The best business names

Designed to make you laugh - or groan

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The Firth of Froth

There's something about the British - we love a good pun, even when it comes to choosing a name for a business.

It sometimes seems as if every hairdresser in the country has a play on words in its name, from Head Masters to Curl Up And Dye.

But they're by no means the only businesses to jump on this trend. The Punny Business Twitter account keeps tabs of some of the weirder and most wonderful examples. Recent posts include coffee shops the Firth of Froth (in Scotland, naturally) and the Legal Grounds Cafe near the law courts in Sydney.

Here are our seven top picks - do you have any others to add? Share them on our Facebook page

Barnie's Rubble

Barnie's Rubble

Offering everything from screws to fence panels, Barnie's Rubble is a family-run DIY shop in Bolton that now also sells online. It also sells aggregates and paving - including flint and stones, perhaps?

Florist Gump

Florist Gump

Florists all round the world have been struck with the same bright idea on this one - there are Florist Gumps in Australia, Glasgow and Norfolk. One adds the phrase "because life really is like a box of chocolates"; another, "We know what love is".

Franking Sense

Franking Sense

The sweet smell of success hangs over this Lancashire business, which handles document processing and posting nationwide. "Our history is well documented," it says.

Planet of the Crepes

Planet of the Crepes

This Tucson, Arizona mobile eatery was voted Best Food Truck 2014 - but was it its food that won it the accolade, or the name?

Bap Man

Bap man

Dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner - this York restaurant doesn't just sell baps, but Sausage Man wouldn't have nearly the same ring to it.

Wood Nail and I

Wood Nail and I

Based in Brighton, this bespoke carpentry business makes beautiful kitchens, bathrooms and windows - very different from the ramshackle cottage in the movie!

Lino Richie

Lino Richie

While Lionel Richie sang "Dancing on the Ceiling", his near-namesake in Dublin concentrates on laying floors. Hello, is it us you're looking for?

Hat tip to The Mirror for inspiring this article

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