Part of choosing a company name is picking something that your customers will remember, something likely to stand out from the crowd and get you the extra business you deserve. To this end, a great number of people over the years have come up with amusing company names to use when carrying out a company formation. The rules around company names can often be confusing and complex and many names get rejected for one reason or other. Using anything in a company name which might be deemed as offensive is reason enough reject a registration under Companies House rules.
If you are looking to use an amusing or funny name as part of your company name, its best to avoid anything blatantly crude. Clever plays on words and puns work well for some businesses, but remember you want to make a profit, not make people laugh. If you can do both, then that’s a bonus but take it too far and you might actually end up putting people off, as they fail to take your business seriously.
Taking a look at the Companies House database, there’s quite a number of amusing company names that have made their way on the register. You can see the most amusing ones I found with a quick look listed below. Interestingly the Failed Artist LTD and Fail LTD are both still trading, Failing Supply Limited however is a different story. Perhaps picking a more optimistic name might have made a difference? “The Winning Business Limited” have the right idea! Here are some other funny company names on the official register in the UK:
- DINGLEBERRY LIMITED
- ERECTIONS R US LIMITED
- ERECT ME LIMITED
- FANNY TROLLOPES CAFE/BISTRO LIMITED
- FLANGE ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED
- MIKE HUNT LIMITED
- THE KNIFE THAT KILLED ME LIMITED
- BULLSH INDEPENDENT TRADER COMPANY LIMITED
- FAIL LTD
- FAILED COMPANY LTD.
- FAILED ARTIST LIMITED
- FAILING SUPPLY LIMITED
- NATURAL BORN DRILLERS LIMITED
- NATURAL BORN WINNERS LIMITED
- EFFENEL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
- TROTTERS INDEPENDENT TRADERS LIMITED
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