Despertly Trying To Name My Bakery. Help?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by katherine03, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. katherine03

    katherine03

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    I am a high school senior who dreams of opening my own bakery one day. For now though, I am baking things from home and occasionally selling stuff. I want to make a facebook page and maybe even a website in the next year to really get my name out there, so I am able to sell more and practice more.

    The problem is, I can't think of a name.

    I was liking Mind Over Batter, but it is too long and too...silly. Not easily remembered at all.

    My favorite bakery name is Crumbs Bakery. Simple. Short. Easily remembered. And most of all...different.

    This name I want to stick with me from now until I open my own place.

    I like one word names: ex. Crumbs Bakery. It is just simplier.

    I don't really want anything with the word "sweet" in it. I plan on doing just about everything: cupcakes, cakes, pastries, bread, etc.

    Any ideas? I want something different and unexpected, but at the same time...cute. Like Crumbs Bakery...but not, since that would be taken by a famous one in New York.

    Thank you!
     
  2. siduri

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    Hard to find a name for someone else - it should probably reflect what you like about baking, what you like about baked goods, or something else personal about you.  How about just writing some of your associations to baking.  then we can have some idea of what kind of name you might want.  You mentioned crumbs, but in a bakery there are also  flour, butter, there's a floury apron or a rolling pin - i don't know, you get my idea though. 
     
  3. durangojo

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    bread...

    joey
     
  4. katherine03

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    I thought about that, but then people might get the idea that I just do bread.
     
  5. katherine03

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    Hmm, well baking is everything to me. It is the reason I am alive today, as it pulled me out of my eating disorder. Food terrified me, and between baking and cooking I was able to learn to love food again. I still have some issues, but instead of starving myself, I bake something to ground myself back in reality rather than the illusion the eating disorder gives me.

    Baking really is my passion.

    Also, I plan on doing different diets aka gluten-free, vegan, low-fat, casein free, etc.
     
  6. petalsandcoco

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    Welcome to ChefTalk Katherine,

    Another name :

    Baked 4-U
     
  7. katherine03

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    Eh. Too cute...and/or expected lol. Thanks for your help though :)
     
  8. durangojo

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    'pattycakes'?  'no borders' bakery? 'baking wothout borders' ?...maybe after a few cups of joe i'll think of more...maybe go with just your name....'katherine's'...simple and beautiful....if you're local, people will know you already by name.....hmmmm...i can see the marquee already!

    joey
     
  9. katherine03

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    I'm local right now, but I won't be always. My future will be on the other side of country :)
     
  10. berndy

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    A simple "Katherine's" should do well.

    Its going to be YOUR shop,YOUR goodies, YOUR ideas.YOUR risk, YOUR pruducts, YOUR dreams and deserves YOUR name.
     
  11. petemccracken

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    Think for a minute...are you looking for a name for your bakery or for identifying you?

    As a senior in HS, you are what, 18? You have at least 40 more years to pursue your dreams, do you really want to be tied to a name that you pick now to describe what you will become?

    If so, here are some ideas to stimulate your creative juices:
    • Kreative Katherine
    • Katherine's Kreations (could be the "parent name" for Katherine's KupKakes, Katherine's Kakes, Katherine's Knishes, etc.
    • Komfort by Katherine (again, maybe the "parent name")
    You may envision doing everything now but you need to think about being able to adapt to changing markets, I wouldn't tie the name to anything specific, i.e. cupckaes, cakes, breads, etc., that might limit future options, even baking may be too restrictive, you never know what the future may bring, you may even be persuaded to the "dark side", i.e. savory cooking /img/vbsmilies/smilies/crazy.gif
     
  12. katherine03

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    I want a name for the bakery and my business :)
     
  13. petemccracken

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    As long as you are convinced that you have defined your business and your bakery supports that business, go for it!
     
  14. siduri

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    How about

    Flour

    Flour & co

    The Oven

    The Rolling Pin

    Comfort

    The Warm Oven
     
  15. katherine03

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    I really was thinking about Flour Bakery for a while...but then I got turned off when I realized that when hear from word of mouth it will sound like Flower Bakery. :/
     
  16. petalsandcoco

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    Just a thought,

    If you have a signature dish , a favorite cupcake , a bread, pie etc. whatever , and it means something to you because you have put your own twist on it, then I would name it  "Katherine's _____".

    I think its terrific that you are envisioning your store , its name and all the other products you can see being made.

    "Also, I plan on doing different diets aka gluten-free, vegan, low-fat, casein free, etc."

    Something you may want to try and that is baking with quinoa flour. Gluten-free and has a nice balance of amino acids and vitamins and minerals. They say its the least allergenic of grains (so they say).

    Good option on your go-to list maybe ?

    Petals.

    When you are not thinking of a name, it will suddenly come to you.
     
  17. durangojo

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    petals is right...the perfect name will come to you...be patient......in the meantime, here are my morning contributions...

    Katherine's Oven

    Baked

    Katherine's Serious Delights

    just a thought...what about an ethnic name?....for example, the word for crumbs in spanish is 'migas', crumb would be 'miga'

    and may i add that i congratulate you and wish you the best...please do remember though, don't forget to have fun....you are young but life is short...see the big picture....enjoy!

    joey
     
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  18. berndy

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    lts try it again with "KATHERINE'S BAKES"
     
  19. berndy

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    OR   "KATHERINE BAKES"
     
  20. kaneohegirlinaz

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    I tend to agree with chefpete

    I may not be a Pro, but I'd like to throw my two cents in, FWIW ...

    you're how old?

    you've got a lot of living to do, places to go, people to met

    life will take many twists and turns along the way

    things will change and so will you

    and so will your business plan

    be flexible
     
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