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To ban DP from calling a food van this

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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?

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.

SquinkiesRule Sun 26-May-13 01:40:42

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.

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


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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