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How To Come Up With The Perfect Blog Name!

I’ve started a lot of businesses and websites in my lifetime, and have used my own little system for coming up with the perfect business or blog name in just a few steps. I thought I’d share that process with you, because it has worked for me each and every time.

Deciding on a blog name is probably one of the most important steps to creating a new blog (or business!). You want it to be catchy, easy to remember and spell, and relate to you somehow. I’ve seen tons of websites and blogs with the same name which is never a good thing. When you follow the steps I’m about to show you below, make sure to add your own spin on your final name if you need to separate yourself from other sites using the same title.

Alright, so my process is basically to throw a bunch of words down on a piece of paper and see what sticks. Not just any words though, words that describe you and what your site is about. Try to think of descriptive words that tell a story about what your blog (or brand) contains. Your name is going to be what draws people in and helps them determine the type of site they’re stumbling upon. I’ve come up with an example that you can follow to help you choose your perfect blog name. So grab a piece of paper and enter your own words like the example below:

How to come up with the perfect blog or business name!

If you need a little more help, here is a huge list of descriptive words!

Once you’ve come up with your name, do a quick Google search or a search on GoDaddy.com to see if the name and domain name has already been taken. If it has, try altering it slightly to suit your own brand. Once you’ve settled on a blog or business name, click here to create your blog in just 5 minutes!

I hope that helped you get a start on coming up with a great name! I’d love to know if this method worked for you… It’s been a winner for me every time!


  • Zakkiya Hamza

    Brainstorming with yourself is probably the best way to come up with brilliant ideas. I love this technique. Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚

  • that’s a clever post! good job

  • Really nice post.
    Let’s hope it helps with me coming up with a great name for my blog hah

  • Great tutorial. I think you just inspired me to start a new blog.

  • Very helpful post!

  • Emily

    Awesome, this is exactly what I needed!

  • Marita

    This actually helped me A LOT. So simple and so effective. Thank you so much!

  • E. Puls

    Very helpful. I am just in the process of findind a new blogname

  • Elizabeth

    Thank you for creating this post. It helped a lot.

  • Kenzie Wright

    SO HELPFUL!

  • Thank you! Very helpful!

  • TranslucentBrown

    This was amazingly helpful! I’ve always struggled with trying to figure out a name for my blog! Thanks!!

  • Megan

    Still can’t think of a name… Would any of you be willing to help? I’m going into college next fall and want to blog about my experiences. May-be-helpful-keywords: Harvard, Cambridge, Boston, Class of ’19, etc…. I was thinking something along the lines of “From Coast to Coast” as I’ll be moving from the west coast to the east, but I wanted to throw in something more specific (such as Harvard, or my name – which is Megan/Mae). Sorry, I’m just kind of stuck. If any of you feel like helping, I’d really appreciate it!

    • i really think a blog or business name is a personal thing, so I don’t really offer name suggestions for that reason! I’m sure you can come up with something great that matches your personality and blog theme!

    • Fiwa

      Maybe MaeinHarvard? or HarvardandMae? I like that Mae almost reads as ‘Me’, while still being your name. What do you think? Did you already come up with one?

  • Restless Professional

    So simple! Great advice, thank you.

  • Hayley

    Hi, I actually already have a blog name in mind, however, I’m not sure whether to use it as it includes my surname. If you’re wondering why, it’s because my surname is in a nursery rhyme, and I already use this as my username on several social media accounts. It’s probably not obvious to anyone, so I could just not refer to it, but blogs usually have one of those ‘Why I called my blog…..’ sections, don’t they? Is it best to include one of those? Or is it a good idea to be more first-name-basis on a blog? I’d appreciate any help or opinions!

    • Coco @ Homeschoolapalooza

      If you could tell me what you are thinking about naming your blog it would be easier to help πŸ™‚ <3

  • Great blog! Thanks for the Thesaurus tip!

  • Liz

    Turns out the first three words I wrote for this exercise were exactly what I needed to sum up my plans (and create my title) for this blog: Love, Adventure, Travel. Thanks a lot!

  • Thanks! I can write all day long. But when it comes to creating a screen name, blog name, etc. I just freeze up and I can’t think of anything!! This is actually really helpful. πŸ˜‰

  • Great idea! Another tip would be to add an alliteration to throw in a little twist!

  • i dont know what to name my blog. i just love to collect good and helpful articles that i thought i might be needing in the future. i named it lyfcollection.blogspot.com

  • thank you so much for this!

  • 1emily

    Dana, your amazing and you inspired me to write a blog about web design.
    http://www.textcoded.blogger.c

  • Gadis Ps

    I already have a blog name. After a few months using that name, I think it is difficult enough to remember. My readers are not growing that much. I want to change it with a simpler one, but I’m afraid my old readers get difficulties to find me.

    Can you give me an advice what should I do? Should I keep it or change it?

    • If you’re not happy with it, then change it!
      You can let your readers know in a post that you’re changing it if you like.

