Have you ever read the Agatha Christie “Miss Marple” books, or watched the PBS Masterpiece Theater series? In several of the stories, a main clue to the mystery was information Miss Marple obtained at Somerset House in London – from 1873 to sometime in the 1950’s, all birth, marriage, death, and Will records for England and Wales were stored at Somerset House. So when I was considering a business name, it seemed like a perfect fit, because the majority of our clients are executors of estates.
I still like the name, but if I had it to do all over again I’d probably select “Somerset Estate Services”, because unless you’re a Miss Marple fan or a student of English history you’ve probably never heard of Somerset House. And usually the reaction of people hearing the name for the first time is “…oh, so you run a cleaning service.” Uh, no…well not exactly, although when we are done with an estate sale or cleanout, the end result is a clean house!