Choosing a name – just the right name – is not at all easy. A long account can be spoken or written as a definition, but to name a person, object, or event requires finding the perfectly simple word or two that says it all. The name.
We traveled to California to visit family and helped her get the store ready for its grand opening.
How do people come up with the perfect name for a rose (or store), we wondered? We read that in selecting a name, people often start with emotional and familiar ties, like…
There’s generally a lot of pressure to come up with the perfect name. Be creative, was one site’s advice.
A name might be descriptive…or abstract, and always interesting.
Some say the shorter the name, the better.
The name could be someone you want to honor.
Why were we surprised to discover some sell the honor of selecting a name? Maybe that works better for roses than babies?
One of the roses growing at the San Jose garden is Iceberg, with an aptly named, frigid white flower. Our daughter, Kirsten, also has an iceberg rose in her garden, and we needed advice on pruning it.
As we were ready to end this post, one last web search related to naming brought up the somewhat ominous aspect of branding in the digital age. Making money off the name should be a consideration (was the message). Sigh.
We knew selecting a name was not easy at all. Now it seems even more difficult in this new age.