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We’re Celebrating #WorldSpaceWeek With Names That Are Out Of This World!

Friday, October 6th, 2017

With the word “Planet” in our company name, we could hardly allow ourselves to miss out on the fact that it is World Space Week; a week-long international celebration of space (and the science and technology that supports our understanding and exploration of space).

World Space Week takes place every year between 4th and 10th October; the former being the date on which the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched in 1957 and the latter being the date on which the “Outer Space Treaty” was put into force in 1967.

With this in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some names that have an extra-terrestrial flavour.

PLANETS & THEIR MOONS
All of the planets within our solar system have been named after mythological gods and goddesses (with the exception of Earth); these names were taken from the Roman pantheon of gods, while many of the moons and satellites that orbit these planets have names taken from Greek mythology (usually related to the Roman counterpart used for the name of the planet they orbit).

MERCURY ~ VENUS ~ EARTH ~ MARS ~ JUPITER ~ SATURN ~ URANUS ~ NEPTUNE ~ PLUTO (yes, we know, technically Pluto is a dwarf planet)

  • Mars’ moons are DEIMOS and PHOBOS, named after the children of Ares – the Greek equivalent of Mars.
  • Jupiters’ moons are named after (some of) the lovers and children of Zeus (the Greek equivalent of Jupiter) and include: ADRASTEA, AMALTHEA, CALLISTO, DIA, ELARA, EUROPA, IO, LEDA, METIS, PASIPHAE, and THEBE.
  • Saturns’ moons are named after Titans and Giants from Greek mythology (Cronus, the leader of the Titans, was the Greek equivalent of Saturn), other figures from Greek and Roman mythology, along with giants from the Inuit, Norse, and Gallic mythologies, including: ATLAS, AEGIR, ANTHE, CALYPSO, DAPHNIS, DIONE, FENRIR, JANUS, KARI, MIMAS, PALLENE, PAN, PANDORA, PHOEBE, PROMETHEUS, and RHEA.
  • Uranus’ moons are named after literary characters created by Shakespeare and Alexander Pope (the first moons to be discovered were named after “spirits of the air” – i.e. the fairies TITANIA and OBERON and the sylphs ARIEL and UMBRIEL – because Uranus is the Roman god of the sky), including: BELINDA, BIANCA, CORDELIA, CRESSIDA, CUPID, DESDEMONA, FERDINAND, FRANCISCO, JULIET, MAB, MARGARET, MIRANDA, OPHELIA, PERDITA, PORTIA, and ROSALIND.
  • Neptune’s moons are named for water deities from Greek mythology (as Neptune is the Roman god of the sea), including: GALATEA,
    HALIMEDE, LARISSA, NAIAD, NEREID, NESO, PSAMATHE, SAO, and TRITON (although one is still known as the rather catchy S/2004 N 1!).
  • Plutos’ moons are named after figures from Greek mythology with connections to the Underworld (which was, of course, ruled over by Pluto): CHARON, HYDRA, KERBEROS, NIX, and STYX.

While Earth itself wasn’t named after a god or goddess, there are many “Earth Goddesses” who have been/are worshipped as the personification of the Earth – with GAIA being the Greek name and TERRA being the Roman equivalent.

CONSTELLATIONS & THEIR STARS
Another source of space-inspired names is constellations and some of the stars that feature within these arrangements. In modern astronomy, there are 88 constellations officially recognised by the International Astronomical Union and they include 42 animals, 29 objects, and 17 humans/mythological characters.

ANDROMEDA (the chained princess) AQUILA (the eagle) ARA (the altar)
ARIES (the ram) AURIGA (the charioteer) CARINA (the keel)
CASSIOPEIA (the chained queen) COLUMBA (the dove) CRUX (the southern cross)
CYGNUS (the swan or northern cross) DELPHINUS (the dolphin) DRACO (the dragon)
GEMINI (the twins CASTOR & POLLUX) GRUS (the crane) HERCULES (the hero)
LACERTA (the lizard) LEO (the lion) LUPUS (the wolf) LYNX (the lynx)
LYRA (the lyre) NORMA (the carpenter’s square) ORION (the hunter)
PAVO (the peacock) PERSEUS (the hero) PHOENIX (the mythical bird)
TUCANA (the toucan) VELA (the sails)
VIRGO (variously identified as ASTRAEA, DEMETER, ERIGONE, and SHALA)

Individual stars in these constellations include: ADHARA, ALCYONE, ALTAIR, ALUDRA, ARISTA, BELLATRIX, DENEB, MAIA, MEISSA, NASHIRA, POLARIS, REGULUS, SIRIUS, SUHA, and VEGA.