  • April Shields

    !!!!! Thanks so much for helping me create the perfect blong name!!!

  • Iryna Ko

    Thanks for the info! Is it a good name for a blog – mylifeincolours.com? Does it scream blog about lifestyle, health, beauty, personal growth? or the first thing that comes into mind is art? lol I spent 3 weeks thinking about name, registered domain and now not sure if I like the name anymore…Idea is to share my tips and knowledge on health, detox program, clean eating, meditation technique, positive thinking etc. Thanks!

  • Thx for making it easy for me. Keep up!

    ksabh1.blogspot.com

  • Well done, great resource for choosing a name!

    This course is another great resource for creating a blog πŸ™‚

    http://course.buildwithoutcode.com

  • Polly Pocket

    This blog is better than those clichΓ© generators. Thanks a bunch!

  • Ghina Rozan

    hello! i just found your blog, and ti’s helpful πŸ™‚
    i have blogging like 3 years, and i didn’t satisfy with my blog name, can you give me a sugesstion? i’m blogging about everything (?) it’s just so hard to stick in one

    topic, so my blog content is a mess πŸ™ but my purpose to make a blog is about lifestyle, and short story. what do you think? should i make each blog for each topic or what? and the name of the blog please. thank you πŸ™‚

  • Susan

    Just stumbled onto your site. It’s very helpful. I have never done a blog, but would like to start one. I just retired, am 2 years out of a 33 year relationship and deal with BPD. So, I want to incorporate all of those things….starting over, moving on, seeking healing. I want to create a blog space of comfort and hope…

  • Anjali Bharadwa

    This helped me solidify my domain name and start me off on my journey. Check mine out at http://www.livelikeanj.com/ready-to-blog/

  • Keppi

    This really helped and I actually came up with a few that now my trouble is which to choose! I guess Blogger will choose for me when they’re all taken up but one or something lol. But thanks, I’ve been looking for FOREVER and I couldn’t get anything that really helped and then I came upon yours and now my troubles are over! Thank you so much!

  • Rolling Names

    Great post. Here are our tips to create a winning name:

    rollingnames.wordpress.com

  • Hi there. Im looking to start up a detox website promoting real natural products with the chance of becoming an agent to sell these products. Any catchy names for the website would be much appreciated.

  • Tiera Patillar

    I was doing the same thing!

  • Ana Cecilia BriceΓ±o

    Wow, this is perfect. I was trying to find a good name for my blog in spanish and I decided to try this method. I must say that it works, it was easy and funny. Thank you so much!

  • Mamacat104

    Helpful post… trying to come up with a good name

  • Amy Gapare

    this really helped!!

  • Prabhat Rajput

    thanks for idea nice article…

  • Brittanie

    i legit cant think of a name. my brain is about to explode!

  • lina jamal

    thank yyyoou so much for this. it helped a lot

  • Danielle Larkins

    Thank you so much for this! It’s my go-to resource while I tackle this name change πŸ™‚

  • Lisa Jordie

    Thank you, Dana! I love this post. You know what is super cute? I was playing with blog names after I originally read this post – (way back, big fan)…and when I started and knew I wanted to incorporate ‘desk’ in my name – and I loved the alliteration of two of the same letters, so I knew I wanted a ‘D’ adjective…I was throwing out different words when my clever boyfriend actually came up with ‘drifting’ and I loved it, and it stuck! He takes half the credit on that one, and the other half totally goes to this post. πŸ™‚
    http://www.thedriftingdesk.com

  • Hanna Bella

    I have such a hard time deciding what to call my blog even when i’ve hone through this steps. I think i need to spend more time thinking about it.

  • Amanda Walter

    Hi! I am just wondering.. is it possible to create just a blog name for now, before actually building a blog. It’s just that I have come up with a blog name I’d love to use, but not so sure if I’m quite ready to actually start blogging! Thanks for your input. πŸ™‚

  • Iryna

    I love this idea. Gotta use it! Because I’m stuck at deciding how to rename my blog.

  • Samuel Dilbeck

    Useful discussion – I was fascinated by the specifics – Does someone know if my business can grab a template AZ SOS Recall Petition document to complete ?

    • Bailey Quigley

      Greetings Samuel . my work colleague located a fillable a form example using this http://goo.gl/F0NKG3

  • Hi Dana,
    I am starting a blog and picking the name has had me stumped. However, this was super helpful and I came up with one very easily – thank you very much!!
    Megan

  • Dushto Chele

    nice…
    Watch this video if u want to take autolike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qitHKqG0H6M

  • Life Strategies

    Very useful. Thank you.

  • Vikas Kashyap

    Tips are really very helpful. I am going to use for my next blog.

  • News Pagebacker

    Hi… Good to see this blog. I like the ideas very much. Creative Writing

  • Elisabeth

    THANK YOU!!!!!!! AWESOME blog post, Super helpful, creative and original! I think I’m finally going to figure out my blog name! <3

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