Creative Juices

thriftshoptruckIf you owned a business, what would you name it?

A wood cabinet refurbisher called: Jack the Stripper?

A museum called: Hands On Children Museum?

A chimney sweeping business called: Ash Wipe?

A book seller called: In The Margins?

A record store called: Vinyl Resting Place?

A gardening supply store called: The Dirty Hoe?

There are lots of ideas. You’ve had these ideas. “What if I started a hair salon and called it Curl Up and Dye? Wouldn’t that be funny?” They’re easy to do. Sometimes you get to them by thinking up a funny name for your favorite business. Sometimes you get the phrase first and then you think up what business would use that as their name.

Tranny Man? That’s a guy who does automotive repair, of course.

Full Stop? A highway barricade manufacturer.

Blade Runner? Custom knife delivery.

What would a company named Invitational Gas do, or sell?

What would a company named Blammo do, or sell?

What about some of the cartoon companies like Acme, or Spacely Sprockets, or Strickland Propane? Are those too obvious?

And then there are the sci-fi companies like Tessier-Ashpool, or the Tyrell Corporation. What do they do? How did they get their start?

Fake and creative business names are fun to make. They’re funny to hear, when you hear a new one. And they keep the creative juices flowing. Speaking of…Creative Juices, LLC?


Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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