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57 Funny Company Names – How To Pull It Off Right 09/15/11

When you’re coming up with a name for your company, using humor is a great way to lighten things up. But there is a fine line when it comes to using humor without offending anyone. The best funny company names play on words without being vulgar or making yourself look like an amateur. Juan More Taco is a memorable name for a Mexican restaurant, and Booked Solid bookstore lets you know they have lots of options.

A funny company name can:

• Take the weight off of a serious subject. – No one really likes to talk about pain, butt problems, or lawyers, who can just be a pain in the butt. So if you’re a chiropractor or a proctologist, you might want to give your practice a lighthearted name that makes people smile. If you’re a lawyer, on the other hand, potential clients may not take you seriously if you pack humor into your name. If you call your exterminating company Bug in a Rug, it’s cute and reminiscent of a song. It takes the thought of cockroaches running rampant in your bedroom and wraps it in an endearing little cloak.

• Get people to notice you – Naming your liquor store Hangover Liquors is going to attract attention. Scissorhands Salon is going to make you look twice. But make sure the name will also get them to come through the door. Both of the names above may raise a big red flag. You want to party all night, but you also want to feel good in the morning. And you would love to get your hair cut by a whiz, but you don’t want to end up looking like a Bonsai tree.

• Help people remember you – It’s hard enough to remember the name of a new acquaintance, much less the name of your tax preparation service. If the name is Many Happy Returns, however, you’re likely to tell your friends, and you’re also likely to give them repeat business. A pub named 99 Bottles of Beer is going to stay in your head even after you’ve had a few drinks.

Humorous company names are not always intended to be that way, but they should be. You want people to be laughing with you, not at you. If your law firm ends up with the name Cheatam & Howe, for example, you might not attract the right kind of customer. The Hands On Children’s Museum may have cops showing up at their door. Before you decide to use humor in your company name, think about how your customers will respond to it. And if you don’t decide to use humor in your company name, make sure you’re not inadvertently going to be used as a punch line.


Actual Examples:

Amigone funeral home

Juan In A Million

Curl Up & Dye

Fish and Chips – A Salt and Battery

Ash Wipe Chimeny Sweeps

Leaven On Earth

Semifreddi’s Rising Loafer

The Hop Yard

Juan More Taco

Citizen Canine

Every Dog Has Its Day Care™, Inc.

Doggie Style

Murphy’s Paw

Miss Pearl’s Jam House

Bullshifters ~ Former Manual Transmission/Clutch

Many Happy Returns Inc.

Den of Antiquities

Crapo Appliance Service

Effin Computers

It’s A Crewel World

Bead It

2 the Point

Pans on Fire

Hubba Hubba

Wok N Roll

Linoleum Dicks

Know Knew Books

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

Hour Place

Garden of Eat’n

Beauty and the Bistro

Little Miss Muffin

Shuck’s Transmission Service

Long Won

Kung Food Panda

Peek Funeral Home

Kuntz Insurance Group

Wok Around the Clock

El Squid Roe

Master Baiter’s Sportfishing and Tackle

Dirty Dick’s Crab House

Humpy’s Great Alaskan Ale House

Mangy Moose Saloon

Salvador Molly’s Restaurant

Beaver Liquors

Beaver Bath Car Wash, LLC

Busy Beaver

The Chocolate Mess

The Daily Grind Coffee Shop

It’s A Grind Coffee House

Hickey’s Pharmacies

Hash House A Go Go ~ Presents “Twisted Farm Food”

Hand Job Nails & Spa

Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair Night Club

Venus Envy

Dildo Run Provincial Park

Butt Drugs

Funny Farms Hydroponics

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