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Old 24-04-2007, 05:40   #1 (permalink)
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Question I want your vote please... which name?

Okay, I need to choose a name for my business - I want to keep it simple, using my name... here at the top 4 .... please vote and let me know what you think - Thanks!!!

1 = Fotographia by Teri Petrillo
2 = TS Photography
3 = Teri Petrillo Photography
4 = Teri Petrillo Fotographia

PLEASE, I NEED SOME INPUT!
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Old 24-04-2007, 06:13   #2 (permalink)
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I would go for number three
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Old 24-04-2007, 07:54   #3 (permalink)
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Re: I want your vote please... which name?

think mainly depends on what type of photography your aiming for ie weddings portraits etc or sport or landscape etc.Also are you more on professional image or something more on relaxed fun type atmosphere of bussiness has a lot to go with a name .as for me if i was looking for a photographer to do portraits weddings i probably would be looking for advert with a more professional serious type which would be number 3. hope this makes sense , to me the name has to capture the type of bussiness and clientel plus be a name that is easily remembered.
Good luck as i think that will be the fun part ,designing and creating the name and design of name and adverts ,web page etc.....Plus all the best with your bussiness
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Old 24-04-2007, 08:21   #4 (permalink)
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#3 here
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Old 24-04-2007, 08:30   #5 (permalink)
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Re: I want your vote please... which name?

#2 - for when your business takes off and clients won't get upset when they only see your assistants!

#3 - if you want to come across with the personal touch
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No 3 for me.
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Re: I want your vote please... which name?

IMO the approach to business naming is different here to the US. You will get away with 1 and 4 whilst over here I would plump for 2 and 3. Final choice? Number 3 - they will know your name and they will know what you do.
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NUMBER 3
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Old 24-04-2007, 16:52   #9 (permalink)
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Re: I want your vote please... which name?

I agree - number 3 is my vote -
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I'd go with 2 or 3
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i agree, has to be number 3 for me
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Old 24-04-2007, 18:24   #13 (permalink)
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Three for me.
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Yup - 3 for me too!
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Re: I want your vote please... which name?

Given the choice of my business again I would not use my name in it.
Ok you feel you are giving more of a personal service but when you want to expand people try and insist you do the job because it is you they are employing.But if you have a 'acme photos' type company name you can sub out the work with less hassle & people dont pester you at home when you dont want them to. so my choice is 2.
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Old 24-04-2007, 23:40   #16 (permalink)
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Re: I want your vote please... which name?

I am a professional, having lots of fun - if it ain't fun, why do it? My specialty is children and families - some landscape -- if inspired. I always try to keep my photos 'real' - at my best I capture the emotion & feeling that goes with it.
So, I guess what Im saying is that I want the name to be personal, professional and convey my passion for what I do.
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If it helps number 3 sounds about right
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yep number 3 for me as well

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Re: I want your vote please... which name?

Number three for me too.

BUT..these days web present is as much as business tool as other mediums for photographers, so I would do some checking up on domain names first as well. I would assume that you will develop a website for your business at some point and there is little point choosing a business name if that domain is already taken
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number 3 id say!
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#3, it does what it says on the tin.
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Worth considering a couple of points before choosing your name:

1. People tend to look up things based on accepted spellings, especially for initial letters. Hence I would use 'Photography/ia' rather than 'fotography/ia'.

2. Do you plan on buying a domain name for the business? If so I have done a little check and TPPhotography.com and TSPhotography are both unavailable. However, TPPhotographia.com is still currently available.

3. How important is your name in the title? I think it is good to build a name for yourself in the highly competitive world of photography so it is a good thing to have in the name of your business, especially as your name is a very interesting and memorable one - sure is a bit classier than 'Rob Barron' anyway!

4. If you do go with your name in the title, I would strongly advise against buying a domain name like teripetrillophotography.com as it is too long and people will make typos when inputting it.

So, for what it's worth, my vote is for No 3 out of those you have given but hopefully the above might give a couple of worthwhile pointers.

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Number 3. Plain and simple. It sounds very business like. Flashy names tend to put people off.
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#3 and grab the domain while its still available.
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go for 2 or 3
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Number three for me too.

BUT..these days web present is as much as business tool as other mediums for photographers, so I would do some checking up on domain names first as well. I would assume that you will develop a website for your business at some point and there is little point choosing a business name if that domain is already taken
Thank you so much! I really appreciate all the input! Great tip btw!
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Worth considering a couple of points before choosing your name:

1. People tend to look up things based on accepted spellings, especially for initial letters. Hence I would use 'Photography/ia' rather than 'fotography/ia'.

2. Do you plan on buying a domain name for the business? If so I have done a little check and TPPhotography.com and TSPhotography are both unavailable. However, TPPhotographia.com is still currently available.

3. How important is your name in the title? I think it is good to build a name for yourself in the highly competitive world of photography so it is a good thing to have in the name of your business, especially as your name is a very interesting and memorable one - sure is a bit classier than 'Rob Barron' anyway!

4. If you do go with your name in the title, I would strongly advise against buying a domain name like teripetrillophotography.com as it is too long and people will make typos when inputting it.

So, for what it's worth, my vote is for No 3 out of those you have given but hopefully the above might give a couple of worthwhile pointers.

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You're very welcome Teri and yes, Pixalo is a great place to get advice and share our mutual love for photography. I joined in September and have been hooked on Pixalo ever since! I have learnt a lot from others and hope I'll be learning a whole lot more in time to come.

Welcome to Pixalo and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have

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