I'm a non-native English speaker recently trying to launch my own company named "Origin Authentic"

And I'm also planning to launch a brand named "Honey Authentic" which is to be a name of a dessert cafe.

Does this "something authentic" series make sense to you? If not, does it make you feel weird when is heard at least?

Thanks in advance for your replies!

  • "something authentic" makes perfect sense. "Noun Authentic" is problematic.
    – pazzo
    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:13

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No, English naturally puts the adjective before the noun. If you want to put the adjective after the noun, you would have to make it sound exotic (e.g. "Honey Authentique"). Although, oddly enough, "Origin Authentic" sounds fine.

  • Oh my, I love the one you've suggested, "Honey Authentique" Thank you for the good advice!
    – Jake Kang
    Apr 17, 2015 at 4:49
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    Not being correct, grammatical English makes very little difference to its suitability as a brand name Apr 17, 2015 at 5:28
  • @JakeKang There are English adjectives that can function postpositively, but it is a very restricted set. Some examples from CGEL (p. 445): Jan 28, 2021 at 3:31
  • the only day suitable, years past, proof positive, matters financial, all things Irish, the people present, the cars involved, the students concerned, the city proper, the heir apparent, the body politic, the president elect, the devil incarnate, the poet laureate, a notary public, the house currently ablaze, all people now alive, the ones asleep. Jan 28, 2021 at 3:31

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