What’s in a name?
Choosing names for your candles can be as daunting as naming your child or even more so.🤷🏽♀️
I am not sure how other candle makers go about doing this & it would be great getting their feedback. So, if you are a fellow chandler please drop me a comment below & let me know the steps you take when choosing names for candles.
Currently, I first choose the collection or theme that my candles will fall under, which then make choosing the candle names much easier.
The scent and the vibe that you are trying to exude will also play another important role in naming your candles.
I don’t know if you have been reading my previous blogs, but I am a bit quirky and silly at times & this side of me if it hasn’t shown itself yet in my chandlery, wait for it, because it will come. (Lol)
I have noticed that a lot of my fellow chandlers use catchphrases, song titles, viral quotes etc as their candle names & there is nothing wrong with that.
You can choose whatever name you wish for your candles just make sure it is not already trademarked by someone else. So, when going through the process of choosing a name, brainstorm, write them down & lastly check the www.ustpo.gov (United States Trade and Patent) website to make sure you can use the name without being sued.
Bath & Body works, one of the leading giants in the candle industry have trademarks on so many of their candle names. I definitely steer clear of any names that are used by Bath and Body works just to make sure that I don’t have to worry about that. Plus I love making up my own candle names, it’s fun.
I am also a part of some awesome candlemakers Facebook groups and whenever I’m in a bind with choosing a name I can always go there to pick their brains.
That’s it for today.
I know I haven’t been posting as often as before, but the holiday season had me so busy, plus I took a little time off during the holidays to spend with the hubs & regroup.
I promise to do better going forward. 🤞🏾🤞🏾
If there are any topics that you’d love for me to discuss, sound off on the comments.👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
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