July 8, 2009

brains storm!

Hi guys! Sorry I haven't blogged in FOREVER! I've bin thinking it's time to start a new shop or STUFF-BLOG or etsy shop or design blog or something HIP, and that it needs a seriously catchy but edgy hip vintage name for uniqueness.

Let's use the formula! A chosen-at-random color or other adjective {really anything at all} then an arbitrary noun totally unrelated to my shop or theme, prefribly a fruit or flower.

Cute right??

Here are some idizz so far:
The Vintage Daffodil

The Sassy Hobo

The Soulful Polkadot

The Gifted Plum

The Flirty Owl

The Turquoise Pomegranite

The Hip Iris

The Pensive Pauper

The Cupcake Fedora

The Jealous Polaroid

The Delicious Lovely

The Dancing Strawberry

The Crafty Rockstar

The Vested Bestie


Hrmmm. Those are darling but somethings' missing. Maybe I should add "boutique" or "couture" on the end to show I'm legit.

108 comments:

Kerry said...

LOL! Eerily true.

The Soulful Polkadot? The Gifted Plum??

HAHA!

I'll never be able to pick a favorite.

CORYNN AND JER said...

Definitely The Jealous Polaroid Boutique. Fan-frickin'-tastic.

Rach said...

WOW.

You have this subculture pegged so well it's freaky. The Vested Bestie about killed me.

Elizabeth said...

I would buy all my product from The Jealous Polaroid for sure!

If you wanted to add something else to the name, be sure it has extra vowels like shoppe or towne. That is s sErIoUs symbol of classe!

What about adding a traditional sounding british name? Like The Hawthorne Corduroy Shoppe? Or BESTEST YET! CrEaTiVe SpElLiNgS! This is a talent we know you already have and should totaly mag.ni.fY. The Winthrope Wyndow? The Seacrit Smyle?

TAMN, you are truely the most creative ever.

JenB said...

TAMN! You changed your font and your blog isn't cutesy! I don't think it's rilly you! (Meanwhile, TAMN imposter, my favrit is The Sassy Hobo! It's an oxy moron! And also you could sell Hobo bags!)

debbie said...

Any of those names scream legit. You don't even need to have stuff to sell, just a sign that says "Site under construction; check back soon" Then you could make up some cute/sassy business cards to hand out to all your friends. (But tell them your so busy with the twinners you haven't had time to make anything darling yet.

Liz said...

TAMN, if you want to be really chique, you need allterashun-
The Paisley Polkadot Princess
Crowned Crabapple Couture
The Frownsmile Fashion Fairy
Plaid Peacock Pomegranites
Darling Damask Designs

Or you could name your shop after a random string of trendy baby names:
Sweet Layla Marie Ava Sophia
Miss Chloe Ella Olivia Grace

I'm sure whatever you come up with will be so cute it will make our idizz look frumptastic. Can't wait to buy headbands/burpcloths/jewelry/tutus from you TAMN!!!!

Trent!? said...

the sassy hobo made me snort.

Shelley said...

I think the Jealous Poleroid is already taken

Little Lovables said...

you need another word in there...

I am going to switch some around here:

The Soulful Hobo's Daffodil Place

The Boob Nazi said...

The delicious lovely couture shoppe! You have to spell it the British way too.

Ariel said...

i vote for the flirty owl. so hip.

quiet grace said...

"The gifted plum Boutique" is just plain classy!!

Sarah said...

my vote is for flirty owl couture. you are SO right about needing to end it with boutique or couture. what are you going to sell??

Jessica B said...

The cupcake fedora! I love it! Use that one....

Christi said...

How about:

The Shabby Apple

Oh wait...

Steph said...

How bout Shabby Apple? Oh snap! That was alridy taken by one of your advertisers. Biting the hand that feeds the twinners, eh?

~j. said...

The Gifted Plum Galleria?

The Cupcake Fedora Emporium?

The Delicious Lovely, however, is perfect as-is.

Cheri said...

God I love this blog.

L. Bryce said...

don't start with "the" and I like gifted plum or jealous polaroid.

Western Warmth said...

K, hun, I need to give ya some advice. Make sure you sell soemthing someone taught you for free at a church class--you know, something easily duplicated and super easy ta do. Don't give yourself frumpy lines on yer face from acshully designin' something.

tahnie said...

the soulful polkadot has my vote!

Western Warmth said...

