Help me think of a new retail store name please?

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  1. AndyClarke macrumors regular

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    Hi, We are going to open a new computer store in Guildford, UK. We will sell mainly Apple hardware and software but we are looking for a cool store name. Any ideas???? Best name will win something! Probably a little cash via Paypal.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    "Apple Core"

    or just "Core", and your logo is just an apple core with the stem still sticking out from the top. Make it light green.

    Booya.
     
  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Being as you're selling 'mainly' Apple products, I guess it's safe to assume that you'll also be selling Windows related products, so I'd shy away from Mac related names.

    Short one syllable names seem to be all the rage at the moment. I'm thinking things like Byte or Chip. Some names sound daft until you've been saying them for a week so don't immediately dismiss things. I'll keep on thinking.

    edit : Just seen Abstracts post. Core is good; despite being Apple related it has many other connotations. I'd avoid a logo with an Apple core on it though to be honest.
     
  4. AndyClarke thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your advise. We thought of the name MACPAD but it just seems a little cheesy. Any thoughts?
     
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    Seeds

    In many ways a variant of the Core idea above, but with a little different connotations... :)
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The first thing I thought of when I read that was: female sanitary product, as it were.
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    Let's educate the masses: Gibibyte

    If that's too close to the hardware vendor, try Kibibyte 1024 or something.
     
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  10. AndyClarke thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very good. Thats got me thinking some horrible thoughts. macpad for your ipod just sounds to sick now.

    OK scratch that name!
     
  11. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    How about 'The Computer Shop'?

    :eek:


    Keep it simple and unpretentious. You don't want to put potential customers off.
     
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    So this is out of the question?


    Sorry i'm running a little dry right now on suggestions, maybe something about being "tasty" since it's an Apple? Maybe synonyms of tasty or something.. it's a thought. But good luck with the business.
     
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    To go along with Core and Seed, how about Fruity Connections:D
     
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    "Byte Me."
    "One More Thing." :p
    "iStore."
    "Apples and Oranges"
    "Pwnd."
    "Computer Stuff."
     
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    I like, though I think "Z0MG Apples" or "OMGz Computing" is a bit more informational about the product :rolleyes:
     
  18. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Would CHiPS be out of the question? :rolleyes:

    Or would there be some copyright issues...

    Seriously though, I think Abstract's idea is the best, core sounds great.
     
  19. JNB macrumors 604

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    And when you open your second shop, it could be Core2, or CoreDuo...

    EDIT: Add a gaming parlor next to it: Duel Core
     
  20. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    "The porn accessing machine store"


    :D If that one doesn't do it for you, how about "Digi" Short, simple, gets the point across and it's fun to say. Digi!
     
  21. true777 macrumors 6502a

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    With "Core", name the hw/sw sub-sections of the store "Hard Core" and "Soft Core" -- that should give you cult status right there!
     
  22. bigiffo macrumors member

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    ByteKernal
    CoreByte
    picabyte
    SoftByte
    SouthSurreyBytes
    gov.ukByte
    Taekabyte
     
  23. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I assume you have to register your name with some agency? If so, might be wise to keep it generic in case you expand into other non-Apple technology. Also, what about including your location in the name?

    Some ideas -

    Guildford Computing
    Guildford Computers
    GuildCom
    Guildford Technology
    GuildfordTech
    GuildTech

    You get the idea.
     
  24. AndyClarke thread starter macrumors regular

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    Core!

    I like the idea of core. How does the name COREDELIA sound??????
     

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