Nancy’s Journal: The Name Game

Registering a name


Nancy-Meerkats-Full-PoseHey, it’s Nancy here from soon-to-be world famous pop group Nancy and the Meerkats!

Although, we haven’t been called that for long! Me and the meerkats popped along to see our manager Big Joe in an awesome patisserie to try and come up with a name for our new band today.

Seeing as I’m the singer I thought we should be called ‘The Princess Nancy Experience’ but the meerkats and Big Joe said no. Rubbish right?!

One-Direction-1910554I also had another idea to call ourselves ‘One Direction – To the Amazing Nancy’. I thought this was awesome because people might think we’re just as big and super successful as One Direction and that’ll make us even more famous!

Bad news sports fans. Big Joe said you’re not allowed to pretend you are someone else like that – or even that you may be connected with someone else. It’s all to do with intellectual property, you need to come up with a name that no one else is using.

So in the end we went for Nancy and the Meerkats which I love almost as much as ‘The Princess Nancy Experience’.

Nancy-3Before we settled on it we had to do a snoop around on the internet and make sure no one else had already taken that name. Even if they haven’t registered it themselves, it’s worth choosing something totally new.

It was completely new and original so Big Joe registered the name which means we’re all set and no one can steal it! Not even that miserable moggy Kitty Perry!

Listen to this episode of Nancy and the Meerkats below…

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