After driving across about a third of the United States this week, much of it off the Interstates, I noticed that the names of businesses located in small towns seem to have the diversity of Chinese restaurant names. The vast majority seem to follow certain formulas, not typically used for naming businesses in larger metropolitan areas. For instance ...
Initial & Initial, more often than not used for businesses that involve construction or motor vehicles. The letter J is used a disproportionately large amount as the first initial. Examples: J&B Wrecking, J&R Guns, J&D Trucking, J&L Furniture.
Religious names, which are found on more than churches. Examples: Jesus is Lord Towing, Jesus is Coming Soon General Contractor, Christ is Master Disposal.
Someone's Place, often found on restaurants and coffee houses. That "someone" is usually a woman with a "country" sounding name. Examples: Betty's Place Restaurant, Tammy's Place Coffee House, Luann's Place Salon, Patty Ann's Place - Clothing for Big Beautiful Women.
The cute generic name, typically used for antique stores, restaurants, used product stores, and similar businesses. Examples: That Restaurant, Yet Another Diner, This Antique Store, That Consignment Store.
Any other formulas for business names that you've seen, in small towns or otherwise?