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Bad, Funny, & Inappropriate Business Names

Updated on March 6, 2008

Business Names

The name of any business is the one thing that sticks in our minds. I mean, yea the quality of work is also there, but the name, now that's important.

With a bad business name, you risk potential clients and customers, so when choosing a business name there are so many things that you need to consider.

Check out, How to Choose A Business Name, if you're looking for good business names.

Otherwise, if you're just looking to read some funny business names, continue reading because you're sure to find a few bad business names and inappropriate business names.

Funny & Bad Business Names

Bad business names are those that work on word play, puns of the job, current trends, and bad abbreviations (well business name abbreviations can be funny but not the most appropriate).

Although some business names can be funny, that doesn't make them any good.

  • Bologna Boutique
  • Butt's Real Estate
  • Casket Basement
  • Caviar Shack
  • Chainsaw Cottage
  • Cheese Closet
  • Circus Pizza World
  • Clam Fort
  • Couscoustudio
  • Dick Wood Hardware
  • Dirty Joe's Crab Shack
  • Dress Barn (women are already sensitive about their size. Barn- Cow- Fat Pig... Come on...)
  • Futon Crawlspace
  • Hair Foyer
  • Hat Gazebo
  • Girdle Garage
  • Outerwear Outhouse
  • Pizza Privy
  • Salami Salon
  • Sew What
  • Software Shelf
  • Supreme Fish Delight
  • Taco Mezzanine
  • Tofu Loft
  • Tuxedo Hut
  • Yogurt Yurt

Inappropriately Funny Business Names

Inappropriate business names are those that evoke a bad image. Well, not all the time, but when a business name evokes a neutral, or negative connotation, the business name is inappropriate.

In terms of an inappropriate business name, it's not quite like inappropriate words, phrases, and behaviors from normal daily life. These business names are more or less those that are just inappropriate names for a business or that type of business.

  • A Deli Named Desire Restaurant
  • A Pane In The Glass
  • Beauty & The Beach
  • Buy & Large
  • Buy The Pound
  • Clear's Looking At You Inc
  • Copy Cat Reproductions
  • Drain Surgeons
  • Eat My Martini
  • Frisky Business
  • Fuk Hing Int. Development Co, LTD
  • Hell On Reels Productions
  • Get Crabs Here
  • Get Plastered
  • Meat on the Beach
  • Murder Ink
  • Nightie Night
  • PMS General Trading Co.
  • Ride Us- Used Cars
  • Royal Flush Cesspool Sewer & Drain Cleaning
  • Rock Bottom Industries
  • Sexy Sleeps Motel
  • S.T.D Contractors
  • T's Me
  • That's The Spirit Wines & Liquors
  • The Stalk Market
  • Wine Not
  • You Bed Your Life

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      Papa Smurf 5 years ago

      Windfield Meats- You can't beat our meat

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      sethpowers 5 years ago from Virginia

      These are hilarious

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      Beth 5 years ago

      There is a tanning place in Seaside, OR called "Fanny Tanning".

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      haley 5 years ago

      In Aurora Mn

      they have a tobacco shop called

      DICK's HEADShop

      People take pictures under the sign

      they are also on facebook

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      zack 5 years ago

      waste crack plumbers

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      TJ 5 years ago

      There is a place in my hometown D&C barber shop..

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      Josh B 5 years ago

      A plumbling company here in Calgary who's motto was "Professional Shit Disturbers", not sure if they still use it.

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      Damian 5 years ago

      Theres a guy in Chicago who cleans dog kennels, his business name is Kennel Help U.

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      Kat 5 years ago

      Well there's " Daddy's carpet cleaning" here in Austin

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      Elske 5 years ago

      Theres an elevator repair company in NYC who's motto is 'we get it up every time'

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      Koietsu 6 years ago

      Here in Panama City Florida. We have Dirty Dicks Crab House and the T-shirt you can buy says, "I got my crabs from Dirty Dicks". Under it, it says Crab house. Their food is excellent regardless of their "vulgar" name.

