Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Bag With No Name.

"150mm Barrel Purse" just doesn't seem to cut it. This purse is a bit too cute..a bit too elegant.. a bit too versatile to be a barrel.

It's girly and fun as a structured handbag.

Versatile and practical with a detachable wrist strap.

It's elegant when it's dressed up for a wedding.
It can be anything from funky make-up purse to bridal accessory.... and it needs a name.

The best I could come up with was "Pop" (Pop Purse... kind-of has a ring to it, don't you think...?).


THE GIVEAWAY
If you can come up with a name that suits, we'll give you a kit. Leave your suggestions in the comment box.

THE RULES ARE:
1. No girl's names, thanks. We don't want any Charlotte or Frida bags here. We're into simple, snappy descriptive (or onomatopoeic) words.... take a peek at the rest of the pattern range and you'll get the idea.


2. Mr Random Number Generator doesn't get a look in here. In the end, it'll be down to what we in the studio think works best.

3. We have to make a decision sometime within the next week, so we'll review and discuss the suggestions as they come in. When one looks like a good fit we'll proclaim it the winner.


Failing that, I'm going to call it the Pop purse.... so please come up with something better.
Edited to add - WOW! Lots of food for thought there... Haven't had time today to really think about any of it, so there's still time to add your two-cent's worth if you have a name you think might fit.
Just thought I'd mention that we already have a Teardrop purse and a Snap purse in the pattern range - so it's best if we avoid those words for this one. Oh - and I should also add that a SINGLE word is best... like Pop?

84 comments:

JodieMo said...

Oh how cute! I really need to try out one of these. How about the Buxom Barrel Bag?

chava said...

Maybe 'Click Clack' bag...

Megs said...

I was thinking something along the lines of "Wristlet Jam Roll"? Good Luck!

researchnurse said...

Hi Nikki, it simply must be The Cameo bag!!! It is such a beautiful sytle. Cheers Fiona

Cullie Chats said...

The bag reminds me of "Sunday". A perfect bag for church, or brunch, or visiting, even the movies.

Kicki G, Sweden said...

How about "Clasp Cutie"?

méri said...

I'll call it "ladybag"!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the purse design and all its varitiations - such a versatile design. The best I can come up with at this time of night is "Jazz" "Bubble" or "Click"
Good luck in finding the perfect name!

Dawn said...

I think it should be called "Tart" as it will go anywhere! hugs Dawn

Kira said...

For a small bag it looks like you an fit plenty of stuff in it so I think you should call it something that indicates that. "Plentiful Purse", "More Than Just Lipstick", "Roomy Reach For". Are those any good :)

Nicki C K said...

I totally LOVE this bag! I would simply call it 'on the go' bag or 'on a roll' bag. hee hee Can't wait to hear what you decide on.

Elaine Richter said...

Hi Nikki-
What a great bag! How about "Clever Chic" or to expand on your"simple" name "Poshly Pop".
Gotta have one!
Elaine

Sharon said...

Such a cute bag ... the kind my mom would recommend ... big enough for just the essentionals (in her day a lipstick, comb, dime for a phone call and a hankie ... today we'd probably replace the dime with the much bigger cell phone, the hankie with tissues but still) ... I love your bagette bag ... and thought that continuing in the pastry vein and the direction you seem to be heading this could be the popover purse ... for when you're just popping in, out or over.

lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

I'm digging "Lunch Date" or "Girls Night" Purse or something along those lines. Totally not the bag you grab for trolling the mall with your kidlets, but perfect for just having your essentials when you're going out!

Kathy Plumley said...

How about "Teardrop Purse" as it reminds me of the shape of those cute little Teardrop Travel Trailers (or caravans, as you say in Australia).
Or Rollette sounds good too (goes with Baguette!)
Whatever you name it, it's adorable! I can't wait to try one!

Skulleigh said...

I'm going to go with Nestle. It looks like you can nestle a lot of stuff down in there, in cushy comfort!

Kristin L said...

It's small and simple -- a wardrobe staple like the classic LBD (Little Black Dress), so I propose you call it the LBB (Little Barrel Bag).

Tam said...

The Cask? It reminds me of the little barrels the st bernard dogs carry! Or the Drum Pruse

Gina said...

Lots of good suggestions already. It's a really great bag Nikki, I'll definitely be making this one for my friends down the track. I was thinking Pipe Clutch/purse, but that sounds a little utilitarian. Perhaps Rondelle if you're after a softer name (like the Bagette).

Liam's Mummy said...

I have a whole bunch of ideas. Not sure if any of them are right, but here goes....

Indie purse as you can only fit your own stuff in there and I've never seen another one like it, so it's a bit Independent.

Urban Chic?

Lolly Pop, because it sort of expands on your idea, but slightly in a different direction.

