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kprt
02-15-2008, 09:50 PM
I have been trying to come up with some ideas for a company name for my future repair business and I can't come up with anything I like. The one I keep comming back to is "'last name' Computer Repair", yet it sounds kind of generic. There are a lot of elderly in my area so I want a name that easily relates to pc repair rather than appearing as some kind of 'who knows what they do kind of company'. How did some of you come up with your names? Any tips on what to avoid when naming a business?

generalj
02-16-2008, 01:03 AM
Well...This is a hard one a lot of times. I thought hard about mine too and wanted the same thing out of a name. What I ended of choosing was PTR computers. "Plan To Retire" We actually use PTR in another biz name too and I just used in my computer biz too. Think of something you like or plan and maybe create an acronym for it.

Nathan H
02-16-2008, 10:25 AM
How about going for the humorous approach and "Old Git Computer Repairs".

In the UK we have 2 bottles of wine, 1 called "Old Git" and another called "Old Fart", the have a cartoon picture of a grumpy pensioner on their label and both do very well in sales.

"Old Git Computer Repairs"; the name Say's what you do in no uncertain terms, and the local elderly residents, may appreciate the light hearted humour.

MrMille
02-16-2008, 10:35 AM
probably copy righted?

hawks5999
02-16-2008, 01:45 PM
lastname computer repairs is probably the best way to go. Doesn't confuse people. Keep in mind. If you have a last name like "bozo" you might want to reconsider. ;)

Bryce W
02-17-2008, 02:10 AM
I came across a computer store named "Dinosaur Computers" the other day. Seriously.

Why the hell would someone want to name their business that?

Leztek
02-20-2008, 02:14 AM
Hey... You could so something like me... Leztek.. You wouldn't believe how many porn hits I get...
LOL...

Actually it was derived from my last name and technology...

I put Trusted Help for Your Computer Problems on everything I print so people do not get confused...

Holzster
02-20-2008, 06:54 PM
KPRT

This will help answer the below questions

1. What type of music do you listen to?
2. Where do you live?
3. Age?
4. Hobbies?
5. Favourite Computer Game?
6. You a Linux, MAC, or Windows Person (or multiple)
7. Favourite sport?

thanks

Tracy

kprt
02-21-2008, 03:19 AM
KPRT

This will help answer the below questions

1. What type of music do you listen to?
2. Where do you live?
3. Age?
4. Hobbies?
5. Favourite Computer Game?
6. You a Linux, MAC, or Windows Person (or multiple)
7. Favourite sport?

thanks

Tracy

1. Rock
2. KS
3. 35
4. computers, athletics
5. Madden NFL series
6. Windows
7. baseball

Rabid_frog
02-21-2008, 04:57 AM
Have you thought of a name that will show that you are honest, reliable, and trustworthy, from my experiance with the elderly they like to be reasured that you arent screwing them over, adn that you are curdious and polite. Also they tend to read and watch the news along with shows with 20/20 - dateline with all the computer scam shows they do, it wouldnt hurt to show that you are honest and reliable.

Just a thought.

-will-

lazzo71
02-21-2008, 07:26 AM
I am the "pc professor", sounds a bit corny but I thought for sure the name would be taken. Imagine my surprise when it wasn't.
It's catchy and people seem to like it.
It's only registered in NSW Australia so if you are in the US or UK, you should be safe.

hawks5999
02-21-2008, 09:52 PM
Here's a good article for everyone's consideration:

http://jumpup.intuit.com/step/naming/whyhow

Holzster
02-22-2008, 11:53 AM
Here are some I came up with quickly (most are bad but...)

KC Nicknames names:

Cowtown PC's
Cowtown Computers
Fountain City Computers
Jazz Town CPU

just a few

OfficeITPlus
02-24-2008, 04:17 PM
Here's a good article for everyone's consideration:

/step/naming/whyhow

This comes back 404. :(

Any chance of a summary?

Thanks,

Tony

OfficeITPlus
02-24-2008, 04:33 PM
I changed the name of my business three or so years ago as I'd changed what I did. I was called Paperguides Ltd and now I'm Office IT Plus Ltd.

Initially I wrote macros for a paper manufacturer called PaperSelect so Paperguides was obvious! When I was contracting it didn't matter what I was called the Client never saw the name only the pimp (sorry Recruitment Agent). When started dealing with the client directly and advertising it became much more important.

It took some time to come up with the new name. First off, I need to make sure there wasn't another company registered in the UK with the same name in the same business. I don't know about the rest of the world but in the UK there is something known as 'passing off'. i.e. riding on the back of someone else reputation/advertising. Harrods are particularly fond of jumping on anyone who tries to use the name Harrods for a business. For me though it was just as important that I could register the Domain names (.co.uk, .com) and any obvious variations. officeitplus office-itplus, etc.

Tony

MDTechie
02-25-2008, 07:14 PM
Where abouts in KS? I went With my first initial and my middle initial then added techie. kinda has a double meaning as in Doctor Techie. It took awhile but i was happy once i figured it out.

kprt
02-25-2008, 08:39 PM
Where abouts in KS? I went With my first initial and my middle initial then added techie. kinda has a double meaning as in Doctor Techie. It took awhile but i was happy once i figured it out.

About 30 minutes south of Topeka.