There are not many professions that smell as nice as owning a flower shop or have as beautiful of an environment to work in! As a bonus, florists also get to be creative when putting together flower arrangements. They also get to help make special events, well, special.
However, there is a lot of pressure in this line of work. Your clients depend on you to deliver flawless, timely service and usually there are no second chances.
As a florist, you will be putting together arrangements for weddings, funerals, birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s day, and many other occasions that are all time-sensitive. And let’s not forget that husbands and significant others may use your services to apologize to someone, so delivering an inferior product would be a slap in the face!
As you're thinking about starting a shop, you'll need to consider what to call your business. Picking a good name is very important because it will be one of the first impressions you give to potential customers. If things go well for you, you'll also have the name for a long time. Make it count!
Here are some names to get you started:
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Florist and Flower Shop Name Ideas
Roses are Red
The Watering Can
The Tilted Tulip
Smell the Roses
Over the Moon Florist
Happy Stems Florist
Crazy Daisy's Flowers
The Secret Garden
She Loves Me Flowers
Busy Bee Florist
The Flower Bee
Lynda's Flower Shop
Birds N Bees Flower Shop
Your Neighborhood Florist
Gold Crown Flowers
Unique Flower Arrangements
The Flower Girl
Laura's Floral Designs
The Flower Pot
The Green Room
Poppy Petals Florist
Toadstool Flower Shop
The Grow Room
The Flower Patch
Greenhouse Flower Shop
Mother Earth Florist
Pink Petals Floral Design
All in Bloom
Pansy Petals Florist
The Bloom Room
The Flower Cart
The English Garden
Wallflowers Floral Services
Blossoms Flower Shop
The Garden Trough
How to Brainstorm a Flower Shop Name
Brainstorming can be a difficult task, but then again, so is owning your own business. So why not dive right in! Here are some tips to make the most out of your brainstorming session:
- Get in the right head space. Warm up by doing some jumping jacks, taking a walk, going out into the garden, watching a funny video, or calling someone that makes you feel good. Positive energy and physically moving your body makes creativity easier.
- Embrace imperfection. If everything goes well, you're going to choose a flower shop name that you could have for decades. The process will take a while, and you're going to come up with a bunch of names, most of which you won't use or even like. That's okay! Your goal isn't to come up with a bunch of names, it's to come up with one name that you like. Let some of them be bad.
- Arm yourself with formulas. These can include things like: Name + location, Part of flower + adjective, Noun + Florist, Garden-related item + location. All of these can help you generate a ton of ideas in a short time.
- Be ruthless. If you don't like it, cross it out but don't erase it! Even ideas you don't go with can be a source of inspiration.
- Have fun! Have some of your more positive and creative friends over for a brainstorming session. Remember to only invite people that are enthusiastic about the project. This is not the time for playfully teasing you about your aspirations. This is time to dream big!
Tips for Choosing a Name
Here are some tips when it comes to finding inspiration for flower shop names:
- Flowers: Do you have a favorite flower? This is the time to use it! Also, using a flower in your business name will make the nature of your business more apparent.
- Adjectives: Use these in your name, especially if you are using flowers; they can make the name sound that much better or catchier.
- Your name: You are the flower artist, be proud! Something as simple as "Elizabeth Smith: Florist" is a very solid name.
- Use your location: Using the street or city in the name will not only help customers know your general whereabouts, but if you do move and become a big, multi-location business, your name will be a reminder of your beginning.
- Rhymes: If you really want people to remember your name, use something as catchy as a rhyme.
- Give yourself room to grow: Though you might start out with just flowers, it's possible you'll want to branch into other areas of events or decor. Keeping it general is one way to make sure you always have that option.
- Check online first: Make sure your name hasn't already been taken by another business, even one located in a different area. This can cause you legal headaches down the road that you don't want to deal with.
- Avoid confusing names: If a name is confusing or hard to understand, it will make it that much more difficult for news of your business to spread by word of mouth.
