Hello all,

I first should state that I reside in Florida.

I am going into business with a friend of mine and we've encountered an issue that we can't seem to find a resolution to..

We've been thinking of a name for our business when she told me that it's cheaper to use your name for the business instead of a DBA. What I'm wondering is if it's still considered a name if we use our first names together (ex: Alice Lori Cleaning) if my name is Alice and hers is Lori. OR do we need to pick one of us to have our whole name (Alice Doe Cleaning or Lori Johnson Cleaning) ? We'd like to have both our names, so if we want it that way, do we need to have a DBA?

Thanks for any answers, I really appreciate it!