THE SKY IS FULL OF STARS
Of course, there are plenty of names that take inspiration from things associated with space itself, such as:

ASTRA COSMO ESTELLE EVREN HALLEY HALO LUNA MOON NOVA ROCKET SEREN STAR STELLA STEREN TARA ZEKE


Of course, if you’re eager to spend time watching the night sky at this time of the year, you’ll definitely need to wrap up warm – and our multipurpose Stikins ® name labels are an ideal way to keep track of all those extra winter warmers.

Our name labels measure just 30mm wide by 15mm high, which means they fit neatly onto the wash-care label of all sorts of fabric items – so you can find them easily when you need to read the label but they can also be tucked discretely out of sight when they’re not needed. Each label is white in colour and is either printed with a bold black font OR is available as a blank label for you to personalise as you wish (as part of our Stikins ® Name Label Kit).

Each label is made with our unique Stikins ® adhesive, which has been specially developed and independently tested to make sure that it can survive repeat trips through the washing machine (as well as repeat exposure to the delights of British weather!).

Stikins ® can be ordered online (at stikins.co.uk), by post, or by phone.

Have A Happy #coffeemorning from Stikins ® Name Labels!

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Today is Macmillan’s annual coffee morning, which aims to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by encouraging everyone to get together for a cup of coffee (and hopefully some cake too).

Whether you’ve hired a hall and a band or you’re simply meeting up with a few friends, family, or co-workers to raise some money (and your mugs), we hope you have a good time.


While you might think of name labels as being something that belongs solely to the school yard and classroom, they can also be a small thing that makes a difference when it comes to dealing with medical conditions. Our name labels are used by people, young and old, who need to label their belongings with medical alerts or allergy information to make sure those items are safely and clearly labelled. They’re an easy way to create an extra level of security for people with medical conditions and allergies and can be applied onto all kinds of personal items, including lunch boxes and water bottles, medical supplies (and the various bags and boxes that they need to be stored in), as well as general personal items that may have more emotional value than practical importance.

We have a variety of customers who order name labels for themselves or for a friend or relative staying in a nursing or residential care facility, to provide extra security for their belongings and to help prevent the stress and worry that is caused by personal belongings going missing. Stikins ® name labels can be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items (including towels, bedding, and soft toys) or directly onto personal items, such as books and photo albums, shoes and slippers, or mementoes with significant sentimental value.

Stikins ® are extremely easy to use; they simply peel off their backing sheet and then stick on and stay on – with absolutely no sewing and no ironing required. They’re ideal for keeping track of belongings that are regularly moved around in shared facilities and living spaces, or carted about quickly between different places and appointments.

You can add whatever information you like; we’ve printed labels with names, room numbers, contact information for a relative or friend, medical alerts and allergy information, and “if lost” messages.

Our name labels can be ordered anytime online or by phone during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm); if you need to receive your labels urgently, you can give us a call and request a guaranteed next day delivery service (shipping: £5.75). All orders received by 3pm are made and despatched same day, with orders received after 3pm or over the weekend being made and despatched on the next working day. We despatch orders via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard and both UK delivery and VAT are included in the prices on our website.

Autumn Starts Here & We’ve Got Name Labels For All Your (Winter) Gear!

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Tonight, (at 21:02 to be precise) the Autumn Equinox will take place, traditionally signalling the transition from summer to autumn.

“Equinox” comes from the Latin word “aequinoctium”, which is made up of “aequus” (meaning equal) and “nox” (from “noctis” meaning night) – there are TWO equinoxes each year, which mark the moments at which the sun is directly above the equator making night and day (roughly) equal in length.

The two equinoxes occur each year in March and September and they are known by a variety of names including: the vernal equinox and autumnal equinox (the Latin words for spring and autumn), the March equinox and September equinox (indicating the months during which the equinoxes take place), the northward equinox and southward equinox (indicating the direction of the sun’s movement across the equatorial line – in March this is south to north and in September it is north to south), and the First Point Of Aries and the First Point Of Libra (derived from the constellations that the sun appears to be in front of at the moment of the equinox – confusingly, due to the very gradual change in the orientation of Earth’s axis of rotation (the line from the north pole to the south pole) these constellations are actually currently Pisces and Virgo).