- Avoid cutesy spelling: Though Flora's Flowerz might sound like a good name, people who are searching for your business will have a hard time finding you. Funny spellings also tend to not age very well, and your business will hopefully be around for a long time!
Now that we have planted the seed for brainstorming, it’s time to apply these tips and come up with some names! Feel free to use the earlier names as inspiration.
Got a List of Names Made?
Great! Now it’s time to narrow it down. Here are some ways to weed out the good from the great:
- Make a list of local competitors’ names and avoid any names that are similar.
- Check the business name with your state’s Division of Corporations to see if anyone has already incorporated the same name.
- Check for web domain availability at Whois.com.
- Can the average person pronounce and spell the business name without problems?
Using the tips above, cross out names on your list and narrow it down to the ones that would really be good for the business.
Deciding on a Name
When thinking of names, keep in mind that tags such as “floral services,” “floral design,” “florist,” or “flower shop” can be added to nearly any beginning. If the rest of the name doesn’t scream “we sell flowers!” then it would probably be a smart idea to add one of those phrases.
- Get Opinions from Others
Asking family or friends for ideas is a good idea; the more outside input, the better! You need the opinions of outsiders since these are the consumers in the market, so it's worth your time to find out what types of names would help draw them into a business.
- Flip a Coin
If there are two names that you feel equally about, why not flip a coin for it and leave it (at least partially) up to chance!
- Use a Logo
Is there a logo you fancy? Try seeing what names it inspires, or what names look good next to it.
- Take a Vote
Have your friends and family over for a naming party and then take a vote on a couple of your top choice names.
Video: Tips for Small Business Start-Ups
Though this video has some Australia-specific advice, most of it has some very helpful ideas for people who are looking to start a business.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Boingotlo on March 03, 2020:
please help me with a name for my flower arrangement shop.
Nattasha on August 24, 2019:
Give me name from N or P for my business.
Elaine Marshallsay on August 12, 2019:
Looking to set up a business for wedding bouquets and funeral wreaths, please can you help with a name This business will be from home
Elaine Marshallsay on August 12, 2019:
Looking to set up a business for wedding bouquets and funeral wreaths, please can you help with a name
Trisha on July 28, 2019:
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Chandan bagchi on June 08, 2019:
PLZ help New flower Shop Name
Rhoda on June 04, 2019:
Give me some suggestions for a name for a flower shop with exoctic flowers
Rhoda on June 04, 2019:
What's a good name for a orchid shop for excotic orchid's.
Dora on May 30, 2019:
I need a name for a flower shop please help me
Holly on May 24, 2019:
This list gave me tons of ideas! Thank you! I'm starting out just trying to sell a couple of types of flowers and was in need of a name. This was so helpful.
Jennifer on February 25, 2019:
I owned a flower shop once. I called it Awesome Blossoms
Joy on December 09, 2018:
Thinking of doing wedding flowers from home need a name
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Vina on September 13, 2018:
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Sandeep patil on June 03, 2018:
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tammie pianalto on May 27, 2018:
Im thinking of opening a shop making artificial flower arangments I also make handmade grapevine wreathes and other deco centerpieces [I I go out cut the grapevines and weave the wreath by hand! My husband has a green thumb every body loves his potted plants we live in a very small community no floral shop with in 40 miles! Need a catchy name thanks!!!
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Juliana D'Souza on February 01, 2018:
I make flowers out of satin, organdy, stocking materials for weddings etc and I want a eye catching name for my work.
gayatri on October 12, 2017:
i want to start a Luxury roses store , Pls suggest names
emma armstrong on July 12, 2017:
I'm planning on starting up a business that'll sell minimalistic succulents in hand painted pots. any ideas?
Ashley Denny on February 23, 2017:
This was very helpful! I'm struggling to create name for mine. I make mine out of tissue paper :-) and need unique name
monia ben saad from In my Dream on November 08, 2014:
strong and amzing hub .it's funny to have idea about selling flowers as you have explain using shop names
Reena Dhiman on September 30, 2014:
I want to congratulate you on this amazing hub. Indeed a good article which clearly details unique flower shop names.