Come Up With Awesome Blog Name Ideas Using This πŸ’ƒ

Over the last 10 years, I have managed to come up with over 1,000 blog name ideas that I used to start a minimum of 100 blogs.

Yes, you read that right, I have started over 100 blogs during the last 10+ years.  That means that I probably made far more errors when it comes to blogging than you have, lol!

It also means that because I made so many mistakes with blog names I have actually increased my chances of getting closer to success.

Are you stuck with wondering how to come up with a blog name for your next exciting business or blog project?

The one thing I have learned is that you will probably never be 100% happy with the name you finally choose.

You will, however, be sufficiently content that you did your due diligence and that you chose the best possible name at the time.

You can easily spend a lifetime coming up with blog name ideas without starting a blog if that is your long-term business plan.

In this blog post, I will spend time with you outlining the reason why you should choose a good name and where to get the inspiration.

I will also advise on the best tools to help you find great blog name ideas.

Disclosure: Please note that this post may contain affiliate links which means that if you buy one of my recommended products I get paid a commission for sharing the link.  I only recommend products that I have tried myself and have experienced success.

1. Why Bother Choosing A Good Blog Name

Well, the truth is that a blog name is like a label that describes what your blog is about and it also makes it memorable.

If you have any experience doing research online you will come to realise that there are hundreds of thousands of blogs that deliver information.

What makes a handful stand out among the masses are a few things:

  1. The name of the blog
  2. The experience of using their site
  3. The quality of their information
  4. Social proof
  5. Can you trust them?

I know some of this sounds almost hard to relate to but the truth is every day thousands of people go online to solve a problem.

There are also many resources online that can help them solve that problem but at the end of the day, they choose to use 1-2 of those blogs.

Why do you think they did that?  When was the last time you purchased something online?  Do you remember why you chose the site that you did the transaction with?

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2. Popular Blog Name Examples

Let’s spend some time looking at a few popular websites so that you really get a chance to understand the importance of a blog name.

Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce site but before they became popular no one knew about them.

Strip Amazon of their social proof, big reach, vast websites, brand and money and it is simply a name.  When I hear the name I think of a big river in the Amazon forest.

Let’s look at a smaller company that represents a blog.  Airtable is a good example of a smaller site.  When I first heard the name I thought it had something to do with tables (spreadsheets).

Lemons and Basil is another good one as it tells me that it is something to do with food and it is indeed a food blog.

Hairs Out of Place is another one that just sounded fun and I thought it was to do with beauty but it is essentially a lifestyle blog.

Finally, eTramping is another one that to me sounded like travel and I was correct as it is a travel blog.

3. Passion + Purpose = Blog Name

After looking at these few examples it is time for you to remember what is your passion and purpose.

The reason why I spend time focusing on this is that if you are not passionate about your blog niche then you are not going to succeed as a blogger.

As you can imagine I speak from experience.  I am that person who started 100 blogs and failed on many of them so trust me when I tell you to focus on your passion.

What is that one thing that you can talk about even when you are tired?  The one thing that brings a sparkle to your eyes is most likely your passion.

Have you ever tried singing in the rain?  Better yet, what is that one thing that you will do despite the fear that you feel deep down in your mind?

The main reason why I failed at blogging in the past is that I chased after niches that were popular.

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I was told that they “were guaranteed to make money” but I failed because I was miserable writing about topics that I had no interest in at all.

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4. How To Name A Blog

After you have decided on your passion and purpose you need to decide on your offering.  I know that this is going to be difficult because figuring out how to name a blog can be tough.

You may think that you don’t know enough about your niche to be considered an expert.  In fact, you may not yet have a product or service to offer your audience.

You may feel like a complete fraud and you may be terrified of failure.  Well, I’ve been there and done that.  Hey! Maybe I should create a t-shirt on that topic? Haha!

If I create a t-shirt I can quite easily say that I’ve been there, done that and worn the t-shirt.  Thanks so much for the idea, lol!

I am obviously distracted so where were we?  Yes, it is okay to fail after you have tried but if you don’t try that is worse than failure itself.

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Another way to choose a blog address is by using this formula:

[passion + client benefit] = blog name

Your passion plus the benefit or the results that you want for your audience will give you a great blog name.

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5. Blog Name Examples

I sat down on a Friday afternoon and just for fun I decided to come up with 20+ blog name examples that people can use across the food, lifestyle, DIY, fashion and travel niche.

You are probably thinking that maybe I have just got too much time on my hands but the truth is I just wanted to see if I am still good at doing this part of blogging.

Here is that list of creative and catchy blog names so you can see that is not as difficult as it may seem to be.

