Tips & Ideas For Naming a Flower Shop

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There are more than 32,000 flower shops in the United States alone. So, it’s no surprise settling on a unique name when starting a flower shop feels impossible. 

Picking the right name gives potential customers an idea about the services your business provides, creates a good first impression, and helps you stand out from the competition.

Are all the good flower shop names already taken? How do you come up with something fresh? And what names are available to use? 

Related: How to start a flower shop 

If you’re not sure how to answer those questions, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn my top tips for choosing the perfect business name and how to make sure your favorite choices are available across the board. 

Let’s dive in!

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Flower Shop Name

If you’re struggling to choose a company name for your flower shop, one of the best things to do is to just start brainstorming. As you go through the tips outlined below, make a list of words, phrases, and terms associated with your business. 

From there, you can narrow down the list and cross off ideas you don’t like. 

Once you have several top considerations, we’ll walk through how to make sure you’re allowed to use them. This last step helps you narrow down your list even more so you can make a final decision. 

1. Consider the Services You Plan to Offer

There are countless types of services a flower shop can focus on, so it’s worth considering the services you plan to offer for your name. Maybe you want to focus on weddings or maybe flowers for holidays. Perhaps you’re considering offering other specialty products services. 

Add the different types of services you want to offer to your brainstorming list. 

Remember to avoid anything limiting your business’s future growth if you decide to go in another direction down the road. 

2. Names of Flowers

If you have a particular flower you love, you can integrate the flower name into your shop. Some examples could include Pattie’s Posies, Beautiful Roses, or Crazy Daisy’s Flowers.

3. Location-Specific Terms

Most flower businesses are specific to a geographic service area. So, if that’s true for your business, consider adding a location-specific term to your business name. 

You can consider things like:

  • City nicknames
  • Neighborhoods
  • Regions or states
  • And descriptive terms

However, consider what happens if you expand outside your intended service area. Does the name become limiting? If so, it’s best to avoid it if you plan to expand or change directions later. 

4. Avoid Business Names That Are Hard to Pronounce, Hear, or Spell

Despite the technological advances of voice search, assistants like Siri and Alexa struggle to understand slang and other confusing words. 

This could limit how often your business shows up in voice (and text-based) search if your name is hard to spell, pronounce, or hear. Because of that, it’s important to avoid complicated words, industry jargon, and using numbers in place of letters.  While having a unique flower shop name is good, being too unique may not be so good. 

Keep your business name as simple and easy to remember as possible so potential customers can easily find you. 

5. Consider Alliterations and Rhyming Words

Alliterations and rhymes are catchy and easy to remember. Because of that, they make for great business names. 

That said, it’s not always easy to come up with them. Start with choosing a few of your favorite words from your master brainstorm list. 

Then, you can Google “words that start with B” to come up with a name like Beautiful Blooms or F for Fantastic Flowers or whatever letter you’re using to create an alliteration. Alternatively, you can search “words that rhyme with _____”. 

It can be time-consuming, but it’s an excellent place to start. 

And don’t forget to add any exciting finds to your brainstorm list while you’re at it. Try not to overthink the names you come up with during this stage.  Just write them all down as some of the more interesting ones may spark better ideas later.

6. Steer Clear of Initials or Obscure Acronyms

Initials and unusual acronyms are hard to remember, so they typically don’t make great business names. They can also be challenging to pronounce and confusing for voice search as well. 

Furthermore, there are 325 different two-letter combination possibilities in the English language. And the odds of your customers remembering the specific letters you chose are pretty small. 

7. Imagery Words

Another consideration when brainstorming name ideas is whether there are industry-related words that could also lend themselves to also be used in a logo. For instance, a flower shop could use an image of a flower or a bouquet and focus the name around the image

Related: How to create a logo for your business

8. Try the Owner’s Name

If you’ve made it this far and are still struggling to find the best name, you can always consider using the business owner’s name. Doing so works well if the owner plans to also be the face behind the business. 

Something to keep in mind is that using the owner’s name as the business name can make it more challenging to sell the business in the future. 

9. Look at Names of Other Flower Shops

Here is a list of existing names of flower shops that may help give you some creative flower shop name ideas.  While many of these names may be available for you to use, be sure to check first to be sure it can be used.

Tips on how to check business name availability are after the list of names!

