What do you think of this name?
gigi556 · 26/10/2017 20:37
I'm looking into starting a business selling products related to hiking/outdoors. Target market is UK hiking enthusiasts specifically long distance walkers. I had originally thought "Walking Enthusiast" but think it's best to leave the name a little more open to expand to other markets like cyclists, etc. So my second though was "Trail Buff", but I'm wondering if that gives away that I'm American. Not sure how well used the word buff is here...
Any thoughts or other ideas? Maybe including the words Trail or Path... Or not! TIA,
Snap8TheCat · 26/10/2017 20:40
Hmm. I would know what you meant once you mentioned you’re American but here it tends to be used more in the context of ‘very attractive’. It also means naked. ‘He ran around in the buff’. So I wouldn’t use it sorry. Will have a further think of other ideas if I can.
endofacentury · 26/10/2017 20:42
I don’t think buff is that widely used here, I’ve only really heard it used for someone being a film buff. What about just Trail ?
TheWoollybacksWife · 26/10/2017 20:43
What about Trail Blazers?
gigi556 · 26/10/2017 21:29
It's an ecommerce site and Trail and Trail Blazers .com domains are taken... Too bad because I like "Trail" it's really simple.
Yeah Trail Buff would mean the same as film buff, but I guess it's not really used...,
somewhereovertherain · 28/10/2017 12:03
There is also a quite large company called buff.
gigi556 · 28/10/2017 17:33
@somewhereovertherain Ah! Yes there is!!
flissfloss65 · 28/10/2017 17:36
What about On the Trail?
Stormzy · 28/10/2017 20:30
Trail Blazers is brilliant!
gigi556 · 29/10/2017 01:35
I think Trail Blazers is taken? What about xTrail? Or something with route or path?
olympicsrock · 29/10/2017 14:47
Hike and bike ??
BackforGood · 29/10/2017 15:05
Whatabout something along the lines of 'Great Outdoors' or 'Outdoors Trail' ? widens it up to all the range of outdoor sports, (climbing, skiing, orienteering, etc.) not just hiking and biking ?
Caulk · 29/10/2017 15:07
I would think of buff as the fabric things you wear round your neck/mouth/head to keep warm
Lozmatoz · 29/10/2017 15:08
Buff makes complete sense in the uk. I would trail buff to mean someone who is very knowledgeable about walking/cycling trails
justdontevenfuckingstart · 29/10/2017 15:09
Twoevils · 29/10/2017 15:15
Trail Buff just makes me think of the Naked Rambler... which could be an idea, along the lines of The Naked Chef? 😂
On the Trail
Mum8 · 15/11/2017 11:21
Trail Gear ?
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