Milwaukee, Wisconsin: naming agency services for small businesses

Milwaukee naming agency services are provided remotely by Los Angeles-based Names&Naming, a spin-off of Scott Silverman’s branding consultancy, Articulated Brands®. While I certainly don’t mind making the trip to MKE, it’s important to remember that most creative naming assignments can be completed via email and phone. If you’re open to working with someone who isn’t from these parts, I warmly invite you to reach out. I’m also looking to forge dynamic creative collaborations with Milwaukee marketing agencies, graphic designers and website development companies. Hit me up!

Milwaukee naming

Since this website page is about Milwaukee naming, it seems appropriate to talk about the naming of Milwaukee, Wisconsin itself.

Naming Milwaukee didn’t begin with the city’s fathers and mothers asking their branding agency to give them a cool and catchy name. As with most city names, Milwaukee naming has everything to do with the city’s storied past. Like the greater state itself and most communities within it, Milwaukee was inhabited by Native American tribes prior to the 19th century. Many of these tribes spoke in variations of the Algonquian language. Two different words point us to possible name origins. “Millioke” is roughly translated to “the good land.” “Minowakiing” is an Algonquian word that means the same. Though there is some debate about the exact etymological path the name took (and even more debate throughout the city’s history about how the city name should be spelled), one thing upon which most will agree: it’s a city known for its industrial port, its sports teams, its working class pride, its beer and its midwestern friendliness.

Not just Milwaukee name consulting, positioning and branding! Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine and Madison brand naming, too!

When Milwaukee’s businesses need cool and catchy company name ideas, unique product name ideas, positioning and branding consulting, as well as copywriting, design and other creative support, they can count on Names & Naming and my brand consultancy, Articulated Brands®, which operates out of Los Angeles. But businesses in Wisconsin’s other big cities, especially small businesses in Madison, Racine, Kenosha and Green Bay also need help naming and branding. So long as you don’t mind working via telephone and email, I’m happy to serve as your Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine and Madison brand agency, too.