by Elena A.
I make jewelry since 1999 and I really love it, for now it’s just a hobby but who knows maybe someday…
I sell my creations at a couple of fairs in my area but my main revenues are purchases, custom orders and fixings from people I know.
I had a business card with my name, contacts and services I offer but so far was quite useless, I live in a small town and if my customers need me they stop me almost everywhere, from market to church asking me when they can come to my house for fixings & Co. or just to check out my new creations.
I’ve noticed that this year sales are slow (the economic situation isn’t good and people tend to save money, that’s understandable) so I signed up for some new fair hoping to expand my business, and I’m planning to open an online shop, aware that new customers ask for more professional business cards and a brand new name.
But there’s the rub!!! I never imagined how hard it is to find a new nice name! I was looking for something nice but not too strange. I’m Italian so I needed an Italian name. I don’t want something that my senior customers won’t even understand.
My first name is very common, I tried a million combinations but they were always already used ans so were all the names that popped into my head, so frustrating, than all of a sudden I found something I like!
I want to call my business “Machepazienza Bijoux” (the right writing is actually ma-che-pazienza but I find an “all together” name nicer) meaning “what a patience”, I know that your first reaction will be “what sort of a name is it??” but for me it makes sense.
The average start conversation at my booth is something like this:
– Me greeting the customer and customer browsing arond while I wait for the prophetic question….
– you have really nice stuff, did you made all this?
– yes everything is hand made by me
– oooh, what a patience!
I’ve been told this phrase countless times so I decided to use it as a name, I would like to know what do you think about it and if you find it too weird… please let me know what do you think about my idea,