Rondo, Rollo...

Revelation because wasn't it this one (or the smaller version?) where you came by a whole new way of doing things?

okie2thfairy said...

This bag is so cute. Why don't you sell this in the US? Anyway, I had a couple of thoughts- Chiklet or Sushi roll. I didn't realize it but they are closely related to food- must be hungry.

Jacquie said...

Have just found your site, its wonderful.
Thought "The Swinger purse" might work!
Thanks for all the great ideas.

Kim said...

How about The Two Smokin' Barrels Bag?
OR
Roundabout Bag?
OR
Candy Roll Bag?
OR
Revival Bag?
OR
Tea and Biscuits Bag?

Nikki Cardigan said...

Maybe Swing or Swish...

Nikki Cardigan said...

Just had another idea... how about barrel translated into another language...

barile (Italian)
barril (Spanish)
baril (French)

I'd like to take a moment to thank the online translator for its help!

Amy (badskirt) said...

Not really helping my odds in the giveaway, I have to say that I'm quite found of Pop... barring that.

"Date Bag"

Perfect for a first date and a wedding, and all of the days inbetween. According to a friend, "guys get really turned off by women who drag those really big slouchy bags on a first day. you take them to dinner and they look like they're about to move in... " This barrel bag looks just about right!

ambette said...

I would call it the "Trinket purse". It's small and cute and makes me think of small, cute things like trinkets.

Janice said...

I think it looks like a 'Snap Happy' bag. Just think it suits it.

quinn said...

Bagatelle.

Fer said...

Alotta.... you know, 'alotta' purse. Maybe, sorry it was the first word that popped into my mind!

Natalie said...

This is so cute! I think "snappy" describes it pretty well

Anonymous said...

I love the little bag
would name it Tootsie
we have a candy named tootsie roll
so i think its too cute.
take care good luck
ter usa
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One Little Thread said...

I think you should call it the "Perfect Purse" as it seems to be perfect for so many occasions.
Alison

One Little Thread said...

Or how about the "Ideal Bag" ?
Alison

Donna said...

How about The Silhouette? It emphasizes it's beautiful shape.

Little Munchkins said...

I am really bad at naming things but I will give it a go.

Day2Night/Day-to-Night Bag or
Versatile bag

KathyB said...

Hi Nikki, The purse is a real goer, so I think the Go Girl Purse suits!!
Cheers Kathy

Linda said...

The name Sugar comes to mind or maybe Fondant. It is gorgeous whatever it will be called

RachelMM said...

Clever Clutch!

Yana said...

i actually like the name "barrel" as it describes the shape of the purse. but you could also call it "curvy purse" :)

rachelmp said...

Can I have two goes?

Bonbon - is good, sweet and opens with a pop!

Pippi - open and shuts, and I think pippi purse has snappy appeal

Lots of good names in the comments though!

our shabby cottage said...

Well, I'm going to say "POPPET" because you can "pop it" over your arm, "pop it" over your hand with the little wrist strap and lots of stuff can be "popped in".

Anonymous said...

Classy Clasp?

Click Clack?

Snappy Style (no wait, that sounds like a nappy bag)

Urgh, I suck at thinking of names for things

Anonymous said...

Classy Clasp?

Click Clack?

Snappy Style (no wait, that sounds like a nappy bag)

Urgh, I suck at thinking of names for things...

I suck and am also forgetful, forgot to leave my name.

It's Allison (the Karen one) ;)

Fibrenell said...

I know someone who'd just love this design. How about "the sweetie bag" as I would say if I were back in Scotland, as it definitely reminds me of lollies?
Helen

Jean G said...

How about the glamour purse/puss???
Or elegant barrel purse?

It reminds me of old vintage chic .
Grace Kelly kind of elegance.

kyles72 said...

Bolster!!

Sarah said...

I don't think you can go past the name you have already come up with.

The Big Barrel Pop Purse pretty much describes it - unless of course you are going to design are larger one in which case Medium Barrel Pop Purse would be good. :)

Love the design either way.

Melanie said...

I was going to suggest the Rolo (like the chocolates!) but I see someone has already proposed a similar name. Lots of good options here though, I hope you get the name you're after :)

one little acorn said...

Ok. Here goes. I know you said no girls names, but technically this isn't really a girls name...

The Poppins Purse
(the purse to 'pop' everything in and (like Mary Poppins magical bag) it looks like it would hide all sorts of treasures.
...just an idea!
Hope you are well Nikki. Pretty busy here, I have just written a note to give you a call and organise to drop by and say hi. Had meant to do it ages ago. Take care.
x

Handmade said...

