There are more than 12,000 party rental and event rental businesses in the United States alone. So, it’s no surprise, settling on a unique name when starting a party rental business feels impossible.
Picking the right name gives potential customers an idea about your business’s services, creates a good first impression, and helps you stand out from the competition.
Are all the good party rental business names already taken? How do you come up with something fresh? And what about the availability of these names?
Related: How to start a party rental business
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 a catchy name and how to make sure your favorite choices are available across the board.
Let’s dive in!
Tips for Choosing the Perfect Party Rental Business Name
If you’re struggling to choose a company name for your party rental business, one of the best things to do is just to 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 several types of party rental business, so it’s essential to consider the services you plan to offer. Maybe you want to focus on renting party equipment like tables, decorations and costumes or tents or bounce houses. Perhaps you’re considering offering other specialty 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. Location-Specific Terms
Most party rental 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
- 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.
3. 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 party rental business 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.
4. 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 P” to come up with a name like Party Planet or B for Backyard Bounce 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.
5. 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.
6. Imagery Words
Another consideration when brainstorming name ideas is whether there are industry-related words that could also lend themselves also to be used in a logo. For instance, a party rental business could use a bounce house or tents and focus the name around the image.
Related: How to create a logo for your business.
7. Still Struggling? 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 also plans to 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.
8. See What Other Names Rental Businesses are Using
Here is a list of existing party rental business names that may help give you some creative 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 is after the list of names!
- 305 Miami Party Rental
- 4 C’s Party Rentals
- 909 Jumpers & Party Rentals
- A Party World Rentals
- A Perfect Event
- ABC Party & Tent Rental
- About Last Night Party Rentals
- Above The Top Party Rentals
- Affordable Party Rental
- Aladdin Rentals & Events
- All In 1 Bounce
- All Occasion Rentals
- Arizona Events Party Rentals
- As You Wish Party Rentals
- Awesome Air Moonwalks
- Awesome Party Rentals
- Backyard Party Rentals
- Bay Area Party Rentals
- Beachside Party Rentals
- Big Ole Bounce House
- Blow It Up Inflatables
- Bounce Kingz Party Rentals
- Bounce Universe
- Bounce Wit Me Party Rental
- Capital City Party Rental
- Celebrations Event Rentals
- Classic Party Rentals
- Clearview Party Rentals
- Cool Party Rental
- Cowboy Party Rentals
- Denver Casino & Poker Rentals
- Diamond Party Rentals
- Dinner Party Rentals
- Doctor Party Rentals
- Don & Son’s Party Rentals
- Dreams Party Rental
- E Z Party Rentals
- Eastside Tent & Party Rentals
- Easy Party Rentals
- Elegant Events & Party Rentals
- Empire Event Rentals
- Event Rentals Supplies
- Everbounce Party Rentals
- E-Z Jumpers Party Rentals
- Family Party Rental
- Fantasy Party Rental
- Fiesta Decor Party Rental
- First Class Event Planning Company
- Fresh Air Party Rental
- Fun Jump Party Rentals
- Fun Moments Party Rental
- Fun Times Party Rentals
- Funragious Party Rentals
- Gold Star Party Rentals
- Good Time Party Rentals
- Gorgeous Event Rentals
- Gosen Party Rental Center
- Great Party Solutions
- Hello Party Rentals
- Houston Lawn Games
- I Jump Party Rentals
- Ice House Party Rentals
- Imagine Party Rentals
- Impress! Party Rentals
- Inflatable Frenzy
- It’s My Party Rentals
- It’s Party Time Rentals
- Jacksonville Event Rentals
- Jazzy’s Party Rentals
- Jump Around
- LA Fiesta Party Rentals
- Lakewood Party Rental
- Lay’s Funland & Inflatables
- Legendary Party Rentals
- Let’s Party Rentals
- Liberty Party Rental
- Life Of The Party Rental
- Little Monkeys
- Lunar Party Rentals
- Main Street Party Rentals
- Memphis Festivity Rentals
- Mongo Tent Rentals
- Monkey Around Party Rentals
- Moore Party Party Rentals
- Music City Party Rentals
- Once Upon A Party Rental
- Party Barn Rentals
- Party Land Rental
- Party Linens
- Party Rental Co
- Play House Party Rental
- Playground Party Rental
- Playland Inflatables
- Pocono Party Rentals
- Premiere Event Rentals
- Prestige Party Rentals
- Rent A Party
- Rental World
- Rock On Party Rentals
- Rockit Event Pros
- Sensibly Chic Events
- Signature Event Rentals
- Special Occasion Rentals
- Sun City Party Rentals
- Sunshine Party & Event Rental
- Super Fun Party Rentals Corp
- Sweethouse Party Rentals
- T & T Party Rentals
- Time For Fun Party Rentals
- Topcat Party Rentals
- Total Party Rentals Corp
- Train Party Express
- True Events
- VA Party Rentals
- Wacky World Amusements
- Ware Party Rentals
- We Love 2 Party Rentals
- Wonderland Party Rental
- Wright Choice Party Rental
- Zone 305 Party Rentals
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.
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
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 uses 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. Still, at a basic level, someone can’t open a business and name it the same or similar name as a competing business 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 party rental business as a corporation or LLC, you must 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 target audience 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 party rental company names 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.
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 rental business name. These are affordable, too, with pricing typically around $10-$25 per month, depending on the level of features you need.
Companies like Phone.com and Grasshopper let you type in words to see if a local or toll-free number is available quickly.
Hopefully, you now have some good name ideas for your party rental 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 clients their thoughts to get feedback and then pick your perfect party rental business name!