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      Jim 6 years ago

      How about:

      Chicken Party

      Hair Date

      Friendly Meats

      Lucky Meats

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      Tudie 6 years ago

      My brother works for an irrigation company and their moto is "Stick It In Your Grass"

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      David L 6 years ago

      There is a chiroprator in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, CA called "The Lucky Chiropractor Clinic"

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      Dale 6 years ago

      How about a trash service.

      ABC Waste Removal Services "let us handle your junk"...lol

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      Jillian 6 years ago

      I saw one in PA next to Amish country, it was a pharmacy called "Happy Harry's Drugs" now the name may not be as bad as the logo which is an old man with a bottle of liquid drugs in one hand and the other with bills falling out of a bottle. And the unfortunate thing is the sign shook side to side lol

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      Clarky 6 years ago

      Saw this one some years back in a rural town in australia, Dwayne Pipe Plumbing. LMAO

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      Robert 6 years ago

      Kyle n me said this was hahahahahaha funny. We like the Ride Us Used Cars one. Keep getting more.

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      Nicole  6 years ago

      little beaver liquor in Yampa, Colorado.

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      Amber & Heather 6 years ago

      Here in Seymour, Indiana we have an OB/GYN practice named Fish & Perry. WHAT THE HELL?! Isn't it bad enough that we have to go there, let alone make us feel bad that some women actually smell that way?

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      Hugh 6 years ago

      How's this one for a bait shop: Master Bait & Tackle.

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      Paul 7 years ago

      there's a scaffolding company in my home town who doesn't have a bad name for the company, but it's motto is something else...."Need a fast erection?"

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      Erin 7 years ago

      I'm in Australia and see a lot of funny business names. In Sydney on oxford st (where there are a lot of gay pride clubs etc) there's a liquor store called Lick Her Shop. There's also a plumber named Waste Deep. I think those pun business names are really good as long as they're not too vulgar. My friend just started a business called Nail It Carpentry, I think that's a great name.

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      Business Info 7 years ago from The Interwebz

      lol @ "Salami Salon"

      wonder what goes on in there..? :)

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      justin 7 years ago

      Have a convenience store called BIGGAS in Bryan, TX

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      Pamela 7 years ago

      There's a fish and chip shop in Brisbane, Australia, called the Codfather!

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      Bill 7 years ago

      one of my absolute favorites has always been experts exchange; however, on the sign all the letters combined look like expertsexchange or expert sexchange.

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      Jon 7 years ago

      Furniture store in Tampa Fl called Badcock... Their tag is Badcock makes it easy...

      Long Hard Wood in Largo Fl...

      Product called Aspercream... Their ad used to say "you bet your sweet ass percream"

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      Jon 7 years ago

      Long Hard Wood Inc... Largo Fl

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      Meg 7 years ago

      Isle liquor

      Like.. I'll lick her

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      Whitney 7 years ago from Georgia

      How is it vulgar? It doesn't sound that bad to me, especially since the touwn is Isle.

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      dogbitzu 7 years ago

      ILSE LIQUOR (it sounds vulgar), located in Isle, Minnesota.

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      RCold 8 years ago

      This Hub is awesome! Great!

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      Matthew  8 years ago

      Curl up and dye hair salon.

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Very funny. There's a PMS Insurance agency in Garden Grove, CA. When we drove past it, my daughter-in-law said, "I didn't know you could get insurance for that."

      I did a hub on Beauty Shop names-- but I think they are required by law to have punny, funny or alliterative ones.

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Those are some funny business names. That reminds me, there's a church called Hookers Church of Christ. Located on hooker st. ;)

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      Dwayne 8 years ago

      In Australia there is a real estate which has an unfortunate name.

