When I was born, oh so many years ago, my father wrote out a list of names for me. I still have that list and I am not sure how princess got on there (I am so far from being a princess). He had quite the list of names and out of all of them, I think BillyJo fits just fine.
When my children were born, I named both of them. Their father really did not have a say in it and I knew exactly what their names were going to be when I found out I was pregnant with both of them. Yes, the rumors are true I did name my daughter after a witch, from the popular tv show, Bewitched. Samantha Stevens was great and that was that. My son, well I named him after my father, well as close as I could get. My father was born in the 30s so it was popular to name your children after birth stones and flowers. My father’s name is Garnet, so my son became Garrett. Both children have very strong, and long names (you are welcome), in my opinion. So where is this going, yes right, I am having difficulty naming my third child, aka a distillery.
When I started my web site it made sense to call it One Woman’s Perspective, because that is really what it is, my perspective. When I was writing up the business plan for my class it was easy to go through a list of names for this make-believe concept. But, this is real for me and finding a name that would stand up and be bold against the Stranahans, Woods and Laws (all last names of the original distillers); and let’s not forget all the great names that are about a person’s life like 2 Bar (named after the family ranch), OOLA ,Two Bitch (named after their dogs) or Bear Creek (named after the high school the owners attended). All of these names have some significance in the owners /distiller’s lives.
This has been the toughest task for me to come up with. I was so sure that I knew what I would want to name my next child (the distillery), but it doesn’t seem like it will stand up against some of the great names that are already on the shelf. My place holder in the business plan is being held by Still Werks. The unfortunate thing is that Weld Werks (brewery in Greeley) might send out a cease and desist letter for using Werks in the name and being so close to their establishment. So, what is a good strong name that will stand out on the shelf and make an impact in the craft distilling world? My list a lot like my father’s list for me has possibilities but nothing is starred as “the one”.
What do you foresee as the next craft distilled spirit name that will be on the shelf? You can leave comments below.
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