Blog post 13, August 15, 2018
My Work-From-Home Journey
What is in a name?
Hello everyone. Earlier this week someone asked me a great question about how I came up with my business name and blog name. They are struggling to either use their real name or create one based on the services they provide. It took me about two weeks to decide on a name. Needless to say, I also struggled. If you don’t have time to read this blog, then feel free to save it to one of your Pinterest boards and read later by using the icon below.
How Did I Create My Business Name?
When I first started trying to figure out my business name I tried a couple of various business name generator sites. They had a couple of good results, but nothing that moved me to make it my brand. I even wrote down variations of what the generator created because I like one word but not all the words. When choosing your business name, it has to feel right.
So, I started thinking about the services I would provide, what I am passionate about, what represents me, and of course who my clients might be. I decided against using my name because whenever anyone hears my last name, they associate it with Hugh Hefner. Now as much as I love him, the jokes get old.
Did I Base It On My Services?
By choosing a name based on the services I offer it would help people understand what I do without having to explain them. However, I didn’t want to limit myself to proofreading. It is best to think bigger for yourself and leave room to grow in your business.
It all came down to what I was passionate about. I spent a couple of years building my family tree and finding out about my roots. I knew I was Irish and it was nice to discover the other countries that makeup me. Scotland and England I figured was a shoe in. Norway was the icing on the cake.
My Final Decision.
With that information, I started looking up words that came from my roots and piqued my interest. The old language from each of those places is very unique and beautiful. That is how I discovered the word “wyrd” which is pronounced the same as word or weird. It roughly means fate or personal destiny. I also took it as a play on words because I am a proofreader and a blogger. Hence the creation of Wyrd Services. When you feel strongly about your business name and believe that it is your destiny or fate, then things fall into place like they should.
I hope by showing you how I discovered my business name helps you find out the name of your future business. Is there a question that you would like to ask me? Do you want me to write about another topic? If there is anything that you would like to talk about let me know by leaving a comment below. Or if you would like to send me a message on my home page. I will respond to all.
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