The autumn equinox has traditionally been used as a symbol of the change from summer to autumn (in the northern hemisphere; in the southern hemisphere it marks the passage from winter to spring) and is often used as a traditional time for harvest festivals around the world.

Given that today marks a change in season, we thought we’d take a look at how the four seasons fair amongst our customers as names with a seasonal flavour. AUTUMN is actually the second most popular season amongst Stikins ® customers with SUMMER being the most popular and WINTER taking third place – sadly, none of our customers (so far) have requested name labels printed with SPRING.


With the shift into autumn, children across the country will be settling into the first term of the school year and gathering an ever impressive array of paraphernalia to carry around with them – including winter warmers, once the weather takes a(nother) cooler turn. Our Stikins ® name labels can be used to label all kinds of clothing and personal items, including hats and gloves, coats and scarves, and suitable shoes for the autumn and winter months.

While the back to school rush might well be firmly over, we’ll be continuing our daily production runs so you can rest assured that your order will be made and despatched same day (up to 3pm) or next day. You can also request a special next day delivery service by phone (shipping cost: £5.75) if you need to receive your name labels before an upcoming event, such as a residential trip or holiday.

You can order name labels from Label Planet online (at www.stikins.co.uk) or by phone (visit our Contact Page for more information).

Enigmatic Names To Celebrate The Queen Of Crime

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Today is the anniversary of the birth date of Dame Agatha Christie, who is often described as the “Queen Of Crime” and is currently the best-selling novelist of all time with sales of her novels estimated at around 2 billion worldwide. She wrote 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, along with the world’s longest-running play (the Mousetrap), and 6 romance novels (under the pen name Mary Westmacott). Her work has been translated into over 103 languages and her novel “And Then There Were None” is the world’s best-selling mystery novel AND one of the best-selling books of all time.

To celebrate this particular anniversary, we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the names she used for some of her best known characters:

HERCULE POIROT: the Belgian detective who featured in 33 novels, a play, and more than 50 short stories; his name is the French version of HERCULES (which is derived from the Ancient Greek name Herakles for the hero of Greek Mythology).

Regular characters in the Hercule Poirot set of stories include:

  • ARIADNE OLIVER: a mystery novelist and friend of Hercule Poirot; ARIADNE means most holy and is another name taken from Greek Mythology – Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos and helped Theseus to escape the Minotaur in the labyrinth on the island of Crete.
  • Chief Inspector JAMES “Jimmy” JAPP: a detective with Scotland Yard who assists Hercule Poirot in a number of Christie’s novels (as well as the play “Black Coffee”); the name JAMES derives from JACOB, which features in the Old Testament of the Bible and means holder of the heel or supplanter.
  • Captain ARTHUR HASTINGS: Hercule Poirot’s closest friend features in 8 Poirot stories and is the narrator for many others; his name is possibly derived from the Celtic “artos” (meaning bear) and “viros” (man) or “rigos” (king) – the name is famously associated with the legendary King Arthur.
  • FELICITY LEMON: Hercule Poirot’s secretary (who was also secretary to another Christie detective, Parker Pyne); her name comes from the word “felicity” (meaning happiness), which itself derives from the Latin word “felicitas” (meaning good luck).
  • Colonel JOHNNIE RACE: a good friend of Hercule Poirot, Colonel Race features in four of Christie’s novels; his name is a diminutive of JOHN, which is the English form of IOHANNES (itself the Latin form of the Greek IOANNES, which comes from the Hebrew name YOCHANAN meaning “Yahweh is gracious”).

JANE MARPLE: the amateur consulting detective who featured in 12 novels and 20 short stories; JANE comes from JEHANNE, the French feminine form of IOHANNES.