      'Dick Payne Real Estate' ---

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      Zack Smith 8 years ago

      In the ohio valley we have the busy beaver ! It speaks for it self.

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These are so funny! Good job.

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      William F Torpey 9 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      Very entertaining and interesting. There used to be a plumbing supply company in Norwalk, Conn., named "The Royal Flush." I don't know whether or not it helps business, but it sure attracts your attention.

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      luvnlyf 9 years ago

      Hilarious--one of my favorites here in Wash state is a Vietnamese noodle restaurant called WHAT THE PHO (Pho-pronouned like "fah"). Love the hub:)

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      John Welford 9 years ago from UK

      Another offering, this time of a name that I DO think is unfortunate, is a local carpet-fitting firm called Easy Lay. I wonder how they are able to recruit receptionists who are happy to answer the phone and say the company's name down the line!

      Sometimes its not what you say, it's the way that you say it. I don't know about Americans, but we Brits often refer to Cafe Nerd, because the O looks so much like a D!

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      Nope. I sure don't. I'm the type of person that needs a lot of sleep, too, and it's near 1 am my time. My alarm goes off at 9 am, but the past few days I've been ignoring it till 10:30. Ha. The dogs usually don't mind, but sometimes they really gotta go, and don't let me sleep.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Good for you. I just don't know how you do it all these hubs, school...I bet you don't sleep enough...Here I go playing Mommy. Again great fun HUB

      Zs

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      Z, I'll get plastered in something but it won't be celebration. ;-) or rather :-( Ha. I didn't fair to well. The teacher offers you to take it twice, and I at least did better the 2nd time.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      How did the test go? Will you get plastered in celebration???Haha zs

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you Zsuzsy. Yes that is the point I'm trying to make. I'm glad that you got it. :-) I think that 'Get Plastered' is the name for a construction type business who does drywall and such.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Whitney! You're right "Get crabs here" is really off the cuff. Still makes me laugh though. Please don't change your hub...It's great the way it is. Your point is that when choosing a busuness name one should not take it lightly...A business name is very important. So "Get Plastered" is not for the neon over the door its to celebrate the grand opening. I love the hub

      regards Zsuzsy

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      crazycat 9 years ago from Philippines

      Some inappropriate but are easy to remember. One thing, my boyfriend even made designs for Shoemake's Cakes. Kinda odd.

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      Indexer and Zsuzsy, I'm not necessarily saying that all of the names are bad.  think I just need to rename my titles. Some of the business names are funny and clever, they're just not all ideal.

      I personally, don't think that Get Crabs Here is an appropriate or good business name. That's just me.

      Bad doesn't have to mean that they're not funny or clever.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I agree with the Indexer. A lot of those names you have as samples are just great. I think the first one on your list is awesome "SEW WHAT" explains all.

      If a business has a tongue in cheek name it is so much easier to remember...I found. As advertising with humor sells more, so does a good funny name.

      Great fun collection of business names. regards Zsuzsy

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      These are hilarious! Very fun!

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      John Welford 9 years ago from UK

      I'm interested in why you should think a certain business name is bad. Surely the measure of a name's worth is whether it attracts business. I have come across some excellent names that simply make you stop and think, such as the hair salon called Hair Today, and the bookshop in London's Turnham Green district called Turnham Pages. Many of the names on your lists are brilliant!

      I have come across several that are unfortunate, because they rely on an inappropriate name or set of initials. Among these are Breakwell Glass and GBH Autos (in the UK, GBH stands for Grevious Bodily Harm!). I am also unsure whether I would visit Mr Cramp the chiropodist or the barber shop run by Scutum and Punchard!

      I chose my own business name to say who I am and what I do, and hopefully to be a name that nobody else had chosen before. I therefore operate under the name Welford Writes, because my name is Welford and I write!

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      Stacie Naczelnik 9 years ago from Seattle

      Those are some bad ones. We have a place in Seattle called Butch's Gun Shop, and it cracks me up.