Misnomer Name 3

When my sister-in-law moved to Cache Valley from California several years ago, one of the first things she said to me after her arrival was, “Did I really see a store named ‘Hooker Appliance?'”

I had to confirm that she had.

I remember the first time I saw the sign. I thought it was a bit of a head scratcher too.

We all want to wear our family name with pride, but if your last name happens to be Hooker, maybe you shouldn’t name your appliance business after it. Or any business after it. And, probably not use the tag line “Big & Friendly” with it.

Just a big and friendly suggestion.

However, this jewel of the community has actually proved to have great entertainment value for Jason and me as we have made up a game using the unique company name of Hooker. We drive through town and look at signs and attach the name of Hooker to other Cache Valley businesses to see what would happen.

Interested? It’s fun. Try it with us . . .

Hooker Heating & Cooling, Hooker Maintenance, Hooker Antiques, Hooker Appraisals, Hooker Hobby, Hooker Assisted Living, Hooker Fitness, Hooker Detailing, Hooker Repair, Hooker Recycling, Hooker Storage, Hooker Body Shop, Hooker Design, Hooker Accessories, Hooker Wholesale, Hooker Fun Park, Hooker Sports, Hooker Hardware, Hooker Loans, Hooker Extermination, Hooker Lube & Oil

Fun, huh? Hey, don’t judge us. They started it.

We’ve bought many appliances there. They work great.

3 thoughts on “Misnomer Name

  1. Reply Tiffany Harding Jul 16,2011 2:18 am


  2. Reply Sara Hurst Jul 24,2011 8:30 pm

    I hate to admit this but the Hookers are my cousins. Good people, but it made for some fun stuff when I was little!

    • Reply Dwight Hooker Jan 23,2012 1:59 pm

      My name is Dwight Russell Hooker, and in my entire life i have never heard of a cousin Sara Hurst, explain yourself…!

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