What Do You Think Of These Names?

Business By mfoxx9 Updated 29 Jul 2010 , 4:08pm by dinascakes

mfoxx9 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 6:44pm
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Coming up with a name for my business has been such a process! I think it's been more difficult and time-consuming that naming my children! BUT, I finally have it narrowed down to three names, and I'd love your opinion, if you're willing to help. I'm so excited to get my business up and running!

Thanks so much!


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ngfcake Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 7:04pm
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Hi! May I suggest that you frame the name of your business around your beautiful and delicious cakes and not your physical qualities or your schedule to work on them?

For example, Moonlight kitchen sounds adorable, but it doesn't convey the idea of delicious cakes, or custom cakes, or beautiful cakes (Perhaps Moonlight cakes?). Carrot Top Cakes for example, might give the idea that carrot cake is your speciality (I don't know if it is) and with short and sweet cakes is the same. When I read the name of a business, I don't think about the owner, but about the product, and I don't want a short cake, but a really nice and tall cake.

I know that naming a business is very hard, and I hope you can find a really cute name that you are very happy with! icon_biggrin.gif Good luck.

mfoxx9 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 8:25pm
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Thank you for your input, ngfcake! I had the exact same reaction to Carrot Top Cakes when my husband came up with it, but it just sounds so cute.

My father-in-law also suggested adding the word cake into the Moonlight Kitchen name. His idea was Moonlight Custom Cakes. Do you like that better, even though the word "moonlight" still doesn't describe my cakes?

I do have one more name that I'm considering, but we sort of ruled it out, thinking it doesn't quite evoke the right feeling, based on the kind of cakes that I'm currently doing. Right now, I'm mostly focusing on fun occasion cakes for children's birthday parties, baby showers, etc. What do you think of "Iced By Design"?

ngfcake Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 8:34pm
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Hi Michelle. You're right about the Carrot Top Cakes name, is cute! But as your husband says, it can limit what other people think about your cakes.

I really like Moonlight Custom Cakes. It describes your product (custom cakes) and the "Moonlight" part to me sounds like dreamy, special, magical, something like that. And as you mentioned, the name means something to you, which is great!

I prefer Moonlight Custom Cakes than Iced by Design, which lack this dreamy quality and seems rather serious. I really wish you the best of luck thumbs_up.gif

tokazodo Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 8:47pm
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I like Carrot Top Cakes: It's Kind of artsy

Moonlight Kitchen sounds classy.

beginner1933 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 9:01pm
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What about Moonlight Custom Cakes? Artist and Dreamy

JanelleH Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 9:12pm
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I also like Moonlight Custom Cakes - it has personality as well as describing your product.

bakencake Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 9:19pm
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i agree with ngfcake. I love the carrot top cake but only after you told me that it describes you. If i didn't know i would think that you specialize in carrot cakes. I do love Moonlight Custom Cakes. no explanation needed.

MizRed Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 9:35pm
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I'm a redhead too (hence the moniker "MizRed"), and while Carrot Top Cakes is cute, it reminds me of the comedian Carrot Top who's kind of creepy. icon_surprised.gif

Moonlight Custom Cakes thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

saberger Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 9:39pm
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Moonlight Designer Cakes
Moonlight Cakes

Stay away from Carrot Top anything unless you only make carrot cake and want us to envision Carrot Top Guy *ick*

mfoxx9 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 10:23pm
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Thanks for your input, everyone! I really appreciate the feedback from people in the business. I'll keep you posted!

StephsCakes72 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 10:34pm
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Moonlight Kitchen or Custom Cakes Sounds great. I agree that your biz name should reflect what you do. I am children's artist and I named my biz using my son's nickname. I'm constantly explaining what I do when I say the name.

revel Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:20am
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moonlight cakery

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:15pm
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Did a search of business names in Ohio...

Moonlight Cakes, Custom Cake, etc. is not listed. That is my favorite.

There is a Short & Sweet Bakery though. I agree with the others on Carrot Top.

Moonlight Designer Cakes sounds good too.

mfoxx9 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:28pm
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We're going with Moonlight Custom Cakes. I'm going to have a friend start working on a logo today! So exciting!

kimbordeaux Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:52pm
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I had to post because I'm a redhead also. (Although I hate my red hair and try to cover it up with brown dye about 3xs a year and red comes right back, lol.) I was told when naming my biz that what I do (cakes) should be in my name and if possible the first word. My name is Kim and this is what my poll on Facebook came up with, "Kakes by Kim". Because the Yellowpages are in alphabetical order you should think of names that start with A, B, C... so that you can be first in the cake/bakery section. Not sure if anyone even uses the phonebook anymore though, I Google everything icon_smile.gif

mfoxx9 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:54pm
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Mama_Mia - I just checked out your website. Your site and your cakes are beautiful! And, btw, I grew up in Troy!

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 3:57pm
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Originally Posted by mfoxx9

Mama_Mia - I just checked out your website. Your site and your cakes are beautiful! And, btw, I grew up in Troy!

Thanks! My hubby works in Troy, it's just about 15-20 minutes away. I like the name. Good luck on your new business, and I look forward to seeing your website, etc.

dinascakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 4:08pm
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I agree with the Moonlight CUSTOM Cakes. That's sounds much better. Good luck!

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