Keep in mind when you are selecting a name for your Alabama corporation that the name will be unique and will identify you as a separate business entity transacting business in the state. The name you choose for your corporation is required to end with “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Corp” or “Inc.”. When developing a name for a limited liability company Alabama requires that it end with “Limited Liability Company” or “LLC”.
Since the name you pick for your business will be identifying your corporation or LLC as a unique entity within Alabama, the name will not be accepted if it is likely to mislead the general public or if it too closely resembles the name of another corporation or Limited Liability Company formed in Alabama.
Punctuation such as dashes, question marks, exclamation points, periods, commas or hyphens in name selection should not be used. You may want to try to name your corporation or LLC so that it identifies with the goods or services you provide, but this is not required by Alabama state.