Flirty Owl. Awesome.

The Bradley's said...

I could go on and on about ALL of those names! They are TERRIFIC! Wait??? Are they copyrited? Lynzii is prolly stealing one rite now!!!

STOP HER!!!!

I'll siriusly by whatever you sell. I'm shure it's gonna be great!!! With a name like that, who cares whats in the box???

Alanna said...

Any time you can misspell words to be "cute" (like anything that says, "Kidz Nite"), you know you're on to SOMEthing! A good way to misspell things if you don't already know how is by using a "z" instead of an "s" and a "k" instead of a "c." Or, you can always add extra "u's" and "e's" so that you look British (or Canadian). So coole!

But do be careful-- you may lose half your ads if you're making fun of them! (And THEN you might have to drink Shasta-- horrors!)

Stevi said...

This is a difficult decision...but I would have to say The Sassy Hobo, for sure. There is nothing better then a sassy hobo, it creates a special image.

kris said...

hahahaha!

ballsy, TAMN, and I like it.

Jane of Seagull Fountain said...

How about The Sugar Witch? Then you could be a bit naughty, too.

em said...

turquoise pomegranite gets my vote. and make sure it's a "fashionista" blog too. that would be TOO DARLING tamn, TOO DARLING.

Angi said...

Have you considered using "Shoppe" it just sounds expensive.

The Roberts' Report said...

The Flirty Polkadot Couture!!!

Hannah said...

I would so shop at the sassy hobo.

thecapitall said...

OoOoOoOoOohhhH! If you do start an e-store, can you please enter your stuffs in the giveaway!?!

DangGina said...

the pensive pauper is pretty dynamite. and there's something real catchy about the vested bestie.

i'd try to give you my input on a super-hot name, but i'm not quite sure what you're even talking about...

Christensens said...

TAMN,
You didn't even use "rust" for ANYTHING. Rust shows how vintage-y and classic you truly are with your array of trendy bows, headbands, bibs, blankets and tutus. This is a fundamental element. I'm thinking Rusty Shamrock/lily/daisy/tomato/zuchini.

The Knickerbockers said...

TAMN knows what arbitrary means?

Token Asian Friend said...

What about The Chubby Prune?

Too Yvette?

Avree said...

I love them all! But not only should you sell super vintage flashy overpriced handmade stuff...you should do tutorials showing off your awesome homemaking skills, like how to make an upholstered headboard or make wheat bread.

Casey and Jeannie said...

TAMN.

YOU are a Hip Iris.

I heart you girl.

Kathi said...

So it this really you? Plain Jane font. Big words. Words spelled correctly.

I smell a hacker

nichole said...

oh my! just had this talk with my boss.. who designed a logo and such for his wife.

just perfect.

mal said...

'the delicious lovely' last word is not a noun, and that's why it's my favorite, because it's the most original on this list.

Ashlee said...

Right on. Vested Bestie is killing me I love it so much.

Lindsey said...

O. M. Gosh. You're so right!!!!

My favorite has to be "The Sassy Hobo." Priceless.

Thanks, as always, for the laugh!! :D

Christa said...

love the soulful polkadot!
my second choice would be
the flirty owl
that would be such a cute logo!

Spencer said...

Seriously, I'm stealing The Cupcake Fedora for my new dessert bar. It's nearly as awesome as its spiritual predecessor, the Bullet Fedora:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/475097416_4877bae7a5.jpg

dharvey said...

The Dancing Strawberry ! Ooooh,sooo, totally adoooorable! Baaaahhhh! You can create the most precious, darling logo from that name and print it on the cutest bizness cards EVAR. I wish I would of thought of that name first. XOXO, D.

Rebecca said...

I love Liz's idea--the Frownsmile Fashion Fairy. Perfect!

And Token asian Friend's Chubby Prune idea made my day. Love it!

Haylee Abney said...

I am kind of digging the names Turquoise Pomegranite and Jealous Polaroid. You could do so much with those and they all make sooo much cents!! TAMN you are so good at coming up with names for your shop, I could have never thought of those unique slash funky names.

PlowgianPage said...

Nothing better than the Vested Bestie Boutique.

gabfest said...

Oh, TAMN!! You get me every time!

Vested Bestie for sure.

Gifted Plum... close second!

Allison said...

How about "The Delicious Lovely Sassy Hobo's Cupcake Fedora"?

