I had been married more than once and changed names each time. I
thought that a business name that would last through whatever was to
come would be better than having to live with some name that didn’t
seem to be permanent.
I work gold, silver and have done some blacksmithing too. In the
late 1800s, my family had a business building ships in Marstal
Denmark. In 1990 I registered the name Marstal Smithy. It refers to
metal working but isn’t specific to what kind.
Later as it became useful to have a business name less tied to
metal, I’ve used Marstal Press, Marstal Construction and a couple of
My website is marstal.com, but also a url with my name judyhoch.com.
I went a long ways to have a multipurpose business name and after 23
years still have the same name because I’m still married to the same
wonderful man. Who knew?
Incidently - the town of Marstal in Denmark wasn’t particularly
happy that I had the url Marstal.com.
Judy Hoch, G.G.