Choosing a Corporation Name
The business name you choose for your new Alabama corporation must be readily distinguishable from all other registered and reserved Alabama business entities. It must end with either “Incorporated” or “Corporation” (or an abbreviation thereof)-or, if it is to be a banking corporation, “Bank,” “Banking,” or “Bankers.” The name cannot state or imply that the corporation is organized for some purpose other than the one specified in its articles of incorporation.
You must reserve your new corporation’s name with the state filing office before filing your articles of incorporation. This costs $10 and is good for up to 120 days.