I'm going to endorse Spoonful of Sugar's suggestion - JAZZ

lucyboots australia said...

my suggestions are:
teardrop clutch
or
50's clutch (as it looks like you should wear a nice yet funky frock while using it... and definately sit the whole time with your feet and knees nicely placed together!)

Lizette said...

Hi Nikki,

how about "gum drop purse"

Thanks Lizette

Michelle said...

Ooh - I love the Gum Drop Purse suggestion. I couldn't get Pop out of my head, and ended up with Diva :)

Krista said...

Roly Poly Purse!

Jane said...

What about the Bombe Bag or Bombay Bag?

Beyond Drapery Limited said...

How about Snuggles - a cute one holding the few things we want to hold close

Or Bubbles - The profile looks like a bubble to me

vanessa (tomato jelly) said...

I love this purse I hope it is going to be at the sydney stitches and craft show
can I suggest

"Party Purse"

all the versions look like they are going to a party, wedding, girls night out or a lovely lunch. Even as a make up bag I would use it on my way to a party!!

Sandrine said...

How fun to read at all this ideas!This is a very cute bag...
I would say
"La flute" because in French we have la baguette et la flute which is a smaller baguette version ;)and also it sounds "chic","feminin" and curvy!
Have fun Nikki!;)

Melissa said...

How about Sunday Best? I know its 2 words :( My first thought was Sunday Go to Meeting Purse and that's way too long. I love it whatever you call it.

Melissa

Margaret said...

Hi Nikki,
How about the KISS bag? It has a kiss clasp plus it is just the right size to carry on a date which, hopefully, will end with a goodnight kiss as charming and lovable as this bag!

Margaret at http://factwoman.blogspot.com/

SewitlittlethingS said...

Lady Laura...this bag is funky but proper...just simple and perfect!

boofsmom said...

I read the other posts to make sure no one had posted my idea. There are a couple similar, but I still like mine-what about simply 'Snap'? The Snap Bag. You can make it in a snap, and you just snap it and go!

Anyway-it's a Darling bag! (oh! There's another idea!)
thanks!

Anonymous said...

How about "Tubular"? (posted on behalf of Kathy Plumley who is away from her computer)

sassypriscilla said...

Magnum.

Serena said...

The name that popped into my head was Dublin, but that's not exactly descriptive. The Round Roll? It's lovely, by the way!

Serena said...

Or Rounded Roll.

The word verification is phroo. The Phroo Purse? ;)

Little Munchkins said...

These are more I could think of:

Circle
Drum
Sphere
Glam
or how about Pop? ;p lol

Madelynne said...

I like your name POP. All I can think of is chameleon. Good luck.

It's A Wonderful said...

"Versatility"
I love the bag!

Kathy Plumley said...

Gumdrop
Opal
Gem
Bauble
Dewdrop
Droplet or Droplette
Cupcake
Poppy

Knit - R - Done said...

Piper, but not as a girls' name--as a noun.

Arabella said...

I thought I added a comment yesterday, but I can't see it here, so I'm sorry if this comes through twice...

I was thinking the Versa Purse as the pattern seems so versatile, as is the actual purse itself.

Whatever you name it, it is very cool.

Bronwyn said...

You have mentioned 'Snap' and 'Pop' - do you have a 'Crackle' yet? (childhood memories of a very famous trio)

Carrie Me! said...

How about "Metro"?
It's a super cute bag!

Columbia Lily said...

hmm....Raindrop Wristlet?

Dewdrop Purse, Splashy Purse,

gaah...i kind of suck at this. =)

Annie said...

I liked Poppet - or what about Drum ie Drumroll

millymollymandy loves to quilt said...

Primo purse
as in ..primo = the best...which is what this fabulous little purse is !

or
Primo Pop purse !! LOL !!

Jo said...

I think "Pop Purse" really works-- It has the feeling of teh sound of opening the purse, the idea that you can just "pop" your essentials into it, and the freedom of "popping" down the street for a coffee, or out for some rack slapping. Just call it the "Pop Purse"
Jo

Vicki Large said...

"SASSY" would be nice name.

Anonymous said...

Hiw about "KISS'N'Make-up" purse??

Maria D.

rmeyfe said...

I think it kind of looks like a pear and it is sweet like pears too, so maybe the Pear Bag.

leFiligree said...

Bijoux bag.
Pouf bag.
Pastry bag.

Ingrid said...

i enjoy your display, very effective,vibrant colours your bags may have a barrel shape but its not a barrel bag. your bag say life, its a pleasure, I got to be in this vibrant colour world just take me with you ladies. your bag complement the ladies I have never seen some thing so amazing. I love it. if you are seeking a tag line it got to be with some thing that says take me ladies. Your work speak for its self if i was to see a bag like this in Trinidad the ladies would not hesitate to buy these bags. as for a name to label this bag i will call it My Luv its really cute.