  1. boxitup.com
  2. unboxmylife.com
  3. hanginginthebalance.com
  4. lituplife.com
  5. nohesitation.com
  6. iamlistening.com
  7. peanutheart.com
  8. irresistiblelife.com
  9. bedsidemanners.com
  10. chasingtrends.com
  11. handmixedlife.com
  12. berrylife.com
  13. tripodeyes.com
  14. sweetstickyrice.com
  15. simpleandpleasurable.com
  16. pigeonflight.com
  17. thehothouse.com
  18. steadyessentials.com
  19. everythinginplace.com
  20. cobwebsandfluff.com
  21. thekettlewhistles.com
  22. awarmcupwithcookies.com
  23. thereisalwayspopcorn.com
  24. sweetwatermelon.com
  25. thehangingonthewall.com
  26. thatsofthum.com
  27. greencupcakes.com

Do you know what is the craziest result of this experiment? At least 19 of these names are still available for sale (as of May 2019) at the normal price of between $8.00 and $12.00 on NameCheap.com.

I thought that at least 50% of them would have been taken but I was so wrong. the even better news is that many of them still have the TLD .com available for sale.

The list contains many food blog name ideas so grab them while you still have a chance.

6. Make a Big List

Grab the thesaurus and spend a week or two coming up with a big list of possible blog names or blog domain name ideas.

The reason why you want to use a thesaurus is that it is possible that your blog name is already taken.

You can come up with one hundred names if that is feasible.  When you find yourself running out of ideas sit down with the big list.

You will notice that there are 1-2 words that are pretty much consistent in a large part of your list.

Take note of these words as they may be one of the final components of your blog name. It is often a good idea to include a verb if possible.

Verbs indicate actions that your audience can expect from you.  In my case, I wanted to include unscramble or unlock as my action word.

Make a shortlist from your big list and let’s spend some time looking at the items needed to ensure success.

Quick Tip – Choosing a blog name using the first 13 letters of the alphabet puts you in a better position compared to the last 13.

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7. Blog Name Ideas Success Factors

Here are some things that you need to be aware of when choosing a blog name.

Blog name length

– the best letter count of your blog name should be less than 15 characters but no more than 20.  The ideal length is 8.

Easy to pronounce

– go through the list of names that you have and pick the names that are very easy to say without great difficulty

Memorable

– reduce the list to the ones that are easy to remember.  There is very little point in choosing a name that people will have difficulty remembering.

For example, both my first and last names are very difficult to remember and spell so there was no way that I was going to name a blog after me.

Easy to spell

– one of the reasons why I decided to go with two common words is because everyone knows how to spell success and unscrambled.  I don’t really need to spell my blog name for them.

Great brand potential

– your blog name should also be easy to create a brand around it.  You need to remember that you will need to develop social media profiles from your blog name.

Look at the shortlist again and be brutally honest with yourself.  Will your brand name work well as a Twitter handle, Facebook page, Pinterest business profile and Instagram name?

After going through the process you may find yourself with a list of 15-20 blog names or less.

Now it is time to use some tools to help you justify your choices on the shortlist.

8. What Are Blog Name Generators

These are sites that allow you the ability to put in a few words with the intent to generate a huge list of blog name ideas.

In case you were thinking of using a blog name generator to help you generate blog name ideas here is something that you should know.

Blog name generators are not aware of your passions and they certainly don’t have an intimate understanding of your audience.

It is better to use this kind of tool to help with the brainstorming part of the process rather than to help you find an authentic blog name.

Take for example the name Google, it may sound like a name that was plucked out the air but I believe that it was a play on the name goggles.

You use goggles to help you find things so the name Google was a perfect play on the word goggles.

Let’s spend some time looking at what’s available on the market at present.

9. List of Blog Name Generators

I suggest that you only use this for inspiration to help you ensure that you have exhausted all of your options.

Nothing is worse than finally choosing a blog domain name only to discover 10 days later that you found one that is better than the one that you finally settled on.

Here is a list:

Wordoid

A nifty little application that lets you find possible blog names that have 10 letters or less.  The only problem is that many of the suggestions sound like words you find in a Scrabble dictionary.

Wordoid - Blog name generator

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Cool Name Ideas

Another great site to try and help you to come up with a unique blog name.  Just enter the words that represent your site plus your niche and away you go.

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Panabee

I have no idea if they used a blog name generator to come up with their name but at least it is memorable.

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Name Station

This one looks like an awesome choice for finding your new blog name or even generating another huge list of blog name ideas.

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Bust A Name

As the name suggests Bust a Name offers you the opportunity to really gather a list of options for your blog name in bulk.  Just enter your important keywords.

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10. Social Media Account Names

After you gathered a lovely list of possible blog names this next step is important.  It is very annoying to finally settle on a name only to realise that the social media profile name is not available

You need to know in advance which social media platforms your audience spend their time on before doing this task.

For example, if your potential clients spend time on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest then ensure that your chosen brand name (blog name) profile is available.

This is the step that I missed so my Twitter name had to be shortened which was disappointing.

Here is the great social profile checker that you can use. It is called Check Usernames.

Check Usernames - Social media profile checker

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11. Blog Exit Strategy

Another super important detail that very few people take time to consider is their blog exit strategy.

