help me choose a business name

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Bumbo Babies's picture
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help me choose a business name

I've emailed my friends and asked which they prefer and I'm getting votes for each. I still can't decide. I'm ready to buy a domain name for a website and I need to figure it out. Which one do you like the best?

www.krissyalloriphotography.com - is it too long? having my first and last name keeps it personal which is probably good for portrait photography. there's a good chance people will mess up the spelling if you tell them my website because there's so many variations of krissy but most people email links anyway.

-or-

www.alloriphoto.com - its shorter and maybe a little more professional sounding. eliminates any possibility of gender bias if someone stumbles upon my website - they'll see my pictures before they know i'm a woman. also, if this actually takes off and i do something like shoot weddings in the future, if my husband is a second shooter or a videographer than the business name holds for both of us.

what do you think?

AmberBella's picture
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Can I mix it up and say alloriphotography.com

Bumbo Babies's picture
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You sure can. That one crossed my mind too. Hmmmm... what to do? What to do?

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Yep, I like alloriphotography.com. Not too long, can work for you both. sorry so blunt- nak

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I was thinking whole name if you want to market toward children's portraiture but if you want the option to expand and include you husband then I would go to alloriphotography. I think the spelling thing is just as likely to be a problem with just allori as it is with krissy. If I just heard either, I could spell them all kinds of ways.

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"stampasaurus" wrote:

I think the spelling thing is just as likely to be a problem with just allori as it is with krissy. If I just heard either, I could spell them all kinds of ways.

Ditto. Remember too, if you use something other than your own name, you have to fill out more paperwork (dba - doing business as...)

That said, I vote for alloriphotography

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I don't know anything about going into business, but I like Alloriphotography.com

just enough

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"AmberBella" wrote:

Can I mix it up and say alloriphotography.com

My thoughts exactly!