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    Combination of words "BikEat"

    Hi,
    I need honest opinion of native English speaker. I’m planning to start small restaurant with crepes. The whole decor theme is related to bicycles. I was thinking about „BikEat” name, like „Bike” and „Eat”.

    Is it not awkward to mix those two words together like this? Because I know this word doesnt exist. What do you think? What are your associations?

    I will be grateful for all comments and opinions,
    Ewa

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    #2

    Re: Combination of words "BikEat"

    That has no association for me. if you are stuck on including the theme in the name, how about "Crepe-Cycle"? You could have a drawing of a delicious crepe on wheels with handle bars. But I don't think the theme has to be in the name.

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    #3

    Re: Combination of words "BikEat"

    The problem with "BikEat" for me is that once you capitalise the "E" in the middle, the first syllable says "Bik", pronounced "bick". That has no association with bicycles any more. On that basis, I don't think it works.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Combination of words "BikEat"

    We do have crazy cook on bicycle in our designes. But I wanted to have „bike” in name more than „crepes”, actually there could be no „crepes”. Something with bicycle and eating.
    So you are saying that BikEat is completely wrong and inappropriate to use?

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    #5

    Re: Combination of words "BikEat"

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Ewa:

    In my opinion, it's fine to blend two words.

    But I feel that it should be a word that does not confuse people.

    If I saw the name of your restaurant, I would not know how to pronounce its name. Is it "Bike" + "Eat" or "Bik" + "Eat"?

    Some people might say that the food at "BIKEeat" is delicious while others might say that the food at "BIKeat" is delicious.

    If there is confusion about the pronunciation of your restaurant, that could hurt your business.

    People would not have any trouble with, for example, "CycleEats."


    Good luck. I am sure that your restaurant will be a great success! Let us know what name you decide to use.



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    Re: Combination of words "BikEat"

    Ewa, please note that your use of „xxx” is wrong in English.

    You have used quotation marks
    correctly in your title.

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    #7

    Re: Combination of words "BikEat"

    True, I don’t want people to be confused with the name.
    It will be better, if I use double "e", I mean "BikeEat"? And even better with "eats", so I would have "BikeEats" – this could be associated with "eats from bike"?

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    #8

    Re: Combination of words "BikEat"

    Quote Originally Posted by EMWM View Post
    We do have crazy cook on bicycle in our designes. But I wanted to have „bike” in name more than „crepes”, actually there could be no „crepes”. Something with bicycle and eating.
    So you are saying that BikEat is completely wrong and inappropriate to use?
    You are the one who brought up crepes. But, yes, "BikEat" does nothing for me.

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    Re: Combination of words "BikEat"

    Quote Originally Posted by EMWM View Post
    Will it be better if I use double "e", I mean "BikeEat"? And even better with "eats", so I would have "BikeEats"?
    Either one of those is better than anything else you've proposed so far.

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    #10

    Re: Combination of words "BikEat"

    I don't see the association between bicycles and eating. I know it's your decor, but people are going to want to go to your restaurant based on some expectation the name gives.

    BikeEat doesn't tell me what food to expect. Will people ride their bicycles there? Are you serving foods that can be easily eaten while you ride your bike?

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