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#1 Old 11th May 2020 at 1:41 PM
Default What are your best punny business names?
Everyone knows the Sims is pretty punny - but in your custom hoods, what do you name your businesses to make them stand out?

I usually do ‘Charity’s Shoppe’ (believe it or not, it’s a charity shop/thrift store) and it always gets run by a woman named Charity.

I also name my baby shops ‘Cuddle and Cwtsh’ - cwtsh is Welsh for cuddle, so if you translated the name it’d either be ‘cuddle and cuddle’ or ‘cwtsh a cwtsh’ or something, but it’s a cute name.

What are yours?

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#2 Old 11th May 2020 at 4:13 PM
I use "The Green Thumb" for a gardening business.

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#3 Old 11th May 2020 at 4:28 PM
Norton's Quarter's is the best I got. The Norton's are butchers selling chopped up chicken bits (courtesy of Plumbbob Keep). It's a new neighbourhood with few businesses, so I hope to get better with names.
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#4 Old 11th May 2020 at 11:42 PM
My names are mostly boring so I can find them in the list. :/

I think Nooboo Baby store is about the simmiest.

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#5 Old 12th May 2020 at 12:28 AM
I think the best I came up with was Curl Up & Dye Hair Salon.

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#6 Old 15th May 2020 at 3:16 PM
I love punny or sim names, but I can never think of them. But since I've been cleaning up my downloads and catalog, I've been staring at a lot of descriptions lately, and whenever I find a good name, I jot it down. Here's some of the ones I found:

Artis Cool
Bonafide Luxury
Club Distress
Counter Culture (Totally making this a counter and cabinet store )
Dudes Inc.
Engineered Angst
GleeCo
GrowCo
How Eloquent
Kitchensations
McKraken Industries
Mixt Hupp
Modern Simtemporary
Modulin
Neontrix
Nothing Atoll
Paradise Lost (and Found)
Quarky Designs
Romantic Notions
Ruggers Unlimited
Shades of Celebration
Shiny Things, Inc.
SimLine
Simporters, Ltd.
Sorrowful Scions
Spacious Spaces
Square Values
Stiller Life
You Got Muscle

Apologies if I misspelled any of these--I had trouble reading my own writing. Some creator's names, or names of sets, make good store names, too, honestly. Like I'm going to make a store with all my sims2code stuff called No Frills; Around the Sims and Holy Simoly will be stores, too. And I'm definitely going to make a Kitchen Basics store--the question is if I will also need a Nooks and Niches store. Though Buggy's Retreat is a good name, too.

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#7 Old 15th May 2020 at 3:30 PM
Only one almost punny name in my game : rock-a-look for the local hair salon.
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#8 Old 17th May 2020 at 1:58 AM
I don't do businesses too often but a couple I liked in the past were Chubby Chook and Crafty wee shoppe
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#9 Old 17th May 2020 at 3:26 AM
I just have one own business that working out so far it's a Night Club name " Dance All Night." But I also have more than one Community Night Club, one of my favorite is the one I name after a real club that once existed,
years ago in CA name "Dance Your Ass Off." Then I have a Wash house / Laundromat name "Wishy Washy" just to name a few.

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#10 Old 17th May 2020 at 11:07 AM
"Curl up and dye" hair salon (Juno Birch apparently got the name off the web)
"Frying Nemo" restaurant (The Good Place)
"Mean Grills" bbq restaurant
"Heaters" heating vent store? (for more realistic gamers)
"Dear Evan Handsoap" knock-off Bath and Body Works
"Beetle Juice" bar
"Be More Chili" knock-off Chili's
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#11 Old 17th May 2020 at 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sugoisama
"Curl up and dye" hair salon (Juno Birch apparently got the name off the web)
"Frying Nemo" restaurant (The Good Place)
"Mean Grills" bbq restaurant
"Heaters" heating vent store? (for more realistic gamers)
"Dear Evan Handsoap" knock-off Bath and Body Works
"Beetle Juice" bar
"Be More Chili" knock-off Chili's

You're officially my favourite person. I love musicals ;u;

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My Simblr is Forever-Evenfall. Come and join me there for a chat!
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#12 Old 17th May 2020 at 7:01 PM
'The food pyramid' is a grocery store, it would have better if it was built as a pyramid.
'Downward Spiral' is my mutli-leveled, underground bar/night club.

Uh oh! My social bar is low - that's why I posted today.

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#13 Old 30th May 2020 at 11:56 PM
I just revisited my medieval hood and found I'd named a clothing store HMW - short for Her Majesty's Wardrobe.
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#14 Old 22nd Jun 2020 at 9:10 PM
I think I went into the Sims 4 today and took a Thoughtful Shower because I had an epiphany and came up with some stores. I built a lot called Palm Omnia Mall (Paulownia Mall from Persona 3) with three stores: a bright clothing store with pastel colors called Sometimes 23,5 (Forever 21) and a darker one covered in stone called Lukewarm Subject (Hot Topic), as well as a jewelry store called Priya's (Claire's). I don't know if these descriptions fit the real life stores too, since we don't have Forever 21 and Hot Topic here in Hungary (at least as far as I know), but I did once take a peek into a Claire's and from what I could see before the neon purple blinded me it was a jewelry store.
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#15 Old 26th Jun 2020 at 11:45 PM
"Sheets and Giggles" - a bedroom furniture store
"Fore Sisters Golf Course" - it was run by 4 sisters
Test Subject
#16 Old 2nd Jul 2020 at 12:51 AM
Sorry for my dark humor, I don't mean to offend anyone...
In my main neighborhood there is a café near the graveyard - I called it "Café Exit"...
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#17 Old 2nd Jul 2020 at 1:39 AM
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Originally Posted by xXPaganWarriorXx
Sorry for my dark humor, I don't mean to offend anyone...
In my main neighborhood there is a café near the graveyard - I called it "Café Exit"...
Keep in mind you're talking to Sims players here. Just to speak for myself, I thought that name was a good one.

Anyway, I don't recall any punny business names I've come up with, but I do have a file with business names taken from places in and around my home city. A few highlights:
  • The Sandbar Lounge (on the beach, perhaps?)
  • Shear Comfort (for a salon/barbershop)
  • Sweet Temptations (for a bakery)
  • Love Is in the Hair (...guess.)

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#18 Old 2nd Jul 2020 at 4:39 AM
Was looking for a name for my new main street Pleasantview coffee shop and came across some names on the internet. I found a really good list (https://www.mentalfloss.com/article...names-across-us) and these were some of my favorites:
Wish You Were Beer
Basic Kneads Pizza
Lox Stock & Bagels
Brew Ha Ha
The Brewseum
Open Sesame
Sake2me Sushi Rolls
Bean Me Up
Sherlock's Home
Happy Daze
Vincent Van Doughnut
Over The Tapas
Pastabilities
Turnip The Beet
The Pour House

Some more coffee shop/cafe names from random places across the internet:
Ancient Grounds
Black Eye Coffee
The Grind
Tremors

Some more names from the buy catalog:
Ciao Time
Juspresso
Extra Pep
YouBrew
Fire 'Em Up
Flippin' Fred's Flapjack Shack

And then I thought of "From Toast to Roast" and "You Gots Beans", after the game's Toast to Toaster Oven, and You Gots Feet/Muscle items. But idk about those. I think I might stick with The Grind for my current shop and save Juspresso for a cafe in Belladonna and Brew Ha Ha for a Victorian cafe in north Pleasantview.

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#19 Old 2nd Jul 2020 at 7:10 AM
I like the Sake2Me name for an Japanese restaurant.

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