Regular characters in the Miss Marple set of stories include:

  • RAYMOND WEST: a famous author and Miss Marple’s nephew who appears in several Miss Marple novels; his name comes from the Germanic name RAGINMUND, which is made up of “ragin” (advice) and “mund” (protector).
  • Sir HENRY CLITHERING: a retired Scotland Yard commissioner who supports Miss Marple’s investigative efforts (and is godfather to Dermot Craddock); the name HENRY comes from the Germanic name HEIMRICH, which is made up of “heim” (home) and “ric” (power, ruler).
  • DERMOT CRADDOCK: godson of Sir Henry Clithering and a Detective Inspector with Scotland Yard, this character appears in 3 Miss Marple novels; DERMOT is an Anglicised version of the Irish name DIARMAID, which means without envy.
  • Colonel ARTHUR BANTRY & DOLLY BANTRY: the inhabitants of Gossington Hall in St Mary Mead, ARTHUR and DOLLY Bantry are Miss Marple’s closest friends within the village; DOLLY is a diminutive of DOROTHY, which is an English form of DOROTHEA (a feminine form of the Ancient Greek name DOROTHEOS from “doron” (gift) and “theos” (god)).
  • Reverend LEONARD CLEMENT & GRISELDA CLEMENT: the vicar of St Mary Mead and his wife; LEONARD comes from the Germanic elements “levon” (lion) and “hard” (brave, hardy), while GRISELDA comes from the Germanic elements “gris” (grey) and “hild” (battle).

HARLEY QUIN: a mysterious detective who features in 14 short stories by Christie (and was one of her favourite characters); the name HARLEY comes from a surname based on a place name, which was derived from the Old English “hara” (hare) and “leah” (woodland, clearing).

(James) PARKER PYNE: another detective who appears in 14 short stories; his name comes from the surname (PARKER), which means “keeper of the park”.

THOMAS BERESFORD (Tommy) / PRUDENCE BERESFORD (Tuppence): the married detectives who feature in 4 of Christie’s detective novels and a collection of short stories; the name THOMAS is a Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning “twin”, while PRUDENCE comes from PRUDENTIA, the feminine form of PRUDENTIUS, a Latin name meaning “prudence, good judgement”.

Agatha Christie often created characters who went by (rather British) nicknames; in addition to Tommy & Tuppence, Christie’s stories featured:

Lady Eileen Brent – BUNDLE // Diana Harmon – BUNCH // Dora Bunner – BUNNY
Caroline Lemarch – CARLA // Charles Evans – CHUBBY
Dorothea Preston-Grey & Margaret Ravenscroft – DOLLY & MOLLY
Hermione Lytton Gore – EGG // Fenella Guteman – ELLIE // Genevieve Driver – JENNY
Juliet Bellever – JOLLY // Wilhelmina Lawson – MINNIE // Magdala Buckley – NICK
Pamela Stirling – POPPY // Marguerite Vandermeyer – RITA // Vera Daventry – SOCKS


To avoid having to turn detective yourself to solve the mystery of the missing school uniform / P.E. kit / insert miscellaneous school item here, why not use Stikins ® name labels to get all of your children’s belongings safely and securely labelled so they are easy to identify (and to return to their rightful owner). Stikins ® are extremely quick and easy to apply; these adhesive labels simply peel off their backing sheet and then stick on and stay on. They can be used to label items of clothing and fabric items (where they should be applied onto the wash-care label) along with a wide range of personal items that need to be kept safe (including lunch boxes and water bottles, shoes and bags, books and stationery kits, and mobile devices).

You can order Stikins ® name labels online, by phone, or by post (using the Order Form provided on the back of our Parent Leaflets), so don’t fall prey to the mysterious school uniform thief and make sure all of your children’s belongings make it safely to school and back again, all year long.

Getting Creatively Colourful With Colour-Inspired Names

Friday, September 8th, 2017

While looking for a theme for this week’s blog post, we noticed that today is the birthday of the American singer P!nk, which reminded us of all the wonderfully colourful names we’ve seen that are inspired by different names for different colours.

These are the most popular colour-inspired names used by Stikins ® customers (so far):

RUBY ~ SCARLETT ~ AMBER ~ SIENNA ~ ROSE

~ VIOLET ~ OLIVE ~ HAZEL ~ JADE ~

SAFFRON ~ BRUNO ~ PHOENIX ~ BIANCA/BLANCHE ~ INDIGO

~ SAPPHIRE ~ CORAL ~ SILVER ~ BLUE ~

Warm colours tend to be the most popular options, with all of our top five colour-based names being associated with red and orange tones. While some colour-inspired names are taken straight from different terms for different colours, we also have a number of names that are inspired by colours, including “Bruno” (derived from the Germanic word “brun” meaning brown), “Bianca” and “Blanche” (derived from a French nickname meaning white), and “Phoenix” (the name of the mythical bird is said to have derived from the Greek word “phoinix”, which means “dark red” or “purple-red”).

