Now that new businesses are popping up in our post-sandy Long Beach, I figured it might be a good idea to help some future ones with picking names; if they’re having trouble, that is. After all, SeaByTheCity is here to help.
Perhaps I’m just bored and ran out of topics to blog about.
Perhaps I’m tired of seeing so many generic store names around here!! They just aren’t fun! They don’t excite anybody. They show no effort and it subconsciously reflects how your potential costumer thinks about your business (I may have made that last one up). BUT, We are on a barrier island with a beach on one side and the bay on the other. Coming up with a fun/cool/local business name that better reflects Long Beach should be a piece cake, right? Looking around town, it doesn’t seem that way. That is why some of you need help.
The Long Beach Business-Name Builder
Here are some typical businesses:
Pizza, Deli, Bar, Cafe, Diner, Nail Salon, Burgers, Hair Salon, Laundry, Clothing, Cards and Gifts
Here are some nautical & area-related names to pair them with:
Atlantic, Coast, Coastal, Nautical, Beach, Long Beach, Sand, Tidal, Waves, Barrier Island, Island, Surf, Buoy, Shore, Dunes, Bay, Bay Side, Beach Side, High Tide (low tide?), Jetty, [Insert Name] By the Sea, Light Breeze, Lunar Tide, Off Shore, Open Sea, Onshore, Reef, Rip Current, Sea Breeze, Seawall, Shallow Water, Shore Line, etc..
Mix, pair and create:THE SAND BAR BUOY BURGER SEA BREEZE CAFE NAILS BY THE SEA BARRIER ISLAND DINER
COASTAL DELI SURF CAFE BURGER TIDES BARRIER ISLAND HAIR LUNAR TIDE LAUNDROMAT RIP CURRENT FASHION BEACH SIDE BURGERS OPEN SEA SALON
Or make it pirate themed (because who doesn’t love pirates?):PIRATE PIZZA SHIVER ME TIMERS CAFE DINER AHOY! PILLAGE BAR WALK THE PLANK CAFE SWAB THE DECK OR GET YOUR NAILS DONE Arrrr SALON ???
Errr… Not the best combos, but you get the idea..
I realize it’s not part of every business plan to be “beach-themed,” but still… We ARE a beach community. Let’s have some fun around here and at least celebrate that fact!! Look at what’s happening in areas like Austin, TX; Portland, Oregon; or Brooklyn, NY! There is a general pride going on in all those communities that is reflected everywhere: from the facade of buildings to store signs, store names, art, landscaping and overall culture. They fully embrace the history of their community and apply it to everything they do. I would love to see that same enthusiasm right here in Long Beach. A lot of people here do that already, but we need a full 100% effort.