Name for a sweet shop?

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  1. plymgary

    plymgary UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi,

    As some might already know, I am looking into opening a sweet shop in my local town. I've had an idea for a name and wanted to see what you all thought.

    The name is....gloop! It's a shop that will be aimed at children/teenagers so I wanted it to be quite random! It's also the surname of Augustus from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    How do you think that sounds? I wouldn't think it would be copyrighted?

    I know there's lots of serious stuff to do but I thought I would get the fun out of the way before settling down to the finer details.

    Gary :)
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: plymgary Member since: Mar 5, 2009
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  2. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Hi Gary, gloop sounds a bit negative to me :|.....although I get where you are coming from. Maybe something positive like Yummies or Yummy. Oh I am no good at names :p:D
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: Fuzzy Member since: Oct 20, 2007
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  3. MrsPWN

    MrsPWN UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    My initial reaction was great name but the more I think of it the more I visualise slimey play doh stuff we used to play with, I notice neither .com or .co.uk are available which is a shame as I think online sales would be very important, not to dissalusion you but a local sweet shop has recently closed and this is in a very busy tourist seaside town.
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: MrsPWN Member since: Jul 25, 2009
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  4. James.Dunford

    James.Dunford UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yeah it does a bit! It could have a cool "splodge" effect logo i guesS?

    Okay names :D
    Candy Curlers
    Swoosh sweets
    Candy Land
    World of Sweets
    Land of Sweets
    Candy Charmers

    I could go on but i don't want to embaress my self anymore!
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: James.Dunford Member since: Jun 4, 2009
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  5. Willself

    Willself UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    There must be a 1,000. names you could call your shop, unfortunately that name gloop..not even certain how you say it!!
    Simply does not jump off the page 4 me!!
    Best idea!! go there when many of your expected customers will be next door! and ask them to NAME..that shop! like they used to do on Blue-Peter with Dogs...even if at the end of the exercise you call it GLOOP!!
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: Willself Member since: Aug 26, 2009
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  6. plymgary

    plymgary UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    That's kind of what I had in mind!

    Thanks. With a bit of creativity I could get a 'gloop' domain name. The shop is next to 2 schools and there's tonnes of kids outside it every day....marketed right I think it could be a success. :)
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: plymgary Member since: Mar 5, 2009
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  7. plymgary

    plymgary UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Other ideas I had were:

    Bubblegum
    JellyBean
    Sugar Rush
    and
    Sweet Retreat
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: plymgary Member since: Mar 5, 2009
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  8. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy UKBF Legend Free Member

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    They sound much better:D
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: Fuzzy Member since: Oct 20, 2007
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  9. James.Dunford

    James.Dunford UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Sweet Retreat is the best one for me, it has that "naughty" side to it which sweet shops should have, you could have a super logo with that one too, possibly bright on one side, then a "darker" side on the other, then you could do something similar in the shop, like a bright and vivid side for one, and darker for the other?
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: James.Dunford Member since: Jun 4, 2009
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  10. MrsPWN

    MrsPWN UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have been thinking and came back to add sugar rush, and you beat me to it :D think that would be a great name. You could run a comp in the schools to name it, you would get loads of joke entries but could be fun, offer a 1 minute 1 handed trolley dash as prize and get loads of local publicity!
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: MrsPWN Member since: Jul 25, 2009
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  11. evocart

    evocart UKBF Regular Free Member

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    What about mixing two names, just an example but

    Chocolate + Sweets = Choceets

    or basic names such as...

    Chocolate Box
    Sweet Tooth
    Chocolate Heaven
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: evocart Member since: Sep 29, 2009
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  12. plymgary

    plymgary UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I'm kinda loving 'Jellybean' now. Think that would appeal to a younger crowd (then again, what would I know at 28!!!) :p
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: plymgary Member since: Mar 5, 2009
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  13. plymgary

    plymgary UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Fantastic idea. Not sure with the Jamie Oliver brigade that would go down well in schools but the local paper might be interested. :)
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: plymgary Member since: Mar 5, 2009
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  14. Vending Siting Services

    Vending Siting Services UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Gloop is green and slimey, yuk! We used to sell the stuff about 18 years ago in our children's novelty vendors, used to be a brilliant seller. Not sure if it has connotations to sweeties though.

    Hows's about

    Sweet Sensations
    The Sweet Shop!
    Candy Store
    After School Delights
    Just sweets
    Sweet Temptations

    Good luck!

    Regards.

    Barbara
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: Vending Siting Services Member since: Jan 26, 2007
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  15. inca training services

    inca training services UKBF Regular Free Member

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    there are some good suggestions here...what about:

    The Sugar Shack
    Sweet Shack
    Sweet Teeth
    Sweet Tooth
    Treat Time
    Sugar Time
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: inca training services Member since: May 14, 2009
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  16. Hattey

    Hattey UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Damn - now I want sweets!! :)

    I like 'Jellybean' and 'Sweet Retreat' if that's helpful.

    Are you going to sell the sweets from the tubs that get measured and put into a paper bag? I know I am showing my age but I miss that?!:)

    Hattey
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: Hattey Member since: Jan 2, 2008
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  17. extremedistro

    extremedistro UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    i like 'suck it'.... :eek:)
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: extremedistro Member since: May 10, 2008
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  18. SusanP

    SusanP UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I don't know any children who could care less what the name of a sweet shop is. Surely if you are near a school and you haven't got a notice in the window banning more than two pupils from entering, kids will go in to the shop anyway. If there is a rival sweet shop in the same parade of shops, concentrate on your window display, or your shop layout to attract the kids.
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: SusanP Member since: Jan 14, 2009
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  19. Techy

    Techy UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Rolled this one out before for a sandwich shop but here goes

    Gobblers
     
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    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: Techy Member since: Feb 21, 2009
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  20. papverpoppies

    papverpoppies UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Not really the name for a sweet shop (more the dentist) after you have pigged out on all those yummy sweets.

    Fatal extraction!:D
    Poppy
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2009 By: papverpoppies Member since: Apr 8, 2009
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