Other colour-inspired names that we’ve come across include:

Albus / Alba / Arun / Aruna / Azure / Blaine

Blake / Ciarán / Ciara / Cyan / Edom

Electra / Fidda / Fionn / Grey / Gwen / Iole

Iris / Lavender / Lilac / Lloyd / Melanie

Nila / Nilam / Odhrán / Red / Sable / Sini

Sonal / Tawny / Teal / Xanthe


At Label Planet, we supply Stikins ® name labels, which are plain white labels printed with a bold black font to make sure that your information is as clear and easy to read as possible. These multipurpose name labels measure 30mm wide by 15mm high and can be used to label almost any kind of item, including clothing (where they should be applied on the wash-care label), bags and shoes (in shoes they should be applied onto the side wall or beneath the tongue), and all kinds of personal items including lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery kits, mobile devices and tablets, and P.E. kits and sports equipment.

Sadly, our silver name labels are now a discontinued item as we are no longer able to source the material used to make these labels. We have a limited supply of silver labels, which can be ordered by phone – while stocks last!

To order your own name labels today, simply head on over to www.stikins.co.uk.

Pinch Punch, It’s The First Of The Month (So Here’s Some “Monthly” Names)!

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Yes, September is here and the summer is fast falling away into autumn but we’re still busy printing and packing name labels for those emergency back-to-school orders. So don’t worry if you’ve run out of labels or you’ve forgotten to buy any name labels at all in the rush of getting ready for the new school term – all orders we receive by 3pm will be despatched same day, while orders received after 3pm or over the weekend will be despatched on the next working day. If you need your order urgently, simply give us a call and you can upgrade your order to a guaranteed next day delivery option (this service costs £5.75 and our Customer Service Team is available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday).

Seeing as it’s the first day of a brand new month, we thought we’d take a look at a few names that are associated with the months of the year…

  • While “JANUARY” itself is a great name, you could also opt for JANUS (the Roman God of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings) or JUNO (the Roman Goddess of marriage, women, and Rome, as well as queen of the gods).
  • Like January, “APRIL” is a lovely “monthly” name and is, in fact, the most popular month-inspired name amongst Stikins ® customers.
  • MAY” is another popular name, as is MAIA – the Greek Goddess for whom the month of May was named.
  • JUNEtakes second place amongst our customers, while JUNO (the Roman Goddess from January) also has strong associations with the month of June.
  • While we didn’t have any name labels for AUGUSTUS (the Roman emperor for whom the month is named), we did print labels with the name “AUGUST” itself.

Sadly, so far, we haven’t printed any name labels for a February, March, July, September, October, November, OR December – but there’s plenty of time yet!

Visit our website at www.stikins.co.uk to place a last minute back to school order of Stikins ® name labels today!

Last Minute Orders For #backtoschool Name Labels With Stikins ® Name Labels From Label Planet

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Yes, the summer holidays are all but over, which means there’s just enough time for a last-minute-back-to-school order of name labels to safely and securely label all of the uniform, equipment, and other “essentials” that you’ve spent (what feels like) weeks choosing, trying on, arguing about, and (finally) buying.

No one wants to spend time ordering (and applying) name labels BUT they’re a quick and easy way to make sure that your child doesn’t come home mere weeks (or days) into the new school year with a tragic story of how a piece of their brand new school uniform or equipment has mysteriously and inexplicably disappeared.

At Label Planet, we’ve tried to make the process of buying and applying your name labels as simple as possible, so you can receive your labels with plenty of time to spare and get EVERYTHING labelled in minutes – leaving you free to enjoy those precious last days of summer.

You can order online at any time or give us a call during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm); your order will be despatched on the SAME working day (up to 3pm) or NEXT working day, with all orders delivered via Royal Mail’s First Class service as standard (orders to non-UK addresses are sent via Royal Mail’s International Standard service). We also offer the choice of a guaranteed next day delivery service – this service costs £5.75 and can be requested by phone.

Our multipurpose Stikins ® name labels are a brilliant way to label school uniform and equipment; these labels simply stick on and stay on – with absolutely NO sewing and NO ironing required – and one pack of labels can be used to label clothing (where they should be applied onto the wash-care label), bags and shoes (where they should be applied onto the side wall or beneath the tongue), and personal items including lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery kits, and any other essential extras that your children insist on taking to school.

