9 Potential Name Additions for Your Creative Business

9 Potential Name Additions for Your Creative Business

9 Potential Name Additions for Your Creative BusinessWhether you’re just starting a blog, a business, or a simple website, choosing a name can be one of the most important decisions you have to make. It says everything about you. It conveys what you do, who you are, and what kind of business you are running.

If you were looking for a creative agency to design your latest website, you wouldn’t be too intrigued by someone called “Herbert and Associates Incorporated” would you? Alternatively, if you were looking for a professional lawyer to win your case, it’s unlikely you would hire someone working under “Laughing Lawyers Company”. Choosing a name is everything, and even if you’re a creative business, you need your name to sound somewhat serious. It needs to say that you are relaxed and creative, but also legitimate and professional. All potential clients are looking for a true professional to work with, regardless of how creative they are.

So, once you pick a name, how do you add brevity to let your client know you’re serious? Today, a common choice is to add on another word that represent a business. This started out with words like ‘Incorporated’ and ‘Limited’, which are actual business entities that companies use to legally define what kind of business they run. As time went on, others started adopting similar terms to mark themselves as a business. Then over more time, people started coming up with new words for ‘Company’ all together. Though these new terms aren’t legal business entities like Limited or Incorporated, they have become common ways of identifying a business.

I myself chose to add on ‘Creative’ to add to my ‘White Corner’ when my business name was The White Corner Creative. It is not used as an adjective in this sense, but a noun. Within ‘The White Corner Creative’ it is used like the word ‘Company’, to convey a sense of professionalism and unity. But rather than calling myself The White Corner Company, it conveys creativity and gives people a better idea of what I do.

Today, people are coming up with new additions all the time, so you can pretty much use whatever you want. Here are some of the most commonly used company names, and some examples of companies already using them that I’ve come across in my web travels. Play with these additions and your own business name to find the best combination for you.

Creative/Creatives

The White Corner Creative, Clementine Creative, How About Now Creative, Jess Creatives, Trunked Creative, Letterform Creative.

Company/ And Company

Elle and Company Design, Fast Company.

Visual/Visuals

Gray Ghost Visuals, Smartup Visuals,

Design/Designs

Melissa Carter Design, Nesha Designs, Blue Tail Designs, Dapper Fox Creative Design, Krishna Solanki Designs, Sincerely Amy Designs, Ruby and Sass Design.

Digital

Ibiza Digital Media, Soak Digital, Glacier Digital.

Media

Sweet Fish Media, Choice Media

Studio/Studios

Oglala Design Studio, Soren Rose Studio, The TomKat Studio, Melina Isaacs Studio, O Totally Studio.

Communication/Communications

Fuse Communications, Elle Communications, Sane Communications

Production/Productions

Ezra Productions

When choosing a business name, it’s not necessary to use one of these words, but they’re a great way to categorize and professionalize yourself. But of course, the main body of the name the portion that is customized to you. So many people out there are using different variations of these terms, it is the rest that makes you unique. So first, decide on what you want to call yourself, and then decide on one of the words above to add on. Go through the list and see which one sounds best and which one conveys what you want to say. They’re all very similar, but they each have a slightly different meaning. Make sure you’re in love with you’re name once you choose it, because hopefully you’ll be stuck with it for many years.

12 thoughts on “9 Potential Name Additions for Your Creative Business”

  1. Nice article Melissa! There are many other suffixes like Collections, Global, Group, etc. BTW, I’m having a hard time choosing one for my business. Options overload!

      1. Hi melissa. I’m thinking ME ‘Entertainment Ltd’ or ME ‘Enterprises Ltd’. I believe those two wouldn’t give ME headaches when I decide to diversify in the future. Thanks for your reply

  2. Nice one, yes there are many suffixes which can be used in business but it is very hard to choose the best one form all those. But i would like to prefer own name use in the business i have seen my names and business which runs in owenr’s name or any other lucky suffixes beachwoodstudio[dot]com

    1. Hey Rochelle, sorry for the delay. Yes I think ‘The Designer at Heart’ or just ‘Designer at Heart’ would make a great company name!

  3. Nice article! I’m currently trying to decide on an addition for my business name. I’m using my own name. I already own the domain with my first and last name.

    It’s a resume writing business and I’m planning to expand to career coaching in the future.

    So far my options are:
    The Katisha Owens Company
    Katisha Owens Coaching
    Katisha Owens Services
    Katisha Owens Results
    Katisha Owens Solutions
    The Katisha Owens Network

    Open to other suggestions:)

    1. Hey Katisha, I think since the services you are going to be offering are varied, you could just use ‘Katisha Owens’ on its own. This makes it easy to fit any services you want to provide under that umbrella. I also think your name is unique enough that it stands on its own. If my name was more unique I would have used Melissa Carter on its own, but the name is fairly common and the domain was taken, so I added on design. This worked for me because I only offer services related to design.

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