Choosing a Corporation Name
The name of the New Hampshire corporation you’re starting up is very important-it’s one of your business organization’s first official acts, and it’s how people first meet your company.
Your company’s name must be distinguishable from any other registered or reserved New Hampshire business entity. Its name must be such that it cannot easily be confused with not only other business entities, but also government entities and political parties.
Your corporation’s name also is not allowed to include language that states or gives the impression that the corporation is organized for any purpose other than one permitted by state law and its articles of incorporation.
The corporation’s name must contain one or more of the following words, an abbreviation thereof, or words of similar meaning in another language: “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” or “Limited.”
It also may not include words or phrases (or their abbreviations or derivations) that are prohibited or restricted by the state. Your corporation may, however, use an alternate name for a limited period of time, subject to certain state requirements.
You can reserve an available corporate name for 120 days for $15.