So, whether you’ve already ordered name labels (but they’ve disappeared or run out) or you haven’t made an order yet (because you forgot or you’ve been putting it off for “another day”), head on over to our website now to place an order for some (more) Stikins ® name labels – and then sit back and relax and make the most of what’s left of the summer!

Going Places With Geographically Inspired Names

Friday, August 18th, 2017

You might not know it but it was on this date in 1587 that Virginia Dare was born – becoming the first English child to be born in the “New World” of America. She was named for the territory of Virginia where she was born, which got us thinking about all of the different names we see that are taken from place names around the world.

We’ve printed names inspired by countries and states, counties and capitals, and cities and towns and, following a quick look through the archives, we’ve found that the following have been the most popular place-based names amongst our customers over the last year:

Georgia ~ SebastianLoganFlorenceAustinHarleyLydiaEden
BrandonIonaAshtonIndiaHudsonIsraelRioJordanSydney
DevonChelseaChesterOrlandoBrooklynMilanParisPhoenix
TroyAdelaideCamdenDelphiElwoodIndianaOakleyAlbaAvalon
DakotaHenleyPrestonVirginiaDakotaDenverHarlowAlabama
AlaskaAlbanAlexandriaAtticusBentleyBrittanyCairoCrewe
DallasDudleyOlympiaRosslynSaharaTexasTuscanyYork


With the new school term underway in Scotland and the summer holidays fast drawing to a close across the UK, we’re busy printing and packing name labels all day and every day. We despatch all orders on the same working day (up to 3pm) with all other orders being despatched on the next working day. We supply name labels to delivery addresses across the UK and Ireland (along with some European countries); UK shipping is via Royal Mail’s First Class service (shipping is included in the prices on our website) and shipping to Ireland is via Royal Mail’s International Standard service (shipping is £1.50 per pack).

You can order by phone during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or you can order online at anytime. If you need your name labels more urgently, you can give us a call to upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery service (UK only, shipping cost £5.75).

FAQs – Ordering Stikins ® Name Labels From Label Planet

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Here at Label Planet, we designed our stick on name labels with busy families in mind, which means we’ve tried to make our products AND our services as useful and simple as possible – so you have more time (and money) to get on with the important things in life.

Ordering name labels and labelling school uniform and equipment is never going to be the most fun task that parents have to deal with over the summer holidays BUT name labels are an incredibly simple way to avoid the hassle of a child returning from school missing an all-important item of their school uniform (or one of those essential “extras” that they simply can’t do without). So, to avoid the tears and tantrums (and the subsequent lightening of your purse or wallet) that go hand in hand with lost property, here’s a quickfire FAQ to guide you through the process of ordering Stikins ® name labels from Label Planet.

HOW DO I ORDER NAME LABELS FROM LABEL PLANET?
You can order Stikins ® name labels online, by phone, or by post.

Online
Visit stikins.co.uk and click on the “Buy Stikins ®” button; enter the text you want printed on your name labels and select a pack size (if you are ordering the Stikins ® Name Label Kit, leave the text fields blank). Add your pack of name labels to your basket and then choose whether you want to add another pack (“Enter More Names”) or to checkout. Fill in your delivery details and make payment by debit/credit card or by Paypal.
Double check the confirmation page and/or confirmation email to make sure that all of the details you have provided for your order are correct.

By Phone
Call us on 01270 668076; our Customer Service Team is available Monday to Friday (9am-5pm). Let us know what packs you would like to order (and the text you would like printed on each one), your delivery information, and make payment by debit card or credit card.

By Post
Fill in the order form on the back of our Parent Leaflet; we send out a leaflet with every order and you can download a digital copy from our website – leaflets are also handed out by schools who have joined our Fundraising Scheme. Let us know what packs you would like to order and the text you would like printed on each one, along with your delivery information. Post your order form to us along with a cheque for payment to Wilbraham House, Unit 2 Alvaston Business Park, Middlewich Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6PF.