In other words, do you plan to sell on the blog after 10, 20 or 30 years or do you want to leave it as an inheritance for your offspring?

The key reason for knowing this is that the name that you eventually choose should be one that reflects your exit strategy.

If your blog name is in your own name like amysmith.com it would be more difficult to sell on that name compared to purpleonion.com

So spend some time considering your blog exit strategy before settling on a blog name.

Conclusion

Now that you are 95% sure of your blog name you may want to buy the domain name of 1-3 of the blog name ideas on your shortlist.

It is very possible that they will be available today and gone tomorrow.  I know the feeling and the stress of picking only one from the list.

This is the reason why I purchased two and let it sit for a few weeks before I actually created the blog.

Just writing this post made me see even more possible blog names.  Maybe I am addicted to buying domain names after all these years.

Wait! Maybe that is my actual passion?  Just kidding, lol! I cannot see myself chasing after blog names all my life, to be honest.

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Over to you, what blog name ideas have you found? What are your struggles in finding the perfect blog name?  Leave your feedback in the comments.

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79 thoughts on “Come Up With Awesome Blog Name Ideas Using This πŸ’ƒ”

  1. Great advice I never do trendy titles. I just go with what comes to my head first. I don’t second guess myself and try to make it be a topic that will make a person want to know more. I’m not always successful but then again it’s for me mostly because I like to write.

  2. Finding the right name for your blog definitely sets your blog up for success. I love how you state that the name of your blog has to be something that you are passionate about. Without passion, why create a blog in the first place? Great topic!

  3. If only I had read his about three months ago! I just started blogging again, and I made the mistake of going with a typo in my blog name, so I changed it after a bit. I hope to have my own domain soon too, and I will keep this in mind when I do.. come to think of it, I have a birthday coming up in a few months, maybe I’ll get a domain then as a birthday present to myself! πŸ™‚

    • Awesome Irina, thanks for sharing your experience. I had a similar experience about 9-10 years ago. I’m so glad you caught the typo early on.

  4. I wish I had known about this information when starting my blog. Lile you I went back and forth on deciding what my name would be! It probably too more time figuring out my name then it did setting up my site

    • Jessica, that is normal. Naming a blog is just as difficult as naming a child so that is understandable.

  5. Great read! I think coming up with a name can be the hardest part of starting a new project like a blog! You want it to feel authentic, but also carry your purpose, mission, and point of view forward clearly. Not to mention finding something that hasn’t already been taken!

  6. You make a lot of really valuable points here. This is a great post! I wish I had of found it when I had just started out. Better late then never!

  7. That does make great sense but when you are new to blogging it is hard to find a name that relates to your niche. Somedays I still think about if my blog name is good for what I write on my blog? I think that is a process and I get in time there and effort.

  8. I remember that it took me days to come up with the perfect name for my blog. And I am happy that after years and years I still like it and I still continue to write about the same topics.

  9. These are some great ideas for a blog name. I came up with mine because some people used to say “You shouldn’t air your laundry in public,” and I was like, “Oh, cool name!”

  10. Great advice as always. I will be sure to share this post with some friends who are considering starting a blog. I am sure they will find it very useful.

  11. This is such a great guide to find the perfect name for our blog. This is going to help many bloggers including me. Thanks for sharing.

  12. These are such a great ideas. Oh I still remember when I open my blog almost 8 years ago. Of course I changed the name of the blog and all the Social Media almost 2 years ago haha.

  13. Wow Loving this quote “Yes, it is okay to fail after you have tried but if you don’t try that is worse than failure itself” You have a powerful advice great post!

  14. I’ve changed my blog site and blog name several times. I’m still new to blogging so I may change it again. I found a niche that isn’t popular but I like it so I’m hoping things will work out.

    • Kay, don’t worry it is normal. People rebrand all the time. I’m so glad that you found a niche that you like.

  15. Great advice! Just timely too because πŸ˜‘ one of my blogs has an awful long, long domain! Yuk! So I’m currently in this exact process too, thanks.

    • Marilyn, that is great news. I really hope you find a domain name that is shorter and that matches you and your audience.

  16. Finding a blog name can be so very difficult and trying. I love all of this advice that you have given on being able to find the perfect one for you.

  17. That was actually my problem when I started blogging, so I ended up using just my name so I would not regret it in the future. I somehow feel like I want to change the name but it’s gonna be a long process again.

  18. I changed my blog name once because the former seems not feasible if I will target the international audience. I agree, the blog name should be easy to pronounce and type online!

  19. This is great advice! My blog name came from my Twitter name, and my Twitter name came about because I wanted a certain handle but it was taken. I had to get creative with the spelling, and then decided to brand myself with that specific spelling. Sometimes I regret it, but it’s me.

  20. This is such a great post! Picking a blog name can definitely be a daunting task, but the tips and sites you gave make it a little easier! I’ll be sure to pass this along. Thanks for sharing!

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