Coming up with catchy blog names can be a huge pain in the neck. Even after spending hours brainstorming and sifting through ideas, many people find it difficult to find names that perfectly captures the essence of their blog. Even harder still is making sure that your blog name ideas are memorable and effective.
Of course, there are always tips and tricks that you can use to help you narrow down your options. Catchy blog names typically follow a few basic principles. Keeping these principles in mind will help you find that catchy blog name you’ve been looking for.
To help you get acquainted with the process, we’ve split this guide into three major sections. Each section covers some important points when trying to come up with a blog name:
- First, some things to consider. It’s important to make sure you’ve got a grasp of all the elements at play when choosing a blog name
- Second, some practical applications. There are plenty of good examples of blog names that can demonstrate the practical aspects of blog naming.
- Third, further reading and things to look out for. There are always some pitfalls when it comes to trying new things and continuing to train yourself with new information is key
After following this guide, you will have all the tools you need to come up with a truly captivating blog name.
So, how do we come up with blog name ideas?
It can seem easy to just come up with a lot of catchy ideas and try to narrow down the list, but this can become frustrating very quickly. It’s also important to consider things like trends and keywords for your target reader.
A good blog name needs to communicate a lot of information while staying concise and catchy. Let’s go over some quick guidelines that can help you expedite this process:
- What is your blog about? This seems like an obvious question, but some people have trouble keeping their name ideas grounded in their topic of interest. It’s also more complex than people realize. Practical blogs tend to do better with simple names, while more artistic blogs can get away with having more flowery language. You should choose your blog niche, before trying to come up with a blog name.
- Who do you think will be reading your blog? Figuring out your target audience is how you will make tons of decisions with your blog. The types of people who will be reading your blog will determine the types of words, images, and blog names you can use effectively. This principle obviously extends to the name of the blog as well.
- How do you think your blog should be written? Deciding a proper tone of voice and style for your blog will ultimately be the deciding factor in whether or not your blog name fits with your content. It’s great to have a catchy name, but if it ends up being misleading to your readers, you’re going to have a bad time.
Once you’ve got all that figured out, you can use this information to help choose between your blog name options. You will find that eliminating potential choices from your shortlist is much easier when you have an actual set of criteria by which to judge them. Of course, this is a relatively rough outline for the principles behind a catchy blog name.
Choosing blog names: Catchy, Clever, or Creative
To choose the best name for your blog, you will have to do a little bit of research. See what other people are doing with their blogs in the same niche. See if there are any popular books or movies trending with your target audience, and pick out some cool words to use as a name.
Let’s look at some practical examples of what I’m talking about. There are literally millions of blogs on the internet that can give you blog name ideas. For our examples, we’re going to look at some of the top pet blogs on the internet.
- Oh My Dog – As you can see, this is a very simple and mildly witty blog name. The play on words makes it easy to remember, and none of the words are more than three letters long. This name gives an immediate sense of the blog’s tone and topic and is even short enough to be fit on things like t-shirts and coffee mugs when and if it comes to merchandising.
- Pressplay Pets – Alliteration is a great way to make your name stick. It’s also effective for a wide range of tones and topics. It allows you to assume a lighthearted tone while still keeping it catchy and relevant.
- The Conscious Cat – More alliteration. As you can see, this one has an almost more serious feel compared to the first two but manages to stay memorable and on-topic.
Using the principles we learned in section one, it becomes much easier to decide upon an effective blog name. Remember to do your own research and see what others are doing within your specific niche.
Choosing a blog name: things to look out for
If you keep the abovementioned principles in mind, you’ll be a lot closer to picking a name for your blog. That being said, even with a decent name in place, there are a few things you will want to look out for:
- Make sure your chosen name reads well in URL format. When people share links to and from your blog, if they can’t read the URL easily, the name itself becomes less effective and recognizable. Domain name ideas for blogs always need to take this into consideration.
- Careful with varying your content. If the content of your blog jumps around too much, it dampens the effectiveness of a well-chosen name.
- Make sure the name is easy to type or say aloud. Again, this seems a bit obvious, but especially between different dialects (like American English vs. British English), It can be difficult for some of your readers to get the spelling exactly correct. Keeping it neutral can help keep this to a minimum.
Now that you have a blog name, follow our guide to start your blog: How to Start a Blog in 6 Easy Steps!