WHAT TEXT SHOULD I PUT ON MY NAME LABELS?
It’s up to you to decide what you want printing on your name labels but we do have a few tips to help you decide:

  • Most customers request a first name (top line) and a surname (bottom line) OR a full name (top line) and a phone number (bottom line).
  • We recommend that you request no more than two pieces of information – you could choose a piece of contact information, a class/form/year name, a medical/allergy alert (e.g. Nut Allergy), or a friendly message (e.g. “Please Return To” // “This Belongs To”).
  • Our name labels are one size only and the font size will be reduced to allow your text to fit neatly within those dimensions (30mm wide by 15mm high), so you should try to keep things short and sweet. We recommend adding no more than 15-20 characters per line; while you can enter more characters than this, you will find that the font size is significantly smaller.
  • We can only print alphanumerical characters and basic punctuation marks; we cannot print images or emoji.
  • We cannot split packs between different names or text; every label within a particular pack is printed with the same text. You can, however, be a bit creative with the text you request so that you can share the labels (e.g. adding a surname only or including all of the names) OR you can opt for our Stikins ® Name Label Kit, which contains 60 blank labels and a pen so you can personalise each label as you wish.
  • If you want to leave one line blank, please use the space bar on your keyboard to add a single blank space to the text box for that line.

WHAT IS A SCHOOL FUNDRAISING NUMBER?
We run a Fundraising Scheme for schools and PTAs (and other groups), which allows them to raise money by earning commission on sales of name labels. They are assigned a unique fundraising number and any order we receive where that number is quoted will earn commission for the school, which they can then use for any ongoing projects or fundraising targets that they are working towards.

If your school has given you a fundraising number to quote, simply enter the number into the Fundraising Number box at the bottom of the product page (just above the “Add to basket” button), quote the number when you order by phone, or fill in the Fundraising Number box on the order form. If you forget to add your school’s fundraising number you can get in touch with us by phone or email and we can add the number to your order retroactively.

Please note that the Fundraising Number is NOT a discount code; quoting the number means that your order will help to raise money for your child’s school and does not apply a discount to your order when you checkout.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY LABELS TO ARRIVE?
We print name labels every day so any order we receive by 3pm will be printed and despatched same day – orders placed after 3pm, over the weekend, or on a bank holiday will be printed and despatched on the next working day.

All of our UK orders are despatched via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard; around 93% of these items are delivered on the next (working) day, with the rest taking a day or two extra depending on the service level in your area.

I NEED MY LABELS URGENTLY – CAN YOU HELP?
We know that it’s all too easy to forget to order name labels or to find that you’ve not ordered enough to get EVERYTHING labelled, which may mean that you end up needing your labels in a hurry. In addition to despatching orders same or next working day, we also offer a guaranteed next day delivery service; this guarantees that your order will be delivered next day by 1pm and costs £5.75. We must receive your order before 4pm so we have time to make and despatch your name labels same day and so you can only request this service by phone.

I’VE MADE A MISTAKE ON MY ORDER – WHAT SHOULD I DO?
When you complete an order online, you will be directed to a confirmation page showing the details of your order AND you will receive a copy of that page in a confirmation email (along with an email from Sagepay, our payment gateway provider, confirming that your payment has gone through successfully). We STRONGLY recommend that you read through the confirmation page or email to make sure that all of the details in your order are correct because, as we state on our product pages, “WE WILL PRINT EXACTLY WHAT YOU ENTER”.

If you find a mistake, simply get in touch with us as soon as possible to let us know – you can give us a call or simply send us an email with the corrections that you need making and we’ll get your order updated on your behalf.

Remember, our Customer Service Team is always on hand if you need any help or advice when it comes to ordering your own set(s) of Stikins ® name labels; simply give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help.

Lyrical Names That Hit A Musical Note

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Today is the birth date of musician Louis Armstrong, who became one of the most influential people in the genre of jazz music. His career spanned over five decades and he remained popular even as the genre shifted numerous times to encompass all kinds of different musical styles, tones, and characteristics.

He was a pivotal figure in the world of jazz as a trumpet player, a vocalist, and a composer, and his gift for improvisation won him fame and success across America and the rest of the world. Armstrong began as a cornet player, switching to the trumpet in the mid-1920s, and worked as a bandleader, accompanist, soloist, composer, singer, actor, and comedian throughout his career.

So, in honour of Louis Armstrong, we thought we’d take a look through a few of the musical names that our customers have requested.

Allegra
Derived from the Italian musical term “allegro”, which indicates that a particular section of music should be played at a quick and lively tempo (speed).

Aria
An expressive melody, typically a self-contained piece for a single voice (usually a singer performing with or without orchestral accompaniment) that is part of a larger work (generally an opera, although vocal arias also feature in oratorios and cantatas).

