Updated January 2019
So, you’ve decided you’re going to start a blog, you’ve chosen your niche, and now it’s time to name your blog. Naming your blog or small business can be a lengthy and time-consuming process, but one you want to get right!
Once you’ve decided on a name and set everything up, it can be expensive to change so make sure you’re 100% happy that it fits before you go any further.
In general, a good name should be:
The name of my blog That Noise Is Mine is a take on a meme I saw on Facebook. But the name didn’t come easy.
I had a 2-hour brainstorming session to come up with the name, and it wasn’t until the last minute that I saw the meme on Facebook and settled on That Noise Is Mine.
A brainstorming session is the best way to come up with potential names. When brainstorming it’s a good idea to:
- Make a list of possible names;
- Leave it for 15-20 minutes;
- Create a new list of those names that you remember without consulting the original list;
- You now have your short list of most memorable names!
- Find out which ones are still available to be registered as a domain and eliminate those that are not available;
- Say the names that are left. Eliminate those that don’t sound right;
- Get feedback on what’s left from family, friends and other businesses or bloggers in your niche.
Once you’ve decided on the name you may also want to consider:
- Does the name suit your niche and target audience?
- Does the name suit the tone of your blog?
- Is the name going to be suitable to build branding around?
- Does the blog name read OK when in URL format?
- Will the name grow with you?
After deciding on a name, you can then move forward with the rest of your blog or online business and register the name as the domain for your website and your business name if necessary.
How did you name your blog? Share your story in the comments below.