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What does this say?...input needed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greeneakers04, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. greeneakers04

    greeneakers04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    Green Eakers Lawn and Garden Care

    When you read this, what does it say? Does it say Green "EEKERs"? Or does it say Green "Acres"? Am I making too big a deal out of naming my business? I have been pouring over different names, and I kep coming back to this. My last name IS Eaker, which is pronounced like "Acre". It really is my favorite, but I obviously want to chose something that makes sense. I am babbling now....

    What do you guys think of it? Or do you have any other suggestions?

  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    I would have pronounced Eakers as eeekers, therefore not making any sense.
  3. shawes

    shawes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    It does read like "eekers". Why not Greene akers.
  4. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Posts: 1,063

    when I first read it I read it as "Green Sneakers".

    Which by the way sounds kind of cool and it fits. Everyone in this biz gets green shoes...
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    I read it the same way as Up North did too.
  6. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    EEEEEEKERS... Go with Green Akers like posted above

  7. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Green Sneakers Lawn Care, sounds good to me. Different, that's for sure.
  8. greeneakers04

    greeneakers04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    Green Sneakers, kinda neat. I know we all have a collection of those in our closets...

    Its a definite possibility. Keep 'em coming, thanks.:cool:
  9. SouthernFried

    SouthernFried LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    If your gonna use your name...I would just go with EAKER's LAWN AND GARDEN CARE.

    It's unusual enough to get noticed, and the "green" sorta messes it up because I woulda thought "eeeker's" as well.

    Then again, I woulda thought..."Green eeker's? What a weird name."

    Which, woulda made me remember your name because it sounded wierd to me.

    And anything that makes you remember a name, is a good thing. Some of the most successful ads have been the absolute worst...but, because they were so bad...people remembered it.

    Not saying your's would be bad...just, well...memorable :)
  10. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    I think Green Eakers would work. People are smart enough to get the double-entendre. It's memorable, as Southern Fried points out.

    Look, pet rocks made somebody very rich back in the late Seventies, so let's not get uptight about something that MIGHT seem ridiculous to others. I think Green Eakers would work quite well.

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