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Need some help coming up with names for your craft business or Etsy Shop?
Whether the name is for an Etsy store, a website, a Facebook page, eBay, or whatever else, we’ve got a few ideas!
Make sure you watch the video clips throughout the article for tons of great advice.
Craft Business Name Ideas
Here are a few guidelines when thinking about what to name your craft store:
make sure the domain is available (preferably the .com) – I like to use namecheckr.com as it shows you which social channel names are also available
check to see no one else is using the name
don’t choose a name that limits you – eg. don’t use ‘cards’ in your name if you would like to expand beyond cards, perhaps go with ‘papercrafts’
don’t make it too long – 3 words is usually a good maximum – and yes, I realize we’re How To Heat Press ?
once you decide on a name, sit on it for a few days before settling for good – I’ve had names I’ve loved initially, which I realized weren’t so great the next day
Nine Craft Shop Name Ideas
I made up all of the examples used below. I haven’t checked to see if there are already business names!
Use Your Initials followed by ‘designs’ or ‘crafts’ – this may or may not work for you, depending on your initials! For example, you should definitely avoid this naming method if your name is Parker Oliver Odem (as in the video below).
You can use your location as naming tool. But, if you’re going to be selling online this might not be the best idea, because you don’t want to isolate anyone. For example, calling your craft business ‘Washington State Vinyl Crafts’ would be good if you’re targeting people in Washington, but not a great idea if you want everyone!
However, you could broaden out the location description, by calling it ‘Northern Vinyl Crafts’ or ‘Made North Crafts.’
3. First Name & Noun
Use your first name along with the general term for what you do. This can definitely be boring though!
4. First Name & Verb
I think using a verb is slightly more exciting than using a noun, especially when there’s no object of the verb and it’s just left to the imagination!
5. Related To Your Craft
Do you have a business crafting with Cricut? Relate your business name to your equipment.
Cutting Card Design
Cut With Mel
Slicing Up Designs
A lot of people look to their pets for business name inspiration! This might include your dog’s name, color, behavior, characteristics, etc.
Golden Dog Design
Fluffy Pup Crafts
Bunny Bee Boxes
7. Nick Names
You can use your own nick names or the nick names of your kids! For example, if your nick name in high school was duck-legs, why not go with Duck Leg Designs?!
8. Terms Of Endearment
We all have terms of endearment for spouses, children, and other loved ones. These can come into play as great craft business names as well.
Sweet Pea Place
Gooses Craft Shed
Nugget Needle Thread
9. State What You do
If you are very niche in what you do, simply stating that in your business name can really work. However, if you think you might branch out at some point, this will be somewhat limiting (As we’ve discovered with ‘How To Heat Press’)!
Custom Cards & Crafts
Farmhouse Signs Alive
Crochet & Card Crafts
Business Naming Resources
Shopify’s Business Name Generator – generates tons of business name ideas from one word supplied by you. Most of the names are no good, but for the words I tested there were definitely a few good options!