Cadence
A sequence of musical elements (notes, chords, or rhythmic patterns etc) that creates a strong sense of resolution, finality, or pause and is used to indicate the momentary or final conclusion of a phrase, section, or piece of music.

Calliope
A musical instrument (also known as a steam organ or steam piano) that makes a sound by sending a gas (originally steam although compressed air became the norm) through large whistles; they were popular forms of entertainment on riverboats and in travelling fairs and circuses.

Calypso
A style of music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago and is often associated with Carnival; it is a type of folk song and usually features witty and satirical lyrics that target topical political and social themes and events (with lyrics often improvised on the spot). It has a syncopated (off beat) rhythm and often makes use of call and response.

Caprice
Another name for “capriccio”, which is a piece of instrumental music that is composed in free form (i.e. doesn’t conform to the rules set out for any particular musical form) and is lively in tempo and style.

Carol
Derived from the Old French word “carole” (which was a medieval circle dance accompanied by singers), the carol began as a dance song and was later used as a processional song for festivals and an accompaniment for religious mystery plays. Over time, the form has gained a strong connection with religious contexts (although carols are not necessarily “religious songs”); carols are joyful and festive songs (or hymns) that are usually centred around a particular subject, season, or celebration (e.g. Christmas, Advent, Easter, harvest etc).

Celeste
Another name for a “celesta”, which is a musical instrument made up of a set of graduated metal plates or bars (usually steel) that are hit by key-operated hammers; it produces a delicate bell-like sound and so was named for the French word “celeste” meaning “heavenly”.

Condoleezza
The name of former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, whose parents created the name based on the Italian musical term “con dolcezza”, which means “with sweetness”.

Harmony
A simultaneous combination of musical notes (to produce a pleasing sound); also the structure of music in terms of the arrangement and progression of chords.

Harper
A musician (particularly a folk musician) who plays a harp.

Jazz
A genre of music that originated in New Orleans around the beginning of the 20th century, which is characterised by strong and intricate rhythms, improvisation, and syncopation (off beat rhythms).

Lyra
Derived from “lyre”, a stringed instrument that was extremely popular in ancient Greece; the constellation “Lyra” is said to represent the lyre of Orpheus (from Greek mythology).

Lyric
A Greek word referring to a song that is suitable to sing with the accompaniment of a lyre (lyric), the words that make up a song (lyrics), having the form and musical quality of a song (lyrical), a form of poetry that expresses personal emotions or feelings (lyric poetry), and the classification used to refer to a singing voice that has a light, clear quality and is melodic in style.

Mele
A Hawaiian word for chants, songs, or poems.

Melody
A sequence of single notes that are arranged into a musically satisfying phrase or whole; also the principal part in a harmonic composition.

Piper
A musician who plays a pipe (any wind instrument that consists of a single tube) or the bagpipes.

Reed
Used in woodwind instruments to produce a sound via vibration; reeds are thin strips of material and may be made from Arundo Donax (“giant cane”), synthetical materials, or metals. Instruments have single reeds (as in the mouthpieces of clarinets and saxophones), double reeds (used in oboes, bassoons, and bagpipes, usually without a mouthpiece, where the two reeds vibrate against one another), or quadruple reeds (with two reeds on top and two on the bottom).

Sonata/Sonatina
A musical composition for an instrumental soloist (with or without a piano accompaniment) that usually includes three or four movements of contrasting forms and keys. A short or simplified sonata is called a “sonatina”.

Symphony
A musical composition for a full orchestra (between 50-120 musicians) made up of several movements, generally four, at least one of which is traditionally a sonata.

Viola
An instrument from the violin family (made up of the violin, viola, cello, and double bass); the viola is slightly larger in size than the violin, has four strings, and is tuned a perfect fifth below the violin, which gives it a lower and deeper sound.


For a harmonious start to the new school year, why not try our Stikins ® name labels – the multipurpose name labels that simply stick on and stay on so you can get your children’s belongings safely and securely labelled while saving yourself a little extra time and money to spend on much more interesting things.

Stikins ® can be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing or directly onto other personal items including shoes and bags, lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery kits, and all those “essential” extras that your children simply refuse to do without.

You can order printed Stikins ® in four pack sizes (containing 30, 60, 90, or 120 name labels) OR you can order our Stikins ® Name Label Kit (containing 60 blank name labels and a pen) so you can personalise each individual label exactly as and when you need another name label.