instance. You would then have any other branding done in that old style too, as if it hadn't been changed since your great-grandfather's time, you know?

Kitchen & Co.
Kitchen & Sons
Bakewell & Co.
Bakewell & Sons

(& Sons adds to the whole heritage idea)

Avoid kitsch unless it's genuinely clever - it's so 80's!

And sadly Cook (which I like a lot) has already been taken (suggested above) by a chain - http://www.cookfood.net/ - if they came to your town etc. it would cause confusion.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Thu 18-Apr-13 09:32:20

I like what Naan Bread says. Go for Traditional. I like Bakewell and Sons.

It's classic and traditional and homely and sounds respectable.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Thu 18-Apr-13 09:33:31

Yes avoid Kitsch as not everyone will spell it right and some people will think you can't spell kitchen. It also puts pressure on you to make everything quirky.

threepiecesuite Thu 18-Apr-13 09:36:32

Cocina

piratecat Thu 18-Apr-13 09:37:01

Kitchen Bits

How about "Bake Well"?

MerryMarigold Thu 18-Apr-13 09:41:23

Another who doesn't like Kitsch, though I quite like Kitch actually (I abbreviate everything).

I wouldn't go pretend heritage unless you are going to use your name which could be quite cool. Or make it funky like Spoons & Co.

piratecat Thu 18-Apr-13 09:54:16

My Kitchen

LentilAsAnything Thu 18-Apr-13 11:53:29

Kitch'n'Caboodle.

Wins. smile

Chocoflump Thu 18-Apr-13 12:00:19

Kitch'N'Sync

LentilAsAnything Thu 18-Apr-13 12:02:48

KitchenCaboodle (may be better than the above re URL purposes).

elQuintoConyo Thu 18-Apr-13 12:11:59

Egg and Spoon
Culinarium
Bitchin'Kitchen (ok, that's a joke, sorry)
Sourse Pans
CookBakeFryPoach

I realise I'm not helping, <exits stage left>

Beehatch Thu 18-Apr-13 12:23:32

Kitchen Kit
Forks and all
Everything but ...
Pot & Kettle
Spoonerisms

Spoony fuckers wink

bluegaloo Tue 30-Apr-13 22:36:48

Hi, thought I would join in incase ur still undecided , how about incorporating the wonderful word 'Emporium' along with the previous idea of your name so it sounds like it's been around forever and is trustworthy and solid. So you'd have something like Smith's Kitchen Emporium

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