Blog Name: How To Name Your Blog (4+ Ways)

Naming anything is one of the biggest tasks because once you name anything, that becomes the future of that person/thing.  Whenever I have to start a new blog or a website, my first few days go in deciding the name of the blog.

Since, Shout is a brand name for me, I usually add a suffix along with Shout to create a blog name. But, usually for a newbie person, who is starting his first blog, deciding a name comes out to be very tough, as there are many confusions, such as:

  • Should I use my name as my blog name?
  • Should I use common words like Tech, Fashion, movies in my blog name?
  • I’m not sure about the niche of my blog, and will this name look good in long run?

These are just a few of many confusions which we usually have while deciding on the name of the blog. Here I will outline some of the simplest ways which can help you to pick a name for your blog.

Do remember, by the end, every name is good; what really matters is what quality you put in there, and how you brand it.

How To Decide The Best Name For Your Blog

1. Pen and Paper or Google Docs:

Pick a pen and paper, and start writing the names which are coming in your mind. Don’t use your personal name as blog name, until it’s your personal journal blog.

Because, if you use your name as a name of your blog, it loses the chance of creating a niche authority blog, and it becomes more of a personal branding blog.

For example, the other day I along with a teammate was brainstorming a domain name for my new blog which is about WordPress niche, and here are few names that we put down on paper:

  • ShoutWPHelp
  • ShoutWP
  • ShoutWPNinjas
  • ShoutWPHub
  • ShoutWPDaily
  • ShoutWPCode
  • ShoutWPCoder
  • ShoutWPHacker

Now, after writing down these names, we started removing names one by one, and the process was quite easy, after we answered these questions:

  • What is the goal of this blog?
  • What kind of audience I’m targeting?
  • Is the name justifying the kind of content I’m going to put there?
  • Is this name Good for the long run?
  • Is the name unique or my name is close to any existing brand?

It took another 10 minutes to start removing names, and by the end, we come down to the following domains:

  • ShoutWPHub
  • ShoutWPDaily

Now, both the name actually suits the kind of blog we were thinking, as it was supposed to be about WordPress tips, news, and regular stuff. Similarly, this is the first thing you should do when deciding a blog name.

2. Don’t use trademark name:

A major mistake we unknowingly do is by picking up a Trademark name. For example, having a domain name with words like WordPress, Google, AdSense, Apple and so on. Using somebody’s trademark name can create legal issues, and if you wish to read more about it, you should check out this official wiki page on Trademark.

3. Check for Brand name availability on Social-media sites:

Another important thing to keep in mind when deciding for a blog name is; availability of name on Social-media sites. For example, if you have decided a blog name as ShoutWPHub, that name should also be available on at least Twitter and Facebook.

If not, you should go for an alternate name or start with step 1. You can use a username check website like Knowem to search for name availability on various Social networking sites.

4. Keyword Rich or Keyword less:

Another important aspect of selecting a blog name is; should we use Keywords or should we not use keywords. I’m not going in-depth on this here, as I have already explained this in detail over here and here.

Few more tips to keep in mind:

  • Don’t try to choose a long blog name.
  • Make sure the name of the blog is memorable and not hard to type.
  • Ensure that the blog name is easy to pronounce, and should not be confusing.
  • Prefer .com, .io domain name.
  • Don’t use .net, .info or other not so famous TLD’s

Also check: 5 Domain name suggestion tools

Just follow these tips and let me know if this helped you or not. Once you have decided on the name of your new blog, book your domain from NameSilo or other cheap domain registrars.

If you have any additional questions or tips you would like to add, do let me know via comment. If you find this article useful, do consider sharing it on Facebook and Twitter.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

21 thoughts on “Blog Name: How To Name Your Blog (4+ Ways)”

  1. That’s what I was looking for.
    Very well said.

    But Domains on your name make you popular. Don’t you think they are effective as your personal name promotion on the web?

  2. Hello harsh,

    I was also looking for new domain name so i posted for suggestion on facebook and i also got some good suggestion on the same.

  3. Domain name is one of the factor but Quality content will make the domain name so popular even it worst, that I think however, good domain is definitely a good start

  4. Your suggestions are perfect Mr.Harsh.My website which i am running on my own name. Will it be successful? I heard most of them saying we should not use our own name..Why any particular reason for that??

  5. The choice of Blog name is definitely quite important.But finding an appropriate name that is not already taken is the rather difficult part

  6. Hiiiii Harsh,
    i think this is a very important and helpful share for the people who want to start any website. because they get confuse when they search domain name and during searching domain name they feel that all domain name has been taken, looking similar or Bad. in these situation this post will be very helpful for them. thanks again…!!

      1. Hello Harsh,
        Actually i was looking for Magnus.com domain.
        Magnus Means “Great” in Latin. If you split Magnus like “Mag N Us” but that already taken. So i decided to add some other words but no luck.
        So one of my friend suggested me to add other Numeric Keyword. so I checked with my lucky number which is 7.
        And Finally after so much of research work I got my Domain Name i.e “Magnus7.com”

  7. Dear Harsh,
    http://www.ABavionics.com name I want to choose.is it better.
    I am working on airbus aircraft and looking after avionics system.I have passion on my job.daily valuable experience I want to post.
    AB is short term for Airbus aircraft.AB I am choosing to avoid legal issues as per ur suggestion not to opt brand name.avionics is the name of field I am working.
    Kindly advise.

    Thanks

  8. I have a problem when I think of a great name for a blog or a domain name and it’s already taken! Even when I change a few letters around or add anything it is still taken, it can be so frustrating. In the future I will think more about the why I’m creating the blog to see if a name can come from that.

  9. I am having a terrible time picking a new domain name for my next blog project. It’s awful. Seriously. I stay up late at night thinking of names. Even crappy names. Even the crappy one’s are usually taken. What a mess!

  10. Keyword should be included in the name. Search engine like Google, bing and yahoo lookup at the keyword for the ranking in the search engine index.. Some tools like Wordoid, Namestation can help you in choosing blog name.

  11. Hello, Harsh thanks for the article today I checked my blog name on Knowem and I m very happy to know that it not taken by anyone yet. Good Article ! Great Work Like Always 😀

  12. Hi Harsh,

    Quite interesting all your articles and writeup on your way to the top in this game.
    I am a beginner and really like to tap from your wealth of knowledge, don’t have a domain name but have interest in dating, family, relationship, football, law of attraction. need you to help for domain name that can be branded

  13. Shetall S Khanna

    Hi Harsh , gr8 you shared the knowledge, it was welltimed for me to land to this aricle ,as I am beginner and was looking for so many informations .
    I want to name my blag Morningwalktales.com where I will sharing my experiences of pre-post and in morning walk time….something like everyday new stories .Pls advise how is the name .

  14. Hi!
    I got a bit of a problem here and need authority advice.
    I recently got my domain name registered only to find out another online business with the domain name differing only in ‘-ing’. E.g.
    Mine: a-ingwithb.com
    Other: awithb.com
    What do I do from here onwards because I’m an absolute noob!
    Should I mail and info the other folks? Should I change my domain name?

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