  • 1315 South Flower 
  • 3 Princess Flowers & Gifts
  • 411 Flower 
  • 6 Roses Corp
  • 99 Roses 
  • Abigail’s Scents & Flowers
  • Accents By Sage
  • Acme Floral
  • Active Bloom 
  • All Purpose Flower
  • All That Blooms
  • Always Flowers
  • Aqua Floral Design
  • Bakersfield Flower Shop
  • Bay Flower Remedies
  • Bearded Bouquet
  • Beautiful Roses
  • Bee’s Flower Shop
  • Bella Florals
  • Bloom
  • Bloom & Petal
  • Bloom Babes
  • Bloom It
  • Bloom Maven
  • Bloom Microgreens
  • Bloom Nation 
  • Bloom USA 
  • Blooms & Bears Florist
  • Blooms In The City 
  • Blossom & Bloom Corp
  • Blushing Petals Flowers
  • Bountiful Bouquets By Crlnn
  • Bouquet In A Box 
  • Bouquets By Bonnie
  • Branches & Blooms By Beth
  • Bring Her Flowers
  • Buds & Blooms
  • Busy Bee Floral
  • Casablanca Flowershop
  • Ceremony Of Roses
  • Chocolates & Posies
  • Colors In Bloom
  • Cottage Flower Shop
  • Cristina’s Precious Flowers
  • Crystal Flower 
  • Cut Flowers
  • Dabble In Flower 
  • Daisy Hills Floral Design
  • Deluxe Flowers
  • Desert Flower Collective 
  • Desert Rose Florals 
  • Designs By Maurice
  • Divine Creations
  • Dragon Flower
  • Dream Roses 
  • Dry Creek Flowers 
  • Elegant Flowers
  • Emerald & Ivy Floral
  • Emerald Flower Collective 
  • Enchanted Design Floral 
  • Enchanted Florist
  • Everybody Loves Flowers 
  • Express Bouquet Florist
  • Expressive Rose
  • Fabulous Flowers
  • Fairytale Flowers 
  • Faithful Flowers
  • Fannie’s Flowers & Gifts
  • Fantasy Flower
  • Farm Fresh Flowers & Fruit
  • Farmer’s Flower
  • Faux Bouquets
  • Fifth & Flower Corp
  • Flora & Fronds 
  • Flora Flower Cart
  • Floral Filosophy
  • Floral Integrity 
  • Floral Memories
  • Florist Arden Park
  • Flower & Thorn 
  • Flower Bomb Collective 
  • Flower Boutique
  • Flower Box
  • Flower Boy
  • Flower Connection
  • Flower Firm
  • Flower Girl
  • Flower Mama
  • Flower Market
  • Flower Market Shop 
  • Flower Power
  • Flower Refinery 
  • Flower Rush
  • Flower Shop 
  • Flower Sisters 
  • Flowers & Gifts 
  • Flowers Bazaar
  • Flowers By Andrea
  • Flowers By The Sea
  • Flowers Etc
  • Flowers Fauxever 
  • Flowers For A Cause
  • Flowers For Mothers Day
  • Flowers R Us 
  • Forbidden Flower
  • Forget Me Nots Fine Floral
  • Frannie’s Iris Garden
  • Fressia Flower Shop
  • Fringe Flower Co
  • Full Bloom 
  • Garden Of Blooms
  • Gateway Flowers 
  • Gem Flowers
  • Golden Bouquet
  • Golden Flowers Express 
  • Golden State Bloom 
  • Happy Petals
  • Happy’s Humboldt Flowers 
  • Haystack Floral
  • Hello Flowers
  • High Mountain Greenery
  • His Garden Flowers
  • Honey’s Flower Shop
  • House Of Roses 
  • Hundred Flowers 
  • Inspirations Floral
  • Interior Florals
  • International House Of Flowers
  • Isabelle’s Flower Boutique
  • Ivette’s Beautiful Flowers
  • Jan’s On The Corner
  • Jennifer’s Flower 
  • Judy’s Blossom Shop
  • King’s Flowers
  • Laughin’ Gal Floral
  • Le Daisy Flowers
  • Leaf & Flower 
  • Let’s Talk Petals
  • Liberty Florist
  • Liliflorals 
  • Lion’s Bouquet 
  • Little Bloom 
  • Little Flower Productions 
  • Lotus 2 Bloom
  • Lotus Flower Enterprise
  • Love & Bloom 
  • Love & Grace Floral Design
  • Love It Flowers
  • Luv My Flowers
  • Mad Flower Boutique
  • Magnolia Bloom 
  • Mariana’s Flower Basket
  • Marose Flowers & Chocolates
  • Marshall’s Florist & Fine Gifts
  • Mirabel Floral Design
  • Miss Scarlett’s Flowers
  • My Angel’s Flowers & More
  • My Flower Market 
  • Nashville Florist
  • Native Poppy 
  • Nature Bloom Harvest
  • Odd Petals
  • Only Roses
  • Pinkz Floral Design
  • Rodeo Roses
  • Rosey Posey Flowers & Gifts
  • Rustic Rose
  • Secret Garden Flowers & Gifts
  • Southern Stems
  • Tangled Tiger Florist
  • Thistle & Vine
  • Tilted Tulip Shop