Too many words, maybe. But those three are my favorite, and thrown together they just sound like something really entertaining.

Wendy Kae said...

How about the Ditzie Daisy?

jPate said...

{cupcake fedora}
by TAMN

or
tamn's vESTed bESTie

And again, your accuracy is frightneen! Love it!

Laura said...

Cupcake Fedora Couture all the way! Cupcakes are so in, too.

Renny said...

Do it in French. And, instead of Jealous Polaroid, say The Polaroid Jealous. Or Le Polaroid Jaloux. So existential and insightful. Just like you TAMN!

Molly in the Jello Belt said...

If you name it The Soulful Polkadot, I will buy it, no matter what it is. Just because I want bragging rights to say I bought something from a Soulful Polkadot.

Melanie said...

lol the sassy hobo, the cupcake fedora

clan of the cave hair said...

Oh em gee...frighteningly accurate. Are you secretly a sociologist?
and the part that is frightening, is that i might actually consider shopping at a place called the soulfull polkadot

Shannon said...

I rarely laugh out loud, but this post got me. It is so accurate it's frightening. I have at least a dozen friends who are guilty of this exact thing. I can't even pick a favorite, they were all just too good. I'm still having a silent chuckle.

Mhana said...

This is clearly some snippet of subculture that has bypassed the Mission Filled (or my corner of the Mission Pasture at least) entirely. What I like about these darleen names is that they sound like cute euphemisms for body parts that newlyweds would use to talk in top secret code to each other in Target. "Look if you're gonna try for some gifted plum tonight your flirty owl is going to need to spend more time with my hip iris, or this sassy hobo is not going to give you any dancing strawberry, if you know what I mean."
"Yeah, but I'm such a jealous polaroid when I see other guys looking at your cupcake fedoras"
"and another thing? Unless we're ready to multiply and replenish, make sure get some vests for you bestie"

Yup, you're on to something. Klassye.

Lola said...

I love the Vested Bestie!
I came up with this one:

The Colorful Pear. You like? It's legit right?

L!ND$EY said...

Oh. my. HECK. TAMN!! I have one word for you...T-SHIRTS!! Aaaahh, can't pick a fav, I want one of each =)

Maren Hansen said...

I pick the Polaroid one... It's so antique!

Ben said...

"The Delicious Lovely" sounds delectable. Please use!

Frog Prince Las Vegas said...

I want a t-shirt too!

Talltiffany said...

Smile. I love that you said legit. That is fantastic. I am definitely on board with the turquoise pomegranite!

Mellifera said...

Call it the Dapper Dung Beetle and I WILL buy something.

Our Family said...

"Vested Bestie" is fun to say. I also like the idea of a Frownsmile Fashion Fairy. It could be, like, the new fashion police, only more TAMN and fashionabler.

Dave & Chels said...

You continue to get things right on the nose. Just when I thought you can't get any better...you do. Love it.

myimaginaryblog said...

Oh, wow, this is SO helpful--the only reason I've never created an Etsy account is that they say you'll be stuck with whatever name you choose forever, and what if down the road I decide to sell something but have the wrong name? (True story!) Can I steal any and/or all of these?

I'll be showing my age here, but, before Etsy (like, way back 8 or 9 years ago,) there was only "Custom boutique" children's clothing on eBay, replete with ruffles and chenille halter tops and "doo-rags," etc. At one point I considered throwing my own hat into the boutique selling ring, an my brother suggested the seller name "2Sexy4MyBaby." Catchy, huh?!

Tricia said...

how ironic that an ad in your sidebar for THE SHABBY APPLE was RIGHT there by your list. lol.

Julie de Azevedo said...

"CrAfTy RoCkStAr CoUtOuRe"
{for obvious reasons}

You. Nailed. It. TAMN. Hilar!

heidihim said...

TAMN, will you Pleeeeeeease write a book.

JBSquared said...

The Sassy Hobo ROCKS! I would totally e-shop there.

And Cupcake Fedora sounds like the name of an indie band, so that's cute-slash-trendy, too! ;)

Emily said...

Wait, so did you guys ever decide what JJWT was doing? Is he doing his intrenship or summer sells? Did you read his patriarticle blessing for inspiration?

Just wondering. Also, I found Lynzii on Facebook and her 17 albums of her darline babies are SO CUTE, but I don't see you or the twins. Is it because she's cuter than you [frownsmile]?

Carli said...

You should so do the Polka dotted pommagranate couture boutique!

