During all of my research into social medias I have come across so many “how to name your business” articles and blog posts. Every single one of these articles stresses how important it is to choose a name that is clever, unique, original, and relevant. As more and more times passes, I fall more and more in love with the name that I eventually chose as my own business name: Family Bugs. Sometimes I elaborate with “Family Bugs Crochet”.
So how and why did I come up with that name? Well, it certainly wasn’t easy, I’ll give you that. I agonized and stressed, and brainstormed, and sought feedback. And finally, obviously, I settled on “Family Bugs” and just ran with it!
Bugs fascinate me. I know it sounds super weird, and grosses some people out, but I have always been interested in the exoskeletal creatures. As a child, I would collect those little pill-bug rollie pollies and force them into hibernation by stashing them in the freezer (my mother was so charmed, bless her heart!). I was that weirdo girl at summer camp who was called on to extract unwanted pests in the cabins. My very first blog was on a site called pleonast, and was named “smallgreenbug”, my xbox gamertag is also smallgreenbug. So, the “bug” portion of the name just made sense.
As I have grown as a person, and have gotten married, my little family has become the main source of my inspiration and support. I started my crochet business just weeks before my youngest was born, so children and family were pretty dominate in my thoughts at the time…and really ever since.
I even took the time to “name” my family members cute little bug names, and one of the first things I ever crocheted were corresponding amigurumi (in hopes of using them as a logo, which never turned out how I wanted). I have also created the patterns for the corresponding hats <~~ So, there was me: the beautiful butterfly. My husband: Lovely Beetle. My son: Little grasshopper. My oldest daughter: Prissy Ladybug. And my youngest daughter: Busy Bumblebee. The interesting part, is that as the children have grown and developed, they seem to fit the “personalities” of these bugs. I am often amused at this.
So there you have it, the reason behind the name of “Family Bugs Crochet”!!