Looking for ways to help create a blog names list? You’ve come to the right place! Coming up with a name for your blog can be a challenge, but there are tons of ways to find inspiration.
When I named my first blog, My World Sights, the name just came to me. I was just sitting at my computer, prompted to come up with a name. My World Sights just came out and felt right! I really have no other explanation than that!
As for this blog, Queen Bee Bloggers, coming up with its name was much more of a challenge. I needed to think about it for a few days, and find different ways of getting inspiration.
I never really considered myself a creative person. Even growing up, I could never come up with things like team names, my name for laser tag, titles of stories, etc. It’s so difficult to find the perfect name!
I’m here to tell you though, that you will find the perfect name for your blog. You just need some inspiration and resources! I will walk you through some of the things I did to figure out my blog name, as well as other ideas you can use!
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How did I choose Queen Bee Bloggers?
I won’t lie- naming this blog was difficult! It did take me a few days to become confident in this name. The funny thing is though, it is one of the first names I thought of!
I wanted the word “blogging” or some form of it in my name, as that sums up what this website is about! I also wanted my blog to have a feminine and powerful feel to it. Blogging is challenging, and I wanted the strength we have to shine through.
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I also wanted a “b” word in there, to roll with the word bloggers. Then I thought, queen bees are super powerful and feminine. I put two and two together, and it was a done deal.
I did play around with different titles for a while but always ended up coming back to Queen Bee Bloggers. When you know, you know!
Who are you?
The first thing you need to ask yourself before you brainstorm a blog names list is, who are you?! Your blog name should represent your website/brand, so your audience knows what to expect just from reading your website name.
Here are some questions to consider. Write your answers down in a notebook so you can keep track of your thoughts:
- What is your blog about?
- What topics will your blog cover?
- Who is your blog for/ what audience are you writing for?
- What do you offer?
- What makes your brand special?
- Why are you creating your blog?
- What are your goals & what do you hope to achieve?
Take some time to reflect on these types of questions. This will help you focus your niche and vision of what your blog is. As you answer these questions, you will begin to notice key words that keep repeating in your answers.
This will help you capture what your blog is, in a few keywords! For example, this blog is clearly about blogging. The word, “blogging” and different variations of it kept coming up as I answered these questions, which suggested to me that it should be used in my blog name!
What does your brand look like?
Another way to help you brainstorm your potential blog names list is to think about what your brand looks like. When you think of your future blog, what do you see?
One way to do this is to think of your blog as a physical store or office space. Imagine yourself opening the door to your shop/office, and answer these questions:
- What does it look like?
- List colors you see.
- What is the furniture like?
- Are there any decorations or paintings?
- Who is there?
- What does your workspace look like?
- Is there music playing?
- What does it smell like?
When you visualize your brand, you will begin to understand it more! This will help you develop a more in-depth understanding of what your blog is, what it represents, and how you want it to feel and look like to others.
What's your tone?
Another important piece of information you will want to know before you think of a blog names list is, what’s your tone? In other words, when users read your blog, how do you want them to feel? How do you want to come across to your audience?
For example, is your blog fun, informal, or goofy? Or is it informational, prestigious, or serious?
In order to determine what your tone will be, consider going back to the previous step. When you walk into your imaginative office or shop, what feel does it give off?
Are people laughing and talking loudly, or are people wearing suits and whispering to one another? Does it feel like a friendly and open space? Or an area where business comes first?
Understanding your tone is important because your blog name will reflect it. For example, if your blog name was Pineapples and Sunshine, but was actually a serious, informative blog- that wouldn’t make much sense to the reader.
Get your mind thinking of words that reflect the tone you are going after, and jot some ideas down!
When naming your blog, it is important to understand why. Why did you start this blog? Why are you doing all this work?
Keep asking yourself, why? Even as you answer that question, ask yourself why again and again. Get deep. Find the real, underlying motive behind why you are doing all of this. You never know what you might uncover!
Maybe there is a story behind how you started, which would make a great name for your blog! This would also make for a great introductory story and a great first blog post!
Tools to Think of your Blog names list
Once you have answered these questions, you will be left with a bunch of scribbled notes on your paper. Now, what do you do with them? Take into consideration using some of the following tools to help you put together a sense of what you have written down!
Use a thesaurus
One way to help you create a blog names list is to use a thesaurus. Take a look at some of the common words that you have written down, and find synonyms for them.
For example, I had the word “blog” come up a lot. But, I could also use the word journal, website, articles, etc. This might help open your mind to new ideas and words you could use for your blog name!
Find related words
Another tool you can use is called relatedwords.org. Here, you can type in a word or phrase, and it will give you a list of tons of related words and phrases!
This is kind of similar to using a thesaurus, but you can look up phrases, which gives you some more ideas. Write down the words/phrases that stick out to you, or maybe you will find your new blog name somewhere in there!
Maybe you are feeling stuck in your quest to brainstorm a blog names list. Sometimes your brain can get stuck on just a few select words or phrases, and it can be difficult to break away from it.
Try using a random word generator! Have it spit out random words at you, and maybe you will find some inspiration! This can open new doors to new ideas for your blog name! Have fun with it, and see what you can come up with.
Another fun idea to brainstorm a blog names list is to use Google Translate. Maybe your common words are too common, and you want to be a bit more unique.
Try putting words related to your blog into a translator, and try out any language! Maybe you will find a word that just sounds right, and fits perfectly!
Other ideas to brainstorm blog names
If you are still stuck, don’t worry! It will come to you! Sometimes taking a break is what you need. Maybe come back to this tomorrow with a fresh and open mind.
Otherwise, try some of these ideas:
Make an acronym
Who says you need to use “real” words for your blog name?
If you have a few words that you want to use in your blog name, why not take the first letters and make an acronym? Your blog name will definitely be unique and will leave readers wondering what it all means.
This can make a great introduction to your blog and a first blog post!
Mash words together
Similar to creating an acronym, why not just smush all the words together? Take 2-3 of the most common themed words in your notes, and see if you can create a new word using all of them.
Again, this will leave readers wondering! Plus, it will be catchy, punny, and interesting!
Look at your competitors names
When you brainstorm blog names, why not take a look at what is already popular? Search your main topics in Google, and see what top websites come up. What are their names like? What trends do you see?
You might be able to get a feel for what types of blog names are popular, and what your audience likes!
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Isabel Talens says
Erica, great blog! Really vomplete and helpful!