Lack ideas for your blog name? Looking for blog names ideas? If you are planning to start a new blog and you are stuck at finding the right name for your blog, this guide is for you to pick the right name for your blog.
This blog name ideas guide is going to be a basic outline so that you can find the right blog name for all niches, whether you are looking for technology blog name ideas or food blog name ideas.
Blog Name Also Be Your Domain Name
Before we go ahead, note that your blog name idea should also be a domain name that is free to register. Ideally, the domain should not be registered earlier. If the domain has a history, check that it was not misused for some spam or illegal activities. A domain with notorious history will create a hindrance in success of your new blog website.
Having a domain name same as the blog name makes for better branding and easier for your visitors to find you on the Internet. If you have different name and domain name, the user might get confused. A domain name same as the blog name saves this trouble.
No Brand or Trademark in Blog Names
To stay legally safe, it is important that you do not include any brand name or trademark in your domain or blog name. Using a domain name with name of a company, brand or trademark can result in a legal claim. The domain can be taken down or seized by the brand owner or trademark holder.
Easy Spelling & Pronunciation for Blog Names
Whatever domain name you choose for your blog name, it should be easy to pronounce and spell. Avoid difficult words where there is a chance of easily typing the wrong blog name and domain address.
Method 1: How to Generate Blog Name Ideas?
I am going to break this article in sections so as to make the whole process of choosing the blog name and generating new blog names ideas easy.
1. Think Within the Niche of Your Blog
The topic and niche of your blog is critical in picking the right blog name. What is the niche or focus of your new blog?
If you don’t have a niche finalised, I highly recommend you go back to the drawing table and find the focus area for your blog. A general blog that covers all things under the sun is not the best success for recipe.
Take a sheet of paper a write down the main niche at the top in blod, big letters. This is going to be the starting point for us. Now, think about the various keywords in the niche which you want to start the blog. Also, think about the technical words, jargons and keywords that might serve as the base of your blog name. Jot down all the keywords and phrases on the sheet. If you have trouble finding the words, read related materials and blogs.
2. Jot Down Adverbs & Adjectives
With millions of blogs on the Internet, it is rare to find single-word domains for a new blog. You will have to add some verb, adjective or adverb to your keyword to find a domain name that is available. Jot down all the verbs, adverbs and adjectives that would match your niche keywords.
3. Mix & Match the Keywords
Now, mix and match the keywords with adjectives, adverbs or verbs to make an interesting name for your new blog. Jot down all these combinations on paper.
4. Look Up for Domain Name Availability
Now, look for the domain names available. Register the one that is available and which you like the most.
Method 2: Blog Name Ideas from Expired Domains
Another method to find the right name for your blog, actually a domain name for your new blog, is to explore expired domains. Each day thousands and thousands of domains expire. When a domain name is no longer in use or the original registrant fails to renew it, the domain expires. It is removed from the registry and becomes available for registering again.
There are a few websites such as ExpiredDomains.net which provide updated list of domains that expire and become available. Such lists are updated daily. You can search for domains related to your niche. If the domain is available and does not have a bad history, you can pick that domain name for your blog.
Picking your blog name from expired domains can prove beneficial if the domain was used for a Google-safe website without any penalty from search engines, and has past backlinks and social media links. Note that this also comes with the risk of spammed domain names with penalties from Google and other search engines. You can use Archive.org for a quick check about the past website on the domain.
Method 3: Blog Name from Scrambled Words
The domain name might not necessarily need to have the niche or keyword in it. For many niches, you can use totally random combination of letters to create your own catchy name. When you create a random non-dictionary word on your own, you can easily have an interesting brand. As the word is not a dictionary word, it is likely to be free and available for registering your own blog name domain.
You can scramble popular words to create your own word. You can also misspell a word to create your own word. However, there is a risk of the readers/visitors getting confused with the dictionary word. So, make sure that the word that you coin can be pronounced the way it is spelled so as to avoid any mistake. The word should be easy to pronounce and it should be spelled intuitively.