One of the hardest parts of designing for me is coming up with a name for my design. I go through Ravelry and type in name ideas as I have them and often there are ones just like what I thought was a clever name.
For a while, I started with naming things after my blog title with the "Just One More" theme - hat, mitten, cowl, scarf. I started to run out of those.
Sometimes I use places as inspiration - Bay Head Hat (for the town in NJ where we spend our summers) and Beantown Beanie (now that we live in the Boston area).
Sometimes I go for Italian words - harking back to my Italian name, family, and love of the language. I've used "Farfalle Cardigan", Belle Linee, and just introduced Cappucio Cowl.
While naming this cowl I was at a loss. That's when I looked up the word for cowl in Italian - it is "cappucio". So in essence I've named the cowl - "cowl cowl". Made me laugh. Sometimes "cappucio" can mean "hood" - no hood here - just a lovely squishy cowl which is wonderfully warm to wear.
I have another cowl design I just finished - again I begin the process of finding the right name. Hmmm...maybe I should have a naming contest?