Checking the Availability of Your Top Considerations

At this point, you should have several top considerations to choose from. And the best way to narrow it down further is to check each one for availability. 

This step is vital because using a name that someone else is using could be very costly, time-consuming to rebrand your business, and possibly embarrassing. There are several places to look to check whether a name is available to use, so let’s walk through each one. 

Trademark Search

Trademarks are the most critical, so we’ll start here. 

If a name or phrase is trademarked, you’re not allowed to use it in a similar capacity. So, run a trademark search for each business name you’re considering and cross off those that aren’t available. 

Learn more about how to do a trademark search before choosing a business name

Local Search

Just because there isn’t a federal trademark on a name doesn’t mean the name you want is available.  That’s because there is a trademark known as a common law trademark. A common law trademark isn’t filed anywhere but provides someone who is using that name in commerce some limited rights in their geographical area to use the name.  It can be hard to define how far geographically these rights extend as each industry is different, but at a basic level, someone can’t open a business and name it the same or similar name as a local florist in town. If you think the name could potentially create confusion with customers, it is usually best to just find another one to use to avoid potential legal issues down the road. 

To do a local search, open up the phone book (if you still have one), and do a Google search to see if there are any local competitors with a similar business name to the one you want to use. 

Cross off any similar names from your list and take the rest and let’s keep checking.  

State Entity Search (If Applicable)

If you plan to register your flower shop as a corporation or LLC, you have to register with a unique business name. Each state requires every corporation or LLC to register a unique name for their entity.  This doesn’t necessarily protect your name from anyone else using it, but nobody can register a corporation or LLC under the same name in your state.

Related: Is your business name available?

If you find the name is in use, cross it off your list and move on.

Domain Name Availability

Website addresses aren’t as critical as the first three searches, but it’s still worth doing. Typically, you want your domain name to be “yourbusinessname.com” without any numbers, dashes, etc.

It’s easiest for customers to remember, but these are hard to come by.

However, you can explore other configurations and extensions if your preferred domain name isn’t available. Just remember your customers may have a more difficult time finding you online.

You can start with NameCheap’s domain search tool. Type in the domain name you want to use to see if it’s available. The tool also returns other possibilities you may want to consider.

Social Media Profiles

Next, especially if you are stuck between a couple of names, check and see if anyone is already using your potential flower shop name ideas on social media. Consider which platforms you plan to use and start with those. 

Keep in mind you may have to shorten your company name for some platforms. Twitter only allows 15 characters, for example. 

Start with your preferred platforms and do a quick search for your name. If nothing pops up, that likely means no one is using it, and you’re good to go. 

Example: Someone is using startingyourbusiness on Instagram, so I would have to choose a different handle, making it more difficult for customers to find me.

Hopefully, you now have some good name ideas for your flower shop business. Once you have this list narrowed down to just a few and researched that they are all available, start asking friends, family, and potential customers their thoughts to get feedback and then pick your perfect flower shop name! 

Vanity Phone Number

An inexpensive way to make your business stick out and is easier for your customers to remember is to get a custom phone number with your business name.  These are affordable too, with pricing typically around $10-$25 per month, depending on the level of features you need. Think about the impact of 1-800-Flowers.

Companies like Phone.com and Grasshopper let you type in words to quickly see if a local or toll-free number is available.