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How to Choose Your Blog Name

How to Choose Your Blog Name

 

Does choosing your blog name seem like an impossible task?  Sometimes one of the hardest things to do is to come up with a blog name that you love.  Here are 4 tips to help you come up with a great name.

Make A List of Words Associated With Your Blog

One of the best ways to help you decide on a blog name is to make a list of things your blog is about and what your objective is.  Write down any other words that come to mind that are associated with your blog topic.  You may be able to add to this list using a thesaurus.

What Tone Do You Want to Set for Your Blog?

Think about the tone you want to set for your blog and who your audience might be.  What image do you want to develop?   Try to make the name easy to understand and to type.  When you get this written down and in front of you, an obvious name may pop in your head or you may have to study your list for a day or two to come up with a perfect name.

Check Domain Availability

When you get an idea in mind, check for availability of the name on GoDaddy or another domain registrar.  Check availability of social-media handles if you plan to use them.  If the domain you selected is taken, consider moving or deleting letters to make a unique name.

Have Fun With Domain Generators

Can’t come up with a catchy name on your own?  Here are some domain generators that you can use to help you get those creative thoughts going and actually make picking your blog name seem fun!

Wordoid is a fun site to check.  It gives you several options to choose from such as language, length, and quality.  Then you type in your keyword, and Wordoid comes up with tons of variants and lets you know if the domain is available.    You can also leave the keyword option empty, and Wordoid generates fun new “words” that you may want to use.  According to their site –

“Wordoids are made-up words.
They look nice and feel great.
They are good for naming things.”

Panabee lets you search domain names, app names, and company names.  If your original name is taken, they give other suggestions.  You can check for name availability on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter.

Leandomainsearch promises to “Find a great available domain name for your website in seconds”.   Enter a word that you want your domain name to include.  Entering my keyword resulted in  4994 name suggestions!  Click on your favorite and LeanDomainSearch will let you know if the domain and twitter handle are available.  They also give you links to BlueHost, GoDaddy, Network Solutions, and Namecheap so that you can immediately register your name.

Wordlab is a favorite of mine!  They offer a ton of name generators – business names, team names, band names – and the list goes on.  Still can’t decide on anything?  They are “the original crowdsourced naming resource on the Internet”.   Sign up for their free account, and you can post your request for help naming your site.

Need more help?  Hostgator has a great article with even more ideas.

I hope these blog-naming tips help you come up with a unique name for your blog that you will love.