Choosing a name for your company is an exciting part of starting out. But what makes a brilliant company name?
To comply with the Companies House rules and restrictions your company must:
Be fewer than 160 characters including spaces and name endings
End in either Limited or Ltd
Only use permitted characters
Be sufficiently different to other company names and trademarks
Your company name must not:
Already be registered at Companies House. Use their handy company name checker to find out
Contain any restricted, offensive or sensitive words
Contain words that when translated to another language may cause offence
Suggest a connection with the UK government, a devolved administration, a local authority or a specified public authority
Other things to consider:
⃞ Is your preferred domain name available, even if just for company email addresses?
⃞ Does an internet search reveal anything you don’t want to be associated with?
⃞ Are social accounts available for your company name? e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
If you're unsure about whether your company name is suitable, check out the Companies House guidance.