Sharah said...

The Jealous Polaroid Boutique gets my vote.

Mormon Bachelor Pad said...

The Turgid Lily

Tat said...

The Sassy Hobo and The Jealous Polaroid are my faves.

Gordita said...

LOL @ Turgid Lily. Ha ha.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Adjectives? Nouns? What is this grammar school? Though I'm really in favor of the Crafty Rockstar.

Wendy said...

Genius names! But what ever you do, don't forget to name your products after your own kids names. There is no better way to really show your true style than that.

Question for you:
If you were to open an ETSY shop, what would you sell? Of course the baby boy department lacks uniqueness but even though the girl department is so saturated, how could you resist the cutesy girly stuff? You must be so torn. Is this question too hard?

Amy said...

My fave is: The Soulful Polkadot

Although, I tried this myself and came up with The Scrumptious Hamster (delish) which I really like. I might even us it myself!

Hope4Kids said...

I think you need a name that shows off your cuteness as well as your spiritual superiority such as:


The Whimsical Sunbeam

The Enchanted Beehive

Curtsy Tamn's Retro (CTR for short)

Polly said...

So many good ideas!

I agree with the need to remind others that you're a Saint. How about:

Literally Lihoma
Enrichment-Night-Barbie Boutique
Everything-Emma Couture
Mo Modest
2 Pure 4 U & U & U, but not U
Procreation Nation
Flannel Cheesecake
Just-Sayin Knee Skirts

Micah Goode said...

Dacing Strawberry Boutique! So cute!
I love them all! :)

jaks said...

Siriously, T-shirts. I would so buy those. Anddd I vote four the Soulfol Polkadot.

Wear is your cute font?

Polly said...

Or you could open a little "shoppe" that serves the Utah Valley equivalent of the martini, and call it...Fast Sundae.

Kirstiloo said...

What about:

The Aged (pronounced age-edd) Banana?

Matt and Jennae Porter said...

It is eerie how dead-on you are sometimes. I like the "dancing strawberry" or "sassy hobo".

Simply Decorate said...

I LOVE 'Soulful Polkadot' and 'Gifted Plum,'they say so much, with just so little...
and I want t-shirts too!

Polly said...

Now I can't stop thinking about this!

I want to open a little store in Draper called "Peace and Plenty." Is that seriously darling?!? I'll sell all the things I know how to make: princess dresses, plaid jumpers, high-potassium cookies, dog treats... Well, those four things. That's all I can make. But, still, fun... Maybe someone has already used that name. I hope not.

Emmie {orange + barrel} said...

Hahah some of those names are actually pretty crafty. The Jealous Polaroid, fab.

andi said...

How about Yesterday's Cookie???

Nathaniel and Dorothy said...

Do you think Shabby Apple Dresses are going to pull their advertising from your blog? ;)

Brooke said...

Since when did "cupcake" become an adjective?

michellejohnnie said...

I will buy whatever you sell. It is about time you get onboard with the rest of those normans!!!

Kimberly said...

Let the babies write a post! You know you know what I'm talking about...

Sarah F said...

i like your first one, the Vintage Daffodil. for sure.

kristen said...

I've got it! The Dancing Strawberry Boutique Shoppe!

veralicious. said...

hahahahahha.
this is my favorite post of all time.
beautiful.
i would FOR SURE go with, the sassy hobo.
pure brilliance!

Pie said...

TAMN, when did u get so smart? adjEcTivEs? ArBitRarY? AnD openin you're own shoppe?!? You R my HeRo girl! :)

Brandon and Leanna said...

the poutin' petunia

the rustic relic

liz said...

i totally agree w/ someone above - hacker post. arbitrary? adjective? noun? no enlarged words?? where's your voice TAMN??

But.

You should start an etsy shop. it's a good idea. i'm sure you're so crafty. i bet you could sell giant hair bows and head bands w/ ginorm gerber daisies by the dozen. too cute!

Heidi said...

Ahh Mhana...I always love your comments. That seriously cracked me up.

Brooke said...

What you're missing is alliteration. Pensive Polkadot ... Crafty Cupcake ... matchy letters ups the cuteness factor the level you're looking for!

Dani said...

I know I'm late, but I am kind of diggin on The Crafty Rockstar. I have been making my hubby call me that all day just to try it out. He is just glad he can stop calling me 'Ma'- Trek is the best!
Love you!