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What's Your Name?

Business name, that is. It's a tougher question than you think.

This story appears in the June 2002 issue of Teen Startups.

( - Naming your new business is one of the most exciting steps you'll take as a teen entrepreneur. It can also be one of the most challenging steps. Just ask Tim Thorpe.

Thorpe, a 'trep from LaFayette, New York, decided on the name Tim's Pumpkin Patch from the get-go when he started his business at age 16. Using his own name seemed to be the most appropriate way to identify his pumpkin patch. Turns out, someone else named Tim--who also just happened to have a pumpkin patch--had the same idea.

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