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Livinthalife
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Well 90% of people name their "business" like this ie: AMY Photography.

Well I've been trying to come up with something different from what everyone else calls their business and copyrights their photos with. I was just writing "G.Andrew Photography" on my photos, but recently just dropped the photography, because I feel it's just too common anymore. So Does anyone have any ideas for a more orignal name? More specifically, I'm going to purchase an email were you can customize the domain name (1and1.com). I'm looking for something orginal yet eye catching, and professional. Any ideas? As I'm not so creative. I ws also hoping some how to incooperate my name within. Any ideas are GREATLY appreaciated. Thanks in advance.

If you also know of a more reputable place to purchase email addys, please let me know :) THX

Post #1, Sep 14, 2006 22:51:46


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Shame I use digital, and the average person will have no idea what it means or how to spell it lol! Though i do like!

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Like the "luminance" portion. Trying to keep it simple yet original. Thank again :)

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LOL a bit over the top don't you think? ;)

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ah, thanks for the insight! I think I will ponder on this A LOT longer than! :) I do appreciate your input, Thanks, Heopfully something as creative as zthreen or xeroxing will come up in the next couple of days.

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my 2 cents:
Andy, why not include photography in the name? I'm all for being unique but always follow the K.I.S.S. rule (Keep It Simple Stupid). You want to convey what your business is easily and efficiently to a consumer. Be creative, yes - be unique, yes - be a smart business owner - - he!! yes. The name of your company should help with marketing. My company is very young (conceived Dec 05, born April 06), yet when we first started launching our marketing campaign, I heard more than once: "oh yeah, I've heard of you guys". The name has a familiar sound and conveys what we do. Too many times you've heard of businesses that have great, creative names that tells the consumer nothing about what they do or the services they may offer..... don't choose a name that you'll have to battle, use it as a tool.. . . xerox and kleenex got lucky and spent a ton on marketing, they also have a global market, can you do that?

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Buy http://www.yourphoto.c​om/external link off the owner!

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Thanks xandria, seems like maybe a combination of the two (simple n differnt) maybe the way to go. Really do appreciate your input :) I will think of something...:)

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Trust me this is all being taken into consideration...perhap​s, I'm taking this a little too seriously? I know I won't be no big name aaround the world for sure ;)

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You right, but I can't sit here and wait forever 'cause I can't decide on name either lol... Ugh the agony!

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Make it simple.

Pixelpro ...
Mega Pixel ...
2flash ...
4lens...
photophoto...
saycheese...

Why not
apolorama...
35mm...
magnolia...

i dont know !

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ANDREW MEDIA USA

(if u are in the usa)

then, have a notoation, specializing in "digital photography"

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Shame I use digital, and the average person will have no idea what it means or how to spell it lol! Though i do like!

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you need something that people with remember!!

*not much help i know!* haha

but *yourname* photography is something that you can tell people and they wont easily forget.

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It took awhile for me to think of a suitable domain name too. One thing you have to keep in mind is to make the site name memorable and easy to spell (if you want higher traffic). A good tip I got when thinking of a name is to pretend you're telling someone the site name to visit. Do you have to spell it out for them? If so, it may not be user friendly. Avoid numbers and off-spellings (like foto) - example would be: do you want to tell people, "Visit my site at 3Com.com - that's the number 3, not the word three - dot com."

But if it's for a personal site - it won't really be an issue though. Hope it helps.

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